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(Yahoo)   InBev is annoyed that the small Czech company who owned the rights to the name Budweiser before they did is blocking them from selling their beer in England and Germany, where they apparently think someone would actually BUY American Budweiser   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 196
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2012-12-18 01:54:34 PM  
Beer snob thread!

I'll start.

The only way i would drink a Guiness is if I has a turd sandwich to get the taste out of my mouth.
 
2012-12-18 02:07:48 PM  
Actually, Subby, some close friends of mine in both of those countries and in Sweden actually love them some Budweiser.
Don't ask me why they do, for I have no clue, but there it is.


Anyways, here's what I've been enjoying this past week: 
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2012-12-18 02:20:49 PM  
CSB:

I bought a case of Czech Budweiser at my local beer shop a while back (summer), and since then, they haven't received any shipments.

*Sniff*

/Fortunately, the owner said she would call me as soon as some arrived.
 
2012-12-18 02:20:58 PM  
True story: In 2006 I went to a Manchester United home game. Since it was owned by an American, the only beer you could get in the stadium was Budweiser.

I was disgustingly sober the whole time.
 
2012-12-18 02:22:07 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: True story: In 2006 I went to a Manchester United home game. Since it was owned by an American, the only beer you could get in the stadium was Budweiser.

I was disgustingly sober the whole time.



Really? I would only do something like that if they were only serving Steel Reserve. *HORK*
 
2012-12-18 02:26:14 PM  
Amazingly enough, Subby, sometimes Europeans do order pisswater American Budweiser in bars in Europe--I've seen it. The only possible explanation, I think, is that these are European equivalents of hipsters who drink the shiat "ironically," much as American hipsters like to drink PBR.
 
2012-12-18 02:26:50 PM  

BillCo: The only way i would drink a Guiness is if I has a turd sandwich to get the taste out of my mouth.



You had better get out of here while you can. I once offended a few Guinness fans by mentioning that I will occasionally drop a shot of Jager into a pint of Guinness. By the way they reacted, you would have thought I just insulted their mothers.
 
2012-12-18 02:29:05 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: True story: In 2006 I went to a Manchester United home game. Since it was owned by an American, the only beer you could get in the stadium was Budweiser.

I was disgustingly sober the whole time.


I'd suggest that the reason for that is Man U fans don't need to binge drink during the game to remain sane, like, say, Liverpool fans do.
 
2012-12-18 02:30:09 PM  

The_Sponge: You had better get out of here while you can. I once offended a few Guinness fans by mentioning that I will occasionally drop a shot of Jager into a pint of Guinness. By the way they reacted, you would have thought I just insulted their mothers.


I like Jager and I like Guinness, but I don't think I can comprehend the two together.
 
2012-12-18 02:32:13 PM  

Rev.K: The_Sponge: You had better get out of here while you can. I once offended a few Guinness fans by mentioning that I will occasionally drop a shot of Jager into a pint of Guinness. By the way they reacted, you would have thought I just insulted their mothers.

I like Jager and I like Guinness, but I don't think I can comprehend the two together.


Yeah. Bleg. You use Newcastle for that.
 
2012-12-18 02:35:44 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Rev.K: The_Sponge: You had better get out of here while you can. I once offended a few Guinness fans by mentioning that I will occasionally drop a shot of Jager into a pint of Guinness. By the way they reacted, you would have thought I just insulted their mothers.

I like Jager and I like Guinness, but I don't think I can comprehend the two together.

Yeah. Bleg. You use Newcastle for that.


I knew a guy who would order a pint of Guinness and three shots of Jack Daniels.

He'd drink about a third of the Guinness and pop a shot of JD and repeat until it was all gone.
 
2012-12-18 02:37:20 PM  

Rev.K: cameroncrazy1984: True story: In 2006 I went to a Manchester United home game. Since it was owned by an American, the only beer you could get in the stadium was Budweiser.

I was disgustingly sober the whole time.

I'd suggest that the reason for that is Man U fans don't need to binge drink during the game to remain sane, like, say, Liverpool fans do.


This post is the truth.
 
2012-12-18 02:39:40 PM  

Rev.K: I knew a guy who would order a pint of Guinness and three shots of Jack Daniels.

He'd drink about a third of the Guinness and pop a shot of JD and repeat until it was all gone.


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2012-12-18 02:39:43 PM  
I'll occasionally drop a shot of Jameson into a pint of Guinness just for the flavor. It's delicious.

Methinks I'll go pick up a growler of Propeller Russian Imperial Stout or Extra Special Bitter tonight
 
2012-12-18 02:44:29 PM  

The_Sponge: BillCo: The only way i would drink a Guiness is if I has a turd sandwich to get the taste out of my mouth.


You had better get out of here while you can. I once offended a few Guinness fans by mentioning that I will occasionally drop a shot of Jager into a pint of Guinness. By the way they reacted, you would have thought I just insulted their mothers.


Here's a fun tip for the next time you are travelling abroad: find a nice pub in Ireland and ask the bartender for a "black and tan". He'll be just delighted to serve you one
 
2012-12-18 02:47:13 PM  

Magorn: He'll be just delighted to serve you one


I tried to get someone in another thread, who I know is a local to me, to go to the skankiest strip club in town. Alas, he had already been :(
 
2012-12-18 02:49:01 PM  
Budweiser sells a ton of beer in England and Ireland, they like american light lagers.

Of course, most of the younger types were drinking the dreck called Stella Artois.
 
2012-12-18 02:51:47 PM  
We want to make sure that when our customers order a Budweiser that they receive the clean, crisp taste of the global brand we have created.

I've never heard rat piss called clean or crisp.
 
2012-12-18 02:52:11 PM  

Magorn: "black and tan".


They're pretty standard in the pubs in Halifax. Tried in an "Irish" bar in Montreal and he had to get help.
 
2012-12-18 02:52:51 PM  
The Czech Budweis isn't much better than American Budweiser.
 
2012-12-18 03:06:50 PM  

make me some tea: The Czech Budweis isn't much better than American Budweiser.


correct, and it's sold in the US as Czechvar I believe
 
2012-12-18 03:07:02 PM  
The Czechs are providing a great service to England and Germany.
 
2012-12-18 03:18:03 PM  

The_Sponge: BillCo: The only way i would drink a Guiness is if I has a turd sandwich to get the taste out of my mouth.


You had better get out of here while you can. I once offended a few Guinness fans by mentioning that I will occasionally drop a shot of Jager into a pint of Guinness. By the way they reacted, you would have thought I just insulted their mothers.


YOU DID WHAT!?!?

www.chocolatediapers.com
 
2012-12-18 03:21:32 PM  

halfof33: Budweiser sells a ton of beer in England and Ireland, they like american light lagers.

Of course, most of the younger types were drinking the dreck called Stella Artois.


In Ireland, I noticed most locals drinking cider (mostly Bulmer's), not beer.
 
2012-12-18 03:28:50 PM  

sweetmelissa31: halfof33: Budweiser sells a ton of beer in England and Ireland, they like american light lagers.

Of course, most of the younger types were drinking the dreck called Stella Artois.

In Ireland, I noticed most locals drinking cider (mostly Bulmer's), not beer.


I love Wegman's for a lot of reasons, but I think the #1 reason is they have sixers of Magner's irish cider.

And cider MUST be drunk over ice.
 
2012-12-18 03:46:20 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Magorn: "black and tan".

They're pretty standard in the pubs in Halifax. Tried in an "Irish" bar in Montreal and he had to get help.


In reland calling something a "black and tan" would be akin to ordering a "Brownshirt Special" in Germany or calling a White Russian a "KKK chaser" in juke joint in Mississippii. There are some rather unpleasant associations with that term on the Old Sod
 
2012-12-18 03:51:00 PM  
Give me a can of this over Guinness any day of the week:

i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-18 03:59:16 PM  
I remember the first time I went to Ireland based on their reputation I was so excited to try some great beers... and never found anything I couldn't just drink in the US, as everywhere just has Guinness/Beck's/Coors/etc. (One exception, if you're in Dublin check out the Porterhouse microbrewery.) First time I'd encountered American swill beer there and when I asked why they had it in Ireland they told me it was the same reason as in the USA- marketing.

Curiously now that I live in Europe there are actually hipsters with American beer, as people who know their stuff will try and get ahold of Dogfish Head or Goose Island etc. Amsterdam actually has a lovely American beer bar called Beer Temple where they have several dozen different beers that vary based on what they can get ahold of- no Budweiser, the most generic thing I've ever seen there is a Sam Adams.

/ not a beer snob, just an alcoholic with style
 
2012-12-18 04:11:54 PM  

Magorn: Tr0mBoNe: Magorn: "black and tan".

They're pretty standard in the pubs in Halifax. Tried in an "Irish" bar in Montreal and he had to get help.

In reland calling something a "black and tan" would be akin to ordering a "Brownshirt Special" in Germany or calling a White Russian a "KKK chaser" in juke joint in Mississippii. There are some rather unpleasant associations with that term on the Old Sod


Understood... Soooo.... How would I order one?
 
2012-12-18 04:13:18 PM  
For all your camping hydration needs:

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2012-12-18 04:14:00 PM  

Andromeda:

/ not a beer snob, just an alcoholic with style


Humm so a stalcholic or a alcostyler?
 
2012-12-18 04:14:32 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Magorn: Tr0mBoNe: Magorn: "black and tan".

They're pretty standard in the pubs in Halifax. Tried in an "Irish" bar in Montreal and he had to get help.

In reland calling something a "black and tan" would be akin to ordering a "Brownshirt Special" in Germany or calling a White Russian a "KKK chaser" in juke joint in Mississippii. There are some rather unpleasant associations with that term on the Old Sod

Understood... Soooo.... How would I order one?


Half & Half? That's standard around here when you want Guinness with Harp instead of Bass.
 
2012-12-18 04:14:58 PM  
Wow Czech Republic is really doing them a favor. They should apologize for that whole appeasement/forced annexation thing.
 
2012-12-18 04:17:14 PM  

Cyberluddite: Amazingly enough, Subby, sometimes Europeans do order pisswater American Budweiser in bars in Europe--I've seen it. The only possible explanation, I think, is that these are European equivalents of hipsters who drink the shiat "ironically," much as American hipsters like to drink PBR.


I was at a conference with a Canadian colleague, and was absolutely mystified when he ordered Coors with his dinner. So I'm not entirely surprised that there are Europeans who actually like that stuff too. It takes all kinds, I suppose.
 
2012-12-18 04:17:17 PM  
Ah, good old budvar. The best pilsners you will ever find are in the Czech Republic.
 
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2012-12-18 04:17:20 PM  
CapeFearCadaver:
Actually, Subby, some close friends of mine in both of those countries and in Sweden actually love them some Budweiser.
Don't ask me why they do, for I have no clue, but there it is.

Cheap often sells if it can be perceived as good enough. I had a roommate that insisted on In-N-Out for fast food because of the fresh, never frozen meat, the fresh-cut potatoes, and the like, but he would eat Totinos Pizza Rolls instead of taking approximately the same amount of time to cook a better flash-frozen food item.

Also, in some circumstances, the beverage is secondary to simply being there, within reason. A party with a bunch of younger people dressed skimpy isn't really a lot different whether or not they're drinking Natural Light or Sam Adams Latitude 40 IPA. In that case, cheaper might actually be better for the host, since the only importance of the drink is that it's there at all.

I drink only a couple of times a month and only a drink or two each time, so I tend to buy slightly more expensive stuff, but if someone wants their party beer, whatever makes them happy.
 
2012-12-18 04:18:05 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Magorn: Tr0mBoNe: Magorn: "black and tan".

They're pretty standard in the pubs in Halifax. Tried in an "Irish" bar in Montreal and he had to get help.

In reland calling something a "black and tan" would be akin to ordering a "Brownshirt Special" in Germany or calling a White Russian a "KKK chaser" in juke joint in Mississippii. There are some rather unpleasant associations with that term on the Old Sod

Understood... Soooo.... How would I order one?


Carefully.
 
2012-12-18 04:18:10 PM  
FTFA: Budvar has "a full bodied taste" while "AB's Budweiser has little taste

In the words of Gunny Hartman, "Well, No shiat"
 
2012-12-18 04:18:25 PM  

Cyberluddite: Amazingly enough, Subby, sometimes Europeans do order pisswater American Budweiser in bars in Europe--I've seen it. The only possible explanation, I think, is that these are European equivalents of hipsters who drink the shiat "ironically," much as American hipsters like to drink PBR.


we look at europeans drinking budweiser the same as they look at us drinking heineken or stella artois

/ however, budweiser is still worse. 
// people don't drink pbr ironically. they drink it because it's cheap. cheap and better than coors/miller/bud lite.
 
2012-12-18 04:19:10 PM  

BillCo: Beer snob thread!

I'll start.

The only way i would drink a Guiness is if I has a turd sandwich to get the taste out of my mouth.


You'd probably like a Ramsbottom.

untappd.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-12-18 04:19:18 PM  
Yeah obviously Irish Beer is way better.
 
2012-12-18 04:20:13 PM  

Cyberluddite: Amazingly enough, Subby, sometimes Europeans do order pisswater American Budweiser in bars in Europe--I've seen it. The only possible explanation, I think, is that these are European equivalents of hipsters who drink the shiat "ironically," much as American hipsters like to drink PBR.


I saw this in England in 2005 - before hipsters were a thing, I think. Then again, Europe is always ahead of the curve.
 
2012-12-18 04:21:52 PM  
While US brewed Budweiser is swill, the Irish brewed Bud is very tasty! I was shocked it was so good!

Probably the water!
 
2012-12-18 04:22:10 PM  

Cyberluddite: Amazingly enough, Subby, sometimes Europeans do order pisswater American Budweiser in bars in Europe--I've seen it. The only possible explanation, I think, is that these are European equivalents of hipsters who drink the shiat "ironically," much as American hipsters like to drink PBR.


I've seen Bud and Coors on tap in European bars going back to the mid 90s. This just tells me that most Europeans have as shiatty taste in beer as most Americans do.
 
2012-12-18 04:22:44 PM  
This just in: The overwhelming majority of beer drinkers worldwide are in no way discerning.
 
2012-12-18 04:24:29 PM  
In my experience, Guinness is increasingly considered old people's beer in Ireland. The younger generation drinks almost exclusively cider (Bulmers - a slightly sweeter version of which is marketed in the US under the name Magner's), Heineken, and Budweiser. When I asked why (the Guinness in Ireland tastes like the manna of heaven and makes you realize how bitter ours is in comparison, and is always poured correctly), my friends explained that when you're drinking the volume they do in one session, you want something light.

I stuck with Guinness.

And yes, the quickest way to get ignored by an Irish bartender is to order either a Black and Tan or Irish Car Bomb. Depending on where you are, it can actually be pretty hazardous to your health.
 
2012-12-18 04:25:48 PM  

horslips: While US brewed Budweiser is swill, the Irish brewed Bud is very tasty! I was shocked it was so good!

Probably the water!


U.S. Budweiser recently got worse. It's usually my go-to ballpark beer since it's higher in alcohol than any of the "lite" beers. It's lost any slight drinkability that it had.

Budweiser sees big sales drop
 
2012-12-18 04:25:58 PM  

Magorn: Tr0mBoNe: Magorn: "black and tan".

They're pretty standard in the pubs in Halifax. Tried in an "Irish" bar in Montreal and he had to get help.

In reland calling something a "black and tan" would be akin to ordering a "Brownshirt Special" in Germany or calling a White Russian a "KKK chaser" in juke joint in Mississippii. There are some rather unpleasant associations with that term on the Old Sod


BS

Worked in an Irish pub in North Dublin while in secondary school aka high school. Black and Tans were ordered pretty frequently.

While the term brings back bad memories for some, the Irish are a very forgiving bunch.
 
2012-12-18 04:26:14 PM  

Karma Chameleon: Cyberluddite: Amazingly enough, Subby, sometimes Europeans do order pisswater American Budweiser in bars in Europe--I've seen it. The only possible explanation, I think, is that these are European equivalents of hipsters who drink the shiat "ironically," much as American hipsters like to drink PBR.

I saw this in England in 2005 - before hipsters were a thing, I think. Then again, Europe is always ahead of the curve.


as i said above regarding hipsters. Pbr is drunk because it's cheap. in europe, budweiser is imported, thus more expensive than their good beer. therefore, hipsters do not order it, because it is not cheap.

/ this actually just proof that the majority of the world hates things that taste good
 
2012-12-18 04:27:05 PM  

gusto1214: And yes, the quickest way to get ignored by an Irish bartender is to order either a Black and Tan or Irish Car Bomb. Depending on where you are, it can actually be pretty hazardous to your health.


After that whole IRA thing I wouldn't order an Irish Car Bomb in Ireland, no.
 
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