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Old 03-28-2011, 05:58 PM   #1
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As a side-question from all the usual arguments and discussion regarding macro vs micro brew, the big ones buying up the smaller breweries...

Would you buy and drink a richer, medium hopped ale with a little malt backbone to it, if it came from the big guys?

I mean like a 2-hearted, or Dogfish head like beer that maybe cost a few bucks less then those cost? Bud-premium Bud-Gold

If it was at the closest store and I wanted a great beer at a value compared to a craft-beer,
I think I would.

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Old 03-28-2011, 06:09 PM   #2
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If BMC made a quality craft brew I would buy it.

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Old 03-28-2011, 06:11 PM   #3
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I had the Michelob Pale Ale once. It wasn't bad. I'll stick with SNPA as it's way easier to find where I live.

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Old 03-28-2011, 06:13 PM   #4
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Honestly, no

Not because i "hate" BMC or anything but i like to support the little guys. I typically only drink CA or OR craft beers at the moment. That is other than my homebrew. I just dont feel right about giving my money to a brewery that is trying to monopolize the industry.
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:14 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by JoeBronco View Post
I just dont feel right about giving my money to a brewery that is trying to monopolize the industry.
Nicely put. I agree 100%.
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:15 PM   #6
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If it's good, absolutely. Just like I wouldn't stop supporting the small breweries once they're not so small anymore.
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:16 PM   #7
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You mean like these?


Since it's now owned by AHB/Inbev.....

The answer is yes, if it's a decent beer.....I bought the Amberbock for my 85 year old mom who likes bock beers, and at the time it was the only one available and was surprised at how decent it was....not the best example, but not vomit inducing either.

I had another mich "craft beer" on tap that I thought sucked, and can't recall
I've drank Bud America Ale both on tap and in bottles, and thought it ok, in a pinch as well.

It all depends on the beer.
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:16 PM   #8
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considering BMC are buying out or making "agreements" with a lot of craft breweries, I guess I would For instance, I like Titan IPA from Redhook. I found out that technically its a Bud product now. After my inital disgust, I figured...hey I liked the beer before so how I can say I don't like it now.

If they make something drinkable and enjoyable, then sure I would buy a BMC product. But, I still think true craft breweries make better beer simply because they are mass producing the same thing day in and out.

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Old 03-28-2011, 06:19 PM   #9
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No. Those breweries are operated by guys in suits who want to take our money, our freedoms and our younger children. If we buy craft beers from them, our most treasured garden produce will get aphids and/or cabbage worms. I heard some of the people who run these companies weren't even born here, and those who were went to Ivy league colleges and belonged to secret fraternities. As long as I can buy my beer from people who (I imagine) drive Subarus or ride bicycles and don't know how to (or care to) make money, I'll be darned if I'll buy it from a BMC.

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Old 03-28-2011, 06:20 PM   #10
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Man that Bourbon County looks tasty right now.

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