Why I Drink "Crappy" Beer
I like a wide variety of beers, but if you open up my fridge you'll mostly find those cold activated cans of Coors Light. Why? Because it's
. That's right, I said it.
I'm not sure when it happened, but at some point, grabbing a six pack of mass market
I get it-people basically want to know why I would want a McDonald's cheeseburger when I could get a thick steakhouse burger with pineapple and teriyaki sauce and bunch of other accoutrements on it. Because it's easy, it's affordable, and frankly, it's comfortable. It's the same reason I drink boxed wine -which is also perfectly fine, thank you very much. Sometimes I don't want to expand my palate when I order a drink with some buddies, or sip something "that is both elevating and challenging." Sometimes I just want the mild taste of a light beer and a buzz so I can forget about this horrible place filled with horrible people and have a laugh.
I mean, I'm very aware that I'm not some college frat boy and that I can afford "good" beer, but the reality is that I hardly ever want it. A lot of the "good" beers that get recommended to me taste fine, but they feel heavy and overpowering. The crappy stuff is cheap and it tastes good enough. If mass market pilsners like Budweiser, Coors, and Miller didn't taste somewhat okay, they wouldn't have been around as long as they have. I also
like to make beer cocktails
, like micheladas or red beers, and crappy beer makes for a great baseline so I can still taste all the other good stuff in those
Lastly, I can drink a lot of it and not feel bad, both in a guilty "I spent too much money on booze" way and in an "I actually woke up without a hangover" way. The joke about beers like Coors Light is that they're watered down, or mostly water, and well, yeah! I stay fairly hydrated knocking a few back, I can pace myself much easier, and they have a lot fewer calories so I'm not wrecking my diet every time I want to unwind. I get to have my beer and drink it too, so to speak. So, laugh at me if you want, but I think everyone should have a favorite crappy beer they can always count on. What's yours?