Budweiser Launches 1,936 NFT Cans....

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by riptorn, Nov 30, 2021.

  1. riptorn

    riptorn Devotee (466) Apr 26, 2018 North Carolina
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    .....Gets Bogged Down With Traffic

    From news.bitcoin.com
    The popular American-style pale lager produced by Anheuser-Busch, Budweiser announced on November 29, that the firm planned to issue a series of 1,936 non-fungible token (NFT) collectibles. Following the Bud-themed NFT market launch, the web portal experiences some hiccups.

    ....While attempting to visit the Budweiser NFT web portal, the site seemed to be bogged down by lots of traffic, as the page gave multiple “504 Gateway Time-out” warnings after 1 p.m. After getting the site up and loaded, visitors must be 21 years or older to enter the web portal. Visitors are required to enter their age. That section of the portal gave another “error” when checking the legal drinking age. Finally, after 15 minutes of trying to enter the Budweiser NFT web portal with no luck, it suddenly opened for our newsdesk at 1:16 p.m. (EST).

    From Busiiness Insider India
    Each ethereum-based NFT is one of a kind, generated using archived photos, ads, and designs from throughout Budweiser's history.

    Of those, 36 are considered gold NFTs — rare tokens costing $999 that come with benefits, rewards, and surprises exclusive to those holders. The rest are considered core editions, which cost $499 and come with their own perks.

    The purchase of these NFTs, which Budweiser called "key to the Budverse," is only available through the company's website to US residents who are of legal drinking age.
     
  2. BigIronH

    BigIronH Meyvn (1,109) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    I’m still foggy on what the heck an NFT is, and Bud isn’t my lager of choice so I suppose I’ll pass.
     
  3. joerooster2

    joerooster2 Initiate (31) Aug 18, 2020 District of Columbia

    It's basically a scam
     
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  4. SeaCros

    SeaCros Initiate (53) Nov 28, 2021 Florida
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    Thanks but not thanks
     
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  5. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Defender (637) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia
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    So its like Bourbon County pricing? OK, got it.
     
  6. Giantspace

    Giantspace Savant (917) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Digital pictures of Bud bottles, great. I bought a case.

    Enjoy
     
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  7. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,674) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    I choose not to be an official citizen of Budverse.
     
  8. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,674) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    I tripped over that one myself.
     
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  9. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,674) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    I see it as an accoutrement for those who already have the hat and belt buckle.
     
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  10. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,359) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Looks like AB is going both forward and backwards to promote their ever-shrinking former-flagship brand, Budweiser. Still seeing these on the shelves, post-Veterans Day.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. o29

    o29 Disciple (314) Sep 29, 2020 Texas
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    NFT cans? So it's a beer you can't actually drink? Since it's Budweiser I suppose they may be doing consumers a favor. :wink:
    Wow, they'll donate $1 per case sold! How generous.
     
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  12. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Zealot (517) Oct 28, 2010 Iowa
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    A NFT Brewery would be a brilliant idea. You don't have to actually brew beer, pay utilities or employees. Or have any expenses whatsoever. But still get the money.

    Who's in?
     
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  13. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (6,503) Mar 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    I think you're on to something here. We can release different hop varietals, some of them rarer than others. Wait: we can invent new varietals that don't yet exist!

    "This Citra-Nelson Sauvin-Amarillo hybrid is exclusive to our virtual brewery, and only for a limited time! If you could taste it, it would present juicy notes of pineapple, mango, white grape, and mandarin orange, along with a strong herbal dankness and a unique quality we can only describe as ambrosia. You can't taste it, of course - it's virtual! - but if you could taste it, we can promise that no other brewery has ever produced anything quite like this (especially those antiquated "real" breweries). It's a unique experience that you can only imagine, and all for the low price of $300 per virtual can (or buy a four-pack of virtual hop tokens for the bargain price of an even $1000)."
     
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  14. Number1Framer

    Number1Framer Initiate (155) Mar 13, 2016 Wisconsin
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    And I'm over here trying to sell physical art that actually exists like a goddamn Neanderthal.

    One of my favorite hobbies as of late is reading people's explanations of NFTs on Reddit. They always boil down to "I bought this, I can't be a moron, so NFTs are genius investments and if you don't understand that then YOU'RE the idiot!" Someone who's into these go ahead and give us your best breakdown of NFTs. I could still use my daily laugh for today.
     
  15. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,283) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    And what will 'they' think of next? A currency that you can't hold in your hand!?! :confused:

    Cheers!
     
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  16. MikeWard

    MikeWard Poo-Bah (2,812) Sep 14, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I'm glad I don't understand any of this.....
     
  17. ichorNet

    ichorNet Poo-Bah (2,042) Mar 16, 2010 Massachusetts
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    I reviewed a beer literally called NFT (by Spyglass Brewing) and had to do some on-the-spot research as to what the hell that even was, so here's my layman definition for y'all (plucked straight from the review):

    :wink:
     
  18. mikeinportc

    mikeinportc Poo-Bah (1,750) Nov 4, 2015 New York
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    My (crypto-competent) cat will be happy. :+1:
    (He also likes :expressionless:-worthy beer, such as Bud ). :sunglasses:

    [​IMG]
    :grin:
     
  19. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,192) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    A long time ago in a Budverse far far away I still didn't give a crap. I done put all o' my NFTs and bitcoins in a Yuban can buried with generations of dogs and cats, a hamster, and a headless bunny.....
     
  20. mikeinportc

    mikeinportc Poo-Bah (1,750) Nov 4, 2015 New York
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    What happened to the rabbit?
    & how does he do reviews? - with no eyes, nose,tongue, etc? :thinking_face:
     
  21. mikeinportc

    mikeinportc Poo-Bah (1,750) Nov 4, 2015 New York
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    I.e., pretty much the same responses I got when inquiring about Enron, c. 2000. ( & get now , about that )
     
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  22. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,283) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    It appears that your cat is mush smarter than this cat:

     
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  23. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,192) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    It was Bugs. Cat, coyote, or fox got him. He lived in the herb garden. He left black pelletized reviews here and there. He was once quite whole.
     
  24. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,674) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Sign me up.
     
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  25. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,674) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Nor do I wish to waste time learning about it.
     
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  26. moodenba

    moodenba Zealot (509) Feb 2, 2015 New York

    I think ABInbev might want to hire Jesskidden to provide some valuable historical content to these new f*****g tokens.
     
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  27. moodenba

    moodenba Zealot (509) Feb 2, 2015 New York

    Actually, with available credit and debit cards, you can hold currency in your hand but don't really need to. Credit/debit cards are accepted much more readily than crypto. Currency is a relatively stable reference value. Some geniuses think substituting extremely volatile cryptocurrencies for money is a good idea. Just think about what happens when you take out a car loan in crypto, but the crypto value jumps from 1-automobile-worth to 10-automobile-worth overnight, just after you signed the loan docs.
     
  28. Scrapss

    Scrapss Crusader (757) Nov 15, 2008 Pennsylvania

    NFTs are a frivolous rich person's game....I'd rather invest in the 7 B's

    Bullets
    Beans
    Bandaids
    Bacon
    Beer
    Broccoli
    Bratwursts
     
  29. PA-Michigander

    PA-Michigander Poo-Bah (1,773) Nov 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    You forgot

    Beets
    Bears
    Battlestar Galactica
     
  30. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (1,935) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    I'm having such a hard time understanding who the market for these even is. AB middle management looking to kiss some ass by showing corporate loyalty?
     
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  31. mikeinportc

    mikeinportc Poo-Bah (1,750) Nov 4, 2015 New York
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    :sweat_smile:

    "Mush smarter" is probably the correct term. :wink:
    [​IMG]
     
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  32. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,674) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    And of course . . . barmaids.
     
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  33. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,949) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    My first thought when I saw NFT...not for trade. Like who would want to trade for Budweiser??
     
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  34. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,267) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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  35. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,267) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    And, seemingly a haven for money laundering.
     
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  36. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (1,935) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    Their sudden explosion finally makes sense to me
     
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  37. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Aspirant (222) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    If you don't laugh at this. Log out
    By Adam Sacks

    [​IMG]
     
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  38. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,674) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Someone who only has access to light beer and is willing to do a twofer.
     
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