This beer comes in a purple can. That should tell you something right off the bat. This is by far the worst tasting beer I have ever imbibed. The mouth feel is extremely thin and watery. It barely taste like beer. It just taste terrible and smells terrible, like dirty corn and urineBut hey, when you don't have much money, you make choices like this - apparently the competition is Keystone Light. We have our friend "Joe Strohs" who earned that nickname (not his real name) by bringing his clothes to college in a plastic bag and filling his closet with thirty packs of... you guessed it... Strohs. At the time Strohs was innovative by developing the 30 pack - after all that was 6 extra beers that you could carry with you at once.
I went on the lookout for "Beer 30" but apparently it isn't around in Chicago - but we have our fair share of competition for bad beer. Here is "Buck Range" which is $6 for a 12 pack, or at that magic price-point of 50 cents / can. I found this highly amusing as far as product placement, because it is right below beer I ACTUALLY drink - the Goose Island set of Matilda, Sophie and Pere Jacques. You get one bottle each (but they are twice as large, to be fair) for $24, or $8 / bottle. To even the ounces with the Beer 30 / Buck Range competition we'd be comparing $4 for an equivalent sized Goose Island beer against 50 cents for the competitors. That is an 8-1 price differential. In this instance, paying 8x the price is a good bargain, once you are old enough and well-off enough to afford it. Until then, it is the cheap stuff.