Monday, July 28, 2008

Southpaw Light Beer - Pretty Good

So, my friend over at raulgonemobile is a bit of a beer connoisseur (Thanks FF built in spell check!). I was leaving him a comment and I've been thinking of making this post for a while... We have a new house and a new house payment so I'm being stingy (my wife is trying but it's hard). I went to the grocery store for a few things and picked the cheapest beer at the store - Southpaw Light. $6.99 (regular price) for 12 bottles.

This beer is good. It's cheap so you'd think it would taste like Bud Light or something but it doesn't. It tastes much closer to a Yuengling which is currently my favorite beer. I also like Molson, Heineken and other light colored beers. But at $6.99 for a 12 pack, the value of Southpaw can't be beat. Even Bud Light was $9.99 for 12. That's ridiculous.

And like I said - the beer is good. It's given me more lower gas issues than I normally get with beer (I couldn't see anybody else complaining about this problem in a quick Google search... maybe it's just me) but otherwise, not bad.


raulgonemobile said...

Is that a southern thing? Never heard of it.. Next time I'm down there, we'll have to give it a go.

Some of the cheap beers are reasonably good. All depends what you're in the mood for. Some times, I like 'Red Dog'. (Hey, the dog's red, not the beer).


Heineken's though? Not so much for me. They go skunky too easily, imho.

Andrew said...

Not a southern thing that I know about. I did a Google search (as mentioned) and it seems to be nationwide. It's made by Plank Road Brewery, the same people who make Red Dog and Icehouse (both of which I like).

Yeah, Heineken. I drink roughly a beer a day when I have beer, so skunkiness is not a problem for me.

raulgonemobile said...

Hrms. Must be we just don't have it here, or at least not in the stores I typically hit.

I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

Anonymous said...

It not just you. I am an experienced drinker (an alcoholic in fact), and I can vouch that Southpaw is a very good value, but it does cause gas. I really don't know why (despite significant beer knowledge), but that is just what happens.

All around, Southpaw is hard to beat for the price.

Anonymous said...

Simply put, I concur.