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Chip R
07-17-2008, 12:13 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news?slug=ap-budweisersfuture&prov=ap&type=lgns

PedroBourbon
07-17-2008, 01:29 PM
I guess they'll concentrate on the european markets with big soccar and cricket game ads. Screw the Americans!!;)

Chip R
07-17-2008, 02:13 PM
I guess they'll concentrate on the european markets with big soccar and cricket game ads. Screw the Americans!!;)


I have heard that the most popular beer in the pubs in Ireland is not Guiness or Harp or Smithwicks but Budweiser.

Highlifeman21
07-17-2008, 04:41 PM
I have heard that the most popular beer in the pubs in Ireland is not Guiness or Harp or Smithwicks but Budweiser.

I wonder if they server Budweiser warm like all the other beers...

Chip R
07-17-2008, 04:46 PM
I wonder if they server Budweiser warm like all the other beers...


It surely wouldn't make it taste any better.

reds1869
07-17-2008, 05:08 PM
I have heard that the most popular beer in the pubs in Ireland is not Guiness or Harp or Smithwicks but Budweiser.

It's certainly very popular in England, particularly in London. For the record, they drink beer cold over there just like us yanks now. :)

RichRed
07-17-2008, 05:09 PM
I have heard that the most popular beer in the pubs in Ireland is not Guiness or Harp or Smithwicks but Budweiser.

I was amazed at how many people in England were drinking Bud when I was over there, and that was 10 years ago. Maybe they just got tired of drinking really good beer? :dunno:

BuckeyeRed27
07-17-2008, 05:22 PM
I have heard that the most popular beer in the pubs in Ireland is not Guiness or Harp or Smithwicks but Budweiser.

Very true. I was there a couple years ago and it outsells everything else.

However they drink it cold...just like Guiness and all the other beer was cold.

Rojo
07-17-2008, 05:30 PM
Bud's not any worse than Carlsburg. I worked in bar with a lot of Irish patrons and they drank Bud, Corona and Coors Light.

Highlifeman21
07-17-2008, 08:05 PM
I apologize, my brother and parents are big liars then.

They told me the beer they had over there was warm from the tap.

This just gives me a reason to go over there and investigate.

WebScorpion
07-18-2008, 02:51 PM
I have heard that the most popular beer in the pubs in Ireland is not Guiness or Harp or Smithwicks but Budweiser.
They must mean Dublin, where about 40% of the population of Ireland lives. I traveled the Irish countryside with my brother and sister and we stopped at a dozen local pubs...not one sold Budweiser! :thumbup: Of course we only asked out of curiosity...My father would have risen from his ashes if we'd ordered Budweiser when fresh Guinness was available. http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/merv/barman.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org)

Kingspoint
07-18-2008, 03:22 PM
Not only are Budweiser sales less than 1/2 of what they were just 30 years ago, but all beer sales are less than 1/2 of what they were just 30 years ago. Budweiser still owned more than 1/2 of the domestic market, though. They are the Yankees of Beer, the King of Beers. The reason for this is there are just too many choices for people nowdays. Gone are the days of few choices, 3 Television Channels, 3 Car Manufacturers, 3 Breakfast Cerals (Wheaties, Corn Flakes, and Cheerios),... etc.

On a trip to St. Louis, one of the things I did was visit one of the cemetaries. It was the best part of the visit, better than the REDS/Cardinals Series and the 5-homer game by the REDS. The cemetary is fashioned after the ones in Europe because of all of the Germans that came to St. Louis in the 1840's and 1850's. There were 100's of obelisks, dozens of mausoleums, and dozens of other extremely unique designs. Many famous people are buried there as St. Louis was the most important City in the World from about 1850-1875. New Millionaires were made there every month.

Anyway, Agustus Busch's mausoleum was pretty impressive. It looked like a little cottage with stained glass windows. It was pretty cool. The most impressive thing about St. Louis, and there's a lot there to be impressed about, was the law that was made about 1847 that every building, no matter what must be made of brick or mortar. So, as a result, rarely is anything ever torn down, as it's made to last forever. It's strange to see an entire city absent of homes and structures made of wood.

Their art museum is World Class, and the Grounds from where the World's Fair was held at the turn of the 20th Century are still as beautiful as ever. The new Busch Stadium is probably the best-looking stadium in the U. S.. The Cardinal fans are the best in the World, as every game is a sellout and awash in a sea of red. There's much, much more.

AFalcon10
07-19-2008, 01:45 AM
Anybody notice them trying to play up the "True American Lager" moniker in the wake of the Belgian purchase?

SunDeck
07-19-2008, 07:13 AM
Budweiser is not a "bad beer". It tastes exactly like it is supposed to taste every time, which is one of the reasons Budweiser became the country's leading brewer. They introduced large scale brew mastering in this country.

It may not pass the Reinheitsgeboht (it's made with rice mash), but of all the mass produced beers out there, it is hard to find one with a crisper taste. And I am not surprised that it's popular in other countries because for what it is- a "light" lager- it is still a very good one, and it probably stands out as an alternative to European beers.

That doesn't mean I'm going to go out and buy a case; it may not be my preferred taste, but I don't think it's a poor product.

reds1869
07-19-2008, 09:57 AM
Anybody notice them trying to play up the "True American Lager" moniker in the wake of the Belgian purchase?

They were doing that long before the takeover. It's been their tag line for a while now--they were using it in England when I was there last summer.

Kingspoint
07-19-2008, 04:09 PM
Budweiser is not a "bad beer". It tastes exactly like it is supposed to taste every time, which is one of the reasons Budweiser became the country's leading brewer. They introduced large scale brew mastering in this country.

It may not pass the Reinheitsgeboht (it's made with rice mash), but of all the mass produced beers out there, it is hard to find one with a crisper taste. And I am not surprised that it's popular in other countries because for what it is- a "light" lager- it is still a very good one, and it probably stands out as an alternative to European beers.

That doesn't mean I'm going to go out and buy a case; it may not be my preferred taste, but I don't think it's a poor product.

Budweiser came from a recipe and named after a Czech town called "Budweis". When deciding to come up with something uniquely original in the United States, they settled on this recipe after considering 100's of others. They were the very first to come up with a beer like this and 100's of other American companies tried following their lead after they became so successful. They were the first to introduce pasteurization to their beer, also, allowing them to also be the first to be able to transport their beer over great distances without it being ruined. They were also the first to introduce the "refrigerated train cart", which also assisted them into being able to transport their beer great distances.

A great American story.

...and when John Travolta was downing Budweiser at Mickey D's, there was not other beer to order at that time in the country. They had half the beer market in the United States for many, many decades.

Rojo
07-22-2008, 04:08 PM
Not only are Budweiser sales less than 1/2 of what they were just 30 years ago

Pardon the derail, but isn't this funny? I've come across several stats like this recently. Nobody's playing tennis, nobody's playing golf (really?), nobody's fishing, ski resorts are flat, regional airports are scraping their runways because people aren't flying.

Is it the boomer-wake? (Although you'd think that would boost fishing and golf).

Studies show that Americans now work more than they did at the dawn of the 20th century. And people go to church more than they did when the country was founded. Maybe between work, church and the internet, nobody has time for fun?

Kingspoint
07-22-2008, 07:46 PM
Pardon the derail, but isn't this funny? I've come across several stats like this recently. Nobody's playing tennis, nobody's playing golf (really?), nobody's fishing, ski resorts are flat, regional airports are scraping their runways because people aren't flying.

Is it the boomer-wake? (Although you'd think that would boost fishing and golf).

Studies show that Americans now work more than they did at the dawn of the 20th century. And people go to church more than they did when the country was founded. Maybe between work, church and the internet, nobody has time for fun?

I've heard all that, too.

But, a lot of the beer drinkers have more wine and hard liquor choices than ever before. Strip joint sales are up and porn sales are wayyyyy up. Meth sales are wayyyyyyy up, too. You can't drink much beer when you're doing Meth.

And a lot more people just choose not to drink at all.

RedsManRick
07-22-2008, 08:45 PM
Cable TV. Video games. The internet. Non-digital entertainment has been replaced by the tubes.

Johnny Footstool
07-23-2008, 10:26 AM
The new Busch Stadium is probably the best-looking stadium in the U. S.

I'm with you on everything else except this.

The new Busch looks like a big pile of sand from the outside, and is bland and lifeless on the inside. And half the stadium gets a scenic view of the support girders under I-70.

GAB leaves it in the dust.

durl
07-23-2008, 11:23 AM
I'm with you on everything else except this.

The new Busch looks like a big pile of sand from the outside, and is bland and lifeless on the inside. And half the stadium gets a scenic view of the support girders under I-70.

GAB leaves it in the dust.

I've yet to make it to GABP (I know...some fan I am...) or the new Busch so I can only make a comment based upon how they look on TV. IMO, the new Busch looks FAR better on TV than does GABP. GABP may not look bland in person but it sure appears that way on a broadcast.

Hopefully I get to go to a game this season and have my mind changed. :)

Rojo
07-23-2008, 01:03 PM
Strip joint sales are up and porn sales are wayyyyy up. Meth sales are wayyyyyyy up, too.

Do lines, toil, rub one out. O Brave New World.

Johnny Footstool
07-23-2008, 05:30 PM
Do lines, toil, rub one out. O Brave New World.

Stop it. You're squelching my Soma buzz.