I have decided …

For those of you keeping score at home, I have decided that Miller Lite is a much better beer than Budweiser Select.  Yes, for those of us that buy cheap light beer, this sort of revelation is important.

I am a fan of beer; good beer.  So long time readers often wonder why I bother to drink cheap beer, typically of the ‘ght’ variety.  For one thing, cheap is good.  More money in my pocket is a good thing.  Why would I not want to get a 30 pack of Miller Lite at Sam’s Club for what amounts to $0.55 a beer?  I can use the extra coin to buy more junk food or better yet, just not spend so much money on beer.  Who am I kidding; the extra money goes towards all the wonderful junk food or even more cheap beer.

I typically buy something good (say SweetWater 420 Pale Ale) to sprinkle in amongst the various cheap light beer in my cupboard.  At the end of the day, I can drink more cheap beer, guilty free – cheap is good, and a light beer makes me feel like I am doing ‘the right thing’ while I am drinking beer.

I am probably not making much sense, but that is excusable, at least in the mind of a sleep deprived dad.  No I am not drunk (yet).  Getting back on topic, the Budweiser Select seemed like a better deal at $0.48 a beer, but it just does not taste all that great.  I am not even sure what is ‘select’ about this beer.  This is possibly the worst cheap light beer that I have purchased in the last couple of years.

When it comes to cheap beer, Miller Lite is a better choice.  I know Budweiser Select is competing against Michelob Ultra, but that is beside the point.  We will discuss other cheap beers later.


4 thoughts on “I have decided …”

  1. Don’t you travel to Europe often?

    Have you tried the Budweiser and Lowenbrau available there? Not made by any American brewery but the originals on which the American brands were based?

    Or try any of the other European brands?

  2. Yes, I am in the UK several times a year. To be honest, I have never tried the Budweiser in London, but I have been told by folks in our UK offices as well as clients that it is very popular. In fact, when I entertain UK clients (when they visit Columbus, GA) they typically drink Budweiser.

    The last time I was in Germany I did not try Lowenbrau, but I loved most of the German beers that I tried.

    When I am in the UK I usually drink Amstel (the full-body version, not the light stuff) or Stella Artois. There are others, but those two are my favorite.

    I hope every understands I am not saying that these cheap light beers are better than Stella or Amstel; I am just writing about cheap light beers and how they rank.

  3. I’ve started drinking Coors Light as my swill, ahem, I mean cheap beer. Price is right and if the moons are aligned correctly, I enjoy it. I purchased an 18 pack for $10 the other day. I can’t argue with that math.

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