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(Fox News)   AB Inbev is making more money, but selling less product. Which of these is good news and which is bad depends on what you think of AB Inbev   (foxnews.com ) divider line
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2013-04-30 06:55:28 AM  
So in other words they managed to make money by cutting jobs and using even crappier ingredients. All this means is that all of the beers under InBev just got even crappier in quality, if that was even possible.
 
2013-04-30 08:07:20 AM  
I'd like to believe that people are paying them to keep their products off the shelves.
 
2013-04-30 09:22:07 AM  
I think we should pay them not to brew beer at all.
 
2013-04-30 09:23:49 AM  
what the hell, man.
 
2013-04-30 09:25:47 AM  
Did I really see a commercial this morning for Bud Light Margarita called Lime-a-rita?

WTF is wrong with people?
 
2013-04-30 09:38:33 AM  

enry: Did I really see a commercial this morning for Bud Light Margarita called Lime-a-rita?

WTF is wrong with people?


You did. I tried a sample of this abomination at the local grocery store.

It's worse than you'd think.
 
2013-04-30 09:40:16 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: I think we should pay them not to brew beer at all.


That's not a bad idea. Walk into a liquor store and saying "Uh yeah, I'll take this six pack of micros, a handle of Bacardi gold, and another 24 hours of you not stocking Busch Lite"
 
2013-04-30 09:45:33 AM  
In a multi-national conglomerate like InBev those profits are probably as phony as their beer.
 
2013-04-30 09:55:29 AM  
Since big multinationals like InBev move the market, the fact that they are making beers cost more makes me sad.  But hopefully that means smaller brewers also have more room to grow and expand, so that's good -- as long as I can continue to afford them.
 
2013-04-30 10:02:26 AM  

Gonz: enry: Did I really see a commercial this morning for Bud Light Margarita called Lime-a-rita?

WTF is wrong with people?

You did. I tried a sample of this abomination at the local grocery store.

It's worse than you'd think.


I was thinking "unthinkably bad," so... wow.
 
2013-04-30 10:16:51 AM  

dbirchall: Gonz: enry: Did I really see a commercial this morning for Bud Light Margarita called Lime-a-rita?

WTF is wrong with people?

You did. I tried a sample of this abomination at the local grocery store.

It's worse than you'd think.

I was thinking "unthinkably bad," so... wow.


I had very, very low expectations. At best, I thought it would be cloyingly sweet and devoid of most real positive attributes.

The product failed to meet those expectations. At least it was cold.
 
2013-04-30 11:00:56 AM  
Who wants foamy cheap tasting beer anyway.

Alternative : mainebeercompany.com

On a side note. Anyone care to enlighten me as to why a beer website needs an age verification?
Youth can't SEE beer on a webpage or their adult lives are forfeit to alcoholism?
 
2013-04-30 11:06:15 AM  

greentea1985: So in other words they managed to make money by cutting jobs and using even crappier ingredients. All this means is that all of the beers under InBev just got even crappier in quality, if that was even possible.


The Bain Capital of Beer.
 
2013-04-30 11:15:49 AM  

BHShaman: Who wants foamy cheap tasting beer anyway.

Alternative : mainebeercompany.com

On a side note. Anyone care to enlighten me as to why a beer website needs an age verification?
Youth can't SEE beer on a webpage or their adult lives are forfeit to alcoholism?


Companies that market alcohol need to be able to demonstrate they made an effort to NOT market to anyone under the legal age. It's not enough that they can't sell to them, they need to demonstrate they weren't targeting their marketing to those underage. Some Twitter accounts, like Molson, actually have an added age verification step now that was implemented specifically for this reason.
 
2013-04-30 11:25:10 AM  

Mentat: greentea1985: So in other words they managed to make money by cutting jobs and using even crappier ingredients. All this means is that all of the beers under InBev just got even crappier in quality, if that was even possible.

The Bain Capital of Beer.


The old AB may have been a bloated monster with too many managers and crazy Busch's running around: they at least cared about quality. Now all InBev cares about is the bottom line.
 
2013-04-30 11:40:01 AM  

Gonz: dbirchall: Gonz: enry: Did I really see a commercial this morning for Bud Light Margarita called Lime-a-rita?

WTF is wrong with people?

You did. I tried a sample of this abomination at the local grocery store.

It's worse than you'd think.

I was thinking "unthinkably bad," so... wow.

I had very, very low expectations. At best, I thought it would be cloyingly sweet and devoid of most real positive attributes.

The product failed to meet those expectations. At least it was cold.


They were hawking a Straw-ber-rita  Bud Light lime version at Publix this past weekend.   I dont even want to
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2013-04-30 01:38:19 PM  

greentea1985: So in other words they managed to make money by cutting jobs and using even crappier ingredients. All this means is that all of the beers under InBev just got even crappier in quality, if that was even possible.


If they fark up Spaten Oktoberfest Ima cut a biatch.
 
2013-04-30 01:47:42 PM  

greentea1985: So in other words they managed to make money by cutting jobs and using even crappier ingredients. All this means is that all of the beers under InBev just got even crappier in quality, if that was even possible.


They also raised their prices

The old Bud was actually high quality.  It just tasted bland, but it always tasted the exact same kind of bland.  The new bud uses garbage ingredients and just dump more junk into it  to cover it up.  They ended up ruining Becks cause of this
 
2013-04-30 02:07:44 PM  

greentea1985: So in other words they managed to make money by cutting jobs and using even crappier ingredients. All this means is that all of the beers under InBev just got even crappier in quality, if that was even possible.


And we're done. Support your local microbrewery - it's slightly more expensive, but it's worth it.
 
2013-04-30 02:34:48 PM  

ShadowKamui: greentea1985: So in other words they managed to make money by cutting jobs and using even crappier ingredients. All this means is that all of the beers under InBev just got even crappier in quality, if that was even possible.

They also raised their prices

The old Bud was actually high quality. It just tasted bland, but it always tasted the exact same kind of bland.  The new bud uses garbage ingredients and just dump more junk into it  to cover it up.  They ended up ruining Becks cause of this


This. It's not hard to make a profit when you convince people that a 6 pack of Stella Artois is worth $9 or $10 and people lap it up. Meanwhile my local grocer is selling Shiner for $5.99
 
2013-04-30 02:50:14 PM  

Dr J Zoidberg: ShadowKamui: greentea1985: So in other words they managed to make money by cutting jobs and using even crappier ingredients. All this means is that all of the beers under InBev just got even crappier in quality, if that was even possible.

They also raised their prices

The old Bud was actually high quality. It just tasted bland, but it always tasted the exact same kind of bland.  The new bud uses garbage ingredients and just dump more junk into it  to cover it up.  They ended up ruining Becks cause of this

This. It's not hard to make a profit when you convince people that a 6 pack of Stella Artois is worth $9 or $10 and people lap it up. Meanwhile my local grocer is selling Shiner for $5.99


In the rest of the world, isn't Stella Artois viewed as a crap beer; kinda like how we view Natty and Milwaukee's Best?
 
2013-04-30 03:03:10 PM  

mjohnson71: In the rest of the world, isn't Stella Artois viewed as a crap beer; kinda like how we view Natty and Milwaukee's Best?


Yup. Wife-beater beer.
 
2013-04-30 03:09:09 PM  

mjohnson71: Dr J Zoidberg: ShadowKamui: greentea1985: So in other words they managed to make money by cutting jobs and using even crappier ingredients. All this means is that all of the beers under InBev just got even crappier in quality, if that was even possible.

They also raised their prices

The old Bud was actually high quality. It just tasted bland, but it always tasted the exact same kind of bland.  The new bud uses garbage ingredients and just dump more junk into it  to cover it up.  They ended up ruining Becks cause of this

This. It's not hard to make a profit when you convince people that a 6 pack of Stella Artois is worth $9 or $10 and people lap it up. Meanwhile my local grocer is selling Shiner for $5.99

In the rest of the world, isn't Stella Artois viewed as a crap beer; kinda like how we view Natty and Milwaukee's Best?


I'm not sure, the closest example I know of is Foster's, a buddy I went to college with is from Australia and he told me that was like their Keystone
 
2013-04-30 03:12:00 PM  

mjohnson71: Dr J Zoidberg: ShadowKamui: greentea1985: So in other words they managed to make money by cutting jobs and using even crappier ingredients. All this means is that all of the beers under InBev just got even crappier in quality, if that was even possible.

They also raised their prices

The old Bud was actually high quality. It just tasted bland, but it always tasted the exact same kind of bland.  The new bud uses garbage ingredients and just dump more junk into it  to cover it up.  They ended up ruining Becks cause of this

This. It's not hard to make a profit when you convince people that a 6 pack of Stella Artois is worth $9 or $10 and people lap it up. Meanwhile my local grocer is selling Shiner for $5.99

In the rest of the world, isn't Stella Artois viewed as a crap beer; kinda like how we view Natty and Milwaukee's Best?


That wouldn't surprise me at all
 
2013-04-30 03:46:28 PM  
At least the one good thing about InBev gutting A-B is a ton of microbreweries are opening and/or expanding here in St. Louis.

Plus drinking Miller or Coors is no longer the high crime is used to be. Drinking those beers used to be a Class II Misdemeanor around here.
 
2013-04-30 05:37:12 PM  

mjohnson71: Dr J Zoidberg: ShadowKamui: greentea1985: So in other words they managed to make money by cutting jobs and using even crappier ingredients. All this means is that all of the beers under InBev just got even crappier in quality, if that was even possible.

They also raised their prices

The old Bud was actually high quality. It just tasted bland, but it always tasted the exact same kind of bland.  The new bud uses garbage ingredients and just dump more junk into it  to cover it up.  They ended up ruining Becks cause of this

This. It's not hard to make a profit when you convince people that a 6 pack of Stella Artois is worth $9 or $10 and people lap it up. Meanwhile my local grocer is selling Shiner for $5.99

In the rest of the world, isn't Stella Artois viewed as a crap beer; kinda like how we view Natty and Milwaukee's Best?


Yeah, I asked a Londoner friend about Stella. He and 'is mates call it "beater beer", referring to the fact that wife beaters usually drink it. On another front, a couple of years ago I saw an ad for an Australian import called Victoria. Down under this stuff is known as Victoria Bitter or VB, and is apparently cheap swill people drink before glassing a foreigner and killing someone with their Holden in a drunk driving incident.
 
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