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(Some Guy)   No more free beer at Busch Gardens. Everyone sad except for Mr. Roller Coaster Vomit Cleaner Guy   (stlouis.bizjournals.com) divider line 98
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2009-01-05 01:47:31 PM
That's the spin. The actual story is that they can't even give it away.

True story, at the beer thingie where they were demonstrating their fresh beer versus skunked beer in a blind taste test everyone at the table preferred the skunked beer over their fresh samples.
 
2009-01-05 01:54:37 PM
That sucks. I had two free beers at busch gardens last week. They weren't the greatest, but the lines for free beer was longer than any of the lines for the roller coasters that day.
 
2009-01-05 02:05:14 PM
Makh: True story, at the beer thingie where they were demonstrating their fresh beer versus skunked beer in a blind taste test everyone at the table preferred the skunked beer over their fresh samples.

I have taken that taste test, and I was one of the people who preferred the skunked beer.

The guy who was running it asked me if I liked drinking lots of "foreign beers," and said that it was typically people who liked their beer "really hoppy" who enjoyed the "abused beer" he was serving (he didn't call it skunked, he called it abused).
 
2009-01-05 02:07:48 PM
We salute you, Mr. Roller Coaster Vomit Cleaner Guy!
 
2009-01-05 02:15:24 PM
This one time me and the beer guy got into a fist fight cause I said his beer sucked and he was like "OH YEAH?" and I'm like "OH YEAH!" and so we got into it and are doing kung fu moves all over the place ....
 
2009-01-05 02:15:42 PM
Well, there's one less reason to go to Busch Gardens.
They no longer serve my favorite brand of beer (Free)
 
2009-01-05 02:16:27 PM
Hmmm, there goes the appeal for renewing my 2 park SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Annual Pass.
 
2009-01-05 02:17:29 PM
The best thing about Busch Gardens is the ability to purchase beer every hundred yards or so. I don't care about free. Just make with the refill.
 
buz
2009-01-05 02:17:53 PM
They served beer there? All I saw was A/B products.
\beer snob, you betcha!
 
2009-01-05 02:18:20 PM
ARE YOU TELLING ME THAT BEER WAS FREE AT BUSCH GARDENS UP TILL NOW?!?! Why the hell was I not told?!

I really, really can't believe I missed this.
 
2009-01-05 02:18:34 PM
msheda: They no longer serve my favorite brand of beer (Free)

ah always my answer when girls at our fraternity parties would ask what kind of beer we were serving.

Free.

/now come upstairs and fark me.
//seriously miss college, haven't been out that long either.
 
2009-01-05 02:18:52 PM
Noooo! I'm going there in a couple weeks :( Every year, we'd go, and I'd get double the allowed beers, since my g/f doesn't like beer. Roller coaster riding while tipsy is the best :(
 
2009-01-05 02:19:15 PM
Makh: That's the spin. The actual story is that they can't even give it away.

True story, at the beer thingie where they were demonstrating their fresh beer versus skunked beer in a blind taste test everyone at the table preferred the skunked beer over their fresh samples.


Those people don't know good beer, period. They just equate that skunk taste to the Heineken or the Grolsch that their buddies said is good beer, but it's been in the small-town cooler for far too long and it's gone bad, but they don't know any better and choke it down and think this must be what good beer is. Hoppy != skunky. Don't give me that skunky shiat. I'd rather have a cheap Old Style in a can than a $9 bottle of skunk.
 
2009-01-05 02:20:02 PM
i hope the price of my park pass will go down because of this. free beers were one of the best reasons to go to busch gardens
 
2009-01-05 02:20:31 PM
I'm a beer snob and all, too, but who gives a fark if it's free? Just get lots of amber boch or black & tans.
 
2009-01-05 02:21:09 PM
Any time somone decides to take FREE beer off the market, I die a little bit, on the inside.
 
2009-01-05 02:21:19 PM
Did they still have the free fresh bread? Ever since the one in Houston closed a million years ago I haven't even seen a Busch theme park.
 
2009-01-05 02:21:37 PM
otterrr: Noooo! I'm going there in a couple weeks :( Every year, we'd go, and I'd get double the allowed beers, since my g/f doesn't like beer. Roller coaster riding while tipsy is the best :(

Busch Gardens' hospitality center in Tampa will close at the end of January.

You might still have time
 
2009-01-05 02:21:45 PM
I've worked as Ms. Roller Coaster Vomit Cleaner Guy, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...

/wish I had that sawdust crap at my house
//it works wonders!
 
2009-01-05 02:21:50 PM
Fark 'em.

/Carries a flask
 
2009-01-05 02:22:53 PM
Sin_City_Superhero: Any time somone decides to take FREE beer off the market, I die a little bit, on the inside.

it's a cruel world sometimes
 
2009-01-05 02:23:01 PM
Pocket Ninja:
I have taken that taste test, and I was one of the people who preferred the skunked beer.

The guy who was running it asked me if I liked drinking lots of "foreign beers," and said that it was typically people who liked their beer "really hoppy" who enjoyed the "abused beer" he was serving (he didn't call it skunked, he called it abused).


Hopefully you weren't blindfolded, so you could see if there were any floatie white bits in that 'abused' beer.
 
2009-01-05 02:23:14 PM
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2009-01-05 02:24:45 PM
otterrr: Roller coaster riding while tipsy is the best :(

Sorta. I think you meant SMASHED OFF YOUR FACE!!!111!!!111!!wtf

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2009-01-05 02:27:14 PM
Makh: The actual story is that they can't even give it away.

must be why bud light is the best selling in the US/world (new window), huh?

granted it's not everyone's cup of tea but to say "that they can't even give it away" is pure unadulterated horseshiat.
 
2009-01-05 02:27:25 PM
"Duff Gardens.. hurrah!"

*passes out*
 
2009-01-05 02:27:51 PM
Pocket Ninja: Makh: True story, at the beer thingie where they were demonstrating their fresh beer versus skunked beer in a blind taste test everyone at the table preferred the skunked beer over their fresh samples.

I have taken that taste test, and I was one of the people who preferred the skunked beer.

The guy who was running it asked me if I liked drinking lots of "foreign beers," and said that it was typically people who liked their beer "really hoppy" who enjoyed the "abused beer" he was serving (he didn't call it skunked, he called it abused).


I totally was the opposite. Tasted like i was drinking year-old Heineken that had been left in the sun.

\then again, I hate stouts, bocks, etc.
 
2009-01-05 02:29:26 PM
Mr. Roller Coaster Vomit Cleaner Guy, now known as Another Unemployed Guy.
 
2009-01-05 02:31:06 PM
GanjSmokr: Makh: The actual story is that they can't even give it away.

must be why bud light is the best selling in the US/world (new window), huh?

granted it's not everyone's cup of tea but to say "that they can't even give it away" is pure unadulterated horseshiat.


I like my mid-range beers like Sam Adams, Brooklyn, etc, so maybe I am not the greatest judge; but if you hand me a Bud Light, I'll drink it without hitting you over the head with my growler of Elite Primo Alenstein from Uzbekistan.

Anyway, I really enjoyed reading that article.
 
2009-01-05 02:31:13 PM
girljen: I've worked as Ms. Roller Coaster Vomit Cleaner Guy, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...

/wish I had that sawdust crap at my house
//it works wonders!


You'll be happy to know that I can hold my booze no matter how many g-forces I'm experiencing.
 
2009-01-05 02:32:54 PM
GanjSmokr: Makh: The actual story is that they can't even give it away.

must be why bud light is the best selling in the US/world (new window), huh?

granted it's not everyone's cup of tea but to say "that they can't even give it away" is pure unadulterated horseshiat.


Fairly certain the "cant give it away" statement was in reference to the blind taste test where the skunked beer won out.

That aside, certain pop music artists make vast sums of money. The human capacity for sucking up garbage because commercials say "It's good" is certainly amazing. Your implied defense of bud light is living proof that people can sell carbonated horse piss and make a huge profit.

I'm considering eating a lot of taco bell later, crapping it into cans and peddling it as American Stout. Think it'd do well?
 
2009-01-05 02:33:13 PM
The free beer was the only thing that made me feel better after i found out I was too fat to fit on some of the roller coaster rides...
 
2009-01-05 02:33:18 PM
The free beer is actually why I hated going to Busch Gardens as a kid. After a week at Disney World, we'd drive to Tampa where I'd have to stand around and look at all of the kids having fun on the rides and in the animal exhibits while I waited for my Grandpa who had to stop at all of Hospitality Tents to "sample" the beer. Nothing is worse for a 10-year-old than being in a theme park and having to stand around in a beer tent.
 
2009-01-05 02:38:24 PM
PenguinTheRed: ARE YOU TELLING ME THAT BEER WAS FREE AT BUSCH GARDENS UP TILL NOW?!?! Why the hell was I not told?!

I really, really can't believe I missed this.


You're not alone dude, I've had season passes for three years and never saw "free" beer anywhere in that place. Heh and "beer" is questionable anyways.
 
2009-01-05 02:38:42 PM
BlorfMaster: The free beer was the only thing that made me feel better after i found out I was too fat to fit on some of the roller coaster rides...

Busch Gardens / Seaworld have seats on all their big coasters for large riders. On Kumba and Montu, it's one of the center seats on row 4 and 5. On Sheikra, it's the third seat from either end on all three rows. Basically, they put the big people over the center of gravity on the cars. This sucks because I'm just big enough to have to use those chairs, but it's better than being told I can't ride.
 
2009-01-05 02:38:43 PM
British Budweiser actually tastes really good.

/and almost nothing likes its American origins
//probably rebadged Carling
 
2009-01-05 02:40:13 PM
KC8501: You're not alone dude, I've had season passes for three years and never saw "free" beer anywhere in that place. Heh and "beer" is questionable anyways.

They only serve it at the hospitality center, which is kind of out of the way in Busch Gardens Tampa. they limit you to two a day and the lines can be long, but go quick since they don't have to do anything except pour the drink.
 
2009-01-05 02:42:14 PM
FTFA: "The hospitality centers had pretty limited appeal because it was for patrons who were of legal drinking age who wanted beer," he said. "We were looking for something that had a broader age appeal."

Because we all know free beer has limited appeal. This, just might possibly, be an excuse to make a profit on the beer.
 
M-G
2009-01-05 02:42:15 PM
If they drop the free beer at Grant's Farm I suspect there will be torches and pitchforks on Pestalozzi St....
 
2009-01-05 02:44:06 PM
girljen
I've worked as Ms. Roller Coaster Vomit Cleaner Guy, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...

Real American Genius, here's to you Ms. Roller Coaster Vomit Cleaner Guy. You invented the stick with a rag dipped in sawdust stuff. Can't get at that coughed up piece of sausage because it's wedged in a tight place? Not for you. So crack open an ice cold Bud Light, the awful taste will help get the smell of digested meat out of your schnoze.

/I love those commercials, sigh.
 
2009-01-05 02:45:00 PM
labman: KC8501: You're not alone dude, I've had season passes for three years and never saw "free" beer anywhere in that place. Heh and "beer" is questionable anyways.

They only serve it at the hospitality center, which is kind of out of the way in Busch Gardens Tampa. they limit you to two a day and the lines can be long, but go quick since they don't have to do anything except pour the drink.


you mean two per shift...
 
2009-01-05 02:45:23 PM
Going to the hospitality place in Williamsburg introduced me to delicious, delicious Wild Blue. I'm sad now.

/Loch Ness Monster is a must-ride when tipsy.
 
2009-01-05 02:46:58 PM
Fark InBev
 
2009-01-05 02:48:02 PM
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2009-01-05 02:49:35 PM
labman: BlorfMaster: The free beer was the only thing that made me feel better after i found out I was too fat to fit on some of the roller coaster rides...

Busch Gardens / Seaworld have seats on all their big coasters for large riders. On Kumba and Montu, it's one of the center seats on row 4 and 5. On Sheikra, it's the third seat from either end on all three rows. Basically, they put the big people over the center of gravity on the cars. This sucks because I'm just big enough to have to use those chairs, but it's better than being told I can't ride.


Wow, did not know that.

Then again I did the whole 'ran away in shame' rather than 'demand larger seat' deal.
 
2009-01-05 02:52:31 PM
BlorfMaster: Then again I did the whole 'ran away in shame' rather than 'demand larger seat' deal.

They have signs up, but they are small and easy to miss. As for the specific chair, it's the one that has two seat belts on it instead of one. Seaworld has one for Kraken, and Busch Gardens Williamsburg does on their big coasters, too. (I forget their coaster names because I tend to go where it's warm, not cold.)
 
2009-01-05 02:55:00 PM
GanjSmokr: Makh: The actual story is that they can't even give it away.

must be why bud light is the best selling in the US/world (new window), huh?

granted it's not everyone's cup of tea but to say "that they can't even give it away" is pure unadulterated horseshiat.


So your reason that it is the best is that since it is the most available it must be the best?
Do you think McDonalds has the best burger in the world? well they sell the most!!!!

Good god you have to be stupid if you believe your own logic.
 
2009-01-05 02:58:41 PM
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2009-01-05 02:58:56 PM
Back in the day....

I grew up in Tampa and in elementary school we visited the brewery at Busch Gardens on a friggin' field trip so we could learn about manufacturing. Imagine doing THAT today. We also toured the cigar factories in Ybor City.

My parents and friends/relatives used to love Busch Gardens because they served huge cups and it was all you could drink. When I was finally of age they stamped your hand and gave you a urine sample cup size. I guess the asshats in the world screwed it up for the rest of us.
 
2009-01-05 03:03:19 PM
CapitolG: GanjSmokr: Makh: The actual story is that they can't even give it away.

must be why bud light is the best selling in the US/world (new window), huh?

granted it's not everyone's cup of tea but to say "that they can't even give it away" is pure unadulterated horseshiat.

So your reason that it is the best is that since it is the most available it must be the best?
Do you think McDonalds has the best burger in the world? well they sell the most!!!!

Good god you have to be stupid if you believe your own logic.


where in my post did i say that bud was the "best" beer?

i'll wait...

oh... i didn't say that? i actually said it was the "best selling" and not the "best"?

ok. glad we cleared that up.
 
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