View Poll Results: GRAIN BELT PREMIUM LAGER REVIEWS

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    Beer Safari BOTW 1/30 - 2/6: Grain Belt Premium Lager

    Fun facts: The Grain Belt Beer sign next to the Hennepin Street Bridge in Minneapolis was constructed in 1940 and is one of the Twin Cities' most famous landmarks. Grain Belt was a dominant midwestern brand until the 1980s and was purchased but the August Schell Brewing Company in 2002.

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    From the Grain Belt Website:
    Local legends aren’t just born, they’re brewed. And no beer in the Midwest has a grander brewing tradition than Grain Belt. For over 100 years, Grain Belt has been the beer that fathers have passed on to sons and friends have passed amongst each other at local bars and watering holes. It is a beer with tradition that spans generations. Which is why it has become legendary–both here and across the country.

    In the 1940s, around the same time Grain Belt built its famous bottle cap sign overlooking the Mississippi River in Northeast Minneapolis, they introduced a “Beer of Exceptional Quality”–Premium. With its crisp, unique flavor, Premium quickly became the flagship of the Grain Belt brand. And still is to this day.

    Although the Grain Belt Premium recipe has changed hands over the years, one thing has remained the same–its legendary unique taste. And now that Premium is in the capable hands of a brewery with an even longer tradition than Grain Belt–the August Schell Brewery–may you rest assured that the flavor and heritage of Premium will live on forever.

    BeerAdvocate.com Information: Grain Belt Premium - August Schell Brewing Co., Inc. - Beer Advocate

    Confirmed Availability / Place of Purchase: Cyclone Liquors Ames, IA

    Cost: $4.99 for a 6 pk bottles




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    Re: Beer Safari BOTW 1/30 - 2/6: Grain Belt Premium Lager

    Sounds decent, price looks good too. May have to try it sometime!



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    Re: Beer Safari BOTW 1/30 - 2/6: Grain Belt Premium Lager

    Some how calling Grain Belt a "Premium" beer just makes me laugh.

    I guess I always rated it right up there with Schlitz, Hamms, & Pabst beer. More like a cheap beer.



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    Re: Beer Safari BOTW 1/30 - 2/6: Grain Belt Premium Lager

    It's not only "Premium", it's legendary. It says so on their website. I am a huge fan. Used to have friends up north bring some down every time they came before it was available down here.



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    Re: Beer Safari BOTW 1/30 - 2/6: Grain Belt Premium Lager

    stuff is great is better than any domestic out there. Its great



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    Re: Beer Safari BOTW 1/30 - 2/6: Grain Belt Premium Lager

    Perhaps my favorite beer in the world. They never used to have it in Iowa but I have seen it now at Hy-Vee a couple times.



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    Re: Beer Safari BOTW 1/30 - 2/6: Grain Belt Premium Lager

    Can you give me some comparables... taste wise?



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    Re: Beer Safari BOTW 1/30 - 2/6: Grain Belt Premium Lager

    Ever tasted sunshine while laying in a lush green meadow? Way better than that.



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    Re: Beer Safari BOTW 1/30 - 2/6: Grain Belt Premium Lager

    When I am in the area I have to pick up a 12ver of this. Not the greatest beer but still one of my favorites.



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    Re: Beer Safari BOTW 1/30 - 2/6: Grain Belt Premium Lager

    We actually have some of this in our fridge right now. However, I have not had any of it yet, may have to give it a go tonight depending on how our intramural basketball game goes tonight.

    I know for a fact that you can get it at Hy-Vee Wine in Spirits, that is where ours was purchased.



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    Re: Beer Safari BOTW 1/30 - 2/6: Grain Belt Premium Lager

    Quote Originally Posted by 4VR4CY View Post
    Can you give me some comparables... taste wise?
    Skunky beer that somebody pours half the bottle out and replaces it with that butt butter you develop riding in a hot car without air conditioning for a long time on a 100 degree day.

    Its not good.

    Mich Golden was the only thing worth traveling to MN for ... Grain Belt is the twisted cousin with the 3rd nipple and the face only a mother could love.

    I didn't care for it.



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    Re: Beer Safari BOTW 1/30 - 2/6: Grain Belt Premium Lager

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    Mich Golden was the only thing worth traveling to MN for .
    Pretty sure they have that everywhere, but if you want to drive to MN, have at it.



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    Re: Beer Safari BOTW 1/30 - 2/6: Grain Belt Premium Lager

    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    Pretty sure they have that everywhere, but if you want to drive to MN, have at it.
    Now they do, Mich Golden has only been available in Iowa since late 2006.

    In my college days (1997-2002) that was a "road trip" beer



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    Re: Beer Safari BOTW 1/30 - 2/6: Grain Belt Premium Lager

    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    Perhaps my favorite beer in the world. They never used to have it in Iowa but I have seen it now at Hy-Vee a couple times.
    When I was almost legal, Grainbelt and Drewery's, along with Wisconson Club were the cheap beers of cheap students at ISU, unless you got some green beer, then you got sick.


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    Re: Beer Safari BOTW 1/30 - 2/6: Grain Belt Premium Lager

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    Skunky beer that somebody pours half the bottle out and replaces it with that butt butter you develop riding in a hot car without air conditioning for a long time on a 100 degree day.

    Its not good.

    Mich Golden was the only thing worth traveling to MN for ... Grain Belt is the twisted cousin with the 3rd nipple and the face only a mother could love.

    I didn't care for it.
    I have to agree with you on this. It is the the Busch Light of MN. The cheap beer that all the cheap college kids and older locals like to drink. You won't find Busch Light on tap aroud here at the small bars but will find Premium.


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