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Old 07-01-2012, 11:01 PM   #1
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We are America's true brewers. I wish we could oust the big 3. You all rock. Let's keep making great beer! Here here!


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Old 07-01-2012, 11:53 PM   #2
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Thank god for the big 3!

If they suddenly disappeared we'd have all these beer drinkers competing for what we drink... though I suppose as homebrewers we'd be more popular than ever!

Imagine not being able to *find* Sam Adams or SNPA on the shelves!


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Old 07-01-2012, 11:57 PM   #3
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A Budweiser to me has it's place just like an IPA. Nothing tastes better than a 32 deg Bud Draft in 95 deg heat at Busch Stadium as I'm watching the Cardinals on a Sunday afternoon.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:59 PM   #4
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Who are the big 3? Inbev, SAB and Sam Adams?
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:00 AM   #5
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And without their distribution networks we would all be limited to local or regional selections.

With crafts taking more and more marketshare I am more concerned with th big brewers continuing to buy out and dumb down some of the better mid sized brewers. Although, so far so good with GOOSE in my opinion.

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And without their distribution networks we would all be limited to local or regional selections.

With crafts taking more and more marketshare I am more concerned with th big brewers continuing to buy out and dumb down some of the better mid sized brewers. Although, so far so good with GOOSE in my opinion.

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That's just it. Why should we rely on the big 3 to supply hardworking brewers in America
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:03 AM   #7
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Get rid of the big 3 and the largest of the craft brewers would fill the vacuum.

Making the same compromises for large scale bulk distribution and brewing what the largest customer base would buy at a price they'd pay. American light lagers.

Only the name on the bottle would change.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:21 AM   #8
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The big 3 are very good at what they do and that's good for us. Each time we introduce a BMC drinker to the complexity, freshness and variety that craft brewing offers, we expand the art and further the art. IMHO an ice cold Coors on a hot day is great - the same way that some of my homebrew is great when in the right company. The BMC cartel keeps the agricultural producers busy and that keeps us in fresh ingredients so we can make rocking beers. I don't hate BMC, I respect them. My first love is craft and homebrew. There's a place for both. Win - win.
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Then beer evangelism would be no fun. Always a great time showing BMC only people what real beer is.
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What really needs to be abolished is the 3 tier system.


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