Video allegedly shows stadium vendor 'recycling' leftover beer, serving it to fans

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,642) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/stadium-vendor-recycling-leftover-beer-serving-fans

     
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  2. stevepat

    stevepat Defender (688) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    wow in case you needed another reason not to drink corona
     
  3. ovaltine

    ovaltine Poo-Bah (2,671) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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  4. KevSal

    KevSal Meyvn (1,004) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    isn’t that the proper pour for corona?
     
  5. Zorro

    Zorro Poo-Bah (4,439) Dec 25, 2003 California

    No you pour it on the ground and then wash your glass.
     
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  6. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Poo-Bah (1,736) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Now you know why they add a lime!
    LOL bottoms up!

    (On a good note that same bucket was used to mop the bathrooms earlier, they wanted that Dank smell).
     
  7. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (436) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    Lol some of that pine-sol would be an improvement!
     
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  8. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (588) Mar 28, 2009 California

    As a consumer wouldn’t you see this? Like why is the concession pouring my beer from a cup and not the tap?
     
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  9. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,232) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Geez, you try to do something nice for the environment and everyone jumps down your throat. #zerowaste
     
  10. Scrapss

    Scrapss Champion (873) Nov 15, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Reprehensible, hepatitis spreading filthy bastards.

    Rot in hell...
     
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  11. Milktoast75

    Milktoast75 Devotee (453) Oct 27, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Soccer stadium in Mexico? Consider the source. But do the math for shit’s sake. How much are they really saving / making? Their cost has got to be dirt fucking cheap.
    Just when you thought Coors Light was the low bar.
     
  12. Prince_Casual

    Prince_Casual Disciple (323) Nov 3, 2012 District of Columbia
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    Tariffs... maaaaaaaan.
     
  13. AWA

    AWA Aspirant (238) Jul 22, 2014 California

    I hope who's ever responsible dies. Slowly. Someway involving pliers.
     
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  14. Oktoberfiesta

    Oktoberfiesta Aspirant (266) Nov 16, 2013 New Mexico

    USA Stadium beer is already upcharged a good 5x for regular product. Imagine MEXICO. And then imagine their upcharge and extra filling rate. Easily 10-15x. Scary.
     
  15. eppCOS

    eppCOS Savant (958) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Part of their no beer left behind policy.
    What? Just good conservation of beer really.

    :stuck_out_tongue:
     
  16. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,083) Sep 24, 2007 Northern Mariana Islands
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    One more reason not to go to kickball games.
     
  17. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,083) Sep 24, 2007 Northern Mariana Islands
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    Maybe they sell it at a discount and pocket the money? "Hey bro, I can sell you this one for half-price!"
     
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  18. stevepat

    stevepat Defender (688) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    given the thread about the battle for water to brew beer in mexico this might just be necessary
     
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  19. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (588) Mar 28, 2009 California

    I actually had a vendor tell me if I pay him cash he’ll sell it to me half off. He was pocketing the money. Got me and my buddies a few pours for half price.
     
  20. Brewday

    Brewday Initiate (133) Dec 25, 2015 New York

    At the end of the video she pours out the cigarette butts and re-fills the cup.
     
  21. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,278) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    I was mesmerized by the fluidity of movement by the one on the left. It's like the beer version of the shell game.
     
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  22. stevepat

    stevepat Defender (688) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    It's also worth remembering that, in my experience at major sports events, there is a massive line and for the most part beers aren't poured when you order but rather there are just a few of each available beer already poured and in a situation like this where there is only one or two available there might be dozens of pints pre-poured
     
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  23. JerzDevl2000

    JerzDevl2000 Poo-Bah (2,786) Oct 7, 2005 New Jersey

    I probably wouldn't have noticed the difference...
     
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  24. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Crusader (781) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    This is an odd article to see on Beer Advocate, and from Fox News? Why do you think they publish articles like this? If you need a hint, here is the top voted comment on the article:

     
  25. eppCOS

    eppCOS Savant (958) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    @hoppytobehere gets it. Consider the source. And also - this is probably more common than we'd like to admit elsewhere. Moving on.
     
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  26. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,642) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    I know, right? Discussing beer on BeerAdvocate is odd.
     
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  27. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Crusader (781) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    It's hardly beer news. It's hardly journalism. If I want to read Fox News articles I will unblock my uncle Trevor on facebook.
     
  28. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,642) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    I get that many justifiably hate Fox News, but comments like this aren't helpful here. They only serve to derail the thread by focusing on the source and not the content, which is beer-related.
     
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  29. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Meyvn (1,423) Jul 27, 2013 California
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    You could, you know, just not read the article if you have an issue. I know you’re from the District of Columbia, but we really didn’t need to inject a political angle.

    I think it’s an interesting discussion for the site.
     
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  30. stevepat

    stevepat Defender (688) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    Two questions I have, where were they getting the left over beer from? I mean are these soccer fans so polite that they bring their plastic cups back to the bar so they can be easily disposed of instead of just leaving them all over the stadium, usually spilled, like every single stadium I've ever been in? Also, shouldn't management recognize that they are clearly selling larger portions than needed and could probably sell beers that were 20% smaller for the same price?
     
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  31. Crusader

    Crusader Aspirant (277) Feb 4, 2011 Sweden

    Looks like Grupo Modelo are trying to get into the chicha business. Let's hope Sam Calagione doesn't get any ideas.
     
  32. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,822) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Ah, a Corona retailer revives and updates the "Ullage" process which Guinness once used - cutting out the "middleman" by not bothering to send it back to the brewery.

    See Ron Pattinson's blog post Cask beer in the 1950’s – hard spiles, soft spiles and ullage (quoting "Brewing Theory and Practice" by E. J. Jeffery) and a Guinness brewmaster's book, A Bottle of Guinness, Please, explanation of what "Ullage" was.
     
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  33. jasonmason

    jasonmason Initiate (168) Oct 6, 2004 California

    I’m wondering where the “alleged” part was. That was in plain view.
     
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  34. Amendm

    Amendm Zealot (505) Jun 7, 2018 Rhode Island
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    Many restaurants used to recycle the bread not eaten by the customers and used it to make bread crumbs. How do you know if somebody touched the bread or sneezed on it while it was on their table, you don't.

    This practise is just plain stupid, these beer recyclers saved a few pennies(pesos) yet lost their spot at the stadium. That's the only good new here.
     
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  35. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,822) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    But it could have been done in a film studio - you know, like the moon landing.:astonished:
     
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  36. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Defender (631) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    It's obvious those vendors are die hard beer advocates and just wanted to find a public place to solicit feedback for their latest home brew.
     
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  37. Prince_Casual

    Prince_Casual Disciple (323) Nov 3, 2012 District of Columbia
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    Bread crumbs are usually cooked again, no? Not saying that that necessarily makes it sterile but it is something.

    I save all my chicken and pork bones (including wings that have been basically in my mouth) and freeze them. About monthly I dump the bag into a big pot, of boiling water, and rolling boil all day to get a dark broth, that I then freeze and use for ramen or other dishes. I'm not sure if a restaurant would be allowed to save bones that have been eaten off of like that (probably not) but I figure after boiling in water for 7hrs, they are probably more 'clean' than they were when I bought the chicken at the store. Definitely more sterile. I used to only do it with legs and thighs that I had ripped the mat off of, but I tried it with the wing bones and also pork chop bones and it really adds a ton.

    Just to circle back to the OP though, the beer is NOT cooked and not okay to reuse. If they were to boil hotdogs/ sausage in it, I might be defending them!
     
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  38. Amendm

    Amendm Zealot (505) Jun 7, 2018 Rhode Island
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    Saving and repurposing your leftovers the way you do is a wise idea and in no way violates safe food practices. Reusing anything that has been on customers table, unless it's sealed such as pats of butter, is illegal and can draw the ire of the local B.O.H.

    "Upon further review" it appears that the beer servers in the video are having trouble with their system and are dumping cups of beer with too much head into the bucket and scooping some out when it settles. I am not seeing identifiably "used beer" being served, although the last cup poured into the bucket looked kind of grey. This is still unsafe.

    This concession stand was not banned from the stadium as I stated, this was a possibility.
     
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  39. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Defender (631) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    I did some digging and it turns out it is just a new beer from
    AB-Inbev- Corona Re-Serve :wink:
     
  40. Raime

    Raime Meyvn (1,296) Jun 4, 2012 Korea (North)

    Gonna be some mouth sores with that one. Don't go downtown for awhile.
     
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