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(Washington Post)   Study shows more underage drinkers prefer Bud Light instead of real beer or alcohol. It must be because it's all they can get, because no one drinks Bud Light on purpose   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 70
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2014-06-15 10:36:12 AM  
Because their tongues have not become desensitized to the bitterness of hops, requiring them to chase ever higher levels of hoppyness like that interminable dragon? Or that if you asked a 16 year-old to name a brand of beer, Bud Light would be #1 or #2 out of their mouths?

High school is for getting drunk on Bud Light, getting high on some oregano and attempting some grabass in the woods. You've gotta start somewhere.
 
2014-06-15 11:07:18 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Because their tongues have not become desensitized to the bitterness of hops, requiring them to chase ever higher levels of hoppyness like that interminable dragon? Or that if you asked a 16 year-old to name a brand of beer, Bud Light would be #1 or #2 out of their mouths?

High school is for getting drunk on Bud Light, getting high on some oregano and attempting some grabass in the woods. You've gotta start somewhere.


Precisely what I was thinking. Beer is an acquired taste, and BL is close to water. Personally my favorite at 18 was Mich Ultra.
 
2014-06-15 11:35:24 AM  

dj_spanmaster: Precisely what I was thinking. Beer is an acquired taste, and BL is close to water. Personally my favorite at 18 was Mich Ultra.


I would go with Fosters because of the ridiculous can.
 
2014-06-15 11:39:39 AM  
Actually, *every* time I go in to buy real beer, 1/2 to 3/4 of the people there are buying Bud Light. No accounting for (lack of) taste, I guess.
 
2014-06-15 11:44:34 AM  
As a former raging alcoholic, I drank almost nothing but Bud Light. It was cheap as shiat, you could find it anywhere, and it's easier to target-drink 18 cans than a whole bottle.  Buy a bottle a day from a store, they know you're a drunk. Buy a 18 pack every other day from two different ones, they just think you like to party (not really).

But it also had a set ABV, and no one questions you drinking something like that.

Later I moved on to Pabst. Even cheaper, and more booze.  My first brush with alcoholism ran with Natural Light. 12$ for a 24 pack, tastes almost exactly like bud light.  When you're just drinking for volume to get hammered, you don't really want something with a thick taste like Landshark, or ciders, etc.  Just cheap by volume.
 
2014-06-15 11:47:21 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: dj_spanmaster: Precisely what I was thinking. Beer is an acquired taste, and BL is close to water. Personally my favorite at 18 was Mich Ultra.

I would go with Fosters because of the ridiculous can.


Heh, i went offshore fishing yesterday and drank Bud Light and had a Fosters in the ridiculous can. Bud Light has its purposes. If Im out fishing all day in the blazing sun, Im drinking that rather than a "good" craft beer
 
2014-06-15 11:48:07 AM  
Bud Light is by far the best-selling beer in the US.
cdn.theatlantic.com

/ It's a mystery to me, too, but you can't pretend people don't like it.
 
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2014-06-15 11:51:36 AM  
Have you ever tried that 55 stuff. whatever it is supposed to be?

I'll take Bud Light over that any day.  I'd take a beating over that.
 
2014-06-15 11:54:01 AM  

kroonermanblack: Later I moved on to Pabst. Even cheaper, and more booze. My first brush with alcoholism ran with Natural Light. 12$ for a 24 pack, tastes almost exactly like bud light. When you're just drinking for volume to get hammered, you don't really want something with a thick taste like Landshark, or ciders, etc. Just cheap by volume.


You aren't a real drunk until you've swilled the fine flavors of Busch, Old Milwaukee, Hamm's, or my personal favorite:

www.collegehappenings.com
 
2014-06-15 11:54:48 AM  

jaytkay: Bud Light is by far the best-selling beer in the US.
[cdn.theatlantic.com image 570x291]

/ It's a mystery to me, too, but you can't pretend people don't like it.


in fairness, it is the 2nd best beer on that list, behind high life. Bud light is good for slamming super cold on warm day.
 
2014-06-15 11:57:12 AM  
Its cheap, like their mom's
 
2014-06-15 12:21:34 PM  

kkinnison: Its cheap, like their mom's


Finish your thought.
 
2014-06-15 12:37:41 PM  

drewsclues: jaytkay: Bud Light is by far the best-selling beer in the US.
[cdn.theatlantic.com image 570x291]

/ It's a mystery to me, too, but you can't pretend people don't like it.

in fairness, it is the 2nd best beer on that list, behind high life. Bud light is good for slamming super cold on warm day.


Not a beer drinker myself, but looking up and down my street during the summer; Bud Light seems to be the Gatorade of Yard Work.
 
2014-06-15 12:40:03 PM  

dj_spanmaster: Tr0mBoNe: Because their tongues have not become desensitized to the bitterness of hops, requiring them to chase ever higher levels of hoppyness like that interminable dragon? Or that if you asked a 16 year-old to name a brand of beer, Bud Light would be #1 or #2 out of their mouths?

High school is for getting drunk on Bud Light, getting high on some oregano and attempting some grabass in the woods. You've gotta start somewhere.

Precisely what I was thinking. Beer is an acquired taste, and BL is close to water. Personally my favorite at 18 was Mich Ultra.


I would have acquired it far more quickly if I was given something better than bud light right from the start.

/Yuengling is my safety beer
 
2014-06-15 12:44:47 PM  
Is this the place where we're gathering to express our bafflement over other people failing to recognize our personal favorite thing as the objectively best thing ever?
 
2014-06-15 12:47:39 PM  
It's probably because Bud Light is the best light beer out there. It easily has the least flavor of any that I've tried. So if you don't actually like the taste of beer, but want to drink beer, it's a perfect one to drink. And it's actually pretty decent when it's hot out.

Of course, you'd be better off developing a taste for decent, flavorful beers, but it's too difficult for most to step outside their comfort zone.
 
2014-06-15 01:10:20 PM  
Obligatory "my favorite beer > your favorite beer" photo
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2014-06-15 01:14:04 PM  
One reason BL, Natty and Low life is popular is because they are dirt cheap. 18 Bears for the price for the price of a quality craft brew.
 
2014-06-15 01:16:26 PM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: One reason BL, Natty and Low life is popular is because they are dirt cheap. 18 Bears for the price for the price of a quality craft brew.


18 beers for the price of a six pack of quality craft brew.
 
2014-06-15 01:24:48 PM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: One reason BL, Natty and Low life is popular is because they are dirt cheap. 18 Bears for the price for the price of a quality craft brew.


THIS
I understand the cheap & volume angles, but Bud Light isn't even the best cheap beer. That's what I can't understand. BL doesn't even taste like beer. It just tastes like carbonation. 

I like PBR. Happy the hipsters brought it back. I thought it was dead & gone. 
Pissed they made it expensive.
 
2014-06-15 01:37:17 PM  
Ehh was coors for me I'm college when I started drinking. Even if I resort to one of the top three lites now, I can't stand bud and would rather coors or miller.

Definitely not a beer snob worthy of a fark beer thread, so someone let me know how snark worthy am I for liking Kona brewing company beers right now. If I'm grabbing beer at the grocery store I usually go for Fire Rock.
 
2014-06-15 01:37:41 PM  

vicejay: Obligatory "my favorite beer > your favorite beer" photo
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i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-15 01:52:39 PM  

SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: Of course, you'd be better off developing a taste for decent, flavorful beers, but it's too difficult for most to step outside their comfort zone


My wife and I decided to step out and tried a flight of beers from a local microbrewery. We figured we'd find something we liked or get close to it. We both agreed the lightest beer of the flight was the "least bad-tasting".
 
2014-06-15 02:00:43 PM  

Tobin_Lam: SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: Of course, you'd be better off developing a taste for decent, flavorful beers, but it's too difficult for most to step outside their comfort zone

My wife and I decided to step out and tried a flight of beers from a local microbrewery. We figured we'd find something we liked or get close to it. We both agreed the lightest beer of the flight was the "least bad-tasting".


life must be hard for you since they took " Zima" off the market.
 
2014-06-15 02:32:18 PM  
Beer snobs are hilarious to me.
 
2014-06-15 02:34:12 PM  
I still remember my first beer as a semiadult.  I must have been 15 and my sisters boyfriend gave me an Murphys Irish stout.  Damn tasty.... And then I fell downwards to Coors and bud heavy for about 6 years.
 
2014-06-15 02:35:44 PM  

Leader O'Cola: vicejay: Obligatory "my favorite beer > your favorite beer" photo
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DirtWolf is delicious!
 
2014-06-15 02:38:26 PM  

sprgrss: Beer snobs are hilarious to me.


I spread that laughter to most snobs. Beer, coffee, pizza; I can't imagine having so little going on in my life that I devote so much time to something so minor.
 
2014-06-15 02:42:15 PM  

sprgrss: Beer snobs are hilarious to me.


It's amazing how often someone will start talking about beer to me and I just completely space out. Everyone has hobbies, mine are extremely boring though. I manage to not talk about them unless I've had quite a bit to drink, go figure.

Still not as bad as stoner talk, that right there is the pits.
 
2014-06-15 02:44:35 PM  
baconbeard:

life must be hard for you since they took " Zima" off the market.

And zing!
 
2014-06-15 02:46:31 PM  

MightyPez: sprgrss: Beer snobs are hilarious to me.

I spread that laughter to most snobs. Beer, coffee, pizza; I can't imagine having so little going on in my life that I devote so much time to something so minor.


That's one way to look at it.

Another way is that life is too short to piss it away on crappy beer, crappy coffee, and crappy pizza.  Every time you have crappy beer/coffee/pizza is a time that you could have had good beer/coffee/pizza but squandered it.
 
kth
2014-06-15 02:52:48 PM  
northhigh73.com

What I drank in college - $1 a can.

www.boulevard.com

What I drink most often now. Nice light summer beer. Plus it comes in regular sized bottles now.
 
2014-06-15 02:58:26 PM  

Mister Peejay: MightyPez: sprgrss: Beer snobs are hilarious to me.

I spread that laughter to most snobs. Beer, coffee, pizza; I can't imagine having so little going on in my life that I devote so much time to something so minor.

That's one way to look at it.

Another way is that life is too short to piss it away on crappy beer, crappy coffee, and crappy pizza.  Every time you have crappy beer/coffee/pizza is a time that you could have had good beer/coffee/pizza but squandered it.

 
2014-06-15 02:58:29 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: Heh, i went offshore fishing yesterday and drank Bud Light and had a Fosters in the ridiculous can. Bud Light has its purposes. If Im out fishing all day in the blazing sun, Im drinking that rather than a "good" craft beer


There are some good European beers for drinking on hot days that aren't the super intense beers American craft brewers are favoring. Pilsner Urquell and Peroni come to mind. Both are a step up from Bud Light.
 
2014-06-15 03:01:35 PM  
I'll take the Budweiser of Canada any day:

www.molsoncanadian.ca
The best damn cheap in the world!
 
2014-06-15 03:02:23 PM  
when I was a teen, I went for a 40oz of Olde English malt liquor.... It was just over a buck and kept me buzzed through a whole punk show. For parties, we would get Black Label because half racks were $3.39. But this was in the mid 80's.
 
2014-06-15 03:08:21 PM  

baconbeard: Tobin_Lam: SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: Of course, you'd be better off developing a taste for decent, flavorful beers, but it's too difficult for most to step outside their comfort zone

My wife and I decided to step out and tried a flight of beers from a local microbrewery. We figured we'd find something we liked or get close to it. We both agreed the lightest beer of the flight was the "least bad-tasting".

life must be hard for you since they took " Zima" off the market.


LOL. I just don't drink beer, I mostly stick to liquor.
 
2014-06-15 03:29:45 PM  
long ago underaged drinkers around here had a thing for Busch Light for some reason.
 
2014-06-15 03:31:19 PM  

sprgrss: Beer snobs are hilarious to me.


How nice for you.
 
2014-06-15 03:36:33 PM  

Mister Peejay: MightyPez: sprgrss: Beer snobs are hilarious to me.

I spread that laughter to most snobs. Beer, coffee, pizza; I can't imagine having so little going on in my life that I devote so much time to something so minor.

That's one way to look at it.

Another way is that life is too short to piss it away on crappy beer, crappy coffee, and crappy pizza.  Every time you have crappy beer/coffee/pizza is a time that you could have had good beer/coffee/pizza but squandered it.


Eh, I prefer to not piss away my time trying to find the right beer/pizza/whatever and then post about it online.
 
2014-06-15 03:44:46 PM  
Beer snobs are some of the saddest people in the world. Enjoy what you enjoy, let me enjoy what I enjoy.
 
2014-06-15 04:13:38 PM  
Bud Light is good stock for the patio cooler on a hot day. I like craft beers, but if I'm going to be in the yard grilling and drinking Bud Light or Bud Select are my go-to choices.
 
2014-06-15 04:15:54 PM  
It's cheap, ubiquitous, and your mom probably has a sixer in the fridge as you read this
 
2014-06-15 04:22:37 PM  
I don't buy the 'shiat beer is great on a hot day' line. Who started that BS, one of the Busch boys?
 
2014-06-15 04:50:30 PM  

assjuice: I don't buy the 'shiat beer is great on a hot day' line. Who started that BS, one of the Busch boys?


Well that's fine, you can have all the assjuice you want.
 
2014-06-15 04:54:32 PM  

Saiga410: I still remember my first beer as a semiadult.  I must have been 15 and my sisters boyfriend gave me an Murphys Irish stout.  Damn tasty.... And then I fell downwards to Coors and bud heavy for about 6 years.


Then he showed you some porn and told you what you were feeling was natural and that and everything that happened after was a secret between the two of you.
 
2014-06-15 04:57:21 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Because their tongues have not become desensitized to the bitterness of hops, requiring them to chase ever higher levels of hoppyness like that interminable dragon? Or that if you asked a 16 year-old to name a brand of beer, Bud Light would be #1 or #2 out of their mouths?

High school is for getting drunk on Bud Light, getting high on some oregano and attempting some grabass in the woods. You've gotta start somewhere.


Yeah, this.  I don't get the hate for n00b drinkers preferring crappy beer.  I started getting into the world of craft brews starting in the second half of college---and I remember at the time my brother (who was then in late high school) making fun of me for spending so much more money on beer he thought was undrinkable (his favorite at the time was Bud Light, iirc).  Fast forward 5 years, and now he guzzles the hoppiest IPAs he can get his hands on and abhors the big-name brewers.

People's tastes mature with age.  Deal with it.
 
2014-06-15 05:15:49 PM  
Grew up on Coors Light, Molson, and Labatt's (MT-Sask border), now travel the world for work and experience beers from ALL over.
Enjoy a decent craft, but needs to be a Pilsner or Blonde. The abortion that is the craft market right now needs to stop. Raspberry Infused Malted Dog Anus is NOT the name of a beer.

Germans, Brits, and the Czech still do it right. We've turned beer into a clown car.
 
2014-06-15 05:50:14 PM  

China White Tea: Is this the place where we're gathering to express our bafflement over other people failing to recognize our personal favorite thing as the objectively best thing ever?


No, we are registering our bafflement over peoples lack of tastebuds.
 
2014-06-15 06:02:42 PM  

fastfxr: Grew up on Coors Light, Molson, and Labatt's (MT-Sask border), now travel the world for work and experience beers from ALL over.
Enjoy a decent craft, but needs to be a Pilsner or Blonde. The abortion that is the craft market right now needs to stop. Raspberry Infused Malted Dog Anus is NOT the name of a beer.

Germans, Brits, and the Czech still do it right. We've turned beer into a clown car.


There is something to be said for this. However, the craft beer market is so big and so varied BECAUSE people like it that way. Hey, if I have to pass by Raspberry Infused Malted Dog Anus to get to a well-stock shelf of 30 or 40 different reds at the local Total Wine, where the craft beer asiles are double sided and three lengths of the store, then so be it.

I'm not one to say you can't have your Raspberry Infused Malted Dog Anus, so long as you aren't preventing me from getting beer that I prefer.
 
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