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American map of beer

Posted in in the news with tags , , , , , , , on February 10, 2017 by beertruckdriver

During the Super Bowl this weekend, a map appeared in my Facebook timeline posted by Vox. The map detailed Americans’ favourite beers by state. Note favourite beers might not be the ones people drink the most. This might explain the first surprise to me; Bud Light and Coors Light aren’t bigger than they are on this map. Another surprise is how big a craft beer like Blue Moon is. It’s a favourite from Washington State to New York State to South Carolina. Yuengling is also a big hit in many states. Corona is a favourite to Californians and Hawaiians, but nowhere else does it appear on the map.


Trip to The Beer Store

Posted in Retail with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2012 by beertruckdriver

I have a couple of observations from a trip to The Beer Store yesterday. The first has to do with “the Big 10,” the list of best selling beers. Coors Light is number one and Bud Light is in the top five. The top five are mass-market brown bottle brands, but not discount brands. When Coors Light comes up in conversation, you’ll hear one of two things. From the people who like craft, local, or stronger beer: “$40 for a case of bottled water?” From the people who stick to the cheaper brands: “$40 for a case of light beer?” I guess Coors Light is to beer what Rob Ford is to politics and Nickelback is to music. Everyone slags it and no one admits to liking it, but it has fans in Canada.

One other observation. Beers that were cool with hipsters who liked the idea of hanging out in dives and looking working-class with trucker hats, flannel jackets and cheap beer are now it the premium price bracket. A 24 of Labatt 50 is $41.95 and $23.75 for a 12 (Four bucks more than a 15-pack of Blue). A 24 of Molson Stock Ale has always been higher-priced. At $39.95 it is more expensive than Blue, Canadian and Bud/Bud Light. You also cannot get a 12 of Stock Ale, or any other numeration. I’m worried that eventually Pabst, a discount brand that has hipster appeal, will face the same fate.

I want to share one more thing I discovered on The Beer Store’s web site tonight that’s food-related. A recipe I’m really wanting to try is beer-battered asparagus. This looks like something special as I love asparagus and I love beer, obviously.

Coors Light Iced T review

Posted in Domestic Beers with tags , , on April 13, 2012 by beertruckdriver

I wasn’t expecting much from this and I still might be a little disappointed.

There are the jokes about the acronym (take the first letter of each word and figure it out for yourself). There’s that oh-so-sexy variation of the word tea. But Coors Light Iced T is bland. I recently overheard someone walking down the street while eating a sandwich who could accurately describe my feelings: “This sh– tastes like sh–.”

The body pours super fizzy. is a pale yellow with a copper tinge throughout and has a thick evaporating head. The flavour is like that of club soda and a mix of tea, or T. The T aroma is definitely there. I wasn’t expecting much out of Coors Light Iced T to begin with, so I’ll cut my losses.

Coors Light Iced Tea?

Posted in Domestic Beers, in the news with tags , , , , , , , on March 12, 2012 by beertruckdriver

According to Beer Universe, Molson Coors has a plan of introducing Coors Light Iced Tea this spring. The drink will not include real tea and will not have caffeine. “Coors Light is the world’s most refreshing beer. Iced tea is the world’s most refreshing non-alcoholic drink,” the site attributes to Molson Coors CEO Peter Swinburn. Coors Light the world’s most refreshing beer? Swinburn is entitled to his opinion. The drink will be 4.0% ABV. If you try it and it doesn’t work for you, I’ll suggest (if you’re in an area where Mill Street is available) Mill Street’s Lemon Tea Beer.

The launch of Coors Light Iced Tea will begin in Canada (the opposite of Bud Light Platinum, first launched only in the US). Molson Coors also has plans for a citrus drink called Carling Zest (we assume it will be a discount brand, as the Carling name is usually linked to discount beer).

Original Motorcycle Gourmet Burgers Etc.

Posted in bars and restaurants with tags , , , on March 4, 2010 by beertruckdriver

Hidden away from the bustle of the financial district on Temperance St. is Original Motorcycle Gourmet Burgers Etc. It is run by the people who run the Original Motorcycle Cafe and Lounge on Queen West.

I was really hungry and looking for a meal today, so I stopped in to celebrate working out the final details of my internship. First off, my meal was expensive. Seventeen bucks and change for a veggie burger, onion rings and a bottle of Coors Light seems like a a lot, but for a place that advertises itself as a “Gourmet burger” joint, at least I could expect something really special…right?

Wrong. The patty was quite thin and not very tasty. I would’ve been better off going to Lick’s or the Free Times Cafe (Free Times has a wonderful veggie burger, but not always great service). The amount of toppings and condiments were generous, but it was almost as if I was eating a topping sandwich with ketchup and mustard. The onion rings were not crispy enough either.

The atmosphere looks like that of a regular fast food joint. A regular counter with no bar. A fridge holds beer, pop and water. the tables and chairs aren’t different from a fast food joint. The only differences are classic rock on the stereo and motorcycle memorabilia displayed throughout. Come to think of it, the Indian Motorcycle branded leather bench seats were neat.

To be fair, a joint that markets itself as a biker restaurant probably isn’t going to pay much attention to vegetarians and veggie burgers. But then again, a biker joint in the middle of the financial district is odd.

So if you’re wondering what this has to do with this blog, the better question is what was I doing drinking Coors Light? Well the Coors Light tasted like Coors Light. It was watery, light and lacked the full flavour of a desirable beer. But for a guy who was in the middle of a day and still had things to accomplish and errands to run, a light beer would be adequate. I didn’t want to feel drowsy or a heavy beer buzz. It was the right beer for my brief celebration.