Best US Beer

#1
CAMRA Link

“The Angel's Share” from Lost Abbey Brewery in San Marcos, California was today chosen as the best American cask-conditioned beer at this week's Great British Beer Festival.
Anybody tried the above, or any of the others at the show?

I have some fond memories of a Pikes (?) India pale ale at the show, several years ago. Jolly nice, but not a session drink.

Unfortunately, US beer tends to be represented here by the likes of Bud, Cooors, etc.
 
#3
There is no such thing as a good beer. Nobody drinks beer for the taste, it's just a cheap and time consuming way to get drunk and vomit. It's a vile and sloppy habit and reveals a low class upbringing. My advice to you: Drink water.
 
#5
The US Microbreweries churn out good stuff.

It is the big brewers who produce a glass of fine water wasted.

msr
 

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LE
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#6
There is no such thing as a good beer
Bollox. There are loads of good cask brews, microbrewery ales, wheat beers and dark beers out there. Have you ever been to a CAMRA beer festival or Octoberfest? The Brits and Germans do some tremendous local brews, and I am partial to a nice Weisse bier myself. Its the mass produced chemically treated shite like fosters, carlsberg and stella that gets shipped over here and the coors, miller and budweiser (utter filth) in the States that generally brings down the opinion of overall beer quality.
 

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#7
Anchor Steam and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale are both very palatable. Sierra Nevada is even being sold in Tescos now.
 
#8
I thought Bud Lite was about as low as it can get...but then I tasted some Asian Tiger beer... :lol:

Samuel Adams is decent for US beer.
 
#9
I agree with MrD reference US wine, they do churn out some decent stuff. On a recent holiday to Florida, I ended up drinking Newcastle Brown Ale such was the disappointment with American beer. Only down side was they serve it bloody half pint bottles!! What the fukc is that all about!
 
#11
Pluvia_Plumbum said:
Budweiser Budvar





( oh sorry that's Check insn't it) :twisted:
Belgian, actually.

They can have it.

I never liked Budweiser Coors is better if you like that kind of beer.

IG
 
#12
IvyGrad said:
Pluvia_Plumbum said:
Budweiser Budvar





( oh sorry that's Check insn't it) :twisted:
Belgian, actually.

They can have it.

I never liked Budweiser Coors is better if you like that kind of beer.

Fron Wikipedea


The original Budweiser Bier or Budweiser Bürgerbräu, had been founded in 1795 in Budweis, Bohemia, Holy Roman Empire and had started exports to the US in 1871[2] resp. 1875 [3]. In the U.S., Anheuser-Busch started using the Budweiser brand in 1876 and registered it two years later.

In Budweis, the new company (now named Budvar) was established in 1895 by mainly Czech brewers, which also started exporting beer with the adjective Budweiser ("Budějovický" in Czech). This led to the Budweiser trademark dispute. Negotiations between the three companies, the two from the original town and the American Anheuser-Busch, about using "Budweiser" reached an agreement in 1911 that allowed Anheuser-Busch to use the brand "Budweiser" only in North America.[4]

As a result of World War I, the new state of Czechoslovakia also renamed the cities of Budweis and Pilsen, and in 1945 expelled the remaining German speaking population. After the fall of communism, both local breweries tried to secure rights to traditional names.

Since three companies had or have trademarks for the name "Budweiser", they have been party to many lawsuits in a number of countries. Because of such disputes, Budvar is sold in the United States and Canada under the label Czechvar.

In the European Union, Budějovický Budvar is recognized as a product with Protected Geographical Indication. However, the trademark rights to the name Budweiser for some products other than beer are owned by Anheuser-Busch[5].

In 2002, Budějovický Budvar set up a subsidiary company in the UK, Budweiser Budvar UK Limited, and saw a dramatic rise in sales for Budweiser Budvar in the UK, where the brand gained far wider distribution. For the start of the 2002-03 Scottish football season, Budweiser Budvar began sponsoring Scottish First Division side Falkirk F.C.. In the 2002-2003, Falkirk won the First Division but were denied entry to the Scottish Premier League as the member clubs voted out their groundsharing proposals. Budweiser Budvar UK Ltd subsequently released a statement confirming their continued sponsorship of Falkirk in spite of this setback showing support for the club. Budweiser Budvar continued to sponsor Falkirk F.C. for another two seasons when Falkirk won the First Division again in 2004-2005 in the new Falkirk Stadium and were this time promoted to the SPL as a fitting end to Falkirk's Budweiser Budvar era.



IG
 
#13
In the strip mall just down from my office in Atlanta is a local bar and they stock brews from sweetwater which is a local micro-brewery. Some of them are horrid but 2 or three are really nice especillay the sweetwater blue and IPA
 
#14
The americans dont make beer - they make lager therefore its not beer - nuff said - do I win £10?
 
#15
The depth of flavour and variety of beers available across the world make it a far more interesting and diverse drink thant wine. Did anyone go to the GBBF this year? Was it any goos? I've given it a miss for the first time in ages...as I was disappointed last year.


(I'm doing a pub crawl in Manchester tomorrow instead :D - far nice pubs than down here in the smoke)
 
#16
The real (Czech) Budweiser is undoubtedly one of the great beers of the world, a glorious mouthful on a hot day. The septic version, a mortal insult to the name of the original, is lower than gnat's p1ss, and anybody caught drinking it should be euthanized on the spot. But yes, some of the US microbreweries do make good stuff, like the Sam Adams from Boston.
 
#17
-Sardaukar- said:
I thought Bud Lite was about as low as it can get...but then I tasted some Asian Tiger beer... :lol:

Samuel Adams is decent for US beer.
Try OB, from Korea...now that tastes like badgar p!ss with a hint of formaldehyde
 
#18
Mr_Deputy said:
Democritus said:
The real (Czech) Budweiser is undoubtedly one of the great beers of the world, a glorious mouthful on a hot day. The septic version, a mortal insult to the name of the original, is lower than gnat's p1ss, and anybody caught drinking it should be euthanized on the spot. But yes, some of the US microbreweries do make good stuff, like the Sam Adams from Boston.
Agree all that you said there.

(Budvar : Managed to get 12 bottles of it for 5 quid (nothing wrong with it)last week. Had a few in the garden and saved the rest for A Bridge Too Far on TV.)
Bloody good value! Other Czech superstars are Pilsner Urquell, Primator and Staropramen. All on a par with the best of Deutschland, IMO (and that's saying something). Back to North America - I had an excellent local pale ale in Denver a few years back, though I can't remember the name, while in Canada there's another good PA called Okanagan Spring (I think), from BC. So there's hope yet for our American cousins.
 
#19
bitterandtwisted said:
The americans dont make beer - they make lager therefore its not beer - nuff said - do I win £10?
No, you are wrong. There is good beer made in the USA. ST. Louis has a whole street of micro breweries that produce some damned good beer. Maybe they are too sensible to send the good stuff over here and so we just get their chav Budweiser type stuff.

Doesn't matter too much though as some damned fine ales are brewed and sold over here. If you know about beer you can find good ale.
 
#20
I recommend "Moose Drool" from Montana - so stout it was served to me in a thick glass jam jar, almost needed a spoon. Guaranteed to give you that 70s pornstar chest rug.

Now I'm spoilt by being so close to Belgium with their endless supply heady (7°-13°) amber and dark microbrews...mmmmmm. Agree with Democritus on Staropramen (dark), what a beer!
 
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