What is your favorite BMC beer to drink?

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  1. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (745) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    Anything the big large companies brew. I had no Idea Stella Atrois belonged to them, but that just shows how little I know.

    For me, probably Blue Moon Belgian White. It got me going with the whole Craft Beer thing. Probably wouldn't be buy it again, but would have it if someone gave one to me.
  2. dcook11

    dcook11 Initiate (0) May 13, 2010 California

  3. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    bourbon county, juliet, lolita.
  4. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,482) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

  5. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (5,497) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    I plead the fifth on this one.
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  6. tolar111

    tolar111 Disciple (391) Aug 17, 2008 New York


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  7. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,477) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    i think it's pretty much all shit.
  8. LostTraveler

    LostTraveler Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2011 Maine

    When I go back to visit the frat house- anything thats on draft, it all tastes the same anyways.
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  9. tone77

    tone77 Poo-Bah (5,199) May 20, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Hoegaarden or Blue Moon
  10. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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  11. Pundarquartis

    Pundarquartis Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2010 Denmark

    Pilsner Urquell... tasty pils.
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  12. marquis

    marquis Crusader (762) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Still good but the SAB bean counters did their bit to "modernise" it and it suffered as a consequence.

    One point-BMC do not make bad or shitty beer.They make beer which lots of people enjoy and even prefer.Just not what we want to drink.The fact that you or I wouldn't use it to put out a house fire doesn't make it bad.
    Yes, some is brewed with adjuncts but then so are many beers highly regarded by BAs.No worse in my book than adding coffee, fruit, pumpkins and anything else which IMO doesn't belong.
  13. 5thOhio

    5thOhio Zealot (512) May 13, 2007 South Carolina

    None of them. Not even if free. Not even if my sweet old Grandma offers me one.
  14. dukes

    dukes Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2012 Maryland

    Pretty sure that is made by Dark Horse and not BMC :stuck_out_tongue:
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  15. jbertsch

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,112) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

  16. John_M

    John_M Moderator (6,026) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    :-) I want to agree, but in all honesty I can't. Not if we're including some of the craft breweries AB has partial or controlling interest in. There are a number of beers from Goose Island that are still pretty good (IMHO).
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  17. Extravadanza

    Extravadanza Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2011 Ohio

    I honestly still drink Amber Bock from time to time, first drink that got me to search more craft so its nice to go back to my roots i guess
  18. lefty12

    lefty12 Initiate (132) Feb 6, 2010 Texas

    I enjoy a Coors original during the hot summer days in Texas.
  19. Tut

    Tut Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2004 New York

    The OP and some others here are using the term "BMC" in a different, and inaccurate way. Traditionally on this site it meant Bud, Miller, Coors, type beers - thin, fizzy, mass-produced adjunct lagers. PBR, Labatt, Rolling Rock, etc. were all BMC beers. It was never used to describe any beer owned by one of the big conglomerates. Hoegaarden and Blue Moon are not BMC beers, regardless of who owns them. Let's get back to using the term correctly.
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  20. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I'd have to say if I had to choose between Bud Miller or Coors I'm a Coors man.

    Now if it is breweries they own...I'd take Blue Moon.
  21. Tut

    Tut Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2004 New York

    There is no Blue Moon brewery - it's brewed by Coors.
  22. GregorVance

    GregorVance Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2011 New York

    OP stated anything the big guys brew. Which Hoegaarden falls under.
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  23. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Devotee (426) Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts
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    You must think some of the shit is less offensive other shit?

    For me its blue moon or bud heavy.
  24. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poo-Bah (1,663) Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    That beer was actually pretty tasty from what I remember.
  25. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    In that case my answer is just Blue Moon then.
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  26. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,270) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    MillerCoors has apparently renamed their Sandlot Brewery at Coors Field in Denver "The Blue Moon Brewing Co. at the Sandlot" - I think they did it just to make liars of us :wink:

    But, of course, the Blue Moon beers in normal distribution are products of MillerCoors breweries.
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  27. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,185) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    Not entirely 100% the case. There's the Blue Moon brewery inside Coors Field which brews certain Blue Moon seasonals and the Sandlot beers.

    On the topic of my favorite BMC, if we're talking their whole portfolio, I'll take Spaten/Franziskaner or Lowenbrau.
    If we're talking about what people usually think of when they say BMC (their US beers), I'll take normal Michelob or Michelob Dunkelweiss.
    If we can include anything owned by BMC, give me some AC Golden barrel aged sours or the infamouse Barman Pils.
  28. Tut

    Tut Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2004 New York

    It doesn't matter what he stated, he's using the term wrong. The term BMC has been in use here for many years and has a specific meaning that has been understood by everyone. His thread title was "What is your favorite BMC beer to drink?" Traditionally, the answers would be limited to mass-produced, adjunct lagers.

    Given the intent of his thread, he should have said "What is your favorite beer brewed by the big international brewing companies" or something similar.

    Now some are even grouping Spaten/Franziskaner and Lowenbrau as BMC beers. This will be confusing to many new BA's and render the term BMC useless as an acronym on this site.
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  29. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    What makes this question so problematic is that the question includes "to drink". Kinda closes up my answering possibilities. So, my favorite BMC beer to drink is: none of the above.
  30. GregorVance

    GregorVance Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2011 New York

    "Anything the big large companies brew." Not the title, but lays it out pretty straightforward there.

    And I doubt one thread will eliminate the specific meaning that has been used here for years. No need to take someone to task over this.

    And for my answer to the OP, I enjoy a Mich Amber Bach and Leffe Brun. And on a nice hot day, Budweiser.
  31. beerguy2784

    beerguy2784 Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2012

    Also english is a living language. If people use a word, saying, or acronym in a way that disagrees with you or tradition, that doesn't make it wrong. Enough people clearly understood such that one could reasonably conclude that the acronym has multiple meanings or means different things to different groups of people.
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  32. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,719) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    I'm not sure they count, but the only one is PBR, while bowling.

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  33. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    It was Pilsner Urquell, but when I found out BMC owned them I had to put it down for good. I know some will call me a snob for that, so be it, but I don't want any of my money supporting Ab-inbev/Miller-Coors, even if they make a great brew.
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  34. moester13

    moester13 Initiate (0) May 27, 2010 Nebraska

    Love a can of Stroh's now and again. Getting harder and harder to find around me though, so I generally get PBR or High life
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  35. farts

    farts Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2009 Illinois

    Old Style tall boys.
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  36. marquis

    marquis Crusader (762) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    That's a common enough argument which has some truth in it. Not the same though as being entirely true.A number of people use this argument to justify the misuse of a word or phrase.Language isn't much use if we don't know what people actually mean.
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  37. Tut

    Tut Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2004 New York

    So according to you, it's perfectly ok for people to use the term Sours as if it's a recognized beer style, to call Blue Moon a Belgian beer, to use the term Trappist beer as if it was a style and apply it to American craft beers that imitate one of them, or to use the term Lambic in reference to any American "wild ale"

    There's a reason scientific terminology is very specific and used throughout the world - so everyone will know exactly what is being discussed and to avoid confusion and misinterpretation. I stand by my posts.
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  38. Errto

    Errto Initiate (0) Oct 20, 2009 Connecticut

    That's true only up to a point. In particular it does not mean that anybody who chooses to use a certain term in a certain way is right, if that differs with the accepted usage in the relevant community.

    So the question is, what exactly does "BMC" mean here on BA? I'm inclined to treat it as the three specific companies, including all of their subsidiaries. But I admit I started doing that because a fair number of - especially new - BAs seemed to be unaware that these companies owned and brewed a lot of "better beer" brands. So it was an educational mission.

    So to the OP's question, my answer is: Matilda.
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  39. CraftBeerTastic

    CraftBeerTastic Devotee (457) Jun 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Budweiser American Ale. Haven't seen it around lately, though.
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  40. BrownNut

    BrownNut Devotee (428) Jul 11, 2011 Florida

    After years of not having any of the big 3, I sat down and did BA-style critical tastings of Bud Light, Miller Lite, and Coors Light the same way I'd do with any fine craft (instead of just gulping them absently as in a normal BMC setting). Turns out Coors Light was the least offensive of the three. Bud and Miller shared similarly weird, synthetic perfumy off notes alongside cardboard notes. I never noticed that back in my young BMC days - it was just "beer flavor" back then because it was what it was and I never tried to parse flavor notes - but there it is. Coors Light didn't have the gross perfume sweetness and I don't think I remember cardboard either. It had less flavor overall too. So while not a good as a beer, it was inoffensive as a liquid. I can tolerate any of them just fine if I find myself at a ballpark or something and that's all they've got, but it will be hard to untaste the bad flavor notes now.
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