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Old 07-13-2018, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Texas
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They say it is the champagne of beers! Has anyone here ever had it?

Nothing wrong with Miller High Life. I buy it when they have good sale prices.
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Interesting to hear this. Had thought the craft type beers had been crowding these old standbys out, though perhaps not universally so.

Schlitz and Lowenbrau are no more, as far as I know. They were okay middle of the road beers, like all these. Far better than the likes of Genesee, for sure.
Yeah Stroh's bought Schlitz, and Pabst bought Stroh's.Lowenbrau still exists, but is part of InBev.
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Interesting to hear this. Had thought the craft type beers had been crowding these old standbys out, though perhaps not universally so.
In your average blue collar tavern, even if people are into craft beers, the standby macros are easier on the budget. My experience in these sorts of settings is that drinkers in this bracket are more likely to do craft bottles at home, if they're into craft brew, than in a bar, because it's more cost-effective...a six-pack for what 1-2 will run you in a bar.
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I like Miller High Life. It is my summer porch beer.

I was a brewer in a micro brewery for a decade, have taken beer vacations to Belgium and the Czech republic, hold a Cicerone, and was a CBJ. All the qualifications of a snob.

But, you may be surprised to find that most real craft beer industry workers are not so snobbish. Different beers are like horses for courses.

I hold the opinions of people with a wide appreciation for the products of the art and science of brewing in higher regard than someone who proudly states they don't drink anything with fewer than 70 IBUs, or refuse to drink beers brewed with S. carlsbergensis, or some other "qualification" of their beer superiority.
Agree. People like what they like.
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:40 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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"The Champagne of Bottled Beers" ah yes, memories of that commercial tune from 1950s childhood.


But I tell you that the real champagne of beer, actually a malt liquor, was Champale, not what is sold today, but the Champale formula that I loved in the late 1960s, early 1970s.
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:58 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I drank miller as a kid, it was the best tasting of the cheap beer. In my 20s it was whatever people bought, Coors, Olympia, Budweiser. I couldn’t take the greenish, really cheap beers that my father drank like Brown Derby and Regal Select. By the time air was in my 30s and discovered really good beer I switched to craft beers like Sierra Nevada Ale, and now I like to try a variety. I prefer sticking to about 35 IBUs, and right now I’m drinking the mildest flavored beer that I like, Blue Moon. It’s actually made by Coors. My favorites are Mac & Jack,
Rogue Dead Guy Ale, Sam Adams Boston Lager, Manny’s Pale Ale, Ram Butt Head.
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Old 07-16-2018, 01:44 PM
 
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In your average blue collar tavern, even if people are into craft beers, the standby macros are easier on the budget. My experience in these sorts of settings is that drinkers in this bracket are more likely to do craft bottles at home, if they're into craft brew, than in a bar, because it's more cost-effective...a six-pack for what 1-2 will run you in a bar.
Not my experience at all (part time job at a liquor store that sells a good selection of craft and macro and living in a small town, you see some of these people out and about in the bars)....if they are not craft only or macro only, drinkers , people will buy the cheap stuff for the house and some craft to supplement that....but out they drink almost only craft. Even most of the dive bars in town will have some decent from the area beers available
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Old 07-19-2018, 04:30 PM
 
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They say it is the champagne of beers! Has anyone here ever had it?
Miller is a good cheap beer that is sold at a competitive price in most stores. I think most of us prefer draft beer to Miller Highlife or any other brand served in bottles or certainly to that awful brew sold in cans.

I'm spoiled though when it comes to beers. I've had the best. Once you've been to Germany and had real German beer, you'll realize that what we get in America is a poor imitation. Nothing with ever compare for me with the Edelstoff beer served at the Augustiner Keller in Munich, Germany.
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:40 PM
 
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Well I tried Miller Genuine Draft tonight! I found it better than the high life!
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Old 07-24-2018, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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No, because I grew up in Oregon, where the only cheap beer you ever needed was Henry Weinhard's. I swear, in my college days, my bodily fluid was somewhere around 40% Henry's Ale at all times.
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