I always enjoy trying beers to give me ideas for homebrewing. What I may enjoy, what I may not enjoy, etc. If I’m at the local grocery I’ll purchase beer to try/compare against brews I’ve made.
Must say I do enjoy the Narragansett Lager and the Hamm’s Classic Premium Beer.
I realize Hamm’s is now owned by Coors.
I haven’t had a Hamm’s since the 70’s and was surprised to find locally (Northern Virginia).
Still looking for a local place carrying National Bohemian aka “Natty Bo” as this is another mass-produced commercial beer that I haven’t drank since the 70’s.
Next time I’m in Pennsylvania I look forward to purchasing/drinking the new Stroh’s (as PA is the closest to me where the new Stroh’s is available). I brew my own Stroh’s (it’s good and very, very close to the original. I do have an idea to try for the next time I brew to “nail it”.)
For me these are fun brews to make, analyze, think about, critique, etc. For example, taking a sip of the Hamm’s I recently purchased, I knew, from homebrewing, sugar was fermented. I give credit to Hamm’s as printed on the can “Ingredients: Water, Barley Malt, Corn Syrup (Maltose), Yeast, Hops. Corn syrup is used as part of the brewing process only. Hamm’s never uses high fructose corn syrup.”
Others thoughts and input on their favorite not so bad, mass produced, commercial beers?