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(Foodbeast)   Budweiser admits its beer has no taste, so they're promising to launch a beer that will change that   (foodbeast.com ) divider line
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2013-01-14 01:28:23 AM  
4 votes:
How many times in recent memory have they tried to create a craftier (or gimmicky) beer, that didn't suck? Golden Wheat, Lime, Budweiser American Ale, Platinum, Select, etc.

Give it the f*ck up. You're not going to step into that market with another flavorless lager brewed with nothing in mind but cost and a requirement for 500+ million brazilian trillion barrel sustained replicability.
2013-01-14 07:43:18 AM  
2 votes:
What is so surprising to me is the fact that Budweiser was bought by a Belgium company and it still sucks.

estore.samueladams.com

Samuel Adams, FTW.
2013-01-14 04:42:08 AM  
2 votes:

Soupysales: robohobo: [img.submarino.com.br image 500x500]
is my beer of choice right now. Although I've been looking into homebrewing my own, starting with growing my own hops.

/curing my first batch of tobacco
//lol taxes

The range of Belgian beers available is amazing. Chimay is good, but (if you haven't already) I recommend giving Rochefort or St. Bernardus a try. Yummy.


They are amazingly grand beers. But not particularly hoppy. Their use of wild yeasts is a big part of their character, and I'm not sure that (in my part of the world) I'd be leaving my wort open to the elements Belgian style and seeing what became of it as it brewed.

Chimay and Rochefort are absolutely world-class (can't speak for the other one but I'm sure you're right) and are one of the great examples of why beer is the best beverage. You can enjoy a world-class example of the genre, as brewed by Belgian monks, for little more than a few bucks. See how far you get as a wine, whiskey or brandy drinker with the change from the back of your sofa.
2013-01-14 05:51:27 PM  
1 vote:
Ooh, a new Budweiser product? I can't wait to not try it!
2013-01-14 03:55:00 PM  
1 vote:
As a longtime beer snob and homebrewer, a disturbing trend (among craft brewers) that I'm noticing is the tendency to over-hop everything.

Besides turning your beers into one-note wonders, I think they might be trying to hide something; flaws, lack of flavor ... who knows?

I'd really like to find more commercial rye beers that aren't "rye-pa"...
2013-01-14 08:48:24 AM  
1 vote:
When rice is part of your ingredient list...
2013-01-14 08:28:18 AM  
1 vote:

rynthetyn: CSB time. When I was in middle school, my parents made me taste warm, skunked Budweiser. That was probably the most effective way to keep me from engaging in underage drinking that they could have thought up. I was out of college before I finally tasted beer again.


FTFY
2013-01-14 08:22:38 AM  
1 vote:
Easy. Just give up the game and sell to the REAL Budweiser brewery in the Czech Republic. I've tried it. I liked it. I swore the American filth will never cross my lips again.
2013-01-14 07:52:30 AM  
1 vote:

Soupysales: robohobo: [img.submarino.com.br image 500x500]
is my beer of choice right now. Although I've been looking into homebrewing my own, starting with growing my own hops.

/curing my first batch of tobacco
//lol taxes

The range of Belgian beers available is amazing. Chimay is good, but (if you haven't already) I recommend giving Rochefort or St. Bernardus a try. Yummy.


This. The Trappist Rochefort 10 just absolutely blew my socks off, what a fantastic brew! So yeasty and smooth, like drinking sweet bread.
2013-01-14 06:19:44 AM  
1 vote:
"Sir people are moving from our non-American owned brand to Yuengling."

"What! Unacceptable! Let me have a look."

Takes a bottle, pour into glass and drink.

"Well sir?"

"Tell our brewers to let a batch cook for an extra five minutes so the malt darkens a little bit and call it something that'll lead people to believe it's a premium beer."

"Bravo sir, you done it again"
2013-01-14 05:26:54 AM  
1 vote:
American Ale was better than regular Bud.
2013-01-14 04:42:32 AM  
1 vote:
It won't sell well imo.

The folks that drink Budweiser don't drink it for taste.
2013-01-14 04:36:51 AM  
1 vote:
www.whydoesthisnotexist.com

"NOW WITH FLAVOR!"
2013-01-14 04:36:49 AM  
1 vote:

Aussie_As: Americans are a bunch of lucky bastards


The microbrew thing has been under full sail here for (as far as I've been aware, anyway) about 20 years now and this still seems weird to me. I now find myself whisking past the import section at the giant beer store, eager to see what they've got in domestics and I'm like, "how did this happen?"
2013-01-14 04:33:35 AM  
1 vote:
www.bruguru.com

/There is no other beer
2013-01-14 04:28:51 AM  
1 vote:

Soupysales: Bud drinkers like Bud. Nothing wrong with that. But if you're a fan of craft beers, one of Anheuser Busch's "craft" offerings will never become your go-to drink. They still have the mass market mindset that just doesn't translate into creating a truly distinctive beer.


Good point. If you want to brew a beer which will offend the least number of customers, it's not going to be particularly interesting.

The best solution is to brew a range of beers with varying flavours and allow your customers to identify their favourite (as some Australian microbreweries and presumably some US microbreweries do). The easy solution is to make a bland lager. Wonder which one they'll choose.
2013-01-14 04:18:51 AM  
1 vote:
As an Australian, I am perfectly aware of the mass-produced beer market producing cat's piss. For decades, Australian alcohol tax laws meant that beer was effectively taxed based on its wholesale price, meaning the cheaper (and therefore nastier) you could brew beer, the less tax you paid per unit of volume. The result was beers like Fosters (which is in fact nastier here in Australia than the international version) or XXXX ("the reason it's called 4-X is you can't write Sh*t on a beer label"). Disgusting brews.

In just the last decade those laws have changed and Aussies are slowly but surely discovering the pleasures of microbrewed craft beer, particularly hoppy ales which just didn't exist in the bad old days. West Australians (who are per head of population the most affluent Australians) are particularly well served by microbreweries in Fremantle, and here in my home town of Adelaide our local Coopers Brewery (brewing their uniquely Australian version of English ales, to be drunk at near freezing temperatures) is now the largest Australian-owned brewery, the mass brewers all being owned by overseas interests.

Home-brewing has always been a pretty minor hobby sadly. Due to the size of the market and the nature of our climate, we just can't get the range of outstanding hops and malts which is available from producers in the US.

My point is that Americans are a bunch of lucky bastards and if you're not home-brewing with great local products easily available to you from all over your country (but I particularly tip my lid to Oregon), you're a fool to yourself and a burden to others.
2013-01-14 01:25:58 AM  
1 vote:
Here we go.
2013-01-14 01:09:55 AM  
1 vote:

rynthetyn: CSB time. When I was in middle school, my parents made me taste warm, skunked Budweiser. That was probably the most effective way to keep me from engaging in underage drinking that they could have thought up. I was out of college before I finally tasted beer again.


That's child abuse.
 
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