Although I tend to stay away from coffee, Pepsi and the like, I must admit that I’m a pretty big iced tea drinker. And when I say iced tea, I’m talking Lipston, Nestea, and the like. Stuff that tastes like pop, in otherwise, not like it came out of a kettle. It always throws me off when I get iced tea in the States, cuz theirs is much sweeter and more tea-like. But I still drink it, nevertheless.
Now, there’s an ad in a bus shelter right in front of my office for this new product, Coors Light Iced T, and I walk by it every day. I know that Coors Light normally tastes like dirty water (but at least it’s COLD, right?), but the idea of an iced tea flavoured beer has kinda tempted me to try it. Plus, I’m pretty sure they’ve put some subliminal messaging on that poster or something.
Anyways, I just got back from an office party at some overpriced chain bar and grill (not naming any names here), where I figured that with their pedestrian beer selection, I might as well take the Iced T plunge. Unfortunately, they didn’t have it. When I asked for a “real man’s beer,” they gave me Stella Artois. Clearly, Glen Benton has never been to this establishment… And what’s more, they charge $10.75 per pint. I think it’s even cheaper in Paris (France, that is)!
Alas, this Coors crap ain’t cheap, either. The Beer Store lists it at $21.50 for a 12-pack–and they don’t sell sixers, either. I’m not sure sure I’d buy 12 of these without trying it first–and it’s definitely not something I’d serve at a party. Not unless I hid the bottles and spiked it with something…
Oh well, even if it tastes like iced tea, at the end of the day, it’s still Coors Light. No biggie.
Now this, on the other hand is pretty awesome. I don’t think they sell Jeremiah Weed in Canada, but an iced-tea flavoured malt liquor with ZZ Top rockin’ out in the freezer? They had me at beard!