Labatt Blue

Today was relatively uneventful at work. It’s almost Friday, which is always a great thing. I also made a beer run, which should keep me going for at least the rest of the month. I picked up a lot of great stuff, thanks to Matt at Cranbury Buy Rite. That place makes me so happy, you have no idea. I’m curious to see which ones Chris wants to drink with me. I’m betting on the Black Ops and the Brewdog. Here’s what I picked up…

Now, I’m going to try to take this brew for what it is (as I’m not a big fan of macros).

ABV: 5%

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Trivia: According to wikipedia, “In 1951, Labatt launched its Pilsener Lager; when it was introduced in Manitoba, the beer was nicknamed “Blue” for the colour of its label and the company’s support of Winnipeg’s Canadian Football League (CFL) franchise, the Blue Bombers. The nickname stuck and in 1979 Labatt Blue claimed top spot in the Canadian beer market. It lost this status in the late eighties to Molson Canadian, but over the next decade, periodically regained top spot as consumer preferences fluctuated. In 2004, Budweiser took the top spot, pushing Blue to third for the first time in twenty-five years. However, since Labatt has brewed Budweiser (and other Anheuser-Busch products) in Canada under licence since the 1980s, Labatt likely did not suffer from this shift. Moreover, Labatt Blue remains the best selling Canadian beer in the world based upon worldwide sales.”

Random: I received this brew as a Christmas gift. Thanks Stu!

This brew poured with a half a finger of white head that almost instantly dissipated leaving no lacing on the glass. The body of the brew is a clear straw yellow with lots of carbonation. There’s not much on the nose except for some grain and corn. The taste is a lot of carbonation with a bit of sweetness. It’s a very crisp tasting brew. The brew itself is very light and is a little better than Bud Light, but as to be expected it’s not my favorite brew. I could definitely throw these down quick without a problem. I’d choose this over a domestic macro any day.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0