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Old 04-26-2008, 03:54 PM   #1
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The how crazy is this land.?

Why is Corona extra, and Dos equis Mexican Beer a premium??

They are basically mass produced bud from mexico. Crazy that people will pay upwards of 8 dollars a six pack for Mexican Brewed beer.

Odd.
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Old 04-26-2008, 03:58 PM   #2
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Is it siesta time already?
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Old 04-26-2008, 04:07 PM   #3
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Myabe because it is so good. Especially when served really cold with a twist of lime.
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Old 04-26-2008, 04:39 PM   #4
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Or how about that commuter paying 5 bucks for a fancy cup of coffee in the morning.
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We have the best beer here in Canada!
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I'll drink a Blue to that.
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I like a black and tan every once in awhile. Otherwise I stick to booze and wine.
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I just received a recall letter from Sam's Club on Sam Adams beer. Return it all to the store. Look for "35" and "IO" embossed in the glass at the bottom of the bottle. Neither of the two bottles I have left out of the case I bought is affected.

Humm...they didn't say what happens if you've already drunk most of the case already. I gave most of it to friends who were visiting. I normally drink Guinness anyway. Maybe I should call those guys and see if they're ok?
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Placebo effect.

When I was in Michigan, and you couldn't buy Coors there, it was like nectar of the gods. People would smuggle it in, or bring it back from vacations. I was shocked when I found out it wasn't premium beer.
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Placebo effect.

When I was in Michigan, and you couldn't buy Coors there, it was like nectar of the gods. People would smuggle it in, or bring it back from vacations. I was shocked when I found out it wasn't premium beer.
A long way to go and a short time to get there?

When I was in college (SUNY Potsdam) folks would make Molson runs to Canada. I didn't see the difference.
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Placebo effect.

When I was in Michigan, and you couldn't buy Coors there, it was like nectar of the gods. People would smuggle it in, or bring it back from vacations. I was shocked when I found out it wasn't premium beer.
I remember back in '74 driving to Denver from Wisconsin with my buddies to bring back as much Coors as we could get in my car. Broke a spring on the way back. Coors did have a different taste than the Schlitz and Old Milwaukee we were used to.
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Hey Khan, small world. when I was in school there, the drinking age had just raised to 21. It remained lower in Canada, but I was still too young, anyway, so I didn't bother going across with my friends.
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Neither is a great beer... Corona is OK... XX is cheaper and acceptable. If I am buying beer... those are at the bottom of the list.
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just had a Corona with several samples of chips/salsa at the Salsa Challenge in Tempe, Az. Corona goes great with mexican food on a hot day.
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About as crazy as ending your sentences with two punctuation marks.

I'm very surprised that Al let you get away with that.
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About as crazy as ending your sentences with two punctuation marks.

I'm very surprised that Al let you get away with that.
Thats why I was wondering if it was siesta time for him already
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Why is Corona extra, and Dos equis Mexican Beer a premium??

They are basically mass produced bud from mexico. Crazy that people will pay upwards of 8 dollars a six pack for Mexican Brewed beer.

Odd.
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When I was in Michigan, and you couldn't buy Coors there, it was like nectar of the gods. People would smuggle it in, or bring it back from vacations. I was shocked when I found out it wasn't premium beer.
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I remember when the coors craze first struck. I think I was 18 or 19. Me and two other guys were gonna get in the car and drive to Colorado from Massachusetts, fill the trunk up with coors and drive back and sell it at a huge markup.

As with many other grand plans, this one also thankfully went unfulfilled.
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I remember when the coors craze first struck. I think I was 18 or 19. Me and two other guys were gonna get in the car and drive to Colorado from Massachusetts, fill the trunk up with coors and drive back and sell it at a huge markup.
Here's a recycled post from a couple of years ago:

Back in the mid-70’s I was stationed at McConnell in Wichita, KS. At the time that was the easternmost distribution area for Coors. The base shared a runway with Boeing, and the AF periodically sent KC-135 tankers to the Boeing facility for refurb.

When the planes were ready, the home base for the aircraft would send a crew out to Wichita to pick it up and fly it home. If the crew was from the eastern US, they would inevitably make a run to the base liquor store and buy several cases of Coors, planning to sell it to their buddies back home at a tidy profit.

The new Wing Commander at the base decided he was going to throw his weight around as this well-known practice was disruptive to the good order and discipline of the USAF. Rather than issue an order to incoming air crews that they could only take back one case per person, he decided to make an example of the next crew who made a Coors run. The hapless crew of 5 arrived, purchased 25 cases of Coors, loaded it on the plane, started engines and taxied out to take off. The WC then sent three Security Police vehicles out to block the runway. The crew was forced to taxi back in, shut down their engines, and offload their beer stash. The WC met them on the ramp and told them they were allowed only one case per crew member.

Of course word of all this spread to those of us on the flight line at the time, and we conveniently showed up to assist the crew in disposing of their excess cargo. I think we paid them a buck a six pack, being fellow air crew members and all.

Word of this incident spread all over the tanker fleet and I don’t think any crew attempted to distribute Coors without a license again…at least not in that manner.
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