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#1 rob fritz

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 01:56 PM

While on my trip to the absinthe festival in Boveresse,I had shown up a few days early, I was able to go by, because you cannot go in, the Pernod Fils distillery which is now owned by Nestle'. I was with a friend of Marc's from San Fransisco and as we enjoyed the architecture of the building and the history it represented. But one thing kind of bothered us and at the same time it did make us smile when we realized that something just wasn't right. As I said earlier the building is owned by Nestle', but instead of smelling wormwood as the other distilleries do, the only thing you can smell is the strawberry drink mix that is made inside. :laugh:

#2 Père Ubu

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:03 PM

Strawberry Quick was a childhood favorite of mine. But definitely not the smell I would expect from a distillery. :)

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:25 PM

... the Pernod Fils distillery which is now owned by Nestle'...


Oh, how far Pernod Fils has fallen!

On the other hand, Anheuser Busch is now owned by crappy Stella Artois.

Oh, how far it has risen! :laugh:

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:31 PM

I want to see Stella in every crappy gas station now.

#5 Absomphe

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:42 PM

Stanley Kowalski, is that you? :laugh:

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:44 PM

I still can't forget the time I was waitressing and some redneck in overalls ordered "one'a them Stella ARR-TOYCE beers."

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:56 PM

Stanley Kowalski, is that you? :laugh:


I resemble Marlon Brando in one important category, circumference! :)

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 03:01 PM

I resemble Stanley Kowalski in two important areas.

My hairline, and I'm mostly Polish. :twitchsmile:

Unlike Stan, however, I recognize a good brew, and it doesn't even have to come up and bite me on the arse. B)

Edited by Absomphe, 06 July 2011 - 03:48 PM.

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

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#9 TheLoucheyMonster!

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 03:11 PM

Looks like Stella has a bad boy image problem in the UK: "wife-beater"

#10 baubel

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 03:27 PM

As I said earlier the building is owned by Nestle', but instead of smelling wormwood as the other distilleries do, the only thing you can smell is the strawberry drink mix that is made inside. :laugh:



I don't know if that's better or worse than smelling like Peeps.

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#11 Absomphe

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 03:33 PM

Interesting that it was replaced at that Pub with San Miguel

Hope you're feelin' justifiably smug, amigo. :thumbup: :cheers:

Also, it's somehow not surprising that stella artois was identified with the british equivalent of "trailer trash".

It's no wonder that Inbev (such a romantic name, isn't it? :puke: ) had an affinity for the brewers of Budweiser. :rolleyes:

Edited by Absomphe, 06 July 2011 - 03:34 PM.

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

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#12 jcbphd

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 03:51 PM

Interesting that it was replaced at that Pub with San Miguel


The largest beer producer in the Philippines. :heart:
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#13 Absomphe

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 03:58 PM

Indeed.

I hear tell that a beautiful woman or three might even hail from there. ;) :cheers:

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#14 Ron

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 05:15 PM

As I said earlier the building is owned by Nestle', but instead of smelling wormwood as the other distilleries do, the only thing you can smell is the strawberry drink mix that is made inside. :laugh:

I don't know if that's better or worse than smelling like Peeps.

Better than caterpillars, though.
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#15 baubel

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 05:22 PM

And centipedes. I hate those things.

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#16 Absomphe

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 05:29 PM

Particularly the human variety.

Right, G? :tongue: :paperbag3:

Edited by Absomphe, 06 July 2011 - 05:31 PM.

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:50 PM

I hear tell that a beautiful woman might even hail from there. ;) :cheers:


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#18 Ron

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:20 PM

And centipedes.

Whoops. Yeah, that too. In all fairness, I may not have been sober enough to remember which bug I thought that absinth tasted like.
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#19 baubel

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:22 PM

I'm guessing they taste pretty similar. Spineless bastids, don't even have the gonads to taste different from one another.

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