NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7960 posts, RR: 12 Posted (12 years 10 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2025 times:
My bro came back from L.A. and his wife showed me an empty bottle of "St. Pauli Girl" beer "imported from Germany". Let me say that there is no such brand here and I fear that the wellknown Beck's brewery in Bremen, Germany bottles and exports what sh** left in their tanks and can not be selled as "Beck's" without ruining the company's reputation.
What I found funny is that the label reads that the beer was bottled in Bremen. St. Pauli, however, is the red light district of Hamburg while the girl on the picture wears a traditional bavarian costume (a very rare view even in Bavaria, southern Germany).
Nice mixture, hm?
And btw: "Erdinger" actually is a german brand but that "Brewed for Oktoberfest"-sticker is nonsense. It is brewed for export and tastes unlike (or worse than) the original.
I feel sorry that some german managers may think they could easily fool american costumers - or can they?
Sydneysider From Germany, joined Jun 2000, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1986 times:
Sorry Guys, but Beck´s is not longer a German beer: since summer it´s owned by Interbrew from Belgium! You know, Belgium, this country, where they put chocolate or strawberry in your beer!! But the new owner said, they will still be brewing under the German "Reinheitsgebot"! Haha, who believes!?!
Try Jever, a nice beer from the German Northshore in Niedersachsen!!
BTW, at my University they sell from time to time in the Mensa Erdinger at the price of 1,50 DM for 0,5L - that´s nice for the students!!
SQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1452 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1987 times:
I understand what you want to say!
But there is an other side of the medal.
there are a lot of people especially in the US and other overseas country who when they think on Germany they think on Bavaria.
German mangers know that so it is easier to sell german products with a bavarian dressed girl or something like that.
Alitalia777 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1965 times:
Hey! Don't slam St. Pauli Girl. It is a very popular beer where I live on the east coast, and is very respected. And don't think it is some cheap German beer. My brothers friend who IS from Germany commented on how we have it over here, and that it is one of his and his families favorites.
Here's an idea, lets get someone who is actually from Germany to comment on this.
I'm not saying Beck's is bad, and in fact I think it may be a little bit better.
Although I'm not old enough to legally drink, I have had a some that my parents have let me had.
B737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1942 times:
Alitalia777, if you check the profiles you'll notice that three German members have already replied to this thread. But as I have never tried St. Pauli Girl beer I can't comment on that one. I like Erdinger best.