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Old 04-24-2008, 07:55 PM   #1
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Just wondered if anyone else read the piece on page 1 of todays Wall St. Journal on SABMillers Brew Blog:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1208...s_inside_today

They have appearently have broken a story that AB is going to market a Budweiser American Ale.

Kind of strange considering the ads AB is running saying craft brewed ale is cloudy and heavy.


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Old 04-24-2008, 08:10 PM   #2
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Interesting story. I noticed A-B stopped that campaign when they started advertising all the different versions of Michelob that are out there.


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Old 04-24-2008, 08:59 PM   #3
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I just read somewhere that rice might start hitting them in the pocketbook.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:52 PM   #4
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I just read somewhere that rice might start hitting them in the pocketbook.
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:09 AM   #5
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I just read somewhere that rice might start hitting them in the pocketbook.

funny you mention that. there was a story on the local news this morning about the wholesale clubs limiting the amount of rice people could purchase.
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:11 AM   #6
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funny you mention that. there was a story on the local news this morning about the wholesale clubs limiting the amount of rice people could purchase.
I saw that story on our local news also and my first thought was that it could hurt AB more than the hop shortage...
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:47 PM   #7
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I saw that story on our local news also and my first thought was that it could hurt AB more than the hop shortage...
The articles I have read stated pretty clearly that there is NOT any sort of rice shortage. No one seems quite sure how the whole thing got going but, mob mentality wins again eh?
Besides, I think AB contracts at the grower level, not the commodity market level.
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:01 PM   #8
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Interesting story. I noticed A-B stopped that campaign when they started advertising all the different versions of Michelob that are out there.


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I continue to see both of those ad campaigns here in Ohio, which only makes sense. Most MBC drinkers have no idea that Michelob is under the AB umbrella.
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:22 PM   #9
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The articles I have read stated pretty clearly that there is NOT any sort of rice shortage. No one seems quite sure how the whole thing got going but, mob mentality wins again eh?
Besides, I think AB contracts at the grower level, not the commodity market level.
My roommate works with a bunch of outsourced guys in the rice region - and he said they're paying double for rice what they were last year. Probably still quite cheap by any standard, but double price none the less.

I hate how AB bashed the craft brew, then tried to sound like they are craft brew. LAME. I saw Miller had a 'Miller Lite Craft Brew Series' or something retarded like that. Anything that said Miller LITE and decent beer really stood out as an oxymoron to me.

I do like watching the big boys fight though...
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:45 PM   #10
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