Anheuser Busch

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Curtis, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. alpinetrout

    alpinetrout Banned or Parked

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    Pabst's claim to be the largest domestic brewer is a bit of a stretch. They don't brew their own beer anymore, so they're really just a brand-name. "Largest domestically owned company selling beer brewed by others under their own name" is more accurate.
     
  2. HauntedByWaters

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    Whoah there buddy.

    My entire understanding of the universe is on shaky ground as it is! :D
     
  3. Fishful Thinking

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    Don't forget Mack & Jacks in Redmond. They've expanded their retail outlet at the brewery, and now sell on weekends. And aren't they near Fetha Styx? Maybe we should get a WWF drink and cast session going.
     
  4. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Fishful Thinking is onto something. Those crazy Bellinghammers have been getting together from time to time, why not other areas? I have no real friends, only a few virtual friends here who tolerate my ingorance of fishing, bug identification, casting techniques and overall general stupidity. I'd be happy to toss one back with such a cool group. Kitsap?

    As for beer, prefer the micro brews, or a Guinness, or really whatever is available, no beer snobbiness here.
     
  5. windtickler

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    I'm opening a beer/wine bar in Everett on/around 11/1. I will have two house beers brewed by a local brewery coming online in Sultan, Skullknocker. One will be a light lager to compete with commercial "yellow beers" and another will be a very drinkable copper which we call the Quaffable Copper. These are "small" beers, brewed for session drinking. Worldanglr and I once killed 5 gallons of the copper in 4 hours and I went to work 8 hours later, no lying, no problem. We'll be bringing more of our own beers online over time, both large (like the Imp Rye Wine we made at Far West and hope to have on tap at the grand opening) and small, mostly German-inspired styles. So you will have good beer at both ends of the Sky: Headknocker in Sultan, and Balefire (my bar) at 1801 Hewitt. Perhaps I can arrange special growler prices for those with a fishing license and a fly rod.
     
  6. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    As I said above, PBR is brewed by South African/UK owned SABMiller. Pabst Brewing Company, the parent company of PBR (and Schlitz, Stroh, Schaefer, Rainier, Olympia), has exactly zero breweries of their own.

    So they aren't the largest brewer of anything. They are the largest domestically owned repackaging company of beer brewed by others.
     
  7. IveofIone

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    Wasn't Bud/Busch known as the workingman's/NASCAR/ball park beer? The lowest common denominator among mass brewed beers? It seems odd that a European company would buy it. With most of those workingman jobs now being done in China it only seems logical that the Chinese would buy the brew that accompanies those jobs.

    NASCAR has been having trouble filling seats and has started giving gas vouchers in some of it's venues. Perhaps they should give beer vouchers if they really want to improve attendance. If that fails there is always free sidearms for every male 21 and over.:) Standing room only plus huge beer sales! Ive
     
  8. windtickler

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    The company that bought it was already the largest brewery in the world and had forced AB into a distribution deal. They make Europe's NASCAR beer, Stella Artois. So now, AB is essentially Belgian beer.
     
  9. JWKitsap

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    Having worked in the beverage industry for the better part of 14 years, the consolidation that has been going on in the wine industry and now the beer industry has been par for the course for about the last 7-9 years. Add into that the weak US dollar and the fact that AB wasn't all that interested in global expansion outside of whipping Bud into the number one brand in the world (a great idea but tough to do in a marketplace w/ increased competition).

    I'd personally much rather support the little guy, the local craft brewer any day of the week, but nothing beats a ice cold PBR or Coors Light after a long day of flogging the water.
     
  10. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Economics 101, drink and study hard
     
  11. FlyMeARiver

    FlyMeARiver Da Mailman! Making sure you get yours!

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  12. tim beez

    tim beez beach maggot

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    seattle or kitsap co happy hour anyone?
     
  13. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Tim, I'm with you. You know I'm not much quality company to hang with, but I'll still hang. Is my rod reparied yet?
     
  14. tim beez

    tim beez beach maggot

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    beats me? theyve been flooded lately... people are fishing
     
  15. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Easy there little shooter, I'm just regurgitating information from the interwebz. I never much cared for facts, they are boring.