Sol is one of those beers there is absolutely no reason to buy, yet you just can’t help get sucked in by its colorful marketing and underdog Mexican beer status. If you want a decent Summer beer than Corona is simply better, and if you think it’s a cheap alternative to Corona then you’re a dickhead because there are a dozen better beers than Sol that are similarly priced (around $50 a slab at the moment). So why is Sol here in my top five candidates? Simply because I did get sucked in by the above reasons and ended up drinking a lot of this beer early in the year. When I think about the summer of 2007/08 a yellow slab of Sol is what comes to mind (after a few other things). I even remember a night when my housemates and I decided to cook Mexican, burritos and guacamole and all. It was a great dinner but what capped it off for me was cracking open a Sol to wash down my taco. Any one who has done this will understand what supreme satisfaction and happiness it brings. Sol channels your inner Mexican. It is also a tad weak and not suited to winter nights watching the footy when your mates are drinking VB, Carlton Draught and other far more manly beers. If Luke Hodge saw you drinking Sol he would spear tackle you into a tram, and for that reason it cannot be my 2008 Beer of the Year.
The Sol of the NBA: Vince Carter. Looks flashy but its piss weak and always goes missing in the colder months (May, June for us Aussies).
I was perusing the net this morning and I came across this amusing blog in Australia (the information highway allows you travel fast like that without paying a hefting ticket). nbamate.com has handed out some year end hardware. Check it out. I especially enjoyed their write up on the third place finisher Mr. Vince Carter. Isn’t it somewhat comforting to know that Mr. Carter’s act annoys people from all over the globe?