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Old 03-28-2011, 06:27 PM   #11
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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.
That's only one way to look at the whole thing. The smaller guys fight for their market share too, and lobby, and defend their business interests, you have to in order to survive. and DONT FORGET 15$ a six pack
The entire three-tier system is a direct result of the post-prohibition 21st amendment. Yes they are a big bad evil empire, but at the same time, they fought to keep what they have just like the small guys.
I want the biggest to use their brand, their sheer size to produce a better beer if I WANT one - and yes at a lower price. not the usual yellow-fizzy...

I didn't intend this to be another argument thread and here i am stirring it up.

and yes I think Amber-Bock is decent if the other taps are all bud/bud-light/miller



 
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:31 PM   #12
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From what I've had, not much has impressed me.

Shock Top, for example, is digusting.


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Old 03-28-2011, 06:43 PM   #13
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Leffe Blonde is owned by Bud and not bad.

I also liked the Bare Knuckle Stout they used to make, but I cant find it anywhere. I used to mix it with other lighter beers.

Oh and the Beach Bum one on draft aint bad.

 
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:50 PM   #14
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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 drink the occasional BMC so, yes, I would drink it and probably a lot more.
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:51 PM   #15
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From what I've had, not much has impressed me.

Shock Top, for example, is digusting.
I though that was OK and thought the Leffe was so so.
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:55 PM   #16
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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.
This is silly. People start businesses to make money, so they do care to make money. It doesn't matter if it's a huge production brewery or a one man operation brewing a half barrel batch on the weekend, both are in it to make money.

 
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:57 PM   #17
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Yeah. I guess that was silly, wasn't it?

 
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:59 PM   #18
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I'd buy it if there wasn't a good local brew available. I have bought and enjoyed a few Michelob "craft" beers before. Still drink Blue Moon.

But usually, they choices from the big boys are nothing like what I want to drink.

Also, Michigan Brewing Company makes some pretty decent beer. But they also make some crappy contract beers to be sold by others. So I might buy a Celis White, but forget the American Badass (Kid Rock) beer they make! Ugh.

 
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:03 PM   #19
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(Maybe he thought the parts about aphids, our younger children and xenophobia weren't silly?)

 
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:10 PM   #20
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You bet I would. And do.

Here are a few examples:



Colorado Native Lager, brewed by AC Golden, a subsidiary of MillerCoors. Beer Advocate likes it too.

Miller's Amber Bock is decent in a pinch. and I'll happily admit to liking Bud's American Ale as well. Being a BMC product doesn't automatically make a beer bad any more than being craft-brewed makes a beer automatically good.

I will also admit to liking both Schlitz and PBR as good summer beers.



 
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