Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > Commercial Brew Discussion > Budweiser Select 55

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-14-2009, 07:57 PM   #1
mmb
FNG
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
mmb's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mid-Michigan
Posts: 24,060
Liked 3153 Times on 3060 Posts
Likes Given: 165

Default Budweiser Select 55

Budweiser Select 55, 55 calorie lite American Light Lager.

Seriously?! How long will it take for some marketing genus to sell 0 calorie beer that is just carbonated water with a yellow food coloring and a touch of hop tea to it?

Quote:
Originally Posted by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budweiser_%28Anheuser-Busch%29#Budweiser_Select_55
A version of Budweiser Select that contains 55 calories per 12 ounce serving is "a direct counterstrike to Miller's MGD 64" according to Anheuser-Busch officials. Budweiser currently claims that it is the lightest beer in the world. It should be noted the calories in both Miller's MGD 64 and Budweiser's Select 55 have been reduced simply by lowering the fermentables content. MGD 64 has only 2.8% alcohol content and Select 55 has an even lower 2.4%, by comparison, most beers have around 5%.
__________________
White Dog Aleworks and Drafthouse
mmb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-14-2009, 08:01 PM   #2
GilaMinumBeer
In yo' garage, steelin' yo parts.
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GilaMinumBeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oblivion
Posts: 47,399
Liked 4695 Times on 4350 Posts
Likes Given: 58

Default

At that point, they'd likely just strain the water through whole grain. Carbonate and bottle.

The alcohol will come from a change in their use of sanitizer.

__________________
GilaMinumBeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-14-2009, 08:12 PM   #3
Mantis
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Louisville KY
Posts: 98
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

2.4% abv, WTF??

__________________

Primary: IPA
Primary: Smoked Porter (My first recipe built by me!)
Secondary: Why?
Bottled: Apfelwein, DeathBrewers Franziskaner Dunkel Clone, Brownie Porter, Patersbier, Nut Brown

Mantis is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-14-2009, 08:17 PM   #4
Brew-Happy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Posts: 1,332
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

This is what you buy when you are obsessed with calorie counts and want others to think you drink "beer".

Water with a splash of lime/lemon would be a better sub.

__________________

Fighting Texas Aggie Class of 2003!!! Whoop!

Quote:
Now, Harry you must know all about Muggles, tell me, what exactly is the function of a rubber duck?
- Arthur Weasley
Brew-Happy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-14-2009, 08:21 PM   #5
GilaMinumBeer
In yo' garage, steelin' yo parts.
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GilaMinumBeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oblivion
Posts: 47,399
Liked 4695 Times on 4350 Posts
Likes Given: 58

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brew-Happy View Post
Water with a splash of lime/lemon would be a better sub.
Heeeeeey now. There's an idea. Budweiser 55 Lambic. You know, cause it's sour.
__________________
GilaMinumBeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-14-2009, 08:26 PM   #6
mmb
FNG
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
mmb's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mid-Michigan
Posts: 24,060
Liked 3153 Times on 3060 Posts
Likes Given: 165

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GilaMinumBeer View Post
Heeeeeey now. There's an idea. Budweiser 55 Lambic. You know, cause it's sour.
Select 55 Lime, because you know it is just a matter of time.
__________________
White Dog Aleworks and Drafthouse
mmb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-14-2009, 08:35 PM   #7
Brew-Happy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Posts: 1,332
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Select 55 Lime, because you know it is just a matter of time.
Quote:
Heeeeeey now. There's an idea. Budweiser 55 Lambic. You know, cause it's sour.
Keep statements like that and it will look like you are working for InBev



I kid, I kid

Or Select 55 Lambic Cherry. Sort of the alcohol(mildly) version of Dr. Pepper Cherry. Cuz, I'm a doctor.
__________________

Fighting Texas Aggie Class of 2003!!! Whoop!

Quote:
Now, Harry you must know all about Muggles, tell me, what exactly is the function of a rubber duck?
- Arthur Weasley
Brew-Happy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-14-2009, 08:55 PM   #8
MrInternet
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 354
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Is there a legal threshold for "alcoholic beverage" that they're in danger of not meeting? Yikes... at 2.5%, they're in danger of losing the market share who patronizes their products simply to get a buzz.

__________________
MrInternet is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-14-2009, 09:06 PM   #9
Brew-Happy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Posts: 1,332
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrInternet View Post
Is there a legal threshold for "alcoholic beverage" that they're in danger of not meeting? Yikes... at 2.5%, they're in danger of losing the market share who patronizes their products simply to get a buzz.
Maybe Inbev and the Obama Admin are trying to lower the drinking age. This would qualify as a "youth" beer.

That or a session beer for the elderly.
__________________

Fighting Texas Aggie Class of 2003!!! Whoop!

Quote:
Now, Harry you must know all about Muggles, tell me, what exactly is the function of a rubber duck?
- Arthur Weasley
Brew-Happy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-14-2009, 09:08 PM   #10
Boerderij_Kabouter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Boerderij_Kabouter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 8,461
Liked 118 Times on 102 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrInternet View Post
Yikes... at 2.5%, they're in danger of losing the market share who patronizes their products simply to get a buzz.
I doubt it. When your intent with drinking is to get blasted, it is amazing how little alcohol it takes for people to act like idiots and think they are "waaaaaaassstteeedddddd".

Man those guys are sooo cool. I have always wanted to be like them.
__________________
2P-Twent-E Simple Brew DITCHES 1 DITCHES 2 Fermentolagertaporator side-by-side ferm Twelve Hopostles Labels
Boerderij_Kabouter is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Please help me to select a boiling kettle eimar Equipment/Sanitation 4 11-07-2009 12:32 PM
Cru Select Brunello kit DoctorCAD Wine Making Forum 12 01-22-2009 12:18 PM
Bud Select Commercial Bobby_M General Beer Discussion 11 08-14-2007 07:31 PM