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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:13 AM
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If we're so advanced as a civilization, how come no one has invented diet beer?
Riddle me THAT, you buckos
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:21 AM
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1. They call it 'light beer', if they called it 'diet', fewer guys wouldn't buy it. nt
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:29 AM
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2. Boylan's Diet Birch Beer.
Okay, it's not real beer, but the commercial is priceless.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1427670/so_so_bad_boylans...
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:42 AM
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3. In Japan they have.
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Juche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:12 AM
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4. Ethanol has calories
Edited on Sat May-02-09 08:13 AM by Juche
Ethanol has about 7 calories per gram. True diet beer would need to be non alcoholic.
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:37 AM
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5. they have - non-alcoholic beer
Eventually, you just stop drinking it as you wonder what the point is.

:D
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:39 AM
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6. Isn't that stuff called "piss water"??
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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:54 AM
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7. I believe the German for that phrase
is "Budweiser"
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east texas lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:06 AM
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8. YEAH!!!
And what about frozen wine pops?!!
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:47 AM
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9. They have. That was the original intention behind "light" beer.
Also the MGD 64 is a "diet" beer.
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:50 AM
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10. better yet..a zero carb and zero calorie beer
just like diet pop
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:57 AM
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11. what would be the point of 'diet beer'?
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:59 AM
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12. "Lite" beer- otherwise known (back in the day) as
"baby beer" because at 3.2% it was legal to sell to the 18-and-over crowd (at least in Ohio).

It was nasty then and it's still nasty, no matter what you call it. I've never seen so many people so thoroughly suckered by an existing product where they simply renamed it and started advertising it.

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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:56 AM
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13. Called Bud Light or Milwaukee's Best
Edited on Sat May-02-09 11:57 AM by CatholicEdHead
:puke:
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:08 PM
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14. There's always that MGD 64 bullshit too.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:11 PM
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15. I'd rather be stabbed with the broken bottle.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:24 PM
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16. Yeah really.
:rofl:
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cherish44 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:37 PM
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17. I dunno, why can't they invent beer that doesn't taste like horse piss?
And to beat you smartasses to the punch, NO I've never drank horse piss but if I had to guess, it probably tastes like BEER (so neener, neener) It pisses me off too because I hate beer and mixed drinks are frickin' expensive dammit!
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:24 PM
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19. There's plenty of beer out there that doesn't taste like piss.
If you're just going on Bud, Miller, and Coors, then yeah you can use that as a judgement. But seriously, there's way better beer out there. For instance there's a local brewery where I live called Bootlegger's that makes a tasty stout called Black Phoenix and its brewed with coffee and chipotle peppers. It sounds weird but once you try its so good.

You could also try some of the darker Belgian beers like Karmelict, Kasteel, or St. Bernardus, those are fuckin' tasty as well.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:40 PM
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18. To me, not making a diet beer IS is the mark of an advanced civilization.
Edited on Sat May-02-09 12:41 PM by jobycom
And we fail.

So do the Japanese:
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 08:50 AM
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20. Aspartame doesn't work the fermentation process.
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