After completing the first leg of our Retro Beer Challenge we came to the realization that we really didn't want to drag out drinking crap beer, so this weekend we'll be tackling the rest of the field using the same format:
The Retro Beer Challenge is a different kind of beer tasting - a tasting of the common beer heavy hitters. We did this tasting blind, because this is a contest. We'll be reviewing all the "regular" beer we can get our hands on, in a tournament bracket format to find out which readily available beer lives up to the true title of Blue Ribbon winner - who is the real King of Beers?
In our first round we reviewed Budweiser, Rolling Rock, and Pabst Blue Ribbon, with Budweiser and Rolling Rock moving on to round two. This weekend's prospective list contains Old Milwaukee, Strohs, Busch, Hamms, Coors, Schlitz, Schaefer, Miller High Life, Michelob, Olympia, and possibly Blatz. You can't imagine our excitement.
We want to make sure we cover all the bases - with the exception of the light versions of the beers above - so if you've got any suggestions or notice anything we've left off, please let us know. We're only doing this once.
And hopefully we'll live through the experience.