Originally Posted by fizgig
Canadian and American lagers taste different enough to me to warrant a sub-category, even the version sold in America is different from the version sold in Canada.
You may feel that way. But they are the same style.
What bothers me about the article are
This is the beer that influences the brewing recipes of American lagers
A minute amoutn of research would tell you that such a blanket statement is not true. If you were to say that beers such as Coors Light and Miller Light are based off of the Pilsner style then you'd have a point. But they list for example Yuengling, and anyone who's had a yuengling knows they aren't based off of Pilsners
Then just having Wheat beer like it's a style of it's own. Like a Belgian Witbier is equal to a German Hefeweizen or Weizenbock or Berliner Weiss. I know this article isn't geared towards beer nuts, but I think having Blue Moon on the same list as a Hefeweizen isn't fair. You may not like the belgian style but may love the german's. I think sticking to more belgian would have been better fo rthem.
Saying that the Bitter predated the Pale Ale is kind of a lie. Afterall Brewers at Burton on Trent brewed a Pale Ale of their own, and most English Brewers called the beer Pale Ale but their customers called them bitters (because of the hoppy bitterness obviously)
I mean rather than continue I'll try to talk about the positives. If this gets a few people to drink some new craft beers, then it did it's job. It's short, pretty descriptive and maybe it gets some people to try somethign new. Can't go wrong with that!