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Old 08-18-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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Default BMC...the switch-a-roo

Saw it with my own two eyes... Wife and I were in Chicago over the weekend at Timothy O'Toole's Pub and bartender goes to pull a pint of Miller Lite for some poor sap. Keg goes empty and he calmly walks over to the Coors tap and finishes filling the glass. I start laughing hysterically and he and I make eye contact and share a chuckle. My wife looks on in horror then asks me, "Did he just mix..." I stop her mid-sentence and explain. It was priceless. And before homebrewing and this website I probably would have been as disgusted as my better half. Too funny...


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Old 08-18-2010, 09:38 PM   #2
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Great story! So did the customer notice? That is the million dollar question....


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Old 08-18-2010, 09:39 PM   #3
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I love it...I bet the drinker had no clue.

This reminds me of a little challenge my friend and I did. We did a blind taste test of bud lite, miller lite and coors lite. We did 3 rounds of blind tasting and were wrong far more than right. Every time we thought we were able to detect a certain quality when we went to the next round and thought we picked it up again it ended up being a different beer. Also, on a different occasion we did a coors lite vs keystone lite and we decided that we're pretty sure Coors just packs the same beer into the two different cans and sells one for more money.
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:40 PM   #4
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Saw it with my own two eyes... Wife and I were in Chicago over the weekend at Timothy O'Toole's Pub and bartender goes to pull a pint of Miller Lite for some poor sap. Keg goes empty and he calmly walks over to the Coors tap and finishes filling the glass. I start laughing hysterically and he and I make eye contact and share a chuckle. My wife looks on in horror then asks me, "Did he just mix..." I stop her mid-sentence and explain. It was priceless. And before homebrewing and this website I probably would have been as disgusted as my better half. Too funny...
I would have found that acceptable given the circumstance but I guess not checking with the guy first not cool. So yeah, they are similar styles of beer so that mixing some in would have not really altered the taste much, but to me Coors Lite has more of a tinny taste, like the can. Probably could top off a lot of beers with a similar style beer and not notice much.

I used to mix Sam Adams with natural light to get some extra miles out of it, not bad.
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:40 PM   #5
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Funny but still not right to do. You have to wonder how many places water down the beers with others. Wasn't it last year that some places got raided and shut down for selling busch as each of the BMC drafts?
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I love it...I bet the drinker had no clue.

This reminds me of a little challenge my friend and I did. We did a blind taste test of bud lite, miller lite and coors lite. We did 3 rounds of blind tasting and were wrong far more than right. Every time we thought we were able to detect a certain quality when we went to the next round and thought we picked it up again it ended up being a different beer. Also, on a different occasion we did a coors lite vs keystone lite and we decided that we're pretty sure Coors just packs the same beer into the two different cans and sells one for more money.
I've only had coors a few times but telling bud from miller apart I can do. For some reason bud leaves a tingling crapness sensation on my tongue. Doesn't matter if it's light or regular.
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:44 PM   #7
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I love it...I bet the drinker had no clue.

This reminds me of a little challenge my friend and I did. We did a blind taste test of bud lite, miller lite and coors lite. We did 3 rounds of blind tasting and were wrong far more than right. Every time we thought we were able to detect a certain quality when we went to the next round and thought we picked it up again it ended up being a different beer. Also, on a different occasion we did a coors lite vs keystone lite and we decided that we're pretty sure Coors just packs the same beer into the two different cans and sells one for more money.

There are a lot of Belgian style beers out there (coriander and orange peel) I bet a lot of people would have a hard time telling apart because they are trying for the same result as BMC are, to brew a specific taste.
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:46 PM   #8
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Anyone seen the film "Beer Wars"? The filmmaker staged a taste test in a bar, asking committed CL, BL and ML drinkers to taste and choose theirs. Although the drinkers stated that they strongly preferred their own beer, they couldn't, by and large, tell the difference.
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Semi-OT...

I swear, only in PA could you get something so lame as the "Blue Collar Black and Tan." It's PBR and Guiness...talk about 2 opposites!

About halfway through the glass they've been fully mixed and my roommate (who drank it because I paid for it) turns to me and says "I think I found the secret recipe for Yuengling Lager."

Low and behold a few sips of taste testing, it was nearly exact.

I'm almost sure that Guiness is so expensive because Yuengling is buying up large quantities of this stuff and mixing it with PBR and reselling it.
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I told the bartender to do exactly that when the Miller Lite blew..."just finish with Coors....who will know the difference...." Looked at me with a stare. I didn't see the difference...nor would the customer.


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