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Is taking Coors Beer east of Texas still bootlegging? (1 Viewer)

Patrick_M

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The wife and I were just watching Smokey and the Bandit (one of my favorites), and while have an intelligent discussion of the deeply moving plot :D , I got to thinking...is taking coors beer east of texas still illegal? Do any legal eagles know if that is still the case..and if it is, how do they get coors in Georgia?
It is deep questions such as this that keep me up at night (well, that and watching lots of dvds) :D Thanks!
 

Scott_G

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I know when I lived in TN years ago, you couldn't get Coors.

We have had it in NC for at least 13 years. I guess they lifted the ban a while back.

I'm sure someone will enlighten us.
 

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I believe it had something to do with keeping the beer cold all the time. I guess before refigerated trailers, they couldn't transport it over a certain distance without it getting warm. Anyone else have any ideas? I know you couldn't get it in Nebraska in 1973. I bought about 5 cases to bring back to the base when I went to Golden that year (it got warm on the way back, but still tasted good when it was re-chilled).

RichN
 

Jack Briggs

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Coors is nationally distributed now, I think. I know that on a motorcycle trip through the South back in the 1980s, I was able to purchase Coors in Tennessee (fine state, btw--but, then, I have relatives in Memphis and way in the eastern part of the state, in a small, small, small town called Rogersville).
 

Jack Briggs

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ROTFLMAO, Leo.
Now that we're being a little more frank here--and no offense to the fine people who also may regard Coors as their favorite brew--I've always considered it kind of watery. Sort of a near-beer kind of taste. And I type this with a big :) on my face.
 

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If the "keeping it cold" reasoning is correct, I'd have to agree with their strategy. Coors tastes pretty good when extremely cold, but after about 5 minutes the taste is unbearable.
 

Leo Hinze

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This has been floating around the internet for a while now, but it seems topical:
Average suck point
You can actually find the above in lots of places. Just type 'average suck point' into Google:)
 

Steve Owen

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So can someone explain to me why it would have been illegal? I can understand the cold issue (though I can hardly believe that we didn't have refrigerated trucks around 25 years ago), but surely that wouldn't have made it illegal, would it?
Maybe something to do with alcahol content?
-Steve
 

Philip_G

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I wasn't aware that coors tasted good at any temperature. Learn something new every day :D
 

Glenn Overholt

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Oh, what a fun thread! If I had a load of Coors (25 years ago) and left the factory with it cold, and assuming that I had to find a cooler say within 8 hours (just a guess), what would stop me from reloading it after it got real cold again and driving for another 8 hours the next day?

A little Mickey Mouse, yeah, but that would still work. I think it was illegal because they didn't have any authorized distributors in the other states.

Glenn
 

DavidMich

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There is no substitute for an imported beer! My favorites: Franziskaner
Guinness
Don De Dieu
Chimay
Ayinger
Bass
Belhaven
In fact, one could argue that a cold frothy pint is the "cheapest tweak" you can do to improve your HT!!!
(As long as it wasn't that domestic swill)
I will say that there are quite a few decent microbreweries in the US, though. "Domestic Swill" refers to the more common brands.......
:D
 

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It is a crime because Coors should not be called Beer. It is a disgrace to the very word.
Peace Out~:D
 

Craig

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It's actually illegal to take alcohol to another state without paying tax on it in that state. Technically you could probably get busted for driving over to another state to a ball game with a cooler of beer in your car.
 

Jim_F

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It's been a long time since I stopped drinking, but I still remember Coors, the Kool-Aid of beers.
 

Colin Dunn

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How is Coors like sex in a canoe?

They're both f***ing close to water!

And for the Coloradans out there...

It's not Rocky Mountain spring water they use ... it's Rocky Flats spring water!!!

And for non-Coloradans, here's the explanation of the joke...



Rocky Flats is a plutonium-processing plant located about 10 miles from Golden, CO, where Coors beer is 'brewed.' Much toxic/radioactive waste has been stored there, and many fear that those nasty substances have been spread by wind and ground water.
 

Keith Mickunas

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I think the way it was being moved is more the point, basically what Craig said. The guy wanted to get his beer rather quickly, without paying all the necessary fees. That's my guess.
 

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