Heineken walk in Fridge

I just stumbled across this viral video and I immediately felt I had to add it to the blog. No ratings lately. Stay tuned!

Bud Light Lime

Hey All,

Its been way too long since I last updated this blog. I apologize for that. In the meantime, I was doing a lot of beer tasting and I forgot what I was tasting them all for. What would you, my readers, like me to rate? I had a bud light lime last night with a few friends and I found it really tasteful. I believe this beer was designed to compete with Miller Chill and Corona.

Bud light lime gives off a taste very similar to a Corona with lime. However, it is not as heavy and you can still drink like ten of them without feeling full or any sign of indigestion. Bud light lime is a well constructed beer and they have great marketing for it.

This is their new Drinkability commercial.

Its True that to most beers drinkers, all light beers taste the same. They lack flavor,  texture and they go down like water. But Bud Light is unique…

I don’t know how Bud Light did it, but they managed to get so many people to order their beer at bars. 4 out of 5 times, I witness my friends order a Bud Light when they can’t think of anything else.

Bartender: “what can I get ya to drink?”

Patron: “uhhh umm uhhh just give me a Bud Light”

Its incredible.

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Super Bowl Commercials

This may have been the best Super Bowl I can remember. The Giants defeated the Patriots that were 18-0 prior to the game. What a better way to go down in history. Sure my friends from New England are not going to like this post but the only thing that could have been better was if the New York Jets beat the Giants in the Super Bowl. I guess because of the ongoing writer’s strike, that still isn’t resolved for some networks, great ideas were hard to come across. So they paid actors like Will Farrell to just improvise. It looks like it work out.

This one was my favorite.

Another great Bud Light commercial.

And here is that infamous catch that Tyree of the New York Giants made.

Miller Lite

Sorry it’s been a while friends. The writers strike has really been a burden on my performance. Just kidding. I have been dissolving into my lay-z-boy while watching the NFL playoffs, and sadly, the presidential debates these past few weeks. But over this winter break I got the chance to sit down and compare Miller Lite and it’s arch nemesis Bud Light.

But because the Conan O’Brien Show has been so freaking funny lately, I will have to make my decision on these beers as I type. Maybe you can help me. Miller Lite has a strong initial beer taste, but very little aftertaste. Bud Light is just the opposite. Miller Lite and Bud Light are very similar as far as their contents go, except that Bud Light has twice the Crabs.

Miller Lites are great when I am drinking twofers of them during happy hour. But when it comes down to it, I just have to go with a Bud Light.

It could have something to do with the different spellings of Light. Maybe I am subconsciously turned off by the simplicity of “Lite.” Who knows? Maybe Bud Light is easier to say. Miller Lite does have three syllables. And sometimes when you are inebriated the most syllables one can can articulate is 1 1/2. That is all you need for a Bud Lighhhh.

So Mill-er-Light. I am sorry to say, but today you have been defeated. Thats two strikes for the Miller Brewing Company on my blog. Don’t take it personal. I still drink you when you are on sale.

Miller Lite still gets a good score for its freshness, thirst quenching ability and awesome advertising. It also has less filling than Bud Light so you actually can put down more of them than you think.

Miller Lite get 3 3/4 stars

Heineken Experience

As this blog competition comes to a close, I felt now was an appropriate time to rate the much anticipated Heineken. Just about 15 people have asked me to rate Heineken and I have been constantly putting it off. Sorry, this wasn’t because I don’t like you. I do like you. I love you! But it was because I have been celebrating my graduation this past week and I have been thinking of what I want to do with my future. If you have any suggestions about what I should do with my life before I make a career commitment please leave them in the comment box. Please be appropriate ( I will not consider jumping off a bridge).

Heineken is arguably one of the most popular beers in the world. Despite having some awesome advertising and marketing campaigns, Heineken doesn’t live up to its reputation. It has a yellow look with a stale aftertaste. This 5.0 % ABV Holland import tastes great when poured on draft. The foam siting at the top of a mug creates a smooth transition from air to beer. But its overall taste is nothing to jump in front of traffic about.

Don’t listen to me if you haven’t tried it. Be a judge for yourself because Heineken is worth a try. Most people who don’t like Heineken prefer Heineken Light’s taste and most people who don’t like Heineken Light prefer Heineken.
I hear the Heineken Museum in Amsterdam is absolutely a must see for yourself place.

Plus, their commercials kick more ass than Jackie Chan.

Mission Accomlished

I took my last college test ever yesterday! It was amazing. I walked out of school and I screamed like I just won the lottery. Technically it’s the opposite considering how much I owe in student loans. ” Yes I can finally start paying my loans back!” That was me screaming with joy.

I needed to celebrate and what batter way to celebrate than to drink beer! Seriously, do you have an answer? Because I have a lot of reasons to celebrate and they all revolve around drinking beer. I started drinking a whole montage of beers at a party and they combined forces to create a power stronger than Captain Planet.

I have added some serious credibility to my beer drinking repertoire over my years at college. Between my time in WVU, ASU, Australia, Mexico and Asia, I would have to say I became a beer connoisseur. You don’t need to listen to my judgment of alcohol content, I am just here to entertain you while you sit at your work desk and pretend to work. Yes you! Quick, someone is coming!

You have helped my beer blog evolve into a lifestyle guide for the drinking elite. I can’t wait to see what I’ll drink next. I will rate Sierra Nevada pale ale, and Newcastle this week, along with whatever other life juice’s I drink tonight. Get back to be on the celebration question too!

This video came on last night at a Malone’s Tavern in Tempe and I felt I absolutely had to post it on my blog. It’s not really beer related but it could be drinking related.


It’s Five O’clock Somewhere

If you haven’t seen it already, now is your chance. Jimmy Buffet’s life is anything but simple, but when you sit back and look at life like he does, happy hour seems like a long time. Take a second to read through a short summary of his life. It is hilarious.

“In four hundred words or less, this is what happened form early adolescence until now: I broke out of the grip of Catholicism and made it through adolescence without killing myself in a car. I flunked out of college. I learned to play the guitar, lived on the beach, lived in the French Quarter, finally got laid, and didn’t go to Viet Nam. I got back into school, started a band, got a job on Bourbon Street, graduated from college, flunked my draft physical, broke up my band, and went out on the road solo. I signed a record deal, got married, moved to Nashville, had my guitars stolen, bought a Mercedes, worked at Billboard Magazine, put out my first album, went broke, wrecked the Mercedes, got divorced, and moved to Key West. I sang and worked on a fishing boat, went totally crazy, did a lot of dope, met the right girl, made another record, had a hit, bought a boat, and sailed away to the Carribean. I started another band, worked the road, had my second and last hit, bought a house in Aspen, started spending summers in New England, got married, broke my leg three times in one year, had a baby girl, made more records, bought a bigger boat, and sailed away to St. Barts. I got seperated from the right girl, sold the boat, sold the house in Aspen, moved back to Key West, worked the road, and made more records. I rented an apartment in Paris, went to Brazil for Carnival, learned to fly, went into therapy, quit doing dope, bought my first seaplane, flew all over the Carribean, almost got a second divorce, moved to Malibu for more therapy, and got back with the right girl. I worked the road, moved back to Nashville, took off in an F-14 from an aircraft carrier, bought a summer home on Long Island, had another baby girl. I found the perfect seaplane and moved back to Florida. Cameron Marley joined me in the house of women. I built a home on Long Island, crashed the perfect seaplane, lived through it thanks to Navy training, tried to slow down a little, woke up one morning and I was looking at fifty, trying to figure what comes next. You have to take the best from whatever the situation is and go on. That’s the whole point of the music to me. All through American history populist singers and humorists have served as the nation’s tickle spot, people like Will Rogers and Mark Twain. I see myself in that vein and fulfilling that sort of responsibility. I give people a few shots. It’s as much a satirical pinprick as anything else. You just have to remind people of the day-to-day funny things. When I write songs, I look for interesting little innuendoes or pieces of situations everybody has experienced. “- Jimmy Buffet via his Myspace profile

Sure this song is Margaritaville, but who cares? It’s Jimmy Buffet! Plus someone disabled the embedded option on “it’s five o’clock somewhere.”

I should also note that Jimmy Buffet has his own brewing company called Land Shark Lager