Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Promise

I am really looking forward to moving to the USA, as may be obvious. There are many things I have plans to do, having a Wendy's Baconator (3 burgers, 3 slices of cheese, topped with crispy bacon - heaven) for a start.

One thing I have promised myself when we are living there is to not limit my beer drinking to the craft brewing scene, although I am sure it will be the overwhelming majority of what I drink. I will also re-discover Budweiser, the various Michelob beers and whatever else sells big. When I was at college I would sometimes enjoy a Bud Ice on the days when I didn't feel like a Caffrey's or a Guinness - my then beers of choice.

When Mrs V and I were in the States in 2007 we tried Michelob Amber Bock, which I quite enjoyed and am keen to re-evaluate in the light of greater experience, and see if it is still refreshing when in the heat of Daytona Beach.

Just as I had to give credit where it was due with the Gambrinus Excelent, I simply don't want to become a craft beer fundamentalist unable to look beyond the name on the bottle to what is actually in the bottle.

10 comments:

  1. BUD ICE !!!!"£$%^??? Please tell me you are joking!

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  2. I was young and stupid, and it was 1 pound a bottle at the local off-licence!

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  3. Its not snobbery to drink micros, its also trying not to support big bland corporate brands, dont even think of drinking a bud, you should know that after your time in Czech after all their battles with Budvar.

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  4. I want to try the Budweiser American Ale - just to see what it tastes like.

    I didn't mention snobbery at all, but rather I don't want to refuse to drink stuff from the big breweries purely on the basis of name.

    Afterall, A-B InBev do make some of my favourite beers - Leffe springs to mind.

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  5. I commend your open-mindedness!!!

    Where in the states are you moving to?

    -Lost

    P.S. The Baconator will cause heart attacks.

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  6. We are moving to Virginia, though the wife is originally from South Carolina.

    Baconators will be a treat on occassion, mind you I haven't eaten in a McDonalds or KFC for nearly 4 years now, so I doubt it will become a habit.

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  7. Here I am expecting this epic list of adventures planned, like "go skydiving" or "do a US breweries tour", and the one thing that tops the list is the Baconator?!

    Well played.

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  8. After Delta food on the flight over, it may be my very first feed in the States as an immigrant!

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  9. There are some decent beers owned by large breweries. I am partial to Blue Moon which is owned by coors. The amberbock was pretty decent too.

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  10. As I said in the original article, the important thin to me is the contents of the bottle, not the name on the label.

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