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Title: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: Joe Sr. on November 05, 2012, 06:43:53 PM
I picked up a twelver of this on Friday, mostly because I have fond memories of the Brewmaster's Private Reserve I had some 6 or so years ago.  That beer was outstanding.  These beers are not.

Skip this one, as you probably would have anyway.

Not surprisingly, they all taste like Budweiser.  None of them were very good.  I'd rather have a Schlitz.

What to do with the 9 remaining beers?  I'll probably just leave them in the basement for a few years. Maybe use them for beer brats.
Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: euge on November 05, 2012, 08:02:21 PM
I'd probably end up drinking them anyway. ;)

Great for chili, beans or brats. Don't want to waste a can of coke on your battery terminals? Use a Bud!
Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: punatic on November 05, 2012, 08:49:04 PM
Target practice.  Full bottles make a nice display when hit.

You only have a finite number of brain cells.  Don't waste them on junk "beer".
Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: phillamb168 on November 06, 2012, 09:24:48 AM
Is it bad that I love Schlitz? Ever since they changed back to the "Gusto" recipe.
Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: Joe Sr. on November 06, 2012, 02:35:06 PM
I don't know if its "bad" exactly...  I bought some specifically to check out the new old recipe.

It's better than the Bud, but the rest of the twelver is next to the Bud twelver in the basement.  Along with a few bottles of Point Special.
Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: weithman5 on November 06, 2012, 02:58:34 PM
I'd probably end up drinking them anyway. ;)

Great for chili, beans or brats. Don't want to waste a can of coke on your battery terminals? Use a Bud!

I still like bud, not my favorite beer but i like it better than most ipa's. and since i just bought the inventory from a recently closed bar, about 1/4th of it is this.  I shall not waste.  (of course i bought none of the residual miller, or coors products)
Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: euge on November 06, 2012, 03:26:29 PM
I happen to like Coors and Miller High Life as long as they are in the can. Bud just has a sour flavor I can't get behind. After some strenuous sweaty output one tastes fairly good but Buttwiper turns in my mouth if I try for more.
Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: Alewyfe on November 06, 2012, 04:21:28 PM
BMC?....drinking it?......storing it?    What a blow! and I was kinda lookin up to some of you guys. ;)
Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: denny on November 06, 2012, 04:35:53 PM
Target practice.  Full bottles make a nice display when hit.

You only have a finite number of brain cells.  Don't waste them on junk "beer".

I say "You only have one liver...destroy it wisely!"
Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: denny on November 06, 2012, 04:37:23 PM
BMC?....drinking it?......storing it?    What a blow! and I was kinda lookin up to some of you guys. ;)

I try not to judge people by what they like to drink, even when I don't understand how they could have such poor taste!  ;)
Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: Joe Sr. on November 06, 2012, 04:41:56 PM
Ah, but this beer:http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/29/26900/ was outstanding.

I was hoping for a repeat, but such was not to be.

I bought the Private Reserve for $5 at Sam's Club thinking "it's worth a shot for $5."  I should have bought many more.  They were gone when I returned.

The brewers at BMC can make some awesome beers.
Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: erockrph on November 06, 2012, 06:13:40 PM
The brewers at BMC can make some awesome beers.

Yes, for example - Mitch Steele makes some awesome beers... now that he's at Stone :)
Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: punatic on November 06, 2012, 06:36:42 PM
The brewers at all the mega-breweries are extremely tallented brewers.  They would not be where they are if it were otherwise.  I have no doubt that they can brew awesome beers.  They either choose not to, or are not allowed to.

Just had an idea for a name for a craft brew - Otherwiser.   ;D
Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: AmandaK on November 06, 2012, 06:40:26 PM
Is it bad that I love Schlitz? Ever since they changed back to the "Gusto" recipe.

Haha, no! I also like Schlitz - Classic 1960's Recipe Schlitz, that is.  :D
Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: slabtownebc on November 06, 2012, 06:42:46 PM
Here is an interesting article sort of related to this topic.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-10-25/the-plot-to-destroy-americas-beer
Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: weithman5 on November 06, 2012, 07:04:23 PM
I happen to like Coors and Miller High Life as long as they are in the can. Bud just has a sour flavor I can't get behind. After some strenuous sweaty output one tastes fairly good but Buttwiper turns in my mouth if I try for more.

see, people are talking about liver, brain damage etc,  i am more concerned that you are doing strenuous exercise.  ughh. :o
Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: punatic on November 06, 2012, 07:16:54 PM
Is it bad that I love Schlitz? Ever since they changed back to the "Gusto" recipe.

Haha, no! I also like Schlitz - Classic 1960's Recipe Schlitz, that is.  :D

Back in the 70s I was a wine salesman for a wholesale wine house that was also a distributor for Schlitz, and Old Milwaukee.  Us guys on the wine side of the business had a standing joke:  "Schlitz is the German word for skunk piss."   ::)
Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: euge on November 06, 2012, 07:17:08 PM
Here is an interesting article sort of related to this topic.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-10-25/the-plot-to-destroy-americas-beer

Extremely informative! Wish I had bought some stock 4 years ago... Great from the investor's point of view and not so great from the loyal consumers'- who are now voting with their wallets. And once consumer confidence is gone and particularly with beer it is hard to win them back.

I happen to like Coors and Miller High Life as long as they are in the can. Bud just has a sour flavor I can't get behind. After some strenuous sweaty output one tastes fairly good but Buttwiper turns in my mouth if I try for more.

see, people are talking about liver, brain damage etc,  i am more concerned that you are doing strenuous exercise.  ughh. :o

I know but it happens sometimes. 8)
Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: denny on November 06, 2012, 07:17:23 PM
Here is an interesting article sort of related to this topic.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-10-25/the-plot-to-destroy-americas-beer

Interesting article, but the title is so hyperbolic it turns me off.   There is NO "plot to destroy America's beer".  There is simply a way of running a business that isn't good for beer.
Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: punatic on November 06, 2012, 07:20:38 PM
see, people are talking about liver, brain damage etc,  i am more concerned that you are doing strenuous exercise.  ughh. :o

No worries, I'm still riding my bike 12.5 miles every morning.  That way I sweat out all the adult beverages I consumed the night before. ;D
Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: punatic on November 06, 2012, 07:23:05 PM
Here is an interesting article sort of related to this topic.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-10-25/the-plot-to-destroy-americas-beer

Interesting article, but the title is so hyperbolic it turns me off.   There is NO "plot to destroy America's beer".  There is simply a way of running a business that isn't good for beer.

However, I've heard that Mayor Bloomberg is moving to restrict all beer containers to no larger than 12 oz.   ;)
Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: bunderbunder on November 06, 2012, 07:24:43 PM
Favorite quote from that AB-InBev article:

Quote
In a telephone interview from Munich, Willy Buholzer, AB InBev’s director of global hops procurement, cheerfully insists that the company still brews the traditional way with Hallertauer Mittelfrüh. He says the reason that AB InBev stopped buying it was that it has a surplus. “We just have too much right now,” Buholzer says. “We need a break for a couple of years.”

Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: punatic on November 06, 2012, 07:30:51 PM
Favorite quote from that AB-InBev article:

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In a telephone interview from Munich, Willy Buholzer, AB InBev’s director of global hops procurement, cheerfully insists that the company still brews the traditional way with Hallertauer Mittelfrüh. He says the reason that AB InBev stopped buying it was that it has a surplus. “We just have too much right now,” Buholzer says. “We need a break for a couple of years.”

AHA!  That confirms my theory that each AB brewery is issued one whole hop cone, which they dutifully wave over each and every batch of beer that they brew!   ;D
Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: Joe Sr. on November 06, 2012, 07:31:19 PM
Here is an interesting article sort of related to this topic.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-10-25/the-plot-to-destroy-americas-beer

Interesting article, but the title is so hyperbolic it turns me off.   There is NO "plot to destroy America's beer".  There is simply a way of running a business that isn't good for beer.

However, I've heard that Mayor Bloomberg is moving to restrict all beer containers to no larger than 12 oz.   ;)

As long as he doesn't restrict ABV, I'm OK with that.  12 oz is enough at 10%.
Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: weithman5 on November 06, 2012, 08:06:50 PM
Favorite quote from that AB-InBev article:

Quote
In a telephone interview from Munich, Willy Buholzer, AB InBev’s director of global hops procurement, cheerfully insists that the company still brews the traditional way with Hallertauer Mittelfrüh. He says the reason that AB InBev stopped buying it was that it has a surplus. “We just have too much right now,” Buholzer says. “We need a break for a couple of years.”

AHA!  That confirms my theory that each AB brewery is issued one whole hop cone, which they dutifully wave over each and every batch of beer that they brew!   ;D

though i don't necessarily ascribe high hops = good beer. 
Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: anje on November 06, 2012, 09:54:37 PM
I'd slip it into a cooler at a party full of college students. Someone'll think they're getting awesome beer when they pull those bottles out.

I suppose this only works if you're not recognized by everyone there as a bottomless source for delicious homebrew. 
Title: Re: Budweiser Project 12
Post by: alcaponejunior on November 12, 2012, 11:58:43 PM
Is it bad that I love Schlitz? Ever since they changed back to the "Gusto" recipe.

For American adjunct lagers, I like Schlitz in the brown 12oz bottles.  Cheep and drinkable.