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Posted April 24, 2006 at 08:29:38 AM by Bean in the Beer category
Saturday, Stef and I were at a loss for things to do. The backyard project was rolling into completion and we were just plain bored. So we made a trip to run some errands that didn't really even need to be run. We set out to find a few simple items (twine, tree stakes, Rubbermaid bins) but ended up finding a lot more. We went to the Dollar Store, Big Lots, The Home Depot, CiCi's Pizza, and then Bridge Liquor. At Bridge Liquor, we bough a variety pack of new (and newly packaged) beers to try out, and BAM: we finally had something to do.

The first thing I tried was a Bud Select in the cool new aluminum "bottle". It was overpriced and tasted the same as every other Bud Select I've ever had. The saving grace was that it was kinda neat to hold - very heavy duty (3x the aluminum of a can). I received a nice surprise when I discovered (after drinking it) that it was actually a pint, not a measly 12 ounces. Bonus!

The next "beer" was Tilt. It's basically the exact same thing as Sparks, but a little cheaper and with 6.6% ABV instead of 6.0%. What's not to like?

And then, there was the Weidemann. Stef had never actually tasted one, so we grabbed a sixer. She said it tasted like water. Personally, I like it just as much as any other low-cost domestic.

The star attraction for beer night was a new malt liquor called Four-O. I've never seen it before, but when I saw a guy grab a few and checkout, I was intrigued. It comes in 40's, but they were out, so I opted for a 24 ounce can. The labeling is reminiscent of graffiti, and it's obvious that they are marketing towards the... um... low end. It's 10% ABV (what the?) and the 24 ounce can only cost 99 cents. HOLY BANG! 99 cents for the approximate equivalent of 5 normal beers. Ready for the down side: it tasted like ass piss. Not only that, I woke up at 6am the next morning cold, clammy, and on the verge of vomiting. Close call.

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celeb (April 24, 2006 at 01:31:48 PM):
I put weideman more in the "aborted fetus" taste category.
stef (April 24, 2006 at 01:45:24 PM):
I haven't tried that beer...where can you find it?
bigD (April 24, 2006 at 01:47:16 PM):
'aborted fetuses' come from vholes

in related news:

stef (April 24, 2006 at 02:23:21 PM):
I haven't tried that beer...where can you find it?
celeb (May 03, 2006 at 12:43:20 PM):
I dunno, the aborted fetus store?

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