Anheuser-Busch Accuses Miller Coors...

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  1. Torren61

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    Anheuser-Busch accuses Miller Coors of stealing the secret formula for Bud Light and Michelob Ultra.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/bud-brewer-accuses-millercoors-of-stealing-recipes-11571348887

    My biggest question would be: why? Why steal the secret recipe of making horrible tasting beer? To make your own horrible tasting beer? If I was gonna steal a beer recipe, it would be the recipe for much of Dogfish Head or Drake's or a lot of Lagunita's beer. But Bud Light? *ick* infinity
     
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    What would the motive be? Both these companies have already mastered creating horrible tasting beer!
     
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    Torren61 Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    I couldn't have said it better myself... :D
     
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    Man I love Lagunita's. There's a late bar here that stays open until 2.30am every night and they just got Lagunita's on draught. It's my new favourite place!
     
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    I like their Imperial Stout the best. You'd better be careful ordering that over a Guinness... :D
     
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    Skunk piss sues bear piss. Inspiring.
     
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    Exactly!
    Fighting over who makes the worst beer?
    WTF?
     
  8. Lies&Distortion

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    My guess: the recipe they stole allows them to save .000005 ¢ a can.
     
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    Because beer is about profit, sales - cost = profit. A mediocre beer that costs a fraction of Monkeynaut, is more profitable. A formula that provides the same sales at lower cost, is enviable.

    I used to home brew, and was a snob (not really), but nowadays, I really enjoy the lighter side of light American beer. I've tried them all multiple times and periodically, and I'd say of all of them, Bud Light does seem to have more flavor for the same gravity and calorie content. Not sure how they are doing that, because the last beer I'd be attracted to are Budweiser products, but I think a blind fold test would bear out those results.

    There are more fashionable brands, and its all light beer afterall, lol. But there are 10:1 drinkers of domestic continental pilsners, albeit with rice, and so are the $$ to be earned. I'm now more often of the 10, and less often of the 1.

    PS - Ultra is similar, but I can't overcome the imagery of drinking a diet Michelob, nor the premium.
     
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    Why would anyone at either company want to steal the formula for watery piss?
     
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    How did they know Miller stole their formula? It's not like you could taste a difference.
     
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    They didn't say they used it and brewed (awful) beer, just that they had photos of documents.
     
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    Drink Authentic!
     
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    I saw a Bud Light Platinum commercial last night, and my first thought was: Why try to polish a turd ?
     
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    let the beer wars begin! Lawyers, guns and money! Couldn't happen to more deserving folk...other than the wasted money will probably result in layoffs on both sides of the fence, so, yeah, a couple hot-head vice-presidents get to try to rouse up their testosterone and a couple dozen regular workers get to lose their jobs.

    Still, I like beer. Just not the big American corporate stuff.
     
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    It appears that Miller was losing the pissing match.
     
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    like Musekatcher said : $$$

    Yeah - beer is great. This time of year I enjoy every kind of marzen (Oktoberfest) I can get my hands on . Special award this year : Sierra Nevada’s version. Fantastic.

    Though, if I could own any beer recipe and produce any beer on the planet ?

    Bud light would probably top my list.

    it’s the #1 selling beer in my slob state.

    (just to be clear - I don’t drink it)

    and as fun as stunt beers like Dogfish head are (27 day IPA !) , the guy that makes that hop swill sells a fraction per year than AB makes in a day.
     
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    I see what you did there, lol.
     
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    You should try Dogfish Head. You might actually like it.
     
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    I get the gross yellow 'merican beer thing, but all that aside ... the why ... if true ... could be that AB way out sells the other brands.

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