Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Not So Good Beers

With few exceptions, I prefer to focus on good beers when writing these musings, however the St. Petersburg Times is running an article entitled "The world's 10 most disgusting beers":
Good beer is increasingly easy to find in America, and that is good news. However, there are still plenty of gag-reflex-triggering beers on the shelves, and it is time these offenders of good taste were called out.
This article is getting a surprising amount of attention. I think the article is somewhat tongue-in-cheek and I don't know if the author has actually tasted all the beers, or if they made the list based on their descriptions. However, the beers he's included certainly aren't ones I'd choose to drink. I won't post the list here, you'll have to read the article yourself. You'll surely have your own opinions on a better (or would that be worst?) list. The article generated a lengthy discussion on Real Beer. There was also a thread on DC-Beer, in which Alexander D. Mitchell IV provided a link to a Japanese beer that might qualify for inclusion, along with a photo link.

Honestly now, how many on the list have you tried? In the interest of full disclosure, #9 on the list, Milwaukee's Best, was certainly a staple back in college. :-)


  1. Milwaukee's Best was what we bought in college when we couldn't afford Old Style.

    I can't believe Black Label wasn't on the list. Even back when I drank Bud by choice, the only way we could drink Black Label is if it was so cold it was almost a slushee.

  2. I'm happy to say that I've never tried any one of those bottom 10 beers. The worst beer I ever tried was a Pabst Blue Ribbon. I call that beer "trucker's piss". It was simply harsh.

  3. It's a bit American-centric to be "the world's worst beers"!

    I've never had any of them, but have had some real stinkers in my time. Unfortunately, most were made by tiny little microbreweries so I'd feel bad naming and shaming...


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