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Bud beater

Post by News Tribune Staff on April 23, 2006 at 12:37 pm | No Comments »
April 23, 2006 12:37 pm

The Bud post below reminds me: I had a positive encounter with an Anheuser-Busch brew at a different world cup — the 2006 World Beer Cup, held recently in Seattle.


At the pre-gala dinner awards tasting, a staggering international selection of beer sat picked over and popped open.


Mostly.


An unmolested magnum caught my eye. I asked the guy in the tux manning one of the iced-down beer tubs to break the seal and unlock the cage on Budweiser’s big black bottle.

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Anheuser-Busch calls Brew Masters Private Reserve 2005 “a symphony of character.”


At 8.5 percent alcohol by volume, I envisioned a bottleful of Beethoven … in a beater.


I took a cold slug.


It beat Bud.


It almost tasted like some of the craft brews that surrounded it.


I’ll wager that Brew Masters Private Reserve wouldn’t please a German, but channel-surfing NASCAR fans may dig it.


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