Sunday, May 15, 2011

Crappy Beer Makes News

Dan’s and Carl’s Crappy Beer Challenge is fun reading. Dan actually placed at risk the only liver God gave him to test, taste and rank the best and worst of the worst beer.



While I appreciate a tasty import and the many fine craft brews available (including my own homebrew) there seems to be a welcome place for crappy beer in modern urban society.

Look no further than the “urban hipsters” to find newly dedicated crappy beer devotees. But there is a limit to their devotion according to this article.

"I like PBR because it doesn't taste like beer," said Brenna Ehrlich, 26, co-author of the blog "Stuff Hipsters Hate" and book by the same name. "It tastes like water. Dirty water."

Just because of my inquisitiveness, reading her blog was similar to slowing down to see an auto wreck in the opposite lanes on an interstate.

19 comments:

Dan from Madison said...

Man that makes me cringe drinking PBR out of a can. I gave PBR the bottle advantage in the crappy beer challenge and it still couldn't make it out of the second round.

That article is pretty funny - it says that PBR might lose its heavy Midwestern following if the hipsters in LA start drinking it. As if we care about anything that goes on on the coasts.

Dan from Madison said...

I should add that I am amassing a sixteen new challengers for Crappy Beer Challenge 2. God help me.

Trooper York said...

Put Reingold on the list. That stuff sucks. Of course for many years it was the offical beer of the New York Mets.

Just goes to show ya.

Trooper York said...

Of course I don't often drink beer.....but when I do...I drink
Dos Equi's.

Trooper York said...

When I am in a Mexican Restuarant.

Trooper York said...

When I go guinea I like a nice Peroni.

Trooper York said...

When in Chinatown I like Tsingtao...and some head from Faye Dunaway.

Trooper York said...

When I stop for a Jamacian Beef patty I always order a Red Stripe.

Afterward I often end up with a brown stripe in my shorts because they never cook it enough.

Trooper York said...

When I am in the mood for Thai I order me some Singha beer.....they distill it from old sewing machines or something.

Trooper York said...

There are a lot of beers to choose from and each and everyone has their place.

Trooper York said...

In my gullet.

Trooper York said...

That's not Don Gullet...his place is on the disabled list. Just sayn'

Dan from Madison said...

I love that Dos Equis ad campaign, my favorite of all time.

I don't mind Singha, believe it or not. In fact most of the oriental pislners aren't too bad, I usually go that way when in one of those places.

Trooper York said...

Actually I am a Newcastle Brown Man. It sures smacks you down. I used to love it with a real greasy whore and a rollin dance floor. But I got my long hair cut out my ways. Cause I was jailhouse bound. Cause once I spent thirty days in this hole.

You only have to do that once. It makes you eat some Humble Pie. Just sayn'

Terry from Crown Point said...

I like the XX campaign, too, although G of V pointedly put it to me from a marketing point of view, why would you (if you're selling beer) say "I don't always drink beer...".

Chris from Colorado said...

Hipsters? Let Bronson kill 'em...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEyP4Q8igQY

Gerry from Valpo said...

I don't always drink beer... when I'm passed out.

Gerry from Valpo said...

Snail enters a bar and orders a beer.

Bartender says 'we don't serve snails' and throws him out.

A week later the snail enters the bar again and says 'what did you do that for?'

Gerry from Valpo said...

A hot dog enters a bar and orders a beer.

Bartender says 'we don't serve food'.