There was once a time when having a beer was easy because there were very few choices. We didn’t have to choose using criteria such as double-bourbon-barrel IPAs, fresh-hopped IPAs, or session IPAs. You simply had to grab a Budweiser six-pack, and you’re good to go.
Although the variety of beers available today can be praised because we are more ‘enlightened,’ but we tend to miss the past when lager was just simple in both choice and taste.
One of the things you’ll notice about a bottle of Budweiser is that there’s hardly something to notice at all. For some of us who have been drinking Buds for a long time and are already familiar with the brew, it will require a lot of focus and effort to truly ‘taste’ it.
We need to get rid of that familiarity and relearn what this beer honestly tastes like. If you hear the words ‘this tastes like a Bud’ in your mind, you’re not alone.
Pouring it into a glass doesn’t help at all because it lets the aromas escape and float off. Drinking directly from the bottle, you’ll be able to come up with some tasting notes, as the flavors and smells are trapped by the narrow neck.
That sweet rice flavor and the touch of bitter hops become more apparent. If you’re still not getting it, it’s perfectly fine. Budweiser is all about familiarity instead of undertones and hints. Maybe that’s why this beer has stood the test of time.
Here are the typical prices of Budweiser in the market. Take note that these are average prices.
Budweiser Aluminum Bottles:
- 6 pack, 16 fl. oz. Aluminum Bottles, 10 proof – $9
- 12 pack, 16 fl. oz. Aluminum Bottles, 10 proof – $15
- 24 pack, 16 fl. oz. Aluminum Bottles, 10 proof – $28
- 6 pack, 16 fl. oz. Cans, 10 proof – $7
- 12 pack, 16 fl. oz. Cans, 10 proof – $12
- 18 pack, 16 fl. oz. Cans, 10 proof – $17
- 24 pack, 16 fl. oz. Cans, 10 proof – $20
- 36 pack, 16 fl. oz. Cans, 10 proof – $75
- 12 pack, 12 fl. oz. Bottles, 10 proof – $9
- 18 pack, 12 fl. oz. Bottles, 10 proof – $12
- 24 pack, 12 fl. oz. Bottles, 10 proof – $16
By the way, did you know that beer prices can vary significantly between states? This applies especially to major domestic brands. That’s why during Super Bowl weekend, football fans in Wyoming will need to shell out almost double the amount than that of New Yorkers. The highest beer prices can be found in Alaska, and the lowest is in Illinois.
Budweiser vs Other Pilsners
- Corona Extra, 12 pack, 12 fl. oz. bottles, 9.2 proof – $13.5
- Stella Artois, 12 pack, 11 fl. oz. bottles, 10 proof – $13.5
Like Budweiser, both Corona Extra and Stella Artois are top sellers in the Pilsner category of beers. Budweiser is the cheapest of the three, while Stella Artois is the most expensive. A bit of a trivia here – Stella Artois and Budweiser are like ‘cousins’ since they’re both produced by Anheuser-Busch InBev.
When it comes to calorie count, here is how the three beer players fare:
- Budweiser, 145 calories, 1.3 grams protein, 10.6 grams carbohydrates
- Corona Extra, 148 calories, negligible protein content, 14 grams carbohydrates
- Stella Artois, 154 calories, 1.2 grams protein, 12.8 grams carbohydrates
There’s not much difference in the calorie count comparison with Budweiser coming in as the ‘lightest’ in the bunch. Bud also has the lowest carbohydrate content, with Stella Artois tagged as the heavyweight. Although these are small differences in caloric and carbohydrate amounts, many weight watchers would argue that in weight loss, every little thing counts.
Budweiser Common Recipes
Budweiser has been a staple drink in bars and homes. Here are some beer mixes you may want to concoct for your next drinking session.
The classic chelada is given a spicy twist in this popular beer-based cocktail. What makes the michelada great is that it’s very simple to make, and the ingredients are commonly found in your kitchen.
- Lime juice, 1 oz.
- Tabasco (or any brand) hot sauce, 3 dashes
- Soy sauce, 3 dashes
- Worcestershire sauce, 2 dashes
- Ground pepper, to taste
- Budweiser, 12 oz.
- A slice of lime for garnish
- Fill a pint glass or beer mug and fill halfway with ice.
- Add the Tabasco sauce, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, lime juice, and pepper. Stir until the ingredients are well-mixed.
- Pour in a bottle of Budweiser slowly.
- Garnish the glass rim with a slice of lime.
- Serve and enjoy!
There is only a few drinks as simple as the classic shandy. After all, it only requires a couple of ingredients. A shandy also gives your favorite beer that citrusy twist. Basically, a shandy is just equal parts of lemonade and beer.
- Budweiser, ½ bottle
- Lemonade, 6 oz.
- Lemon slice for garnish
- Pour half a bottle of Budweiser beer into a mug or pint glass until half-full
- Fill the glass with lemonade
- Use a lemon slice to garnish the glass
- Serve and enjoy!
During a warm day, you can keep the shandy cold by using a frosty beer mug or pint glass. Store the glasses in your freezer so that you have one always available when needed.