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Fratastic423
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I don't think anyone is allowed to self distribute in LA.


Abita was originally able to do it, but they had to open up a separate business space.






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LSUBoo
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re: Big Beer dresses up in craft brewers' clothing


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Abita was originally able to do it, but they had to open up a separate business space.

So they had their own distribution company, basically? Similar to how the Abita Brewpub isn't owned by the brewery?






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tigerfoot
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if a beer stands the test and people demand it from stores, which is where the consumer has a voice, then the distributor will respond or another will...that is America.

I like some craft beers, but there are a ton that are terrible and even some that are good are somewhat inconsistent.

There is no strong arm tactics, and the concept of it is a little ignorant. The lack of demand is what keeps most craft beer unavailable.






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fightin tigers
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If I wanted to support Tin Roof or Parish by buying their beer, I have to buy it from Mockler. Unfortunately the breweries have to make money to survive regardless of the quality of their beer. So new breweries get approached by a distributor who has access to a bunch of markets which means more exposure for the little guys. So you are in a catch 22 as a consumer and as a small brewery.


No doubt. Ignoring the big 3 distributors and going with small independents would inadvertently take out some craft brewer market in this area. However, if there was a true concerted effort a craft brewer wouldn't commit to Mockler or the like.

Like I said, it is a cop out or at least hypocritical to shun Big 3's attempt to have a craft line while giving money to the goon squad hired to carry out their hits.






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Sid in Lakeshore
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the BMC portfolio, as does Bass, Hoegaarden, Pilsner Urquell, etc.


How does one find out exactly which brands are actually produced by one of the BMC corporations?

I like Hoegaarden and will prolly continue to drink. Has anyone gobbled up the Budvar or Chekvar labels yet?






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LSUBoo
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Has anyone gobbled up the Budvar or Chekvar labels yet?


They are independent as far as I know. Ironically Budweiser markets/distributes them in the USA.






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