William Knoedelseder’s “Bitter Brew” offers a sometimes fascinating history of America’s most famous beer-makers
Written by Tom Dibblee for LA Review of Books and Salon.com
I decided to review William Knoedelseder’s Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America’s Kings of Beer because of my loyalty to Bud Light Lime. I love Bud Light Lime, and I wanted to know where it came from. But because Bud Light Lime probably isn’t a natural beer of choice for the LARB crowd, I thought I’d take a second to explain its excellence.
Bud Light Lime does two things: it allows me to shed the burden of sophistication, and it restores beer to what it once was, when I was young — a tart nectar that makes me happy. Continue reading “Even Anheuser-Busch hates Bud Light”