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Sat Dec 8, 2012, 04:38 PM

Union BEER

Just in time for the holidays:

http://www.labor411.org/blog/post/union-beer

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Reply Union BEER (Original post)
Earth_First Dec 2012 OP
MrSlayer Dec 2012 #1
Warpy Dec 2012 #28
MrSlayer Dec 2012 #29
Grantuspeace Dec 2012 #35
Warpy Dec 2012 #51
B Calm Dec 2012 #44
Capt. Obvious Dec 2012 #2
OriginalGeek Dec 2012 #5
Capt. Obvious Dec 2012 #7
JVS Dec 2012 #13
Lightbulb_on Dec 2012 #3
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #36
Omaha Steve Dec 2012 #37
Lightbulb_on Dec 2012 #46
madinmaryland Dec 2012 #4
Earth_First Dec 2012 #6
T_i_B Dec 2012 #58
RagAss Dec 2012 #8
pinboy3niner Dec 2012 #9
Atman Dec 2012 #10
JVS Dec 2012 #14
Atman Dec 2012 #33
Capt. Obvious Dec 2012 #11
JaneyVee Dec 2012 #12
T_i_B Dec 2012 #59
LeftyMom Dec 2012 #15
Capt. Obvious Dec 2012 #16
sabbat hunter Dec 2012 #17
Earth_First Dec 2012 #18
FSogol Dec 2012 #19
Capt. Obvious Dec 2012 #20
Earth_First Dec 2012 #21
FSogol Dec 2012 #22
Earth_First Dec 2012 #23
Release The Hounds Dec 2012 #25
Capt. Obvious Dec 2012 #26
Thav Dec 2012 #48
pinboy3niner Dec 2012 #52
OneGrassRoot Dec 2012 #24
T_i_B Dec 2012 #57
Release The Hounds Dec 2012 #27
Omaha Steve Dec 2012 #49
hunter Dec 2012 #30
Bombtrack Dec 2012 #31
XemaSab Dec 2012 #45
MineralMan Dec 2012 #32
Omaha Steve Dec 2012 #34
frylock Dec 2012 #38
Omaha Steve Dec 2012 #56
hifiguy Dec 2012 #43
backscatter712 Dec 2012 #39
frylock Dec 2012 #40
justanidea Dec 2012 #41
Omaha Steve Dec 2012 #54
Scuba Dec 2012 #42
Omaha Steve Dec 2012 #47
sarcasmo Dec 2012 #50
The Wielding Truth Dec 2012 #53
Omaha Steve Dec 2012 #55

Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 05:11 PM

1. I drink a lot of Beck's.

 

Bass, Stella and Labatt are good too.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:30 PM

28. Don't knock Rolling Rock

As I recall back in the day, it was much better than Coors, Schlitz, or any of those "lite" beers.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #28)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:52 PM

29. I'm not a fan of RR.

 

But it is better than the ones you've named.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #28)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:38 PM

35. Budweiser bought out Rolling Rock closed the brewery in PA

and I think they changed the recipe, because it hasnt been the same since.

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Response to Grantuspeace (Reply #35)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:56 PM

51. That's a shame. It used to be cheapo beer that was palatable

back in the 60s and 70s when I was poor and thought I could drink. Ripple was the house wine, it was cheap and drinkable.

I'm still a little shocked that Sam Adams isn't a union shop. The original Sam Adams would be disgusted.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:46 AM

44. My favorite beer is Spotted Cow, but

it only can be bought in southern Wisconsin. If you haven't tasted Spotted Cow, you're missing a great tasting beer!

Labatt Blue is great tasting beer, so is Pacifico (Mexico).

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 05:16 PM

2. Do they have a poster for good beer?

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 05:26 PM

5. lol, I wondered that too

although I don't turn down a Bass ale...Did they come here recently? I thought Bass was a British beer.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 06:03 PM

7. Union or not - most of those beers I wouldn't water plants with

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 06:24 PM

13. Goose Island is on there (top right). It's good.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 05:20 PM

3. No Sam Adams....

 

Oh well...

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Response to Lightbulb_on (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:40 PM

36. I love Sam Adams! I hope they just forgot to post it.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #36)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:48 PM

37. Sam Adams is not union brewed


Sorry.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #36)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:20 AM

46. Guess not...

 

Right now it's my favorite mass produced American beer.

I brought a case into work the other day and the first words I heard when I walked in the door was "What?! Where's the Bud Light?!"

Sigh...

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 05:25 PM

4. What the fuck?? You left out Pittsburgh's Iron City Beer. (IUE-CWA)

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 05:27 PM

6. Well in my defense...

it's not my list, nor do I believe it to be completely comprehensive.

If someone feels the need to add to the list, by all means!

Also, there are a lot of cottage industry and employee owned microbreweries around the country which deserve mention, too!

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:30 AM

58. The Microbrewery point is important

There's a heck of a lot of microbreweries out there.

To be honest even a brewery like Thornbridge in the UK, which is tainted in many people's eyes by family links to the hated "workfare" provider A4E is actually a very good employer.

The one brewery I've heard bad things about from a worker's rights perspective is actually Rogue.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 06:03 PM

8. Stella !!!!!!

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Response to RagAss (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 06:09 PM

9. Heh

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Response to RagAss (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 06:12 PM

10. Stella is a Budweiser brand.

Sad to say.

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Response to Atman (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 06:25 PM

14. Other way around.

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Response to JVS (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 09:11 PM

33. Not according to the fine print in the Stella ads.

Or their Wiki entry...

Stella Artois ( /ˈstɛlə ɑrˈtwɑː/), informally called Stella, is a 5.2%(4.8% in UK) ABV lager beer brewed in Leuven, Belgium, since 1926. In the UK, Republic of Ireland, Canada and New Zealand, a 4% ABV version is also available. Stella Artois is one of the prominent brands of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer.

I realize InBev bought AB, but technically, Stella is now a product of Anheuser-Busch.

Not that's it's really important. Beside Bass Ale, it's one of the only beers on this poster I would drink. Had a lovely Stella draught at lunch today, in fact.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 06:12 PM

11. They could have saved space on the poster

by just listing the parent companies

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 06:20 PM

12. Bass Ale is delicious. I also like PBR & Stella.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:41 AM

59. I've never been keen on Bass

My lack of fondness for Bass goes back to cans of Bass Shandy when I was growing up. Didn't like it then and I've never been convinced by cask Bass either.

There's plenty of other bitters I prefer ahead of Bass.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 06:32 PM

15. Sorry, I only buy beer that doesn't suck.

Budweiser.

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Response to LeftyMom (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 06:33 PM

16. Word

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 06:44 PM

17. I generally drink

locally brewed microbrews.

Hell the place I bought from today only has about 10 workers today (including a couple of office people)

You want a really good beer, buy local microbrewed beer.

Often these places have the owner working on the brewery floor, and while may not be unionized, do keep the money local to help your local economy.

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Response to sabbat hunter (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:11 PM

18. Right there with you...

Two local micros in the area are well worth the accolades that they have received at GABF.

One of them are good friends with a buddy of mine, deadheads taboot.

I also homebrew, so I understand right where you are coming from.

This thread was mostly geared towards individuals with a less discerning palate with the holidays coming up, to serve their guests union produced products.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:14 PM

19. Good Gawd, are you trying to make everyone hate Unions?

What a crappy list. It was really sad when Anheuser Busch bought Rolling Rock and stopped making it in Latrobe.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #19)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:16 PM

20. But they brought us the Bud Bowl

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Response to FSogol (Reply #19)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:17 PM

21. Yeah, yeah, yeah...

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #21)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:21 PM

22. Us beer snobs should start a Union!

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Response to FSogol (Reply #22)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:22 PM

23. +1 nt

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Response to FSogol (Reply #22)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:24 PM

25. We're beer geeks, not beer snobs

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Response to Release The Hounds (Reply #25)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:25 PM

26. I consider myself a beer elitist

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Reply #26)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:58 AM

48. No no, Beer Conniseur

It sounds way more diginified.

*Barney Belch*

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Response to Thav (Reply #48)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:05 PM

52. Sudsipicurean

Has a nice ring to it, and is less snobbish. And kinda makes me thirsty.




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Response to Earth_First (Reply #21)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:23 PM

24. Ha! A most excellent emoticon!

I like the idea of a beer snob union, too. I'm not a beer snob; I just like the idea of more unions.

And worker-owned co-ops.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #24)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:26 AM

57. A beer snob Union?

You can always have the Campaign For Real Ale, although CAMRA is a consumer group http://www.camra.org.uk/

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:26 PM

27. Here's another union brewer:

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Response to Release The Hounds (Reply #27)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:06 PM

49. I'm glad to see them starting to put it out in bottles too


A very good selection at great prices.



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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:56 PM

30. Hamm's is union made.

Heck, if Bud Light, PBR, RR, etc,, are on your list.

I am no kind of beer snob. Hamm's is much preferable to some of the crap I've brewed myself...

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:54 PM

31. Damn, is Sierra Nevada anti-union?

Cause that would be sad news

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Response to Bombtrack (Reply #31)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:00 AM

45. I'd be truly surprised if they were actively anti-Union

http://www.sierranevada.com/

Their restaurant is one of my favorite places in Northern California.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 09:03 PM

32. Budweiser? Are the Clydesdales

union horses. Making beer is hard work, and they've earned it, I think.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 09:54 PM

34. Grain Belt is also union and that is what I drink!


http://www.grainbelt.com/home.php



Tour the brewery from your PC: http://www.grainbelt.com/tour.php

We have one of these in our bar. It is also my avatar :


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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #34)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:00 AM

38. that's pretty..

the sign, not the beer. a little too diamond clear for my taste. of course, i do live in the mecca for IPAs, so i may be just a bit biased.

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Response to frylock (Reply #38)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:14 PM

56. There is a tube of sodium in the sign


You can't see the bubbles rising in the photo.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #34)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:24 AM

43. Woo hoo!

I am a die-hard Grain Belt drinker!! Support your local union brewer!

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:03 AM

39. Unfortunately, New Belgium isn't unionized...

Though the owner and founder's a huge Democrat (I've been to Democratic fundraisers in their Fort Collins brewery) and New Belgium is from what I hear, a very decent place to work.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #39)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:09 AM

40. i can't imagine any of our local breweries are unionized either..

but everyone i've spoken to that works at any of the many breweries here in san diego all enjoy their work. some of the macro breweries have waiting lists for volunteers!

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:38 AM

41. I could bottle my own piss and it would be higher quality beer

 

than the stuff on that poster.

I'll stick to microbreweries. In fact I'm enjoying some Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewery right now.


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Response to justanidea (Reply #41)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:24 PM

54. The 2012 US Open Beer Championship


Several union beers scored very well!

http://www.usopenbeer.com/



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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:08 AM

42. Miller is unionized, but Miller is also one of Scott Walker's top donors, resulting ...

... in the Repuke-controlled legislature in Wisconsin passing a law that protects Miller against the ravages of micro-breweries that might take a few pennies away from the giant.


http://whohijackedourcountry.blogspot.com/2011/06/scott-walkers-newest-target.html

http://www.salon.com/2011/06/14/wisconsin_beer_wars/

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:31 AM

47. Lake Maid is union brewed too (the Northern fisherman's beer)

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:45 PM

50. Labatt Blue is my favorite on that list.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:08 PM

53. Has anyone tasted the White House Honey Brown Ale ?

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:28 PM

55. Here are over a dozen nobody mentioned yet


And a few got medals at the (posted above) 2012 beer championship.

http://www.grainbelt.com/ourbeers.php



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