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Budweiser & Clamato, Breakfast Beer?

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Budweiser’s test marketing of a beer plus clam juice combination seems to have been successful (to Them); Budweiser & Clamato con sal y limon, Chelada. This may be in response to Miller Light Chill, Chelada Style. Budweiser also has a version with Bud Light. Is this a breakfast beer in disguise? The nutritional facts per 12 ounces are 186 calories, 20.3 carbohydrates and 5% alcohol.

As for the taste, if you like tomato beer or in this case, clamato beer, than you will not be disappointed. In fact, the upside of Anheuser Busch making it is if you mixed beer with clamato on your own, you would get a result that is 2.5% alcohol where in this case you get a full strength, 5% alcohol beer. It is interesting to note that the beer can is in Spanish and English and moreso in Spanish, hence the tagline, La Combinacion Perfecto and the description tag, con sal y limon. Some other marketing on the can is natural flavor and certified color (exciting).

Overall, I can see grabbing one of these as a morning hangover cure or better known as a breakfast beer. With the extra calories and tomato base, this may be the ultimate hair of the dog after a long night of alcohol consumption. If you go way back to the original Bloody Mary, you will find it was comprised of beer and tomato juice. Some refer to this as a bloody beer but I think Budweiser quickly passed on this name for the all so original Budweiser & Clamato. I do not see this as a big seller and more so limited in its distribution to the high Hispanic population areas of the country since the can is more in Spanish than English.

Budweiser & Clamato, bloody beer, original Bloody Mary, breakfast beer, tomato beer, clamato beer, hair of the dog, hangover cure or is Budweiser going for refreshing summer treat? You decide.

Budweiser is test marketing a new beer, Budweiser & Clamato con sal y limon, Chelada. This may be a response to Miller Light Chill, Chelada Style. Budweiser also has a version with Bud Light. Is this a breakfast beer in disguise? The nutritional facts per 12 ounces are 186 calories, 20.3 carbohydrates and 5% alcohol. As for the taste, if you like tomato beer or in this case, clamato beer, than you will not be disappointed. In fact, the upside of Anheuser Busch making it is if you mixed beer with clamato on your own, you would get a result that is 2.5% alcohol where in this case you get a full strength, 5% alcohol beer. It is interesting to note that the beer can is in Spanish and English and moreso in Spanish, hence the tagline, La Combinacion Perfecto and the description tag, con sal y limon. Some other marketing on the can is natural flavor and certified color (exciting).

Overall, I can see grabbing one of these as a morning hang over cure or better known as a breakfast beer. With the extra calories and tomato base, this may be the ultimate hair of the dog after a long night of alcohol consumption. If you go way back to the original Bloody Mary, you will find it was comprised of beer and tomato juice. Some refer to this as a bloody beer but I think Budweiser quickly passed on this name for the all so original Budweiser & Clamato. I do not see this as a big seller and more so limited in its distribution to the high Hispanic population areas of the country since the can is more in Spanish than English.

Budweiser & Clamato, bloody beer, original Bloody Mary, breakfast beer, tomato beer, clamato beer, hair of the dog, hangover cure or is Budweiser going for refreshing summer treat? You decide.

How Do You Cook Beer Can Chicken is Answered

beer_can_chickenThe post on the best non-alcoholic beers was not too popular with the beer drinkers. Therefore, if you did go out and buy non-alcoholic beer and find it less than palatable, there is a great use for it if you bought it in a can, beer can chicken. Making beer can chicken is as easy as it looks; buy 1 or more whole chickens, clean and prepare properly, crack open a can of beer, place ass end through the top of the beer can and push down so a little of the chicken is showing, fire up the bar-b-que and cook the chicken as you normally would. The beer can chicken process will add moisture and flavor to the chicken but I do recommend basting the chicken a few times and adding spices for an extra kick. You and your guests will have something to talk about “beer can chicken” and look forward to as you watch in awe of such a simple concept while of course drinking a beer.

Beer can chickenFor those of you gadgets fanatics that need a move conventional way of making beer can chicken, you can find in catalogs and online, contraptions like the one above that make the process more civilized but not better in taste. Those that have tested this beer can chicken version find the tail end of the chicken does not cook uniformly or as fast as the conventional way. This causes the top of the chicken to get over cooked to get the bottom half cooked properly. I would stick with the original concept or put good use to those non-alcoholic beer cans you have.

beer can chickenThis version above for making beer can chicken combines the tradition of using the beer can and a modern invention to make it easy for the chicken to stay upright and not fall over during the cooking on the bar-b-que. Simply add the beer can in the middle and add the chicken (ass end) over the beer can and cook for 30 to 40 minutes and enjoy.

drunken chickenThe above item’s claim to fame is to be the original beer can chicken invention or also known as drunken chicken. The beauty of this one is you can make beer can chicken 4 at a time and seems to have no drawbacks with the design. This appears to be the necessary bar-b-que gadget for the master griller feeding a large group. Not to mention can be the talk of the town to those unfamiliar with beer can chicken. If you have experiences with any of these three versions for making beer can chicken, your comments are welcome!

For Beer Can Chicken, What Beer is Best?

I have polled beer can chicken grillmasters to get their opinion on what type of beer is best for making beer can chicken. The results are in and they vary from, whatever is in the fridge, whatever I don’t want to drink to you need to use a quality beer. I personally see a dark beer being used if you like a richer tasting chicken and a light beer to just add the moisture without adding much in the way of flavor. A correction and caution needs to go out to anyone considering a Guinness can for making beer can chicken. The issue is the plastic charger in the can. It will melt in the grilling process and the result will be bad. Whatever your beer flavor, enjoy grilling this summer with a tasty beer can chicken.