I guess if I can brew in my driveway, anyone can right? Well the folks over at Walgreens apparently have this can-do spirit when it comes to, er, spirits, as they are launching their own custom-brewed “premium” lager called Big Flats 1901. It should sell for about 50 cents a can.
I’m not sure what makes this beer premium. It’s an adjunct lager, it’s cheap, and it’s contract brewed by Winery Exchange at a facility in Upstate New York. According to BeerAdvocate, this is the old Genesee brewery, where no good beer comes out alive. I haven’t tried this yet (I doubt I ever will) but the folks over at BeerAdvocate don’t seem too impressed.
If Trader Joes can produce its own wine, then I guess Walgreens can make its own beer. I’m just glad they’re calling it “premium” and not “craft” – that’d be bad for the cause!
I just wish they’d do it under the “Duff’s” brand. There’s a “premium” beer I’d grab for $2.99 a sixer!
Tip of the hat to Evan Burck for sending this wonderful news my way! 😉