Bud Light Versus Miller Lite Beer

Having lived in the St Louis, Missouri area for most of my life, I have had a loyalty to Anheuser Busch. My first beer was a Bud Light, and Bud Light became my beer of choice. I never entertained the idea of another beer until I was out with friends one day and they were all drinking Miller Lite. There was a rather large group of us, so it made sense to order beer by the pitcher. I was feeling rather adventerous that day and decided to give Miller Light a try. I figured if I hated it I wouldn’t have to drink anymore and if I liked it then I had a back up beer in case I ever went somewhere that didn’t have Bud Light. Needless to say I enjoyed Miller Lite and was pleased that I gave it a chance.

Miller Lite is brewed by the Miller Brewing Company from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They were founded in 1855 by a German immigrant named Frederick Miller. Miller began his brewing legacy by purchasing a small brewery for $2300. The Miller Brewing Company has been thru many changes since that time to grown into the 2nd largest brewery in the US.

Well over 30 years ago Miller Lite was introduced. It was the first lite beer. It is brewed using choice hops and a relative of the yeast that Frederick Miller hand picked and brought over from Germany well over 100 years ago. Miller Lite is only 96 calories and has roughly 3 grams of carbs per 12 oz serving. The catch phrase for this beer is Tastes Great, Less Filling. I remember the catchy commercials with 2 teams of people going back and forth chanting Tastes Great, Less Filling. I am still often amused with their commercials and other various marketing campaigns.

When I first tried Miller Light that day I of course had it poured from a frosty pitcher into a frosty mug. The taste was very smooth and crisp and my pallate was definitely pleased. This is not your typical lite beer. It has a nice full bodied taste. I enjoyed the beer so much that the next few times I went out I had it served in a bottle and Miller Lite has since become my beer of choice.

Bud Light is brewed by Anheuser-Busch of St Louis, Missouri. Anheuser-Busch was founded in 1864. When Adolphus Busch, a German immigrant, who had quickly became a successful icon of the brewery business in his own right agreed to partner up with his father in law Eberhard Anheuser. The hard work and dedication of the two men is still very much alive today as Anheuser Busch is the Largest Brewery in the US.

Bud Light was introduced in 1982. Bud Light is brewed at all 12 of the Anheuser-Busch Bottling plants in the US. It is said to be one of the best selling beers in the US. It is brewed with all natural ingredients that include barley malt, yeast, hops, rice and water. Bud Light features 110 calories and 6.6 grams of carbs per 12oz serving. The various marketing and promotional campaigns are the most entertaining pieces of work I have ever seen. The most popular in my area seems to be the Real Men Of Genius songs that are sang on the radio. If you have the chance to listen to this radio commercial, take advantage of the opportunity, it will certainly make you crack a smile.

Bud Light was the first beer I ever drank and was my only beer for a real long time. After trying other light beers I now find Bud Light to have more of a watered down taste, typical of a light beer. I have found that having it on tap as opposed to a bottle seems to eliminate the watered down taste somewhat. I still will support Anheuser-Busch when I am in St Louis out of respect for the history and legacy they have left behind, but when I am back home in Illinois. I am a Miller fan.

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