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(Financial Post)   Planned merger of two of world's largest water suppliers could happen next year   (business.financialpost.com ) divider line
    More: Misc, SABMiller, United States, Molson Coors, Anheuser-Busch InBev, mergers, UNITED STATES AND CHINA, Altria, Victoria Jackson  
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2013-10-31 12:15:58 PM  
Nobody can own water.
 
2013-10-31 12:16:47 PM  
And nothing of value will be lost.....


/ life's too short for shiatty 'beer's
// through //


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2013-10-31 12:17:26 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Nobody can own water.


But they can make it

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2013-10-31 12:20:58 PM  
www.ideatoappster.com
 
2013-10-31 12:28:37 PM  
And their stocks will rise high.
 
2013-10-31 12:52:55 PM  
Aquafina and Dasani?
 
2013-10-31 01:14:23 PM  
Won't happen. US regulator's won't allow it. InBev - Grupo Modelo almost didn't happen until Grupo Modelo sold off all US operations.
 
2013-10-31 01:16:44 PM  
They are gonna swap some stocks.
 
2013-10-31 01:18:32 PM  
I avoid beers from the big boys. I prefer to patronize small, independent breweries.

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2013-10-31 01:33:44 PM  

Wellon Dowd: I avoid beers from the big boys. I prefer to patronize small, independent breweries.

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poe's law........
 
2013-10-31 01:35:17 PM  

kidgenius: Aquafina and Dasani?


Rain clouds and icy comets?
 
2013-10-31 01:39:49 PM  

Leader O'Cola: Wellon Dowd: I avoid beers from the big boys. I prefer to patronize small, independent breweries.

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poe's law........


I like that, too.

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2013-10-31 02:04:54 PM  

kidgenius: Aquafina and Dasani?


You don't appear to have RTFA
 
2013-10-31 02:34:17 PM  
I thought the Mississippi and Great Lakes were already linked?

/Asian carp, it's what's for dinner.
 
2013-10-31 02:40:47 PM  

monoski: kidgenius: Aquafina and Dasani?

You don't appear to have RTFA


Your name wouldn't happen to be 'Francis', would it?
 
2013-10-31 02:41:02 PM  
It's more a question of when, not if

It's more a question of why bother, not when or if.
 
2013-10-31 03:05:31 PM  

Wellon Dowd: I avoid beers from the big boys. I prefer to patronize small, independent breweries.

[i.imgur.com image 300x485][i.imgur.com image 297x485]


*snerk*
 
2013-10-31 03:11:45 PM  
Is this the thread where we all blow one another over our shared love of DevilDemonGargoyleAngryArrogantBlueberryStrawberryChocolatePeanutButte rAndKYJellyGrahamCracker Stout?
 
WGJ [TotalFark]
2013-10-31 03:21:26 PM  

GoldSpider: Is this the thread where we all blow one another over our shared love of DevilDemonGargoyleAngryArrogantBlueberryStrawberryChocolatePeanutButte rAndKYJellyGrahamCracker Stout?


www.ncbrewing.org

Yep. Every Single God Damn Beer Thread.
 
2013-10-31 03:26:31 PM  
Are there any beer fans out there that aren't:

1. Focused only only drinking the most hoppy of the hoppiest beers possible?
2. Enjoy high quality beer of varied types but are also fine with drinking a cheap/light beer at the beach or while mowing the lawn or something?
 
2013-10-31 03:26:56 PM  
Sorry, I only drink dirty bastard.

Pale Ales are for girls.
 
2013-10-31 03:33:23 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

lovegoodbeer.com
 
2013-10-31 03:41:03 PM  

nocturnal001: Are there any beer fans out there that aren't:

1. Focused only only drinking the most hoppy of the hoppiest beers possible?
2. Enjoy high quality beer of varied types but are also fine with drinking a cheap/light beer at the beach or while mowing the lawn or something?


I have never had a good light beer.

I have no problem drinking cheap or mass produced beers, but like any cheap or mass produced products they tend to be inferior.

Mass produced products are made to be acceptable to the masses and as a result tend to not be particularly good for any one smaller group. Products produced in smaller volumes can be targetted at specific tastes as they can be entirely unpalatable to most people while still selling.
 
2013-10-31 03:42:31 PM  

nocturnal001: Are there any beer fans out there that aren't:

1. Focused only only drinking the most hoppy of the hoppiest beers possible?
2. Enjoy high quality beer of varied types but are also fine with drinking a cheap/light beer at the beach or while mowing the lawn or something?


I can't drink Bud, or Coors Light, or Miller anymore.

But there are other similar types I enjoy enough for a hot day.  I'll drink a Corona or Quilmes for that purpose if that's all that's around.

But if I'm buying, there's plenty of selection in my area for easy-drinkin like a Yuengling or Walt Wit
 
2013-10-31 03:50:44 PM  

potterydove: Sorry, I only drink dirty bastard.

Pale Ales are for girls.


Sorry, I only drink to get drunk.
 
2013-10-31 04:12:41 PM  

WhiskeySticks: potterydove: Sorry, I only drink dirty bastard.

Pale Ales are for girls.

Sorry, I only drink to get drunk.


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2013-10-31 04:40:55 PM  
And once these two merger they plan to lobby for more Fracking, and to have high pressure pipelines laid over every major aquifer.

Except one...

Which they already own.
 
2013-10-31 05:00:45 PM  
The Feds almost blocked them from buying Modelo, not going to happen
 
2013-10-31 05:08:21 PM  

dywed88: I have never had a good light beer


As a home brewer, let me just say that the most challenging thing you can possibly brew is a light beer. You can joke about sex in a canoe all you want, but making a light beer that is even remotely drinkable is an art, and I hold Bud and Miller in the highest regard. No, I don't personally want to drink one, I prefer the sort of beer that you can eat with a fork, but I respect it.
 
2013-10-31 05:23:09 PM  

Wellon Dowd: I avoid beers from the big boys. I prefer to patronize small, independent breweries.

[i.imgur.com image 300x485][i.imgur.com image 297x485]


I see what you did there
 
2013-10-31 06:00:01 PM  

Wellon Dowd: I avoid beers from the big boys. I prefer to patronize small, independent breweries.

[i.imgur.com image 300x485][i.imgur.com image 297x485]


Because you mention them specifically in the way you did, I'm sure you know...

but, for others: Click Here
 
2013-10-31 06:57:59 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: I see what you did there


img.fark.net
 
2013-10-31 07:17:10 PM  
See, this is a HotY in my book, but in a way that will never win.  It's amusing when you know the context, hilariously exposes the idiots who didn't RTFA (or even hover their pointer over the source link), gets plenty of hits & discussion going and riles up the right groups.  Most obvious greenlight evar.

/not subby
/nor a mod
 
2013-10-31 07:31:51 PM  
Just imagine the possibilities for cheap water-related buzzword puns..

"Let's shift this merger into a fluid<rimshot>, dynamic flood of opportunity..."
 
2013-10-31 07:33:27 PM  

nocturnal001: Are there any beer fans out there that aren't:

1. Focused only only drinking the most hoppy of the hoppiest beers possible?
2. Enjoy high quality beer of varied types but are also fine with drinking a cheap/light beer at the beach or while mowing the lawn or something?


I will take a 24oz yuengling  or modelo over anything I've tasted in the flights of different beers in the two growler stores that have opened within a mile of me. I want to be cool and like pomegranate brewed ipas and stouts that look like motor oil. I've tried and tried but just like a decent lager. I seriously would prefer a normal Budweiser over a Blue Moon any day. I don't know what's wrong with me but dammit it's not a lack of effort. I don't drink it to be ironic either so hipster fail too.
 
2013-10-31 07:44:03 PM  
coors head will prevail.
 
2013-10-31 08:44:35 PM  

NewWorldDan: dywed88: I have never had a good light beer

As a home brewer, let me just say that the most challenging thing you can possibly brew is a light beer. You can joke about sex in a canoe all you want, but making a light beer that is even remotely drinkable is an art, and I hold Bud and Miller in the highest regard. No, I don't personally want to drink one, I prefer the sort of beer that you can eat with a fork, but I respect it.


Yeah, it's like making a souffle, easy to fark up if you're not careful.  It's easy in comparison to make a good ale, but a light lager is a biatch.

/Tecate is my go-to camping/fishing beer.
//love me some red ales, though.
 
2013-10-31 08:54:29 PM  

WGJ: GoldSpider: Is this the thread where we all blow one another over our shared love of DevilDemonGargoyleAngryArrogantBlueberryStrawberryChocolatePeanutButte rAndKYJellyGrahamCracker Stout?

[www.ncbrewing.org image 612x268]

Yep. Every Single God Damn Beer Thread.


Good old Fark beer snobs. They never pass up an opportunity to show us all how utterly ridiculous they are.
 
2013-10-31 09:18:00 PM  

Hot Carl To Go: nocturnal001: Are there any beer fans out there that aren't:

1. Focused only only drinking the most hoppy of the hoppiest beers possible?
2. Enjoy high quality beer of varied types but are also fine with drinking a cheap/light beer at the beach or while mowing the lawn or something?

I will take a 24oz yuengling  or modelo over anything I've tasted in the flights of different beers in the two growler stores that have opened within a mile of me. I want to be cool and like pomegranate brewed ipas and stouts that look like motor oil. I've tried and tried but just like a decent lager. I seriously would prefer a normal Budweiser over a Blue Moon any day. I don't know what's wrong with me but dammit it's not a lack of effort. I don't drink it to be ironic either so hipster fail too.


Good, I was starting to feel like I was the weirdo.

Just like any other hobby. You have enthusiasts of the product and then you have fanboys. Same with food. Yes, I would love that fois gras with chutney on toast points, but damned if a chicken wing from a dive bar can't be delicious too.

I like beer. Actually I love beer. I will drink most beers, though I strongly prefer some to others. Give me an obscure belgian, give me a botique stout, but hand me a can of bud light when I am thirsty and I will thank you. No miller though, tastes like beer pong to me.
 
2013-10-31 10:05:11 PM  
So...Mudweiser?
 
2013-10-31 11:32:28 PM  
Oakshire Espresso Stout is my new favorite microbrew
10 barrel Sinistor Black is another good one
 
2013-11-01 12:36:03 AM  
Inbev and SAB merging might lead to anti-trust scrutiny in many of the countries where they do business.
 
2013-11-01 02:04:17 AM  

nocturnal001: Are there any beer fans out there that aren't:

1. Focused only only drinking the most hoppy of the hoppiest beers possible?


Yes. Sometimes I want a balance of hops & malt, sometimes more maltiness. E.g., except in a 100+ F heat wave I'm coming to prefer an APA to a Double/Imperial IPA, or sometimes a "pre-Prohibition" lager, or...


2. Enjoy high quality beer of varied types but are also fine with drinking a cheap/light beer at the beach or while mowing the lawn or something?

Haffenreffer Private Stock Malt Liquor is cheap down the street; they even have 16 oz singles for a buck including tax. When all I want is something to chase a cheap bourbon+rocks in the summer it comes in handy.

Sometimes I'll even drink Rolling Rock, or Bud, Coors or Pabst. Or whatever 24 oz "singles" are 2/$2.50 at the gas station. I just can't see buying it in quantity because finishing a six of pisswater is hard enough, half or more of an 18-pack would be handed out near the homeless shelter.

As for the merger in TFA, I strongly oppose it. You know how in (the original) "Rollerball" the global monopolies were called Energy and so on? If this merger goes through they might as well rename the corporation Beer.
 
2013-11-01 02:33:07 AM  

BHShaman: Wellon Dowd: I avoid beers from the big boys. I prefer to patronize small, independent breweries.

[i.imgur.com image 300x485][i.imgur.com image 297x485]

Because you mention them specifically in the way you did, I'm sure you know...

but, for others: Click Here


Yeah, I knew most "craft" beers had something to do with one of the big boys. The problem is even those that were bought out or faked up can still be good beer. And the small local brewpub around here only distributes two varieties in cans, an IPA and an Amber Ale, and the IPA sucks. And they're both $10 a six. And a beer at the pub itself is like 5 bucks. PISH. If a brand wants me to be loyal they should sell something I'd want more than one of at a price that encourages that.

By the way. Colonel Lee bourbon is bottled by Barton, the 80 proof tastes like younger 80 proof Very Old Barton, and it's quite drinkable if you don't overemphasize "complexity" and so on. And the Liquor Barn Express had it marked down to $4.99 a fifth, which made it the cheapest whiskey in Kentucky, even cheaper than the cheap vodkas. So naturally I got "alcohol-related coronary arrhythmia" for a few days and had to wear a portable EKG all weekend. Which might have been helped by the fact that for about a week I gulped potassium chloride NoSalt trying to make up for all the sodium in the stuff I was washing down with booze, and that my Weeners to my heartbeat going wacky was slow deep breathing and more drinking. ("How are you still alive?" someone asked; the answer is "Just bad luck, I guess.")

The ex was worried about Long-QT Syndrome, which causes sudden death. You just keel over. I tried to convince her that was nothing to worry about, sudden death is a GOOD thing, but she wouldn't hear it. The nerve of some people. "But who would walk my dogs for free?" (At least it's exercise I can talk about in mixed company.)


Anyway...
 
2013-11-01 03:31:42 AM  
These are water consumers. Proof: they use clean water, and they produce carbonated piss.
 
2013-11-01 04:35:40 AM  

nocturnal001: Are there any beer fans out there that aren't:

1. Focused only only drinking the most hoppy of the hoppiest beers possible?
2. Enjoy high quality beer of varied types but are also fine with drinking a cheap/light beer at the beach or while mowing the lawn or something?


*Raises hand and promptly has it shot off by the Fark beer snob brigade*

I like malty beers. Overhopped beers are just bitter water to me. If I wanted something that bitter I'd chew on a bar of soap.
 
2013-11-01 06:46:19 AM  
While they're soaking in their riches
sopping up the money,

We'll be drowning in the cost.
Thirsting for more.

I think I'll go dry on bottled water.
It's not like I'm living in a desert.

Besides, there's a ocean's worth in my faucet.
A filter will be fine, it's not like I have to drink a lake.
 
2013-11-01 06:58:49 AM  

kidgenius: Aquafina and Dasani?


You were almost there.

images4.wikia.nocookie.net

"Aquafina and Dasani at St. Louis, when the merger was approved."
 
2013-11-01 07:09:22 AM  

nocturnal001: Are there any beer fans out there that aren't:

1. Focused only only drinking the most hoppy of the hoppiest beers possible?
2. Enjoy high quality beer of varied types but are also fine with drinking a cheap/light beer at the beach or while mowing the lawn or something?


Yes. I like Bocks, Porters, Barleywines, Imperial Stouts, Wee Heavies ,  Viennas, some Pils. Doing yard work ? Natty ice. .50/ per can so I dont worry about it if i forget where I put one.
And, imho, the only folks who win from the hoppy beers are the hop farmers.
 
2013-11-01 10:45:32 AM  
Thank god it's not just me.
 
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