Flying Dog rep alleges MillerCoors is guilty of DC bar tap line payola

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MagicDave6
beers 1 º places 1 º 16:27 Wed 2/8/2012

Im curious as to why anyone would think this illegal?

This happens all the time, indeed most lines in most pubs anywhere in the world are essentially owned by the multinationals, as they do the install, tie you in for x period. Surely this is the same as any company anywhere trying to gain market share?

 
joet
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beers 2517 º places 103 º 16:30 Wed 2/8/2012

Originally posted by illinismitty
It goes on here in TN. Except they give free kegs and beer signs in exchange for a line. You have to one up them to get a line. Total bullshit, but nothing is done because those distributors have deep pockets and political friends.


Is this really true? So what happens to complaints?

 
mkgrenwel
beers 605 º places 113 º 16:31 Wed 2/8/2012

I just assume this is largely how business is done. I canít even begin to imagine how you would prevent it.

Iím not sure why the pub owner was telling the Flying Dog rep about it unless itís so commonplace that he didnít even see a problem with it, but thatís kinda beside the point.

Feels a lot like college football recruiting to me.

 
joet
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beers 2517 º places 103 º 16:36 Wed 2/8/2012

Originally posted by MagicDave6
Im curious as to why anyone would think this illegal?

This happens all the time, indeed most lines in most pubs anywhere in the world are essentially owned by the multinationals, as they do the install, tie you in for x period. Surely this is the same as any company anywhere trying to gain market share?


Are these deals all done on a wink and a handshake or are there contracts?

 
jckp64
beers 356 º places 7 º 16:48 Wed 2/8/2012

It happens all the time. All under the table deals. No paper trail.


Originally posted by joet
Originally posted by MagicDave6
Im curious as to why anyone would think this illegal?

This happens all the time, indeed most lines in most pubs anywhere in the world are essentially owned by the multinationals, as they do the install, tie you in for x period. Surely this is the same as any company anywhere trying to gain market share?


Are these deals all done on a wink and a handshake or are there contracts?

 
joet
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beers 2517 º places 103 º 16:55 Wed 2/8/2012

Originally posted by jckp64
It happens all the time. All under the table deals. No paper trail.

Originally posted by joet
Originally posted by MagicDave6
Im curious as to why anyone would think this illegal?

This happens all the time, indeed most lines in most pubs anywhere in the world are essentially owned by the multinationals, as they do the install, tie you in for x period. Surely this is the same as any company anywhere trying to gain market share?


Are these deals all done on a wink and a handshake or are there contracts?



So I take your Olympia open/closed sign and give you a tap for a week, and then pull out and screw you. So thereís no ramifications? Do these deals have any teeth?

 
legion242
beers 2344 º places 122 º 16:57 Wed 2/8/2012

Daveís situation in the UK has absolutley no bearing on the discussion here. There are "tied" houses who are owned or at least financed by a particular brewery and their are "Free" houses that carry what they like to.
The concept of "tied" houses (bars) in the US is illegal across the board.
Apples and oranges.

 
joet
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beers 2517 º places 103 º 17:01 Wed 2/8/2012

Originally posted by legion242
The concept of "tied" houses (bars) in the US is illegal across the board.
Apples and oranges.


Really? Gordon Biersch? McMennamins?

 
mkgrenwel
beers 605 º places 113 º 17:13 Wed 2/8/2012

Originally posted by legion242
Daveís situation in the UK has absolutley no bearing on the discussion here. There are "tied" houses who are owned or at least financed by a particular brewery and their are "Free" houses that carry what they like to.
The concept of "tied" houses (bars) in the US is illegal across the board.
Apples and oranges.


Originally posted by MagicDave6
Im curious as to why anyone would think this illegal?


So I guess the answer would be: because we live in a different country than you.

 
legion242
beers 2344 º places 122 º 17:31 Wed 2/8/2012

Originally posted by joet
Originally posted by legion242
The concept of "tied" houses (bars) in the US is illegal across the board.
Apples and oranges.


Really? Gordon Biersch? McMennamins?


Brewpubs, no?
At the very least, I bet you can get BMC in those places. Been YEARS since I have been in either one.