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(thestar.com)   End of skunky beer in the near future   (thestar.com ) divider line
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Eli
2001-12-07 01:16:59 PM  
What, they're gonna outlaw Heineken?
 
bug
2001-12-07 01:17:13 PM  
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PEPE SURRENDERS!!
 
2001-12-07 01:19:43 PM  
So why not just use brown bottles? And what about the Corona-swilling masses who think they're drinking a 'premium imported beer'? "Dude, this brewski doesn't taste right, man. It ain't skunky!"
 
2001-12-07 01:19:52 PM  
SKUNK BUD ?
Good crap,man !
 
2001-12-07 01:21:58 PM  
But if yer beer is skunkee, u get 50 cints off in mah town. a-yuh.
 
2001-12-07 01:27:01 PM  
Hell yeah!! This is just to good to be true!!
 
2001-12-07 01:33:37 PM  
And how are they coming along with ending "bitter beer face"?
 
2001-12-07 01:45:15 PM  
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2001-12-07 01:46:31 PM  
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Sorry.
 
2001-12-07 01:57:33 PM  
So... that's why Corona and MGD taste like shiat. It's the clear bottle thing...

How is drinking Corona like eating magic mushrooms?

By the time you get to the bottom, you realize that you just had shiat...
 
2001-12-07 02:16:07 PM  
so skunk bud = good, skunk beer = bad? i had no idea.
 
2001-12-07 02:27:25 PM  
Yes, IFeelNothing, without the skunkiness, the Bud has no taste at all.
 
2001-12-07 02:29:32 PM  
I just want to know why they ruin Newcastle and Samuel Smith by using clear bottles.
 
2001-12-07 02:31:55 PM  
Well, now that we've cracked this problem, maybe now we can finally get on to curing the whole cancer thing.
 
2001-12-07 02:36:11 PM  
Now if only Labatt's would also spend money on trying to make beer that doesn't suck.
 
2001-12-07 03:06:40 PM  
Now if they can invent beer that doesn't give you a hangover. Oh wait....they did. It's called Odouls. But what's the point?
 
2001-12-07 03:16:00 PM  
Parmalat beer. Never goes bad. Stores in closet for years.

Labatt Blue is one of my favorite beers.
 
2001-12-07 03:28:40 PM  
And they say "IT" is the greatest invention of all time? I think these guys are going to have that execu-toy scooter beat!
 
2001-12-07 03:38:27 PM  
as long as they don't make a diet skunk proof beer, wait wouldn't that be an oxymoron
 
2001-12-07 03:41:38 PM  
Well at least we wouldn't have to see this anymore!!!!!!
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2001-12-07 04:51:00 PM  
Clear bottles - Miller, Corona, Tuborg
Green bottles - Heineken, Becks, Molson, Rolling Rock
Brown bottles - Everything else

Any brewery that starts putting beer in plastic bottles should be imploded. Cans are bad enough. The container is actually important to beer flavor. Try to think of the times you had beer in a plastic cup at some picnic or some cheapass bar. It just does not taste as good as in a real glass.
 
2001-12-07 07:24:23 PM  
When they moved soda from glass to plastic it tasted different.

I have had beer in a plastic bottle, it was at a bar. At a bar, I can understand the plastic bottle, but at home. Nope.
 
2001-12-08 02:45:23 AM  
Once again, Canada and Canadians are at the cutting edge of beer technology.
 
2001-12-08 03:21:14 AM  
I read somewhere about 8 or 10 years ago that the reason that beers develop their "skunky" qualities is that the bottles are exposed to waaaay too much light. It degrades the quality of the beer and in turn, gives off the odor. Generally, only cheap, crappy American beers are prone to the problem, however, beer in clear and green glass bottles prominently show this characteristic rather than those in brown bottles. Just a FYI for y'all...

-he who stacks pork
 
2001-12-08 04:06:14 AM  
The official explanation is that the light reacts with various chemicals produced by the hops. I'd imagine that this wouldn't be as much a problem with the typical American "less bitter" (less hops) beer as with a good Real Beer. I always bottle a few homebrews in clear bottles, just to see how the color and clarity develop, but keep them in a dark closet.
 
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