Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Matter of Taste?

Just about everybody has a staple beer that they like to drink. Note that I didn't say favorite beer. A staple beer is what you drink when you just need something cold to drink. You probably consume it in more mass quantity than other beers. Not because you love it, but because it's generally a beer your willing to buy no matter what your money situation is.

Staple beers can vary from region to region. After all, drinking is a social activity, so you probably drink a lot of the same stuff as your friends. Here in Pittsburgh, Yuengling is a very popular staple beer and of course you gotta include the 'Arn'. But the staple beer of the people also varies between urban and rural America. Doesn't matter where you are, you can tell just by the billboards. In and around the city you see advertisements for the big three: Coors, Miller, & Bud, and usually some more higher priced beers like Heineken. But once you get about 30 miles out of any city, the billboards start changing. That's when you start seeing such wonderful brews like Busch, Natty Light, or Genesee Cream Ale. Hmmm... cream ale.

But no matter where you live, there will always be a market for the Jacob Bests of the world. Maybe some American or how about some Schlitz. My dad used to always pick up a case of Schlitz. Then he got pissed when they raised the price to $6.99 a case.

So what's your staple beer? See how it stacks up against other beers in alcohol content and other categories. Do you pussy out and drink ultra-light piss water, or do you pound back real beer, like a man?


  1. My GOD, those girls in that picture are GORGEOUS!

    I suppose the post was ok too.

  2. I'll have whatever those girls are having.

    My staple beer would have to be High Life. Yuengling is up there on the list as well though.