Best of the Worst?
Coors Light scored a victory over arch
rival Anheuser-Busch’s Bud Light and
several other brands in a taste test
conducted by Consumer Reports.
The Consumer Reports test was limited
to the eight top-selling regular and light
beers plus two store brands. Tested
were Coors and Coors Light,
Budweiser and Bud Light, Miller High
Life and Miller Lite, Corona Extra and
Corona Light; and two store brands
from Trader Joe’s Name Tag and Big
Flats from Walgreens. The study also
came to the conclusion that none of the
light beers in the taste test “scored high
enough to be very good.
Miller Lite, due to "more flavor" was
best of the bunch; Corona Light, named
was the worst.” CR added that Coors
($6.45 for a six-pack) was a “CR Best
Buy.” The runners-up here were Name
Tag, and Miller High Life
Newscastle Beer Goes To The Dogs
The big news from Newcastle, England, is that famed The Branding Villa pub has
created a non-alcoholic beer for dogs and is inviting its customers to bring their
four-legged friends in to have a pint or two.
Not only is the pub serving the meat extract-flavored brew for pups, it has also
created a dog-friendly menu that includes a Sunday roast with "cat-flavored gravy"
(not to worry, it's actually "a beef stock with fish sauce").
But it seems that brewing a beer for dogs has been done before. Here in the U.S.,
there's Bowser Beer — a non-alcoholic brew made with malt barley and either
beef or chicken. In the Netherlands, there's Kwispelbier — another beef and malt
brew ("kwispel" is the Dutch word for wagging a tail).
So, if you wish to enjoy a round with Rover, options seem to be available.
As for cats: we're not coming across any non-alcoholic beer made especially for them.
If you know of any, let us know
the crossroads of the beer world