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Big Chief Homer
11-28-2004, 09:08 AM
I was just over at the chili beer thread and it made me think of this.I used to bartend at ceasars and had hundreds of people order coronas as many people do,but on occasion as we were sometimes busy on a weekend we would run out of limes.

the amount of people horrified by this was staggering."how can i drink a corona without a lime".


does anyone actually know why they put a lime in a bottle of corona?Im sure alot of people do but i was just kind of curios to see how many.Ive seen countless people put the lime in the neck of the bottle,push it in and then turn the bottle over(while placing their finger over the mouth of the bottle) and its always made me laugh.


ok how many know the true pairing of the corona and the lime?

most anyone whose gone to mexico to party surley know the answer.

rep for right answers!!!!!!
ok you drinkers lets hear it!!!


answer to follow.

Bwana
11-28-2004, 09:12 AM
I'll drink it on those really hot summer days and ALWAYS use lime. A Corona without lime is like ribs without sauce.

RedNeckRaider
11-28-2004, 09:16 AM
I'll drink it on those really hot summer days and ALWAYS use lime. A Corona without lime is like ribs without sauce. I have tried it both ways, and you are right the lime makes a huge difference

Big Chief Homer
11-28-2004, 09:21 AM
but why use the lime? flavor?ok i can see it,but do you know the real reason they put the lime in the bottle.

RedNeckRaider
11-28-2004, 09:23 AM
but why use the lime? flavor?ok i can see it,but do you know the real reason they put the lime in the bottle.
No, I just know is does not taste very good without it

Bwana
11-28-2004, 09:25 AM
but why use the lime? flavor?ok i can see it,but do you know the real reason they put the lime in the bottle.

Flavor is why I put it in there. If there is any other hidden mystical reason like trying to kill the tasty Mexican water bacteria, I don't know about it. :hmmm:

Phobia
11-28-2004, 09:29 AM
You put a lime in there to disguise the skunky taste. Clear bottles skunk extremely easily.

4th and Long
11-28-2004, 09:35 AM
"You put de lime in de coceenut and drink it all up." :D

JimNasium
11-28-2004, 09:37 AM
I would rather drink horse piss than a Corona and Phil's right on the money. Clear bottles equal skunky taste and the lime helps cover that up. BTW Phil, I just brewed a Belgian Saison that should end up being roughly 8.5%. Talk about a panty peeler. :)

4th and Long
11-28-2004, 09:38 AM
The lime thing started in mexico and was put on top of the beer in the neck to keep out the flies.

Big Chief Homer
11-28-2004, 09:39 AM
ok since no one wants to play my guessing game..


hes what the bartenders in cozumel and the corona rep here confirmed.



in mexico.there are alot of OUTSIDE cabanas,bars and bistros(as there are in many warm places)

but in the resorts there are twice as many.

mexico also has a problem with insects.for some strange reason(which we tried and its true)an open bottle of beer attracts what....

flies..



when the resorts in mexico started adopting this practice,to keep their guests happy.people who were visiting the mexico resorts would see the beer with the fruit in it and order it.

when corona was marketed here in the us the same people started buying it and thought they also needed the lime.

since no one was informed that the only reason the lime is in the mouth of the bottle is............





TO KEEP THE FLIES OUT!!!!!!!!!!

4th and Long
11-28-2004, 09:40 AM
I PLAYED! I GOT IT RIGHT! REP ME! :p

Big Chief Homer
11-28-2004, 09:41 AM
The lime thing started in mexico and was put on top of the beer in the neck to keep out the flies.



DING DING DING ladies and gentlemen we have a winner.



Rep to you sir.

JimNasium
11-28-2004, 09:42 AM
DING DING DING ladies and gentlemen we have a winner.



Rep to you sir.
Umm, why not just leave the cap on the bottle to keep the flies out?

ck_IN
11-28-2004, 09:42 AM
Corona is one of the biggest marketing hypes ever seen. It ranks right up there with Fosters.

When I was in Australia I made the mistake of ordering a Fosters. I almost got laughed out of the bar. That's just the crap they export. Everyone down there drinks Victoria bitters.

The Mexicans I know drink Pacifica or Tecate. They laugh their asses off when they see us drinking Corona.

And why would a red blooded 'Merican drink Corona anyway?! Give me an ice cold Coors or an MGD.

JimNasium
11-28-2004, 09:44 AM
And why would a red blooded 'Merican drink Corona anyway?! Give me an ice cold Coors or an MGD.
This red blooded 'Merican brews his own.

Phobia
11-28-2004, 09:46 AM
TO KEEP THE FLIES OUT!!!!!!!!!!

That's crap. I've spent a cumulative 3 months of my adult life in Mexico. I've never had a fly problem around my limeless Bohemia, Negra Modello, or Dos XX.

Big Chief Homer
11-28-2004, 09:47 AM
Corona is one of the biggest marketing hypes ever seen. It ranks right up there with Fosters.

When I was in Australia I made the mistake of ordering a Fosters. I almost got laughed out of the bar. That's just the crap they export. Everyone down there drinks Victoria bitters.

The Mexicans I know drink Pacifica or Tecate. They laugh their asses off when they see us drinking Corona.

And why would a red blooded 'Merican drink Corona anyway?! Give me an ice cold Coors or an MGD.


a friend of mine had the same thing happen to him on his vacation in australia.he ordered a fosters and the laughed at him.called him a pussy shiela, they made fun of him for about 20 min.before serving him some warm dark sort of mud beer.

Marty Mac Ver 2.0
11-28-2004, 09:48 AM
Negra Modelo is pretty tasty.

Isn't Corona brewed by Barton Beers in Chicago?

Big Chief Homer
11-28-2004, 09:51 AM
That's crap. I've spent a cumulative 3 months of my adult life in Mexico. I've never had a fly problem around my limeless Bohemia, Negra Modello, or Dos XX.


shrug:



i dont know what to tell you,we did.

maybe you stay in a "clean part" of mexico or maybe the flies dont agree with your selection of beverages :p

Big Chief Homer
11-28-2004, 09:52 AM
Negra Modelo is pretty tasty.

Isn't Corona brewed by Barton Beers in Chicago?
imported by i believe.

Straight, No Chaser
11-28-2004, 09:54 AM
I used to bartend at ceasars and had hundreds of people order coronas as many people do,but on occasion as we were sometimes busy on a weekend we would run out of limes.

...
does anyone actually know why they put a lime in a bottle of corona?
...

I came here for a drink, not for a conversation. Just pour --an keep 'em coming...


--->

Big Chief Homer
11-28-2004, 09:59 AM
I came here for a drink, not for a conversation. Just pour --an keep 'em coming...


--->


ah another satisfied casino customer!!!!!!would you like that added to your room tab sir or just put in on your marker.

jAZ
11-28-2004, 10:03 AM
Because mexican beer without a lime tastes like ass.

(Huge fan a Mexican beer)

ck_IN
11-28-2004, 10:04 AM
<i>a friend of mine had the same thing happen to him on his vacation in australia.he ordered a fosters and the laughed at him.called him a pussy shiela, they made fun of him for about 20 min.before serving him some warm dark sort of mud beer.</i>

Aussies are passionate about their beer. Luckily I didn't get brutalized like your friend did. Sounds like your budy got some form of stout. Vics bitters served cold seemed to be the national drink in '93 when I was there . Good strong stuff. I actually brought some back to the States with me.

<i>This red blooded 'Merican brews his own.</i>

Your mission agent 0069 1/2 is to brew up a stronger version of Killians and UPS it to Indiana for labratory testing in my TV room. :thumb:

SoCalRaider
11-28-2004, 10:36 AM
http://www.teamlorenz.com/Signs/184%20Modelo%20espcecial%20bottle.JPG

If you're at a restaurant or bar and see this... definitely give it a try. If you like a beer with a smooth finish, Tetley's English Ale and Modelo Especial are in a class by themselves.