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(The Wire)   The changing tastes in American beer: Americans are drinking a good deal more Blue Moon, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and Yuengling. Michelob? Not so much   (thewire.com) divider line 128
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2014-03-11 07:38:55 PM
I know it's made in China and will likely kill me, but I enjoy this quite a bit:
indiqlo.com
 
2014-03-11 07:41:33 PM
BEER SNOB THREAD!!!
 
2014-03-11 07:48:04 PM
♫ Weekends were made... for Michelob...♫


Anyone remember this one?

♫Here's to good friends... Tonight is kinda special.  The beer we pour.. must be something more somehow... ♫

Gawd, Iove that smarmy 70s style.
 
2014-03-11 07:48:45 PM

timujin: I know it's made in China and will likely kill me, but I enjoy this quite a bit:
[indiqlo.com image 740x400]


I like that one too! Cheers!

I also like Blue Moon and Amber Bock, so where does that put me in your precious beer map, subby!?
 
2014-03-11 07:49:07 PM

fusillade762: BEER SNOB THREAD!!!


The last one hasn't even stopped accepting comments ...
 
2014-03-11 07:50:16 PM
If they brought back the original Michelob with the teardrop bottle, I'd drink it.

/the night, it belongs to Michelob.
 
2014-03-11 07:52:16 PM
Tonight, Let It Be Lowenbrau
 
2014-03-11 07:54:04 PM
www.beerfm.com

/If it doesn't contain every trace mineral and every vitamin known to man, it's not beer... :P
 
2014-03-11 07:54:23 PM
Sam Adams.
 
2014-03-11 07:54:31 PM
If you ask for a specific brand in any bar, they'll give it to you.  But, in Philly, if you ask for a lager, they'll give you Yeungling.
 
2014-03-11 07:54:38 PM
Dennis Hopper approves.
Also:
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-11 07:54:53 PM
Yuengling is the US's oldest brewer.

I miss Rainier.

No, wait, I miss Rainier commercials. Those were funny!
 
2014-03-11 07:55:24 PM
I don't get it. Michelob is 100% barley malt, no corn no rice. Yeungling, which though good, is made with corn and barley. Michelob products also taste better, jmho.
 
2014-03-11 07:55:34 PM
Heineken or death!

/nods towards Drew, gets ready to had to the fridge for another Heineken
 
2014-03-11 07:55:38 PM
I only drink Ox 45.

/Talls, of course.
 
2014-03-11 07:55:44 PM
Milk stouts ftw
 
2014-03-11 07:56:24 PM
ryandeiss.com

/Blank
 
2014-03-11 07:56:57 PM
hey, if it's cold and you're offering, i will drink whatever you got.
 
2014-03-11 07:57:45 PM
I think Michelob would be easy to rebrand.  It has a reputation has better beer, just need to go away from the macrobeer image.

Put it in a different shaped bottle, give it a label that looks 40 years ago and bend it towards microbrews.
Make a Michelob wheat, ect.

\Do we really think blue moon is a microbrew?
 
2014-03-11 07:57:56 PM

ClavellBCMI: Heineken or death!

/nods towards Drew, gets ready to had to the fridge for another Heineken


blech, Heine tastes like it came out of one.

/meh, whatever, more for you
 
2014-03-11 07:58:58 PM

Enemabag Jones: I think Michelob would be easy to rebrand.  It has a reputation has better beer, just need to go away from the macrobeer image.

Put it in a different shaped bottle, give it a label that looks 40 years ago and bend it towards microbrews.
Make a Michelob wheat, ect.

\Do we really think blue moon is a microbrew?


I don't think Blue Moon, PBR or Yeungling are microbrews.
 
2014-03-11 07:59:02 PM
Perhaps we've filled up on the ads. It's sex in a canoe, we can only have a beer or two if we plan to drive so we pay more for the fewer we drink.
 
2014-03-11 08:01:46 PM

timujin: ClavellBCMI: Heineken or death!

/nods towards Drew, gets ready to had to the fridge for another Heineken

blech, Heine tastes like it came out of one.

/meh, whatever, more for you


Whatever floats your boat, and yes, more for me! Just take your PBR and pour it back into the horse it came from (and the same with Budweiser).
 
JVD
2014-03-11 08:02:28 PM
I drink Pabst (on account of it's what I cut my teeth on and it's the only cheap macro that has any taste IMO), only because they don't sell Yuengling in Wisconsin. :(
 
2014-03-11 08:02:28 PM
bellsbeer.com
evbdn.eventbrite.com


www.brown.com

Oh, and if you ever find yourself in Kalamazoo, you need to go to the Beer Exchange:
d31a1z4t2dmph5.cloudfront.net
juliesterling.files.wordpress.com

Their beer prices are driven by demand.

/Michigan: crappy economy but we will get you wasted
 
2014-03-11 08:03:33 PM

timujin: Enemabag Jones: I think Michelob would be easy to rebrand.  It has a reputation has better beer, just need to go away from the macrobeer image.

Put it in a different shaped bottle, give it a label that looks 40 years ago and bend it towards microbrews.
Make a Michelob wheat, ect.

\Do we really think blue moon is a microbrew?

I don't think Blue Moon, PBR or Yeungling are microbrews.


PBR is up for sale, largest American beer company (for now) but has 0 breweries

Blue Moon is Coors

Yeungling is the largest American beer company that actually brews all they're own stuff.
 
2014-03-11 08:03:53 PM

ClavellBCMI: Heineken or death!

/nods towards Drew, gets ready to had to the fridge for another Heineken


That's some good, old-fashioned, family dick riding. :)
 
2014-03-11 08:04:29 PM
I'm drinking a 4Loko right now in a hotel because I am on a work trip. I have a 7-11.

Please don't judge.

Usually it's Dirty Bastard by Founders or Huma Lupa Licious.


/I know you're judging
 
2014-03-11 08:05:12 PM

Enemabag Jones: I think Michelob would be easy to rebrand.  It has a reputation has better beer, just need to go away from the macrobeer image.

Put it in a different shaped bottle, give it a label that looks 40 years ago and bend it towards microbrews.
Make a Michelob wheat, ect.

\Do we really think blue moon is a microbrew?


Changing Michelob to a wheat brew isn't a half-bad idea at all, if you could get AB-InBev out of their love for rice brews and cheapening every brand they buy to whatever the least expensive option they have available is.
 
2014-03-11 08:05:54 PM
Blue Moon is an InBev product, isn't it.
 
2014-03-11 08:07:33 PM

Ringshadow: [bellsbeer.com image 353x348]
[evbdn.eventbrite.com image 729x328]


[www.brown.com image 638x338]

Oh, and if you ever find yourself in Kalamazoo, you need to go to the Beer Exchange:
[d31a1z4t2dmph5.cloudfront.net image 850x517]
[juliesterling.files.wordpress.com image 800x454]

Their beer prices are driven by demand.

/Michigan: crappy economy but we will get you wasted


I might have to get over there some day... when I'm not already falling-down drunk.
 
2014-03-11 08:08:09 PM

timujin: I know it's made in China and will likely kill me, but I enjoy this quite a bit:
[indiqlo.com image 740x400]


Was just over there, had some Tsingtao (surprised to find it was founded in 1903 by German settlers) and Yanjing beer but didn't try your brand. Was surprised to find their beers were nice and light and washed down the spicy food quite well.

Love the Buddha bottle. I will look for it over here.
 
2014-03-11 08:09:42 PM
They made a Michelob wheat once. Also made a bud wheat. Neither lasted. Not for nothing, there was also a Michelob IPA. It was really excellent. Bitter at the front, the citrus, then smooth sweet. Not super heavy. But no one bought it because we expect IPAs to come in flashier bottles.
 
2014-03-11 08:10:19 PM
I know someone who refuses to drink Guinness because it is filtered with fish bladders. Why yes, he is a vegan.

Gimme some more of that sweet delicious fish bladder.
 
2014-03-11 08:12:01 PM
Going on a beer run, let me know if you guys need anything

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-11 08:12:34 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Blue Moon is an InBev product, isn't it.


It's Molson-Coors

Shock Top is the InBev version
 
2014-03-11 08:13:09 PM

ClavellBCMI: Heineken or death!

/nods towards Drew, gets ready to had to the fridge for another Heineken


Drew actually does not care that much for Heineken, it is a meme that was assigned to him that is difficult to shake. His collaboration with Mr Wheaton and Stone Brewing to make Woot stout should say as much.

But I', not here to white night for Mr. Curtis.


My point to the article, or at least the headline is that american drinking public's taste has matured. and while the craft beer movement has exploded in recent years, a great deal of the drinkng public still does not have as ready access to  real, in the sense of small batch indie operator produced craft beer.

the fact that these people are choosing to drink the "Crafty" beers from the macor producers is actually a very good thing. at the very least, they provide a kind of .. training wheels  kind of beer  for the folks wanting to expand their tastes,

how many of you beer snobs out there find themselves at some kind of chain resturant and order the sam adams or the shock top or blue moon because it beats the alternative?

that's the target audience
 
2014-03-11 08:14:10 PM
 
2014-03-11 08:14:32 PM
Having been to the States multiple times, was introduced to Blue Moon 2 trips ago and it is my favourite beer when I can get it. It is now being imported into Australia (by Coca-Cola) but at the moment, not too many places are stocking it - my closest is a 20 mile round trip and a carton will cost me $60 (about $55 USD) It is a bit more expensive than Miller Genuine Draft or Chill (they are about $50 a slab) Loads and loads of taxes on beer (alcohol) here. Even a 420ml local brew (which is about 15oz)  will cost me more than $7 at my local bar. That hurts...

\\end of expensive csb
 
2014-03-11 08:16:07 PM

timujin: ClavellBCMI: Heineken or death!

/nods towards Drew, gets ready to had to the fridge for another Heineken

blech, Heine tastes like it came out of one.

/meh, whatever, more for you


Becks is better
 
2014-03-11 08:19:16 PM

Phil ODendron: Having been to the States multiple times, was introduced to Blue Moon 2 trips ago and it is my favourite beer when I can get it. It is now being imported into Australia (by Coca-Cola) but at the moment, not too many places are stocking it - my closest is a 20 mile round trip and a carton will cost me $60 (about $55 USD) It is a bit more expensive than Miller Genuine Draft or Chill (they are about $50 a slab) Loads and loads of taxes on beer (alcohol) here. Even a 420ml local brew (which is about 15oz)  will cost me more than $7 at my local bar. That hurts...

\\end of expensive csb


Isn't all your booze taxed via the Alcohol content down there?
 
2014-03-11 08:19:38 PM

Momzilla59: Yuengling is the US's oldest brewer.

I miss Rainier.

No, wait, I miss Rainier commercials. Those were funny!


Oh hell yeah! Remember the one with the guy riding the motorcycle on a windy mountain road (I'm supposing Mt. Rainier)?

Raaaaaaaaaaa- neeeeeeeeer- beeeeeeeeerrr!

Freakin awesome
 
2014-03-11 08:19:45 PM

shlabotnik: I know someone who refuses to drink Guinness because it is filtered with fish bladders. Why yes, he is a vegan.

Gimme some more of that sweet delicious fish bladder.


www.midwestsupplies.com
 
2014-03-11 08:19:50 PM
I can't even remember the last time AB even had a national Michelob commercial?    Once upon a time if you showed up with Michelob or Heineken you were considered classy.
 
2014-03-11 08:21:09 PM
I know it's hardly a micro brew anymore but I enjoy Shiner products
 
2014-03-11 08:21:32 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Blue Moon is an InBev product, isn't it.


Coors, actually, so SAB-Miller I believe. Still a multi-national conglomerate of shiat breweries.
 
2014-03-11 08:22:16 PM
Good rule of thumb for beer: if there's TV commercials for it, it's shiat.
 
2014-03-11 08:25:16 PM
So, beer thread.  Thought I'd ask, anyone know any good rauchbiers available in the DC area?  While ago I picked up a few bottles of Aecht Schlenkerla, half of which were quite satisfying while the other half was vinegar.
 
2014-03-11 08:25:30 PM
Actually had some Yuengling this weekend, which is rare for me (ie. to drink beer these days). I like it.

I prefer Blue Moon though. Dunno who got me on it, but I like that shiat.

/ Don't drink much beer these days
 
2014-03-11 08:26:32 PM
And a side note. I freakin HATE beer snobs. We have so many breweries within bicycling distance that its disgusting. I love them. But when I'm at a bar and i order an Anchor Steam instead of some local IPA, you all can go fark yourselves with the smarmy comments
 
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