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 7th, 2010 at 11:38 AM ^

Haha...I'm glad I took the time to see if anyone had posted this one yet. I've had many of the beers on this list and been okay with most of them, but this one is by far the worst. I took one sip of this several years ago and that was the last one I ever had. I thought I was drinking the hand soap from a gas station bathroom!

the_big_house 500th

August 7th, 2010 at 1:20 AM ^

I'm sorry if it's a favorite with any of you but I can not stand the taste of this beer at all. I'll go for Natty, Miler light anyday, Bud Light, Coors, Becks, Budweiser and Molson but I can't drink Samuel Adams.


August 7th, 2010 at 1:47 AM ^

I was partying a few years back being college students everyone drinks natty, keystone etc.  Well being drunk my friend and I found the most interesting beer ever.  American Light.  Never heard of it never have seen it in stores, and could taste how shitty it was even after the point where all beers taste the same.


August 7th, 2010 at 2:02 AM ^

Red Dog.  I was hammered and went to a frat party with my friends in my freshmen year.  That's the only beer that they had which is weird, but I guess it's because I got there so late.  When I first tried it, it tasted so bad that I didn't want to take any more sip after that.  Even when I'm drunk, it taste like shit.

Old Milwaukee is close second.


Funny, I don't mind PBR, Keystone, Miller, Natty and other cheap beers.  I guess it's different taste for different people.

Edward Khil

August 7th, 2010 at 2:16 AM ^

Just drank a few La Fin Du Monde's tonight while on the town in KC.  "The End of the World," brewed in Montreal, may be the finest beer in North America.

So you're forcing me to do a 180.  I drank quite a few 40 Oz'ers of that fine French beer, Goe-bel's, back in the day.

The worst beer is stale beer.  But it was free.  So I drank that, too.

Hard Gay

August 7th, 2010 at 2:56 AM ^

Bud Select 55, MGD 64, and Keystone Light are terrible.  They're not offensive tasting, because they're basically water.  They're the best beers for going to the bathroom a lot and not having a good time.

As for worst tasting, I'm going to have to go with Leinenkugel's sunset wheat.  It tastes like fruity pebbles.


August 7th, 2010 at 3:29 AM ^

Keystone (not keystone light)
Red dog
And my personal least favorite beer:
Milwaukees best light special reserve... That shot was like 10 dollars for.a 30 with bottle deposit (or so said the shitty frat that gave it to me).

Sac Fly

August 7th, 2010 at 3:50 AM ^

... Hamms beer, that is pure skunk. The bar by me does a 9 dollar hamms special all you can drink, ive never seen anyone drink more than 10. Take a miller light and leave it outside to get warm, than put it in the fridge. Do that about 5 more times and you have a stale nasty skunk beer that still is better than hamms. It's 9 bucks for 30 if you think you can handle it.


August 7th, 2010 at 6:34 AM ^

Genesse Cream ale (as mention above)

Rainier (they sold the first 36 pack?)

Malt Liquer: St Ides, King Cobra.

Good bad beers:


Old make me wake funny

the Beast family





August 7th, 2010 at 8:22 AM ^

Many of which I have not tried (nor do I want to).  My personal worst is Tusker Lager from Kenya.  It tastes like the smell of the zoo.

Hemlock Philosopher

August 7th, 2010 at 9:48 AM ^

and missed this fun thread.  My older brother was three classes ahead of us at Michigan, so he was our go-to man until our 21st.  Never ask an older sibling to "get whatever they want" because the result is usually several quarts of Blatz.  That swill tasted like it was made with well water  and fermented in a rusty drum.  


August 7th, 2010 at 11:20 AM ^

Miller High Life...played BP with it last weekend and felt sick the rest of the night. Never had that with any beer before in my life...never gonna drink that again.

Blue Durham

August 7th, 2010 at 12:27 PM ^

a few others sub-leased a house on Arch Street which we called the pit. A very frugal guy sub-leased the enclosed front porch(!) for about $25 a month. His beer of choice was Drewry's, which, as I recall, sold for $4 a case.

I bought one bottle from him; worse beer ever.


August 7th, 2010 at 2:05 PM ^

The worst beer I had to drink was Michelob Ultra Dragonfruit Peach beer.  A few friends we had were girls and they insisted on only drinking that beer when they played beer pong. Unfortunately any left over were also used as punishment for the loser of an NCAA '08 game. My friends, it is terrible.

Also, I tried a gluten free beer once.  I can't remember the name of it but it was disgusting.


August 7th, 2010 at 3:37 PM ^

an International Field Study for my MBA in Russia this summer, they sell 3 litters of what they claim is beer.  While it is very cheap, under $3, it has a taste similar to what I would expect from cat urine. 


August 7th, 2010 at 3:42 PM ^

Freshmen year in South Quad, myself and a few others had very little money for beer.  Goebel was too rich for our blood, if that gives you any indication.

Kroger had a special on Beer.  No name beer.  It had a white label with red trim with big bold black letters that simply read BEER.  It was $6 or $7 for a case, if I recall.  It sucked.  But we didn't care.


August 7th, 2010 at 11:44 PM ^

I'll say Old Style Light... Being from Chicago, I make my friends try it when they visit just to see their faces.  Also Red Dog is awful.  Schmitt's Gay is pretty terrible too.  Sorry in advance.

Time to start drinking.


August 8th, 2010 at 1:05 PM ^

My least favorite beer comes from one of my favorite brewers, Sam Adams. I usually love the stuff, especially the seasonals and other limited editions, but Cranberry Lambic (found only in the holiday seasonal pack I believe) is simply terrible. So terrible that I ended up pouring it down the drain after half a bottle. That has never happened before or since, as I consider it a sin to waste beer, but that was just foul.