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20 BEERS BETTER THAN CORONA: 7. Iron City Light Mango

I had this beer one time at an airport in Pittsburgh. You know airports, those things we used to travel from, back when people were still allowed to get on a plane? OK, so this beer wasn’t very good…but it still tasted better than Corona!

7. Iron City Light Mango

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Remember when Bud Light was rolling out all those silly fruit-flavoured beers, before it switched to seltzer? Well, it looks like they had some competition in Pennsylvania, where all liquor stores are now closed, from this local brew by the Pittsburgh Brewing Company. I’ve had I.C. Light at a baseball game before, and it wasn’t very good — adding mango to the mix didn’t make it taste much better. But, if you’re a fan of Orange Crush…this might be the light beer for you.

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Who needs Bud Light Lime when you can have Iron City Light Mango???

Now, I’m not a big fan of Bud Light to begin with, but they’ve gotten a little silly silly with their flavours lately. I mean, you’ve got stuff like Bud Light Lime, Bud Light Raisin, Bud Light Cranappletini…OK, so I might have made the last one up. But one Pittsburgh brewery is going where even Bud Light doesn’t dare to go–we’re talking Iron City Light Mango, bro!

So here I am killin’ time at a Quaker Steak and Lube in the Pittsburgh airport, pounding Yuenglings and seasonal Sam Adams, when I spot this hot mess on the beer list. OK, so I’m tempted–how do you get mango into a light beer, anyways?

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Well, it turns out this beer doesn’t really taste like mango, or even a fruity milkshake IPA. Instead, it was more like flat orange pop. Still better than Molson Canadian though, bro!!!

This weekend, I’m throwing down some ‘stones, son!

Now, for me, March Madness means nothing but basketball all weekend every weekend, bro! And you know I’ve got Gonzaga going all the way this year. I’ve been a big Gonzaga fan ever since Adam Morrison cried like a real man on national TV. (I might even have shed a few tears myself.)

Now, here’s the deal. When I fill out my bracket, I don’t always get everything right. So I like to play a little drinking game–whenever I cross a team off my bracket, I crack a cold one. Which means, sometimes, I’m Stone Cold Steve Austin sober by the Sweet 16, and other years I’m puking like Gerardo eating good ol’ fashioned Spanish cooking. (You KNOW I’m Rico Suave, bro!)

So, if I’m cracking a beer each time one of my teams bites the dust, I ain’t gonna be pounding Forgotten Lake Blueberry Ale–that stuff’s got 7.5% alcohol, son! Instead, I go with a cheap, light, shitty brew. Keystone Light: It Tastes Awful, But It Works!TM

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