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BEER!
wijsegeek ^ | June 07, 2013 | WiseGEEK

Posted on 06/30/2013 12:41:05 PM PDT by Sen Jack S. Fogbound

90% of domestic beer sold in the US is made by two companies: Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors.

Two companies, Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors, are responsible for selling more than 90% of the beer in the US. Americans consume about 6.3 billion gallons (23.85 billion liters) of beer per year and spend an estimated $200 billion US Dollars per year on beer. Anheuser-Busch InBev produced three of the top-five selling beers in the US in 2011, and MillerCoors produced the other two. In 2011, small, independent craft breweries accounted for about 6% of all beer sales in the US, up from roughly 1% 15 years earlier, and that percentage was projected to keep rising.


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I got into premium beer, and learning how to homebrew beer now!
1 posted on 06/30/2013 12:41:05 PM PDT by Sen Jack S. Fogbound
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound
http://www.stonebrewing.com/
2 posted on 06/30/2013 12:44:21 PM PDT by South40
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

My current favorite:

http://www.beerfm.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Summit-Saga.jpg


3 posted on 06/30/2013 12:45:11 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (You hear it here first.)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

4 posted on 06/30/2013 12:47:39 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

(Bump)


5 posted on 06/30/2013 12:48:54 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

I think every person of age should have a “beerigation” system of their own.


6 posted on 06/30/2013 12:49:48 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Bud and Coors? I thought the article was about beer.


7 posted on 06/30/2013 12:49:57 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

Question mark & the Mysterians - 96 Beers

8 posted on 06/30/2013 12:51:07 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

Sam Adams’ Summer Ale.


9 posted on 06/30/2013 12:51:33 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound
Which says more about the bad taste of most Americans.

90% of all hamburgers consumed come from McDonalds and Burger King too, which is also a very sad statement.

Fortunately there are hundreds of good quality beers in the marketplace so the 10% of us that know better have plenty of choices.

10 posted on 06/30/2013 12:52:54 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

Ditto that.

left anheuser in my rear view mirror years ago...of late, have developed a fondness for Sam Adams in their various flavors.

recently obtained a home brew kit, and bottled my first batch yesterday...a summer ale. all went well, and two weeks out, I should have some home brew. Then, on to a different recipe.


11 posted on 06/30/2013 12:53:07 PM PDT by QualityMan (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound; Red_Devil 232

Then you should be on the Beer Thirty ping list!


12 posted on 06/30/2013 12:53:58 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: South40; Sen Jack S. Fogbound
Thirsty Dog Brewery

Thirsty Dog

Why drink Miller or Bush when there is much better tasting beers like these avalable?

13 posted on 06/30/2013 12:58:47 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: South40

http://www.thebruery.com/index2

http://www.noblealeworks.com/

http://www.kernriverbrewing.com/mobile/index.php

And home brew.


14 posted on 06/30/2013 12:59:07 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

Shiner Bock


15 posted on 06/30/2013 1:01:39 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: saganite

Rogue Ales has some excellent brews and now they are into spirits as well. I haven’t tasted them yet, though...

http://www.rogue.com/beers/beers.php


16 posted on 06/30/2013 1:03:57 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

Both companies are foreign owned. But I do not care.


17 posted on 06/30/2013 1:05:31 PM PDT by HChampagne
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To: FlJoePa

mmmmmmmm, Yuengling black and tan.


18 posted on 06/30/2013 1:09:31 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: Pontiac
That reminds me of this. I visited the Laughing Dog Brewery when I was in Sandpoint a couple of years ago.


19 posted on 06/30/2013 1:10:25 PM PDT by South40
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

Bud on tap is a great beer imo.
Many of the craft beers are about lots of sugar.


20 posted on 06/30/2013 1:11:53 PM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound; Red_Devil 232
Today is the greatest time in the history of mankind to be a beer drinker. There are more amazing beers available than ever before, so many I can't keep up, try as I may.

They are also pretty spendy. $10 a 6 pack or more is too much for my wallet to handle except as an occasional treat or for research purposes, which brings us to home brewing. I can make brews every bit as good or better, including clones of originals, for about 1/3 the cost of heavily taxed retail prices.

Screw the government! Home brew!

I bottled up 52 bottles of spiced wheat last night and am just about to whip up an IPA. Good times!

Cheers!

21 posted on 06/30/2013 1:17:54 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some days...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

Some people prefer Bud and Coors for the taste and or the price. I prefer Bud Light or regular Bud. I only drink with beer snobs accidentally. I’m considered a beer snob by my friends who drink Milwaukee’s Best.

For those who don’t know, beer snobs are those individuals who regard any beer that they do not drink as piss. Beer snobs are contemptuously dismissive of any beer that a mortal cannot walk across like Jesus Christ did across the water.

Beer snobs are tedious bores, assuming that any beer which doesn’t meet their definition of “adequately pretentious” is drunk out of ignorance.

Most of the above is cut and pasted from Urban Dictionary. I had no idea there was such a definition out there. It came up when I googled Beer Cconnoisseur.

Let’s all toast to everyone being okay with everyone else’s choice of beer (hat tip to those who brew their own). Bottoms up!


22 posted on 06/30/2013 1:18:39 PM PDT by KingLudd
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To: SamAdams76

Most of the local beers disappeared over the years. Think “Rolling Rock” from Latrobe, PA.


23 posted on 06/30/2013 1:19:59 PM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: KingLudd

Bud Light is a good ADS (Alcohol Delivery System), but that’s about it.


24 posted on 06/30/2013 1:21:33 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

Beer is proof that G-d loves man!

25 posted on 06/30/2013 1:22:40 PM PDT by RobertClark (My shrink just killed himself - he blamed me in his note!)
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To: Paladin2

You forgot to read the line about the toast.


26 posted on 06/30/2013 1:26:39 PM PDT by KingLudd
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To: KingLudd

I would drink warm 3.2 miller light...in the morning...the one that was under the boat seat all summer and has a dried minnow stuck to it....and like it!


27 posted on 06/30/2013 1:27:52 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some days...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine

I can get Rolling Rock for $2.50/bottle at my watering-hole. Who bought it out?


28 posted on 06/30/2013 1:28:14 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: KingLudd
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29 posted on 06/30/2013 1:30:11 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: SamAdams76

Actually most of what it says is about the power of contracting work out. Most of the beers AB/InBev brew are NOT “their” beers, but microbrews. AB was brewing InBev stuff before the buy out. Heck in the early days they brewed your namesake’s beers. It’s a great way to leapfrog the distribution process, you come up with the recipe, you pay them to brew and distribute it, you don’t have to make your own large brewery or distribution system. Most of those hundreds of good quality beers you’re buying were brewed by the big dogs under contract.


30 posted on 06/30/2013 1:33:49 PM PDT by discostu (Go do the voodoo that you do so well.)
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To: Pontiac

http://www.dogfish.com/


31 posted on 06/30/2013 1:35:03 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: NonValueAdded

Yuengling Lord Chessterfield


32 posted on 06/30/2013 1:36:05 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Bigg Red

Chessterfield = Chesterfield


33 posted on 06/30/2013 1:36:32 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: KingLudd

Duff Beer-Drinkers’ Solidarity Thread!


34 posted on 06/30/2013 1:40:52 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Kenny500c
Bud on tap is a great beer imo.
Many of the craft beers are about lots of sugar.

You're 0 for 2. Maybe do a little research before commenting on things like this.

35 posted on 06/30/2013 1:42:55 PM PDT by EricT. (This post has been recorded and cataloged for your security.)
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To: null and void

sounds Racist !


36 posted on 06/30/2013 1:43:24 PM PDT by Einherjar
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

37 posted on 06/30/2013 1:45:24 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: KingLudd

No “beer snob” here. I do enjoy my High Life, “it makes me a jolly good fellow”


38 posted on 06/30/2013 1:53:47 PM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: EricT.

The first statement was an opinion, not right or wrong.

Just checked Sam Adams, for example, on their website, 175 calories/12 oz.

That is 25 more than a coke.


39 posted on 06/30/2013 1:59:08 PM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

Anchor Steam!!


40 posted on 06/30/2013 2:05:14 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Kenny500c
Just checked Sam Adams, for example, on their website, 175 calories/12 oz. That is 25 more than a coke.

Kind of a silly comparison. Most beers have just four ingredients: Barley, hops, yeast and water. Can't get much more pure than that. Soda pop has enough chemicals to eat through rust and is just plain toxic to the body. I've never had soda pop in the house and told my kids I'd rather have them crack a can of beer then a can of soda pop.

41 posted on 06/30/2013 2:10:42 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound; a fool in paradise

42 posted on 06/30/2013 2:12:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: FlJoePa

Yuengling! Yes - The Porter and Black and Tan, especially. One of the nice things about living in the blue Northeast....


43 posted on 06/30/2013 2:24:47 PM PDT by I Shall Endure
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

While I no longer drink alcohol I always thought the best beer I ever drank was the original Czech Budweiser, Budvar. It’s sold in the US as Czechvar.


44 posted on 06/30/2013 2:34:55 PM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound
90% of domestic beer sold in the US is made by two companies: Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors.

Two companies, Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors, are responsible for selling more than 90% of the beer in the US.

Those two statements can't both be true.

45 posted on 06/30/2013 2:36:32 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: SamAdams76

Malting the grain , (usually barley but can be corn, wheat, oats, rice etc.) turns the starch into sugar, fyi.


46 posted on 06/30/2013 2:55:39 PM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: FlJoePa

Yuengling Premium’s my favorite.


47 posted on 06/30/2013 2:56:41 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

Hefeweizen homebrewed is the *best*!


48 posted on 06/30/2013 2:57:28 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Kenny500c

True, but it’s better than that high fructose corn syrup that goes into soda pop.


49 posted on 06/30/2013 2:57:36 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: KingLudd
It's not snobbery when you're right!

BTW, Bud smells like creamed corn to me. That's cuz they use corn as an extender.

Beer snobs are tedious bores, assuming that any beer which doesn’t meet their definition of “adequately pretentious” is drunk out of ignorance

I'm good with that! People that can't be bothered to educate themselves on what makes a good beer vs. Macrobrews deserve nothing less.

And, yes, I'm serious.

'Pod.

50 posted on 06/30/2013 3:02:42 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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