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Caffeinated Beer Becomes a Reality

CmdrTaco posted more than 9 years ago | from the i've-waited-for-this-day-so-long dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 657

Cylar writes "CNN is reporting that Anheuser-Bush has developed a sweet, caffeinated beer they are dubbing B(E). Intended to compete with the trendy sweet concotions popular on the club scenes (such as Smirnoff Ice), it will contain caffeine, guarana, and ginseng." Not sure how I feel about ginseng in my brew, so I'll have to study this with a few cases.

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New taste to acquire (4, Interesting)

mirko (198274) | more than 9 years ago | (#10438951)

Coffee is an acquired taste, so is beer, I guess one will have to learn to enjoy this beverage...

Re:New taste to acquire (5, Funny)

Nos. (179609) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439032)

At least you'll be awake and in a good mood while you "learn to enjoy" it

Re:New taste to acquire (1)

CodeWanker (534624) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439100)

I dunno... It sounds like a girl drink to me, and the only good thing about a girl drink drunk is that (s)he will pass out fairly quickly. Now we're robbed of that cold comfort, too...

Gratuitous Linkage (4, Informative)

swordboy (472941) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439113)

Nudge, nudge. Link, link [anheuser-busch.com] .

This isn't for carb watchers as it has 22 grams in there. Probably all sugar. 6.6 percent alcohol will be chasing the Jager Bomb [google.com] crowd.

MORE LIKE BOTTLED FAGGOTRY (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10438954)

Wowie... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10438955)

Does that mean that I can sip one beer after another and not fall asleep a la Homer Simpson?

Re:Wowie... (2, Funny)

richy freeway (623503) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439099)

You sip beer? What are you a girl or something? Beer is for quaffing, chugging and gulping! ;D

Re:Wowie... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10439117)

LOL!

(Note to self: throw away this english language dictionary)

MMmmmm Beer (4, Funny)

mfh (56) | more than 9 years ago | (#10438959)

In the immortal words of Homer Simpson...

Oh, yeah. Beer busts, beer blasts, keggers, stein hoists, AA meetings, beer night. It's wonderful, Marge. I've never felt so accepted in all my life. These people looked deep within my soul and assigned me a number based on the order in which I joined.

And now he can stay up late drinking beer without passing out -- because it's got caffeine!

Re:MMmmmm Beer (3, Funny)

lukewarmfusion (726141) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439072)

Lois: Peter, you're drunk again!
Peter: No I'm not. I'm just tired from staying up all night drinking.

Buzz Beer (4, Funny)

Merlin42 (148225) | more than 9 years ago | (#10438960)

Does Drew Carey get royalty payments on this stuff?!?

Drew Carry said it best... (3, Funny)

CrazyTalk (662055) | more than 9 years ago | (#10438961)

In reference to Buzz Beer (they had the concept years ago!) - "Stay up so you can get drunk all over again"

Whats next? (2, Insightful)

stimey (819269) | more than 9 years ago | (#10438963)

Coffee with alcohol ? Oh wait..... burp

Re:Whats next? (2, Interesting)

MoonFog (586818) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439015)

Well, here in Norway we've gotten milk with coffee taste (that's right, TASTE). It's horrible, and I really hope they stop mixing so many drinks. Alchohol in coffee is a rather good mix imo.

Buzz Beer? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10438965)

Didn't Drew Carey already invent this?
I smell a patent lawsuit ;)

Gay (-1, Troll)

glrotate (300695) | more than 9 years ago | (#10438966)

No doubt about it.

College kids and yuppies (2, Funny)

justkarl (775856) | more than 9 years ago | (#10438969)

"Sweeter flavors have definitely made an impact on 21- to 35-year-olds. ... It's a bigger part of the alcohol-drinking spectrum."

I really don't have to say anything here, right?

Re:College kids and yuppies (1)

Jeremy Erwin (2054) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439053)


"Sweeter flavors have definitely made an impact on 21- to 35-year-olds. ... It's a bigger part of the alcohol-drinking spectrum."

I really don't have to say anything here, right?


If they were proper yuppies, wouldn't they at least try the wines? And no, I don't mean Thunderbird.

Re:College kids and yuppies (2, Funny)

justkarl (775856) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439071)

If they were proper yuppies, wouldn't they at least try the wines? And no, I don't mean Thunderbird.

You mean Arbor Mist?

Re:College kids and yuppies (1)

EvilTwinSkippy (112490) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439133)

Yes, diluted Thunderbird with Nutrasweet. I had a Strawberry Wine from them once. 4% Alcohol. Tasted like a strawberry kool-aid. No buzz.

Re:College kids and yuppies (2, Interesting)

lukewarmfusion (726141) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439151)

1. My college was yuppie school - and it was dominated by Natural Ice (Natty/Nasty Ice), Milwaukee's Best (the Beast), and other crappy cheap beers.

2. I don't know a lot of girls that like beer. My wife can't stand the smell of most alcohol. She does kind of like these flavored beers/malted cocktails. On our honeymoon, I introduced her to iced tea a la Long Island.

3. Most college kids don't really do the wine thing. Once you learn to like wine, it can become a very expensive taste. Personally, I limit myself to the finest wines under $15, but if I'm going for the buzz I'll settle for a $4 Inglenook. I'm sure this price range will change once I make my first trillion.

4. I use Thunderbird. It beats the hell out of Outlook. :)

Ew. (3, Funny)

njfuzzy (734116) | more than 9 years ago | (#10438972)

So we take the nasty taste of American beer, and we load it up with sugar and stuff to make us jittery. Great plan.

Re:Ew. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10439008)

american beer has tase?

Re:Ew. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10439080)

Beer has taste?

Re:Ew. (1)

CmdrGravy (645153) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439126)

It doesn't appear to contain much alcohol either. I went to New York for a week or so a couple of years ago with a mate and I think we must have visited 99% of the bars around Times Square and the place we were staying at, somewhere near Lexington I think.

We were just ordering regular beers ( lagers in British terms ) and found we could drink 4 or 5 times as much as we normally could back home before reaching a similar level of inebriation. We concluded it must be because the alcohol level is much lower in the US ( New York at least ) than the 4-5.5% standard in the U.K. for most general beers.

Whether that is a good or a bad thing I am not sure !

Re:Ew. (3, Funny)

EvilTwinSkippy (112490) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439161)

It's like making love in a motorized canoe.

Please God... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10438974)

Let me be first to welcome my newest caffeinated/intoxicating overlords.

It's probably crap. (1)

CharAznable (702598) | more than 9 years ago | (#10438976)

If Anheuser Busch makes it, it's crap. There when it was illegal to sell stuff like this in Germany and call it beer. It's a violation of the Reinheidtsgebot, or Purity Law, which states that beer can only contain malted grain, water, yeast and hops.

Re:It's probably crap. (1)

PoPRawkZ (694140) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439028)

I knew I could be proud of my German heritage for something!

Re:It's probably crap. (4, Funny)

EtherBoo (636012) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439091)

They really do make nothing but garbage. At a local beer bar I go to that brews their own bar, they will ask you to leave if you try to order a Budweiser...or anything else from that trash "brewery" and I use the term brewery loosely.

The Perfect Beverage? (1)

mpathetiq (726625) | more than 9 years ago | (#10438977)

I can only imagine this will taste horrible, but in the event that it doesn't, I will probably make this a part of my diet. I like the speed up/slow down combo contained in a JagerBomb (Jagermeister/Red Bull), but doing shots is never good on my stomach. Time to RTFA.

Re:The Perfect Beverage? (1)

justkarl (775856) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439016)

Well, the FA says that it won't really be like beer...It'll have more of a berry like taste.

Re:The Perfect Beverage? (1)

mpathetiq (726625) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439046)

Boo. Berry != Beer. I do like the 6.6% alcohol figure though.

Obligatory Simpsons (3, Funny)

Anti Frozt (655515) | more than 9 years ago | (#10438978)

Marge: I'd like a coffee
Aussie Bartender: Beer it is
Marge: No, coffee
Bartender: Beer
Marge: Cof-fee
Bartender: Be-er
Marge: C-O
Bartender: B-E

never tires... (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10438979)

i, for one, welcome our new caffine-based overlords.

This is a good first step! (5, Funny)

cerebralsugar (203167) | more than 9 years ago | (#10438980)

Now if they can just add nicotine to it too I can have all my vices in ONE CAN!

Re:This is a good first step! (1)

hotdip (804898) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439094)

i couldn't help but notice the total lack of sex from your list of vices.

oh...right. this is /.

Re:This is a good first step! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10439107)

You could always dip your balls in it.

Re:This is a good first step! (2, Insightful)

ctr2sprt (574731) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439169)

You think sex is a vice?!

I think you may be doing it wrong.

Stimulants and Depressants together at last! (1, Funny)

Dr. Evil (3501) | more than 9 years ago | (#10438986)

Yay!

I'll stick to Irish Coffee.

Ugh (0)

hsmith (818216) | more than 9 years ago | (#10438988)

I usually drink a beer becuase it helps me sleep Guinness > *.beer

Programmers Rejoice! (1)

farlcow (671869) | more than 9 years ago | (#10438991)

Finally, a super beverage that can give you the spins and the jitters all in one serving!

Irish Coffee... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10438992)

Is the ultimate combination of alcohol and caffene.

great... belligerent drunks that stay up all night (4, Funny)

httpamphibio.us (579491) | more than 9 years ago | (#10438993)

at least you used to be able to count on somebody passing out...

Americans and Beer (3, Funny)

soccerisgod (585710) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439000)

As an inhabitant of a country that makes great beers, I have to say I find this highly appaling.

You might wonder why I even care - after all, that beer is not exported to Europe and we can still drink our own (beerlike) beer. There's just one problem - the Football WC (you call it soccer...)

Stupid FIFA has a contract with an American beer producer. Guess which. That means we can only buy American beer in the stadion.

Someone from Europe who's pissed at piss...

Re:Americans and Beer (1)

Ingolfke (515826) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439092)

Well, I guess now you'll just have more energy for the riots after the game.

If you're talking about England... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10439098)

You DON'T make great beer. You make yeasty, soupy nasty bitters, and weak lagers. If you are from Germany, than I apologize for the insult. Germans make great beer.

Re:Americans and Beer (1)

BlowChunx (168122) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439173)

As an inhabitant of a country that makes great beers, I have to say I find this highly appaling.

Generally I am not a spelling nazi, but did you mean appalling or appealing?

Guano? (2, Funny)

drooling-dog (189103) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439001)

it will contain caffeine, guarana, and ginseng.

At first glance I thought I saw "guano" in there...

wheee! (1)

dirvish (574948) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439003)

That will go great with my 'tequilla and red bull.' Now I can really party all night. Don't expect it to taste good if it comes from Anheuser-Bush though.

Re:wheee! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10439112)

I like the taste of bush - never licked an Anheuser though.....

Re:wheee! (1)

kraut (2788) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439123)

It can't be much worse than tequila and redbull, really, can it?

This reminds me of both Simpsons and Futurama... (5, Funny)

Exocet (3998) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439004)

My first real thought, however, due to the distributor was, "gross."

Immediately following that, though, I thought of a Simpsons episode, then a Futurama episode:

Homer: Uh, yeah. I need something that will keep me awake, alert, and reckless all night long.
Clerk: Well, Congress is racing back to Washington to outlaw these. [puts a bottle of pills on the counter]
Homer: [takes bottle] Sold!
[downs most of the pills on the spot]
Clerk: Hey, you can't take that many pep pills at once.
Homer: No problem, I'll balance it out with a bottle of sleeping pills. [takes another generous helping of pills]
-- "Maximum Homerdrive"

Fry: I'm never going to get used to the 31st century. [He points to his breakfast.] Caffinated bacon? Baconated grapefruit? Admiral Crunch?
-- "The Series Has Landed"

Caffeinated Beer Becomes a Reality? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10439007)

Lol, the headline sounds like a dream has finally come true.

Wait, this is /., so there are probably a lot of people here who actually dreamed about caffeinated beer.

Prost!

Not a new thing... (5, Informative)

Theaetetus (590071) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439010)

MoonShot Beer! [moonshotbeer.com]

MoonShot contains the maximum amount of caffeine allowed by law: 45mg per twelve-ounce serving. Since this is a moderate level (a cup of coffee contains 70mg), we have formulated MoonShot to be light-bodied, smooth and therefore uncommonly drinkable.

I've tried MoonShot... It's not bad, but not great. Little bit of caffeine tang, like Krank2O or Water Joe, but better masked by the beer. Tastes kinda like Rolling Rock. Weak, in other words.

If you want caffeine with your alcohol, go for irish coffee [castletown.com]

-T

You call that beer?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10439012)

One word: Reinheitsgebot

I can't believe this appeared... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10439013)

...before a mass-market Skittlebrau.

Perhaps we need an award like the X-Prize to whomever comes up with a viable, tasty beer with candy floating in it.

This is old idea (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10439021)

And i thought Vonnegut's granddad thought of putting caffeine in beer first.

The reason that "Smirnoff Ice" is popular... (1)

garcia (6573) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439029)

The reason that Smirnoff Ice is popular is because it tastes like lemon-lime pop and it gets girls loaded.

While another citrus malt-beverage wasn't going to turn any heads in this market a ginseng/caffeine alternative probably isn't either.

Nothing like supporting the dangers of mixing an upper and a downer together. Yeah plenty of people drink Jagerbombs and coffee after drinking but it isn't marketed in the same drink.

I'll stick to beer and I have a feeling that my fiance will stick to SI.

To paraphrase Mike Myers (2, Funny)

3.5 stripes (578410) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439030)

If it's made by Anheiser Busch, it's CRAP!

Possibly not the best marketing slogan (1)

Alranor (472986) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439033)

Or is it?

B to the E power


Hmmm

Oh great... (1, Funny)

mysticwhiskey (569750) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439036)

Holding onto the bed so you don't fall off, just *trying* to get to sleep...

Oh great... (-1, Redundant)

Mysticalfruit (533341) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439038)

So, now when some beligerant jackass gets drunk at the bar, he would just pass out, he'll stay away and make a real nuisance of himself...

What's next? Caffinated cigarettes?

Oh, Sweet Jesus with a Urinal Cake (5, Funny)

Spencerian (465343) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439044)

As if beer doesn't make you pee enough!

B/E! Now you can piss like the mighty Mississipp!!

Re:Oh, Sweet Jesus with a Urinal Cake (1)

EvilTwinSkippy (112490) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439096)

Can't buy it. Only rent it.

Re:Oh, Sweet Jesus with a Urinal Cake (1)

TopShelf (92521) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439178)

I had the occasion long ago to attend a hockey game in the luxury suite of a Miller distributor. The term he used was, "goes in Miller, comes out Bud."

Just curious about the effects... (1)

dubdays (410710) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439056)

Does anyone know how this would actually make you feel? I mean, think about it:

alcohol is a depressant
caffeine is a stimulant

Therefore, it would seem that combining the two would make you feel like complete and utter crap. Does anyone have any experience?

Re:Just curious about the effects... (1)

Theaetetus (590071) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439115)

Therefore, it would seem that combining the two would make you feel like complete and utter crap. Does anyone have any experience?

Ever heard of Irish Coffee? It is the wonderdrink - the alcohol lubricates you, and the caffeine (much more than this) wakes you up. Plus, the whipped cream tickles your nose.

Blech (-1, Offtopic)

profzoom (177901) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439057)

Even more reason to avoid Anheuser Busch products.
I'll take my microbrews any day of the week. Goose Island, Great Lakes, Bells, Three Floyds, the list goes on.
If anyone wants to learn more about good beer, check out http://www.beeradvocate.com/ [beeradvocate.com]

"Phat Boy" Malt Liquor (1)

Solstice (11486) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439059)

About 6 years ago, when I was in college, we bought a case of this stuff called "Phat Boy" malt liquor from a local party store. It was basically a malt liquor with guarana and ginseng. It was the nastiest stuff I had ever tasted. It was awful. Of course, the reason why we bought was because it was $2.00/40oz bottle, so I couldn't complain much. I just hope this stuff tastes better.

Coffee Porter (5, Funny)

JUSTONEMORELATTE (584508) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439060)

Years ago, a friend of mine was brewing and thought he'd invent a recipie for Coffee Porter. Rather than read what anyone else had done, he decided to just wing it and hope for the best.
He came into work one Monday, and asked what I knew about coffee. Seems he had a bottle with dinner the night before, but hadn't been to sleep yet.

Now any homebrewer can tell you that the typical formula for 5-6 gallons of beer calls for about one pot of strong coffee for a subtle but noticable flavor.
Mark, on the other hand, took a pound of french roast, ground it to the "Espresso" setting, and dumped it into secondary for two weeks. If I remember the back-of-the-envelope calculations, we figured each bottle had 500 - 700 mg of caffiene, compared to 40-70 mg in a cup of coffee.

He gave me a bottle, and we used it for shots at a party, but that's about all I could do with it.

--
Free gmail invites [slashdot.org]

Energy or Depression?? (1)

bob_herzog (788938) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439061)

So which wins. The depressing effect of beer or the energizing effect of caffiene? Ild also like to say... what a wierd combination.

Can't buy it, only rent it (2, Funny)

EvilTwinSkippy (112490) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439065)

They must get a nickel every time someone runs to the John. Don't we suffer enough!

Isn't one addiction enough ? (1)

thrill12 (711899) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439069)

Now what to do with all the zombied Caffeine-Alcoholists that:

Never sleep

Are always happy

Work superfast, but super-inaccurate

I think an ACNEA-organization is necessary here (Alcohol-Caffeine Anonymous)...

Bah (1)

dreamchaser (49529) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439070)

More mass market crap. I've been brewing a caffeinated stout (using real, fresh roasted and ground coffee) for ages!

down + up = nothing? (1)

magarity (164372) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439075)

So since alcohol is a depressant and caffeine is a stimulant, what is the net effect of this beverage???

Isn't this against the normal definition of beer? (1)

rooijan (746599) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439076)

Anheuser-Bush has developed a sweet, caffeinated beer.

I'll admit I'm hardly a beer fanatic nor am I an expert, but is beer really supposed to be sweet? Is that not going to taste truly vile?

I enjoy a good draught of Amstel [amstel.com] , Windhoek [nambrew.com] or even Castle [castlelager.co.za] from time to time (I'm South African, so these are the beers we get here, mostly brewed locally). These beers aren't sweet, and I can't imagine what a sweet beer would taste like. Fruit juice with added hops comes to mind...

Note that I have no objection to the addition of caffeine, the more stimulants there are in my glass at once the better :)

Re:Isn't this against the normal definition of bee (1)

Frennzy (730093) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439158)

Many of beer variants are sweet. This is mostly related to the fact that all of them start with some form of sugar as a base to feed the yeast.

Meads and Barleywines are typically quite sweet, and also have a much higher alcohol content than beer. Mead, of course, using honey as it's sugar base, as opposed to using grains. (hot water convertes the starches in grains into sugars)

If you want beer with caffeine that isn't sweet, just drink any of the numerous coffee-based stouts or porters.

My friends (0)

grasshoppa (657393) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439083)

It is a wonderful age we live in...*sniff*...I'm sorry, I promised myself I wouldn't cry *sniff*

Uppers and downers at the same time... (1)

ikkonoishi (674762) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439086)

Thats a drug using no-no.

Bad combo (4, Funny)

FunWithHeadlines (644929) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439087)

Too drunk to drive, too jittery to just sit in the back seat.

Nothing really new here. (1)

'nother poster (700681) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439089)

Sweet malt beverages? - Check. Had them for years. Zima, Malt Duck, ...

Caffinated beer? - Check. Coffee stouts have been around for a looong time. My 30 year old homebrewing manual has a few recipies.

Mixing the concepts? - Priceless! Because you couldn't pay me to drink the stuff. :)

This doesn't compete with Smirnoff (4, Insightful)

BelugaParty (684507) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439105)

This competes with Red Bull and Vodka and its derivitives.

Re:This doesn't compete with Smirnoff (5, Funny)

Ingolfke (515826) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439181)

Derivitives of Red Bull & Vodka... meaning child support and alimony?

Not a terribly new idea (1)

danlyke (149938) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439129)

For quite a while now when friends and I are out late we've sometimes asked a bartender to put a shot of espresso in a glass of porter or stout. Way tasty, and it lets us old farts stay out later.

Highly recommended. I've had a couple of sweet beers, mostly homebrews, and I can see that option being good too. I'm dubious that these guys would pull off one that I'd like, though...

We're THERE, dude! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10439132)

Yes!

Chocolate covered coffee beans?
Check.

Excedrin?
Check.

Zen Garden?
Check.

Caffeinated 6-pack of Beer in the fridge?
Check.

---

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are go for launch.

Open Source (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10439134)

Folks, this is the end of open source as we know it.

Sparks Energy Drink (2, Insightful)

SWroclawski (95770) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439143)

Is the first I've seen of the "Energy Drink Beer" series. It smells like orange soda and tastes like a Sweet Tart.

6% alcohol cancels out the stimulants though,

Think of the Children!! (1)

tubbtubb (781286) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439147)

Anyone who has had a few JaegerBombs (Jagermeister & RedBull)
will tell you this is a somewhat dangerous brew.
After about 3, voices will start telling you to get up on the bar and dance, tear your clothing, and bury cab drivers in your backyard.
Hide the shovels.

Not Sure How... (1)

helmespc (807573) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439149)

Not sure how I feel about ginseng in my brew, so I'll have to study this with a few cases. I'm guessing initially euphoric... slightly warm... followed by a spinning sensation... and possibly vomitting... followed by massive headache and nausea

Is it possible .... (1)

kung_foo_mojo (818255) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439153)

to have a drink that would make you have to take a leak faster?

And you thought shit couldn't taste worse (1)

glowimperial (705397) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439154)

Why do the major American beermakers have to keep America as the laughingstock of international brewing. For christ's sake, their existing products can barely be called beer at this point. More swill for dumbasses, I guess. Good thing I homebrew.

Good mixture? (1)

Dogtanian (588974) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439162)

Think about it...

Caffeine + Alcohol + Lots of Liquid --> You'll be running to the toilets every five minutes.

But is this *really* all that new? (2, Interesting)

VE3ECM (818278) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439163)

Having just moved to the USA from Canada, I can tell you that many of those "sweet"-type alcoholic drinks are already malt based... not vodka, gin, etc based...

Amazing what artificial flavors can accomplish.
Although, yes, it's nice to see a big player pushing new product...

Personally, I'll stick with my scotch.

Sweet beer (1)

Rich Klein (699591) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439164)

CNN is reporting that Anheuser-Bush has developed a sweet, caffeinated beer...

and
Not sure how I feel about ginseng in my brew, so I'll have to study this with a few cases.


I'm not sure how I feel about sweet beer. :-P

Pan Galatic Gargle Blaster (2, Funny)

pklong (323451) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439165)

Am I the only one who read this and though of the Pan Galatic Gargle Blaster, which is like being whacked round the head with a gold brick wrapped in a slice of Lemon? or am I just weird?

up, down (1)

http101 (522275) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439166)

Sweet! An upper AND a downer at the same time! Now why didn't I think of that??? I'm just going to go over here and have another Bowl-Blaster (Jagermeister and Red Bull, 1:1 ratio). Cheers!

I'll stick with NyQuil (1)

WormholeFiend (674934) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439168)

You can drink it, it's over the counter!

I tried... (1)

khrtt (701691) | more than 9 years ago | (#10439177)

...a few cases. It's disgusting. Made me puke.
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