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Old 10-26-2012, 09:55 PM   #21
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sponsoring laws that benefit them and hurt the little guy,
So why are there a post-prohibition record number of breweries in this country?
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:09 PM   #22
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So why are there a post-prohibition record number of breweries in this country?
Bad way to say it. Lawsuits galore is better and truer to the point. AB actually filed a lawsuit against Inbev to try and stop them from 'convincing' board members to vote in favor of the acquisition they didnt want (more or less sued themselves!). Their business practices arent on the up and up and if you cant see that then keep supporting em.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:40 PM   #23
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It’s scary to think the new management makes Anheuser Busch look good. They never scrimped on ingredients. They paid a premium for quality. They knew beer and they were geniuses in marketing. They were also ruthless and unethical, but InBev is making them look like Boy Scouts.

The new management is betting on their customer base not noticing the decline in quality. They might get away with it. Bud Light vs Coors Light? Really? Is it cold wet and gets you a buzz?

I wonder if they aren’t buying the competition just to kill it. Think Microsoft.

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Old 10-27-2012, 06:10 AM   #24
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My thoughts exactly. Becks was a front line brand when they bought it, now they don't care about it. It sounds like they figure if they own everything and produce all of it as cheap as possible then it doesn't matter if consumers drop one brand for another because they own that one too.

I understand they need to make money and increase profits but it should never be at the expense of the quality of the product and that goes for every business.

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Old 10-27-2012, 06:35 AM   #25
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What's going on is very sad. As long as they don't start making it difficult to buy barley, hops and yeast; take pleasure in the fact that a homebrewer can brew better beer than they are ever willing, or know how to!

Just gives us another reason to homebrew.

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Old 10-27-2012, 08:57 AM   #26
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I seem to remember many years ago when Lowenbrau began to be brewed in the US and it turned into a junk american beer and no longer the good German beer it use to be.

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Old 10-27-2012, 02:56 PM   #27
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Did anyone else catch the ' Imperial Pale Ale'? Is this a typo for India Pale Ale, or is this an actual style?

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Well no ****. I have put down many a Beck's and Bass Ale over the years, and noticed not long ago that the taste of both changed. Kept buying them for a bit and then gave up on it.

Not that they taste bad. They just taste different, and that makes all the difference, because when you pay $8-$10 for a 6-pack, you buy it because you prefer the taste over other beers, or at least on that given day. So you want the same taste you've been getting all along.

Now I understand why the taste changed. If it had stayed the same I'd have kept buying it no matter who brewed it.

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Disgusting article.

I will seriously boycott anything Inbev.

Evidence that the BMC mindless masses will drink anything as long as it has less flavor and is less filling.
I'm right there with you, and have been since I watched the documentary "Beer Wars" in 2010. Watching that combined with some good ole google digging resulted in my boycotting of InBev products in 2010. I still won't touch anything made by them or Miller/Coors.
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I'm right there with you, and have been since I watched the documentary "Beer Wars" in 2010. Watching that combined with some good ole google digging resulted in my boycotting of InBev products in 2010. I still won't touch anything made by them or Miller/Coors.
Beer Wars is a really good documentary, it is available on Nexflix on demand.
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