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Old 03-29-2010, 03:06 AM   #1
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Ok, maybe I am stupid, or just really slow. But I just discovered that this company is a big supporter of home brewing. Granted, I'm sure a big portion of the support is just marketing,... but I say so what- at least they support us. They make good beer as it is (which is what prompted me to go to their web site) but now they have a new fan. Heck, a commercial brewer who supports those that make their own, rather than buy it. But they at least get it- we still buy commercial beer when we go out and sometimes just because.... Now for me, that choice is Sam Adams. Maybe Jim Koch really is unique and simply hasn't lost touch with his home brewing roots.



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Old 03-29-2010, 03:14 AM   #2
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Always good to know for future purchases.



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Old 03-29-2010, 03:51 AM   #3
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Yeah Jim, I think is a good guy. You should watch Beer Wars if you get the chance. A pretty fun look at how the commercial beer industry works.

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selling their extra hops during the hop shortage, using pop top bottles that have lables that can be removed with straight up water quite easily (which for some reason I don't think is a coincidence), homebrew challenges, personalized letters and e-mails regarding questions/problems with their beers. I stand behind SA 100%. Sure every beer they make isn't a winner IMO, but every beer I make isn't a winner either!
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Old 03-29-2010, 05:55 AM   #5
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Good people, so-so brews. Their noble pils doesn't taste much different than your run-of-the-mill Miller High Life (don't ask how I came to this comparison). After trying almost every seasonal they released last year, I haven't been impressed with their stuff in a while.

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good stuff, very much in every packy and on tap at every local pub in the northeast. i favor the boston lager and the cream stout, their sumer ale is ok but i like the magic hat version better

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I think they get all of their employees into homebrewing as well, even marketing or sales people.

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Their noble pils doesn't taste much different than your run-of-the-mill Miller High Life (don't ask how I came to this comparison).
Seriously?
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Stone and Deschutes stand out as others that are very homebrew friendly as well.

I love SA's Octoberfest, and have been to many places where a Boston Lager was the premium beer. I won't complain about that. The American beer scene is much better for having them around.

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Their noble pils doesn't taste much different than your run-of-the-mill Miller High Life (don't ask how I came to this comparison).
Quite possibly the most uninformed statement in the history of brewing.

Maybe not, but damn close. If you can't taste the difference you need a taste bud transplant.


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