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    The lowbrow beer connoisseurship/consumption thread

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    More beautiful words have never been typed.

    (if one only knew how many 40oz Mickey's I consumed back in the day)
    What? I slammed a few Big Mouths but the MeisterBrau GIQ was the drink of volume. Damned hard to hide the paper bag while driving though.
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    If I'm going dirt cheap and looking purely for some transitory bliss I gotta go with malt liquor first. My brand of choice is Schlitz, because it leaves less of the powerfully astringent aftertaste one finds with St. Ides or Steel Reserve.

    Now Mickey's does have the wide mouth bottle which can help reduce consumption time considerably; a factor worthy of serious consideration as well.

    Most ice beers, boasting an impressive 5.7% alcohol will get the job done pretty quick and have the advantage of being much kinder to one's esophagus in the event they should happen to be regurgitated for some reason....

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    In addition to purchasing cases of Mickey's, my friends and I were also known to be purchasers of Icehouse 22oz bottles by the case.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Now Mickey's does have the wide mouth bottle which can help reduce consumption time considerably; a factor worthy of serious consideration as well.
    In my pre-NCO days living in the BRiKS at Camp Lejeune, Mickey's was always my drink of choice for preciously that reason. That was until I found a place to buy Miller High Life, The Champagne of Beers! dirt cheap. To me, it's so light and watered down, that I could drink an excessive amount without becoming that sloppy drunk who nobody wanted to hang out with. Besides, since it comes from the Champagne region of France, I always felt a bit more cultured drinking it!
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    Champaignians love Miller High Life (one would assume at any rate), but getting down to brass tacks, I think malt liquors win out over watered down cheapo beer if for no other reason than simply because they come in 40 oz bottles. Nothing about a 40 oz container suggests moderation. No, once you crack the cap off and take that first swig it's a given that intoxicated times will follow. I mean I suppose one could theoretically pour from the bottle into smaller glasses (and if you did it would HAVE to be in either a plastic sports cup or maybe a paper cup), but have you ever in your entire life seen anyone do that with a bottle of malt liquor?
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    The summer of '99 was largely based around the consumption of Natural Ice. Major heartburn that summer.
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    The Champion of Cheap

    The offical Beer of CPSURaf's Vegas Bachelor Party:
    Camo Sliver Ice 24 XXXX -8.5% Alcohol by volume.

    Cost

    $1 per 24 oz can.

    nuff' said.
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    In reality, it's 38 ounces, because it's mandatory to pour a couple on the ground for your dead homies.

    If I'm going lowbrow, I'm going to go to an old-school neighborhood corner bar in Buffalo, and get a Genesee Cream Ale. It's actually an interesting, halfway decent brew, but it has a reputation of being swill because it's so popular among the blue collar crowd, and stocked far over by the cheap beers in the supermarket cooler.
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    At college, the lowbrow beer of choice seemed to be Keystone. Maybe Coors Light too, if that's even considered lowbrow. Great for beer pong as well. For a time, it seemed my friends and I cut down on whiskey expenses by drinking Jim Beam instead of Jack, but that didn't last long. I also remember drinking some rip-off of Captain Morgan called Sailor Jerry. Never had any malt liquor though.

    Regardless, I predominantly drank Jack Daniel's, Captain Morgan, and Miller Lite at school. And red wines of all sorts. Sure, we may have lived off spaghettios, toast, and hamburger helper during the week, but we never really skimped on the booze.
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    MGD in the South
    Yuengling 'round here.
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    Back in High School we used to drink Mad Dog, it was only $2 a bottle and would get you hammered.
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    I've also partaken in some Red Dog. Haven't seen it around in awhile.
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    I don't think they make Red Dog anymore. They definitely DO sell Mad Dog 20/20, though. Stuff was basically alcoholic Kool Aid.

    Anybody have Boone's Farm? We used to drink that all the time back in the old barracks at Ft. Eustis.

    When I got to college it was all about the Icehouse. My buddies and I would walk a few blocks over to the local gas station/convenience store and pick up 22oz. cans of it and then watch random movies in the A/C when it was 100 degrees out during summer '99.
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    Quote Originally posted by Rygor View post
    Anybody have Boone's Farm? We used to drink that all the time back in the old barracks at Ft. Eustis.
    Snow Creek Berry was always my Boone's flavor of choice. Yummy.
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    I had my first Genesee cream ale recently. It was actually quite inoffensive. Yes, inoffensive, that's the best adjective for it. Not too bitter ,sort of a bland, ever so slight malt taste to it.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    I had my first Genesee cream ale recently.
    My wife's family is from western NY - they love that stuff. Me? Meh.

    A buddy of mine has a beer fridge out in his garage - half of it is microbrews and imports, and the other half is filled with Natty Light.
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    In HS it was Miller Lite then in college it was Schlitz & Bud.
    Now its a Yuengling...
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    Miller High Life or PBR since it is really affordable.
    Back in college we used to have Old School Bring Yo Own 40 parties. The hard part was getting through that second one without having to pee 5 times.

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    Quote Originally posted by Rygor View post
    Anybody have Boone's Farm?
    I remember throwing a "Two-Buck-Chuck" party back in college, requiring everyone to bring an incredibly cheap bottle of wine. A lot of Boone's Farm showed up.

    I also list Boone's Farm as a 'guilty pleasure.'

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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    Now its a Yuengling...
    Finally, I can say that Ohio allows us to taste the sweet nectar of Pennsylvania....
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    my undergrad days - or should I say nights - (decades ago) were fueled by a combo of cheap schnapps & gennie cream ale...a roomie was more partial to utica club but that was too dreckish for me

    nowadays the cheap buzz comes from Old Style

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    Quote Originally posted by der Bebauungsplan View post
    my undergrad days - or should I say nights - (decades ago) were fueled by a combo of cheap schnapps & gennie cream ale...a roomie was more partial to utica club but that was too dreckish for me

    nowadays the cheap buzz comes from Old Style
    A trip to Frankenmuth earlier this year found me purchasing Black Label and Gennie Cream Ale. Coincidently, my fridge during this same time was already stocked with Strohs and Old Style (purchased locally). I sure had a 'granda beer' fest when I was laid up with broken feet this summer.

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    Me like Stroh's because backwards it spells shorts.
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    Good ole' Friday nights in jr. high and high school... with some high quality Keystone Ice!
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    My band in college had a song giving love to SLO's favorite beer: Natural Light.

    My go to lowbrow beer is Pabst Blue Ribbon though. It has to be good with a ribbon, right?

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