I was recently asked, “so what is a good American Beer?”
I could not answer. All I could think of, was that American Beer is so much more of a variety of STYLES of beer, that I could never pin point ONE GOOD American Beer, especially for someone who is not as into beer as I am.
What do you think a GOOD American Beer is, one that DEFINES the American Beer? Samuel Adams Boston Lager? Sierra Nevada Pale Ale? Stone IPA? Dog Fish Head? Please let me know, what is your American Beer?
I was also reminded of a facebook rant I went on, after a friend of mine was saying how much better Austrian Beer is than American Beer…take a look:
“so, since beer is near and dear to my heart, i’d like to also offer some incite…unfortunately, as uncultured as i am, i have nothing to compare american beer to, however, i DO know that the American Light Lager is a decent STYLE of beer. It’s refreshing, a good session beer that won’t get you hammered. It’s just sad that the bigger corporations such as Bud, Miller and Coors, has led the world, including the U.S., to believe that their beer is American Beer. If you take another look at your local BevMo! you’ll see the opposite is true. There are MANY styles of beer, brewed HERE in the US by Craft Breweries, that offer many different tastes, aromas, texture, complexity and various ABVs. Some of these American Craft Beers are even served differently, like the Europeans, served from a special CASK tap AT OR JUST BELOW room temp. This is actually a technique that helps bring out the best of the afore mentioned tastes, aromas and so on. American Beer is NOT ONLY Bud, Miller or Coors, even though it is being shoved down our throats, after all, the reason they make them like water, is so we can drink more, and in turn BUY more!!! it’s the American way “
- Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink…
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