Budweiser available in CR?

Jan 24th, 2005, 07:01 AM
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There is that macho thing going on LOL. Our state had a limit of 6% so we couldn't compete with many other states in that aspect. We actually had 7 different styles of beer to suit any taste. Our American Pale Ale was stronger more in flavor than anything else. Just short of an India Pale Ale. It was a good sipping beer for long conversations. The warmer it got the more flavor.

In deference to this being a latin american board.....Salud!

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Feb 27th, 2005, 10:42 AM
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LOL...I, too, am an officianado and loyal proponent of the healthful properties of "Vitamin B", aka 'Budweiser'! But, tell your husband he might benefit from sampling the micro-breweries indignenous to your travel destination...in this case, Costa Rica.

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Mar 2nd, 2005, 01:36 PM
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Not a pathetic question at all. The late Justin Wilson (cajun cook) used to say "the best wine in the world is... the kind you like". Same for beer-- your on vacation, why settle? I've never met a beer I didn't like, and I'll always have something that Ive never had before, but I can't understand the beer snobs- it's BEER!
RufusT-, you're the light beer of people!
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Mar 2nd, 2005, 01:42 PM
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Hom--perhaps you missed this one.

Author: RufusTFirefly
Date: 01/23/2005, 07:52 am
Message: Of course, there's only one bottom line. If it tastes good to you and brings you satisfaction and enjoyment--PROST!

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Mar 2nd, 2005, 01:48 PM
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I am a proud "beer snob," by your definition.

When you drink Industrial Lager you are being cheated:

1. TASTE - Budweiser and the rest use large amounts of corn grist. It's cheaper than malted barley.

2. QUALITY - There are plenty of marvelous pilsner type beers although few are widely available. I'd go with Amstel in a pinch but the range is much greater.

3. THE "NEW" - For the life of me I can't see when some "Mur-a-cuns" are wedded to their beer. Well, actually I can. They have been sold an identity and perhaps they needed one.
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Mar 2nd, 2005, 02:58 PM
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Geez, Poppa...you need to lighten up a bit....."Mur-a-cuns?" All Bud drinkers are now rednecks seeking an identity? Good grief! All I wanted to know was if I could buy Budweiser in CR. Apparently not. But, by all means, please continue to enjoy your warm, flat, fabulous beer. It sounds great.
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Mar 2nd, 2005, 03:11 PM
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RufusT, you're right- Idid miss that post. Touche'!- please allow me to retract my "light beer" comment.

Poppa, I don't know any "mur-a-cuns", but this isn't a debate about who puts the best what in their beers. It's about not knocking what other people like.
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Mar 3rd, 2005, 07:22 AM
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It isn't a question of "knocking what other people like." That assumes other people need coddling and don't have a sense of humor. Unh-uh. I respect my erring fellow creatures and their ability to be led, however haltingly, to the light.

To the person who did the "warm, flat" wheeze.

Ahem: The inside of the mouth is 98+ degrees. British beer is served at 55 degress (ideally). That's not "warm."

American (and world) Industrial Lagers are served around 40 degrees to mask what is, in actuality, myriad objectionable tastes.

Let a bottle go flat and drinkl it at 55 degrees. Yuck!

In contrast, well-made beers tase decent (if not super) in such a state.

Hereby I depart the pulpit until roused once more.
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Mar 3rd, 2005, 12:39 PM
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Poppa, I think all of the beer websites became tired of you and kicked you to the curb. But with an ego stronger than barley wine, you need to spew your "knowledge" somewhere. Or maybe you can't understand "mer-a-cun". Someone kindly asked where to buy a product, and rather than answer, you tried to tell that person how "wrong" she is.

Itilson; I'll be in CR before you, If I encounter any Bud (even though it's not MY type- get it, Poppa?), I'll try and post it for you!
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Mar 3rd, 2005, 01:25 PM
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I just got back from Costa Rica and have an idea - rather than lugging cases of Bud, bring a stack of Bud labels and slap them on bottles of Pilsen. I doubt your husband would know the difference - not after the first one anyway.

I found the CR beers - Imperial, Pilsen, Bavaria(all brewed by the same brewery)to be fairly similar to American industrial lagers. Bavaria Dark is a bit like Negro Modelo. The CR brewery also brews Heineken and Guinness under license but I didn't try either brand. The only imported beer I saw was Corona.

Have a great time in Costa Rica - it is a great place!
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Mar 3rd, 2005, 04:56 PM
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Don't fail to demand a wedge of lime!

That's the only thing that keeps folks from gagging on Corona.There is quite a disquisition available on that beer and how the brewers took a watery, sweetish concoction know as the cheap beer of manual laborers and turned it into a cult beer.

Their big claim to fame is they can use rice grits and corn grits interchangeably to replace malted barley. No one notices the diff and the Corona Brewers can keep their product "consistent" using whatever adjunct is cheapest at a given time.

Actually, Xingu from Brazil is good, I hear and this site will give you fairly honest reviews of the major CR beers.


Isn't it amazing how folks get so worked up when one displays some serious regard for beer. But I guess you drink what you deserve and "Mur-cans" damn near killed off good beer.

Now 6-10% of you drink artisan beers. Good on yer!
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Mar 4th, 2005, 09:26 AM
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Usually for me, a beer is a beer is a beer but can you appreciate the visual:
Packed bar at the Miami airport and everyone is ordering Budweiser. After their first gulp, big smiles on all the faces. Welcome to these here U-nited states. I was one of them. A beer never tasted so good.
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Mar 4th, 2005, 11:31 AM
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Ah, yes, but if you closed your eyes you could have been in any nation on earth drinking what is, in essence, the same beer.

They all make it because the chachet of "American" industrial lager has swept the globe. Now, to be sure, there are still honest pilsner styles in Germany and Czechoslovakia, but almost everywhere else you get clones.

Should a Great Nation have its own beer style? I guess so ... but would that it were a truly tasty one.
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