Monday, June 27, 2011

Belated Sunday Night Suds - Milwaukee's Best Ice

This week's (belated) Sunday Night Suds looks at Milwaukee's Best Ice.

[Ed note - apologies for the late posting sans photo. As discussed below, we only arrived at Camp M after 11 on Sunday Night and I accidentally tossed the only can of the beer reviewed without thinking about taking a picture].

As yesterday was move up day for staff at Camp M, I engaged in my usual move up day activity of taking my younger children on a day trip so that Mrs Kosher B and my oldest could unpack at camp without needing to supervise the other three.

This year our trek took up to Dorney Park in Allentown, PA. The park is much smaller than Great Adventure, but it was the perfect size for us and offered enough diversity to satisfy my six, nine and eleven year old.

When we finished our day at Dorney, the next stop was Dougie's BBQ in Woodbourne, NY. After a few false starts (things being on the menu but not available for order and then things being ordered but not packed in our bag) we left Woodbourne for the trek up to Camp M. With a dinner bag filled with burgers, spicy fries, fire poppers and chili, I knew that I needed to make a stop to pick up cold beer for Mrs Kosher B and me. Since my usual beer haunts were closed at 11 PM on a Sunday, I went into the local gas station on Rte 8 in Sidney, NY to see what they had in the cooler. I decided to for quantity over quality and picked up a 24 oz can of Milwaukee's Best Ice and a 24 oz can of Milwaukee's Best Premium (on sale at 2 for $2).

As the adage goes, quality is better than quantity. Although the 24 oz can provided us with enough beer to go with our Dougie's dinner, the beer would have been better off staying in the gas station cooler. The Milwaukee's Best Ice (talk about deceptive advertising) was completely devoid of taste and only resembled beer based on its smell. This was particularly surprising given the fact that it claims to b 5.9% abv. However, the beer did not have any kick or bite and any flavor seemed to have been washed out in the ice brew process. The beer did not clash with the full flavored Dougie's bbq fare, but it no more blended with it than water.

Milwaukee's Best Ice is certified kosher by the Orthodox Union, although like many of the Miller family of beers, there is no kosher certification on the label. If you would like to see the OU's letter of certification, please e-mail me at your convenience.

For the experts take on Milwaukee's Best Ice, please click here

As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver. If you've tried this beer or any others which have been reviewed on the kosher beers site, please feel free to post your comments (anonymous comments are acceptable).

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