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Old 03-31-2011, 02:23 AM   #41
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What would you call it? A polypoly? Haha.

And you know what I mean.

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Am I playing beer pong or relaxing with the wife on the couch? That makes a world of difference in my choice.

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What would you call it? A polypoly? Haha.

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I'd call it; as stated in the epilogue in "Ambitious Brew" - now is the most exciting time for beer drinkers in the US...

http://blog.oregonlive.com/thebeerhe..._for_us_c.html

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I will have a really hard time paying top dollar for any of GI big beers now for sure. And no way would I ever drop $50 for a bottle of the Rare if they were under contract with AB like they are now. Just wouldn't sit right with me

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What would you call it? A polypoly? Haha.

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The word is "oligopoly". No Schlitz, I mean it.
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Old 03-31-2011, 02:41 AM   #46
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I'd call it; as stated in the epilogue in "Ambitious Brew" - now is the most exciting time for beer drinkers in the US...

http://blog.oregonlive.com/thebeerhe..._for_us_c.html

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I've bought craft/micro/imported beers in Detroit since I turned 21 in 1986, whether it was micro brews at Traffic Jam or imported beers at Ye olde tap room, or Union street, or even Double Diamond or or Guiness back in the day in Detroit, even sierra nevada when it first hit town and it's gotten better.

I see more and more craft beers in stores everyday. New ones, and regional ones that I've never seen before, so I just don't see these "hurdles" by the Evil BMC empire that folks claim are out there being so insurmountable.

I use Port Huron as an example, it's still relatively a small town (30,000) , but I've got two party stores in walking distance from downtown where I live, (including a buschemi's) that have amazing craft beer selections and they add more shelf space for micros nearly weekly. Then if I get in my car I have 2 more places in a 3 mile radius that have craft beers, one of them has 3 times the brands that buscemi's has. Plus I can walk to 1 brew pub, two "normal" bars and one coffeehouse that has craft beers on tap. And those are just the ones I know about. I pass by a ton of beerstores in PH everyday that I've never been it...they could have craft beers as well, that I just don't know. And like I said, that's just in Port Huron..not to mention all the places in the detroit/metro area, as well as Krogers and Meijer's.

It's like the golden age of beer in america...we keep complaining about how bad BMC is and how they are keeping us from having craft beer...But I've got more available to me than ever before.
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I agree with Revvy: I have a much easier time getting amazing beers in Idaho than ever before.

I am not a fan of Bud and BL, but don't hate A/B for what they do: They brew beer for the people who like A/B beer.

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This is one of the big reasons i dont drink BMC. They are trying to crush the Craft brew scene. They are the reason that "Brewmasters" was pulled off the air.
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We have to hate PBR because hipsters drink it.

We have to hate BMC, because it is monopolizing the industry

We have to hate anything in a Green or Clear bottle, because it is skunked.
I break two craft beer rules all the time.

1. Drinking a beer by BMC
2. Drinking a light beer (this one seems to be grey latley though?)

I drink Busch light in a tall boy, or six pack of talls. I like the taste, I think its cool they use natural carbonation in their process and for some reason no matter how many I drink I never get a headache the next day. Its my go to.
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This is one of the big reasons i dont drink BMC. They are trying to crush the Craft brew scene. They are the reason that "Brewmasters" was pulled off the air.
No it's not go read the other 3 threads where you guys post this up....it's an unsubstatiated rumor based on some tweets by one of the most meanspirited and opinionated food tv folks....it's not news.

There's nothing but tweets reffering to other tweets and one blog that was based on Bourdain's initial tweet.

I don't get if you know that Tweets are not news.....

Until we see an actually story wrtitten in complete sentences all anyone is doing is perpetuating a meme....spreading rumors based on the thinnest of unsubstantiated information.

Any actual search to see if there's really NEWs about reffers back to the blog and the twits....that's hardly enough to make such a big deal out of. Bourdain was probably just spouting off an OPINION, like he's known to do...WITH NO BASIS IN FACT....

And besides does anyone not see the ludicriousness of ahb "pulling ads" from this show? Hell if I were big beer and there was this show about beer on EVEN if it were craft beer and had nothing to do with my product line, I would have wrapped my adds around every second of that show. In fact I would have grabbed all my pseudo craft and imported beer lines like Stella and Bud American Ale and whatever else I had and I would have ridden the coattails of all the eyeballs glued to the show- all the beer geeks and people who are interested in beer (who may only drink BMC- but think beer is cool to watch on tv) and made sure my products were first and foremost in the minds of the viewers whenever Sam was off screen and a break was on.....I would have been like a horsefly on the latest Derby Winner, or a crab on the pube of a beauty queen....Just hanging on and enjoying the ride, and getting all the extra eyes on me.

In fact I still maintain that they did that, and we saw beer commercials for BMC while the show was airing, and folks commented about it on here.

You know, the idea of "pulling ads" has very little weight these days...It's not like the days of 3 networks and proctor and gamble practically shooting the shows themselves (like "Soap Operas" being put on by the P&G.) You think if someone pulls their adds, there's not going to be 100 other companies jumping on for the empty ad times? Especially if the ad broker is desperate and decides to discount the block to fill it. Think about the suprebowl, are their any ad blockes ever empty? Even if the NFL pulls a "questionable" ad? There's always going to be another company, some lowly dotcom that at the last minute will scrape together a few bucks to put one of their adds in a slot as a gamble. Someone decides these days to withhold sponsorship the ad guys for the channel shrug their shoulder's and pull out their blackberries and call the next tier advertisers, and say "have I got a deal for you?"


And some of you guys are like a bunch of old ladies with your knickers in a twist because you just want another reason to hate "big beer." Which more than likely had nothing to do with it.

You know who the culprit really is? It's the Discovery channel. They did the "kiss of death" on that show by juggling timeslots. When they do that, AND use ratings to judge a show, you know the show is not important to them, and not going to be back. Or when they air 2-3 new episodes, then put it on hiatus or show repeats for a couple weeks, then sticks the new episodes in, ABC did that Detroit 187 this year, which means it probably won't get picked up for a second season.

When a channel does that, that's the true thing to blame. Not some outside forces. Discovery wasn't committed enough to the show to keep it in a slot even for those 6 weeks.

And it has NEVER been determined, was whether or not this show was EVER going to go beyond the 6 episodes that were commissioned. That's why I argued back then, that you can't say something was cancelled when the contract was completed. 6 episodes was the initial run, and had there not been delays the 6th episode would probably have run, and will possibly STILL run. But that would complete the contract.

Not getting renewed is not the same as getting cancelled. And in the world of TV not getting picked up again happens all the time. That's television, not a conspiracy by big beer.
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