From the HBD Archive
From: Tom Hotchkiss <trh@hpestrh>
Subject: Bud Dry
Date: 1989-10-30 17:22:34 GMT

A quick comment on Bud Dry:

>H.David Scarbro writes that in competition:

>Dry Beer
>Gold Bud Dry, Anheuser-Busch Inc, St. Louis, MO

>I thought that they made Michelob Dry and not Bud Dry.

Yes, Bud Dry is correct. AB has just started brewing it soley at their
Fort Collins, CO plant. Currently, it's being test marketed in 3 areas,
1 of which is Colorado (I don't think New Hampshire is one of the 3).
The AB rep at the GABF said it would probably go national in about 1 year.
If you ever drink "American Pilsner" style beer, I'd recommend giving Bud Dry
a try. I call it "the most drinkable beer," which really means it's the
most neutral. It has very little taste and in this style category,
that's good. For example, Coors Light and Miller Lite have little taste,
but the tastes that they have (like old pennies) are bad. I consider Bud
Dry to be slightly better than Mich Dry, and it's cheaper!

>Also, since I live close to the Bud plant in Merrimack, NH we get something
>called "Anheuser" which is a great Marzen beer. Not at all something you'd
>expect from Anheuser-Busch. Was "Anheuser" entered in the competition?

They did have a Marzen beer that the rep said was only sold in the St. Louis
area, although I can't recall what they called it. I didn't taste it
either so I don't know whether or not it's any good.

Tom Hotchkiss
trh@hpfcla (Someone said they're mailer couldn't find this address. I'm
working on finding a better address).

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