Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Is it Beer or Water?

A few months ago I sampled a bottle of MGD 64 at a restaurant. Of course since it was a new beer that I hadn't tried before I had to give it a shot. I'll try every new drink once (even the god-awful Pepsi Blue). MGD 64 tasted more like water than beer and I haven't bought another bottle since. At 2.6% alcohol it's getting close to O'Douls territory. The N/A brew actually has 0.5% alcohol content.

Now in the ongoing beer wars between Miller and Anheuser-Busch, Bud is fighting back with Bud Select 55. Apparently this 55 calorie offering will have 2.4% alcohol per volume (less than two percentage points away from a non-alcoholic beer). Count me out on this one. Why pay $6 for a six-pack of bottles of Bud Select 55 when you can spend $5 at your local grocery store and buy a case of Deer Park water.

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