The moment they do, look for people to catch it and move away from Goose Island beer.
I worked for Miller/Coors for about 5 years. I still won't drink any AB products because of the sales rivalries I had with those Ddbags. AB isn't a beer company, they are the worlds best marketing company. They take somebody else's idea, repackage it, throw a bunch or shiny lights around it, and make really funny commercials that people remember and love. Even the staple for them, Budweiser, was a stolen recipe from a European Country. It even had a similar name. It's been so many years I can't remember the exact country or company off the top of my head, but there was a lawsuit over it that I believe Bud lost.
Who owns Leine's?
Do not buy bud beers often, I do like the Chelada though damn it. I brew my own and so far has been good.
Okoboji Brewing Company | Craft Beers The brews are pretty damned good (they do growler fills now), and the owners are BIG clone fans; they had a gamewatch there for the bowl game.
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I am so greatful for opportunities I've had to travel outside the US. Most specifically becuase it opened my eyes, errr mouth, to beers with flavor. InBev has to do something like this. They are smart enough to know (and probably can already see in their figures) that their sales of alocoholic water (budweiser, bud light, and the like) will not hold up as generation X's beer purchases decline.
Bump. Budweiser Black Crown was one of the free beer samples that you have gotten for Free Beer Friday at the West Ames Kum and Go. Thought I would check it out. The beer was actually better than I expected. So naturally I brought a 6-pack. Darn you free samples. :jimlad:
I bought a 6-pack when Kum and Go got it in on Wednesday. Gotta say I was surprised, it was pretty good.
Kind of surprised no one brought up the New Belgium brand in this thread. I know some consider them craft and I've heard others say they are now too big to be craft but I had the chance to tour their facility this fall and it was an eye opener for me. I thought it was pretty neat to see a company like that (In the day of InBev and Miller Coors) that was so supportive of the local community and "Green" Practices. They pretty much displayed an anti- corporate feel while growing their brand.
Also on the topic of new beers, I had the chance to taste their new sour beer. Imagine drinking a fat tire and eating 12 sour patch kids at the same type. Pretty interesting stuff they've got going on. Our tour guide said that sour beer was going to be the next big thing with all the big boys in the coming years.