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    Default Donít you hate when the beer rep. comes into the bar?

    Just kidding no one does!

    I had the good fortune to stop into the pub this afternoon for a martini. And then the Budweiser representative stopped in. Bud Lights weíre on him for the rest of the afternoon.

    I know some of youÖ.yes I am looking at some of our west coastersÖ are too much beer snobs to drink BudweiserÖ. but here in the South we wouldnít want to offend him! So, bottoms up!

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    The only down sideÖ.. I had to go home to cook dinner!

    But I did thank him for the four free rounds I enjoyed.

    FYI: I told him I was going to post to an obscure social media site, full of crusty old salts!
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    Not just the west coast... I was never much of a drinker in college, but when first I found Lowenbrau and then the microbrews started up, I decided that beer was good.
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    I was woking as head barman in a big ski lodge when the French wine rep came to stay, for a week………..

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    I live 30 miles from the worlds greatest beer. (Some would argue the world’s two greatest beers!)

    I’d still happily take all the free Bud Lights that good man set in front of me.

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    Lord, he would be sorry to offer me free beers! As a Canadian I can drink my weight in Bud Lights.... I don't weigh much though....

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    Keep calm, persistence beats resistance.

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    Default Re: Donít you hate when the beer rep. comes into the bar?

    We don't have it here. What is it, a low alcohol beer or a light colored lager?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    We don't have it here. What is it, a low alcohol beer or a light colored lager?
    The bud light in Canada is brewed in Canada. I wonder how different it is? It’s both of the things you list. I guess it’s fine on a hot day rather than water.

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    Default Re: Donít you hate when the beer rep. comes into the bar?

    So are those aluminum “bottles”?

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    Bud Lite is like making love in a canoe . . .

    . . . F^@#ing close to water.

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    Bud, if I recall correctly, contains rice, so it doesn’t follow the purity laws.

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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucky_Lager

    Oddly, this is a favourite island beer. Most people that I know drink it, or bud, or molson.
    Weird.

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    B'light... I'll pass.

    I have indeed been spoiled. First by my dad's home-brewing (he was German/Swiss), then later by the advent of good craft brewing.

    But if someone else likes it, I see no reason to condemn. Just to pity <G>
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    Quote Originally Posted by LOKI View Post
    Lord, he would be sorry to offer me free beers! As a Canadian I can drink my weight in Bud Lights.... I don't weigh much though....
    Did you hear about the massive influx of Scotsmen into Canada?

    They saw the advertisement "Drink Canada Dry!"
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    • (Harve Presnell) "As grandpa Alfonse always said, anything free is worth saving up for."



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    yea ummm no. that is not beer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian McColgin View Post
    Bud Lite is like making love in a canoe . . .

    . . . F^@#ing close to water.
    Ayup. Back Bay water at that.
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    Like Coors Lite & Miller Lite it is designed to not offend, have little alcohol, and therefore sell the most bottles possible.

    However, free beer is good beer - so I'd drink some. As Skip said, it'd be rude not to!
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    Bud Light is good on a hot summer day if served ice cold. The low alcohol content and very low carbohydrates make it easy to have more than one. When it's +90 F and humid I really find it refreshing.

    I, like the west coast snobs, like "real beer" too, but different hoses for different courses!

    Oh and did you miss the FREE part?

    Also Bud Light can work into my Keto diet. I'm down 28 lbs. since the 1st of June.
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    I was moonlighting, as, my real job was a wildlife biologist for MD. This was in Appalachia. Quiet evening, people probably working their stills. A man from the ATF stopped by; black suit, gov. tie and the usual black brief case. Very obvious in other words. asked him how business was! No verbal response other then to open his briefcase, Pulled out a quart of clear liquid, asked me for an ounce jigger, poured in some of the licquer and said, "try this!" Nearly passed out.
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    By the way, my usual bar flies drank Duke or Iron City.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    We don't have it here. What is it, a low alcohol beer or a light colored lager?
    diet beer. I lost thirty lbs when I stopped drinking it.

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    If beer made people fat, I'd have to sawzall every companionway I pass through.
    Beer is usually free where I go, because I usually buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    We don't have it here. What is it, a low alcohol beer or a light colored lager?
    Take the lightest, least flavorful lager you can find. Mix it at least 50/50 with water.
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    it’s actually a pilsner

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    it’s actually a pilsner
    That's what I thought - but I checked: https://blacktailnyc.com/what-type-o...-is-bud-light/
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    Urine with bubbles, no thanks!

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    Any of you ever read Ambitious Brew? Itíll explain a lot.

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    Some snapshots

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    For alcohol content reference:

    Sam Adams is 5.0 pecent.

    Guiness Stout is 5.6 percent

    And, " America's Most Alcoholic Beers" from a Google search.

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    The brewery I once worked at made a fine barley wine called Cheshire Cat; because after a few pints, all that was left was a cheesy grin.

    They wouldnít sell pitchers in the pub, only pints.

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    We happened upon a manager of the local AB distributor a while back. They're down to a fleet of 6 trucks, only two run on saturdays. In the 80s they had 36 trucks all running 6 days.

    "the few bud drinkers we have left around here are either dying-off or retiring south"

    (he's retiring south in a few months, himself)
    "Visionary" is he who in every egg sees a carbonara.

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    The original Budvar, or Chechvar from the old country is highly drinkable, even if free, I would go for something else. I have purchased it to have on hand for guests who I know that drink it. Leftovers are used in making pizza dough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    If beer made people fat, I'd have to sawzall every companionway I pass through.
    Beer is usually free where I go, because I usually buy it.
    I can attest to Wiz's beer-pandering habits. Not that I've ever over-indulged just because of his generosity. Well... hardly ever. If I appeared intoxicated, my claim is that it's from being in the presence of his beautiful sweetie <G>
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post
    Bud Light is good on a hot summer day if served ice cold. The low alcohol content and very low carbohydrates make it easy to have more than one. When it's +90 F and humid I really find it refreshing.

    I, like the west coast snobs, like "real beer" too, but different hoses for different courses!

    Oh and did you miss the FREE part?

    Also Bud Light can work into my Keto diet. I'm down 28 lbs. since the 1st of June.
    Budweiser is in my blood

    My dad worked for Budweiser for 45 years. He worked at Sound Distributors in Yonkers and he was the draft service manager and put in and serviced all the Bud in the original Yankee Stadium. I remember walking into the fast fill cooler and just seeing acres and acres of Bud & Bud Lite barrels. I got to see a lot of day games with my dad and even got to sit and watch a game in Steinbrenner's box.



    When I was 16 I would commute to see my dad out on Long Island from my mom who was living NJ at the time. I would take the NJ transit into Penn Station then transfer to the LIRR. At that age I used to choose not to transfer right away. I would jump on the subway down to the village and SoHo. In SoHo I found an old school NYC Bar Fanelli's. I walked in and saw the old men and the old man behind the stick and I thought about the easiest beverage I could say with nonchalant authority and say in a clear forceful manner ..... Give me a Bud, and like that a cold long neck was opened and slid down the worn wooden bar top. It was magical moment, because I was 16 and even though the the drinking age at the time in NY was 18 I felt like an adult.



    Later I worked summers with my dad and he would bring the Budweiser 6 Pack Truck to the Mamaroneck Fireman’s Ball ( it looked a little like the image below but new and with Budweiser cans with taps on them ) Now let me tell you Firemen can drink !!!!! My dad and I would open the taps with one hand with a stack of plastic cups in the other and just fill and pass, fill and pass and never shut off the tap until we had to change the barrels.



    Last Bud story, I was having a. long distant relationship with this woman who had moved to Chesterfield VA. We went to real "redneck" bar. I walked up to the bar and big bubba who barely fit behind it, asks me whattayahave ? I think a second and say I'll have a Sam Addams. I remember that it felt like the juke box screeched to a stop and all eyes were now on the yankee and I knew at that moment I screwed up. Bubby starts in with his monolog and looks at me and says - "Listen here Boy, we got Bud, Bud, Lite, Miller, Miller Light, Coors and Coors Light, if it ain't on NASCAR son we ain't got it folla". The girl I was with read the room better than me and said He'll have a Bud.

    the feeling I agree on a super hot day an ice cold long neck Budweiser can hit the spot.
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    Default Re: Donít you hate when the beer rep. comes into the bar?

    Budwiser and Cooperstown go well together. Busch family lived here for years, younger generations do as well. Not to my liking, I'd like a pint of Courage myself

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