HBT 2015 Big Giveaway - Enter Now

Huge Supporting Membership Discounts - 20% Off

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Coolest can ever?.....arggggggg
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-23-2013, 01:50 AM   #1
whitehause
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Fleetwood, Pa
Posts: 1,123
Liked 147 Times on 106 Posts
Likes Given: 29

Default Coolest can ever?.....arggggggg

Quick rant,

Was watchin the game and just saw an add where Ice-Cube is hooked up to medical leds trying to be more "Chill" than a Coors light can....W....T....F.

I get the marketing tactic, but really...."our can is better than yours"? Put as much money and research in to your beer, and you won't need to worry about your freakin can.


Rant off.......Thank you.

__________________
Screw it, Lets brew it

Primary 1- BM's Cream of three crops.
Primary 2- Paleface Scalper
Primary 3- Monks Reward (Kreuzberg)
Kegged - Honey Badger, Heady topper clone 1, Indian Paleface Scalper
Bottled- Skeptical Dog winter Lager, Hell's Belgian, Old Dutch Hiefer Hefe,Aphlewein, Chocolate Thunder porter, Jacked up lantern
whitehause is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-23-2013, 01:59 AM   #2
kpr121
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kpr121's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 3,033
Liked 104 Times on 90 Posts
Likes Given: 143

Default

Nothing beats the bowtie can. Nothing**


(**Until miller comes out with a vortex can!)

__________________
Ferm Chamber on top of Keezer / Through Wall / All in One Build


Primary: "Campfire" Hoppy Red Ale
Secondary: Table Red Wine, Table White Wine
Kegged:
Dirt Wolf II, Brown Trout Stout, Cider
Bottled: Random stuff(Cider, Mead, Wines)
Bulk Aging: Red wine, Blueberry "Brandy"
Up Next: Centennial Blonde, Oberon, Pecan Porter
kpr121 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-23-2013, 02:03 AM   #3
Qhrumphf
Stay Rude, Stay SHARP
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Qhrumphf's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 8,155
Liked 2005 Times on 1424 Posts
Likes Given: 824

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by whitehause View Post
Quick rant,

Was watchin the game and just saw an add where Ice-Cube is hooked up to medical leds trying to be more "Chill" than a Coors light can....W....T....F.

I get the marketing tactic, but really...."our can is better than yours"? Put as much money and research in to your beer, and you won't need to worry about your freakin can.


Rant off.......Thank you.
I'm pretty sure they put more money and research into their beer than any craft brewer out there.

The problem is that while they brew the light lager style very, VERY well, it's a saturated market with little room for creativity, and any deviation too far from the "light beer" norm will lose the generic everybody's-happy mass appeal they need. So their only edge is their marketing.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by onetoeddogbrewery View Post
Been drinking there weak ass qhrumphish ABV beers all day on an empty stomach and still don't have a decent buzz.
In Bottles: Session Beers
In Fermenters: More Session Beers
Planned: Even More Session Beers
Qhrumphf is online now
Billy-Klubb Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-23-2013, 02:09 AM   #4
whitehause
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Fleetwood, Pa
Posts: 1,123
Liked 147 Times on 106 Posts
Likes Given: 29

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kpr121 View Post
Nothing beats the bowtie can. Nothing**


(**Until miller comes out with a vortex can!)
True.....I guess I just had a problem with an actual person trying to be better than a can.

But yea, it has become the " can/bottle " wars. Vortex, platinum blue, bow tie, changing when the beer is cold, extra hole to pop, 2 "pour" channels....just kills me.

Anyone remembe Mickeys big mouth? Hardest beer to open without spilling EVER.
__________________
Screw it, Lets brew it

Primary 1- BM's Cream of three crops.
Primary 2- Paleface Scalper
Primary 3- Monks Reward (Kreuzberg)
Kegged - Honey Badger, Heady topper clone 1, Indian Paleface Scalper
Bottled- Skeptical Dog winter Lager, Hell's Belgian, Old Dutch Hiefer Hefe,Aphlewein, Chocolate Thunder porter, Jacked up lantern
whitehause is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-23-2013, 02:11 AM   #5
kpr121
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kpr121's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 3,033
Liked 104 Times on 90 Posts
Likes Given: 143

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Qhrumphf

I'm pretty sure they put more money and research into their beer than any craft brewer out there.

The problem is that while they brew the light lager style very, VERY well, it's a saturated market with little room for creativity, and any deviation too far from the "light beer" norm will lose the generic everybody's-happy mass appeal they need. So their only edge is their marketing.
Well put. It comes down to business. It is still laughable tho, but maybe we should be focused on the stupidity of the audience these brewers are trying to appease with their can shapes and cold brewed gimmicks...
__________________
Ferm Chamber on top of Keezer / Through Wall / All in One Build


Primary: "Campfire" Hoppy Red Ale
Secondary: Table Red Wine, Table White Wine
Kegged:
Dirt Wolf II, Brown Trout Stout, Cider
Bottled: Random stuff(Cider, Mead, Wines)
Bulk Aging: Red wine, Blueberry "Brandy"
Up Next: Centennial Blonde, Oberon, Pecan Porter
kpr121 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-23-2013, 02:11 AM   #6
Billy-Klubb
HBT Berry Puncher
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
 
Billy-Klubb's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Windom, MN
Posts: 8,422
Liked 3822 Times on 2350 Posts
Likes Given: 7011

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Qhrumphf View Post
I'm pretty sure they put more money and research into their beer than any craft brewer out there.

The problem is that while they brew the light lager style very, VERY well, it's a saturated market with little room for creativity, and any deviation too far from the "light beer" norm will lose the generic everybody's-happy mass appeal they need. So their only edge is their marketing.
this. they aren't trying to steal craft drinkers. they're trying to steal the other Light American Lager drinkers. and they seem to like commercials.
__________________

There is a difference between pride and arrogance. Which do you hold in your heart?

Quote:
Originally Posted by gratus fermentatio View Post
Things are much better now, but I still think there's a long, long way to go.
Regards, GF.
Billy-Klubb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-23-2013, 02:13 AM   #7
Billy-Klubb
HBT Berry Puncher
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
 
Billy-Klubb's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Windom, MN
Posts: 8,422
Liked 3822 Times on 2350 Posts
Likes Given: 7011

Default

and I recall seeing the color change thing when I was in Newcastle England on the Newcastle bottles & pint/half pint glasses. when the star changed color, it was the right temp to drink. that was about a decade ago.

__________________

There is a difference between pride and arrogance. Which do you hold in your heart?

Quote:
Originally Posted by gratus fermentatio View Post
Things are much better now, but I still think there's a long, long way to go.
Regards, GF.
Billy-Klubb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-23-2013, 02:17 AM   #8
whitehause
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Fleetwood, Pa
Posts: 1,123
Liked 147 Times on 106 Posts
Likes Given: 29

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Qhrumphf View Post
I'm pretty sure they put more money and research into their beer than any craft brewer out there.

The problem is that while they brew the light lager style very, VERY well, it's a saturated market with little room for creativity, and any deviation too far from the "light beer" norm will lose the generic everybody's-happy mass appeal they need. So their only edge is their marketing.
I understand why they do it, it just annoys the hell out of me.

I also know they spend a ton of money, but their mainstay beers have been brewed the same way for years.

I guess I just miss the "our beer is better than yours" , insted of the our can/bottle is better than yours.
__________________
Screw it, Lets brew it

Primary 1- BM's Cream of three crops.
Primary 2- Paleface Scalper
Primary 3- Monks Reward (Kreuzberg)
Kegged - Honey Badger, Heady topper clone 1, Indian Paleface Scalper
Bottled- Skeptical Dog winter Lager, Hell's Belgian, Old Dutch Hiefer Hefe,Aphlewein, Chocolate Thunder porter, Jacked up lantern
whitehause is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-24-2013, 09:29 PM   #9
25518
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 428
Liked 30 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Money, money, money. It used to be about the beer. Back in the day. The rise to be bigger meant better. We all have, had, will or is falling for a gimmick. Sucks. Glad I don't have cable.

__________________
25518 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-24-2013, 10:25 PM   #10
daksin
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
daksin's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 4,211
Liked 292 Times on 253 Posts
Likes Given: 328

Default

Isn't "mine is better than yours" basically the exact definition of marketing?

__________________

I can't be arsed to keep up this list of what's in the fermenters, but hey, check out the cool brewery I own!

twitter.com/2kidsbrewing .. facebook.com/2kidsbrewing .. 2kidsbrewing.com

daksin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Coolest tower ever??? coolest tower ever! rappyfreak Home Brewing Photo Forum 2 02-24-2013 03:14 AM
Coolest Bottle Ever benbradford Bottling/Kegging 2 02-14-2012 03:06 AM
Coolest glass ever nukebrewer General Beer Discussion 6 12-23-2008 05:09 PM
The Coolest Thing I Have Ever Fu*#ing Seen aekdbbop General Chit Chat 12 03-04-2008 09:58 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS