Friday, April 24, 2009

Surprises in the Beer & Wine Aisle

While picking up a few groceries, I made a trip through the beer and wine aisle. I learned a couple of things:

1. They still make Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill, and it's still less than $3 for a bottle. It made me slightly nostalgic for my college days, but I didn't buy any. My tastes are more sophisticated now, so I bought a six pack each of Parrot Bay mojito and pina-colada flavored maltohols.

2. Chelada doesn't just mean beer with lime. Having failed to nauseate enough consumers, Budweiser has introduced -- I did not make this up -- Budweiser + Clamato Chelada. There is also a Bud Light version. According to the company press release, the combination has been enjoyed by Latinos for decades. I suppose it's sort of a poor man's bloody mary. Since I like neither beer nor Clamato, I can't really judge. This hapless blogger tried the stuff and shared the pain.


Beer, Bicycles and the VRWC said...

Beer + clamato + lime?

That's just wrong. Come to the house. I got great homebrew and great food. Best restaurant in Mequon.

Ordinary Jill said...

I don't think there's any lime in the Budweiser Clamato chelada. Budweiser's first chelada-style beer was Bud Lime.

I don't enjoy very many beers, because I dislike the taste of hops. I usually stick with cider, although I enjoy the occasional raspberry microbrew or lambec.

Beer, Bicycles and the VRWC said...

I'm sure we can hook you up with a non-beer substitute.