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Old 09-05-2008, 02:32 PM   #1
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I'm in line at a local place that carries a good variety of excellent micros when a small group from the UK comes in. I'm watching to see what they select and it's Bud Light all the way around. It kinda hurt a little...
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:36 PM   #2

When I was in the UK (Manchester then spent a weekend in Devon) last year, I saw more than a few locals drinking Budweiser.

 
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:41 PM   #3
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You need to frequent my watering holes.

It's amazing how the unwashed masses over here believe the marketing hype.

More of the good stuff for me though!
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:58 PM   #4
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It is all part of the process. I would have to say, most college kids are not too into micros. I did not get into them until after school. I could not imagine how much poorer I would have been throwing down Avery brews in school instead of PBR pounders and Beast.

 
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:02 PM   #5
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Loved our trip to the UK but was surprised to see Bud in almost every pub. The masses are the masses I guess no matter where you go.
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:04 PM   #6
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Not really. On a daily basis (in their country) they can get what we can't here.

When we go there we don't drink American beers...very simple.
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:45 PM   #7
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Not really. On a daily basis (in their country) they can get what we can't here.

When we go there we don't drink American beers...very simple.
Not sure I understand your point...
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:47 PM   #8
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Not sure I understand your point...
In the UK, Bud is an import. Since it's cheap here, and it's classically American (whether you like it or not), it's a natural choice for a tourist.
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:53 PM   #9
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Not sure I understand your point...
My point is we can get Bud here every day. Since they were tourists they'll drink anything NEW to them.

Wherever I go I always drink the local beers (other than BMC). That's all they were doing.



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Old 09-05-2008, 03:55 PM   #10
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You think that's sad? I was at Capital Ale House a few weeks back...they have more beers than anywhere I've ever been, even Monks. 40-some taps just in the main bar, wall fridges full of every bottled beer you can imagine...it's paradise. So I'm sitting at the bar by myself having lunch and a Bluegrass Bourbon Barrel Stout. This chump-ass salesman character saunters up to the bar, not even interested in lunch, just drink. He gets on his bluetooth thingy to a coworker, and through their conversation, I learn that he's staying in the hotel next door, and he's a forklift salesman, and they're having a forklift convention the next day. Yay! Anyway, he's bragging to the guy on the phone who is apparently back at the office wherever that is, that right next door is the CAPITAL ALE HOUSE! Oh my god, how cool is that!!!

What's he order?

Yep. Mich Ultra. I almost spit my beer across the room.

The waitress, cool as hell, doesn't miss a beat (must happen to them more often than I'd like to think it does), tells him they don't carry that kind of stuff. A pilsner, then? She pours him a nice delicious Eggenberg. Word.
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