Bros of the World, Rejoice: Bud Platinum Packs Extra 1% of Alcohol

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The word platinum connotes luxury, influence, perks, the lifestyle of a jetsetter. And now, the crash of a beer pong table flipped over, drowning out the vomit-moans of the girl next to you. Budweiser Platinum is upon us.


Although back in my college days, Keystone Light was the basement nectar of choice, Bud Light is likely the American gold standard for facile binge drinking. Bud and light are both friendly words! So let's drink them. But there's just one problem: regular Bud Light only has a paltry 4.2% alcohol by volume, and even Bud "heavy" has a mere 5%.

Bud Platinum has 6% ABV. Restart your computer. Read it again. Yes—the same taste of mediocrity and regret, now infused with more vision-blurring, shirt-removing power. So, come January, the next time you want to black out, text your ex-girlfriend saying she's a bitch, and then punch a hole in the wall, you'll be able to do it Platinum Style. [HuffPo via FoodBeast]


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You know, I simply can't imagine who would actually choose bud/budlight as their beer of choice. I mean, I know there's plenty who do - generally the same folks that enjoy a good tractor pull or backyard opossum roast...but if I'm picky enough to want something with a higher alcohol content then standard beer, should I also be picky enough to choose a beer that doesn't suck? (I'll admit to occasionally having a bud light lime or bud light shit beer goes, they're remarkably mediocre...closer to real beer then the traditional bud which I put on the same level as natty ice or milwaukee beast)

P.S. Victory Golden Monkey is one of my current top choices. At 9.6% ABV it does the job nicely. Its a sweet amber color, no twitchy alcohol kick to it - but it definitely gets the job done in a short time. Ideal for tailgating ;)

P.P.S. I guess there is another group who likes bud/bud light. Oddly while in Ireland where most people (myself included) opted for Guinness, I found that a tremendous number of the locals were excited to drink bud on tap. They were shocked when I told them that, while kind of a "Standard" in the US, its generally considered shit beer by anyone who actually likes to drink good beer.