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The Beer Friends write, review, and discuss Craft Beer as fans instead of experts.  They share their unique voice and affinity for craft beer through multiple platforms and offer a range of media to join their craft beer conversation.

Guest Review: Walmart's Trouble Brewing Sample Pack

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Guest Review: Walmart's Trouble Brewing Sample Pack

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Brother Beer Friend Michael took one for the team and tried out Walmart's dubiously described “craft beer” sample pack . Take a look, sometimes it’s good not to be surprised.

Well they got the slogan right at least: "Here comes Trouble"

A quick note before we begin this journey together: none of these beers smell like anything at all.

After Party Pale Ale: This tastes exactly like you would expect finding a half-finished Coors behind your couch 3 days after your last frat party; only its freshly opened and cold. I would be impressed if I wasn't disgusted.

Cat's Away (IPA): The cat might be away but my taste buds aren’t; they're crying. It's somehow less hoppy than the After Party Pale. I’m not convinced they didn’t label the cans backwards but I'm not willing to open a second can to find out.

Red Flag Amber (ale with honey added): I can tell you what this beer does not taste like; an amber ale with honey. What it does taste like may never be quantified by man. The only possible upside is that it was a palate cleanser. It tastes more like water than the water in the hotel I’m staying in.

'Round Midnight Belgian White: This beer tastes like how I imagine a low-quality Tennessee Truck Stop bathroom floor at midnight tastes.

You can listen to the Happy Hour episode Trouble’s Brewing to hear what The Beer Friends think.

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