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(NYPost)   New York man sues Holland-based brewery for making him think Tecate was a Mexican beer   (nypost.com) divider line
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2020-11-28 2:32:47 AM  
People drinking Lagunitas beer have the same dilemma. It's owned by the same people as Tecate, as are the people who drink it. Owned.
 
2020-11-28 2:46:47 AM  
Fun fact: "Imported" Stella Artois in the US is actually brewed alongside Molson in Canada. You didn't really think it came all the way from Antwerp, did you?
 
2020-11-28 2:51:53 AM  
That would not happen if those idiots would drink proper American beer. Like Heineken.
 
2020-11-28 2:55:45 AM  
Today I learned something new.
 
2020-11-28 4:12:26 AM  
I remember when Tecate was a cheap beer, like $12 for a case.  Not sure why it's sold at a premium price these days, but I can't pay $15 for a six-pack...
 
2020-11-28 5:22:08 AM  
Not sure why he's upset by this.

The Dutch know a lot more about farking close to water than Mexicans do.
 
2020-11-28 7:05:21 AM  
Odd. I thought Heineken-brewed Tecate was only for the European market. Tecate has plenty of breweries still in Mexico. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki​/Cuauht%C​3%A9moc_Moctezuma_Brewery
 
2020-11-28 7:36:28 AM  
This is class action abuse.
 
2020-11-28 7:42:09 AM  

toddalmighty: Today I learned something new.


Same here. I've also never had a Tecate. When eating Mexican food, I prefer a Negro Modelo or a Dos Equis.
 
2020-11-28 7:44:54 AM  
Never really considered Tecate to be beer.
 
2020-11-28 8:06:48 AM  
Probably is related to the Mexican breweries having to close earlier this year and Heineken quietly switched over. https://fronterasdesk.org/conte​nt/1514​256/mexican-beer-companies-get-hit-pan​demic-measures
 
2020-11-28 8:18:12 AM  
Having a Hitler eagle as a logo should have warned you that drinking the beer leads to a  deep desire to conquer Europe.
 
2020-11-28 8:26:21 AM  

ImmutableTenderloin: Having a Hitler eagle as a logo should have warned you that drinking the beer leads to a  deep desire to conquer Europe.


There is a good reason why bars in Poland never offer both Tecate and Heineken.
 
2020-11-28 8:34:26 AM  
Wow they are selling tecate as premium beer on the east coast? What next $15 Modelo Bombers? When I started my business 10 years ago we sold 12oz cans of tecate 2 for $5
 
2020-11-28 8:35:15 AM  
A dude i used to be friends with went to Mexico years ago and when he got back he was all like "yo I smuggled some imported beer" and it was farkin Tecate
 
2020-11-28 9:08:34 AM  

flappy_penguin: Wow they are selling tecate as premium beer on the east coast? What next $15 Modelo Bombers? When I started my business 10 years ago we sold 12oz cans of tecate 2 for $5


It definitely does not taste like it should be on the premium rack at the grocery store.  heineken has a skunky flavor, but its a unique flavor that I like & sets it apart.  Guinness has a unique flavor.  Tecate really just tastes like budweiser or coors any general US macro brew. So why spend 14 dollars for a 12 pack when i could get 18 coors for 9 bucks?
 
2020-11-28 9:31:55 AM  

moos: Not sure why he's upset by this.

The Dutch know a lot more about farking close to water than Mexicans do.


Plus, there is a reason you don't hear about "Hollandaise's Revenge."
 
2020-11-28 9:38:45 AM  

phedex: flappy_penguin: Wow they are selling tecate as premium beer on the east coast? What next $15 Modelo Bombers? When I started my business 10 years ago we sold 12oz cans of tecate 2 for $5

It definitely does not taste like it should be on the premium rack at the grocery store.  heineken has a skunky flavor, but its a unique flavor that I like & sets it apart.  Guinness has a unique flavor.  Tecate really just tastes like budweiser or coors any general US macro brew. So why spend 14 dollars for a 12 pack when i could get 18 coors for 9 bucks?


Heineken in the US tastes skunky because its spoiled. It doesn't taste that way at all in Holland.
 
2020-11-28 10:15:29 AM  
Why would you care where a beer is brewed? You either like it or you don't.  If you don't like it, Don't drink it. JFC!!
 
2020-11-28 10:27:51 AM  
This happened a few years ago with someguy suing Budweiser because he was under the impression that Kirin beer was Japanese.
 
2020-11-28 10:29:17 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Fun fact: "Imported" Stella Artois in the US is actually brewed alongside Molson in Canada. You didn't really think it came all the way from Antwerp, did you?


Same with Fosters.
 
2020-11-28 10:30:12 AM  

maxis_mydog: Why would you care where a beer is brewed? You either like it or you don't.  If you don't like it, Don't drink it. JFC!!


If you have to ship it over the ocean, in a clear glass bottle no less, then the beer at the end is nothing like the beer that left port. Nobody has ever enjoyed a "fresh" tomato from a grocer store, but everyone loves the ones they grow at home/steal from their neighbors.

/Tecate on the premium shelf?
//seriously, how?
///at the same price point, it's better than Bud or MGD
 
2020-11-28 11:13:02 AM  
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Here's the best use for a case of Tecate.
 
2020-11-28 11:21:18 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Fun fact: "Imported" Stella Artois in the US is actually brewed alongside Molson in Canada. You didn't really think it came all the way from Antwerp, did you?


Is that right?  Didn't Stella just begin production in Canada this year?
 
2020-11-28 11:23:36 AM  

Snarfangel: moos: Not sure why he's upset by this.

The Dutch know a lot more about farking close to water than Mexicans do.

Plus, there is a reason you don't hear about "Hollandaise's Revenge."


Wouldn't that be coronary artery disease?
 
2020-11-28 11:26:47 AM  
Acquisitions, How do they work?

Headquarters
Monterrey,
Mexico
Products Beers
Revenue USD$5 billion (2010)
Owner Heineken International
Number of employees
20,000
Parent Heineken
 
2020-11-28 11:40:56 AM  
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2020-11-28 11:43:15 AM  
I didn't think this lawsuit had a chance, but then I saw who the lawyer was:

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2020-11-28 11:49:04 AM  
I live in Chicago and Tecate and Budweiser are always on sale for the same price. $7.99 for a 12 pack
 
2020-11-28 12:09:53 PM  
This thread has singlehandedly thrown me into a depression spiral.
 
2020-11-28 12:12:19 PM  

emersonbiggins: This thread has singlehandedly thrown me into a depression spiral.


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2020-11-28 12:32:38 PM  
Don't tell him IPAs don't really come from India!
 
2020-11-28 1:04:05 PM  
At least it's not as bad as with Olympia Beer, which still features a picture of the old brewery and the tagline "it's the water" while being produced in Irwindale, California.

Any beer you drink is going to have been brewed in whichever facility the conglomerate that owns the brand can get it to you quickest and/or cheapest.
 
2020-11-28 2:03:19 PM  

Breaker Moran: Never really considered Tecate to be beer.


Tecate is my camping beer of choice.  All the Tecate around here is actually made in the town of Tecate, and tastes OK, not like sh*tty skunked Corona.
 
2020-11-28 2:49:59 PM  
Wait until Baltimore finds out that Natty Boh is brewed in North Carolina and the owners are headquartered in California (Pabst).
 
2020-11-28 2:55:52 PM  

tjsands1118: fragMasterFlash: Fun fact: "Imported" Stella Artois in the US is actually brewed alongside Molson in Canada. You didn't really think it came all the way from Antwerp, did you?

Same with Fosters.


Everything I've every heard about Fosters was that it had some actual popularity when it first came out, like, 100 years ago and was actually brewed in Australia.  Then it became popular in the UK, and started getting brewed there.  Today, like a lot of beers, it's brewed wherever it makes sense given the global economy.  I've also heard that almost nobody drinks it in Australia anymore, and is generally hard to find unless you shop at large, specialty liquor stores.

This even came up during Conan's trip down under.  Go to 2:50, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L94M4​x​QcPYk
 
2020-11-28 4:23:54 PM  

Sebas: Probably is related to the Mexican breweries having to close earlier this year and Heineken quietly switched over. https://fronterasdesk.org/conten​t/1514256/mexican-beer-companies-get-h​it-pandemic-measures


Your speculation is correct.

To compensate, Heineken, which owns Dos Equis and Tecate brands, began brewing Mexican beer in ... Holland. "These beers now say, 'made in Amsterdam,'" said Biery. "It tastes good, but it does taste different."
 
2020-11-28 4:28:10 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Fun fact: "Imported" Stella Artois in the US is actually brewed alongside Molson in Canada. You didn't really think it came all the way from Antwerp, did you?


I'm still convinced sisterly changed their product after a while. When I first tried it I absolutely loved it! I swear it doesn't taste much different from water now.
 
2020-11-28 4:32:16 PM  

4seasons85!: fragMasterFlash: Fun fact: "Imported" Stella Artois in the US is actually brewed alongside Molson in Canada. You didn't really think it came all the way from Antwerp, did you?

I'm still convinced sisterly changed their product after a while. When I first tried it I absolutely loved it! I swear it doesn't taste much different from water now.


Stella not sisterly.
 
2020-11-28 5:05:14 PM  
Wait?  Tecate is a premium beer now?  This is like hipsters and PBR all over again.
 
2020-11-28 5:24:55 PM  

phedex: flappy_penguin: Wow they are selling tecate as premium beer on the east coast? What next $15 Modelo Bombers? When I started my business 10 years ago we sold 12oz cans of tecate 2 for $5

It definitely does not taste like it should be on the premium rack at the grocery store.  heineken has a skunky flavor, but its a unique flavor that I like & sets it apart.  Guinness has a unique flavor.  Tecate really just tastes like budweiser or coors any general US macro brew. So why spend 14 dollars for a 12 pack when i could get 18 coors for 9 bucks?


Try Heineken on tap, in a can or mini-keg.  That skunky flavor is a result of being "lightstruck" sitting in a green glass bottle for months, it's caused by ultraviolet radiation and happens to a lot of bottled beers that sit on the shelf too long.

Even fresh Heineken isn't a great beer, it's basically the Budweiser of Europe.  Competently brewed to be bland and inoffensive.  Which isn't to knock it, it is a good beer, it's just never going to be many people's favorite... just like Budweiser.
 
2020-11-28 5:55:52 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Fun fact: "Imported" Stella Artois in the US is actually brewed alongside Molson in Canada. You didn't really think it came all the way from Antwerp, did you?


As was imported Löwenbräu...after Miller stopped brewing it in the USA for the American market.
 
2020-11-28 5:59:01 PM  

maxis_mydog: Why would you care where a beer is brewed? You either like it or you don't.  If you don't like it, Don't drink it. JFC!!


Maybe some people actually care about where stuff as made. You can continue to buy cheap Chinese crap from Walmart.
 
2020-11-28 5:59:24 PM  

gar1013: Löwenbräu...


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2020-11-28 6:00:02 PM  

Trocadero: maxis_mydog: Why would you care where a beer is brewed? You either like it or you don't.  If you don't like it, Don't drink it. JFC!!

If you have to ship it over the ocean, in a clear glass bottle no less, then the beer at the end is nothing like the beer that left port. Nobody has ever enjoyed a "fresh" tomato from a grocer store, but everyone loves the ones they grow at home/steal from their neighbors.

/Tecate on the premium shelf?
//seriously, how?
///at the same price point, it's better than Bud or MGD


The clear bottle makes no difference until it hits the store. It's not like open six packs are sitting around on the top deck.
 
2020-11-28 6:05:35 PM  

johnny_vegas: gar1013: Löwenbräu...

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In Munich, it's not a bad beer.

Not the best in the city. Or second best. Or third best.

/Augustiner
//Hofbräu
///Weihenstephaner
 
2020-11-28 6:58:36 PM  

vestona22: tjsands1118: fragMasterFlash: Fun fact: "Imported" Stella Artois in the US is actually brewed alongside Molson in Canada. You didn't really think it came all the way from Antwerp, did you?

Same with Fosters.

Everything I've every heard about Fosters was that it had some actual popularity when it first came out, like, 100 years ago and was actually brewed in Australia.  Then it became popular in the UK, and started getting brewed there.  Today, like a lot of beers, it's brewed wherever it makes sense given the global economy.  I've also heard that almost nobody drinks it in Australia anymore, and is generally hard to find unless you shop at large, specialty liquor stores.

This even came up during Conan's trip down under.  Go to 2:50, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L94M4x​QcPYk


Fosters was a great novelty to a newly 21 year old me a couple decades ago.  as my tastes matured I ended up buying a lot of the big cans of sapporo to keep in the fridge..  I loved the big boy can (and "camel wide lights" were my smoke of choice").  I guess I just liked big beers and big smokes.

/buy a pack of cigarettes every couple months now and get pissed at myself
//generally camel menthol wide silver
///guess its better than a half pack a day?
 
2020-11-28 7:05:28 PM  

ParallelUniverseParking: That would not happen if those idiots would drink proper American beer. Like Heineken.


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2020-11-28 7:18:25 PM  
Who cares where it's made? Drink it if you like it. Don't drink it if you don't.
 
2020-11-28 7:54:36 PM  

TwowheelinTim: People drinking Lagunitas beer have the same dilemma.


They love sucky beer ?
 
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