Miller tastes too good to hurry through


January 1st's Favorite Thing - Mass produced beer

I know, this one is a little strange.  For someone who eschews chain restaurants, packaged chili powder and spaghetti sauce, you'd think I would be a beer snob.  I did try for awhile, but other than an occasional microbrew when the mood strikes, I'll take a bottle of Miller High Life or Schlitz, thank you very much!

When the microbrew craze was incubating in the early-90s, I would occasionally go into Discount Liquors (where many microbrews were sold by the bottle, as opposed to the six-pack or by the case) and hand pick a few bottles.  A couple times at family gatherings, we'd have a tasting of the various beers.

I did notice something then, and though I accepted it at first, it eventually became annoying to my precious taste buds.  The flavors seemed to be stronger than I would prefer (not the alcohol content, but that malty-hoppy taste).

The other night, I was over by a friend's house and he had a Golden Ale from Hook and Ladder Brewing Company (my friend had a sampler 12-pack, and from the label descriptions, this seemed to be their lightest offering).  But to me, it was heavy, bitter and unpleasant.  I politely finished it, and went right back to the MGD 64

Most mass produced beer have common characteristics... they have good carbonation, relatively light color, and, well, as a beer snob once told me, "They taste like beer-flavored soda".

But I like my beer-flavored soda.  I drink Miller High Life most of the time, and when I do want something a little more flavorful, I will grab a bottle of Schlitz. 

Never a Budweiser, though.  They didn't build me a stadium, and if High Life is beer soda, then Bud is Diet Rite Cola.

I also like Miller's beer commercials, too....






On the First Day of Christmas, my favorite thing is - Baseball's Hot Stove League

On the Second Day of Christmas, my favorite thing is - A handful of chopped pecans

On the Third Day of Christmas, my favorite thing is - Memories of my past

On the Fourth Day of Christmas, my favorite thing is - Jim Steinman lyrics

On the Fifth Day of Christmas, my favorite thing is - Christmas tree smell

On the Sixth Day of Christmas, my favorite thing is - Watching forbidden football

On the Seventh Day of Christmas, my favorite thing is - The airplane taking off 

On the Eighth Day of Christmas, my favorite thing is - Trying new restaurants

On the Ninth Day of Christmas, my favorite thing is - Ten pins in the pit

On the Tenth Day of Christmas, my favorite thing is - To be zonked out on the sofa

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas, my favorite thing is - Macro brew in a beer glass


PS - I will take this for my birthday gift....

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