Bud Light Lime-A-Rita – Bad Brew Series

The Bad Brew series here on Sommbeer is an extremely entertaining read.  It’s a chance for us to wax poetic on some of the worst beers imaginable and makes us appreciate the beers that we actually do like.  As a writer for Sommbeer this has  been a subject that I have largely been apprehensive about, it seemed unnecessary to put myself through the punishment of such horrible beer.  Still, in the name of fun (or something along those lines) I decided to step up to…

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Bud Chelada – Bad Brew Series

Check out more bad beers from Sommbeer’s Bad Brew Series From David   I had a tremendous feeling of accomplishment the day I drank that Kirkland light. I had overcome my fears and trepidation for the the first “Bad Brew Series” and it was a rush.  I grimaced when I cracked that Kirkland, but I did it and my mind was pushing me to do it again. Do it again, do it again but this time even bigger worse.  It didn’t take long for my Twitter-verse  to guide me…

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Wild Blue – Bad Brew Series

Check out more bad beers from Sommbeer’s Bad Brew Series From Guest Contributor Al the Brewer @althebrewer First off, a little background on me @althebrewer – I have been into Craft Beer for about 8 years going on 9. Having ‘grown up’ on Craft Beer in California and now living in North Texas, I have had the opportunity to try a wide variety of beers offered by several markets and distributors. I have also been a homebrewer for about as long and have worked as a…

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Hurricane Malt Liquor: Revisited – Bad Brew Series

Check out more bad beers from Sommbeer’s Bad Brew Series Featured Contributor Christine @christinepeffer It’s tall and thick. Imposing, yet surprisingly inviting. It terrifies you just as it draws you in for a closer encounter. You twist off the cap—the twist-off itself a clear sign to stop before this goes any further—and take a whiff. It’s sickly sweet, but not wholly repulsive. There’s a faint aroma of grain buried in there somewhere—just enough to remind you it’s there. It’s so carbonated that the bubbles are…

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Kirkland Light – Bad Brew Series

Check out more bad beers from Sommbeer’s Bad Brew Series From David- Founder of Sommbeer: I can drink macro beer, I can. I can, I can, I can do it.  In fact, a lot of us in the craft beer industry have a favorite closet macro.  I often hear a lot of craft beer folks exclaim their love for PBR, Yuengling, Rolling Rock even gasp Bud.  These types of beers are good on a hot day or when your boss hands you his favorite beer.…

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Brewery Travels #13: New Orleans

Bad news. During our move out east, I somehow either misplaced or forgot my notes from the Milwaukee Brewfest. I was planning on writing an article on the event, but without my notes I feel it would be incredibly lackluster. Because of this, I will just be continuing my Brewery Travels series featuring my visit to New Orleans. I managed to hit four breweries on my brief stay there after my wife and I returned from a cruise, each one providing a unique experience. While…

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Brewery Travels #8: Madison, WI (Part 1)

Situated between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona, Wisconsin’s capital city of Madison has a diverse craft beer scene. I always enjoy visiting Madison, whether it be to attend a Badgers athletic event on campus, or to take advantage of the numerous outdoor opportunities. In terms of breweries, there are both established, well-known names, as well as some new players. This will be the first of two articles detailing a total of eight breweries in the Madison area. We will start with those located on the…

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Pure Brews – S2 – Ep 1

John Fahrner and I are always on the lookout for something new and fun in the beer universe.  We look low and high to the far reaches of this world to find interesting items for our readers.  Imagine our surprise when we discovered, the TV series Pure Brews America , produced right in our backyard.   Pure Brews is an innovative and entertaining show that takes viewers on a journey to beer and breweries.  John and I met the hosts, Shannon and Ryan, and were…

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Gas Station Beer! Bad Brew Challenge

The Sommbeer Bad Brew Series continues with a review of “Gas Station” beer, from J.M. Hammond @JMIheartBeer Check out more bad beers from Sommbeer’s Bad Brew Series Sometimes you find the change in your pocket isn’t enough to get the beers you want, but is just enough to get beers to drink. Sometimes when the blog owner says you should drink some bad beers and write about it, you fall into that trap. Aaaaaiiiiiiieeeeeeee….. On a previous trip to the gas station I found myself…

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Bits and Brews: Stone Master of Disguise & The Unfinished Swan

  Featured Contributor: Dan Ryan @DannyRyan Disclaimer for this post, my beer suggestion this month is not readily available any longer. You may be able to find it on a shelf near you, especially if you are located near Stone, or you may need to trade for it or for a beer similar in nature like Naughty Sauce from Noble Ale Works. It’s worth it though. Stone Brewing Company out of San Diego, California has been in the craft brew game for a long time. Their Arrogant…

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