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    gor

    We have the some of the best beer on the planet (Sierra Nevada Pale Ale anybody?), and yet it seems everyone thinks we only have the tasteless swine Budweiser.

    Not to mention the huge numbers of excellent micro-brews that grace our land.

    gor

    The “… tasteless swill …” not the pig “swine”.

    Namelis1

    Don’t worry, we have Guinness and Carlsberg here in Europe. Crappy beers are a plague of this world.

    gor

    Guinness is great (had a pint the other night), but the Carlsberg is not so.

    m72

    Budweiser is owned by InBev, a European company. It is no longer “American.” It can be argued that it never was, since the recipe/branding comes from the Czech Republic. And $10 seems expensive when you can get a 12 of Yuengling for $8.

    Paul_Is_Drunk

    I agree.

    We have a shit-ton of great micro-breweries back home in Oregon, yet most people still buy/drink this crap.

    Though they do have some pretty crap beer here in Europe, too. Less people drink it, but it exists.

    the3g_ipwn

    LOL! I drink BudLight. And befor you nerds knock it down with you beer that tastes like it was brewed with a bag of rusty nails(Bass, Newcastle,ect), do your homework. According to their website, Budlight out sells all other brands combined. So some one besides me likes it too.

    Luke Magnifico

    That’s because BudLight is lightly flavoured water.

    You’d be surprised at how many sales the “4-year-old girl” niche generates.

    the3g_ipwn

    Well, if it has to taste like dirt to be a “real beer”, then fuck it. You win. I don’t want to have to hold my nose and choke down a bottle of rusty goat piss to get drunk. Although I do like other beers occasionally (Becks, XX, ect), BudLight is my “everyday” beer.

    gor

    It’s been really hot lately and I’ve been working outside around the house, so I decided ‘what the hell, I’ll buy some Coors Light to drink during the hot times and later when its cooler I’ll have some Sierra Nevada or some Copperhead Ale to relax’, damn that was a mistake, it almost turned me off beer a togeather. Anybody want a half a case of Coors Light?

    Fen

    Guinness is great.

    And Budweiser, back in the Czech Rep, is called Budvaar (sp), and actually tastes great.

    It’s a bit like the Aussies with Fosters; none of them drink the pisswater, they just export it to all the other eejits (mostly the Brits, apparently).

    MrDooves

    LOL @ LukeV1-5
    : Budweiser is for people that don’t actually like beer. Go get some wine coolers and drop the ruse, cause we know your game.
    Though American Beer is atrocious. I’m blessed as a Canadian to live in a Nation of Fine Beer connoisseur’s.

    the3g_ipwn

    MrDooves:

    I have just two words for you: Molsen Ice.

    Now that’s some terrible shit there. Broke me from ever trying another Canadian beer.

    Caio

    Fucking truth. Molson is piss. That’s the only beer I ever got sick from.

    Molson is not representative of Canadian beer. I’ve never known anyone who drinks it. And yet it sells like hell. It’s so strange because if Canadians want cheep beer they typically drink something better and cheaper than molson (there are plenty of brands out there). What niche are they filling man? The dumbass fratboy who says “bro” a lot niche judging from the ads.

    Puulaahi

    Budweiser: Pee of champions.Want a decent American beer? Try a Samuel Adams or Sierra Nevada.

    I enjoy Guinness, Murphy’s, Newcastle, Steinlager, Tecate and Carona.

    Need to try more European Ales and Lagers. Also curious about a couple of Canadian Beers. Strangely hard to find in California.

    MrDooves

    :
    #1: Molson is a ‘North American’ Brewery. Canada as a country is only partially responsible. They even brew Corona.
    #2: Never drink Canadian beer purchased in America, because your country’s drinking laws force us to neuter and bastardize the beer before exporting it.
    #3: Every brewery has its cheep swill brand. You picked the wrong one brother.

    Come to Canada first, then pick up a Rickards, or a Big Rock. The Honey Brown or Red ales are very nice. Though taste buds highly differ.

    MrDooves

    : What Canadian beers are you curious about?

    the3g_ipwn

    MrDooves:

    Why in God’s name would I ever want to go to Canada. It’s too cold for me in Kentucky.

    I have had Honey Brown though. It was pretty good too. I drink alot of different brands to mix things up. But, if I am going to start drinking at 9 AM and get Chineese Eyed, I’ll drink Bud.

    MrDooves

    It’s not THAT cold…. *pout*
    Its 25 celcius today. Give it a month,
    then i’ll be ready to shoot myself.
    At least I’ll always have beer.

    the3g_ipwn

    Maybe to you it’s not cold. Keep in mind that it has only snowed here 3 times in the 28 years I’ve been alive. And only once did it not melt before hitting the ground, the night I was born incidentially.

    hvymetal86

    Dark beers and Lager’s are the only REAL beers. With the exception of a few like Sam Adams Summer Ale.

    the3g_ipwn

    I always love how the minority always claim to have the only REAL oppinion. Like I said. Budlight out sells all other brands COMBINED. So, I guess there are a few who whould disagree that it’s not REAL.

    Caio

    Do they sell Kokanee outside of western Canada? I have no clue. Truth told, that’s the only beer I’ve every really liked. I live relatively close to the brewery (Kootenays) so everyone drinks it around here but I don’t know if it’s really that common outside of BC/Alberta.

    Caio

    Oh, yeah, I’m gonna back whoever up on the Molson being shit thing. I’d never let Molson touch my lips again. Only beer that’s made me puke.

    MrDooves

    , you can find Kokanee throughout Canada, at least as far as East as Ontario, but not exported. Kokanee is my ‘default’ beer, when I can’t get
    Rickards, Big Rock, or Sleemans. And I agree, Molson is trot water, save for the few good brewery’s they’ve annexed that aren’t bad.

    , Budlight outsells other beers cause its cheap… and rednecks will drink anything. Britney Spears has sold millions of albums, does that mean she’s talented?

    Caio

    Yeah, Big Rock isn’t bad. I like their Pale Ale and Grasshopper, though a lot of their off beers are kind of crap. That’s what a lot of people drank back in Calgary (in addition to the standard Molson and Lucky Star or whatever the cheap disgusting brand was). Never cared for Sleemans, never tried Rickards.

    Me, I’m always gonna go for the Glacier Fresh taste of Kokanee.

    MikeBabaguh

    ipwn seems to think that popularity and quality are closely linked.

    MrDooves

    and he would be wrong. In fact, I find quite the opposite. Quantity/Quality, Expense/Value…: The correlation is often a balance scale. One or the other. But hell, if the whole world loves BudLight, my taste buds must be wrong. You can’t argue with numbers.

    the3g_ipwn

    It’s the whole “all other brands COMBINED” thing. Hell there can’t be that many of us rednecks. If they were Ford Trucks wouldn’t be in the tank right now. And, besides, rednecks are very loyal to the beer they drink. If a redneck drinks Bud, that’s what he drinks everyday.

    Caio

    Dude, it’s a matter of marketing, and distribution. Do you know that ‘Friends’ is rerun in pretty much every country on earth. Do you think it’s because Friends is the best TV show in the history of the world? No way. It’s because GE knows the humour is simple and broad enough to be easily translated and that most of the appeal is in tits and ass, and they spend millions making sure it’s spread to every fucking country with more than a thousand televisions. If you think popularity = quality in the world of aggressive marketing, you’ve got to… Read more »

    fatkidsay

    “My beer is better than your beer.” “Well my beer could beat up your beer.”

    You all sound like a bunch of four year olds arguing.

    SACK UP AND DRINK WHISKEY!!!!!!!!!

    nyoki

    What I like about Bud Lite? Real Men of Genius commercials.

    gor

    Caio is right on the mark with this one. The ‘popularity because of aggressive marketing’ concept is not just beer, Backstreet Boys and Friends, hell the same can be said about beany babies, Islam, Indian food, Britney Spears and the New York Yankees. The all suck and everyone except the kool-aid drinkers know it, yet money and/or violence (ie, aggressiv marketing) was use to expand consumers of these sub-par items. Ya, I know there’s going to be some cry-baby out there that’s going to say “You suck, Indian food is great” or “Islam is a religion of peace, you hate… Read more »

    Puulaahi


    Molson Canadian (Saw the commercials on youtube lol), Moosehead, Labatt Blue…

    Fen

    Christ, is there even an argument? Popular stuff tends to suck, because most people are fucking stupid.