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Brews & Views Bulletin Board Service * Brews and Views Archive 2004 * Archive through October 15, 2004 * Anheuser-Busch’s ‘BE’ Takes Beer to a New Level < Previous Next >

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PalerThanAle
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Username: Palerthanale

Post Number: 1148
Registered: 04-2002
Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 12:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

http://www.anheuser-busch.com/news/BtoE_100404.htm

sounds... yummy?

PTA
You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.
 

Ariel Baez
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Username: Homebru358

Post Number: 55
Registered: 07-2004
Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 12:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And we thought it would only be something out of a sitcom - BUZZ BEER IS HERE!!
If you're gonna' brew on - BREW HAPPY!!
 

ScottDeW
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Username: Scott

Post Number: 159
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 12:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Brewed at Anheuser-Busch's Houston brewery, BE will be packaged in a sleek, slim-line 10-ounce can with stylish graphics.

Great. More bad press for Houston. <sigh>
Scott
http://texanbrew.com
 

Steve Fletty
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Username: Cheesehead

Post Number: 59
Registered: 06-2004
Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 12:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anyone got a clone recipe?
 

Pacman
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Username: Pacman

Post Number: 510
Registered: 04-2003
Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 12:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anyone got a clone recipe?

Down a couple of No-Doze with a Budweiser...?
Damn Brewing's Fun!!!! Kölsch Krusader!
 

PalerThanAle
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Username: Palerthanale

Post Number: 1150
Registered: 04-2002
Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 12:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Drink enough and you could pass out wide awake.

PTA
You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.
 

Colby Enck
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Username: Thecheese

Post Number: 70
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 02:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wow, that's... really, really dumb. Who the hell came up with that one? I don't know anyone who would drink that... maybe college kids, but they'll drink anything.

Jeez, those marketing people...
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 743
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 02:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It sounds like something for the Red Bull crowd.

We've seen ice beer, dry beer, and low-carb beer. They come and they go. You pays your money and you takes your choice. Ain't it a great country or what!
 

davidw
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Username: Davidw

Post Number: 680
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Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 02:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Looks tasty, really . . .
 

Ken Anderson
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Username: Ken75

Post Number: 418
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 02:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

6.6% alcohol with "something extra." AB's beer version of the Jaeger-Bomb?
 

Michael
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Username: Hoppop

Post Number: 523
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 03:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"We created a great new drink that's outside the boundaries of the taste adults would expect from a traditional beer,"

...as well as the traditional urinal cake.

This sounds disgusting. I'm glad I'm not a contemporary adult.
 

John Shaw
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Username: Johns

Post Number: 61
Registered: 08-2003
Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 03:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What exactly are the effects of putting caffeine in beer - does it mean I'll actually have to pee faster than normal?
 

Mark Bushey
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Username: Spiff95

Post Number: 93
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 03:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Down a couple of No-Doze with a Budweiser...?

Pacman, you forgot the splash of Kool Aid for the "'Wow' factor at the finish!"
--Artificial Intelligence is no match for Organic Stupidity.
 

George Schmidt
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Username: Gschmidt

Post Number: 149
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 04:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This is what happens when marketing wins an argument.

Can you imagine being the 'brewer' who has to make this stuff? The shame. You know it's bad when people in the AB cafeteria make fun of you for making wussy beer.
Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ~~Robert A. Heinlein: The Notebooks of Lazarus Long
 

Martin Stutz
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Username: Stillbrewing

Post Number: 42
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Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 04:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If they wanted to brew something that's "outside the boundaries of the taste adults would expect ..." , why the hell don't they just brew an existing style of beer that tastes like SOMETHING???
 

Bill Aimonetti
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Username: Zuchinnicat

Post Number: 239
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 04:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I guess they see so many twenty something folks drinking red bull & vodka that they needed to capture some market share. Hell I might drink some when they make the "special hops" version.
 

Tom Gardner
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Username: Tom

Post Number: 488
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Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 06:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I guess they didn't want to do a coffee beer 'cause it might have some taste. Tom
 

Brewzz
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Post Number: 205
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 10:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What the hell is guarana anyway??
Cheers,Brewzz
 

Tim @ T-N-T BREWERY
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Post Number: 12
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 11:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'll try one. Maybe I'll like it, maybe I won't. It will be my opinion.
TWT
 

Gary Muehe
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Username: Garymuehe

Post Number: 74
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 11:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How does it go.....? "no one ever went broke underestimating the poor taste of the American public"

Remember Hop'n Gator?
 

Josh Weber
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Username: Jbweber2

Post Number: 56
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 12:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It sounds like it sucks.
 

tim roth
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Username: Hopdude

Post Number: 144
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Posted on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 12:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Buzz Beer! The beer that throws up smooth. Cheers, Tim
 

Ken Anderson
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Posted on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 03:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm somewhat of a sloth, but I really want to look like a "contemporary adult who is looking for the latest beverage to keep up with my highly social and fast-paced lifestyle", so I'm gonna buy some of this stuff. You know, an image thing. I can't help it. Their marketing guys are just TOO good.
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 599
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 03:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Many years ago my brother asked me to make caffanated beer. We ground up a single extra strength No-Doz per bottle in a six pack. They had a peppermint flavor and made for some odd woodworking cuts.

Dan Listermann
 

Dan Mourglea
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Username: Cataclysmbrewer

Post Number: 444
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 07:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

From all I have read, "guarana" is a small berry with a high level of caffeine--so just another term to convince blind consumers that they are getting something.
 

Andrew Pearce
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Username: Live4beer

Post Number: 310
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 03:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

C to the R to the A to the P if you ask me.
 

Ken Anderson
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Post Number: 423
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Posted on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 09:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Guarana. That's that bat dung they scrape off the floors of caves, ain't it?
 

Dan Mourglea
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Post Number: 445
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Posted on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 10:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Guano, guarana, same thing
 

Nick Shore
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Post Number: 42
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Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2004 - 06:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In Germany, they sell pre-mixed beer and cola. It's quite popular and you see it everywhere. I haven't tasted it but I have tried Sprite and Pils. That is some nasty stuff.
 

Doug Pescatore
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Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2004 - 03:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dan is right, guarana is a berry that is packed with caffeine but the caffeine is bound in a fat soluble molecule that allows it to stay in your system for a much longer time. Sort of loading you up with caffeine that you can't just piss away like regular caffeine.....Brilliant!

-Doug
 

Chumley
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Username: Chumley

Post Number: 2337
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2004 - 03:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

To really get the attention of today's contemporary adults, they should use those incredibly expensive coffee beans from Indonesia that are harvested from lemur droppings. That's sort of like guano, isn't it? :-)
 

Geoff Buschur
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Username: Avmech

Post Number: 178
Registered: 06-2004
Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2004 - 04:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That would be Kopi Luwak coffee.

The coffee beans have been put through a special machine. A living machine, called the Javan civet cat. The luwak is a species of civet cat found only on the island of Java in Indonesia. Like all civet cats it possesses anal scent glands which secrete a fluid with a characteristic odor. In a concentrated form it smells terrible but when diluted it has a pleasant musky odor and can be used in perfume manufacture. The luwak apparently loves coffee. But it is very particular in its taste. It only eats the choicest beans. The luwak's digestive system, however, cannot handle the coffee beans very well and most of them are secreted a few hours after being eaten in a partially digested form. Somehow the contact with the animal's digestive juices changes the chemistry of the beans. When these beans are roasted, the coffee they produce is extremely tasty and full-bodied. Hopefully the enhanced flavor is due to partial digestion and not to contamination from the anal secretions of the civet cat. Plantation workers routinely search the grounds for the special beans which are then brewed into coffee in Indonesia's most select hotels, probably with the visitors not being informed about the origins of the great taste.

I found some for sale here:
http://www.urbanfare.com/featuredfare/collection/featuredfare_kopi_luwak.htm
$150per 1/4 pound!!!

(Message edited by avmech on October 07, 2004)
 

Chumley
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Username: Chumley

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Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2004 - 04:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"earthy, musty notes"

That I believe.
 

PalerThanAle
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Username: Palerthanale

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Registered: 04-2002
Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2004 - 05:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

who was the first guy that tried that? I double dog dare ya'!

PTA
You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.
 

Geoff Buschur
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Username: Avmech

Post Number: 179
Registered: 06-2004
Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2004 - 05:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It is fitting that catshit coffee shows up in the same thread as Budweiser. You really can't say much bad about the catshit coffee since it actually has flavor.
 

Vance Barnes
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Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 1089
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2004 - 07:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmmm.... Civet cats are where SARS supposedly originated. I smell (Haaa haaa) a terorist plot! Somebody call Dubya.

How long and how off topic can this thread get?
 

Mark Bushey
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Username: Spiff95

Post Number: 100
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 06:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cat crap coffee, Budweiser beer... Looks like it's still on topic to me!
--Artificial Intelligence is no match for Organic Stupidity.
 

scott jackson
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Username: Kroc

Post Number: 142
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 07:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just how much alcohol is Buttwiper trying to sell to teenagers?
 

Pat Babcock
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Username: Pbabcock

Post Number: 57
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Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 02:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

STOP THE INSANITY!!!

Oh, the humanity! The humanity...
 

Beerboy AKA The Jolly Brewer
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Username: Matfink

Post Number: 489
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 03:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"a distinctive new product for contemporary adults who are looking for the latest beverage to keep up with their highly social and fast-paced lifestyles."

What total wank, who comes up with this pants language. What the flop is a "contemporary adult".

Bunch of tossers!
Real Ale Crusader and all round Hophead