Just thought I'd let all you adorable alcoholic beverage connoisseurs know that I'm drinking Bud Light Platinums tonight.
I do find it amusing though when people claim to love beer but drink only, say, Bud Light. Sorry, you don't love beer, you love that particular brand of beer.
Pretty much because they get on the high horse and call the millers and buds piss water and are too good for it, hence snobby attitude, hence snobs. They don't have to like lighter beers I'm cool with that, but let us beer lovers enjoy a cheap beer. The entire purpose of this thread was to **** on miller for trying out a new can, rather than talk about beers like the other thread, which is sweet.
I don't particularly like cheap beer, since it tends to taste like watered down piss. Doesn't mean I won't drink it, particularly while out at a bar where pitchers of the cheap **** are under 5 bucks. I also really enjoy a lot of the higher end craft beers, but the cost of some of those makes me lol, and go back to pounding bud lights.
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I can appreciate fine beers. I'm not a beer snob because I default to the cheapies. My question for the snobs is: given that most "snobby" beers are heavier than the light guys, what do you all do when you're just cracking one to watch TV, at a sporting event or somewhere where you know you're going to drink 2-3+? There's just something refreshing about cold, light beer. Not room temperature syrup.
While the economics of sporting event beer can be debated, lets say for a tailgate then. Do you really bust out the trappist ales for burgers and dogs?
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B) Not all craft beer is 1000% ABV. Most of my favs are 4%-7%ABV. The one time I did go tailgating I had Big Sky Montana Trout Slayer wheat pale ale at 4.2%ABV, I also had Oskar Blues Mama's Little Yella Pils at 5%ABV.
C) When I sit down to watch TV and crack a few beers, I'll go to any number of beers depending on how I feel. I may split a bomber of something special with my wife (she's a beer geek too). The other day I alternated between Saint Arnold Spring Bock and Santo and New Belgium Shift @ about 5%ABV.
I don't drink to get drunk. Have I before? Yes, but thats not what it is about for me and I'm getting older and my body can't take it anymore. A year or so ago I got trashed off a mini keg of Hopslam with some folks. It was not the intention, but there was 5 litres and 4 people drinking it. My glasswas never empty. Never again.
It gets hot in Texas and my friends and I like to hang out by the smoker making brisket and ribs all day. There are a ton of great local (and not local) heat friendly beers to enjoy that are not pee pee agua. I mean, ****, Saint Arnold has a beer called Lawnmower.
The ultimate beer snob is someone who home brews.
For example, I'll soon be bottling a five gallon batch of a Belgian strong ale (7.7%) made with Duvel yeast, five malts, Belgian candy sugar, coriander, orange peel and three kinds of hops.
It's basically guaranteed to be better than any beer you've ever tasted or will ever hope to taste and it only cost me about $1 per 12oz to brew.
Last edited by seymore15074; 04-30-2012 at 12:38 AM.
i'm not spending my money on something i don't enjoy. considering i drink beer for the taste and not the effects, OEM shotgun cans. but the dude who rolls into the store craving a bud light lime and isn't broke, or an alcoholic?
if i'm drinking for the effect, i go straight to the hard stuff.
Last edited by sirswank; 04-30-2012 at 10:10 AM.
Chris Stack will ream me with his frat boy attitude for saying this but, yes, I would turn down a free beer (depending on the situation, obviously) if it was a type I didn't like or support. That said, I would not be rude about it or do it in a situation where it would be inappropriate.
I do have manners in person. For example, the other night at Hibachi I did not lecture or say anything to the guy across the table for ordering bud lights. I spoke up because he was on his cellphone speaking spanglish through the entire meal.