The Trouble With Beer In America  

keithcancook 61M
11107 posts
4/7/2005 1:23 pm
The Trouble With Beer In America

What is the matter with American beers? The national brewers really put out some rank tasting stuff...if it has any taste at all. It's like they have an assembly line of bottles running under a donkey relieving himself.

When I was young and didn't know any better I drank Budweiser, Miller, Schlitz and Coors. Then someone put a German Beer in my hand and I have never looked back. The Europeans seem to know how to brew beer. From Prague to Amsterdam one can find the best brewed beer on the planet.

Does anyone else find American beer seriously lacking?

expatbrit49 64M

4/7/2005 3:02 pm

Lets face it Keith, Americian beer is like making love in a skiff...Its fucking close to water!

Thank You for Your Time and Attention

rockinScot 35M

4/7/2005 3:04 pm

Certainly do!

If you want some good European beer, try anything from the Hoegaarden company (the only reason to go to Belgium on holiday!) or some good British ales. Something that you drink from a pint - not a bottle.

rm_bella_ 49F
4030 posts
4/7/2005 3:28 pm

Ok, I don't drink beer but if someone makes me a Margarita I would be happy to learn about beer.

vegas_sinner04 32F

4/7/2005 3:51 pm

american beer is favorless. i stick with german brews or british ales.

shesaladydriver 49F

4/8/2005 6:11 am

I went to Utah and the beer there is even worse if possible. Something about the alcohol content being lower, plus you can't get served unless you buy food also. Give me a mixed drink any day...preferably a screwdriver or daquiri.

scubasnack2005 59M/59F

4/8/2005 7:30 am

The microbrews are a local saving grace. In fact, some of the more popular are being carried in local grocers. Thanks goodness. In Charlotte, some microbrew has Albermarle Ale, which is fun and flavorful. Or you can go as far down as some stouts/porters (10W30 weight motor oil that you have to cut out of the mug with a knife and use a fork to get out--ok kidding on that part).

But I always enjoy a chance to visit a country that thinks of beer making as a craft, not just a simple 'profit maximization' curve.

sportyfun56 107M

4/8/2005 9:41 am

I'm a "Hiney" man.. lol.. I mean the Beer silly.

And yes, scuba has a good point.. I've had some really good lagers and ales at small local brew pubs. I don't do the porters personally. I like to see color in my beverage.. lol

keithcancook 61M
18138 posts
4/8/2005 2:40 pm

Well, I agree with Sporty and scuba about the micro brewerys. I did not mention them since there are so many and some of them are quite tasty. But I was bemoaning the national companies whose beers are found coast to coast.

As for you Bella my dear, I love tequila if I am having a mixer and Margaritas are my favorite mixer.

Utah is a special case. They are very moralistic there. I don't think they even allow dancing! (just kidding). However, we don't need to go all the way to Utah for a few Margaritas and a night of dancing shesaladydriver. You are only half a state away...

nightstogether 58M

4/9/2005 9:16 am

Why do you think so many of us are happy to remain in Europe, and don't buy American beer available here unless it happens to be right in fashion? Our Bud, for example, comes from the Czech Republic!

private-intellectual (.de)

mnfun952 103M

4/9/2005 10:23 am

remember... beer here in the States is Big, no - I take that back - HUGE business. Millions are spent on focus groups and research and let's face it, the 'piss water' is what sells to the vast majority of beer drinkers in the US. There's no point in drinking it, or even talking about it. Give me a Newkie Brown any day... or even a VB (anyone from Australia?)

papyrina 52F
21133 posts
4/11/2005 5:18 am

so long as its wet,cold and European i'll drink it,but why o why does it make you go to the loo so often

I'm a

i'm here to stay

Barbiebunny69 45F

5/2/2005 9:44 am

ST Pauli is my fave..i even dressed up as the beer wench one halloween! American beer sucs azz

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