BeeDeeDubbleU - 7:44 am on Jul 16, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: lawman at 4:18 pm (utc) on Jul 16, 2011]
it is interesting to see US stereotypes..... we all eat crappy food and drink horrible beer.
I have been in the USA several times and I find most of the beer is dreadful. However last time I was there, there was a move towards micro breweries where the beer actually tastes like something. Is that continuing?
I am not suggesting that the bog standard, popular UK beers are any better by the way. Actually my opinion is that the most "popular" beers all over are brewed to be as tasteless as possible (taste being seen as subjective and hence a risky feature for the product).
I would say that the fact that beers like John Smith's, Boddington's and Carling are amongst the top sellers in the UK proves that popularity with beer is more down to marketing than either quality or taste. :(
I started drinking beer about 45 years ago when I was just out of my childhood. This was just when "real" beer was transitioning from casks to the pressurised keg cr@p they serve up to the mass market nowadays. When I drink proper cask conditioned ale nowadays I often get flashbacks to the beers of my youth.
Personally I have got to the point where if I cannot have a pint of real ale in a pub then I would rather sit at home and drink it from a bottle.
Here's why [camra.org.uk...]
Here endeth the sermon. ;)
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[edited by: lawman at 4:18 pm (utc) on Jul 16, 2011]