From the HBD Archive
From: (Norm Pyle)
Subject: Re: Ripping the Big Boys
Date: 1992-03-16 15:52:50 GMT

Gordon Baldwin <!sherpa2!gbaldwin> writes:

>I thing the flack we are giving to the BudMilLob breweries is deserved.


>I resent the fact that BudMilLob is pushing so hard dollar wise to make
>the American Light Lager the only style of beer available. I have a
>little more respect for Coors, as they do produce a few more styles that
>are available from time to time. I wish more of the majors would follow
>their lead...

I too, resent the fact that the Big Boys seem to be working so hard to remove
"choice" from the beer-drinker's vocabulary. You must realize, though, that
the brewers have a job to do, families to feed, etc. It's the marketeers,
IMHO, who are doing the dirty work by pushing only the style of beer which
appeals to the largest percent of the populace. This style of beer also, not
coincidentally, is the style in which folks drink a larger quantity at a
sitting. I don't know about the rest of you out there, but when I drink a
good hearty homebrew or a nice full-bodied beer of any sort it's usually a
single beer I drink. It satisfies me without me having to drink 6 or 8 eight
of them (which is the horror of horrors in beer market land).

I guess the real point to be made here is that there are lots of folks
working at the BB Breweries and that, I suspect, a good portion of them are a
lot like you and me.


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