I was driving through Westport tonight when I saw an ad truck advertising a caffeinated beer. What what what? I know the denizens of the Drew Carey Show Insane Asylum brewed a caffeinated beer, but that was just TV, right?In a completely coincidental move, Budweiser is releasing BE (they want to pronounce it B^E, but that’s just stupid), a beer infused with “caffeine, guarana and ginseng.” So, somebody spilled a Redbull in the fermenting tank. Sounds kind of cool, right? Now you won’t need the emasculating Redbull and vodkas to stay awake during your long nights of club hopping.
Not so fast, Tex. I haven’t tried it, but I have a feeling it’s not real beer. It will offer “aromas of blackberry, raspberry and cherry, […] a lightly sweet and tart taste – a great mixture of beer and new flavors.” Right. And it comes in ten ounce cans, so you look like you’re drinking a SlimFast. To top it off, it’s a Budweiser. Great. The perfect beer for the guy who wants to look cheap, effeminate, and tired while stumbling around with a heartrate of 180 and a mouth full of cough syrup. I’ll take two cases, please.