Beers of Yesterday: We Were Only Freshmen …

The secret’s out: One surefire way to get the Internet talking about a taste test is to try stuff that’s pretty much guaranteed to be rank and nasty. Table Matters bought into the formula by
sucking down a bunch of “college beers,” the generally watery or downright skunky things that most of us drank before we had money and/or taste.

Milwaukee’s Best Light fared surprisingly well (“I was worried we would run out of it before the tasting started”), and Schmidt took the coveted honor of dag-nastiest, meriting the relatively straightforward verdict of “Quite possibly the worst beer ever created.”

Sadly missing from the roundup was Grain Belt Premium. It’s a regional collegiate favorite of the Upper Midwest, which includes national drinking powerhouse Wisconsin. It’s also surprisingly drinkable even after exposure to better-regarded brews.

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