AB InBev Oktoberfest Variety Pack

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  1. zid

    zid Poo-Bah (1,798) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Here's a pic from the shelf. They've done similar "craft collab" variety packs before. I thought some here would find it interesting as a release. This was $36 where I saw it.
     
  2. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (3,491) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    I had a moment of weakness and bought the case for two oktoberfest ticks that would take me to 100 total. I'll drink the rest of the Karbach and have plenty of soup starter for fall batches of vegetable soup...
     
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  3. crazyspicychef

    crazyspicychef Devotee (452) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I take it the beers are sub par?
     
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  4. fegelFatso

    fegelFatso Aspirant (227) Jun 23, 2013 California

    Screw them! I’d rather wear Lederhosen (I’m a trans woman… I won’t be caught in anything but a Dirndl!!!) than drink that demonic company’s swill!

    Brewed the Hard Way my ass!
     
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  5. BigIronH

    BigIronH Poo-Bah (1,831) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    I like the Ofest beers for my chili recipe as well.
     
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  6. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,658) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    But would you cook with a beer you wouldn't drink?
     
  7. BigIronH

    BigIronH Poo-Bah (1,831) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    I would. I think the flavors even in a beer I don’t like can be reduced to pair well with a meal. I don’t drink wine at all and I tend to like some foods that include it in the recipe. I can recall tasting cooking sherry before and being absolutely disgusted by it. Cheers.
     
  8. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,658) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Try a recipe with both good & bad beers and see which you like better. I know my chili tastes different between beer styles and brands -- and I even tried it with wine substituted once -- not the same.
     
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  9. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Aspirant (274) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    What I find funny is that since Goose Island is owned by AB InBev their Octoberfest should be all over the place in every store but I have not seen it at any liquor store Ive been to recently.
     
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  10. KT3418

    KT3418 Poo-Bah (1,669) Mar 18, 2021 Colorado
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    Yikes.... I mean I'd try all 4 if I found a single for sure. I'm shocked Golden Road even attempts the style. Idk I hope its okay I don't want people to have a bad time lol
     
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  11. jkrich

    jkrich Meyvn (1,433) Nov 1, 2001 Florida
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    You are correct about cooking Sherry tasting terrible; however, it offers a wonderful flavor to a chicken and rice dinner we have often. Also, I enjoy beer-battered Cod with Budweiser, and I don't like Budweiser beer very much.
     
  12. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,658) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Probably because it's all here in the Chicago area. :rolling_eyes:

    Seriously, I keep tripping over it in stores. :wink:
     
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  13. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,658) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Good chefs will tell you not to use cooking sherry -- let alone drink it. :grin:
     
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  14. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (3,057) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I hope I see this here so I can fart in its general direction.
     
  15. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Aspirant (274) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    Its a small state so they dont have all the bigger stuff. I cant even find Bell's Octoberfest and Shiner Octoberfest around anymore and those are some more of the bigger ones. They are probably in Mass. maybe or in other pars of the state but its not even worth the short drive for average beer.
     
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  16. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,679) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I've read that it's loaded up with sodium, so that's why it tastes terrible. Try a Dry Sherry instead in your recipe, even if it's cheap and from one of the major wineries. I especially like it with Chicken (or pork) Piccata. Great nutty character.

    Now back to our regularly scheduled program. :slight_smile:
     
  17. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (2,160) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    Does this mention AB InBev anywhere on the packaging? Or is the "craft collab" meant to imply that these craft breweries are collaborating?
    Wonder if the big boys will start to change their tune and try to flout their craft brands as opportunities to collaborate and get craft quality at more affordable prices
     
  18. GrumpyGas

    GrumpyGas Poo-Bah (2,444) Apr 7, 2009 Illinois
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    The packaging font alone screams Bud to me. Look at that '24', it is right on.
     
  19. BigIronH

    BigIronH Poo-Bah (1,831) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    I actually like dishes made with sherry. My only point was that I don’t drink everything I cook with. Cheers.
     
  20. BigIronH

    BigIronH Poo-Bah (1,831) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    I’ve had one beer from Golden Road. Never pursued beyond that as i thought it was awful.
     
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  21. retention_

    retention_ Initiate (21) Jan 8, 2022 North Carolina

    I tried Goose and Karbach. was not remotely impressed with either beer.
     
  22. moodenba

    moodenba Defender (614) Feb 2, 2015 New York

    Where were these beers brewed? Or can we tell?
     
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  23. Giantspace

    Giantspace Meyvn (1,032) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    What is the collaboration? Looks like a mix pack. Not buying this pack but have made a purchase of other mix packs from them when it was on sale for $12 a 12 pack.

    Edit, maybe it was cigar city or goose mixers. Have made goose 12-15 pack mix on sale.

    Enjoy
     
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  24. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (2,160) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    That 24 makes me think of highlife
     
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  25. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,679) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I have a feeling that each beer was brewed at its respective brewery, and the only collaboration was to get them packed into a common case box at some convenient location.
     
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  26. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (4,751) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    I kinda liked the Widmer Okto

    But as a late summer night camping beer
     
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  27. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,306) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    It reminds me of the last Hunter S. Thompson/Billy Carter collaboration: The Spirit of Hunter and Billy Oktoberfest Pickled Marzen, at 11% ABV.
     
  28. AlfromPA

    AlfromPA Initiate (76) Dec 9, 2021 Pennsylvania

    It's just business. Nothing personal.
     
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  29. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,532) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Based on the TTB info and in the case of the GI beer, its label, that appears to be true for every beer other than the Goose Island Oktoberfest.
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  30. defunksta

    defunksta Poo-Bah (1,949) Jan 18, 2019 North Dakota
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    I picked this one up in a 4 pack today. Will be excited to see how these are as I haven't tried any of these, even though some have suggested they might be sub-par. Agree I don't see any obvious common denominator among these breweries.
     
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  31. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,532) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Besides the obvious one? I mean, it's going to be a lot easier to distribute a multiple brewery variety pack when they are all distributed through AB's wholesale network.

    Not that a "common denominator" has ever been necessary for a true collaboration (which this ain't, of course) between breweries other than "Hey, we like these guys...".
     
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  32. Space_Cowboy85

    Space_Cowboy85 Initiate (74) Dec 24, 2018 Texas
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    I picked up a six-pack of the Karbach one at Sprouts the other day. Not too bad, but I didn’t realize at the time that Karbach was an AB brand. Perhaps that’s why I didn’t hate it…
     
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  33. muck1979

    muck1979 Initiate (66) Jul 3, 2005 Minnesota

    Shoot. When I saw this tread title, I was hoping it would be Oktoberfests from Spaten, Löwenbräu, etc.
     
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  34. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,658) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    But you do now? :wink:

    Retroactive regurgitation? :grin:
     
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  35. zid

    zid Poo-Bah (1,798) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    I could be getting the details wrong, but in previous years they were doing a bunch of collaborations between Spaten and the American brewers. I realize this is different from your post, but it's just a tangent. I think last year they put out a Golden Road / Spaten collaboration and in 2020 they did a Devil's Backbone / Spaten collaboration and a Blue Point / Spaten collaboration.
     
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  36. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,658) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    I missed a Spaten/Goose Island collab a few years ago.
     
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  37. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,754) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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  38. Space_Cowboy85

    Space_Cowboy85 Initiate (74) Dec 24, 2018 Texas
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    I haven’t revisited it since I read this thread but my guess is it’ll still be just fine.
     
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  39. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (8,310) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I saw it. Walked past it.
     
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  40. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,658) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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