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Anheuser-Busch soon to be no longer "King of Beers"

N8 v2.0

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I think we can all toast to that!!!

:cheers:


http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Investing/StockInvestingTrading/DidMicrobrewsKillTheKingOfBeers.aspx#pageTopAnchor


Will microbrews kill the King of Beers?

As consumers have shifted from light to so-called craft beers, jumbo brewers have been on the defensive. Now Anheuser-Busch is fending off a takeover bid, and Miller and Coors are joining forces to survive.

If one major brewer has an edge with craft-beer consumers it might be Molson Coors, which has created its own successful craft-style beer, Blue Moon Belgian White Ale, which looks, tastes and is marketed like a craft beer but is mass-produced -- a detail Molson Coors isn't going out of its way to promote.
 

Westy

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Nov 22, 2002
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With the cost of beer going way up I can see a lot of people going back to the mass produced stuff. My favorite beers have gone from 6.99 a six pack to 10.99. Any more the good stuff is just the occasional treat. Actually I am thinking about borrowing some friends equipment and start making my own again.

It helps that this place just opened up within walking distance of my house.
http://www.fermentationtrap.com/info.html
 

I Are Baboon

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The company that wants to buy Anheuser-Busch is the company that makes Stella Artois. Not much of a step up from Bud to Stella, IMO. Too bad Duvel doesn't buy them instead.
 

vtjim

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The company that wants to buy Anheuser-Busch is the company that makes Stella Artois. Not much of a step up from Bud to Stella, IMO. Too bad Duvel doesn't buy them instead.
Step down IMO. Bud is my go-to beer when I haven't the extra cash for the good stuff.

I would not buy Stella if it were the only beer at the beer store.
 

BadDNA

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Mar 31, 2006
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Left with a choice between Bud and Stella, I'd go home empty handed, brew a batch and wait six weeks for a real beer.
 

4xBoy

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One of the microsoft style brewers bought high amounts of hops just to sit on in order to hurt the micro people in the last year.
 

punkassean

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btw, what's up with these new fruit flavored low-carb beers Like Tuscan Orange/Grapefruiit Micelob ultra? WTF?????????????
Over.
 

narlus

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The company that wants to buy Anheuser-Busch is the company that makes Stella Artois. Not much of a step up from Bud to Stella, IMO. Too bad Duvel doesn't buy them instead.
sounds like you just don't like lagers; stella's not a bad choice for that type of beer.

and peaty is a fan.
 

kingbee

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Ill pay $30 for a 6 of good beer before I buy bud, miller or any of those other crappy beers. I guess thats why I don't drink much. When I do drink beer its a treat because I shelled out some cash for a good beer.
 

BurlyShirley

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Jul 4, 2002
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Yeah, Stella is not bad IMO, but for what it costs, you may as well be drinking the blood of christ.
 

Westy

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Old style is awesome. There's a Cubs/Bears bar I go to in nashville just to get the stuff.
I can handle a lot of cheap beers but when I went to see the Cubs a few years ago it was tough to stomach, I could get used to it though. In general other than goose island it is hard to find good beer in Chicago.
 

BurlyShirley

Rex Grossman Will Rise Again
Jul 4, 2002
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I can handle a lot of cheap beers but when I went to see the Cubs a few years ago it was tough to stomach, I could get used to it though. In general other than goose island it is hard to find good beer in Chicago.
It tastes to me just like a less-rancid form of PBR, but with more flavor then bud light. So it's good for hot weather, and cheap.