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(BBC-US)   Heineken fined for forcing pubs to buy too much of their beer. And they were only one Fark party away from a solution that would satisfy everyone   (bbc.com) divider line
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2020-10-15 8:16:49 PM  
I don't know what country this is but it doesn't matter. Heineken is lousy beer in any country.
 
2020-10-15 8:17:47 PM  
Bartender : That green beer you're peddlin' just ain't any good.
Bowtie Driver : It ain't supposed to be good! It's supposed to be bought.
Bartender : I ain't buyin'.
Bowtie Driver : Don't worry about it, pops! We won't come back.
 
2020-10-15 8:17:57 PM  

WastrelWay: I don't know what country this is but it doesn't matter. Heineken is lousy beer in any country.


It's way,way better on tap. Still not good mind, but not skunkier than the dorms at Humboldt.
 
2020-10-15 8:21:00 PM  
Heineken? fark that shiat...
 
2020-10-15 8:23:18 PM  
Officers Clubs too?
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2020-10-15 8:27:26 PM  
I was reliably informed years ago by a Dutch friend that Heineken is a Dutch word meaning "horse piss".  Sadly, it was not soon enough to prevent me from trying it once, to my great regret.
 
2020-10-15 8:35:52 PM  
That's not even a slap on the wrist.
 
2020-10-15 8:36:06 PM  

uknesvuinng: I was reliably informed years ago by a Dutch friend that Heineken is a Dutch word meaning "horse piss".  Sadly, it was not soon enough to prevent me from trying it once, to my great regret.


yeah, I don't drink beer anymore, but it is pretty skunky.
 
2020-10-15 8:42:16 PM  
I've lost my taste for heineken, I used to think it was ok but it doesn't agree with my stomach anymore.

Hoppzilla is amazing.
 
2020-10-15 8:46:36 PM  
CSB: When Prohibition was ending in the US, Heineken loaded every boat they could get their hands on and sent them to the US east coast.  As they were one of the first mass supplied beers after Prohibition, this led to them gaining a massive foothold in the US.

So if you hate Heineken, you should really blame the temperance movement.
 
2020-10-15 8:51:32 PM  
I blame Tom

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2020-10-15 9:03:36 PM  
They're "considering an appeal?" How about  making something more appealing and the pubs will buy more of it.
 
2020-10-15 9:12:22 PM  
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2020-10-15 9:42:01 PM  

WastrelWay: I don't know what country this is but it doesn't matter. Heineken is lousy beer in any country.


This.

Either Heineken sucks or by some coincidence everyone I ever tried was skunked.
 
2020-10-15 9:46:56 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: Bartender : That green beer you're peddlin' just ain't any good.
Bowtie Driver : It ain't supposed to be good! It's supposed to be bought.
Bartender : I ain't buyin'.
Bowtie Driver : Don't worry about it, pops! We won't come back.


long ago in my yut we came up with the theory that the air gap between heineken beer and the bottle cap was a huge headache waiting to ruin your 'morrow.
 
2020-10-15 10:11:50 PM  
Long ago, early eighties, camping in amsterdam, First stop on the continent in a month long trip, the vending machine was full of ice cold cans of heineken. will wonders never cease? Made it my mission to seek out the good local brews right as we made it to a new destination. Discovered a delightful apple booze as well somewhere in germany or austria , think it was called apfelkorn or some such...
 
2020-10-15 10:41:48 PM  

skiinstructor: Long ago, early eighties, camping in amsterdam, First stop on the continent in a month long trip, the vending machine was full of ice cold cans of heineken. will wonders never cease? Made it my mission to seek out the good local brews right as we made it to a new destination. Discovered a delightful apple booze as well somewhere in germany or austria , think it was called apfelkorn or some such...


Apfelwein maybe?  Frankfurt is famous for it and proud of it.  Personally I like cider better, but a huge jug of the stuff is fun to put down with some friends at pubs there.
 
2020-10-15 11:20:18 PM  

basicPrototype: called apfelkorn or some such


Definitely Apfelkorn. I lived in Austria for a few years and recall a monumental hangover caused by a bottle of Apfelkorn.
 
2020-10-16 12:18:04 AM  
Maybe it would help if they gave away bar towels?

/Obscure?
//Not really
///Third slashie isn't believing it either...
 
2020-10-16 6:33:24 AM  

Russ1642: That's not even a slap on the wrist.


In "abuse of a dominant position" cases the fine usually hurts less than does the newly created legal basis for (1) tenants ignoring the restriction in the future; and (2) damage claims. Not to mention loss of reputation among consumers.
 
2020-10-16 7:32:03 AM  
Heineken? F*ck that sh*t!
 
2020-10-16 11:06:25 AM  

WastrelWay: I don't know what country this is but it doesn't matter. Heineken is lousy beer in any country.


My general rule for beer was to avoid beer in Green bottles.  They don't travel well and skunk up faster than Brown bottled.
 
2020-10-16 1:49:19 PM  

ZaphodTheSmall: Russ1642: That's not even a slap on the wrist.

In "abuse of a dominant position" cases the fine usually hurts less than does the newly created legal basis for (1) tenants ignoring the restriction in the future; and (2) damage claims. Not to mention loss of reputation among consumers.


99.9999999% of consumers won't know about this case. Bars will keep stocking their beer because it sells. This wasn't even a slap on the wrist and it will cost their business next to nothing.
 
2020-10-16 2:25:15 PM  
I know lootie is banned but I am still leaving dissappoint :(
 
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