Saturday, May 10, 2008
In all countries around the world besides the UK, Stella Artois is considered a premium beer. In New York, for sure, I wouldn't be surprised to see it on a menu or bar list for $8. However, in England, Stella is known as "wifebeater" because it is what those who wear wifebeaters drink, and it also has a tendency to make those people more aggressive. The local credence is that one drinks Stella, and then goes home and beats his wife. Therefore nice people don't drink Stella, and I was soundly chastised for ordering it at the pub last night then persuaded to try Kroenenburg 1664. Apparently, I'm too good for Stella! Imagine that.