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  1. #11
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    Re: The Bell's/Northern Brewing fracas

    Quote Originally Posted by bonneamie View Post
    A story for you, Oscar:
    Charlevoix, MI has a boat parade called "Venetian Night" in the summer and one of the boats in the parade was named Oberon. My cousin went to the bar after the parade to check out the sailors and met one from that boat. She commented on the boat being named after a fairy. His manliness was impugned and he indignantly told her it was named after a BEER!
    That's very funny. I can just imagine the guy's face when she informed him of the fairy connection.
    "I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet

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    Re: The Bell's/Northern Brewing fracas

    At least he was the King of the Faries. Come to think of it that doesn't quite sound right either.

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    Re: The Bell's/Northern Brewing fracas

    Quote Originally Posted by bonneamie View Post
    His manliness was impugned and he indignantly told her it was named after a BEER!
    Oh for God's sake, sounds like a beer drinker.

    Umm, except for the beer drinking members of SB.com of course.
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    Re: The Bell's/Northern Brewing fracas

    Many of Northern Brewer's Clone Kits are clever plays on the well known names of commercial beers.
    Does Bell's think someone might mix them up?

    If that's the case, How?
    The guy who buys the kit, knows he's buying a beer "like" Two Hearted Ale. When he serves it, he says, "Its like Two Hearted Ale", a compliment to Bells.

    Seems that other breweries might get upset when they see this book, http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...zmatulski.html, but they don't.

    Why aren't other breweries upset by Sierra Madre and Phat Tyre, obvious plays on commercial beers.

    Bell's may be more crotchety than their image suggests.
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    Re: The Bell's/Northern Brewing fracas

    I'm sorry to see Northern caved. They should have called Bell's bluff.

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    Re: The Bell's/Northern Brewing fracas

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    I'm sorry to see Northern caved. They should have called Bell's bluff.
    Never understood what all the excitment was about. I suppose taste is something that varies from one to another. I always thought Bell's two hearted Ale tasted like an old sour sponge anyway. Obviously, many disagree.

    russellc

 

 

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