Busch Beer

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2012/03/11 15:12:25 (permalink)

Busch Beer

I was in the grocery store this morning and saw that A-B is now packaging Busch in 16 oz. retro cans that feature the well-known mountain design, and even though I'm no longer an active can collector I still felt obliged to spend $4.29 for a 6-pack.  I brought them home and got them good and cold in my little cube fridge, and just opened the first one.
 
I'll keep the other 5 on ice for when friends stop by.
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    leethebard
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    Re:Busch Beer 2012/03/11 16:22:39 (permalink)
    I remember decades ago when Busch Bavarian actually tasted good!!!!
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    mar52
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    Re:Busch Beer 2012/03/11 16:29:32 (permalink)
    Similar to water.
     
    Drank a lot of it when Busch Gardens handed out free beer here in the Los Angeles area. 
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    Re:Busch Beer 2012/03/11 16:53:58 (permalink)
    Busch was and is nothing but cheapened down Budweiser and Budweiser was nothing but (censored for a family forum).
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    Re:Busch Beer 2012/03/11 17:41:26 (permalink)
    Here in central Ahyah they pronounce it Booosh. Same as, "After drinking four of them thangs whilst we wuz feeeshin he had to go behind the boosh."
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    Re:Busch Beer 2012/03/11 23:15:16 (permalink)
    hey, what's the matter with A-B products?  As a St Louis guy, with family members who work there, I'm kind of partial to Bud and the rest of the family.  Guess I'm kind of a homer...
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    Re:Busch Beer 2012/03/12 09:31:05 (permalink)
    if one believes the stories, we have baseball to thank for Busch beer....yes baseball. This is the supposed story:
     
    In 1952 August Busch bought the St Louis Cardinals, along with the ballpark they were playing in, the venerable Sportsman's Park. Busch, ever the promoter, wanted to change the ballpark's name to Budweiser Stadium. MLB, back when they actually had SOME shame, did NOT want one of their ballparks named for a beer. (how times have changed!). Busch then named the ballpark after HIMSELF - no rule against that. He DID, HOWEVER install a HUGE Budweiser SIGN  in the place the neon sign being the A-B logo with a huge eagle, whose neon wings flapped whenever a Cardinal hit a home run. Now one of two things happened, depending on whose story you believe. Either:
     
    1. A-B already had a beer under development they were going to call just plain 'Bavarian', and Augie got the 'Busch' added onto it or:
     
    2. Augie went to his brewmasters and TOLD them they were going to make a new beer called 'Busch' - and which could sell in the ballpark CALLED Busch...
     
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    Re:Busch Beer 2012/03/12 10:03:40 (permalink)
    Beer of last resort in my youth
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    Re:Busch Beer 2012/03/12 10:21:11 (permalink)
    In its first incarnation Busch was Busch Lager, and the story as I know it is that it was so poorly received in 1952 it was taken off the market and reformulated and reintroduced as Busch Bavarian in 1955.
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    Re:Busch Beer 2012/03/12 11:08:14 (permalink)
    mar52

    Similar to water.

    Drank a lot of it when Busch Gardens handed out free beer here in the Los Angeles area. 


    I did the same at there Tampa, FL location!
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    Re:Busch Beer 2012/03/12 11:09:52 (permalink)
    Have you noticed that a lot of companies are changing from 24 can cases to 18 cans.
    However they are charging proportionally a lot more for the 18 cans
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    Re:Busch Beer 2012/03/12 11:17:50 (permalink)
    Couldn't get Busch Bavarian in Jersey 30-40 years ago. Had that when we visited Florida. Thought of it as a "Florida" beer.
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    Re:Busch Beer 2012/03/12 12:58:31 (permalink)
    When I started college at Mizzou in '77 (yeah, I'm that old) Busch was often on sale for $1.29 per 6 pack.  Good times roll easy...it was the college beer of choice my entire undergrad career.  Pabst ran a close second, because it was even cheaper.
     
    Now that my kids are college age, I notice that Natural Light or Old Milwaukee have supplanted Busch as the college beer of choice.
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    Re:Busch Beer 2012/03/12 13:05:48 (permalink)
    the grillman

    When I started college at Mizzou in '77 (yeah, I'm that old) Busch was often on sale for $1.29 per 6 pack.  Good times roll easy...it was the college beer of choice my entire undergrad career.  Pabst ran a close second, because it was even cheaper.

    Now that my kids are college age, I notice that Natural Light or Old Milwaukee have supplanted Busch as the college beer of choice.


    Where I was in the 70's, western NY Genesee was 99 cents a six pack! Genny Cream Ale is still not a bad cheap beer!
     
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    Re:Busch Beer 2012/03/12 13:09:26 (permalink)
    I agree with the assessment of Genny, but cannot get my younger friends to
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