- Robert Dec 26, 2000 04:25 PM
I've heard two independant nasty rumors that Rodenbach is closing its brewery. Something about the casts being to old for future use and the new barrels are producing a much inferior pruduct. Therefore the brewer is calling it quits. "Say its not so."
re: Jim Leff
Palm is a Belgian pale ale, something like De Konninck or the American Fat Tire. A nice beer but not so profound as Scaldis. Of course, you can drink several Belgian pale ales in an evening, but wouldn't survive a steady diet of Scaldis, which has 12% alc/vol.
On the subject of Anheuser-Busch, I don't know enough (well, I know nothing) about trademark law to say if Bush/Scaldis could theoretically defend their use of the Bush name in the US, but even if they could, I'm sure they wouldn't have or want to devote the resources to fight them on it.
Palm was sold in the US at one time (I remember seeing it in the early 1980s), but I haven't seen it in many years.
re: Jim Dorsch
woops, you're right. Palm's just over 5%. I haven't had it in years (as you note, it's been scarce on these shores for a while).
re: trademark law, I know a bit, and Busch Beer definitely oversteps Anheuser-Busch. I'm not sure if shots were fired or if Scaldis just saw the potential problem and skirted it, but that's the reason for the name change
I notice that you've chosen to post under only a single (and common) first name.
Since we have literally thousands of users, the single name "Robert" does not make for a name likely to be memorable. And as we're a tight-knit community, where many of us come to recognize and anticipate the preferences and tastes of regular posters, I'm afraid you may be doing yourself a disservice. You deserve to be distinct!
We'd suggest using first AND last names (as most of our regulars do), or else a distinctive nametag (e.g. "Pepper", "Frank Language", "Big Ed", etc...though please don't use any of them, they're taken!).
This way we can all get to know you, which makes for much more personal conversation!
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