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rolling rock’s good beer. it was good back when it was cheap.
unlike yuengling. yuengling’s bad beer. it was bad back when it was cheap.
Hey Frank, buddy, you’re batting 1000! You’re bad at assessing politics, bad at logic, bad at facts, bad at memory and, WORST OF ALL, you have terrible taste in beer!
Yuengling Lager ain’t Ball Ale, but it’s not bad. Yuengling Chesterfield Ale is very, very good. And Rolling Rock is awful. Granted, it’s better than Milwaukee’s Best, and Steel Reserve. But that’s not saying jack.
Loved the Jamaican accent ad. I heard a bunch of PC nuts objectd, but were shouted down by the Jamaican government. Thank God. I long for the day when we are allowed to laugh again. Far leftwingers are the most humorless lot you’ll find.
Oh great. The lights went out. Isn’t there anything NOLA can get right?
I know, I know. Bush’s fault.
Dan, don’t be banging Steel Reserve. It’s still the best bang for the buck. If you don’t have much cash, it will get the job done for a few bucks.
Dan, When I say “Jack” it is often preceded by “Gentleman.”
The VW ad is the best, so far, by far.
God I hate to destroy your idiotic stereotyping, suzie, but the VW ad was hysterical. I had no idea that anybody was allegedly objecting to it until you brought it up.
The person behind the VW ad has a genius mind. Obviously, it’s an out-of-the-box thinker.
In other words, a liberal.
Don’t be knockin’ my Rolling Rock.
Agreed, Dan. And then the Montana miracle stain ad. Obviously an anti-Christian. Probably anti-Catholic.
Rolling rock was premium brew before there was premium brew.
Yuengling was something we’d buy back in college (yeah, it was available in small town PA a gazillion years ago, ’cause that’s where it was and is made) only when broke, then we’d pool our change and go buy a case for less than 6 bucks…change. It was awful. I don’t think some of the guys from back then even now admit they drank Yuengling under any circumstance, ever.
Just goes to show what good marketing, packaging, and easily fooled customers can do for an otherwise awful product.
i liked the neon deon-featured add.
Did you ever have Yeungling’s Chesterfield Ale, Frank? That is very good stuff.
Here are some FACTS about the VW Jamaican accent ad:
It was created by the same agency, Deutsch LA, that created the hugely popular and award winning VW ad of two years ago, the one that had a boy dressed as Darth Vader playing with the car’s remote control.
The agency has a complete creative team on the account, of course, and the lead art director for both ads is an outstanding guy who grew up in Virginia and played goalie for the 1994 national champion U.Va. soccer team. His name is Mark Peters. I happen to know this because I know his family, whose moderate values he still shares. His father, grandfather and great-grandfather were all Methodist ministers, and his mother is a nurse. They are not “liberals”, but have absolutely nothing in common with today’s radical “conservatives”.
There is no wholesale PC outcry against the ad. There were two remarks made on morning television, one objection by black columnist Charles Blow on CNN and one by a media blogger on “Today”, which echo chamber right wing media seized as grist for their daily scandal quotient. But the Jamaican government and many objective third parties have defended the ad.
In my opinion, it is no more racist than using a Swedish, Canadian or Mississippi accent, which is to say not at all.
But what IS very insulting is the willingness of some stupid poster to try making a slam on others using total BS. What a stupid poster.
Thanks for the background on the ad. Great stuff.
Until the second half, I thought it was going to be the highlight of the evening.
What a great game, though!
“What a stupid poster.”
And a troll.
It WAS holding in the end zone on fourth down, but like so many football and basketball games, refs swallow the whistle in those situations and “let ‘em play”.
Well if there is anyone who would be an expert on what is racist, insulting or mocking, it would be Suzie.
I thought the ad was a good one.
http://www.commondreams.org/further/2013/02/01-2 Bad Lip Reading does a cute football parody here.
2.Hey Frank, buddy, you’re batting 1000! You’re bad at assessing politics, bad at logic, bad at facts, bad at memory and, WORST OF ALL, you have terrible taste in beer!
Comment by Dan Casey — February 3, 2013 @ 8:05 pm
Dan. With you all the way on the Rolling Rock. Considering that a premium beer is like comparing Old 1889 Bourbon to Makers Mark IMO. Back in the 60′s the only beer cheaper than Rolling R was the store brands in the days when A and P, Colonial Stores, and Winn Dixie had their own brands
which you could buy on sale for about 2 bucks a case. Desperate college students would drink Rolling R when it was free and they wer5e too broke to buy anything else.
if I were offered a choice today between Rolling R and a Miller or Bud Lite, I’d ask for a glass of ice water instead.
If the RR was considered a premium back in good ole Mayberry, no wonder its primary blog denizen shows signs of arrested brain development.
Com’on Dan…..Aren’t you being a bit harsh on Steel Reserve……It is the number one beer of choice by guest of Roanoke largest free Bed & Breakfast, the Rescue Mission….
The proof being……just look around any empty lot around Roanoke, streets, gutters, alley’s…..Litter speaks volume of people in this Valley with good taste.
Worst beer of all time: Cost Cutter beer. I think it was what they scraped out the bottom of the vats at Old Milwaukee.
Blast from the past – http://www.nashvillescene.com/binary/4372/1337890491-cost_cutter_002.jpg
22.Worst beer of all time: Cost Cutter beer. I think it was what they scraped out the bottom of the vats at Old Milwaukee.
Comment by J.M. White — February 4, 2013 @ 1:49 am
Same thing as the old 60′s store brands
I think the worst beer I have ever tried is a beer called, Pirates Brew, made out near East Carolina University… Absolutely disgusting!
I had no idea that anybody was allegedly objecting to it until you brought it up.
I guess that means you should get your news from Suzie more often instead of the MSM.
I’ll take Iron City, Blatz, and Old G in terms of bang for the buck.
wayne, A&P Tudor beer was one of only two brands of beers I can remember not being able to finish even a single can of (the other was Billy Beer) during my penniless college days. Bought a six pack for like 70 cents and had to toss it. Undrinkable.
When I could, I loved Yuengling. It’s a solid beer. Rolling Rock was ok when I was in college…not my preferred, but if it was available, I’d have it.
Funniest ads were the M&M’s, and the VW ad. Best was Jeep-USO.
No, I haven’t tried the Chesterfield Ale brand of Yuengling. In fact, I don’t think I could knowingly imbide anything Yuengling.
“I guess that means you should get your news from Suzie more often instead of the MSM.”
No, it means I should stay away from trolls repeating wingnut sources trying to stir up trouble from nothing. From what I can see now, a couple of sort of mainstream commenters mentioned that they didn’t like the ad and though it might be racist (and the more prominent of those were rebutted by liberal commentators), and THEN, as Warren has already pointed out, right wingers tried to make it seem like every liberal on the planet was screaming racism. Fail.
I’ve got a soft spot for Rolling Rock, even though it does taste like boiled vegetables. For some odd reason, it was the beer of choice for reporters and editors at a particular dive in Charleston, WV.
Mostly, I stay away from any beer in green bottles these days. They usually have that skunky flavor.
We used to drink RR when when we were teens primarily because we could get 24 of the pony bottles in a carton that we could then return the empties to for disposal. No lose bottles rolling around. I realized later on what a pretty awful beer it was.
I’ve never had Rolling Rock when it didn’t give me a headache — not the next morning, but while I was drinking it. I react to Moosehead the same way. Weird – and I don’t like the taste of either.
Dan, back years ago when a few of us used to have a blind beer-tasting contest, Moosehead always won the award for beer that tasted most like skunk piss that had been strained through a dirty sock.
In light of the discussion about beers on this thread, I thought the cartoon linked below was of interest.
What I always think is rather funny about beer is how different they taste from bottle to draft. When I first started drinking we would always go for cans, but now I prefer bottle at home and on tap when I am out. My favorite beer is Blue Moon but it has to be on tap.
Recently me and the family went to 1906 Ale House and wow what a nice place! I got the sampler of beer (most of their beers on tap are brewed in VA), and I got a sandwich. All was great! My little girl got a hamburger and she said, “Daddy this hamburger is better than a cupcake!” LOL! I said what??? Coming from a 4 year old that says a lot.
We checked out Parkway Brewery last weekend where they had 2 of their beers ready for drinking and for purchase in growler size. The IPA was tasty, and they’re going to have live music and a beer garden to sit outside in the good weather, along with inviting food trucks to come and sell their stuff. Looks like a good summer Saturday night destination.
I do not like Blue Moon — not at all. And that’s before it gets polluted by orange slices, yeech! I think I’d rather drink Rolling Rock. My brands are:
Moderate: Ballantine Ale (not the beer).
Premium: Bass Ale. This stuff is outrageously flavorful, especially on tap. (Track 1 by Roanoke Railhouse is good, too).
Have you ever tried Killian’s Red?
When I could, my cheap brand was PBR, moderate was Yuengling, premium was Heineken. Now I have more ciders because they’re gluten free. But, wine..particularly Chianti and other reds, and a good Gin Rickey are more my choice now.
Justin – I agree. Blue Moon has to be on tap to be truly enjoyed. When the basement wet bar is done, I think that will be the first keg in the kegerator.
Ron May (#37) posted a funny cartoon about all beers soon being owned by one corporate parent. There’s currently real news on that very front, as the U.S. Justice Dep’t last week filed an anti-trust action to block European company InBev (parent of Anheuser-Busch) from buying the largest Mexican brewer, which would put All Budweiser, Miller, Coors and Corona brands (among others) under one parent.
OJ, I love Bold Rock hard cider.
Bold Rock is really quite good…it’s my favorite cider, and Virginia made which is even better.
Justin True, how far is 1906 Ale House from the Grandin theatre?
Debbie, its right around the corner. Its maybe a 100 yard walk.
Dan, If you drink Blue Moon without an orange you are doing your taste buds and dinner a huge disservice! Lots of people think you have to squeeze it, or get the juice in your beer. That’s not what its for. The Orange is just to smell while you sip it. It enhances the flavor.
I like your beer selection except for Icehouse… Icehouse is way too sweet.
Ron May, I like George Killians! Really good beer. I really like it with some BBQ, or if I am going to be sipping some Johnny Walker Black. To me, this beer is no different on tap or in a bottle.
Right around the corner on Memorial, Debbie. Not even a full block.
“Worst beer of all time: Cost Cutter beer.”–Comment by J.M. White
You remember when Kroger used the yellow packages with black scissors on their store brands? The beer can was the same way! I looked on the back of the can one day and it was brewed by Falstaff.
In high school we would give certain adults (I’m being politically correct) money for a case of beer and they would buy the cost cutter and take the change and purchase their beverage of choice.
Justin, disregard my question. I found out where it’s at.
Ron I used to drink Killians. Never had a problem with it; but I never went out specifically to buy some, either.
Debbie, 1906 is where The Issacs used to be.
Thanks to you too, Gdad.
Debbie, 1906 is a great place to have a beer while waiting for a movie to start.
I don’t like beer, Kristen. I’m going for dinner before a movie, because their food sounds great.
Hey Debbie and Kristen,
Just think, we might be in there all at the same time one evening!
Debbie, on another thread, I think it was Kristen who indicated 1906 also served good spiced cider. Enjoy!
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