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Old 01-24-10, 09:57 AM   #1
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Why would you drink Bud, or, god forbid, Bud Light or any of the other equally horrendous beer like substances? We had some incredible beer yesterday, stuff that is so flavorful, aromatic, and sensual that I simply do not understand the fascination with crap beer. Why would you pollute your body with things that taste like artificially beer flavored water? If you're gonna pollute your body, at least make it a good experience.

/Bud rant
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Drink?
No, no, no. You boil crabs in it.
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I rarely drink these days. When I do, it's usually barley wine, or similar.
I don't like heavily roasted grain any more than I like heavily roasted coffee.
When I brewed, I would sometimes use 3 cans of light or red syrup (often one red and 2 light).
I used a lot of hops, but cooked them only briefly, I wasn't aiming for bitterness or an
overbearing hop flavor, but for that rich aroma that is reminiscent of Fall.

One bottle was enough. I think most of them were over 10%.
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No, no, no. You boil crabs in it.
Slugs like cheap beer. They'll drown in it. Seriously. That should tell you something...
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Why would you drink Bud, or, god forbid, Bud Light or any of the other equally horrendous beer like substances? We had some incredible beer yesterday, stuff that is so flavorful, aromatic, and sensual that I simply do not understand the fascination with crap beer. Why would you pollute your body with things that taste like artificially beer flavored water? If you're gonna pollute your body, at least make it a good experience.

/Bud rant
because i'm thirsty, it's cheap, and/or i can't stand most american micro-brew crap.
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because i'm thirsty, it's cheap, and/or i can't stand most american micro-brew crap.
There's a lot more beer out there than American micro-brews. Bud is hovering around $6 for a 6 pack and for only a couple bucks more, you can buy a very nice beer so the cost savings is only really relevant if you're drinking a ****-ton of beer.

BTW, piss will also quench your thirst, but I'm not about ready to put that down my throat.
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Because some people simply don't pay enough attention to it to care.
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There's a lot more beer out there than American micro-brews.
thanks. i was completely unaware of that fact.

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Bud is hovering around $6 for a 6 pack and for only a couple bucks more, you can buy a very nice beer so the cost savings is only really relevant if you're drinking a ****-ton of beer.
such as?

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BTW, piss will also quench your thirst, but I'm not about ready to put that down my throat.
btw - thanks for sharing.
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such as?
I like Yuengling from Pottstown PA, Leinenkugel from Chippewa Falls, WI, and Boulevard, Kansas City, MO. All are Real Deal Breweries and have relatively wide distribution in neighboring states.
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yuengling is fine, but it's neither 'readily available', or that cheap.
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There are occasions when I could go for a Bud Light Lime. It's gotta be right close to a hundred degrees outside and the beer's gotta be on the verge of being frozen, so you don't get too much of that nasty ricey aftertaste.

Only one per sitting, and enjoyed quickly, however.
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yuengling is fine, but it's neither 'readily available', or that cheap.
I wish Yuengling was available out here. I've never even seen it at the fancy bottle shoppes. You'd think if they could get kegs down to Key West, Fla., they could get kegs to Portland, OR! They're likely afraid of the competition. Iron City made a big push here a couple years ago, trying to put a dent in PBR's cheep beer stranglehold.

I think Yuenglings is totally worth it. Somewhere between Bud and Heineken on the price scale, IIRC, but tastier than either.

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heineken is crap, so that's not a difficult accomplishment.
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heineken is crap, so that's not a difficult accomplishment.
I concur with you and Dennis Hopper on that point.

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Red Stripe is a very good lager and just a few bucks more than Bud and available most places. Stella Artois is another good beer at a reasonable price and availability as is Pilsner Urquell. Rogue has some very good beer. Bell's is, unfortunately, not available to a lot of places but their beer is top notch. Tetleys and Boddingtons are two of my favorite popular English beers. They are a little pricier in that you only get a 4 pack, but again, if you're not drinking a sixer a night, it shouldn't make much of a difference. Every state has their own unique micro-brews, some more refined than others, but there should be a lot of choices locally as well. I would say that anyone willing to dismiss "many American micro-brews" is someone who has made up their minds based on a limited sample.
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There are occasions when I could go for a Bud Light Lime. It's gotta be right close to a hundred degrees outside and the beer's gotta be on the verge of being frozen, so you don't get too much of that nasty ricey aftertaste.

Only one per sitting, and enjoyed quickly, however.
Try a Red Stripe the next time it gets hot. It's a far better beer, still on the light side, not insanely expensive, and you don't have to suck it down like a thirsty horse at a water trough.
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I only drink Red Stripes when I'm in or near Jamaica. The last one I had was while visiting Grand Cayman. Must've been 2006.

My favorite hotter than hell midsummer's day mid-ride brew is a 9 oz glass of Tecate with fruit at the B-Side tavern. Bud Light Lime from the 7-11 is right below that in popularity. My local 7-11 doesn't carry Red Stripe, so it's just not going to happen on a regular basis.
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Why would you drink Bud, or, god forbid, Bud Light or any of the other equally horrendous beer like substances? We had some incredible beer yesterday, stuff that is so flavorful, aromatic, and sensual that I simply do not understand the fascination with crap beer. Why would you pollute your body with things that taste like artificially beer flavored water? If you're gonna pollute your body, at least make it a good experience.

/Bud rant
Because you're hot and it's cold
Because a light beer doesn't drag you down
Because it's cheap enough to share with friends
Because it's all your buddy has in the fridge and it's taboo to complain about free beer

You know I like good beer, but if I'm offered a domestic I won't turn up my nose at it...I'll just have the one while I'm figuring out where else I urgently need to be. Sometimes the company is good enough the beer doesn't matter. I've also been known to stock my shop beer fridge with domestics for those that prefer them.
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Red Stripe is a very good lager and just a few bucks more than Bud and available most places.
incorrect.

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Stella Artois is another good beer


just goes to show, that there is indeed a sucker born every minute.


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at a reasonable price and availability as is Pilsner Urquell.
you're not seriously suggesting that it's in the same price bracket as bud, are you?

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Rogue has some very good beer. Bell's is, unfortunately, not available to a lot of places but their beer is top notch. Tetleys and Boddingtons are two of my favorite popular English beers. They are a little pricier in that you only get a 4 pack, but again, if you're not drinking a sixer a night, it shouldn't make much of a difference. Every state has their own unique micro-brews, some more refined than others, but there should be a lot of choices locally as well. I would say that anyone willing to dismiss "many American micro-brews" is someone who has made up their minds based on a limited sample.
bla bla bla...

everything you've mentioned costs 20-30% more than bud.
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Why would you drink Bud, or, god forbid, Bud Light or any of the other equally horrendous beer like substances?
Maybe because they've never had the ultimate Bud substitute!
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Y'all tried the Bud Wheat, yet? While you ponder, here's another great Bud Dry commercial:
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Why would you drink Bud, or, god forbid, Bud Light or any of the other equally horrendous beer like substances? We had some incredible beer yesterday, stuff that is so flavorful, aromatic, and sensual that I simply do not understand the fascination with crap beer. Why would you pollute your body with things that taste like artificially beer flavored water? If you're gonna pollute your body, at least make it a good experience.

/Bud rant
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Here's one starring someone you may recognize if you've ever watched the Drew Carey show:

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Iron City made a big push here a couple years ago, trying to put a dent in PBR's cheep beer stranglehold.
There always was a certain cachet to calling out, " Another bottle of Iron, barkeep."

Anybody know of any other brewery that had "Offense" and "Defense" cans with numbers of the local NFL players on the cans? Iron City even packaged their beer labeled as Penguin Beer for those weirdos who like hockey.
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I prefer mine low-cal and with the added protein some bivalve mollusc adds:

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