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(Vox)   1 in 5 beers sold in America is a Bud Light. But wait, it gets worse. Bud Light Lime outsells just about everything that could be called a craft beer   (vox.com) divider line 215
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2014-04-16 05:47:43 PM  
if you want to spend less than $20 an drink a case a beer, you can't do that on %INSERT FAVORITE CRAFT BEER HERE%.

I don't understand why this surprises anybody. Craft beers are expensive, and very few make light bodied beers, and by the time they make it to the local grocery store they aren't really craft brews anymore.
 
2014-04-16 05:53:21 PM  
Bud Lite Lime, best advertising campaign ever.
1.Take a crappy beer
2. put some artificial lime flavour in it.
3. higher profits.
 
2014-04-16 05:55:30 PM  

king_nacho: if you want to spend less than $20 an drink a case a beer, you can't do that on %INSERT FAVORITE CRAFT BEER HERE%.

I don't understand why this surprises anybody. Craft beers are expensive, and very few make light bodied beers, and by the time they make it to the local grocery store they aren't really craft brews anymore.


Jeezus, just buy a bottle of cheap vodak and be done with it if you want a buzz.

I'm stuck with one drink a day so I don't waste it on stuff that keeps canoes afloat.
 
2014-04-16 05:59:57 PM  
"craft" is a synonym for overpriced. That said, Bud Light isn't really beer. In Japan they have two legal definitions for a fermented barley drink.

Beer is heavily taxed and contains at least 67% malt. It's taxed pretty good.

The other one is "happoshu" or "bubbling alcohol" and is less than 67% malt and not so heavily taxed. Many blends are less than 25% malt.


Bud Light, while the recipe is secret, must contain less malt than normal Budweiser which already has up to 30% rice. Even a 3% decrease in malt content would make it legally "not beer".
 
2014-04-16 06:01:52 PM  
When it's 115 degrees here in the Vegas desert, I strongly encourage y'all to chug your Guinness Extra Stouts, and your Heineken Darks. Me? I'll stick to a light, refreshing beer...like Bud Light.
 
2014-04-16 06:16:12 PM  
Hey, it's a cheap way to kill slugs and snails, so it's got that going for it
 
2014-04-16 06:40:02 PM  
Next you'll tell me that Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus sell more music than interesting and talented musicians...

Get Ric Romero on this one!
 
2014-04-16 06:43:47 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: When it's 115 degrees here in the Vegas desert, I strongly encourage y'all to chug your Guinness Extra Stouts, and your Heineken Darks. Me? I'll stick to a light, refreshing beer...like Bud Light.


I forgot that no craft brewer ever produced a single drinkable ATB (All-terrain-beer), ever.
 
wee
2014-04-16 06:46:09 PM  
Explain again why I should give a runny squirt what beer someone else wants to drink?
 
2014-04-16 06:49:26 PM  
1 in 5 beers sold in America is a Bud Light

Well then it MUST suck. That's the only reason it sells so well, right. Kinda like how McDonalds managed to sell billions of burgers by making crap that nobody could possibly find appealing. Or how WalMart became the biggest retailer by having stores that no one shops in.
 
2014-04-16 06:52:28 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: WalMart became the biggest retailer by having stores that no one shops in.


Actually, WalMart became the biggest by having stores that nothing lasts from. Sure, everyone buys the $20 tool kit with 300 pieces. Holy shiat? Then six months later, half of them are bent and broken. Rinse, repeat.
 
2014-04-16 07:33:08 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: When it's 115 degrees here in the Vegas desert, I strongly encourage y'all to chug your Guinness Extra Stouts, and your Heineken Darks. Me? I'll stick to a light, refreshing beer...like Bud Light.


Or you could drink a Sam Summer.
 
2014-04-16 07:58:08 PM  

grokca: Bud Lite Lime, best advertising campaign ever.
1.Take a crappy beer
2. put some artificial lime flavour in it.
3. higher profits.


This. It's beer, not a farking Dorito.
 
2014-04-16 08:14:18 PM  

king_nacho: if you want to spend less than $20 an drink a case a beer, you can't do that on %INSERT FAVORITE CRAFT BEER HERE%.

I don't understand why this surprises anybody. Craft beers are expensive, and very few make light bodied beers, and by the time they make it to the local grocery store they aren't really craft brews anymore.


There are still flavorful beers that aren't expensive.  A case of Yeungling usually isn't much more than Bug Light, and is a far better beer.  A case of Sam Adams usually isn't much more than that and is better still.

Sin_City_Superhero: When it's 115 degrees here in the Vegas desert, I strongly encourage y'all to chug your Guinness Extra Stouts, and your Heineken Darks. Me? I'll stick to a light, refreshing beer...like Bud Light.


Different styles are better for different climates, sure, and in the middle of the FL summer (which basically goes from mid-April through Mid-October) I don't really want to drink Guinness either.  However, there are nice affordable refreshing beers that actually have some flavor.  I'm partial to Sierra Nevada myself.
 
2014-04-16 08:25:36 PM  

grokca: Bud Lite Lime, best advertising campaign ever.
1.Take a crappy beer
2. put some artificial lime flavour in it.
3. higher profits.


It is a genius move; from what I've seen there's a $2/6er price differential, meaning by adding the juice of maybe one $0.50 lime they realize a $1.50 margin.  Plus, because citrus hides sh*tty beer taste, it appeals broadly.

And, big flick: most people don't like what makes beer great, that is the interplay of hops and malt of varying degrees and strains.  Bud Light delivers alcohol, fizzy mouth feel, little in the way of flavor to put people off, and it is fairly cheap.  The presence and strength (albeit declining) of macro brews does nothing to inhibit beer snobs' enjoyment of the depth and breadth of all the craft brews out there.  They don't even use much in the way of hops, leaving folks like Stone and others to go apesh*t crazy with the hop-bomb IPAs.

The most popular beer in the world is Snow, and it is no better than Bud or even Natty Light.
 
2014-04-16 08:27:31 PM  
I don't see why this is sad news. Coke and bottled water probably outsell craft beer too.
 
2014-04-16 08:34:23 PM  

doglover: Even a 3% decrease in malt content would make it legally "not beer".


Assuming it is already considered beer in it's current state.
 
2014-04-16 09:02:41 PM  

OtherBrotherDarryl: I don't see why this is sad news. Coke and bottled water probably outsell craft beer too.


Actually, soft drinks sell more than beer and bottled water combined. But yes...bottled water does outsell beer:

cdn.theatlantic.com
 
2014-04-16 09:12:37 PM  
I switched to light and ultra for everyday beer for health reasons (carbs and calories). As a homebrewer this is a little embarrassing, but I've lost 20 pounds so STFU.
 
2014-04-16 09:22:54 PM  

king_nacho: if you want to spend less than $20 an drink a case a beer, you can't do that on %INSERT FAVORITE CRAFT BEER HERE%.

I don't understand why this surprises anybody. Craft beers are expensive, and very few make light bodied beers, and by the time they make it to the local grocery store they aren't really craft brews anymore.


Sometimes a 5 dollar 6 pack is the right tool for the job, and if you can't see that you're probably an asshole.
 
2014-04-16 09:24:08 PM  

king_nacho: if you want to spend less than $20 an drink a case a beer, you can't do that on %INSERT FAVORITE CRAFT BEER HERE%.

I don't understand why this surprises anybody. Craft beers are expensive, and very few make light bodied beers, and by the time they make it to the local grocery store they aren't really craft brews anymore.


Very true.


Also. Crap TV is more popular then good shows. game of Thrones and walking dead would be canceled if they were on broadcast tv.
 
2014-04-16 09:24:18 PM  
So?
 
2014-04-16 09:24:36 PM  
OMG, stop the presses!  Rick Romero reports that Bud Lite Panther Piss outsells obscure overpriced craft beer.
 
2014-04-16 09:25:11 PM  
Mass produced product sold all over the nation outsells products made by smaller, regional companies.

Ric Romero reporting on this and other stories at 11.
 
2014-04-16 09:25:21 PM  

doglover: "craft" is a synonym for overpriced. That said, Bud Light isn't really beer. In Japan they have two legal definitions for a fermented barley drink.

Beer is heavily taxed and contains at least 67% malt. It's taxed pretty good.

The other one is "happoshu" or "bubbling alcohol" and is less than 67% malt and not so heavily taxed. Many blends are less than 25% malt.


Bud Light, while the recipe is secret, must contain less malt than normal Budweiser which already has up to 30% rice. Even a 3% decrease in malt content would make it legally "not beer".


They're also so far behind the curve on craft beer that they're about to loose their foodie cred. Japanese beer is garbage.

I know that's not what you were getting at, but I needed to vent. Had a nomikai last night at a bar with no whiskey and I'm grumpy.
 
2014-04-16 09:25:39 PM  

revrendjim: I switched to light and ultra for everyday beer for health reasons (carbs and calories). As a homebrewer this is a little embarrassing, but I've lost 20 pounds so STFU.


The hardest thing I find about doing a good mild is making it really flavorful.  For an IPA I need that malty back end to balance the hoppiness.  For a Stout I need that heavy mouthfeel.  For a Belgian I'm looking for a touch of that hotness from alcohol.

I just keep on finding the element I'm looking for in flavor is usually tied nearly directly to the alcohol content.

But congrats on the 20# loss.
 
2014-04-16 09:26:13 PM  

revrendjim: I switched to light and ultra for everyday beer for health reasons (carbs and calories). As a homebrewer this is a little embarrassing, but I've lost 20 pounds so STFU.


I can't do ultra.  I admit I'm not much of a beer drinker, but even I know that Bud Select 55 is beer-flavored water. I have a friend, however, who despite having multiple sources of good beer will still stock his cooler in the summer with Coors Light.
 
2014-04-16 09:26:45 PM  
*shrug* I drink Milwaukee's Best, because the ratio of (bad taste :: high alcohol content :: low price) comes out as #1.

Bud light is like 40% more expensive and contains less alcohol.  No thx.
 
2014-04-16 09:27:12 PM  

shtychkn: game of Thrones and walking dead would be canceled if they were on broadcast tv.


That's because Fox would move them to Friday night, where Joss Whedon projects go to die.
 
2014-04-16 09:28:31 PM  
Who gives a shiat. Drink what you enjoy. And, if you happen to to have a taste for crappy beer, all the better for me. It means there's less demand for the good stuff, and that drives the prices down.
 
2014-04-16 09:28:35 PM  
I'm not a huge fan of beer, but once in a while I will have one. Having said that, however, Bud Light Lime is swill.
 
2014-04-16 09:29:40 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: When it's 115 degrees here in the Vegas desert, I strongly encourage y'all to chug your Guinness Extra Stouts, and your Heineken Darks. Me? I'll stick to a light, refreshing beer...like Bud Light.


I transplantedcrom Portland to Vegas, and there are some decent beers here. When it was hot last june and july I mostly drank ashia or light body imports. But im in love with total wine, that store has everything an Oregon boy could want.
 
2014-04-16 09:31:15 PM  
That's the Colbert Bump.  Apparently it can be used for evil as well as entertainment.
 
2014-04-16 09:31:40 PM  

wee: Explain again why I should give a runny squirt what beer someone else wants to drink?


this
 
2014-04-16 09:32:06 PM  
Yeah, but if your (insert favorite obscure craft beer) starts outselling Budweiser, it will have become mainstream and you'll be forced to not like it anymore.
 
2014-04-16 09:32:13 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: When it's 115 degrees here in the Vegas desert, I strongly encourage y'all to chug your Guinness Extra Stouts, and your Heineken Darks. Me? I'll stick to a light, refreshing beer...like Bud Light.


As someone who drinks Coors when it gets above 85F, I can't really make a counter-argument here...

/ live in the Pacific NW, so it's really only a summer drink for me....
 
2014-04-16 09:33:03 PM  

badgerb: wee: Explain again why I should give a runny squirt what beer someone else wants to drink?

this


yeah, who cares.  It's cheap and you can get it anywhere, so people people buy it often.
 
2014-04-16 09:33:41 PM  
I think Michael Jackson said it best...
curezone.com gamedayr.com

But, If
You're Thinkin'
About My Baby
It Don't Matter If You're
Black Or White
 
2014-04-16 09:33:44 PM  
Its always sad when supposedly grown adult nerds carry on the same pathetic protest against popularity that they did in their youth.
 
2014-04-16 09:36:15 PM  
For beer snobbery in reverse, I will open with Budweiser Clamato Chelada with jalapeno; best emetic you can buy if there is no ipecac.

But to exercise my natural expertise in the matter---and to rub your noses in it of course---NO BEER is at its best from the bottle, at least it is a cheap imitation.  All beers must be on draught to be appreciated, preferably from an oaken keg with a wooden tap, and no contact between metal and the product, like they did in the old country.

Kloisterbrauerei Andechs forever, dude.

\\\ And funk Belgium, Bavaria lebt!
 
2014-04-16 09:37:57 PM  
All beer tastes like vomit to me, so I'm really not sure what you're all babbling about.
 
2014-04-16 09:39:24 PM  
Farkers be like...
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Sharp kneed women be like...
www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-04-16 09:39:48 PM  
What I find amusing is just how many people claim to know what piss tastes like.
 
2014-04-16 09:40:16 PM  
Fark, people! Why the fark does it matter what other people want to drink?!

Get over yourselves.
 
2014-04-16 09:40:19 PM  

FriarReb98: who despite having multiple sources of good beer will still stock his cooler in the summer with Coors Light.


^What this guy said. Only beer snobs who are so snobby they have no friends have issues knocking back some pisswasser from time to time with their buddies. ESPECIALLY if it's 1000 degrees outside.

However there's tons of drinkable craft/"craft" beer out there. New Belgium Shift lager immediately comes to mind, and Terrapin Recreation Ale if you're in Georgia.
 
2014-04-16 09:40:22 PM  
Bud Light pretty much cleaned the oil stains off my driveway.  That's about it.
 
2014-04-16 09:40:29 PM  
Drinking right now:
www.theperfectlyhappyman.com
 
2014-04-16 09:41:29 PM  

doglover: Sin_City_Superhero: WalMart became the biggest retailer by having stores that no one shops in.

Actually, WalMart became the biggest by having stores that nothing lasts from. Sure, everyone buys the $20 tool kit with 300 pieces. Holy shiat? Then six months years later, half of them are bent and broken. Rinse, repeat.


Most people who buy the $20 tool kit only use tools every once in a while. They get out the screwdriver, hammer, or wrench every once in a while. They use the pliers to open a tough ketchup bottle. They might need to fix a lawnmower some day, but more likely they're putting together pressed wood furniture, which is hardly a challenge for most tool sets.

So the people who buy that cheap tool kit don't use the tools often enough or hard enough to abuse them, therefore they don't get bent or broken until a few years after they bought them. They get a tool out once every 3 months, maybe.
 
2014-04-16 09:41:52 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Sin_City_Superhero: When it's 115 degrees here in the Vegas desert, I strongly encourage y'all to chug your Guinness Extra Stouts, and your Heineken Darks. Me? I'll stick to a light, refreshing beer...like Bud Light.

Or you could drink a Sam Summer.


You could, but why would you want to?
 
2014-04-16 09:44:17 PM  
"Light beer?! NOW THERE'S A CRIME!" -Dan Stark (Good Guys)
 
2014-04-16 09:44:18 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: When it's 115 degrees here in the Vegas desert, I strongly encourage y'all to chug your Guinness Extra Stouts, and your Heineken Darks. Me? I'll stick to a light, refreshing beer...like Bud Light.


If it's 115 degrees I'll stick with water thenkyewveddymuch
 
2014-04-16 09:45:18 PM  

MFAWG: king_nacho: if you want to spend less than $20 an drink a case a beer, you can't do that on %INSERT FAVORITE CRAFT BEER HERE%.

I don't understand why this surprises anybody. Craft beers are expensive, and very few make light bodied beers, and by the time they make it to the local grocery store they aren't really craft brews anymore.

Sometimes a 5 dollar 6 pack is the right tool for the job, and if you can't see that you're probably an asshole.


I think I just need to save this for a stock response anytime a beer thread is posted on fark. So much this.
 
2014-04-16 09:46:11 PM  
As much as I despite Budweiser and Coors products, I have to admit that, on a hot day at the pool, a Bud Light Lime actually tastes pretty darned good. Don't get me wrong, I love me some craft beer, and I go to local brewery tap rooms all the time, but a hot crowded pool is neither the time nor the place for a heavy trippel or even something like a brown ale. It's all about context. That and I don't really want to spend $80 on beer for an afternoon at the pool.
 
2014-04-16 09:47:22 PM  
shtychkn:

Also. Crap TV is more popular then good shows. game of Thrones and walking dead would be canceled if they were on broadcast tv.

Game of Thrones would never have gotten on broadcast TV with the boobies and rape and medium-core girl-on-girl action
 
2014-04-16 09:48:38 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: When it's 115 degrees here in the Vegas desert, I strongly encourage y'all to chug your Guinness Extra Stouts, and your Heineken Darks. Me? I'll stick to a light, refreshing beer...like Bud Light.


Last July I rode 350 miles on a motorcycle from Corpus to Orange, TX; 110+ in the hot sunlight, and that heat off the black asphalt highway made it a lot worse.

I stopped at a restaurant after 6 hours of riding, ordered a Mexican deluxe dinner "----and the coldest beer ya got!"

"We have this major brand light, that major brand light and the other major brand light," she replied. "which would you like?"

"Young lady," I told her,  'anyone who would drink light beer would probably put out the lights to make love, but I will forgive you.  Fetch anything, as long as it's cold!"

Well, the beer was fresh from the refrigerator, well colder than the 54 degrees Fahrenheit which is the prefect temperature, and the mug was fresh from the freezer which made it even colder.  But the tacos were excellent, the enchiladas were great, and after staring at hot asphalt all day long in Texas in July, ANYTHING would have tasted good.

But light beer really hit the spot that day, I grudgingly concede it has its uses.
 
2014-04-16 09:49:36 PM  
For Subby img.fark.net
 
2014-04-16 09:51:24 PM  

anuran: Sin_City_Superhero: When it's 115 degrees here in the Vegas desert, I strongly encourage y'all to chug your Guinness Extra Stouts, and your Heineken Darks. Me? I'll stick to a light, refreshing beer...like Bud Light.

If it's 115 degrees I'll stick with water thenkyewveddymuch


When you live in Vegas that means taking about half the year off from having beer while the sun shines.

NO FREAKING THANK YOU
 
2014-04-16 09:52:17 PM  
So wait, a beer can't be both imported and craft? Not cool, chart.
 
2014-04-16 09:53:14 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Sin_City_Superhero: When it's 115 degrees here in the Vegas desert, I strongly encourage y'all to chug your Guinness Extra Stouts, and your Heineken Darks. Me? I'll stick to a light, refreshing beer...like Bud Light.

Or you could drink a Sam Summer.


Or a Sam Golden Pilsner before they took it away forever 15 years ago. :(
 
2014-04-16 09:54:31 PM  
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2014-04-16 09:54:54 PM  
One of my favorite summer beers:

beerpulse.com
 
2014-04-16 09:55:31 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: When it's 115 degrees here in the Vegas desert, I strongly encourage y'all to chug your Guinness Extra Stouts, and your Heineken Darks. Me? I'll stick to a light, refreshing beer...like Bud Light.


This. I like a good craft beer, and my local purveyor stocks quite the selection of expensive six packs of beers that I've never heard of that I love to try, and do with pretty good frequency.

That said, if I want some beer  for an afternoon in the yard with the lawnmower, garden and BBQ, I'm stocking the patio cooler with those refreshing blue cans that cost $14 for an 18 pack at the same liquor store that sells all of those craft beers. Even the guy behind the counter that seems to have infinite knowledge of all things beer readily admits that Bud Light is the right tool for a day in the yard.
 
2014-04-16 09:55:54 PM  
If you're buyin', I'm drinkin'.

/whatever it is you're paying for.
 
2014-04-16 09:58:40 PM  
What the fark do you care what kind of beer other people drink?

I mostly drink Shiner Bock.  I doubt you call that a craft beer either.  I like it, so I don't really care what you think.

By nature, the term craft beer tends to mean "Some small time operation with hardly any sales and very high prices, only available locally".

Paying extra money for beer that isn't good enough to generate significant sales just so you can scream "I drink craft beer you've never heard of and that makes me better" is stupid.
 
2014-04-16 09:59:09 PM  

Likwit: doglover: "craft" is a synonym for overpriced. That said, Bud Light isn't really beer. In Japan they have two legal definitions for a fermented barley drink.

Beer is heavily taxed and contains at least 67% malt. It's taxed pretty good.

The other one is "happoshu" or "bubbling alcohol" and is less than 67% malt and not so heavily taxed. Many blends are less than 25% malt.


Bud Light, while the recipe is secret, must contain less malt than normal Budweiser which already has up to 30% rice. Even a 3% decrease in malt content would make it legally "not beer".

They're also so far behind the curve on craft beer that they're about to loose their foodie cred. Japanese beer is garbage.

I know that's not what you were getting at, but I needed to vent. Had a nomikai last night at a bar with no whiskey and I'm grumpy.


They have excellent beers but their beer culture is so backwards and their laws so messed up it is very hard to find them in Japan... Hitachino Nest and Echigo spring to mind as brewers of excellent beer, but I can find Hitachino more easily in America than I could in Japan. Echigo appeared in the supermarket and then disappeared again, leaving me annoyed. I can find it here in Hawaii, though. Too expensive by half, though.

Also had a very good local beer in Kyoto.

That said, by the end of my 3 month stay there I had given up and was drinking canned chuhai and happoshu (which at least admitted it wasn't beer and wasn't too bad yet was much cheaper).

Bud Light is basically happoshu, it's not that bad, just that it has no special quality in terms of taste. Boring and easy to drink.
 
2014-04-16 09:59:23 PM  
I always thought the craft beer nerds were like the guys who used to read Playboy articles. Yeah, there great articles but you are only fooling one person with that line.
I'll drink whatever, but having known too many micro brewers over the years, I'll take my chances with mass produced swill that has a quality control program.
 
2014-04-16 10:00:34 PM  
I get the need to drink mass produced light beer, as long as it's Miller Lite
 
2014-04-16 10:00:42 PM  

olddinosaur: For beer snobbery in reverse, I will open with Budweiser Clamato Chelada with jalapeno; best emetic you can buy if there is no ipecac.

But to exercise my natural expertise in the matter---and to rub your noses in it of course---NO BEER is at its best from the bottle, at least it is a cheap imitation.  All beers must be on draught to be appreciated, preferably from an oaken keg with a wooden tap, and no contact between metal and the product, like they did in the old country.

Kloisterbrauerei Andechs forever, dude.

\\\ And funk Belgium, Bavaria lebt!


This.
/andechs was lovely!
//don't clearly remember the walk back to the train station
///but belgians can be nice too
 
2014-04-16 10:04:14 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: king_nacho: if you want to spend less than $20 an drink a case a beer, you can't do that on %INSERT FAVORITE CRAFT BEER HERE%.

I don't understand why this surprises anybody. Craft beers are expensive, and very few make light bodied beers, and by the time they make it to the local grocery store they aren't really craft brews anymore.

There are still flavorful beers that aren't expensive.  A case of Yeungling usually isn't much more than Bug Light, and is a far better beer.  A case of Sam Adams usually isn't much more than that and is better still.

Sin_City_Superhero: When it's 115 degrees here in the Vegas desert, I strongly encourage y'all to chug your Guinness Extra Stouts, and your Heineken Darks. Me? I'll stick to a light, refreshing beer...like Bud Light.

Different styles are better for different climates, sure, and in the middle of the FL summer (which basically goes from mid-April through Mid-October) I don't really want to drink Guinness either.  However, there are nice affordable refreshing beers that actually have some flavor.  I'm partial to Sierra Nevada myself.


I don't care for Yeungling that much, it is too bitter for me, but it doesn't matter because it isn't available here. But then again, different people have different meanings for the word affordable. You can get bud light at about 60-75 cents a can, or about a $1 a bottle. If you are out at a restaurant, beers like Yeungling are typically considered premium, and are a couple bucks more a pint.

One of the other things, no matter where you are in the US, bud light, or Budweiser will taste exactly the same.
 
2014-04-16 10:06:19 PM  
Everything you know is wrong...
forum-s3.pinside.com

Art Wholeflaffer  Best damned nudist trailer park manager in the whole Southwest.
 
2014-04-16 10:11:53 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: When it's 115 degrees here in the Vegas desert, I strongly encourage y'all to chug your Guinness Extra Stouts, and your Heineken Darks. Me? I'll stick to a light, refreshing beer...like Bud Light.


This, all day long, my friend.
 
2014-04-16 10:12:58 PM  
I'm with those who say "meh" to this. It's not like bud sales are killing the craft brewers. Most of the brewers around here sell all they can make and iirc craft brewing is the only part of the beer market that's really growing.
 
2014-04-16 10:14:08 PM  

revrendjim: I switched to light and ultra for everyday beer for health reasons (carbs and calories). As a homebrewer this is a little embarrassing, but I've lost 20 pounds so STFU.


I really need to make that switch, just for the week days.
When I started brewing at home, I gained about 20lbs +\- g'damn calories.

Congrats!
 
2014-04-16 10:15:08 PM  
I weep for this nation.

/weeping
 
2014-04-16 10:15:49 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: When it's 115 degrees here in the Vegas desert, I strongly encourage y'all to chug your Guinness Extra Stouts, and your Heineken Darks. Me? I'll stick to a light, refreshing beer...like Bud Light.


You listed two different styles of beer neither of which people normally would go for when its 115 degrees out. Furthermore there are plenty of beers that are great to sip on in high heat but that  is not  to say  that chugging the water that you call beer is a bad thing either.
 
2014-04-16 10:16:34 PM  

revrendjim: I switched to light and ultra for everyday beer for health reasons (carbs and calories). As a homebrewer this is a little embarrassing, but I've lost 20 pounds so STFU.


Same here, except I'm brewing my own.  Making light beer is hard.  People can mock it all they want, but as a brewer, I've got nothing but respect for Bud and Miller.  I haven't lost any, but I've at least stopped gaining weight.
 
2014-04-16 10:17:56 PM  

doglover: "craft" is a synonym for overpriced. That said, Bud Light isn't really beer. In Japan they have two legal definitions for a fermented barley drink.

Beer is heavily taxed and contains at least 67% malt. It's taxed pretty good.

The other one is "happoshu" or "bubbling alcohol" and is less than 67% malt and not so heavily taxed. Many blends are less than 25% malt.


Bud Light, while the recipe is secret, must contain less malt than normal Budweiser which already has up to 30% rice. Even a 3% decrease in malt content would make it legally "not beer".


Malt isn't a type of grain, it is a process performed on the grain. barley, wheat, rice, corn and other grains can be malted. That 30% rice is malted.
 
2014-04-16 10:20:17 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: 1 in 5 beers sold in America is a Bud Light

Well then it MUST suck. That's the only reason it sells so well, right. Kinda like how McDonalds managed to sell billions of burgers by making crap that nobody could possibly find appealing. Or how WalMart became the biggest retailer by having stores that no one shops in.


Brand loyalty, convenience and price.
 
2014-04-16 10:22:02 PM  
Its cheap and in 40oz bottles and down the street, sometimes I buy miller lite.  It takes a drive to get to the growler store.  And that is only useful if I have $35 or more for a half gallon of the good stuff.
 
2014-04-16 10:22:04 PM  

doglover: In Japan


Oh, for the love of god, STFU. Nobody cares.
 
2014-04-16 10:24:50 PM  
I'm a huge IPA fan, I am preferential to Lagunitas Maximus, most of the time I usually end up getting Sierra Nevada torpedo. That being said I think I act a lot, and when I'm out on the river there's pretty much no other beer that I would want except for a Bud Light with lime, it's actually refreshing, it satisfies your need to drink a beer without getting you all sweaty and sluggish. Make fun of it all you want, it's actually pretty damn good.
 
2014-04-16 10:25:41 PM  
bier ist gut

if anyone ever gets around Omaha try that Lucky Bucket pre-prohibition beer. It tastes like how budweiser is supposed to.
 
2014-04-16 10:26:01 PM  

NewWorldDan: revrendjim: I switched to light and ultra for everyday beer for health reasons (carbs and calories). As a homebrewer this is a little embarrassing, but I've lost 20 pounds so STFU.

Same here, except I'm brewing my own.  Making light beer is hard.  People can mock it all they want, but as a brewer, I've got nothing but respect for Bud and Miller.  I haven't lost any, but I've at least stopped gaining weight.


Amen. I tried brewing something light and it was just awful. Now I give my money to AB/Miller-Coors, and brew something nice for special occasions.
 
2014-04-16 10:26:12 PM  

DoctorCal: doglover: In Japan

Oh, for the love of god, STFU. Nobody cares.


WTF dude?
 
2014-04-16 10:29:15 PM  

grumpfuff: One of my favorite summer beers:

[beerpulse.com image 575x423]


Hear Hear
 
2014-04-16 10:29:55 PM  

king_nacho: TuteTibiImperes: king_nacho: if you want to spend less than $20 an drink a case a beer, you can't do that on %INSERT FAVORITE CRAFT BEER HERE%.

I don't understand why this surprises anybody. Craft beers are expensive, and very few make light bodied beers, and by the time they make it to the local grocery store they aren't really craft brews anymore.

There are still flavorful beers that aren't expensive.  A case of Yeungling usually isn't much more than Bug Light, and is a far better beer.  A case of Sam Adams usually isn't much more than that and is better still.

Sin_City_Superhero: When it's 115 degrees here in the Vegas desert, I strongly encourage y'all to chug your Guinness Extra Stouts, and your Heineken Darks. Me? I'll stick to a light, refreshing beer...like Bud Light.

Different styles are better for different climates, sure, and in the middle of the FL summer (which basically goes from mid-April through Mid-October) I don't really want to drink Guinness either.  However, there are nice affordable refreshing beers that actually have some flavor.  I'm partial to Sierra Nevada myself.

I don't care for Yeungling that much, it is too bitter for me, but it doesn't matter because it isn't available here. But then again, different people have different meanings for the word affordable. You can get bud light at about 60-75 cents a can, or about a $1 a bottle. If you are out at a restaurant, beers like Yeungling are typically considered premium, and are a couple bucks more a pint.

One of the other things, no matter where you are in the US, bud light, or Budweiser will taste exactly the same.


True enough, everyone has their own tastes, and prices can vary by region.  Yeungling is cheap and common in the Mid-Atlantic area.  'Yeungs and Wings' nights with $1 Yeungling drafts and 25 cent wings were pretty common in a lot of the bars in my town.  Since they've opened up a brewery in FL it's not uncommon to see 12 packs of Yeungling bottles on sale for $7-$9.

Some of the craft breweries are really starting to stretch the limits when it comes to pricing though.  I like to try new beers, and Total Wine & More always has a nice selection, but wow, some breweries are pretty damn proud of their product by what they're asking for it.  I've seen more and more 750ml bottles going for close to $20/per lately.  At those prices it's hard to justify picking a few up just to try.
 
2014-04-16 10:31:54 PM  
I have had many days where any beer was a good beer, as long as it has not gone sour, it is good.
I think there are lots of people here who agree with me.
Same goes for wine, even more so.  Even cheap wine can be very good.
 
2014-04-16 10:32:10 PM  
Nobody in the US has any Idea about Beer, The history and the how and whys.

so now go suck on a "duck" and flap out,
 
2014-04-16 10:32:13 PM  

whistleridge: Actually, soft drinks sell more than beer and bottled water combined


160 gallons of soft drinks per person a year? That's almost half a gallon a day. Holy shiat.
 
2014-04-16 10:36:26 PM  
Here's why I scoff at Bud Light: it simply tastes terrible, and there are so many other options out there.

It's like eating Hershey's chocolate.
 
2014-04-16 10:36:50 PM  

grokca: Bud Lite Lime, best advertising campaign ever.
1.Take a crappy beer
2. put some artificial lime flavour in it.
3. higher profits.


Hey now, Bud Light Lime, A.K.A. Bud Light with a shot of Gay, is made with 100% Natural Lime Flavor (whatever the fark that means).
 
2014-04-16 10:37:06 PM  

DoctorCal: DoctorCal: doglover: In Japan

Oh, for the love of god, STFU. Nobody cares.

WTF dude?


Ok ok, sorry, doglover.

But I give you this:


Anyone who drinks microbrewery beer also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac
 
2014-04-16 10:38:04 PM  

revrendjim: I switched to light and ultra for everyday beer for health reasons (carbs and calories). As a homebrewer this is a little embarrassing, but I've lost 20 pounds so STFU.


Unfortunately for me, I favor the dark fruit flavors common to Belgian brews.  In an effort to try and lose weight, I'm limiting myself to half servings.  Kudos to you on your weight loss.
 
2014-04-16 10:38:08 PM  

DoctorCal: doglover: In Japan

Oh, for the love of god, STFU. Nobody cares.


DoctorCal: DoctorCal: doglover: In Japan

Oh, for the love of god, STFU. Nobody cares.

WTF dude?


DoctorCal: DoctorCal: DoctorCal: doglover: In Japan

Oh, for the love of god, STFU. Nobody cares.

WTF dude?

Ok ok, sorry, doglover.

But I give you this:


Anyone who drinks microbrewery beer also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac


Helps if you remember to log into the right account.
 
2014-04-16 10:43:53 PM  

whatshisname: whistleridge: Actually, soft drinks sell more than beer and bottled water combined

160 gallons of soft drinks per person a year? That's almost half a gallon a day. Holy shiat.


And people wonder why Americans are fat...
 
2014-04-16 10:45:12 PM  

Cheeseface: FriarReb98: who despite having multiple sources of good beer will still stock his cooler in the summer with Coors Light.

^What this guy said. Only beer snobs who are so snobby they have no friends have issues knocking back some pisswasser from time to time with their buddies. ESPECIALLY if it's 1000 degrees outside.

However there's tons of drinkable craft/"craft" beer out there. New Belgium Shift lager immediately comes to mind, and Terrapin Recreation Ale if you're in Georgia.


I'd rather have a Leinenkugel Summer Shandy or a Bell's Oberon if it's hot out, though I do admit that when I was in Austin and it was 104 with 80% humidity (winds off the gulf) a cold Bud or a Corona wasn't bad.
 
2014-04-16 10:45:42 PM  

whistleridge: whatshisname: whistleridge: Actually, soft drinks sell more than beer and bottled water combined

160 gallons of soft drinks per person a year? That's almost half a gallon a day. Holy shiat.

And people wonder why Americans are fat...


What's really scary is I know quite a few people who drink little to no soda, so that implies there are people out there drinking a gallon+ every day.
 
2014-04-16 10:46:14 PM  

Dahnkster: I think Michael Jackson said it best...
[curezone.com image 400x357] [gamedayr.com image 640x640]

But, If
You're Thinkin'
About My Baby
It Don't Matter If You're
Black Or White


How is that NOT Philadelphia?
 
2014-04-16 10:46:23 PM  
Oh lawd another keystone cop.
 
2014-04-16 10:47:23 PM  

grumpfuff: Helps if you remember to log into the right account.


Troll Busted!
 
2014-04-16 10:50:46 PM  
I've got one too many of you people marked in Royal Purple with the note "Sneer Bob". Must've been a drunk night in Hell when you got tagged.
 
2014-04-16 10:51:01 PM  

DoctorCal: Oh lawd another keystone cop.


If you don't want to be called out for arguing with yourself, maybe next time you should remember to log in to the right account.
 
2014-04-16 10:52:19 PM  

Alonjar: *shrug* I drink Milwaukee's Best, because the ratio of (bad taste :: high alcohol content :: low price) comes out as #1.

Bud light is like 40% more expensive and contains less alcohol.  No thx.


Incorrect steel reserve
 
2014-04-16 10:56:03 PM  

Sbdolan: Alonjar: *shrug* I drink Milwaukee's Best, because the ratio of (bad taste :: high alcohol content :: low price) comes out as #1.

Bud light is like 40% more expensive and contains less alcohol.  No thx.

Incorrect steel reserve


In Oklahoma Bud Light Lime has less than 3% alcohol.
 
2014-04-16 10:57:29 PM  
For cheap beer, I prefer Natural Light or Michelob Ultra. Mind you, I've had neither of those in probably over a decade, so I can't even confirm if I can handle them anymore. Next step up for me is Newcastle. I still, from time to time, partake.  Otherwise, I'm actually quite happy with the local and semi-local beer selections.

My taste(s) in beer, and alcohol in general, go through phases. Currently I'm in my "light as in taste and color" beer phase. I've been hitting up the Natty Green's Wildflower and Carolina Blonde Strawberry Cream very heavily. Both are wonderful, flavorful, light beers. Wildflower's got a nice chamomile tone, the Carolina Blonde has nice acidic, and not sweet at all, natural strawberry flavor.
 
2014-04-16 10:57:32 PM  

robodog: Cheeseface: FriarReb98: who despite having multiple sources of good beer will still stock his cooler in the summer with Coors Light.

^What this guy said. Only beer snobs who are so snobby they have no friends have issues knocking back some pisswasser from time to time with their buddies. ESPECIALLY if it's 1000 degrees outside.

However there's tons of drinkable craft/"craft" beer out there. New Belgium Shift lager immediately comes to mind, and Terrapin Recreation Ale if you're in Georgia.

I'd rather have a Leinenkugel Summer Shandy or a Bell's Oberon if it's hot out, though I do admit that when I was in Austin and it was 104 with 80% humidity (winds off the gulf) a cold Bud or a Corona wasn't bad.


When it gets hot out I go for the lighter beer, a Grain Belt Premium around here.
 
2014-04-16 10:57:34 PM  

Nix Nightbird: All beer tastes like vomit to me, so I'm really not sure what you're all babbling about.


I don't care for beer, either. Too bitter. But other people like it, and more power to them. Me, I'll stick to cider. Or wine. (Riesling, Gewurz, Moscato... Nothing expensive, but no Barefoot.)

/Someday, I'll treat myself to ice wine
//Not that I drink much
///Still haven't finished off that Angry Orchard
 
2014-04-16 11:01:36 PM  

Sbdolan: Alonjar: *shrug* I drink Milwaukee's Best, because the ratio of (bad taste :: high alcohol content :: low price) comes out as #1.

Bud light is like 40% more expensive and contains less alcohol.  No thx.

Incorrect steel reserve




In my area, it's actually cheaper per volume of alcohol than Steel Reserve. Yes, I did the math :). I actually used to buy Steel Reserve from a particular gas station, because it was the most cost efficient, but they raised their prices and Milwaukees became cheaper.
 
2014-04-16 11:04:28 PM  

Alonjar: Sbdolan: Alonjar: *shrug* I drink Milwaukee's Best, because the ratio of (bad taste :: high alcohol content :: low price) comes out as #1.

Bud light is like 40% more expensive and contains less alcohol.  No thx.

Incorrect steel reserve



In my area, it's actually cheaper per volume of alcohol than Steel Reserve. Yes, I did the math :). I actually used to buy Steel Reserve from a particular gas station, because it was the most cost efficient, but they raised their prices and Milwaukees became cheaper.


Damn I can get 6 24 ounce steelies at 8 percent for 2.99 here.
 
2014-04-16 11:05:24 PM  

enry: king_nacho: if you want to spend less than $20 an drink a case a beer, you can't do that on %INSERT FAVORITE CRAFT BEER HERE%.

I don't understand why this surprises anybody. Craft beers are expensive, and very few make light bodied beers, and by the time they make it to the local grocery store they aren't really craft brews anymore.

Jeezus, just buy a bottle of cheap vodak and be done with it if you want a buzz.

I'm stuck with one drink a day so I don't waste it on stuff that keeps canoes afloat.


Speaking of canoes... Bud Light is like sex in a canoe.
 
2014-04-16 11:09:58 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: I've seen more and more 750ml bottles going for close to $20/per lately.


where the hell are you shopping where a) beer is sold in 750 ml bottles, and b) at a cost of 20 bucks?

I ask because in my experience over the last decade of drinking craft beers, they are overwhelmingly sold either in four/six packs from $6-$12 or 650ml bomber bottles between $2 and $12, with the high end being reserved for trippels, barleywines, and imperial stouts. The Trader Joes near me sells bombers of their own label craft IPA, double IPA, and chocolate stout for $1.99.
 
2014-04-16 11:10:00 PM  
I am not reading all the comments to this, but someone must have mentioned by now, that almost by definition any mainstream (non-craft?) beer would outsell a craft beer, if not, then the craft beer probably wouldn't be craft anymore than say Blue Moon.
 
2014-04-16 11:14:58 PM  
Who cares what the bestselling beers are? The side effect of having hundreds or thousands of different craft brews to try is that none of them are going to have massive sales, so comparing them to mass-produced light beers is beyond pointless.
 
2014-04-16 11:19:23 PM  

DoctorCal: DoctorCal: doglover: In Japan

Oh, for the love of god, STFU. Nobody cares.

WTF dude?


Huh, so did you really just forget to use your alt?
 
2014-04-16 11:19:24 PM  

gnarlywizzard: TuteTibiImperes: I've seen more and more 750ml bottles going for close to $20/per lately.

where the hell are you shopping where a) beer is sold in 750 ml bottles, and b) at a cost of 20 bucks?

I ask because in my experience over the last decade of drinking craft beers, they are overwhelmingly sold either in four/six packs from $6-$12 or 650ml bomber bottles between $2 and $12, with the high end being reserved for trippels, barleywines, and imperial stouts. The Trader Joes near me sells bombers of their own label craft IPA, double IPA, and chocolate stout for $1.99.


Many beers are available in 750ml bottles (Sam Adams barrel room collection, many of the ommegang limited editions including their Game of Thrones line, Brooklyn Brewery's big bottle line, etc), but generally those are only $8-12 at retail, I would assume $20 is at a bar or it's a specialty shop bringing in things from out of market.
 
2014-04-16 11:19:56 PM  

grumpfuff: DoctorCal: doglover: In Japan

Oh, for the love of god, STFU. Nobody cares.

DoctorCal: DoctorCal: doglover: In Japan

Oh, for the love of god, STFU. Nobody cares.

WTF dude?

DoctorCal: DoctorCal: DoctorCal: doglover: In Japan

Oh, for the love of god, STFU. Nobody cares.

WTF dude?

Ok ok, sorry, doglover.

But I give you this:


Anyone who drinks microbrewery beer also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac

Helps if you remember to log into the right account.


Whoops....I knew doglover had to be strictly a troll.  No one could possibly come across as such a douche or flat out wrong on every single topic.  And now we know his alt.
 
2014-04-16 11:20:55 PM  

robodog: gnarlywizzard: TuteTibiImperes: I've seen more and more 750ml bottles going for close to $20/per lately.

where the hell are you shopping where a) beer is sold in 750 ml bottles, and b) at a cost of 20 bucks?

I ask because in my experience over the last decade of drinking craft beers, they are overwhelmingly sold either in four/six packs from $6-$12 or 650ml bomber bottles between $2 and $12, with the high end being reserved for trippels, barleywines, and imperial stouts. The Trader Joes near me sells bombers of their own label craft IPA, double IPA, and chocolate stout for $1.99.

Many beers are available in 750ml bottles (Sam Adams barrel room collection, many of the ommegang limited editions including their Game of Thrones line, Brooklyn Brewery's big bottle line, etc), but generally those are only $8-12 at retail, I would assume $20 is at a bar or it's a specialty shop bringing in things from out of market.


the further you get from the brewery the higher the price.
 
2014-04-16 11:21:26 PM  

star_topology: enry: king_nacho: if you want to spend less than $20 an drink a case a beer, you can't do that on %INSERT FAVORITE CRAFT BEER HERE%.

I don't understand why this surprises anybody. Craft beers are expensive, and very few make light bodied beers, and by the time they make it to the local grocery store they aren't really craft brews anymore.

Jeezus, just buy a bottle of cheap vodak and be done with it if you want a buzz.

I'm stuck with one drink a day so I don't waste it on stuff that keeps canoes afloat.

Speaking of canoes... Bud Light is like sex in a canoe.


[thatsthejoke.jpg]
 
2014-04-16 11:21:29 PM  
s2.quickmeme.com
 
2014-04-16 11:23:47 PM  

NightOwl2255: Sbdolan: Alonjar: *shrug* I drink Milwaukee's Best, because the ratio of (bad taste :: high alcohol content :: low price) comes out as #1.

Bud light is like 40% more expensive and contains less alcohol.  No thx.

Incorrect steel reserve

In Oklahoma Bud Light Lime has less than 3% alcohol.


And 6% PBR is only $16 for a thirty pack.  Bottle of lime juice is $2.
 
2014-04-16 11:23:54 PM  
Fark beer threads. It's difficult to find such a highly concentrated combination of smug douchenozzles. The dude who said "Sometimes a 5 dollar 6 pack is the right tool for the job, and if you can't see that you're probably an asshole"has provided us with the Holy Grail of responses to these threads. Bravo!
 
2014-04-16 11:25:24 PM  

CADMonkey79: grumpfuff: DoctorCal: doglover: In Japan

Oh, for the love of god, STFU. Nobody cares.

DoctorCal: DoctorCal: doglover: In Japan

Oh, for the love of god, STFU. Nobody cares.

WTF dude?

DoctorCal: DoctorCal: DoctorCal: doglover: In Japan

Oh, for the love of god, STFU. Nobody cares.

WTF dude?

Ok ok, sorry, doglover.

But I give you this:


Anyone who drinks microbrewery beer also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac

Helps if you remember to log into the right account.

Whoops....I knew doglover had to be strictly a troll.  No one could possibly come across as such a douche or flat out wrong on every single topic.  And now we know his alt.


Oh god. Don't drag doglover into it. I was just preempting the (deserved) abuse I might get for posting such a dickish comment to him.

The obvious is never obvious on fark.
 
2014-04-16 11:26:43 PM  
Awww....looks like Doglover went back under his bridge.  Probably going to cry himself to sleep.
 
2014-04-16 11:26:49 PM  

Prey4reign: OMG, stop the presses!  Rick Romero reports that Bud Lite Panther Piss outsells obscure overpriced craft beer.


Written like a guy with no farking clue how thin the margins are on the average craft brewery.

Nothing like a craft beer thread to bring out the Joe Sixpack dumb bunnies.
 
2014-04-16 11:29:18 PM  
Sure that makes sense.

Eyeroll.
 
2014-04-16 11:29:30 PM  

doglover: "craft" is a synonym for overpriced.


Here's an idea. Go visit a local craft brewer and find out how much (little) he makes a year. Probably around $50K. Then ask him how much capital investment it took to start his brewery. Probably close to a million.

Then come to Fark and post your expertise about beer pricing, Sparky.
 
2014-04-16 11:30:55 PM  
I dont drink bud light (or much beer at all really), but cheap watery beers can be good to cook with. They are also good at killing insects and slugs and stuff like that. I would rather drink a light beer on a super hot day than a dark one, but would rather drink water than beer anyways.
 
2014-04-16 11:31:10 PM  

Norad: Fark beer threads. It's difficult to find such a highly concentrated combination of smug douchenozzles. The dude who said "Sometimes a 5 dollar 6 pack is the right tool for the job, and if you can't see that you're probably an asshole"has provided us with the Holy Grail of responses to these threads. Bravo!


Seconded.
 
2014-04-16 11:44:07 PM  

gnarlywizzard: TuteTibiImperes: I've seen more and more 750ml bottles going for close to $20/per lately.

where the hell are you shopping where a) beer is sold in 750 ml bottles, and b) at a cost of 20 bucks?

I ask because in my experience over the last decade of drinking craft beers, they are overwhelmingly sold either in four/six packs from $6-$12 or 650ml bomber bottles between $2 and $12, with the high end being reserved for trippels, barleywines, and imperial stouts. The Trader Joes near me sells bombers of their own label craft IPA, double IPA, and chocolate stout for $1.99.


Some may be 650ml, I assumed they were 750ml due to being similar in size to liquor bottles of that capacity.

I just bought a 1 pt 9.4 ounce (which does apparently equal to 750ml thereabouts) of Sierra Nevada/Russian River Brux last week for $16.  I was thinking about picking up a LambickX, but the same size was $22-$25 depending on the year.  There were a lot of beers in the seasonal/special-release section of Total Wine that were between $15-$20 for similar sized bottles.  Some were imported Belgians, but others were by US breweries like DFH, Goose Island, Rogue, Cigar City, etc.

There were a lot more in the $10-$15 category as well.

I get releasing larger bottles of special brews to share, but I'd appreciate it if more breweries would release them in the standard 12 ounce bottles for a lower price so that I could sample more of them for a lower cost.
 
2014-04-16 11:49:17 PM  

king_nacho: DoctorCal: DoctorCal: doglover: In Japan

Oh, for the love of god, STFU. Nobody cares.

WTF dude?

Huh, so did you really just forget to use your alt?


( O.o)
 
2014-04-16 11:55:10 PM  

StanTheMan: doglover: "craft" is a synonym for overpriced.

Here's an idea. Go visit a local craft brewer and find out how much (little) he makes a year. Probably around $50K. Then ask him how much capital investment it took to start his brewery. Probably close to a million.

Then come to Fark and post your expertise about beer pricing, Sparky.


Here's my experience: 50% of employees don't make $50,000 a year. Those that make more tend not to drink more beer than those that make less. If you're doing it for the money, do like my local microbrew and sell it for LESS than the mass produced stuff out of a tap in your own basement. That strategy has let them frachise locally without going a million into the red to flog bottles of IPA.
 
2014-04-16 11:58:39 PM  

In other news, Hyundai kicks Lamborghini's ass in terms of sales volume! WHOOOOO!

Sure, there's a huge gap in terms of price and quality, but as we're only looking at volume of sales, shiatty, available, and cheap beats awesome, rare, and expensive as hell every day.
 
2014-04-17 12:08:05 AM  
Makes total sense to me.

The USA is a dumbed-down, peer-pressure driven society of total ignorance. I mean, fark, it voted for farking Reagan. And both Bushes.

We're still suffering through the derp even in the supposedly modern enlightened age.

People are stupid, conservative, selfish and short-sighted in this country.

Farking deal with it.
 
2014-04-17 12:17:19 AM  

whidbey: Makes total sense to me.

The USA is a dumbed-down, peer-pressure driven society of total ignorance. I mean, fark, it voted for farking Reagan. And both Bushes.

We're still suffering through the derp even in the supposedly modern enlightened age.

People are stupid, conservative, selfish and short-sighted in this country.

Farking deal with it.


Wow. good job politicizing a beer thread.
 
2014-04-17 12:18:27 AM  

whidbey: Makes total sense to me.

The USA is a dumbed-down, peer-pressure driven society of total ignorance. I mean, fark, it voted for farking Reagan. And both Bushes.

We're still suffering through the derp even in the supposedly modern enlightened age.

People are stupid, conservative, selfish and short-sighted in this country.

Farking deal with it.


Politicizing a beer thread....farking amazing.  You should can that quote so you can troll every thread with The United States in headline.

In other words, nice work 9/10.
 
2014-04-17 12:21:49 AM  
At least America has the most craft breweries in the world.  Dunno why its always the target for bad beer when top selling beers around the world:

Canada - Labatt Blue (piss), Coors Light (piss)
Mexico - Corona (even more piss-like)
Netherlands - Heineken  (skunk flavored piss)
England - Carling (piss), Fosters (Australian for piss)
Belgium - Jupiler (piss), Stella (piss)
Czech - Gambrinus (piss), Urquell  (piss)
Australia - VB (piss)
Denmark - Carlsberg (piss)
and so on..

piss flavored lightweight lagers are 90% of sales for every country in the world.
 
2014-04-17 12:27:12 AM  
So if we don't enjoy whatever swill Subby drinks then we must be some sort of low-life.

Maybe when U.S. microbrewers mature enough, shave off those goatees, and start making a variety of products other than ale, or lagers, helles, and pilsners that taste exactly like ale, then some of us might listen.

It's simply too farking warm in summer to be sitting outside and have a mouthful of heavy beer for some folks.

And God forbid someone actually just wants to get drunk. The cretins! HOW DARE THEY INGEST TOXIN FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING INTOXICATED. What the actual fark?

Does Subby think behind his nose, or is it too far in the clouds?
 
2014-04-17 12:27:41 AM  

randomarrangement: Wow. good job politicizing a beer thread.


CADMonkey79: Politicizing a beer thread....farking amazing.


This is Fark. Any thread is subject to being politicized by either side at any moment.
 
2014-04-17 12:27:48 AM  

randomarrangement: whidbey: Makes total sense to me.

The USA is a dumbed-down, peer-pressure driven society of total ignorance. I mean, fark, it voted for farking Reagan. And both Bushes.

We're still suffering through the derp even in the supposedly modern enlightened age.

People are stupid, conservative, selfish and short-sighted in this country.

Farking deal with it.

Wow. good job politicizing a beer thread.


Wow good job ignoring the truth and attempting to marginalize anyone who brings it up. Hope you don't have stock in Budweiser, buddy.
 
2014-04-17 12:28:49 AM  

CADMonkey79: Politicizing a beer thread....farking amazing.


Oh shut up.

Seriously.

Help help I'm being OPPRESSED by people who call out the stupid shiat I buy into. .
 
2014-04-17 12:34:51 AM  

whidbey: CADMonkey79: Politicizing a beer thread....farking amazing.

Oh shut up.

Seriously.

Help help I'm being OPPRESSED by people who call out the stupid shiat I buy into. .


That might be the dumbest thing I have ever seen typed out.

Nice consistent followup 9/10.
 
2014-04-17 12:42:43 AM  

Meesterjojo: So if we don't enjoy whatever swill Subby drinks then we must be some sort of low-life.

Maybe when U.S. microbrewers mature enough, shave off those goatees, and start making a variety of products other than ale, or lagers, helles, and pilsners that taste exactly like ale, then some of us might listen.

It's simply too farking warm in summer to be sitting outside and have a mouthful of heavy beer for some folks.

And God forbid someone actually just wants to get drunk. The cretins! HOW DARE THEY INGEST TOXIN FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING INTOXICATED. What the actual fark?

Does Subby think behind his nose, or is it too far in the clouds?


Uh, all beer is either a lager or an ale...
 
2014-04-17 12:49:02 AM  
Gues what?  Your favorite over hopped bullshiat is going to collapse very soon.

Solid Ales, Stouts and Porters aren't going anywhere.   Overhopped bullshiat is way past it's expiration date.  Good riddance, too.
 
2014-04-17 01:11:19 AM  
Bud Light /= beer
 
2014-04-17 01:14:23 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Drinking right now:
[www.theperfectlyhappyman.com image 800x600]


Excellent choice, my friend.
 
2014-04-17 01:26:03 AM  

whidbey: randomarrangement: whidbey: Makes total sense to me.

The USA is a dumbed-down, peer-pressure driven society of total ignorance. I mean, fark, it voted for farking Reagan. And both Bushes.

We're still suffering through the derp even in the supposedly modern enlightened age.

People are stupid, conservative, selfish and short-sighted in this country.

Farking deal with it.

Wow. good job politicizing a beer thread.

Wow good job ignoring the truth and attempting to marginalize anyone who brings it up. Hope you don't have stock in Budweiser, buddy.


You, sir, have a towering intellect.
 
2014-04-17 01:28:04 AM  
CSB (it's really lame):

A friend of mine went to the USA and was drinking some beer with friends. He drank Bud Light because he had to stay relatively sober.

His friend remarks: "Watching your figure mate?"
He replied: "No, just watching how much I drink."
Friend replies: "They're the same strength!"

Now he has the impression that Americans think the "light" part of light beer refers to the carbs, not the alcohol concentration.

I told him that the guy he was talking to was just an imbecile - but has anyone else run into this misconception? That "light beer" is like "light sour cream" sort of thing?
 
2014-04-17 01:30:17 AM  

revrendjim: I switched to light and ultra for everyday beer for health reasons (carbs and calories). As a homebrewer this is a little embarrassing, but I've lost 20 pounds so STFU.


I didn't know dignity weighed that much...
 
2014-04-17 01:38:14 AM  

grumpfuff: DoctorCal: doglover: In Japan

Oh, for the love of god, STFU. Nobody cares.

DoctorCal: DoctorCal: doglover: In Japan

Oh, for the love of god, STFU. Nobody cares.

WTF dude?

DoctorCal: DoctorCal: DoctorCal: doglover: In Japan

Oh, for the love of god, STFU. Nobody cares.

WTF dude?

Ok ok, sorry, doglover.

But I give you this:


Anyone who drinks microbrewery beer also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac

Helps if you remember to log into the right account.


THIS.  Had me confused for about 2 seconds then "oh.....someone forgot how to argue with themselves properly."
 
2014-04-17 01:55:11 AM  

wee: Explain again why I should give a runny squirt what beer someone else wants to drink?


Because if everyone drinks beer A and you like beer B guess what, you aren't going to be able to purchase beer B for very long.
 
2014-04-17 02:04:29 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: When it's 115 degrees here in the Vegas desert, I strongly encourage y'all to chug your Guinness Extra Stouts, and your Heineken Darks. Me? I'll stick to a light, refreshing beer...like Bud Light.


I'll see your crap lite and raise you a Shiner Premium. Oh hell, I'll even throw in good ol' Bock as well. Shiner is just a good ol' drink'n beer, even the crafty stuff they put out every so often.
 
2014-04-17 02:08:48 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: There are still flavorful beers that aren't expensive. A case of Yeungling usually isn't much more than Bug Light, and is a far better beer. A case of Sam Adams usually isn't much more than that and is better still.


Around where I live a case of Bud Light cost $15-$18 depending on where you get it. A twelve of Sam Adams or Yeungling cost $15.

But anyway the fancy premium and craft beers are for payday. The Buds, Millers and Coors of the world are for everyday that isn't payday and when you are supplying a large get together.
 
2014-04-17 02:54:27 AM  
i usually just buy me some four lokos ... as an avid beer drinker barley wines are expensive and cheap vodaks are a little to much for every night .... everclear and OJ are the most cost efficient ... however its not the best when trying to drink at work ... I haqve said to much its time for bed.
 
2014-04-17 02:54:39 AM  
i usually just buy me some four lokos ... as an avid beer drinker barley wines are expensive and cheap vodaks are a little to much for every night .... everclear and OJ are the most cost efficient ... however its not the best when trying to drink at work ... I have said to much its time for bed.
 
2014-04-17 02:59:24 AM  
hey you farking morans..the beer is just to get you drunk...nothing more...sometimes that is all you want.
 
2014-04-17 04:16:20 AM  

Pokey.Clyde: What I find amusing is just how many people claim to know what piss tastes like.


I don't know what it tastes like either, but it's gotta be better than Budweiser.
 
2014-04-17 04:17:11 AM  
Trappist beers.  The end.
 
2014-04-17 05:44:07 AM  

Cranky McOldfart: revrendjim: I switched to light and ultra for everyday beer for health reasons (carbs and calories). As a homebrewer this is a little embarrassing, but I've lost 20 pounds so STFU.

I didn't know dignity weighed that much...


The hilarious part is that none of them realize that the primary caloric contributor to beer is ... alcohol. Malt profile plays a much smaller role, that's why a 12oz Guinness (4.2%) only has about 15 more calories than the most common Bud Light (also 4.2%). Lesson: if you actually want to cut back on your calories stop drinking beer you nitwits. Or go for a walk, fark. But downgrading to pisswater in the name of is pretty farking stupid no matter how you cut it.
 
2014-04-17 06:35:47 AM  
Craft beers have lots of calories. I drink and enjoy a few on the weekends, but Bud Select and straight Bushmills maintain both my functional alcoholism and svelte figure.
 
2014-04-17 06:37:55 AM  

bruce4bruce: i usually just buy me some four lokos ... as an avid beer drinker barley wines are expensive and cheap vodaks are a little to much for every night .... everclear and OJ are the most cost efficient ... however its not the best when trying to drink at work ... I haqve said to much its time for bed.

bruce4bruce: i usually just buy me some four lokos ... as an avid beer drinker barley wines are expensive and cheap vodaks are a little to much for every night .... everclear and OJ are the most cost efficient ... however its not the best when trying to drink at work ... I have said to much its time for bed.


You're goddamn right!
 
2014-04-17 06:58:35 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Its always sad when supposedly grown adult nerds carry on the same pathetic protest against popularity that they did in their youth.


For some people, it's all they have. Beer snobs are like music snobs in that they both get boring really quick.

There are time I want a well built stout or porter and there are times I just want to beat the heat with a coors light. Fark off already.
 
2014-04-17 07:00:07 AM  
everything that could be called a craft beer

That's because people call EVERYTHING craft beer now. Just like every picture is a photobomb or selfie and everything else is a hack. Idiots
 
2014-04-17 07:03:58 AM  
Real men don't drink craft beers, news at 11:00.
 
2014-04-17 07:42:38 AM  

Thunderpipes: Real men don't drink craft beers, news at 11:00.


I am constantly amazed that you can even use a computer.
 
2014-04-17 07:46:03 AM  

king_nacho: if you want to spend less than $20 an drink a case a beer, you can't do that on %INSERT FAVORITE CRAFT BEER HERE%.

I don't understand why this surprises anybody. Craft beers are expensive, and very few make light bodied beers, and by the time they make it to the local grocery store they aren't really craft brews anymore.


isn't that like complaining that a good hamburger costs more than mcdonalds?
 
2014-04-17 07:53:55 AM  
Meh... Drink what you like and can afford.
Drink my share of craft/micro brews but my summertime go to is Coors Light or Bud Light.

Add a shot or two of your favorite Margarita mix (the stuff with alcohol) or Bud Limerita and Voilà! Lime flavored beer.

Grab a frosted glass 2/3 Summer Shandy and 1/3 Raspberry beer (Thirsty Dog preferably), pink lemonade!

/Power tools and high ABV do not mix well!
//Put some fruit in your beer!
 
2014-04-17 07:57:39 AM  
This is a snapshot and is really meaningless.  Craft beer still is, and has been for about the last twenty years, the only category of beer experiencing growth.  Macros have been losing market share to wine and liquor for a while now.  Macro vs craft is still outrageously imbalanced only because it started, way back when, with pretty much zero American made craft beer and all macro.  Now craft is what, approaching 10% of beer sales by volume and almost 15% by dollar?  That's enormous.  Craft consistently grows by double digits per year.

It's still probably the best time there ever has been to be a beer drinker.  People that like macros still have them and people that like other choices are more and more getting access to them.  Everyone wins.
 
2014-04-17 08:15:09 AM  

grumpfuff: One of my favorite summer beers:

[beerpulse.com image 575x423]


Do you know how I know you have no taste?  That stuff sucks balls just like their Berry Weiss.  Now, had you mentioned the Fireside Nut Brown or the Snowdrift I might have thought you knew something about beer.

/Also, Leinie's isn't craft.
 
2014-04-17 08:17:14 AM  
 I drink a couple of cases of Natural Light per week.

I don't care. I want a drink that'll get me there very slowly so I can do it all night every night.
 
2014-04-17 08:24:14 AM  
Bid light lime sucks. I couldn't drink that swill if someone paid me.
 
2014-04-17 08:28:59 AM  

jaybeezey: BumpInTheNight: Its always sad when supposedly grown adult nerds carry on the same pathetic protest against popularity that they did in their youth.

For some people, it's all they have. Beer snobs are like music snobs in that they both get boring really quick.

There are time I want a well built stout or porter and there are times I just want to beat the heat with a coors light. Fark off already.


+1
 
2014-04-17 08:29:42 AM  

grumpfuff: DoctorCal: doglover: In Japan

Oh, for the love of god, STFU. Nobody cares.

DoctorCal: DoctorCal: doglover: In Japan

Oh, for the love of god, STFU. Nobody cares.

WTF dude?

DoctorCal: DoctorCal: DoctorCal: doglover: In Japan

Oh, for the love of god, STFU. Nobody cares.

WTF dude?

Ok ok, sorry, doglover.

But I give you this:


Anyone who drinks microbrewery beer also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac

Helps if you remember to log into the right account.


It's actually sad to know that there are people who have to make up alts so they seem relevant on a comment thread.
 
2014-04-17 08:34:47 AM  
More good beer for ME!
 
2014-04-17 08:43:35 AM  

delysid25: I'm a huge IPA fan, I am preferential to Lagunitas Maximus...


Frankly, I like how the list lumps the sales numbers under the laughably vague "Lagunitas" category, like that's a kind of beer.

Jesus, why don't they just put all Bud products under the heading "Budweiser" and make it a bar 9 pages wide?
 
2014-04-17 08:51:15 AM  
Eh. Bud light is cheap and plentiful, and for the price it's decent quality. I prefer spaten over any other mass produced beer and I drink craft beer on tap when available, but bud is a good go to beer for taste v. Price. There's a brew house nearby that has a lot of the well loved craft beer on tap, and while the price is high, nearly all of them contain higher Alcohol by volume. So arguably if you don't drink often you can swing it, but judging by the amount of self declared alcoholics on fark, I'm guessing a lot of the depression in this place comes from spending most of your paycheck on 20 dollar 12 packs (or double that) on expensive craft beer nightly.
 
2014-04-17 09:01:08 AM  

NakedDrummer: At least America has the most craft breweries in the world.  Dunno why its always the target for bad beer when top selling beers around the world:

Canada - Labatt Blue (piss), Coors Light (piss)
Mexico - Corona (even more piss-like)
Netherlands - Heineken  (skunk flavored piss)
England - Carling (piss), Fosters (Australian for piss)
Belgium - Jupiler (piss), Stella (piss)
Czech - Gambrinus (piss), Urquell  (piss)
Australia - VB (piss)
Denmark - Carlsberg (piss)
and so on..

piss flavored lightweight lagers are 90% of sales for every country in the world.


I'm kind of with you in spirit, but quite a few of the drinks you call piss are not light lagers, like Urquell.  It's just a pilsner.  Maybe you just don't like the style, but there's a big difference (to me, anyway) between something like Urquell and an American-style "pilsner" that's brewed with rice.
 
2014-04-17 09:22:22 AM  

grokca: Bud Lite Lime, best advertising campaign ever.
1.Take a crappy beer
2. put some artificial lime flavour in it.
3. higher profits.


What I don't understand, is in the UK, putting lime in a lager is the most girly thing you can possibly do, but over here it shown to be drunk by a bunch of guys. Perhaps things have changed in 12 years since I moved over to the US, but it It makes no sense to me. What next? Cider?
 
2014-04-17 09:30:25 AM  

limeyfellow: grokca: Bud Lite Lime, best advertising campaign ever.
1.Take a crappy beer
2. put some artificial lime flavour in it.
3. higher profits.

What I don't understand, is in the UK, putting lime in a lager is the most girly thing you can possibly do, but over here it shown to be drunk by a bunch of guys. Perhaps things have changed in 12 years since I moved over to the US, but it It makes no sense to me. What next? Cider?


Well, in Germany it's quite common in the Bavarian region to mix Hefeweizen and lemonade, called a Radler.  Quite tasty and drank by huge rip your arms out of sockets and shove them down your neck footballers.
 
2014-04-17 09:32:40 AM  

Bucky Katt: Excellent choice, my friend.


Still dislike the new label.
 
2014-04-17 09:44:25 AM  

whidbey: Makes total sense to me.

The USA is a dumbed-down, peer-pressure driven society of total ignorance. I mean, fark, it voted for farking Reagan. And both Bushes.

We're still suffering through the derp even in the supposedly modern enlightened age.

People are stupid, conservative, selfish and short-sighted in this country.

Farking deal with it.


Go back to the politics tab and/or your mom's basement.
 
2014-04-17 09:46:05 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Hey, it's a cheap way to kill slugs and snails, so it's got that going for it


Late to the show but giving a thumbs-up on this tactic.
Be sure to clean those traps daily, they get ripe fast.
 
2014-04-17 09:48:03 AM  

Naptowner: NakedDrummer: At least America has the most craft breweries in the world.  Dunno why its always the target for bad beer when top selling beers around the world:

Canada - Labatt Blue (piss), Coors Light (piss)
Mexico - Corona (even more piss-like)
Netherlands - Heineken  (skunk flavored piss)
England - Carling (piss), Fosters (Australian for piss)
Belgium - Jupiler (piss), Stella (piss)
Czech - Gambrinus (piss), Urquell  (piss)
Australia - VB (piss)
Denmark - Carlsberg (piss)
and so on..

piss flavored lightweight lagers are 90% of sales for every country in the world.

I'm kind of with you in spirit, but quite a few of the drinks you call piss are not light lagers, like Urquell.  It's just a pilsner.  Maybe you just don't like the style, but there's a big difference (to me, anyway) between something like Urquell and an American-style "pilsner" that's brewed with rice.


Pilsners are pale lagers and are lightweight.  Urquell is just as unimpressive as anything else on that list, IMO.  I drank many of them in Prague along with Budvar (which is just as crappy as Budweiser) as they were often the only choice.

Not a beer snob, just like to point out America has exploded on the craft beer front and has an impressive selection and that many European countries have fallen behind.  Used to be Belgian Trappist beers owned all the top rankings on beer advocate, but not so much now.
 
2014-04-17 09:53:19 AM  
On a blistering hot day there is nothing better than an ice cold Bud Light Lime.  It's refreshing, liight and you can enjoy them all afternoon without getting shiatfaced by supper time.
 
2014-04-17 10:05:35 AM  
Four Loko outsells everything New Belgium makes.  That's hilarious.
 
2014-04-17 10:22:10 AM  

tricycleracer: Four Loko outsells everything New Belgium makes.  That's hilarious.


And it's not even the fun, old Four Loko!
 
2014-04-17 10:22:42 AM  
I'll stick with this....they've only been making it for around 650 years now they must be doing something right.

upload.wikimedia.org

/Bud light?  Y'all suck.
 
2014-04-17 10:33:54 AM  
America is full of alcoholics who don't want to pay more than 50¢ for a bottle of beer.
 
2014-04-17 10:35:03 AM  
I'm glad a lot of people drink bud light. Otherwise, craft beer would be even more expensive.

By the way, listening to beer hipsters talk about the big market beers is like listening to a Fedora clad athiest talking about christianity.
 
2014-04-17 10:37:19 AM  
Who cares? Drink what you like. I prefer to chew my beer, but it doesn't effect me if you drink lagers.
 
2014-04-17 10:45:17 AM  

busy chillin': Who cares? Drink what you like. I prefer to chew my beer, but it doesn't effect me if you drink lagers.


Shame you can't get Jack's Abbey out where you are.  I have a feeling your opinion of lagers would change.
 
2014-04-17 11:04:14 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: When it's 115 degrees here in the Vegas desert, I strongly encourage y'all to chug your Guinness Extra Stouts, and your Heineken Darks. Me? I'll stick to a light, refreshing beer...like Bud Light.


I lol ed
 
2014-04-17 11:06:25 AM  

BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: I drink a couple of cases of Natural Light per week.

I don't care. I want a drink that'll get me there very slowly so I can do it all night every night.


I'd be more concerned about how much you drink and not what you drink.  A couple of cases, that's what, sixty beers a week?

/I assuming that cases refers to the thirty packs, right?
 
lmb
2014-04-17 11:07:15 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: When it's 115 degrees here in the Vegas desert, I strongly encourage y'all to chug your Guinness Extra Stouts, and your Heineken Darks. Me? I'll stick to a light, refreshing beer...like Bud Light.


I feel you there. I live in Phoenix & the summer is not the time to be chugging heavy malted or hop infested beer. I do switch it up between Bud Light & Leinkugel Summer Shanty.
 
2014-04-17 11:21:50 AM  

NakedDrummer: At least America has the most craft breweries in the world.  Dunno why its always the target for bad beer when top selling beers around the world:

Canada - Labatt Blue (piss), Coors Light (piss)
Mexico - Corona (even more piss-like)
Netherlands - Heineken  (skunk flavored piss)
England - Carling (piss), Fosters (Australian for piss)
Belgium - Jupiler (piss), Stella (piss)
Czech - Gambrinus (piss), Urquell  (piss)
Australia - VB (piss)
Denmark - Carlsberg (piss)
and so on..

piss flavored lightweight lagers are 90% of sales for every country in the world.


So, why do you know so much about the taste of piss?
 
2014-04-17 11:25:38 AM  
And this is why you fail.
 
2014-04-17 11:30:51 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: 1 in 5 beers sold in America is a Bud Light

Well then it MUST suck. That's the only reason it sells so well, right. Kinda like how McDonalds managed to sell billions of burgers by making crap that nobody could possibly find appealing. Or how WalMart became the biggest retailer by having stores that no one shops in.


createyourownmemes.com
 
2014-04-17 12:06:55 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: When it's 115 degrees here in the Vegas desert, I strongly encourage y'all to chug your Guinness Extra Stouts, and your Heineken Darks. Me? I'll stick to a light, refreshing beer...like Bud Light.


I will take a nice hefeweizen (Paulaner) or wheat ale (Oberon) over a 'light' beer any day in 115 degree weather. More refreshing and more ABV.
 
2014-04-17 12:16:58 PM  
Why is this bad/sad?  There is no such thing as bad beer, only beer you happen to not like.  For every beer made there is a group who likes it.  And that is the way it should be -- make the beer match a group, don't try to make the "perfect" beer that nobody really likes.
 
2014-04-17 12:29:12 PM  
I drink to get drunk, so as long as it has alcohol and doesn't make me gag - cheers.
 
2014-04-17 12:32:42 PM  
I probably buy more Miller Lite than I do craft beers. Cheaper per can to buy it in bulk, good to have on hand, not like it'll go bad. So, I'll go down to the Fine Wine and get four sixers of craft beer and a 30 pack of Miller Lite.

/Math, it works, biatches.
 
2014-04-17 12:49:45 PM  
I homebrew because for a few cents of added ingredients--orange peel, oatmeal, etc--I can make a beer that I can't afford and can't find fresh if I could afford it.
 
2014-04-17 01:06:36 PM  

Thunderpipes: Real men don't drink craft beers, news at 11:00.


Real men drink whatever the hell they want.
 
2014-04-17 01:07:37 PM  

bikerbob59: grumpfuff: One of my favorite summer beers:

[beerpulse.com image 575x423]

Do you know how I know you have no taste?  That stuff sucks balls just like their Berry Weiss.  Now, had you mentioned the Fireside Nut Brown or the Snowdrift I might have thought you knew something about beer.

/Also, Leinie's isn't craft.


stoplikingwhatidontlike.jpg

/Never claimed it was
 
2014-04-17 01:23:19 PM  

sharpie_69: Why is this bad/sad?   There is no such thing as bad beer, only beer you happen to not like.


I'm not a beer snob by any means but, son, you shouldn't make that statement until you've tried this

cryptobrewology.com

Honestly, it's not a question of whether someone likes Cave Creek Chili beer. It's a question of whether anyone likes it. And I've never met or heard of a single person who does.

But YMMV.
 
2014-04-17 01:25:05 PM  
There's no accounting for taste. I for example have had mac-n-cheese maybe three times in my life. Not horrible, but I don't consider it to be actual 'food'. Light beer? Not horrible, but not 'beer'...the exception would be Mich. Ultra which was truly revolting; I would have washed that out of my mouth with Zima if I had to.

That said, I am bit of a card carrying beer fascist. Thus it surprised me that I didn't out right hate Budweiser American Ale. As a general rule I like ales, but I didn't think it possible I could like anything with Budweiser on the label. Weirdly enough, it tasted like 'beer'. Not on my top 10 list maybe, but probably more available than the really good ones.
 
2014-04-17 01:48:29 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: sharpie_69: Why is this bad/sad?   There is no such thing as bad beer, only beer you happen to not like.

I'm not a beer snob by any means but, son, you shouldn't make that statement until you've tried this

[cryptobrewology.com image 240x285]

Honestly, it's not a question of whether someone likes Cave Creek Chili beer. It's a question of whether anyone likes it. And I've never met or heard of a single person who does.

But YMMV.


Also:
img2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-04-17 01:50:19 PM  

grumpfuff: Thunderpipes: Real men don't drink craft beers, news at 11:00.

Real men drink whatever the hell they want.


*Internet fist bump*
 
2014-04-17 02:07:28 PM  
Ever notice how so many Mexicans drink Budweiser? It's because it's the premium import in Mexico. Like Corona is in the US. People in Mexico look at Corona the same way we look at Budweiser. And they both sell lots of their product.

Also the bud light with clamato thing pre-dates Busch introducing the Chilada (or however it's spelled). Mexicans love that stuff as a sorta of bloody mary type drink. Sometimes with a hit of tabasco in it too. I've had a "red beer" on occasion and they're not too bad. On occasion is enough for me though.

Americans aren't any better either. We have the redneck mimosa. Miller light and Sunny D. Surprisingly refreshing when you're out camping in a hot climate, not something I'd choose at home.

I like craft brews but I can also be found with Bud Light, Coors Light or Tecate in my fridge. $16.99 for a 30 pack vs $12.99 for a 12 pack. Yeah, I think I'll take those savings and splurge on a better quality whiskey.

As a final anecdote, within my circle of friends the younger crowd seems to pretty beer snobby. They know their stuff about all these obscure mico-brews and like to remind everyone how much macro-brews suck whenever the topic comes up. "Ugh, how can anyone drink that crap?" Thing is, when we have a party they only bring a six pack of their favorite brew (if they bring anything) and I'll bring a 30 pack of Tecate. Guess what everyone has in their hands half way through the night? Yeah, macro-brews suck, except when you're out of beer.
 
2014-04-17 02:09:21 PM  
It was a 111 degrees in Lemore California and my buddy Ricardo was bar-b-quing like crazy in his backyard. He introduced me to two things I swore I would never eat: bud lime and grilled cow udder tacos.

Guess what, I can't get enough of either of them now.
 
2014-04-17 02:16:32 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: sharpie_69: Why is this bad/sad?   There is no such thing as bad beer, only beer you happen to not like.

I'm not a beer snob by any means but, son, you shouldn't make that statement until you've tried this

[cryptobrewology.com image 240x285]

Honestly, it's not a question of whether someone likes Cave Creek Chili beer. It's a question of whether anyone likes it. And I've never met or heard of a single person who does.

But YMMV.


I've had it a few times. It's not something I'd drink a whole sixer of but it has its purpose. We once did a mac-n-cheese with beer pairing contest. Ours was a buffalo chicken mac-n-cheese paired with the Cave Creek Chile Beer. We won the Mac contest and nobody could guess the beer. The closest was someone said we took a Corona and put a chile in it. Which is pretty much what it is. Just don't try to eat that chile.
 
2014-04-17 03:02:06 PM  

mr lawson: hey you farking morans..the beer is just to get you drunk...nothing more...sometimes that is all you want.


If you have that attitude about beer, then you should be drinking harder stuff than beer.

grumpfuff: One of my favorite summer beers:

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Leinie's Lemon Shandy was one of my favorite summer beers too, until I decided to make some of my own. I made a belgian wheat beer and added some lemonade concentrate to it and...now Lemon Shandy takes like drinking a beer with lemon furniture polish added to it. Every springtime, lots of my friends and family ask me, "hey, when are you going to make some more of that lemonade beer?"
 
2014-04-17 03:06:56 PM  

Lando Lincoln: mr lawson: hey you farking morans..the beer is just to get you drunk...nothing more...sometimes that is all you want.

If you have that attitude about beer, then you should be drinking harder stuff than beer.grumpfuff: One of my favorite summer beers:

[beerpulse.com image 575x423]

Leinie's Lemon Shandy was one of my favorite summer beers too, until I decided to make some of my own. I made a belgian wheat beer and added some lemonade concentrate to it and...now Lemon Shandy takes like drinking a beer with lemon furniture polish added to it. Every springtime, lots of my friends and family ask me, "hey, when are you going to make some more of that lemonade beer?"


In Germany they call that a Radler.  Tasty beverage!
 
2014-04-17 03:32:21 PM  

Lando Lincoln: If you have that attitude about beer, then you should be drinking harder stuff than beer.


This. If I'm just interested in getting drunk, it's far easier to pick up a bottle of cheap liqour and something to mix it with.


Lando Lincoln: Leinie's Lemon Shandy was one of my favorite summer beers too, until I decided to make some of my own. I made a belgian wheat beer and added some lemonade concentrate to it and...now Lemon Shandy takes like drinking a beer with lemon furniture polish added to it. Every springtime, lots of my friends and family ask me, "hey, when are you going to make some more of that lemonade beer?"


A friend of mine is a homebrewer(and has been gradually teaching me), and made something similar. He made a radler that was damn tasty. Only problem is it's so damn tasty it tends not to last for long, so sometimes we just pick up some Leinies instead.

CJHardin: In Germany they call that a Radler.  Tasty beverage!


THIS!
 
2014-04-17 10:23:32 PM  
Just remember, hipsters - For every niche hobby, there is always someone out there that's cooler.
 
2014-04-17 11:52:31 PM  

Somaticasual: Just remember, hipsters - For every niche hobby, there is always someone out there that's cooler.


That reminds me.  Maybe I wasn't looking hard enough but I didn't see Pabst Blue Ribbon on that list.  I thought for sure it would be at least somewhere in the lower half.
 
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