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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.

Brava, the beer of summer

Posted in Domestic Beers with tags , , , on May 11, 2010 by beertruckdriver

It has a commercial with a jingle that gets stuck in your head. It’s Brava, the beer of summah. The jingle is Caribbean, yet Brava is meant to be a discount “cerveza” or Latin beer, a competitor for Corona. I’ve never been a fan of Corona. I don’t like drinking a beer and having to use a piece of lime in order to make it not taste too sweet. I like that I can drink Brava without the lime, as it’s not too sweet. It has a refreshing taste and is good as an outdoor summer barbecue choice.

Brava is brewed by Lakeport, now owned by InBev, Labatt’s parent company. Lakeport was known as one of those “buck-a-beer” brewers a few years ago. Those brands are now more than a buck a beer, but they are among a large list of discount brands available at the Beer Store. These beers are not cheap out of the goodness of the hearts of mostly large brewers. they are generic, usually mass-produced and often not very good. They’re for people who want to drink beer and don’t care about quality.  I’m not naming Brava one of the best beers ever, but for the money, I think it’s the best of the discount beers available on the market. I even prefer it over most mid-range domestic beers out there.