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    Thread: Putting my flamesuit on - Miller Lite "Punch top can" WTF?

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      04-25-2012 06:20 PM #1
      Miller has come up with another lame marketing tactic using their packaging.

      http://www.brewbound.com/news/2012/m...m_medium=email

      I don't see any actual benefits or differences from punching a hole in the top of an open can. Maybe I'm missing something? The literature states: “In our testing, consumers told us they prefer the Punch Top Can three-to-one over the standard beer can because it’s more like drinking from a pilsner glass."

      Really? Is it that difficult to pour into a glass? Half the reason for using the glass is to be able to use your sense of smell to actually taste the beer. I don't see a key hole punch in a can making a difference for a beer that does't offer much in the way of aroma. Anyhow, if this is your cup of tea, enjoy.

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      04-25-2012 06:24 PM #2
      Um, its miller light. Its for drinking, not tasting...

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      04-25-2012 06:26 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by XClayX View Post
      Um, its miller light. Its for drinking, not tasting...
      Exactly. So why do they bother with gimmicks like this and that vortex deal?

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      04-25-2012 06:26 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by XClayX View Post
      Um, its miller light. Its for drinking, not tasting...
      What's the point of drinking when it tastes bad?

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      04-25-2012 06:27 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Egz View Post
      What's the point of drinking when it tastes bad?
      Getting drunk?
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      04-25-2012 06:30 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by leitmotif View Post
      Exactly. So why do they bother with gimmicks like this and that vortex deal?
      I read some article somewhere that since most consumers view Miller/Michelob/Bud Light all as pretty much the same thing, they have to sell on marketing stuff like this and on lifestyle stuff to grab consumers from the other brands.
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      04-25-2012 06:34 PM #8
      They say it pours smoother with a second hole.

      Is the average BMC drinker really concerned about a smooth pour?

      I doubt it.

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      04-25-2012 06:35 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Egz View Post
      What's the point of drinking when it tastes bad?
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      04-25-2012 06:35 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by leitmotif View Post

      Really? Is it that difficult to pour into a glass?
      You have to wait the entire 20 seconds for the foam to go away though!



      I drink Guinness more than anything... and I have to wait like 5 minutes for the foam to leave.

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      04-25-2012 06:36 PM #11
      Its for frat guys and your drunk uncle to "shotgun" at the tailgate party. Miller just cant say that in the ads because it promotes alchohol abuse
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      04-25-2012 06:38 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by VDubby18 View Post
      You have to wait the entire 20 seconds for the foam to go away though!



      I drink Guinness more than anything... and I have to wait like 5 minutes for the foam to leave.
      2-3 fingers of foam is your friend. drink around it. Don't be a*****.

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      04-25-2012 06:38 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Notch__Johnson View Post
      Its for frat guys and your drunk uncle to "shotgun" at the tailgate party. Miller just cant say that in the ads because it promotes alchohol abuse
      Beer bong > shotgun.

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      04-25-2012 06:42 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by leitmotif View Post
      Beer bong > shotgun.
      3 story bong

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      04-25-2012 06:42 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by leitmotif View Post
      2-3 fingers of foam is your friend. drink around it. Don't be a*****.

      I like some as a good head lets off the aroma of the beer. However, I don't like a lot on top, so I wait.

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      04-25-2012 06:43 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by VDubby18 View Post
      I like some as a good head lets off the aroma of the beer. However, I don't like a lot on top, so I wait.
      Patience is a virtue.

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      04-25-2012 06:49 PM #17
      They used to make them with two holes until too many people swallowed the round bits.


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      04-25-2012 06:59 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Notch__Johnson View Post
      Its for frat guys and your drunk uncle to "shotgun" at the tailgate party. Miller just cant say that in the ads because it promotes alchohol abuse
      Exactly. "Faster chugging!" just ain't going to work in a commercial

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      04-25-2012 06:59 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by leitmotif View Post
      literature states: “In our testing, consumers told us they prefer the Punch Top Can three-to-one over the standard beer can because it’s more like drinking from a pilsner glass."
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    21. 04-25-2012 07:04 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Der Schaltwerks View Post
      They used to make them with two holes until too many people swallowed the round bits.

      I was thinking the same thing. Anyone else remember opening Hi-C with a church key?

    22. 04-25-2012 07:04 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by pentaxshooter View Post
      3 story bong

      I think it may have been used for Jager at some point during that night, as well

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      04-25-2012 07:10 PM #23
      Self-Shotgunning beer. Hmm.
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      04-25-2012 07:18 PM #24
      When do we get cup holder friendly big cans?


    25. 04-25-2012 07:22 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by winstonsmith84 View Post
      I was thinking the same thing. Anyone else remember opening Hi-C with a church key?
      Hell yah!!!!!!!!!! Some stuff still requires a church key. But nothing was satisfying as Ecto-Cooler!!!!!!

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      04-25-2012 08:08 PM #26
      Miller high life is delicious. Punch top can = amazing idea.

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      04-25-2012 08:10 PM #27
      Easier to ash smokes and spit dip into empties--no more wrecking your thumbs

      Edit - just now watched the video. WTF? Not even remotely effective for shotgunning.

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      04-25-2012 08:29 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Hurt View Post
      Miller high life is delicious. Punch top can = amazing idea.
      For what reasons is it an amazing idea? I don't see any functionality that makes it spectacular or any different than a regular can, for that matter.

      Quote Originally Posted by FBMphil View Post
      Easier to ash smokes and spit dip into empties--no more wrecking your thumbs

      Edit - just now watched the video. WTF? Not even remotely effective for shotgunning.
      And still doesn't save your thumbs.

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      04-25-2012 08:34 PM #29
      They stopped selling Miller Lite over here a few years ago. No one bought the stuff, they advertised it as Miller Pilsner and it was a big flop. Pretty sure you can find it at certain places... but you'd have to really look. A shame, I miss Miller

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      04-25-2012 08:38 PM #30
      I'm so glad I'm not the only one that calls it a church key.
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      04-25-2012 08:41 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Der Schaltwerks View Post
      First thing I thought of too.

      But considering the Miller can requires a "tool" to punch the top, I wonder why they bother? I can make a hole in any can if I use a tool. Maybe not through the top but right under the lip is no problem.
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      04-25-2012 08:45 PM #32
      When we tailgate, we like to shotgun a couple beers.

      This just means the lot-cops can't get mad at us for poking holes in cans with a knife. heheh
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      04-25-2012 08:46 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by winstonsmith84 View Post
      I was thinking the same thing. Anyone else remember opening Hi-C with a church key?
      That's what I was thinking of too. But I had never heard the term church key. So I looked it up ---and proceeded to spend the next 20 minutes reading about the history of can openers

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      04-25-2012 08:46 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by InternetMeme View Post
      They stopped selling Miller Lite over here a few years ago. No one bought the stuff, they advertised it as Miller Pilsner and it was a big flop. Pretty sure you can find it at certain places... but you'd have to really look. A shame, I miss Miller
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      04-25-2012 08:50 PM #35
      I just downed 2 Colt 45 40s, **** any and all Miller Lite, Bud products are way better anyways.
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