General Beer Discussion by T-BONE
There are a few people that I know who drink one beer all the time and never change. For myself, after about 2 weeks of drinking the same beer im ready to try my hand at something different... What about the rest of you?? How often do you all change your beer?? Comments appreciated.
18 years ago
In Reply To #3 Cotrell- i agree with you, brand loyalty is definately needed for smaller breweries to succeed in the market, i also try to order something different when im out as well, although some places only offer the macros.. BTW, who brews cottrell, i have never had it
I'm always ready to try a new beer but still there are a few that I keep in my icebox at all times. I like Czech pilsners so Urquell and Staropramen are usually in there, and beers from the local micros Schlafly and OFallon. I disagree with the idea that brand loyalty is scarce in the beer industry though. I think brand loyalty is rampant in the beer industry, but it is misplaced loyalty and largely driven by advertising.
This message was edited by jever at 6/5/2004 5:51:22 PM.
In Reply To #4 Cottrell is brewed by Cottrell Brewing Co. in Pawcatuck, CT. It's an English Pale Ale, similar to, but better than Bass Pale Ale. They only distribute within CT, so you won't find it in PA unless you set up a trade with someone from CT, or take a road trip. www.cottrellbrewing.com
I don't think I can say I actually change brands. It's more like, I have my standards which pretty much stay around. Otherwise, I attempt to buy something new/different as often as the limited selection around here allows. Now, when I'm out of town or around a micro-brewery....every time I order it's something different.
I always try to buy something I've never had before. Unfortunately, most restaurants make this impossible. However, if I'm getting a case of something, or beer to share with others, I'll get something I've had and know I like. It's not too often that I buy a whole case, though. But yesterday I did get a case of samuel smith old brewery pale ale.
This message was edited by Flashpro at 6/5/2004 11:31:56 PM.
Overlapping topics I know...but I'd not buy a case of anything Sam Smith brews. It's high on my list of over rated beers. And waaaaaay expensive. In fact, let me back up and say it's #1 on my list of over rated beers. Of course, that may be due to how much I payed for ONE Samuel Smith's nut brown ale. $8.00 at a pub....guess there was no way it could live up to expectations, huh?
In Reply To #10
Wow, $8?? This cost me $2 a beer. Anyway, I've liked all the samuel smith beers I've had. And since I got it in a case I don't have to worry about problems with the clear bottles. They've hopefully never seen light since they day they were bottled!
This message was edited by Flashpro at 6/5/2004 11:47:17 PM.
Yea, eight bucks. It was purchased in a pub, not in a package store. Their beer continuum runs pricewise from a minimum of about $3.00 to around ten bucks. SS isn't even available on the shelves around here. I tried it in Nashville, Tn. The most expensive one I've tried, however, was better. It cost more than the SS, but came in a much larger bottle. It was a Rogue American ale.
Also, maybe it's the foil covered top that gets me ;). You won't see Bud doing that anytime soon. The extra penny in cost per bottle would lose them a super bowl ad or two haha. Oh, and people would be pissed about the foil being in the way because they have to drink out of the bottle.