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Friday, September 28, 2007

Friday: Time For A Drink

Scott Carson of Examined Life advises us all to boycott Miller beers. The particular occasion of the mention has to to with a Catholic League suggestion (motivated by Miller's sponsorship of the Folsom Stree Festival -- venue for all sorts of odd behaviors) but really, it should simply that "Friends don't let friends drink Miller." It is, after all, far too much like sex in a canoe. (Those readers confused by the analogy must be complimented on their virtuous vocabularies.)
What then should the discerning Catholic beer drinker do? (This fellow might have a few ideas.) Well, sitting in the fridge at the moment I have two rather promising options:

Go thou and thirst no more!


Pro Ecclesia said...

Turning 40 on Sunday - I think I'm going to need to finish off a 6-pack of Smithwick's this weekend.

It was our meeting in Columbus that got me hooked on Smithwick's, although I think I may have had some several years ago in Kilkenny, Ireland (where it's brewed).

Anonymous said...

If you base your beer purchases on whether or not they support a noble endeavour like championing the rights of homosexuals, then you are completely lost to reality.

Darwin said...


I'm not lost to reality, merely consumed by love of good beer.

And that, to my mind, is the number one offense of Miller -- such a great offense that I really don't care about what the company's other priorities might be: The make lousy beer.

Rick Lugari said...

The[y] make lousy beer.

Yeah...I didn't think anybody drank that swill. I'd call it piss-water, but I never heard anyone complain of getting a headache after drinking just one bottle of piss-water.

John Farrell said...

My brother-in-law introduced me to some very nice Belgian beers. At the moment, however, I'm ejoying a Tequila Sunrise with a Galliano floater.


Jeff Miller said...

"The[y] make lousy beer."

Yes that is the worse offense. I never thought I would become a beer snob, but I can't imagine actually drinking Miller beer anymore. Though I drank plenty when I was younger. Somewhere along the way I found that there are beers that actually taste good.

Jennifer @ Conversion Diary said...

I'll drink to that!

Jennifer @ Conversion Diary said...

Aaaw, man. Unfortunately I clicked on the link to those pics from the Folsom Street Festival. I'll have to remember to tell J. about that. I can only imagine what he'd think if he saw those images cached somewhere on my computer.'s kind of hilarious that Miller sponsors this stuff now. How will this effect their ads? Will the Swedish Bikini Team that shows up to surprise delighted beer drinkers now be dudes in speedos?

Rick Lugari said...

I write as I wash my palate with a cold glass of Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Brewery. mmmm

The advertising angle is interesting. I don't watch much TV so I don't recall seeing any Miller commercials lately, but I do catch some radio spots. Those spots are clearly designed to reach the Black market, but I don't know if it's just a regional thing or national. Miller used to market itself as the working man's beer - the blue collar drink. I wonder if that market has abandoned them and they're trying other things.

Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

I'm a Guinness Man, myself!

Tony said...

So what does someone do who thinks Miller beer tastes like horse p*ss?

I prefer Yuengling Black & Tan, Heinekins, or Guiness Stout.

Darwin said...

So what does someone do who thinks Miller beer tastes like horse p*ss?

Ceasing drinking both Miller and whatever it is that is providing you familiarity with that which you use to provide the comparison... :-)