I didn't know Fred ten years ago, but I suspect if he wrote a similar article today, he might be a little harsher. At 70 (then) or 80 (today), there just isn't any point in drink lite beer. Actually, at 55, I feel the same way. If you ever have a chance to try Hair of the Dog's namesake beer, Fred, you'll understand.
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"
"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk