My co-worker found a really strange food story while browsing CNN the other day. Apparently, Molson Coors Brewing Company has created iced tea-flavored Coors Light.
My thought on this is easily summed up: What the hell?
I can only assume that Molson Coors is trying to catch the wave of enthusiasm for other iced tea-flavored products, most notably Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, which was released a few years ago and has grown very popular. Now, I can understand sweet tea-flavored vodka, because the world of cocktails is so wide and varied and conducive to experimentation that flavored liquors (within reason – you won’t catch me anywhere near pickle-flavored vodka) makes some sense.
I mean, an Arnold Palmer with lemonade and sweet tea vodka is pretty tasty. But tea-flavored beer? Why? If someone wants to drink iced tea, why don’t they just drink some iced tea? If someone wants to catch a buzz from drinking iced tea, why don’t they just mix some Firefly with some iced tea?
Over the years, I have grown much more adventurous when it comes to trying new beers, but I’ve never had much use for fruity beers. And I don’t have much use for iced tea-flavored beer, either.
Feel free to disagree. As Linda Richman of SNL’s Coffee Talk would say, “Discuss amongst yourselves.”