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Macro cravings...?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by SerialTicker, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. I wouldn't buy, but would definitely accept PBR, Rolling Rock, Busch heavy, or Coors. Never anything bud or miller though. Gotta have a line somewhere.
  2. uptomonto

    uptomonto Disciple (70) Indiana Dec 15, 2012

    Hot afternoons, maybe - about the only time an AAL is just the thing. OR when I'm fishing, for nostalgia reasons. Almost rather wait til the sun goes down a little, or find some shade, to enjoy something with a little more in the way of flavor.
  3. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (555) New York Mar 7, 2010

    I really liked Schlitz Gusto. For an adjunct lager its pretty tasty. I've been "craving" to drink that again for a while now but its a tough find.

    I sometimes crave Molson XXX.
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  4. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Advocate (660) California Jan 2, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I think that being 21 you don't have enough years under your belt drinking the BMC's and experiencing the progression to a craft pallet.

    Sure when I was younger I didn't mind a Coors light at a ball game, but today, I would choose an IPA every time. I haven't had the slightest desire or urge for an adjunct lager since I was 25
  5. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Savant (400) Michigan Apr 13, 2012

    I wouldn't even say what I got stuck drinking the other night--only drinking it more as an experiment rather than the need/desire to have anything anyway--and but it was more horrible than I'd remembered it to be. Astonishingly bad. I couldn't wait to hit the fridge at home. So for me, that would be a no.
  6. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Savant (410) Arizona Dec 14, 2011

    This is my feeling exactly. I just won't drink it. If BMC etc is all that is available at a restaurant then I will gladly have a Coke or water please. Same at a friends house, etc etc. I never drink the stuff. Not interested. Tastes kinda like pee.
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  7. IMO, its a beer to drink when broke or nothing else is available. Crave? hah!
  8. mylar

    mylar Aficionado (200) Pennsylvania Dec 13, 2011

    I enjoy some Genny Cream Ale on occasion.
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  9. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (625) Ohio Jul 4, 2008

    My macro cheapies are Genesee Cream Ale, PBR, Lil Kings or Carling Black Label. Yuengling is great for a step up from those I think their stuff even the styles they have are great for the price point & IMO kick the shit outta Leinenkugel's weak OVERPRICED & underwhelming offerings. o_O
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  10. mactrail

    mactrail Champion (995) Washington Mar 24, 2009 Beer Trader

    This is actually quite fascinating history. But I hadn't thought much about adjuncts until couple days ago I had a new Light Lager at the Mission Brewery tasting room in San Diego. Brewed with rice, they said proudly. And it was great. There can be a good reason to use "adjuncts" (well, maybe not corn grits) to produce a low-alcohol beer with an appealing grainy taste. But for no taste, no thanks.
  11. I've said before that i have soft spot for PBR. It's cheap and tastes better than bud or bud light. Plus it pairs perfectly with pizza and a metal show ;)
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  12. MilkManX

    MilkManX Savant (390) Arizona Jul 10, 2012

    On a hot summer day here in AZ a PBR,Modelo Especial,Dos Equis, or Shift are pretty good.

    If I had ready access to Sierra Nevada Old Chico Wheat that would be my go to..
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  13. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (890) California Nov 16, 2009 Beer Trader

    Only when bowling. Im learning a crisp Coors Light is okay, but mostly PBR on tap when bowling. 'Merican Way.

  14. Yeah, I've had a lot of Pabst (and Schlitz) at shows. A Pabst is good when seeing a band in a crowded room because when half of it ends up on the floor, as it always seems to, who cares?
  15. ScottUCF84

    ScottUCF84 Savant (265) Florida Apr 7, 2006

    While I don't necessarily have the cravings, I will agree that a PBR does taste good after drinking a Bud Light. I remember a tailgate where I came across a PBR right as I was calling it quits (the Bud just wasn't going down well), and I really enjoyed it. It doesn't have the same or as many off-flavors, and maybe even a little more hop character?
  16. Since when do fields/stadiums/parks have IPAs? And if they do, for less than $15?
  17. ScottUCF84

    ScottUCF84 Savant (265) Florida Apr 7, 2006

    At the Amway Center here in Orlando during Magic games I believe you can get an IPA (forget the brewer) for $9. Still a lot.... but IMO worth the premium VS a $7.50 Miller Lite. Fairly large serving, too, I believe 20oz or more.
  18. wesbray

    wesbray Advocate (550) Alberta (Canada) Feb 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    I like to think of adjuncts as fast food. Sometimes I want a really nice meal, but sometimes I just want to grab a Big Mac.
  19. The only time I crave Macros is when I go camping but that probably has more to do with teenage memories of those being the only thing there to drink. An ice cold Coors is immensely satisfying sitting around all day at the campsite playing horseshoes relaxing.
  20. Exactly!
  21. a local venue in my city has 50 cent cans of Schlitz every day of the week except fridays. it's hard to pass up sometimes.
  22. Have any BAs been able to purchase the Schlitz 1960s formula beer lately? None of the beer stores aroud me carry that particular beer anymore. Is Schlitz 1960s formula beer still made?

  23. BradStokley

    BradStokley Savant (450) Maryland Jan 19, 2013 Beer Trader

    I think that drinking some Coors/Miller/Bud Light every now and again makes you appreciate the "good" beers that much more.

    And on nights you really want to get after it, it's easier on the wallet.
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  24. This exactly. I always get PBR at metal shows and when I know Im gonna post up by myself and play CoD and eat pizza.
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  25. Well Ive only paid attention when I go to Hawks games, but the United Center has Goose Island products and I believe for less than $10.
  26. No. Never. Ever.
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  27. Not really a craving, but I drink OLY once I have a buzz
  28. KentT

    KentT Savant (265) Tennessee Oct 15, 2008

    I have had Schlitz Gusto available in good supply in nearby Madisonville, TN. There was a brief while I had issues finding it.
  29. NHhomebrewguy

    NHhomebrewguy Advocate (685) New Hampshire Apr 9, 2012 Beer Trader

    No, never, ever! EVER!!!
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  30. mweso2000

    mweso2000 Savant (405) Georgia Apr 10, 2010 Beer Trader

    Craving is the wrong word, but I like Dos Equis with Mexican and sometimes if the only option is a macro or overpriced Sierra Nevada or Sam Adams I will choose the macro.
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  31. gmrv4

    gmrv4 Aficionado (165) Missouri Jun 11, 2012

    I totally get this. He was a great man. I might grab a sixer of this over the holidays just to toast the old man.
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  32. pep

    pep Savant (455) Pennsylvania Jun 3, 2012

    absolutely I do! Its even better when I have those cravings when I'm strapped for cash.

    My go tos: Highlife, Busch heavy, Genny cream ales (perfer bock). Yuengling of all kinds.
  33. It's definitely a nostalgia thing for me, sometimes I want a pint of Tennents or a bottle of Lowenbrau, or I'll quite happily have a can of hobgoblin as it's my dads favourite drink.

    It's just a drink at the end of the day.
  34. I really enjoy PBR and Rolling Rock. I also regularly drink Bud heavy, Coors banquet, Yuengling, and Miller High Life(in a 40 of course).
  35. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,285) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Beer Trader

    Corona and Budweiser like them both buy them and i drink them from time to time
  36. I'm an old timer so I'll give this a try:

    1. Stroh's-Including Signature and Bock (the classic Stroh's not the crap that's out there now)
    2. Schlitz
    3. Molson ( I live in Detroit)
    4. Genny Cream
    5. Wiedemann Bohemian
    6. Carling Black Label
    7. Falstaff (remember yellow crates)
    8. Red White and Blue (Pabst)

    Half of these you can still get. The last half, sadly are but a distant memory.
  37. Yuengling Black and Tan
  38. stingley

    stingley Savant (295) Pennsylvania Sep 21, 2013

    Is Yuengling a macro...? I hope not. It's about the only "cheap" beer I ever actually crave. If I go to someone's house and they don't have craft beer then Coors Light isn't too offensive, I've never actually paid for Coors Light (as opposed to Yuengling, which I do get sometimes) but if there's nothing else it'll do. Yeah, it's like love in a canoe... but whatever... I do find Bud Light pretty nasty, I don't like it. Miller Lite is drinkable but given a choice I'd pick Coors Light over it. Disclaimer: This is all assuming Southern Tier IPA isn't available at the time!
  39. ChuckHardslab

    ChuckHardslab Advocate (660) Texas Jan 25, 2012

    I grew up in NY with Genny Cream Ale, but I haven't seen it in TX. It was ubiquitous, cheap and mighty tasty to my 18 year old palate. That was a long time ago. My goto macros here are Shiner Bock or Negra Modelo.
  40. stingley

    stingley Savant (295) Pennsylvania Sep 21, 2013

    I live in PA 5 miles from the NY border so Genny is still all over down here... twice I went to a friends house and that's all they had - both times I woke up the next day with a very nasty headache! The local distributor told me that's it's his bread and butter.