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Vinnie
08-26-2009, 09:38 AM
Just in time for football season. I think it's a conspiracy. :foottap:

http://money.cnn.com/2009/08/25/news/companies/anheuser_busch/index.htm

hookinreds
08-26-2009, 11:40 AM
I blame Obama.

Texan_Bill
08-26-2009, 11:47 AM
From the link:

Brewers across the globe are hiking prices to compensate for lower volumes and higher commodity costs in the recession.



Freakin' slackers! Drink more beer.

hookinreds
08-26-2009, 11:52 AM
From the link:



Freakin' slackers! Drink more beer.

Yea, becuase in this economy the nation is cutting back on Cigs and Liquor...yea right! Hey look, they are buying more...let's raise the prices!

Texan_Bill
08-26-2009, 11:54 AM
I cut back... Not in quantity but in quality. From Bud Light to Busch Lite. :specnatz:

eriadoc
08-26-2009, 11:56 AM
They serve beer at the Texans games? I thought they only had soda, water, and Budweiser products. I have yet to see a Shiner there.

TimeKiller
08-26-2009, 12:03 PM
In a related study, smuggling flasks of vodka and rum inside the stadium has increased!!!!!!!!!

Texan_Bill
08-26-2009, 12:22 PM
They serve beer at the Texans games? I thought they only had soda, water, and Budweiser products. I have yet to see a Shiner there.

I can't swear to it, but I think they have Shiner at the Bull Pen Pub.

Silver Oak
08-26-2009, 01:07 PM
They serve beer at the Texans games? I thought they only had soda, water, and Budweiser products. I have yet to see a Shiner there.

I can't swear to it, but I think they have Shiner at the Bull Pen Pub.

Shiner is indeed sold at Reliant, although it would be nice if they would expand to more offerings from Shiner besides just Bock.

Drew_Smoke
08-26-2009, 01:25 PM
I saw beer was still a great value at $7.50 at the game Sat night.

DerekLee1
08-26-2009, 01:32 PM
I blame Obama.

Blame Bush. It's way more fashionable and creates a nice word play on Annheuser-Busch.

Specnatz
08-26-2009, 01:47 PM
Blame Bush. It's way more fashionable and creates a nice word play on Annheuser-Busch.

Why not blame the heads of companies like fanny mae and freddy mack who created this bad economy.

Texan_Bill
08-26-2009, 01:53 PM
I saw beer was still a great value at $7.50 at the game Sat night.

Right!! WhereTH was the $5.00 beer?? :foottap:

TexansBlood
08-26-2009, 02:59 PM
Right!! WhereTH was the $5.00 beer?? :foottap:

A few friends of mine sat in club level and said they were drinking 5 dollar, 12oz drafts..:foottap:

Texan_Bill
08-26-2009, 03:05 PM
A few friends of mine sat in club level and said they were drinking 5 dollar, 12oz drafts..:foottap:

Now that makes sense. The $5.00 beers were in the Club Level.. Awesome! :rolleyes:

Hookem Horns
08-26-2009, 03:09 PM
I cut back... Not in quantity but in quality. From Bud Light to Busch Lite. :specnatz:

Bud Light quality?? That's an oxymoron if I have ever seen one LOL. If Busch Light is worse I don't even want to imagine how awful that stuff must be.

Just drink tap water Bill. It probably has the same effect and is even cheaper.

Yes, I admit I am a beer snob. ;)

TexansBlood
08-26-2009, 03:11 PM
Now that makes sense. The $5.00 beers were in the Club Level.. Awesome! :rolleyes:

Exactly, not coolidonno:

Texan_Bill
08-26-2009, 03:16 PM
Bud Light quality?? That's an oxymoron if I have ever seen one LOL. If Busch Light is worse I don't even want to imagine how awful that stuff must be.

Just drink tap water Bill. It probably has the same effect and is even cheaper.

Yes, I admit I am a beer snob. ;)

Meh, it keeps me relatively sober. (Just don't ask me to 'splain relatively :) ).



Exactly, not coolidonno:

That ain't right.

SuperRY
08-26-2009, 03:17 PM
They have 14oz $5 beers. I drank them on Saturday. They had the same thing last year too. $5 14oz drafts, it's nothing new.

4Texans
08-26-2009, 04:39 PM
:barman: Ouch!

http://blogs.chron.com/beertx/2009/08/reliant_stadium_beers_are_less.html

Hardcore Texan
08-26-2009, 05:05 PM
Bud Light quality?? That's an oxymoron if I have ever seen one LOL. If Busch Light is worse I don't even want to imagine how awful that stuff must be.

Just drink tap water Bill. It probably has the same effect and is even cheaper.

Yes, I admit I am a beer snob. ;)

Bud Light is my preferred beer, I don't like it when people bag on it like it sucks, it doesn't, it's good at least to me and they seem to sell a lot of it.

I like a lot of different types of beer as well from all over.

bigbrewster2000
08-26-2009, 05:16 PM
I knew this was coming. The price of hops(major ingredient in beer) has been steadily on the rise over the last year and a half or 2 years due to a shortage because of all the farmers that have switched to growing corn for ethanol. I actually brew my own beer and the price has doubled in a year. Really sucks!!

TEXANS84
08-26-2009, 06:16 PM
The 12oz beer was funny looking. Looks about as big as one of my weekend Jager shots.

Wolf
08-26-2009, 06:30 PM
holly smokes 7.50 a beer?

If I was up there and asked for a beer and they told me "That will be 7.50" .... I would say" I just want one beer"

Wolf
08-30-2009, 10:49 AM
The beers at Houston's Reliant Stadium this year won't necessarily taste great, but they will be less filling.

In an effort to cut down heavy drinking at games, the Houston Texans quietly reduced the size of beer cups from 24 ounces to 20 while keeping the price -- $7.75 -- the same.


Tony Wyllie, the Texans' vice president for communications, said the move to a smaller cup also was a way to avoid charging fans a higher price during difficult economic times.

"If we'd served 24 ounces this year, the price would be higher," Wyllie told the Houston Chronicle. "Honestly, it was more of a responsibility decision. It wasn't a business decision. ... We wanted to do the most responsible thing."

It also was a money-making decision. Now fans wanting to get the same buzz as last season will have to buy more beers.


http://www.lvrj.com/sports/56171737.html

Koolaid Time
08-30-2009, 11:21 AM
Bud Light quality?? That's an oxymoron if I have ever seen one LOL. If Busch Light is worse I don't even want to imagine how awful that stuff must be.

Just drink tap water Bill. It probably has the same effect and is even cheaper.

Yes, I admit I am a beer snob. ;)

In the early 70's they used to sell Fallstaff at the Oilers games.

CloakNNNdagger
08-30-2009, 08:30 PM
A TWO-FER.....and YOU'LL be paying through the nose for it............I'm sure there won't be drunks in the stands now..............riiiiiiiight!
The L.A. Times reports:

The beers (http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-random30-2009aug30,0,5123130.story) at Houston's Reliant Stadium this season won't necessarily taste great, but they will be less filling.

In an effort to cut down heavy drinking at games, the Houston Texans quietly reduced the size of beer cups from 24 ounces to 20 while keeping the price -- $7.75 -- the same.

Tony Wyllie, the Texans' vice president for communications, said the move to a smaller cup was also a way to avoid charging fans a higher price during difficult economic times.

"If we'd served 24 ounces this year, the price would be higher," Wyllie told the Houston Chronicle. "Honestly, it was more of a responsibility decision. It wasn't a business decision. . . . We as the Texans wanted to do the most responsible thing."

texanmojo
08-30-2009, 08:35 PM
I think we pay 7.50 for a 16oz bottle. I need to fins the 20 oz stands...more beer for the buck...

Drew_Smoke
08-31-2009, 08:21 AM
I am glad they are watching out for us...lol

CloakNNNdagger
08-31-2009, 08:36 AM
:mcnugget:I am glad they are watching out for us...lol


Don't you see. Money is not the primary drive........it's a show of responsibility.

Don't be surprised if midway through the season (or during the playoffs, if we get there), they discover how really irresponsible they have been...........and half the beer cup size to 12 oz..............at $7.75 a wack.

Of course, they'll be ordering twice as many cups for their newly enlightened responsible drinking population.

SouthSideTexan
08-31-2009, 08:59 AM
That's why you tailgate..... $7.50 per beer or $10.00 a 12 pack in the parking lot.....You make the Call.

Vinny
08-31-2009, 09:46 AM
The LA Times also picked up the story and titled it, "Texans' message to fans: Buzz off"

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-random30-2009aug30,0,5123130.story

Honoring Earl 34
08-31-2009, 10:13 AM
The LA Times also picked up the story and titled it, "Texans' message to fans: Buzz off"

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-random30-2009aug30,0,5123130.story

Well ... at least their not saying it's got 16% less carbs than the old beer .

dskillz
08-31-2009, 10:15 AM
That's why you tailgate..... $7.50 per beer or $10.00 a 12 pack in the parking lot.....You make the Call.


When I had season tickets, the tailgate gave me all the beer, liquor and shots I could ever need. If I bought anything in the stadium, it was water or some food.

CloakNNNdagger
08-31-2009, 02:10 PM
When I had season tickets, the tailgate gave me all the beer, liquor and shots I could ever need. If I bought anything in the stadium, it was water or some food.


YOU CRIMINAL!!!!!!!!! Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do........when they come for you??:D