OT - Worst Beer

Submitted by doughboy on August 6th, 2010 at 10:26 PM

Okay, there's all this stuff out there re: Rich Rod, the Quarterbacks, the NCAA, the Defense...  So I've been tipping back a few of my favorite brews, and I got to thinking - "back when I didn't have any money, what was the worst beer I spent my money on?".  The short answer is "too many", the longer answer goes like this...

I'm a 1982 high school grad so these beers are dated, but still suck.  In no particular order, here are the beers my buddies and I drank to get a buzz:  Goebel, Milwaukee's Best, Buckhorn, Hamm's and Schlitz.

So what's your worst beer?  Happy Friday Night!



August 6th, 2010 at 10:31 PM ^

Miller High Life.  You can't even play beer pong with that shit because the head never goes down and it's nasty from top to bottom.  Our beer of choice was Southpaw.  $30/keg.  I did the math one time and it works out to like 11 cents a can.


August 6th, 2010 at 10:43 PM ^

You would be amazed how many different types of NA are out there.  We had NA in all the dining halls in Iraq so that people could still have a beer with their dinner if they wanted to.  It tasted like anus though, so I elected to avoid it.


August 6th, 2010 at 10:47 PM ^

When the wife was pregnant with the first, we drank Kaliber N/A.  I think it was made by Guiness, but after the first two, you knew you drinking flavored water.  We switched to O'Douls with the second pregnancy and, I agree, that stuff sucked.  I'd support my wife by drinking an O'Douls at home with her and then I'd head out with the boys and slam one or two real beers before going home.


August 8th, 2010 at 4:10 PM ^

Old Style is just awful. Last Cubs game I went to I had one and followed it with a Becks my friend brought down for me. Compared to Old Style that Becks tasted like the necter of the gods. If a beer makes Becks taste delicious by comparison, you know it is truly awful.

Also, if I recall correctly my friends used to get $1 pitchers of Mil.'s Best at Mitch's. I wouldn't drink it. You've got to really hate a beer to pass up $1 pitchers.


August 6th, 2010 at 10:37 PM ^

Definitely Hoegaarden.  If I wanted it to taste like Christmas came in my f'ing mouth, I'd befriend a mall Santa.  I drink all beers, from Natty to the most Indian of IPA's... and the only one I would turn down at this point in my life is a damned Hoegaarden...


August 6th, 2010 at 10:45 PM ^

Bud Select 55 is absolutely disgusting.

I walked into my buddy's place the other day and he handed me an already-poured beer, so of course I accepted.  After taking a couple of sips, then seeing the empty bottle on the counter, I knew why he handed it to me without giving me a chance to respond.  I think someone left it at his place after a party, but either way, that stuff is fucking terrible.

Waxing Gibbous

August 6th, 2010 at 10:42 PM ^

Red White and Blue was the worst back in the day. It was considered the cheap version of Pabst Blue Ribbon - which to me wasn't something you'd call good to begin with.


August 6th, 2010 at 10:45 PM ^

Beast Light is beyond terrible.  My first time I visited UM after graduating, I played a game of beer pong with it and puked in my mouth when the other team made their first cup.


August 7th, 2010 at 9:46 AM ^

Beast Light was what my fraternity bought all the time for parties when I was in school and I actually got used to it but it had to be cold to be tolerable.  Then Campus Corner thought they were doing us a favor and brought in Beast Light Special Reserve because it was cheaper and then they didn't carry Beast Light so to stay in our budget we had to go with the Special Reserve and it was so bad.  . 

Beast Light Special Reserve was the worst beer I have ever tasted.  I went down to Campus Corner and told them this and they switched back to Beast Light. 


August 6th, 2010 at 10:46 PM ^

Big Jug Beer.  It came in a gallon jug with a screw off top.  Supposedly Cincinnati’s finest.  Managed to scrounge up $1.79 for it.

Maximinus Thrax

August 7th, 2010 at 1:38 AM ^

I remember Olde English 800 Ice with the snow tiger on the back side of the label that you could see after you had drank most of the bottle.  At 8.5 % alcohol, it was definitely a bargain.  It must be said that it was very bad though.  Any beer that you have to hold your nose to drink, and that makes even the most experienced beer drinkers wince can't be of a high quality.


August 6th, 2010 at 10:50 PM ^

Is anyone a fan of that lime flavored beer? The Bud Light Lime and Miller Chill? I always thought that was a nasty tasting beer, but of course I've got a pair of balls so that might deter me from liking them...


August 6th, 2010 at 11:01 PM ^

Back when I was an undergrad, my friends and I always got the shit Primo (at Blue Front) was trying to unload for cheap.  We had some nasty ass shit--Arctic Ice, Algonquin, Schlitz Ice...  But the absolute worst, by far, was Huber.  I still have nightmares about drinking Huber.  Made Schlitz Ice taste like Belgium's finest.