Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Macro cravings...?

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

  1. SerialTicker

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2012
    Posts:
    2,739
    Likes Received:
    10,232
    Location:
    Michigan
    Sounds stupid probably to most of the beer snobs around (I'm typically one of them), but I get adjunct cravings every now and then (Random note: I used to think they were called Ad[vertisement]Junk).

    I had a PBR after I was four beers deep a couple weekends ago. It was my first one. Now, I was tipsy, but I actually really enjoyed it. Then again, the beer I had before that was a Bud Light ... so in comparison to that, it was awesome.

    This thread is just stupid. I'm just asking, have you ever craved an adjunct?
     
    BillieWest likes this.
  2. WhatANicePub

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2009
    Posts:
    463
    Likes Received:
    456
    Location:
    United Kingdom (Scotland)
    No. But I do drink an old-school beer out of nostalgia now and then. Something cool about drinking what your dad or granddad used to drink.
     
  3. Rekrule

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2011
    Posts:
    2,049
    Likes Received:
    3,317
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    I desire a Narragansett Lager on quite a few occasions. Find one you like and if the mood calls for it, drink it. Drink what you enjoy.
     
  4. ZAP

    ZAP

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2001
    Posts:
    1,380
    Likes Received:
    794
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Absolutely. I enjoy them in the right spot....such as after hockey in the locker-room...on the golf course...etc...not saying there would not be better options but I enjoy them just fine in these spots....
     
    cnbrown313, fatboy91, Chaz and 2 others like this.
  5. Kopfschuss

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Posts:
    383
    Likes Received:
    224
    Location:
    Oregon
    There is always a time and place for adjunct beers, I personally do not buy them though. If it is what is offered, I don't complain.
     
  6. Ricochet

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2004
    Posts:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ohio
    I'm drinking a Miller High Life now, had lots of Pabst, but also keep SN's Torpedo on hand. Have lots of Yuengling when I go to any bar. Was at a beer tasting in Chicago and had some great beers, but then, I was in Chicago, so I also had an Old Style. *shrug* Whatever I feel like at the moment or have in the fridge for the week.
     
  7. gtermi

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Posts:
    1,318
    Likes Received:
    2,132
    Location:
    Texas
    I would say the only one I have ever craved is a Mickey's. I use to love grabbing one of those and taco bell late at night before I really got into craft beer
     
    MichPaul likes this.
  8. Belial

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2005
    Posts:
    85
    Likes Received:
    205
    Location:
    Illinois
    i enjoy a schlitz tallboy in the shower now and again
     
  9. n2185

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Posts:
    635
    Likes Received:
    859
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Not really. I never even enjoyed them back in the days when I really only drank to get drunk and had no palate for beer at all, so it's no surprise that I never crave them now. If I want something refreshing and simple to drink, I'll reach for a pilsner, witbier, or kolsch.
     
  10. minnesotaryan

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2010
    Posts:
    2,410
    Likes Received:
    2,331
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I actually struggle with lagers, even the good ones, to me they are hard to drink, to smooth, easy drinking beers for me are the hardest to drink.
     
  11. WYVYRN527

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Posts:
    1,652
    Likes Received:
    5,359
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Not that I ever really crave them, but I can enjoy a Grain Belt Premium from time to time.
     
    OldhouseRecs and rfbenavi80 like this.
  12. SerialTicker

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2012
    Posts:
    2,739
    Likes Received:
    10,232
    Location:
    Michigan
    I've been wanting a PBR for about a week, but I just haven't bothered buying any. I instead went to my bottle shop and got me some stuffs.
     
  13. luisc123

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2011
    Posts:
    469
    Likes Received:
    334
    Location:
    California
    Last pool party of the summer, I wanted Miller High Life like you wouldn't believe. PBR cravings are not uncommon
     
  14. ThisWangsChung

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2011
    Posts:
    1,036
    Likes Received:
    3,494
    Location:
    Maryland
    You'd be surprised how damn good Yuengling lager is after fishing on a hot day
     
  15. benjaminahudson

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Posts:
    590
    Likes Received:
    2,002
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Sometimes at a tailgate I get the itch to pound some Natural Light. That can be a very refreshing beer on a hot offshore fishing trip too. Damnit, now I want 1 or 2 or 12. :(
     
  16. MaxOhle

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2012
    Posts:
    117
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    Illinois
    I know what you mean! Sometimes for me, a Coors hits the spot, but then again that means Bud Lite or Miller hits the spot just as well. I'm no huge fan of macro-breweries by any standard, but I say if you like it, drink it.
     
  17. minnesotaryan

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2010
    Posts:
    2,410
    Likes Received:
    2,331
    Location:
    Minnesota
    my easy drinking beer is an IPA, always easy for me, love them.
     
  18. SerialTicker

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2012
    Posts:
    2,739
    Likes Received:
    10,232
    Location:
    Michigan
    Yes indeed -- love me a Two Hearted or a Racer 5. Two of my favorites.

    It's been nearly a week since I've had an IPA. Better get on that.
     
    meanmutt, afrokaze and homebrewer88 like this.
  19. willbm3

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010
    Posts:
    1,659
    Likes Received:
    2,150
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    There are definitely situations where a tasteless adjunct is desirable. Baseball game in the heat of summer, after cutting the grass, perhaps during a backyard cookout, etc. I never really crave them, but in certain situations it can work (although give me a Sierra Nevada Pale in any of those situations and I'm much happier). Recently I've been craving Heineken after watching an episode of Ultimate Factories on the flagship Heineken brewery. Naturally I bought a 24 of cans and have been downing them in a Pilsner glass like it's my job.
     
  20. mintjellie

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2005
    Posts:
    387
    Likes Received:
    158
    Location:
    Ontario (Canada)
    I sometimes find myself wishing that Yuengling was sold in Canada.

    I've also been known to enjoy High Life now and then during the summer.
     
  21. SlycerB

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
    Posts:
    2
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Washington
    Every now & then,I get an itch for a PBR or Rolling Rock.
     
    tectactoe likes this.
  22. BYOFB

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2010
    Posts:
    14
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    There's nothing like some ice cold, beer flavored water (Busch Light!) on a hot, humid summer day after cutting the grass....
     
  23. rodlavers

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2012
    Posts:
    262
    Likes Received:
    408
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    not recently
     
  24. HumphreyLee

    Subscriber

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Posts:
    854
    Likes Received:
    515
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Eh, I get a hankering for a Molson or Labatt for important hockey dates - season beginning, playoffs beginning, Winter Classic, etc. - but that's really about it and, sadly, I don't have to go through that this year.
     
    Torieos likes this.
  25. tylermains

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Posts:
    303
    Likes Received:
    133
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Coors Original. Yellow Label.
     
  26. DrunkethWizard

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2012
    Posts:
    164
    Likes Received:
    318
    Location:
    California
    Do I crave them? Sure. Do I enjoy them? Of course. I'm into all styles of beer now, and just because I've tasted rare treats and top quality stuff that doesn't mean I'm going to be one of those people who says "I'll never drink an adjunct lager again." Far from it. Will I ever buy cases of Bud Light or Coors Light? Hell no. But I'll drink Budweiser on tap at the pub, and buy cans of it for chasers later in the evening.
     
  27. fx20736

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Posts:
    944
    Likes Received:
    3,219
    Location:
    New York
    Maybe after I mow the lawn, I'll drink a Genny, Old Style or Hamms. Refuse to drink BMC. Yuengling bores me.
     
  28. endovelico

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2008
    Posts:
    58
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Portugal
    Not really. I know what you mean but i'll usually grab a pilsener instead, same refreshing value but with alot more taste.
     
  29. rfbenavi80

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2010
    Posts:
    182
    Likes Received:
    80
    Location:
    Missouri
    Old Milwaukee Light is always in my fridge simply because it reminds me of my Dad.
     
    gmrv4 likes this.
  30. flayedandskinned

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2011
    Posts:
    828
    Likes Received:
    516
    Location:
    California
    Not in the last 5 years or so.
     
  31. DFH120

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2012
    Posts:
    2
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Ohio
    Lets say I'm at a corner bar and the draft list consists of macros I will always default to a Yuengling. I liike to use Yuengling as a transitional beer for someone who is drinking a BMC because its a fuller bodied beer and will slowly ramp up their palate for bigger and better things, I will then suggest for them a Great Lakes Dortmunder or a SA Boston Lager. I know the question was do I crave one and the answer is NO but for some reason if I'm eating a fried fish nothing goes better with it than a Yuengling.
     
    bmilt and Winston_Smith like this.
  32. deadonhisfeet

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2011
    Posts:
    1,970
    Likes Received:
    10,370
    Location:
    Kentucky
    The last time I craved an adjunct beer was because I needed something to put out a small fire and I didn't want to waste any water.
     
    Uniobrew31 likes this.
  33. 5thOhio

    Joined:
    May 13, 2007
    Posts:
    2,197
    Likes Received:
    4,186
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Well, since you asked, no. Don't like them.
     
    yemenmocha likes this.
  34. PABSTMASTER

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2009
    Posts:
    137
    Likes Received:
    116
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Fucking love pabst. The style has its moments.....
     
  35. jhartley

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010
    Posts:
    7,038
    Likes Received:
    54,500
    Location:
    Florida
    Do I crave them? Well sometimes I get nostalgic and want a Yuengling Lager or Moosehead, but then I remember I have better beer in the fridge.
     
    5thOhio and 2beerdogs like this.
  36. Ndfan1323

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Posts:
    280
    Likes Received:
    2,650
    Location:
    California
    I never do. I have become an official beer snob. I wont drink if im left with the decision of only macros. But i will wash my dishes with them.
     
    2beerdogs and yemenmocha like this.
  37. Demer

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2010
    Posts:
    134
    Likes Received:
    78
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Whoa Whoa Whoa Yuengling Lager should be a staple in everyones fridge at all times. In no way is it crap beer.
     
    averagejake872 likes this.
  38. kzoobrew

    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Posts:
    2,791
    Likes Received:
    7,342
    Location:
    Michigan
    I drink what I like, simple as that. I just do not like macro style lagers, if that was all beer was I would not drink beer at all. There is no appeal there for me. If I am going to drink something just to drink it is going to be water, otherwise I prefer to enjoy my beverages.
     
  39. marquis

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2005
    Posts:
    4,447
    Likes Received:
    6,336
    Location:
    United Kingdom (England)
    I don't like anything in the macro BMC line but I do still love as much as anything the beers I grew up with.Despite the explosion of new breweries and beers the old favourites still give me great enjoyment.Fortunately a local small brewer makes clones of these beers and as he once worked at the original brewery they are pretty close.
     
  40. kingofhop

    Joined:
    May 9, 2010
    Posts:
    3,021
    Likes Received:
    6,782
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    I love AAL's. Sometimes I prefer Pliny, FBS or Torpedo, but I absolutely love a cold High Life.
     
    BigCheese and BillieWest like this.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe