Beer #1: Bucky Blonde Ale by West Bend Lithia Beer, brewed in Glendale, WI by Sprecher Brewing.
I chose this one to celebrate the Badger's playing in today's Rose Bowl. One Bucky didn't have a great game in Pasadena, and the other Bucky didn't have a great showing in my glass. The label mentions that this is a pre-prohibition recipe of West Bend Lithia Beer, "brewed with the finest mineral containing water." Whatever.
I picked this one up at Sprecher Brewery in Glendale. At first I thought that Sprecher was highlighting some local micro-microbrews, but in small print on the side it says, "Brewed in Glendale, WI." So this is brewed under contract by Sprecher. It has a nice golden color, with a good head. It was hoppy and crisp and dry on my palate... but I don't like ales. I give it a 2; "I can understand why others drink it." Ale is just not my cup of beer.