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Monday, November 21, 2011

Miller Lite Major League Baseball-themed beer labels approved

Sure, sure…13-years after I stopped drinking (makes healthy aspartate transamayonnaise sandwich).

MillerCoors has received TTB label approval for several Miller Lite cans donning Major League Baseball team logos. These 16 oz. aluminum cans are presumably for the 2012 baseball season.

Anheuser-Busch remains the official beer sponsor of the MLB despite a lawsuit filed after MLB allegedly reneged on an agreement to renew AB’s sponsorship.

MillerCoors is still able to sponsor individual teams. The Wall Street Journal reported last year that AB was the sponsor for all but a handful of teams. So far, labels have come in for the Brewers, Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Padres, and White Sox. Labels also came in for the Royals and Cubs though no official sponsorship was indicated.

Repoz Posted: November 21, 2011 at 06:50 PM | 29 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. LionoftheSenate (Brewers v A's World Series) Posted: November 21, 2011 at 07:10 PM (#3998628)
Hopefully this rolls out better for MLB than the NFL. Miller Lite rolled out Baltimore Ravens cans with a Baltimore misspelled several weeks back.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 21, 2011 at 07:18 PM (#3998635)
I really hate those "man up" Miller Lite ads. What are effeminite men like me supposed to drink when we want cheap domestic crap beer?
   3. salvomania Posted: November 21, 2011 at 07:24 PM (#3998644)
I love how the men in those ads all appear to be somehow vulnerable to the withering judgment of a ####### 25-year-old bartender.
   4. TerpNats Posted: November 21, 2011 at 07:31 PM (#3998648)
Speaking of beer, has anyone else here tried the Bud Light + Clamato "Chelada" beer? Really tasty.
   5. McCoy Posted: November 21, 2011 at 08:22 PM (#3998708)
Sounds like something one would use to treat a venereal disease.
   6. DA Baracus Posted: November 21, 2011 at 08:24 PM (#3998717)
I refuse to believe anything made with Bud Light is "really tasty." Or for that matter, regular "tasty."
   7. The Good Face Posted: November 21, 2011 at 08:35 PM (#3998730)
I really hate those "man up" Miller Lite ads. What are effeminite men like me supposed to drink when we want cheap domestic crap beer?


Michelob Ultra?
   8. OsunaSakata Posted: November 21, 2011 at 08:37 PM (#3998731)
There's also Dr. Pepper Ten which is "not for women".
   9. asdf1234 Posted: November 21, 2011 at 08:52 PM (#3998755)
There's also Dr. Pepper Ten which is "not for women".


I would love to meet the team of people who imagined was a good idea.

Instead of the dainty tan bubbles on the diet can, Ten will be wrapped in gunmetal grey packaging with silver bullets.


Nothing screams masculinity like silver bullets.
   10. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: November 21, 2011 at 09:39 PM (#3998817)
Nothing screams masculinity like silver bullets.


I thought that screamed wolfmaninity?
   11. andrewberg Posted: November 21, 2011 at 09:48 PM (#3998845)
No girls allowed in the fort!

Dr Pepper 10 is somehow vastly inferior to both Dr Pepper and Diet Dr Pepper. I threw away the last 3 cans of the 12 pack.
   12. Heinie Mantush (Krusty) Posted: November 21, 2011 at 10:11 PM (#3998888)
A beer thread!

Recently tried Innis & Gunn, and I was pleasantly surprised. The vanilla was a bit overpowering, though. Victory Prima Pils might be the most drinkable beer I've tried lately.

One of the cooler points of CitiField is that Brooklyn Brewery has a couple of beers exclusive to the park.
   13. Tuque Posted: November 21, 2011 at 10:30 PM (#3998916)
Victory Prima is a grade A beer. Excellent stuff.

Brooklyn has a Shake Shack specific beer too, if I remember correctly. There's also a Katz's beer. There are a surprising amount of places that have them - I've hardly had any of them though.

I've been enamored with the Firestone IPA recently. Their stout is pretty good too. I also finally found an imperial stout that doesn't make me cringe - the Oskar Blues Ten Fidy. Still ridiculously powerful, though, so I have to be in the mood for it, and it'll probably be the only beer I have that night since it's almost 11% alcohol.
   14. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: November 21, 2011 at 10:38 PM (#3998925)
Coors Light is my preferred terrible domestic beer. They should run a parody ad for the Dos Equis guy.

"I always drink beer. like 30 of them at a time. And when I do, I prefer Coors Light. Unless something else is on sale."

He is....the least interesting man in the world.
   15. Daunte Vicknabbit! Posted: November 21, 2011 at 11:46 PM (#3998976)
Innis and Gunn is ok but the clear bottles lead to horrible consistency. Have had some heavily oxidized bottles, also some with diacetyl problems. Prima Pils and BK Lager, on the other hand, are two of the best domestically produced lagers, though I hesitate to say either bests Moonlight's best.
   16. McCoy Posted: November 21, 2011 at 11:54 PM (#3998982)
In taste test I did back in June I don't think anyone liked the Prima Pils
   17. LionoftheSenate (Brewers v A's World Series) Posted: November 22, 2011 at 12:20 AM (#3998999)
"I always drink beer. like 30 of them at a time. And when I do, I prefer Coors Light. Unless something else is on sale."

He is....the least interesting man in the world.


That is quality
   18. LionoftheSenate (Brewers v A's World Series) Posted: November 22, 2011 at 12:23 AM (#3999001)
Of the sour beers that seem to be trending, Russian River - Supplication was the best. If you don't think you like sour beers, give this a try, if you don't enjoy it, then you will know sour beers are not for you.
   19. Tuque Posted: November 22, 2011 at 04:31 AM (#3999166)
Oh man, my brother and I made a pilgrimage to the Russian River brew pub this summer, and holy #### their sour beers were amazing. I mean, their everything was amazing, really - their witbier was great, their Sound Czech lager was awesome, but their sour beers are soul-shattering good. They put a rip in the space-time continuum of flavor. Sadly they were the only ones that they refused to put in growlers so I never got to as much as I wanted.

I love the #### out of that brewery. If that brewery were a woman....
   20. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: November 22, 2011 at 04:46 AM (#3999189)
I ave never drank a whole beer in my life. I'll do shots of anythng with anyone but beer tastes so awfully bitter to me that I can barely manage a sip. I AM STILL TOTALLY MANLY DAMMIT!
   21. AJMcCringleberry Posted: November 22, 2011 at 04:56 AM (#3999203)
MLB approved this? Won't somebody think of the children!?
   22. LionoftheSenate (Brewers v A's World Series) Posted: November 22, 2011 at 05:09 AM (#3999217)
I ave never drank a whole beer in my life. I'll do shots of anythng with anyone but beer tastes so awfully bitter to me that I can barely manage a sip. I AM STILL TOTALLY MANLY DAMMIT!


Bitter is the only flavor you get? Have you ever tried a domestic lite beer like Bud, Miller or Coors? (serious question) Where those bitter?
   23. Foster Posted: November 22, 2011 at 06:36 AM (#3999265)
Speaking of booze, I'd heard good things about this new honey-flavored Jack Daniels. Sounded delightful, but meh. Too sweet.
   24. Matheny Hitting School and Investment Strategies Posted: November 22, 2011 at 06:52 AM (#3999270)
Manliness Quiz!!

1. Statham flicks? a) The Transporter 1 and 2. b) Crank 1 and 2.
2. a) Jeffrey Combs in Re-Animator. b) Bruce Campbell in Evil Dead II.
3. Better punk band? a) The Clash. b) Fear.
4. Amber? a) A delicious type of beer. b) Scott Peterson's mistress who you mocked, but probably would have done anyway given the chance.
5. Eric Gregg trait you mocked more? a) His weight. b) His strike-zone in the 1997 NLCS.
6. Are you currently registered to vote? a) Yes. b) No.
7. Have you ever cried during a movie? a) No. b) Yes.
8. On St. Patrick's Day would you prefer to: a) Go out drinking with your friends. b) Watch The Quiet Man or at least the last half hour of it.
9. Eva Mendes. a) Hot, would do her. b) Chromosome test first, then I'd do her (probably regardless of the outcome of the test, I'd just want to know first).
10. Psychics? a) We are said to use only 10% of our minds, so I suppose it's possible. b) Okay, this one's a layup.

How to score:

Answered b) to how many questions?

0-2: Don't you have some catching up to do on "the Bachelor."
3-4: Slightly manly.
5-6: Manly-ish.
7-8: Somewhat manly.
9-10: Getting there.
or
Real men don't actually answer Cosmo type quizzes: Ted Williams salutes you!
   25. McCoy Posted: November 22, 2011 at 07:11 AM (#3999275)
Speaking of booze, I'd heard good things about this new honey-flavored Jack Daniels. Sounded delightful, but meh. Too sweet.

Depends on what you are looking for. It is an approachable whiskey because of that sweetness. I found it quite delightful as a sipper and I can see doing a shot of it but it isn't something I would do lots of nor do I see it being a good mixer. Plus I'm betting it would give you one hell of a hangover.
   26. PreservedFish Posted: November 22, 2011 at 10:36 AM (#3999290)
I believe I saw that Brooklyn Brewery had a specific beer for Per Se. Questions:

1. At what point do we begin to doubt that all of these location specifics beers are actually unique?
2. Who, when spending $200+ for their food, gets beer?
3. How much do they produce, like, a gallon every week?
   27. PreservedFish Posted: November 22, 2011 at 10:40 AM (#3999291)
oooh, here it is:

Per Se wine list pdf

$35 for 750 mL. The markups on that list are unbelievable. They charge $12 for beers that cost $5-$8 everywhere else on earth. But given that the wines by the glass average about $35 each, some people must choose the beer.
   28. MM1f Posted: November 22, 2011 at 11:09 AM (#3999295)
1. At what point do we begin to doubt that all of these location specifics beers are actually unique?


Blue Apron, Per se's exclusive beer, is not exclusive just to Per Se. It is, however, an on-premise only item exclusive to Thomas Keller's restaurants, like California's French Laundry.

I haven't gotten to try it, and probably never will, but I'd take Mr. Oliver's word that it is a unique creation.

As for who would buy beer when spending 200$ on food? I would, given my mood and what I am getting. Wine isn't any better with food than beer is, nor is beer any better than wine. It all depends on what you are getting, what is available and what you're in the mood for.

And yeah, it sucks to pay 12 bucks for a Prima Pils, but it also sucks to pay 400 bucks for a bottle of Viader. But, Per Se knows you're not going there to be thrifty.
   29. Ron J Posted: November 22, 2011 at 12:59 PM (#3999301)
#6 I haven't tried Clamato and Bud Lite specifically but PC Dry and Clamato is tasty. So for that matter is Clamato and fizzy water (in the same proportions). So I have no trouble believing that Bud Lite would make an adequate mix for Clamato. It's a pretty strong taste -- a good beer is wasted as a mix.

And yes, I prefer both option to Clamato straight up.

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