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1 posted on 02/26/2013 7:32:49 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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Hardly. Brew pubs are pooping up all over town.


2 posted on 02/26/2013 7:36:00 AM PST by DManA
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They’d have to start making beer first.


3 posted on 02/26/2013 7:37:18 AM PST by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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As long as there is another beer, I will not drink Bud.


4 posted on 02/26/2013 7:37:26 AM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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Instead, it’s based on the work of Justice Department economists who, using game theory and complex forecasting models, are able to predict what an even bigger AB InBev will do. Their analysis suggests that the firm, regardless of who is running it, will inevitably break the law.

So you're saying that some nerds at DOJ now think they are Tom Cruise in Minority Report and they are going to save us from future thought crimes?

5 posted on 02/26/2013 7:39:03 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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DOJ is to “justice” as Yugo is to cars.

Holder = the Obamadork = Slime.


7 posted on 02/26/2013 7:45:08 AM PST by Da Coyote
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Not likely.
We have five micro breweries in town, micros will never end.


9 posted on 02/26/2013 7:50:39 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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I drink Yuengling

America’s oldest brewery

Made by Americans for Americans.......


10 posted on 02/26/2013 7:55:57 AM PST by njslim (St)
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Go Shiner.


12 posted on 02/26/2013 8:02:03 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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Maybe DOJ is worried they’ll corner the market on American-style pseudo-Pilsner.


15 posted on 02/26/2013 8:05:08 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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“At the same time, sales of Budweiser in the United States have dropped for 25 consecutive years.”

Little wonder, Buttwasher is a nasty beer. Too sweet, watered down, and overpriced.


16 posted on 02/26/2013 8:07:24 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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Beer monopoly? I thought Budweiser was what comes out of the Clydesdales after they drink water.


17 posted on 02/26/2013 8:07:36 AM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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Not if Dick Yuengling and his family have anything to say about it!


19 posted on 02/26/2013 8:22:53 AM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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".... Beer Monopoly."

.... Heck .... I was rather disillusioned to find out the article wasn't about a new drinking game!!!

.... But seriously folks ... I hope we all realize that the era of cheap booze here in America will soon become a thing of the past!!! The price of Liquor and Alcohol is about to double to the prices that are currently paid by our neighbors to the north. There are reasons that the cost of booze is so expensive in Canada ... and this country just adopted those same reasons as new entitlements to go along with it's new system of government.

20 posted on 02/26/2013 8:25:25 AM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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I read an article last Fall in Bloomberg magazine discussing this topic. They highlighted that InBev’s CEO is all about margins and treats beer as a commodity. Their approach includes cheapening the product and is moving production closer to the client base. For example, those of you who drink Bass, take a look at where it’s made — most likely New York. And they are coming after the regionals too. Goose Island was bought and a lot of the production moved from Chicago. While I don’t like Budweiser, they mentioned that the old A-B used really good hops sourced from the same small farmers for decades. InBev has cut them off.


21 posted on 02/26/2013 8:25:35 AM PST by DonnDe
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For those who have never tasted it I would recommend Sierra. I have never liked beer until I tasted it. It just may be one of the finest beers in the world. I hope their success does not spoil the beer


22 posted on 02/26/2013 8:32:43 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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Check how much they give annually in terms of campaign contributions to the ‘rats. My guess would be this is like when they went after Microsoft. “Nice business you’s got here, wouldn’t want anything to happen to it now, would you?”


25 posted on 02/26/2013 8:41:32 AM PST by Armando Guerra
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With hundreds (maybe thousands) of micro-brews in this country, I don’t think we’ve got a problem with competition.


26 posted on 02/26/2013 8:58:22 AM PST by ReleaseTheHounds ("The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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A beer monopoly??

Nope... some people are brewing beer at home, and brewpubs are popping up...

28 posted on 02/26/2013 9:04:05 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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They’d better not buy out Shiner Bock....that’s an act of war.


29 posted on 02/26/2013 9:05:38 AM PST by dfwgator
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Perhaps the beer industry is actually two market types: a highly concentrated oligopoly between the big three brewers and a monopolistic competition market for the craft beer segment.

The game theory basis of DOJ suit is novel to say the least, but if the DOJ is suddenly so concerned about near monopolies in the beer industry why didn't they act earlier? For example why wasn't the joint venture between Molson-Coors and SA Miller in 2009 a concern?

30 posted on 02/26/2013 9:07:19 AM PST by The Great RJ
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