First new Busch beer in 15 years: http://investorplace.com/2014/02/copp... . Is a American Amber / Red Lager style beer. No it is not a micro-brew the PNW is known for - many of those have a too-bitter heavy finish for me with possibly more cascade hops than desire on a hot day when looking for something refreshing. Cooper Lager goes down OK if do not expect a high end beer at the price point. Good first impression. First time seen around here was the other day at local Albertsons so bought a 6-pack of 16oz for about $6. Decided to try because often like the flavor of red-type beers. Initially seems better than PBR with more alcohol at 5.7%, need to try side by side. Seems something "slightly more special". Will buy again.
When on the East Coast usually buy a beer made by Yuengling, but Yuengling is not an option on the West Coast. Typically in Western states when want an inexpensive refreshing beer drink Henry Weinhard's Blue Boar Ale when available ($10 a twelve pack 12oz bottles). Sometimes PBR especially if away from home and when Henry's not an option. Find many local Portland/Vancouver establishments price PBR most affordable. Will try Busch Signature Copper Lager again if can find the beer around here for a decent price. Still trying to decide if Busch Copper Lager is a go-to cheap beer or not in the West and need to try it side by side with Henry Weinhard's Blue Boar Ale. Copper Lager seems to have more body than inexpensive brews and more flavor without the too-heavy more bitter finish of the local micro-brew or specialty beers around here. Reminds me of beers available in Canada I've wanted locally, but so far unable to buy.
Still feel many normal Toronto, Ontario and Canada beers in general are superior - where pay more but is worth it. Nothing like them in the lower 48 yet. Maybe someday. Busch Signature Copper Lager is a step in the right direction at a reasonable price point.
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