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Wed - 2/29/12 - Enjoying a bit of the "High Life".  I am a little biased here as Miller Lite was what I was born and raised on.  OK, so know my parents did not raise me on beer.  But my father drank Miller Lite.  So that was what was in the fridge as I was growing up.  This is what I snuck out of the fridge on occasion when I was a "boy being a boy!".  I'm not going to spend time on this - basically, the body of this was a bit more then is expected.  It is not as LIGHT and Watery as many others.  It has a creamy taste to it and the carbonation is really sort of nice and refreshing.  It definitely is "sweeter" like many of the economy beers are.  I don't know if that is from using more "corn" (or if Miller even does that) to save on cost.  This has the name the "Champagne of Beer" on the bottle.  The cool thing about this is I visited a brewery about 8-9 years ago in Terre Haute Brewery (I guess) I don't even know if it is still open.  And they claimed to be the 2nd oldest brewery in America still in Operation (1st being Yuengling).  Well, they also had a Champagne Velvet beer on their list which I found interesting.  Anyway, good memories of that brewery - I hope it is still in operation.  The French Dip sandwich I had there was AWESOME.  Anyway, High Life and chips/salsa - was not a bad way to spend the night.

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Well, I thought I would be able to save Miller Lite till MUCH later in the year.  Turns out - I had no more "economy" in the house and this was there (as it often is in my house).  If you read the last post you'll know that I'm partial to this beer.  I think it is sweet and refreshing.  I do think it is a little watery but still that adds to the refreshing part.  It always holds a nice head on the top.  I didn't even use the "vortex" bottle for this beer - a revolutionary tool to "assist" the beer from exiting the bottle.  I have to say that I think it does make me drink this faster even if it is brilliant marketing.  For a light beer this is a medium bodied beer.  The thing is that this is ALL UP FOR discussion; the whole "tastes great/less filling" - versus different Large brewery beers that all have fancy commercials; cute gimmicks; and usually highly attractive people claiming their beer is the best.  When in actuality - it is ALL REALLY REALLY close to the same.  The truth is this is like arguing a FORD or a CHEVY is the best - when they are both pretty bad.  Oh, before I piss to many people off... I'm all about the American made blah blah blah; but I think EVERY can admit that the heart and soul of that is gone.  And that most "AMERICAN" made anything is not made in America.  And lets face it - we are GLOBAL now... so to find many products that are completely made here is tough.  Hence why I love beer - if it is brewed in America - it can claim - Made in America 100%!

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Corona Extra - I remember going to Spring Break in Panama City, Fl about 12 years ago.  I was 2 years out of college and had a decent job making "decent money".  While, everyone was drinking Busch and Nati Light - my room was buying cases of Corona - cause "we had the money for the good stuff!  haha... Yea, the good stuff.  Well, I mean - on a hot day this is a beer I will add a lime to on occasion to enjoy.  No it isn't great.  But you know - it does have a mystical way of transporting me back to the beach every time I drink it.  I actually do not have any "tasting" notes on this one as I drank this "LATE" Friday night (almost didn't make the midnight cut because I had forgot) after having some quality beer with quality people for my wife's Birthday Party.  The party was a success.  Those cupcakes in the back were INSANELY GOOD!  And made by the birthday girl herself (check out her cooking blog for the recipe to be added some day soon).  I do have to give props to my friend 'Lite'.  Once again, I still did not have any "economy beer in house - so I called him up knowing he was coming over for the birthday party and true to nature he had this and had just finished drinking his last Coors Light (so I couldn't have one of those).  Thanks to 'Lite' for providing this to the blog.

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Michelob Lager was yesterday's beer.  Now this picture to the left was actually taken today.  I thought I took a picture last night but could not find it.  So, I had one left over in the fridge - I actually thought about "sampling" this beside a Miller Lite for comparison & still may do that but... I need'd the pic.  As you can see the machine in the background is what I use to make the magic happen here at 365Beers!  In general, I have NOTHING good to say about Michelob.  I mean it basically is a "step above" water.  I drank 5 of these last night and had little of any feeling from it.  The taste is thin and watery.  As with any of the other lagers it is a bit bitter and corn like flavor.  I do not get much "barley" taste in this at all.  The hops do make an appearance in this beverage which probably makes it taste the "most like beer" of anything.  I am obviously not a fan here.  I guess for kicks I'll put this beside a Miller and see what I think... I'll post on FB my results.  Trying to play catch up here on the blog.

Out with the Economy back to the good brew!  Can't wait for today's FINE BEER OF CHOICE... I hope to have the blog written later tonight.  Thanks for reading.

 





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