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Old 01-30-2011, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I would try it.


The drugstore chain has begun selling its own brew at rock-bottom prices. Reviewers are claiming it gave them headaches, but will the beer-swilling masses respond?

Walgreens, the national drugstore chain that recently announced plans to sell more groceries, has gotten into the beer business too.

Walgreens' 50-cent beer - The Week
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Fayetteville
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I don't usually turn down a free beer. I probably wouldn't buy the stuff though.
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Old 01-30-2011, 01:01 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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I'm pretty sure all beer will give you headaches...if it's any good 50cents is pretty cheap!
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Old 01-30-2011, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Katz & Bestoff Drugs in New Orleans used to sell Ringnes Beer, imported from Norway, very cheap, and it was fairly decent. Better than Dixie, even then (60's) when some American beers were still tolerable.

Empty cans would be better than Bud Light.

The cost of beer does not necessarily reflect its quality, and if you give all the cheap beers a try, there's a good chance you'd find one you like better than the major brands.
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:37 PM
 
Location: At home.
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I was in a 99 Cents Only store today and they were selling brand name bottled beer. (per bottle price)
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:45 AM
 
Location: in your dreams
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No thanks, I like good beer!
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Heading to the NW, 4 sure.
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Life's too short to drink cheap Beer....
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:55 AM
 
Location: The Milky Way Galaxy
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I would try it to see what it tastes like...more curiosity than anything
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:01 AM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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Sure, I'll try any beer once. The headache test is important. Any beer can give a person a headache. I have had headaches from consuming one pint of some supposedly great micro brews. No thanks.
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:29 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Beer headaches are cause by acetylehyde which is a by-product of fermentation that, in certain yeast strains, mainly lager yeasts, is quite high. This is why many American and European mega brews, which are virtually all light lagers, cause headaches. Of course, the over consumption of alcohol from any source causes headaches, too.

Apparently, about 10% of the population is very susceptible the these acetylehyde headaches.
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