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Offline The Professor

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Scotland Beer Stampede
« on: June 08, 2011, 06:57:45 AM »
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
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Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2011, 08:15:28 AM »
From my experience with my own bloodline, never underestimate what a Scotsman will do to save a quid.
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Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2011, 09:36:41 AM »
Never underestimate the power of a great bargain.  ;)

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Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2011, 11:40:08 AM »
premium brands such as Budweiser   ???
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Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2011, 11:51:48 AM »
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 -

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Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2011, 11:52:57 AM »
premium brands such as Budweiser   ???

Possibly the original Budweiser Budvar, not our yellow-snow version?
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Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2011, 12:03:04 PM »
Probably not.. remember Budweiser is considered a  "Premium Lager"
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Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2011, 12:44:04 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.
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Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2011, 01:14:41 PM »
last time we were in England the ales were cheap and Budweiser (USA) was the most expensive one
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Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2011, 01:59:11 PM »
Probably not.. remember Budweiser is considered a  "Premium Lager"

I wonder by how many.  :-\
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Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2011, 02:17:06 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. ;)
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Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2011, 02:19:49 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.  :-\
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Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2011, 07:19:03 PM »
Probably not.. remember Budweiser is considered a  "Premium Lager"

I wonder by how many.  :-\
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Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2011, 01:19:40 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?
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Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2011, 02:12:12 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.