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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 38
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3875 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Apr 2014 at 9:19 PM (13 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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wee [TotalFark]
2014-04-16 06:46:09 PM
8 votes:
Explain again why I should give a runny squirt what beer someone else wants to drink?
2014-04-16 10:38:08 PM
4 votes:

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 06:40:02 PM
4 votes:
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 06:01:52 PM
4 votes:
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 05:55:30 PM
4 votes:

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 05:53:21 PM
4 votes:
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 05:47:43 PM
4 votes:
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 09:28:31 PM
2 votes:
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 09:26:45 PM
2 votes:
*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 09:25:11 PM
2 votes:
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 08:27:31 PM
2 votes:
I don't see why this is sad news. Coke and bottled water probably outsell craft beer too.
2014-04-16 06:43:47 PM
2 votes:

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.
2014-04-16 06:16:12 PM
2 votes:
Hey, it's a cheap way to kill slugs and snails, so it's got that going for it
2014-04-17 03:02:06 PM
1 votes:

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 01:06:36 PM
1 votes:

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


Real men drink whatever the hell they want.
2014-04-17 12:18:27 AM
1 votes:

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.
2014-04-16 11:26:49 PM
1 votes:

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 11:23:54 PM
1 votes:
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 11:23:47 PM
1 votes:

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 10:36:26 PM
1 votes:
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 10:25:41 PM
1 votes:
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 10:15:08 PM
1 votes:
I weep for this nation.

/weeping
2014-04-16 10:06:19 PM
1 votes:
Everything you know is wrong...
forum-s3.pinside.com

Art Wholeflaffer  Best damned nudist trailer park manager in the whole Southwest.
2014-04-16 10:00:34 PM
1 votes:
I get the need to drink mass produced light beer, as long as it's Miller Lite
2014-04-16 09:55:54 PM
1 votes:
If you're buyin', I'm drinkin'.

/whatever it is you're paying for.
2014-04-16 09:46:11 PM
1 votes:
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 09:45:18 PM
1 votes:

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 09:39:24 PM
1 votes:
Farkers be like...
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Sharp kneed women be like...
www.quickmeme.com
2014-04-16 09:33:44 PM
1 votes:
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 09:27:12 PM
1 votes:

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 09:24:36 PM
1 votes:
OMG, stop the presses!  Rick Romero reports that Bud Lite Panther Piss outsells obscure overpriced craft beer.
2014-04-16 09:24:08 PM
1 votes:

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 09:22:54 PM
1 votes:

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 09:12:37 PM
1 votes:
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 08:25:36 PM
1 votes:

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 08:14:18 PM
1 votes:

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 06:52:28 PM
1 votes:

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 05:59:57 PM
1 votes:
"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".
 
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