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#1 LeftyMPfrmDE

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 01:13 PM

Saw this on FB site. Apparently, from what I can gather, the homebrewing market wasn't probable enough for AB InBev; who knew that targeting a minority in the beer drinking market, who goes thru the labor of making there own beer wasn't going to make gangbusters. Not sure how to feel about this. I stopped buying from NB way before the AB/InBev buy out. what to you all think?


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#2 ER Pemberton

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 02:04 PM

I've stayed away from NB/Midwest since they came up with their "priority shipping" nonsense which basically means that if you don't ask for the priority shipping they assume you don't need it quickly and so they wait for days to even acknowledge that you ordered something.  I think a week went by and I didn't even get a ship notice so I emailed them and asked if they got my order.  "Yeah, but you chose standard shipping so we'll probably pick it, pack it and ship it next week".  Oh, thanks.  There are way too many places that are better.  



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Posted 15 July 2019 - 02:39 PM

I've stayed away from NB/Midwest since they came up with their "priority shipping" nonsense which basically means that if you don't ask for the priority shipping they assume you don't need it quickly and so they wait for days to even acknowledge that you ordered something.  I think a week went by and I didn't even get a ship notice so I emailed them and asked if they got my order.  "Yeah, but you chose standard shipping so we'll probably pick it, pack it and ship it next week".  Oh, thanks.  There are way too many places that are better.  

 

that is why, when I buy online, go to other sites that keep the customer in mind. even before the original buy-out, I had a hard time waiting nearly 2 weeks for an order, especially ordering yeast, while other website would get to the door in under 5 days; large on-line shops, and/or local shops I made friends with, but had a solid shipping program.


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#4 ER Pemberton

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 03:39 PM

that is why, when I buy online, go to other sites that keep the customer in mind. even before the original buy-out, I had a hard time waiting nearly 2 weeks for an order, especially ordering yeast, while other website would get to the door in under 5 days; large on-line shops, and/or local shops I made friends with, but had a solid shipping program.

Right.  That shipping thing they tried to pull off left a bad taste in my mouth (LIKE A BELGIAN!  :lol:)... so I started using great places like RiteBrew, Label Peelers, etc.  I really like places that realize that the customer is king and that people will spread good news about a supplier... bad news too.  



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Posted 15 July 2019 - 04:19 PM

Good, I have not ordered much at all from them lately.  More Beer has gotten some of my biz - I honestly don't know who owns it.


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Posted 15 July 2019 - 09:16 PM

Good, I have not ordered much at all from them lately.  More Beer has gotten some of my biz - I honestly don't know who owns it.

 

I think the owners are same few guys that started it in the first place. I only know More Beer from their retail stores. Always nice guys,

 

When I mail order, it is usually Williams Brewing. They are a couple cities up the road, so it is a day or two away. Never a problem. They will not let you come and do a will call. I tried.


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 06:21 AM

My old water filter went belly-up so I ordered the new one from More Beer.  They've always been very good.  The other place I really liked for ingredients was Rebel Brewer.  They used to be down in Tennessee and at some point they closed.  Then I got an email saying they were reopening and I was all :o.  I ordered from them and the label on the box said Plymouth, MN and there was a different supplier name... not Rebel Brewing.  So my guess is that the guys at Rebel just sold their name because it was recognizable.  Some trickery, for sure.  I mentioned it over HERE.

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 11:04 AM

Big NB customer until inbev bought them. Since the purchase they haven't gotten brass farthing from me!


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