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Aug. 20th, 2004 @ 01:22 pm "Budweiser" is German for "Bath Water"
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Date:August 20th, 2004 01:22 pm (UTC)
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I think actually he way they present it is The highest quality ingredients... but that's based on the ingredients THEY use to brew Bud beer. Budweiser is a rice based beer. The reason Michelob is considered the more "premium" beer, is because is brewed with actual hops and barely. Not great ones, but still. Frankly, the only Budweiser beer I will drink, if there's anyway to avoid it, is Zeigenbock. They make enough money without my little extra being thrown in. I'd rather spend my money either one a good beer I really like, or some of the independent breweries that make a really good beer and don't have the distribution base that AB has.
Date:August 20th, 2004 06:57 pm (UTC)
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Actually, the Bud label says something to the effect of "We know of no beer anywhere that is as costly to produce, blah, blah, blah" so they do mention the expense they supposedly incur.

Budweiser uses rice as an adjunct to the barley but the primary grain used in Bud is still malted barley. Michelob is a very similar grain bill with the addition of some very lightly kilned Crystal malt. They both use real hops. I have been in the hop room at A-B's Fairfield, CA brewery and it was amazing!

Zeigenbock is okay but I prefer the beer that they are trying to emulate with it, Shiner Bock. Though not a bock beer, I find it flavorful and satisfying. Zeigenbock is a bit sweeter than Shiner Bock.

For the record, A-B hasn't received any money from me, personally, since the 80's. Bud Light is served in the opening round of the beer dinner's to which I am the guest speaker at the local country club. We serve everyone three 3 oz. glasses of beer; Bud Light and Coors Light. Two are of one brand and one is the other. We ask everyone if they can tell which one is DIFFERENT. For many people it is _very_ tough. We proceed to explore many different beer styles, from helles to barleywines, paired with various food courses.