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Old 07-21-2012, 08:57 PM   #11
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Hmm,seems like commercially the US makes the best beer. I know i havent had much available bottled foreign beer superior here, I mean there are some great german beer and english imports but they are their own style it seems,but doesnt seem to match up really to me. Maybe the brewpubs and unavailble stuff is awesome then.I know alot of brewpubs kinda suck in the U.S as well as great ones.
I think your friend needs to bring some home.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:00 PM   #12
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So, I'll have to go with Occam's Razor on this one: your friends are all simply @sshats that hate America.
That's my vote too.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:04 PM   #13
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We are perceived as having inferior beer because of prohibition. It killed many American breweries and traditional styles. By the time prohibition ended WWII started and things like grains were hard to come buy. So the few remaining breweries began using adjuncts like corn and rice. This became the norm and we all know how that turned out.
Luckily for us the craft beer movement has exploded in America and we now have many excellent breweries and beers.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:13 PM   #14
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FWIW, I've drunk some pretty nasty brews in Europe. It's not like they have a Magical Beer Unicorn that flies around turning piss-water in to World Class Ale.
God that's funny. Thanks for the hilarious visual, and the actual LOL

I spent a little time in Germany. Beer was good, but not what I would say 10x better than here by any means. As humans, we tend to think that whatever new cool thing we are doing (say, traveling to new countries and trying their beer...) is the best thing ever. Unless you gulp some down yourself, you wont know.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:28 PM   #15
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I don't think we in America have bad beer, we have different beer than other places do which just like any other region makes it unique to that area.

That's like saying other cultures are inferior because they have different standards of living than yours.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:53 PM   #16
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I think the US makes great beer - certainly ahead of us in Canada.

The "bigger is better" thing is getting a bit tedious though.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:05 PM   #17
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I haven't been to Europe but I will say that after drinking Thai beer for a week, Heineken tastes amazing. And I don't even like it. I would have killed for a bud or coors.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:09 PM   #18
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I haven't been to Europe but I will say that after drinking Thai beer for a week, Heineken tastes amazing. And I don't even like it. I would have killed for a bud or coors.
You can get Heineken all day long in Thailand....if one wanted to. But I would drink Tiger beer before Bud and Coors any day, and I know Tiger beer is all over Thailand as well. Were you in a cave?

Edit: Though I will say that it isn't so easy to find ales. Light lager pretty much dominates the market all over SE Asia.
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Beer in america is fantastic The only thing that sucks about our beer is how it is distributed.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:12 PM   #20
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naw, I'm talking about goood craft brews like Pliny the elder, Anderson valley breweries, Hofe brau hefeweizens etc.
That makes no sense. There is no way to make a comparison between Pliny and "European beer". Put the best IPA and the best traditional German lager in front of me and ask me to pick the best one? Can't happen.
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