After a great deal of experimentation (in fact, and odd and obsessive amount of experimentation), Bangor Daily News columnist Kathryn Olmstead has scientifically proven that slugs prefer Budweiser to any other form of beer (other than all the ones she didn’t test). Her results are based on a number of blind taste tests in various plots in her home garden.
Apparently slugs love beer, and beer kills slugs. In Kathryn’s analysis, slugs consistently passed up every other beer in favor of Budweiser. She made this judgment based on the fact that there were more dead slugs floating in the pans of Budweiser than any others over several nights.
While I respect Kathryn’s analysis, I find myself forced to offer an alternative theory: I believe that the slugs who drank the other beers simply survived to slimily-slither back to their new slug alehouse another day, whilst Budweiser proved to be the only beer toxic to slug physiology.
It’s up to you to decide, faithful readers.