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Old 07-17-2008, 02:46 AM   #1
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"This is the famous Budweiser Beer. We know of no brand produced by any other brewer which costs so much to brew and age. Our exclusive beachwood aging produces a taste, a smoothness, and a drinkability you will find in no other beer at any price."

I've read this on the label of the odd American Bud I've drank, and I can't believe how obviously misleading it is. We're supposed to believe that a macro like Bud costs more to make than an imperial stout, barley wine, or really, any quality, full-flavoured beer?

So either Bud is lying through their teeth, or they are blissfully ignorant and unaware of the realities of brewing. Or (and this is probably how they justify the claim), they are referring to the collective cost of brewing ALL Bud, not just each bottle. Since Bud is by far the most-produced beer in the world, its easy to use a healthy dose of rhetoric to vindicate their claim.

This runs through my head every time I drink a Bud (not very often, but enough).

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Old 07-17-2008, 02:57 AM   #2
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You are obviously unaware of the agreement with Satan.

The euro has really bumped the price of a soul these days.

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Old 07-17-2008, 03:02 AM   #3
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Most expensive to brew and age since they brew it at 6,7,8, or whatever % and the water it down on the way to the bottle.

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Old 07-17-2008, 03:59 AM   #4
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I guess its expensive to keep stables and stables full of elephants, getting them drunk on vodka, and bottling their urine.

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Old 07-17-2008, 04:11 AM   #5
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I guess its expensive to keep stables and stables full of elephants, getting them drunk on vodka, and bottling their urine.
hahahaha...its not that bad. Its more like monkey urine
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Old 07-17-2008, 04:13 AM   #6
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Yes! More Bud Bashing!

I was really sick of people saying how they are above beer snobbery.( there was a thread, I am not making this up)

They (budweiser) are retarded, lets hope the belgian....ish... can do better.

I secretly hope that some rich Belgian guy was so sick of Budweiser's ridiculous claims, that he bought it, just to run it into the frigging ground.

*I know real people may lose jobs over it, but if you can't begin to laugh at some point you are lost*

While bud did suck, bud ice was truely a work of art..............

(is bud ice some bastardized version of a munich helles?)

The fact that they would make an "ice" beer, to be consumed so cold as to paralize taste buds entirely, and then claim that dark beer hides flaws, is the worst flip-flop ever.

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Old 07-17-2008, 04:22 AM   #7
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Bud really isn't the worst beer in the world, but they make a great target since they're the largest, and the whole macro approach to brewing is the real 'cause of bad beer, Bud or not. Macro-ing is focused more on profit than beer, and so it is in their interest to lower people's expectations of beer and then give them a cheaper-to-produce product. That's why nowadays everyone is under the impression that beer should be served ice cold, and that its fancy to get a frosted glass in a restaurant/bar. Numb the taste buds, 'cause there's lots we need to hide!

I refuse to even refer to Bud as "Budweiser" due to the whole Budvar/Czechvar issue.

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Old 07-17-2008, 04:34 AM   #8
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It's most certainly a case of making statistics work in the company's favor. Per beer, Budweiser cannot possibly cost more than any number of microbrews. However, AB probably DOES spend more money than any other brewery, so Budweiser DOES cost more dollars to produce (i.e., AB's gross expenditures on the Bud brand are greater than any other brewery's gross spending on a single label).

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Funny thing is Budweiser came from Budweis, Czech Republic..traveled to America...goes back to Belgium...

Yep, it's official...Budweiser is now an IMPORT...no longer on the domestic side of the menu...

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"This is the famous Budweiser Beer. We know of no brand produced by any other brewer which costs so much to brew and age*. Our exclusive beachwood aging produces a taste, a smoothness, and a drinkability you will find in no other beer at any price."
* This quote includes advertising costs.

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