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Old 04-30-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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From Wikipedia

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A microbrewery is a brewery which produces a limited amount of beer.[1]

In the UK, the term has become synonymous with small scale breweries operating under the UK Progressive Beer Duty threshold of 5,000 hls. The most common product is cask conditioned bitter. Breweries are often described by their production capacity or brew length, mostly ranging from 2 to 20 bbls (a brewer's barrel or bbl is 26 imperial gallons).

In the US, the American Brewers Association defines a "craft brewery" as "small, independent and traditional", and gives a production size of less than 6,000,000 US beer barrels (700,000,000 L) a year and can not be more than 24% owned by another alcoholic beverage company that is not itself a craft brewery (This means Goose Island and other breweries like it are no longer craft breweries due to ownership by Miller-Coors or AnheuserBush-Inbev),[2] further grouping them as microbrewery: annual production less than 15,000 US beer barrels (1,800,000 L); A "brewpub" brews and sells beer on the premises. A brewpub may also be known as a microbrewery if production has a significant distribution beyond the premises - the American Brewers Association use a fixed 75% of production to determine if a company is a microbrewery.;[3] regional craft brewery: at least 50% of its volume is all malt beers.[4] A regional brewery has annual production between 15,000 US beer barrels (1,800,000 L) and 2,000,000 US beer barrels (230,000,000 L) per year. In order to be classified as a "regional craft brewery" by the brewers association, a brewery must possess "either an all-malt flagship or [have] at least 50% of its volume in either all-malt beers or in beers which use adjuncts to enhance rather than lighten flavor."[3] Of the 1,759 breweries in America, only 43 are not defined as craft brewers, and 100 not defined as either a micro or brewpub.[5]
So any beer that is not in those categories.

American Lager

Miller Genuine Draft
Coors Banquet (tied for first, actually, and despite the differences. It's a mood thing)
Budweiser (the King of Beers variety)

American Lite Lager

Miller Light

Others

Budweiser American Ale
Plank Road Icehouse
Shock Top Raspberry Wheat (If you want a candy sweet but not sugar cake icing fruit wheat, here it is)
Guinness Extra Stout (My introduction to Stouts)
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:19 PM   #2
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Walgreens Big Flats. $2.99 for sixer. Drink ice cold. Refreshing.

 
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:29 PM   #3
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My go-to light beers are usually Yuengling Light or Molson Canadian Light.

 
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:46 PM   #4
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Genny Cream
Guinness Draught
Shiner Bock, if it is summer and I'm in Texas
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Since when is Shiner a macro brewery?

 
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:09 PM   #6
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Since when is Shiner a macro brewery?
From Wikipedia, citing the Brewers' Association 2011 report: "As of 2011, it was the fourth-largest craft brewery and tenth-largest overall brewery in the United States."

I'm not sure if that stat makes me wrong or right....

If I'm wrong, I withdraw my endorsment.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:12 PM   #7
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Molson Canadian. Still my favorite beer with pizza (especially when in upstate NY).
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Guinness
Genny
Grolsch
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From Wikipedia, citing the Brewers' Association 2011 report: "As of 2011, it was the fourth-largest craft brewery and tenth-largest overall brewery in the United States."

I'm not sure if that stat makes me wrong or right....

If I'm wrong, I withdraw my endorsment.
Wow I had no idea Shiner was that big. I guess I view them as a smallish brewery that only distributes in Texas. Obviously I'm mistaken.

 
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I had to look up Shiner myself. Their beer gets around.

From their virtual tour

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With nearly 5,500 gallons of beer brewed every day, we gotta keep it moving to all those Shiner fans. Our goal is to get every bottle, can and keg shipped while the beer is at its peak of freshness. And, even though we do our best to keep up, we just can’t drink it all ourselves, so we send out approximately 8,000 cases and 500 kegs a day.
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