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Old 01-27-2013, 05:23 AM   #21
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I'm with you, I'll try anything once... I'm just not rushing out to the store to buy it to try it..

Black Crown is one of the Project 12 beers, right? Have you tried the sampler? They're pretty good. They have a vanilla oaked on in there that's pretty tasty. Actually all three of the winners were worth trying. It's actually nice to see AHB doing something geared more to us craft beer drinkers.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:27 AM   #22
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I don't see the problem with MBC trying to squeeze in on the craft market, and anyone who would not give them the benefit of the doubt is as ignorant as someone who'd only drink BMC.

"No thanks, I don't like dark beers." - How often have you heard that from someone who simply refuses to even taste something different?

And now you're doing the same - MBC is trying to offer something different from that bland thing they call beer, and you dismiss it without even trying FOR FREE?!

What did you have to lose, except that stuck up pride?

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Old 01-27-2013, 05:36 AM   #23
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I wouldn't bother tasting any AB crap. I don't know anyone that drinks it either. There is a huge grocery store right across the street from my house and lucky for me I think they only carry craft beer. I don't remember the last time I saw BMC beer.

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Old 01-27-2013, 05:46 AM   #24
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alright, maybe I didn't mention this in the beginning b/c i was ranting, but for me there's an actual point to buying from craft brewers rather than BMC. ....and this is earnest, I really really support American small(esque) businesses. NONE of BMC is American owned, but 99% of craft brews that I buy are. I like supporting the small guy, i want our economy to grow, that matters to me. So it may seem like i'm being a d!ck to BMC, but i don't care about Canada or Belgium's profit, and certainly not for a substandard product.

And furthermore, many states are different, but in Maryland, the ONLY place i can buy beer is in a liquor store. I dont have the luxury of having 70+ craft brews at my local drug store or grocery store, instead I there's no alcohol aside from listerine and rubbing alcohol. So you'll have to pardon me if i cannot just stumble to any random store to pick up booze, its one of the things that really sux about this state, but i'll deal with it, whatever.

The point I'm trying to make is that BMC is silently staging a war on craft breweries. maybe it will amount to nothing, but all im saying is that there's a reason that the rich kid always seems to be alright in the end.

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Old 01-27-2013, 05:55 AM   #25
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Sounds like your issue is with your state and their poor alcohol laws.

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Old 01-27-2013, 05:59 AM   #26
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What did you have to lose, except that stuck up pride?
I have no "stuck up pride". its about quality craftsmanship and brewers that care about their consumers. Do you like buying from a corporation who does 't give a damn about you or would you rather buy from people who are just like you, who make beer because they love it. Maybe you don't care, but i do, thats all i'm saying.

Read it yourself if you want to:

http://beerpulse.com/2012/11/lagunit...ev-on-twitter/
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:01 AM   #27
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I get tired and I mean really tired of defending the BMC folks and honestly these threads show up fairly often.

I like Bud Light and often drink it. That is my choice and I am not going to change it. Other folks do not like BMC and that is fine as well. But for petes sake folks stop bashing the beer because YOU do not like it. I do not like IPAs at all and you will not hear me bashing it.

Now go and have a beer be it a BMC or a craft beer and while drinking it remember IT IS JUST BEER.

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Sounds like your issue is with your state and their poor alcohol laws.
+1 Seems because of those crappy liquor laws you have a skewed view of the industry as a whole.
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Black Crown is one of the Project 12 beers, right? Have you tried the sampler? They're pretty good. They have a vanilla oaked on in there that's pretty tasty. Actually all three of the winners were worth trying. It's actually nice to see AHB doing something geared more to us craft beer drinkers.
Have not had the chance to try em yet... I am always up for something new though.



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Drinking free beer from ahb would be cutting into their profits as they are giving away that sample with no hopes of winning you as a customer so I would see it as sticking it to them and drink their free beer
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I think the Black Crown is the amber lager from the Project 12 pack.... it is pretty good. I hate Budwieser, just never have liked it. But all 3 in the variety pack were drinkable. Not exceptional, for my tastes, but good. I think they really did put in some effort into them. And the Black Crown is sold as Budweiser Black Crown, so there is no attempt to hide it or pretend it is a craft beer. That does happen, I've bought a couple beers at the store that I then looked up online and found they were really a Pabst product.

and the whole argument of people only drinking BMC because of marketing, or because they haven't ever tried anything else. I work with a guy who has tried just about every beer sold in town, but his favorites are Bud, Bud Light and Busch. He honestly likes the flavor of those beers. Another friend, I've gotten him to try tons of beer Everything from stout to belgians to ipa. He likes Coors Light, because in his words "it has the least flavor". He doesn't want a lot of flavor in a beer. every time he tries one I give him, he hates it. just because you don't like BMC doesn't mean other people don't really like it.

maybe instead of bashing BMC all the time, appreciate the fact they bothered to come out with a beer that has a little flavor and might be enjoyable to more craft drinkers.

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