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Old 05-01-2008, 01:19 PM   #1
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I just saw an ad for Bud Light Lime...wtf? Is that just another Miller Chill clone? Where is the world coming to...

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Old 05-01-2008, 02:05 PM   #2
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i saw a commercial for that stuff the other day....and was saddened. nothing like masking a nasty beer with lime.

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I saw it at a beer festival last weekend...what a shame.

Doesn't AB already own something like 51% of Corona (and by that nature - Corona Light) ???? Why would they try and create internal competition for a Cervesa?

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Old 05-01-2008, 02:17 PM   #4
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It's one thing for a company to put out a mediocre beer...

It's something else for a company to put out something that such a BLATANT "me too!" ripoff. I mean, does anyone look at Bud Light Lime and *not* think about how Bud's trying to emulate a successful product of Millers? I mean, there's not even a pretention of this being an original thought. Couldn't they have at least, I don't know... maybe used LEMON or something, or somehow at least changed the concept a LITTLE?

I'm wagering that this proves to be a complete failure in the marketplace.

Corona is owned, at least primarily - by Consellation Brands, which is generally more of a spirits company. I don't see any indication that Corona is a BUD brand, but there could be some kind of joint venture that I'm not aware of. A citrus-infused Corona, I would bet, would actually be a very successful product in the marketplace (whether it's any good or not... I'd wager on "not").

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Well, Miller Chill did become hugely popular last summer (I saw it being quaffed everywhere last summer...It was big with the boaters who were up here for the Port Huron to Mackinaw race week.) So it's no surprise that others are going to copy it...It's like Televison, once one "reality tv" show became popular, the next tv season ALL networks jumped on the bandwagon....

It's the same reason AB is jumping on the pseudo "craft beer" bandwagon....

There's no originality any more...

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Old 05-01-2008, 06:00 PM   #6
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Kind of funny when they wer making the "Man Laws" commercials.( I beleive it was Miller,that was one of them,"No fruit in beer", next thing you know, they'll have those little umbrellas in there too..............

I have drank some nice brews that were brewed with fruit though.
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Kind of funny when they wer making the "Man Laws" commercials.( I beleive it was Miller,that was one of them,"No fruit in beer", next thing you know, they'll have those little umbrellas in there too..............

I have drank some nice brews that were brewed with fruit though.
haha. i forgot that it was miller that was doing those "man law" commercials. They did have one commercial about not fruiting the beer, while at the same time they were marketing miller chill. its funny how they try to convince people that certain things (usually pertaining to craft beer) arent good or arent manly.
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I think it funny how everyone is downing Bud for creating Bud with lime. I would think that everyone is aware that this is what basically every major food and beverage company does. Hell I like Coca-Cola with lime but hate Pepsi with lime. When you walk into the grocery store you can find several brands of basically the same product, it is NEVER a bad thing to have choices.....

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Other than apologizing, there's not a whole lot AB and its ilk could do that I wouldn't make much fun of.


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I don't care what they try, I don't want to drink their beers...

I've had Miller Chill, I didn't like it. I'd prefer to drink just the Miller Lite instead...

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