My search for a Tilt 8%
In April 2007, we made a 4-day trip to the Grand Canyon, to see the new Skywalk that just opened. We stayed in Mesquite, NV and drove in for the day, then drove back.
Once we got back, I made a run for food and stopped off at the Smith’s grocery store. In my perusal of the alcohol selections, I found a new flavored beer called Tilt. I had seen Tilt in the stores in Utah, but it was only 3.2% alcohol. This one was 8%. And the can was green.
I bought a couple of them, took them back to the room, cracked one open and drank it down. It was much better than I was expecting, with a citrus taste. Now I must tell you, I am not much of a beer drinker. I mean, I’ll have a single Bud Light or a microbrew here and there, but only if nothing else is available. But this Tilt I liked.
So before leaving town, I went back to the store and cleaned them out. In July 2007, we spent a week in Las Vegas, where I proceeded to visit the Lucky supermarket and clean them out of Tilt 8%. And what I didn’t drink, we took home.
Now in Las Vegas again this week, I have visited several stores and can’t find any Tilt 8%. I am finding the 6.6% version, which instead of being citrus-flavored and bright green, it’s bright orange and berry-flavored. It’s ok, but I’m hooked on the 8%. And before leaving for home tomorrow, we will find a store in Vegas or Mesquite and buy however many they have left.
D’oh! You made me REGISTER to comment! Dude!
I was going to attempt to contain my all-consuming fear of heights and go out on the skybridge… until I learned they won’t let you take photos. Since that would be my main purpose, I guess I won’t be visiting. Lame!
Thanks for being the first comment, Dave.
Yeah, the no photos was a turn off, not to mention the $80 per person (minimum) they charge to go out on the Skywalk (bus ride to the Skywalk, the Skywalk ticket itself, one meal). And that’s leaving out the 90 min drive on an all dirt BLM-managed road you have to go on to get there.
Brian from Candy Addict here (thanks for the link BTW). Tilt sounds good – I’m not much of a beer drinker either. Who makes it? I’m in NC and never heard of it, though we have a police state when it comes to alcohol.
Hey Brian. Great blog.
Anheuser-Busch makes the Tilt brand. Other than California and Nevada, I’ve also seen it in Florida. Utah doesn’t carry the 8%, even in their state-run liquor stores. So I would guess NC may not carry it, either.