Budweiser Isn't the King of Beers Anymore. Guess Who Is?

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  1. pat61

    pat61 Poo-Bah (5,190) Dec 29, 2010 Minnesota

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  2. matcris

    matcris Meyvn (1,081) Sep 17, 2015 Arizona

    Bout fuckin' time.
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  3. Shanex

    Shanex Moderator (1,251) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    Good for craft. So who's king of beer worldwide, not only US?
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  4. riverlen

    riverlen Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2009 Illinois

    We've never been real big on kings here in the US so I'm guessing it doesn't matter..............
  5. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Meyvn (1,218) Jul 27, 2013 California
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    People vote with their $

    "Customer satisfaction" is kind of a joke....follow the money
  6. neenerzig

    neenerzig Poo-Bah (1,918) Feb 15, 2006 Ohio

    Good! Fuck AB! :slight_smile:

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  7. surfcaster

    surfcaster Crusader (749) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina
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    AB is by far the "king of beers" in the world and about to get bigger.

    Get over it everyone. More good stuff around than ever in my 30+ years of beer consumption.
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  8. EMH73

    EMH73 Poo-Bah (1,580) Sep 16, 2015 New York
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    Does it really matter who is "King." In every industry there will always be the big, bad wolf; in this case it is so easy to avoid him. Just go out there and buy what you like. There are so many amazing breweries and beers out there, more than ever before. Our choices are outstanding, let's stop fixating on the negative.
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  9. tillmac62

    tillmac62 Meyvn (1,496) Oct 2, 2013 South Carolina

    That "king" tag was just the writer's hook. The champ, or king, is whomever is at the top. So until a single beer is brewed in greater volume than plain old Budweiser, Bud is the King - whether we like it or not.
  10. muck1979

    muck1979 Initiate (134) Jul 3, 2005 Minnesota

    I'm still amused by the Budweiser "pledge" on the label stating that A-B knows of no other beer that costs so much to brew and age. Or something along those lines. Was that ever true?
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  11. AngryDutchman

    AngryDutchman Aspirant (218) Aug 8, 2015 Pennsylvania

    To quote Marie Antoinette, "Let them drink swill."
  12. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (2,956) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    The "king" in my book is whoever makes the tastiest brew I've consumed within the week. But I let others believe as they wish.
  13. Gajo74

    Gajo74 Poo-Bah (1,724) Sep 14, 2014 New York

    King of what? Mediocrity?
  14. joe16siny

    joe16siny Initiate (61) Nov 3, 2015 New York

    Well you can use stats in many ways. On a per ounce basis its BS , but if you use total volume they probably do spend more money than anyone else.
  15. CassinoNorth

    CassinoNorth Disciple (314) Apr 5, 2013 New Jersey

    Budweiser itself is in rapid decline and dying with the people that drank it.

    Bud Light on the other hand...
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  16. BFCarr

    BFCarr Champion (851) Feb 13, 2012 New Jersey

    That article called Coors Banquet the "full-bodied" version of Coors light. I thought hard water was the full-bodied version of Coors light.
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  17. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado

  18. Geuzedad

    Geuzedad Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2010 Arizona

    So now you know why they are buying up all these craft breweries with Four Peaks locally here in AZ and Breckenridge Brewery out of Colorado most recently. BB was listed in the top 50 craft beer brewers in 2014 so it goes to figure AB InBev wants a big slice of the craft movement. I am sure we will continue to see some big names in the craft world succumb to the lure of the almighty dollar and sell their souls to the devil....err....AB-InBev. I do hold out hope that we will see more unification amongst breweries in the future though, like Victory and Southern Tier combining to grow their brands and hearing big names in the industry like Greg Koch vowing to never sell out. When asked about being contacted by big beer or other corporate entities he says they don't because : “They know my response would include the words ‘sand’ and ‘pound'." Gotta love this guy!
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  19. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey

    "Hail to the king, baby." Ash - "Army of Darkness"
  20. mstrcrwly

    mstrcrwly Aspirant (226) Dec 21, 2013 New York

    Could care less..now i gotta get back to my Todd the Axe Man..Cheers! and F**K macro
  21. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Poo-Bah (2,233) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    the age-old popularity contest. Does it even matter? If A-B and Miller-Coors are banished from earth, there would then be bitching about other segments of bad beer.
  22. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,656) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina

    So your 37 like me.
  23. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,362) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Bud Light passed Budweiser in US sales back in 2002.

    SABMiller had claimed that their Chinese "Snow" brand was the largest selling beer in the world in 2009, but AB disputed that claim:
  24. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,656) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina

    Promoting one, ignoring the other. It's always pretty girls in bikinis on the beach with a Bud Light in hand, marketing works and they were smart enough to get a head of the curve.
  25. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,760) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    If anybody knows the answer to that question it would be @jesskidden

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  26. HopfenUndMalzGottErhalts

    HopfenUndMalzGottErhalts Initiate (77) Dec 25, 2015 Washington

    The original Budweiser, Budvar, was/is called the "Beer of Kings". On tap in Germany, it was infinitely better than anything I've had from AB.
  27. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,245) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    If by king you mean the one with:
    1) the most riches
    2) biggest army
    3) ability to set the rules

    Then AB/InBev is the king
    The rest aren't even Dukes or Earls
  28. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,700) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin

    New king, same as the old king...
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  29. Brutaltruth

    Brutaltruth Poo-Bah (2,506) Mar 22, 2014 Ohio

    Did anyone notice the stock prices on the right of the screen? Sam Adams at 185 bucks a share!?!?!?! Whoa!
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  30. beersareonme

    beersareonme Initiate (0) Oct 25, 2014 Ontario (Canada)

    I dare say that anyone who drinks Bud, Coors or any other swill is not on this site.... which is happily populated with people who truly understand what a good beer is. My general rule of thumb: if it is advertised on TV, don't buy it. It's crap.
  31. 701beer

    701beer Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2009 North Dakota

    What kind of car do you drive? :wink:
  32. beersareonme

    beersareonme Initiate (0) Oct 25, 2014 Ontario (Canada)

    A Trek 4300 :slight_smile:
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  33. 701beer

    701beer Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2009 North Dakota

    Just have to make sure you aren't trying to pull a fast one on us.
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  34. beersareonme

    beersareonme Initiate (0) Oct 25, 2014 Ontario (Canada)

    Not a chance. Never. I take my beer-snobbery very seriously. Cheers!
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  35. mwa423

    mwa423 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2007 Ohio

    Perhaps you don't read here too much, heck there are two threads on the front page as I type this discussion what AAL's people drink when they are drinking macro lagers. What's the last infected Budweiser you ever heard of (much less had). I can tell you I have at least 4 craft beers that I have had in the last month with significant technical flaws. Say what you want about the style, but realize that Budweiser/Miller Lite/etc. is the best technical quality beer available on a consistent basis.
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  36. beersareonme

    beersareonme Initiate (0) Oct 25, 2014 Ontario (Canada)

    Flaws are half the joy of the micros (IMO). It's like mom's homemade apple pie. It usually is the best, but sometimes the crust is a little off, or the apples are a little dry, but I'd still rather eat the homemade pie than a big-company store-bought one. That's all.
  37. Bigrock

    Bigrock Initiate (65) Feb 4, 2013 Texas

    Was sitting here knocking back a Coors Banquet after running the chain saw for a couple of hours after work. Whoops...just found out I'm on the wrong site!

    I'm pretty much an anarchist, so kings don't impress me much.
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  38. mwa423

    mwa423 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2007 Ohio

    Finally, somebody puts into word that craft beer drinkers don't care about quality. Usually people back away from these statements when faced with logic. If people like you are a significant part of the beer market, finally I understand how a long list of breweries are still in business. Thanks! Enjoy your bad beer while I finish my Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion!
  39. Relik

    Relik Initiate (152) Apr 20, 2011 Nova Scotia (Canada)

    Well is it wrong that id like my craft beer not to have technical flaws? If it can be avoided then every effort should be made to reduce the flaws.
    id amend that to:
    the word "quality" is up for debate.:slight_smile:
  40. Ranbot

    Ranbot Zealot (547) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    More lazy click-bait. This "article" can be summed up as: Some dude thinks craft beer tastes better Budweiser and cites a bunch of unrelated beer statistics. :rolling_eyes:
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