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Title: Scotland Beer Stampede
Post by: The Professor on June 08, 2011, 01:57:45 PM
Pretty bizarre...and all because of a computer glitch:
Read about it here:

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/Tesco-blunder-means-beers-24p-yahoofinanceuk-1665061429.html
Title: Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
Post by: dbeechum on June 08, 2011, 03:15:28 PM
From my experience with my own bloodline, never underestimate what a Scotsman will do to save a quid.
Title: Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
Post by: bluesman on June 08, 2011, 04:36:41 PM
Never underestimate the power of a great bargain.  ;)

 :)
Title: Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
Post by: tom on June 08, 2011, 06:40:08 PM
premium brands such as Budweiser   ???
Title: Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
Post by: blatz on June 08, 2011, 06:51:48 PM
what's more comical is to read the comments about the article below (reading in a British accent enhances the enjoyment).

"for f$#%'s sake" - I love that line -

Title: Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
Post by: WDE97 on June 08, 2011, 06:52:57 PM
premium brands such as Budweiser   ???

Possibly the original Budweiser Budvar, not our yellow-snow version?
Title: Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
Post by: dbeechum on June 08, 2011, 07:03:04 PM
Probably not.. remember Budweiser is considered a  "Premium Lager"
Title: Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
Post by: BrewingRover on June 08, 2011, 07:44:04 PM
Probably not.. remember Budweiser is considered a  "Premium Lager"
Yep. Bud had a fairly big presence in the UK even before the InBev buyout. A market research report I have access to at work shows it had 3.3% of the market by brand in 2010. Behind Carling, Fosters, Carlsberg, Stella Artois, John Smith's, Guinness and Kronenbourg -- yes, the Brits drink a lot of crappy beer, too. Fuller's has 0.8% of the market in overall sales by brewer, for reference.
Title: Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
Post by: tom on June 08, 2011, 08:14:41 PM
last time we were in England the ales were cheap and Budweiser (USA) was the most expensive one
Title: Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
Post by: bluesman on June 08, 2011, 08:59:11 PM
Probably not.. remember Budweiser is considered a  "Premium Lager"

I wonder by how many.  :-\
Title: Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
Post by: tschmidlin on June 08, 2011, 09:17:06 PM
Probably not.. remember Budweiser is considered a  "Premium Lager"

I wonder by how many.  :-\
Yeah, it's just a Standard American Lager.  For Premium you've got to get Michelob. ;)
Title: Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
Post by: bluesman on June 08, 2011, 09:19:49 PM
Probably not.. remember Budweiser is considered a  "Premium Lager"

I wonder by how many.  :-\
Yeah, it's just a Standard American Lager.  For Premium you've got to get Michelob. ;)

Now that's right.

Lose the carbs...not the taste.  :-\
Title: Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
Post by: dak0415 on June 09, 2011, 02:19:03 AM
Probably not.. remember Budweiser is considered a  "Premium Lager"

I wonder by how many.  :-\
Everyone at InBev!
Title: Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
Post by: phillamb168 on June 09, 2011, 08:19:40 AM
Probably not.. remember Budweiser is considered a  "Premium Lager"

I wonder by how many.  :-\
Yeah, it's just a Standard American Lager.  For Premium you've got to get Michelob. ;)

Every single time I hear the word Michelob I think of either Stever Martin or Pizza Parlors from the '80s. I also remember seeing adverts from them about three years ago with a bunch of "new" recipes - dopplebock, weizen, that sort of thing - anybody try them?
Title: Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
Post by: theoman on June 09, 2011, 09:12:12 AM
Every single time I hear the word Michelob I think of either Stever Martin or Pizza Parlors from the '80s. I also remember seeing adverts from them about three years ago with a bunch of "new" recipes - dopplebock, weizen, that sort of thing - anybody try them?

I remember having my brother buy a friend and I a 6 pack of Michelob Dark when we were 16. I think the commercial sold me: "Dark beer: not just for thick-necked guys named Gunther". That was 21 years ago. I haven't touched the brand since.
Title: Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
Post by: alikocho on June 09, 2011, 10:42:43 AM
Probably not.. remember Budweiser is considered a  "Premium Lager"

I wonder by how many.  :-\
Everyone at InBev!

And quite a lot of the UK market. Anything that hits 5% is considered a premium lager over here
Title: Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
Post by: punatic on June 09, 2011, 02:19:55 PM
Every single time I hear the word Michelob I think of either Stever Martin or Pizza Parlors from the '80s. I also remember seeing adverts from them about three years ago with a bunch of "new" recipes - dopplebock, weizen, that sort of thing - anybody try them?

I remember having my brother buy a friend and I a 6 pack of Michelob Dark when we were 16. I think the commercial sold me: "Dark beer: not just for thick-necked guys named Gunther". That was 21 years ago. I haven't touched the brand since.

Back in the day I was a big Schlitz Dark fan.  A "Dark Evening" with my friends entailed a doob or two, a pitcher of Schlitz Dark each, a pizza, and several hours in the footsball parlor.  As often as not fresh mushrooms were thrown in the mix for good measure (and belly laughs).

I see those dark days as the incubation of my quest for beer with flavor

Michelob Dark tasted the same as regular Michelob.  We used to joke that it was the same, with dark food coloring added.

Title: Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
Post by: morticaixavier on June 09, 2011, 03:22:28 PM
[Michelob Dark tasted the same as regular Michelob.  We used to joke that it was the same, with dark food coloring added.



I think it more or less is, except it's caramel coloring. same thing that gives coke it's color
Title: Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
Post by: gordonstrong on June 09, 2011, 03:31:06 PM
premium brands such as Budweiser   ???

Must be talking about price.
Title: Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
Post by: dbeechum on June 09, 2011, 03:51:34 PM
I think it more or less is, except it's caramel coloring. same thing that gives coke it's color

It's their own special brand of brewer's caramel. Interesting stuff, far, far thicker than Sinamar and just barely less thick than say LME. A 2L bottle of it is extraordinarily heavy.
Title: Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
Post by: Slowbrew on June 09, 2011, 04:06:20 PM
Every single time I hear the word Michelob I think of either Stever Martin or Pizza Parlors from the '80s. I also remember seeing adverts from them about three years ago with a bunch of "new" recipes - dopplebock, weizen, that sort of thing - anybody try them?

I remember having my brother buy a friend and I a 6 pack of Michelob Dark when we were 16. I think the commercial sold me: "Dark beer: not just for thick-necked guys named Gunther". That was 21 years ago. I haven't touched the brand since.

Back in the day I was a big Schlitz Dark fan.  A "Dark Evening" with my friends entailed a doob or two, a pitcher of Schlitz Dark each, a pizza, and several hours in the footsball parlor.  As often as not fresh mushrooms were thrown in the mix for good measure (and belly laughs).

I see those dark days as the incubation of my quest for beer with flavor

Michelob Dark tasted the same as regular Michelob.  We used to joke that it was the same, with dark food coloring added.



I remember reading that Budweiser was using the Michelob brand as their experimental brewery and an answer to the Micro's that were coming out.  The brewers for Michelob get to play with new recipes.

Michelob was the "expensive" beer when I was younger.  SWMBO liked Michelob Dark when we could afford it.  I haven't had it in years and would be a little worried to try it now as it might taint a lot of good memories.  Oh well.

Anyway, Budweiser says Premium Lager right on the can doesn't it?  The can wouldn't lie.  8^)

Paul