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Old 07-15-2008, 07:52 AM   #21
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And all of St Louis shudders. I wonder if we'll now have InBev Stadium featuring the St Louis Cardinals.

I heard in a radio piece {NPR or something} that InBev on average slashes advertising budgets of acquired campanies in half. Anyone have a few acres to adopt some out-of-work Clydesdales?!
They're having the MLB all-star game there next year too ! It may be a very bitter place after getting a new stadium and relying on the company for so long and then all of a sudden they get bought out, but oh well.

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As for Bud products I think they are the worse of the Big 3 in the US. But I try desperately not to be a beer snob (Actual term used in the business). Their Amber's not bad but Bud Light is my third choice of the three. Remember though every beer has a place and don't fall for the marketing of really bad imports (Corona).
Heineken ring a bell?
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:37 AM   #22
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Heineken ring a bell?
I'd always disliked Heineken and had a theory that the Dutch were conspiring to send us all their skunked beer. And when I drank some in the Nederlands and it tasted great, I was sure of it. I can just see them..."oh, these beers were left in the 85 degree sun for three weeks, what should we do. I know! Let's send it to the Americans. It's still better than Budweiser!"

It would be interesting to see what happens to Bud if InBev does cut the advertising budget. I've often thought Bud's advertising is what makes it so big. I don't like the beer, but some of the advertising is genius.

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I always heard that Stella Artois, Heineken and Guinness always taste better across the pond, but perhaps it is just people enjoying the time in a foreign country drinking a foreign beer rather than drinking one at home.
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Duvel tastes good no matter WHERE it's brewed..........
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Does that make Bud a Belgian beer?
Yes, it does.

So much for Anheuser-Busch's jingoistic advertising [see generally Minority Report: Test Marketing Xenophobia; How Americans Can Buy American; Anheuser-Busch Takes on Molson Coors, SABMiller - Science - redOrbit; http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/11/bu...gewanted=print]. What hypocrisy.
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The Belgian beer Maredsous is excellent and comes in three varieties with different alcohol contents (6%, 8% and 10%). Real beer for real beer drinkers.
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I'd always disliked Heineken and had a theory that the Dutch were conspiring to send us all their skunked beer. And when I drank some in the Nederlands and it tasted great, I was sure of it. I can just see them..."oh, these beers were left in the 85 degree sun for three weeks, what should we do. I know! Let's send it to the Americans. It's still better than Budweiser!"

It would be interesting to see what happens to Bud if InBev does cut the advertising budget. I've often thought Bud's advertising is what makes it so big. I don't like the beer, but some of the advertising is genius.

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Try a side-by-side comparison of Heineken in a bottle and in a can. The difference is amazing. Cans are (obviously) light proof and the way beer is packaged in cans results in less oxidation.

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