Day 106

Refined taste

July 10th, 2010


  1. Jeff says:

    Must be a local beverage…Never seen this before…and we got the shore here in jersey….Beer and Clamato..with salt and lime for more adventure……ummmm only missing a shot of vodka.

    so this area is part dessert part grassland? Montana-ites can you help a easterner with this. Please.

  2. Jeff says:

    MATT FACT: Scroll to the top of the page….the logo…..We can now almost see matt’s final stage on the map at the top of the page. Cool

    • Don in Tennessee says:


      I believe if you go back to day 1 that this last leg (footprint) of Matt’s trek is at every day.

      How is you Sunday going? Hot here with little chance of rain. Keep cool!


  3. Lori says:

    Looks like someone was havin’ a “red beer picnic”, as we call ’em.

  4. Dan says:

    This is the high plains. The “desrt” parts are generally shallow to bedrock soils on the Hell Creek formation – lots of calcium and salts in this formation, so grasses can’t grow very well. The soils that are deeper to bedrock support grasses much better. I believe the area Matt’s in right now gets from 12 to 14 inches of rainfall in normal years – this year has been better than normal, though.

  5. Haha I don’t know why anyone would think this was a good idea! I had never seen this until on a trip to Florida earlier in the year.

  6. Dan says:

    It’s always a good idea to follow your dream, Karen!

  7. Thomas says:

    I had heard that it was a real common combination out in the west. I guess Bud decided to do what people were already doing. Never was interested in trying it myself.

  8. Tesla says:

    It doesn’t taste very good at all.

    • Rob says:

      Agreed. Had to try one once just out of curiosity. One of the most ungodly things I’ve ever tasted. Nasty, nasty stuff. Vomit in a can.

  9. Jeff says:

    Mgd light – hold the Clamato please.

  10. scott mac says:

    Back in the 70’s in the Rochester NY area a draft beer with a “shot” of tomato juice was called a Red Eye.
    (or so I’ve heard ha ha )

    • Bev from Vancouver WA says:

      Red Eye was standard issue for people coming off the night shift and hitting the tavern/bar at 7 am on there way home to sleep. I guess it was the poor man’s Bloody Mary.

  11. Craig ( NC!) says:

    Looks like a hangover cure.

  12. katzien in austin says:

    I just hate this. How can people think it’s ok to throw their crap out the car/truck window?? I just shake my head at these people. Hey Montana, go ahead, you can borrow our anti-litter slogan. “Don’t Mess with Texas.”

  13. Jonathan says:

    Was there any left in the can?

  14. Mark Drennen says:

    This crap is disgusting.

  15. Don in Tennessee says:

    My first thought is ugly litter. If you can pack it in you should pack it out! Cardinal rule for hiking, camping,fishing, hunting, boating, picnics, or beer drinking. I am not an environmental freak but I do think I should always leave an area in as good a shape if not better than it was when got there. This makes it so others can enjoy the REAL BEAUTY.

    I had never heard of this beer and as –

    PATRICK HENRY would say –

    Give me YUENGLING or give me BUD LIGHT & CLAMATO!!!

  16. Jeff says:

    Sorry this is my least favorite Picture and Post. I just want to Hurl. Toss cookies….what ever. I can’t believe they would want to mass produce this stuff….but I should try everything once….hmmmm not today.

  17. Dennis from So Cal says:

    It’s fermented vommit collected from frat house toilets. Surprising it’s not more popular.

  18. Nicole says:


  19. LaraPenny says:

    Ewwww… not a drink I’ve seen in California (not this far west…)

  20. Janine says:


  21. tim says:

    I got to believe the demographic for this delight is under age 30.

  22. Maria says:

    I’ll betcha you didn’t find THAT can in Arizona!! LoL.

  23. Kelly from Day 102 says:

    So this pre-mixed stuff is no good, but a true “red beer” is delicious! A little Clamato or bloody mary mix in a beer – yum. Everyone is right, though. It is a MT thing. I live in MN now and people don’t drink red beers out here.

  24. Emily says:

    This sounds really good…one of my favorite drinks is a michelada, which is beer and hot sauce (along with ice, lime juice and salt)!

  25. Sarah from CA says:

    OK I’ll be the odd ball here but honestly in Fresno CA it’s in every liquor store and everyone loves it. I’ve had it and it’s not as fabulous as a true red beer but still perfectly drinkable.

  26. Gary Wright says:

    I’ve drank it, it’s not bad… not first on my list when I want a red beer though. The vomit in a can comments are a little extreme, it’s not THAT bad. Pull your heads out of your plain ol’ light beer long enough to experience something different, you might like it, or not…

  27. Kerin says:

    I just threw up in my mouth a little. *shiver*

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