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Statement from Elizabeth Warren:

A local TV reporter asked Warren about her favorite beers. She said, “I’m a Sam Adams fan. I’m a Michelob Ultra fan. I’m a Bud Light fan as well. I really go for the whole range.”

Seriously? Nobody but nobody swaps back and forth between those three brands of beer. For one, they don't sell Sam Adams or Michelob Ultra in 30-packs.
 

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She drinks what ever she can get on the reservation?

 

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My taste in beer is simple. Bud Heavy. No matter where you are it always has a nice, clean, fresh taste. You know what you're gonna get.

It also gets cheaper, per unit, the more you buy. Dramatically so. My goal is to find it in such a large quantity that the cost per unit rounds to zero.

Back in my yoot we used to drink Old Milwaukee in a bottle. It didn't taste too bad and was the cheapest thing you could get by the case, except maybe for Brew 102. We were never quite that desperate.
 

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Perhaps the Russians have influenced my thinking after all. The first thing that came to mind when I read her statement was "She intentionally picked those three beers just to try to identify with the most beer drinkers possible." I've become a cynic.

Sam Adams: You'll never find us for sale in a gas station beer cave.
Michelob Ultra: I can avoid getting fat by drinking this and exercising intensely before I do.
Bud Light: I don't care about much of anything at all.

At the same time I guess I feel a special bond with Elizabeth as I also would drink any of the three if they were offered to me at no cost.....
 

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My only experience with any light beer was at a pool party 40 years ago. It was hotternhell out and I must have downed a 12 pack within a couple of hours. Didn't even get a buzz.

Light beer is to beer as decaf is to coffee.
 

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I find Michelob Ultra to be quite bland in it's flavor.
My wife will occasionally purchase some. She claims to like her beer to have some 'flavor' which according to her, my cheaper Busch is lacking.

30 pack cans of Busch are usually the best deal in this town. Usually around $22.00.
But 6 packs of 16oz PBR tall boy cans can often be purchased for less than normal 12oz 6pks. I like that, 8 beers in 6 cans, Cheap $5.49!
Rainer & Hamm's 16oz tall boy 6pks will occasionally under-cut the PBR by 50cents.
 

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Coors Light drinker here, though some of the IPA’s my son brings home are growing on me.

I started on “light” beer about 20 years ago. Non-light beers left me feeling full too soon lol. Downing a 6 pack every night after work became far too easy and expensive, so I cut that back now to hardly 1 beer a week if that. A shot of Taquilia is nice occasionally. Had a lot of fun when I was younger, can’t do that anymore.
 

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I make my own beer, of course it is pretty high test, usually, unless I make a Heffe or lager it. I also prefer my mead, after it has aged about a year.
 

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This is true to some degree. We were all drinking Bud Lite and getting hammered enough that i called the 1-800 number on the back of the can. i asked them why i could drink way more of the lite and why does it tastes like there's more water in it. We had a bet going. Friends said alcohol content same, i said no way, they add water. the lady admitted that it is regular beer with more water added which does reduce alc. content. so you could take a bud and add water yourself. walah extra nasty beer.

That being said. I started liking Heineken light and Corona. IMHO they make domestics taste like shit.
 

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I don't think that video worked out too well for Elizabeth. I can say I could never bring myself to actually watch it. I read about her beer comments but didn't pay any attention to anything else she said in her "candid moment."

Personally, there's not much beer I won't drink. Like pdwestman, I regularly make beer choices based on who has the cheapest 30-pack on sale at the time. Not uncommon around here to find Busch/Light, Coors Light or Miller Light on sale as low as $17.99/30-pack, especially during the Football Months.

The local Hy-Vee Liquor Department has an impressive "wall" of high-end beers where you can "make your own six-pack." It's annoying as there are always four or five stocking-capped souls there contemplatively rubbing their oiled and well-kept beards as they painstakingly select their favorites. That's fine, but unfortunately it's the same aisle that's a direct route from the front door to the walk-in bulk beer cooler in the back so it's like trying to navigate through a bunch of women at Michael's craft store who are trying to pick out the perfect wares for their Etsy projects and every woman in the store is apparently making the exact same thing.

So, the "IPA Obstacle" sometimes forces me to deviate one aisle over (nearly seven feet, by my rough floor tile estimation) therefore forcing me to break my General Shopping Rule #1: "Directly To It. Directly Out." If there are more than six folks pulling beers from the wall, I deviate my route instead of trying to get past them by faking a godawful coughing fit to make them advance closer to the beer wall while giving me glances that convey the message "get the hell away from me."

PBR reminds me of my neighbor friends' Dad when I was a kid. He drank PBR non-stop and would just rip off the pull tab and throw it on the ground wherever he happened to be. You didn't walk around in their yard barefoot. Aluminum Christmas trees were big back then. I guess he was stepping up the game and going for an aluminum lawn.
 
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