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Old 05-04-2008, 08:10 AM   #1
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Is there anything that you guys think is missing in the commercial beer market?

I don't mean a specific brewery's product that you wish was sold in your area.


I'm talking more about a style of beer that is underdeveloped in the US market or a format of beer packaging or just something beer related that has untapped potential.




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Old 05-04-2008, 08:33 AM   #2
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I think there should be more Belgians specifically Siasons.

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Old 05-04-2008, 11:37 AM   #3
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some of these maybe geography dependant (maybe I just dont have them around here)
flavorful lagers, brown ales, belgian dark strong ale. siasons too as Mike said.
most of the commercial stuff even smaller craft breweries seem to focus on stuff like strong IPAs and fruit wheat beers too much.

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I think we lack any true lagers. You can't find any decent helles, pilsner or dunkels in America whatsoever. The "Great American Lager" is swill.

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I think we lack any true lagers. You can't find any decent helles, pilsner or dunkels in America whatsoever. The "Great American Lager" is swill.
Yeah, I agree for the most part. Victory's Prima Pils though is the best American made Pilsner I have ever tasted. It's just like it came from Germany.
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Yeah, I agree for the most part. Victory's Prima Pils though is the best American made Pilsner I have ever tasted. It's just like it came from Germany.
Hmm interesting. Never heard of it, where's it brewed? I might have to pick some up when i get back stateside. Here in Hessen the primary beer is a pilsner, so I'm growing awfully fond of em'.
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I'd love to see some American breweries making some beers along the lines of bitters and milds. There are a decent number of ESB, but fewer good American session ales. I don't think Ive ever seen a mild for sale commercially. Guess I'll keep brewing my own.

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Yeah, I agree for the most part. Victory's Prima Pils though is the best American made Pilsner I have ever tasted. It's just like it came from Germany.
The Prima Pils is the only Pilsner that I really like. I always thought that I don't really like Pilsners. Maybe I just don't like what they try to pass off as Pilsners here.

I will always have a soft spot for Victory. Their Hopdevil was the first beer that really made me appreciate that there is more than just the same BMC swill out there. Set me on the road to beer appreciation.
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Yeah, I agree for the most part. Victory's Prima Pils though is the best American made Pilsner I have ever tasted. It's just like it came from Germany.
I picked up a sixer of that a few weeks ago; really nice. It's weird, the only thing I didn't like was that it was a little hazy, which really would ONLY bother me with a Pilsner. Really good, hoppy-but-balanced, clean, crisp... just a real nice beer.

There's a handful of styles that are close to dead that I wish would be distributed in the states (Gose, Berliner Weisse). Sour beers, in general, I think are under-distributed; with some clever marketing, something like DFH's Festina Pêche could fill the "chick beer" role of most fruited American wheats, while still being a very good beer in its own right.
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