Al asks for some “greener” beer tips in regard to organic beers. Well, I have one… don’t drink Wild Hop Lager from Green Valley Brewing.
Why…? It is awful.
Why is it awful…? Because once again a megabrewery is trying to make a product that looks like a craft brew, yet they are pouring their money into marketing it and not into making it.
Anheuser-Busch is the behemoth behind this beer and I ran across it at my local beverage store the other day. The shelf price for the beer was about $8 (US) for a six pack. It caught my eye, but not enough to try it. Then, while checking out, I noticed another stack of cases of Wild Hop with a sign indicating it was only $2.99 a six pack “special”. Well, that is the right price to give a new beer a try. I asked why so cheap and they told me a local grocery store decided not to carry it so it was overstock.
Don’t just take my word for it that this beer is no good… ask my wife. I’ve been looking for another beer she might like and her comments were, “weak, alcoholy, and tasted like the garage floor”. While she may not be a certified beer taster, that would be good enough to keep me away.