19 thoughts on “Budweiser wants to appeal to more young drinkers?”

  1. I wouldn’t go so far as to say Bud actively sucks. It doesn’t really do much of anything, taste-wise. Enough of ’em will get you hammered, at any rate.

  2. A lot of really good beers are now widely available both at Podunk liquor stores and out of the way bars all the way up to gastro pubs and mega-sized stores. Why would anyone willingly drink Bud Heavy? I much prefer regionally brewed beer. Maybe in 20 years Budweiser can make a comeback as the kitchy beer of hipsters and those looking for a cheap buzz like PBR and Natty Boh (both of which I prefer to Bud).

  3. Budweiser sucks. It’s swill. But then, so is every other mass-produced pasteurized American malt beverage as well.

    Craft beer is the only beer worth drinking. Now let me go get my Mother’s Brewing Company Old School Octoberfest.

  4. It is possible to get a decent tasting Budweiser – however, you have to go to Budvar, in the Czech Republic, to do so, where the original is still brewed.

  5. Skip, that’s true. Of course, Anheuser-Busch, after stealing and corrupting the recipe, then turned around and sued the original Budweis town brewery to get it to change ITS name.

    Classless as well as tasteless.

  6. I’m not a huge beer snob, I just make it a rule to never drink beer I can read through.

    It’s worked for me so far.

  7. Budweiser American Ale is pretty good, and usually a buck or two less than the micros. Problem is that it is very hard to find for many, I guess it did not go over too well. My guess is beer snobs just didn’t like the idea of drinking a Budweiser and those that drink craft beers don’t like the real beer taste.

  8. Dan:
    You’re missing some great weissbiers then.

    Also, what does Yuenling count as, or Shiner for that matter? Neither are “micro” but both kick the tar out of all other mass-produced American beers.

  9. As beer, Budweiser is a pretty bad saki.
    (Am I the only one who tastes the rice sugar in American beer?)

  10. delete the word “craft” and replace with “macro” in my last post.

    btw Rob, watch out for some of the Euro beers too. Stella Artois uses corn, but they call it maize to confuse us, heh.

  11. Bell’s beers are my personal favorites. They make fantastic IPA’s (Two Hearted, Hopslam, The Oracle). I know they’re somewhat available around the DC area. I mean, I live in Kalamazoo, MI where the brewery is and I can try their experimental stuff at the tap-house, but I’m sure that hasn’t clouded my judgment at all.

  12. As for Bud, when I’m poor my go-to beer is PBR. Not because of the hipster factor, but because while the flavor may not be great, at least it’s there.

  13. Paul,

    Carter didn’t just relax home-brewing laws, he legalized it for non-profit purposes. And yes, it was the ONE thing Jimmy did right. But hey, he had a brother who wanted to be a brewer, so he had an incentive. 😉

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