Men’s Health has released a list of the “Best and Worst Beers in America,” as rated by Eat This, Not That.
I have several issues with this article, starting with how I’d reverse their definitions of “best” and “worst.” And the fact that they left out most of the best “worst” beers out there.
Also, no one actually talks like this when considering drinking Killian’s Irish Red: “Thinking of chugging a sixer of this stuff? To that we say the same as the horse on the label: Nay.”
But my biggest problem is how much it quibbles with as little as 50 calories. That’s basically a half mile of running.
“When in doubt, here’s your order,” it says of the 96 calorie Miller Lite. But for 156-calorie Pilsner Urquell it warns “it’s simply still too high in calories to regularly reach for more than one.”
Really? If more than one pilsner is not OK, the Drink This, Not That gods would sure disapprove of the Leinenkugel Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout with tacos and Bell’s Cherry Stout with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups I really, really enjoyed tonight.
Lately I’ve been averaging 75-80+ mile weeks of biking to work and running every day. I think I’ve earned the luxury of not obsessing over a hundred calories here or there. That’s what it means to be a beer runner.
So take my advice and read this, not that. Drink this and that.