It used to be that you could go out and buy a 6-pack of domestic lager for next to nothing. Back then, the big domestics like Coors, Bud, and Miller were the go-to cold beverages at every family reunion, ball game, and Sunday afternoon at the park. But those days are long gone. Today, a pack of Bud Light costs the same as many craft brews, and if I have to choose, I'm not going to go with the Bud.
Those were simpler times. But if you're hankering to take a trip back to when beer was uncomplicated, cheap and came in a can, there's no better time machine than Simpler Times Lager.
Simpler Times is brewed by Minhas Craft Brewery in Wisconsin, using all natural ingredients. Minhas began in 1849, but despite their age, you probably won't recognize any of their other brews (Boxer, Mountain Crest Huber, just to name a few). That's why Simpler Times is such a steal. At $3.99 for a six pack, it simply can't be beat. And the flavor isn't bad either. I usually keep a can or two in the fridge just for those days when I'm craving a simple and balanced can of beer.
Simpler Times Lager
Nose: Sweet honey, pleasant nuttiness.
Taste: Crisp, creamy texture, sweet honey, caramel. Finishes with characteristic American lager feel.
Recommendation: It's $3.99 for a 6-pack! Drink it ice cold out of the can, and don't look back!
If you disagree with me on this one, what do you recommend in the same price range?
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