I just received a new eRewards notification inviting me to participate in a survey about beer. Since I brew my own and have sampled quite a wide variety from around the world, I popped right over to the survey.
At first I was asked the usual questions… birthdate, sex, blah blah blah. Then how many beers I have in an average week, followed by a question to determine if you have a commercially-biased opinion (do you work for a brewery, distributor, etc.).
Then I got to a page asking me to select the beer I usually drink in a given month. Here’s the list:
Miller Genuine Draft/MGD
Miller High Life
Milwaukee’s Best (Any)
Old Milwaukee (Any)
Rock Green Light
Sam Adams Lite
Any other beer (specify)
So, being the good little beer-swilling goober that I am, I select “Any other beer (specify)” and I specify “Warsteiner, Dogfish Head, Ommegang, homebrew“.
The next screen is a short but sweet “thanks but you’re not a fit for this survey”.
Gee, if you wanted to ask my opinion about thin malted corn and rice, why’d you ask me about beer?
(OK, ok, there are a few kind-of-decent choices in the list, but still nothing I’d drink regularly.)