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Dec 5, 2012 10:28 AM

AB's "New" Zip Code Beers?

Have any Honds tried any of the 3 new "craftish" brews from AB? As i heard the tale, in another attempt to horn in on the craft brew market, AB had each of their 12 regional breweries make a special beer. the top 3 in taste tests are supposed ot be out on the market. They are named for the zipcode of the region that created them, i.e. 91406 is from LA, 23185 is from Williamsburg and 63118 is from STL(figures, huh?). All 3 are supposedly different. The STL brew is suppose to mimic the original Bud recipe as a pilsner. The other 2 are amber lagers.

Be interesting to hear what real "craftsmen" think of these.

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  1. Im honestly interested in what that St. Louis one takes like (in comparison to a good German or Czech pilsner). Not at all expecting much but curious...

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    1. re: Insidious Rex

      Or even versus a Lagunitas PILS, Victory Prima or New Beligum's Blue Paddle.

    2. I would give them a shot if I saw them. But I think I read they are all brewed with Bud's house yeast which I am not a fan of.

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      1. re: LStaff

        I wonder about the house yeast as well, but if I see these brews I'd give them a shot. I've tasted homebrewed beers that were made with the Budweiser yeast strain and they were quite delicious. The yeast chosen contributes character to any beer, but is only part of the picture.