Ok what the fuck is wrong with american beer? It's like they take european beer and add 50% water...
Amerian beer is like having sex on a boat - it's fucking near water
>complaining about the quality of american beer
are you trying to be hipster from 2005?
Big name American beer like Budweiser is meant to be drunk fridge temperature, as a refreshment akin to soda.
As a result, it's literally the same shit that Europeans would have called "table beer" in the middle ages: Low in alcohol, low in flavor, and only drunk so that you don't have to drink water.
If you want American beer that doesn't suck, you need to come here and find a good craft beer from one of the smaller breweries that isn't a giant corporation.
>>complaining about the quality of american beer
>are you trying to be hipster from 2005?
You do know that the hipster brand of beer is PBR right? They do not complain about American beer at all, they talk it up because it is "ironic".
Please go retard, somewhere else.
Now as a brewer do you really want it explained why American mass market beer is flavorless rice beer?
Like everything in American life it is watered down to be as inoffensive as possible. It is not supposed to appeal to the most people it is supposed to offend the least people.
There are decent breweries strung out all over the country. Sticking around in one spot is a bad way to go about finding the best ones, especially since some don't travel past the Mississippi.
>visiting friends in Belgium
>they are making fun of me for shitty American beers
>YOU LIKE YOUR MICROBREWS FUCBOI? U LIKE YOUR COORS LIGHT AND PBR?!
>they open a cooler
>HERE NOW YOU DRINK REAL BELGIAN LAGER LIKE MAN
>they hand me a budweiser.
>i sip it
>tell them it tastes like shit
>"PUSSY AMERICAN CAN'T EVEN DRINK OUR FINEST AND BEST SELLING BEVERAGE WITHOUT CRINGING
>leave Belgium with much less respect for my ancestors for having made so much profit on shitty beer
it is surprising when coming from europe, how little americucks can drink. guess it can't be a bad thing tbh, but as a brit who can (and generally does) do 70 shots of smirnoff in a day, it's funny how easily you plebs get rekt.
Here in the US, Budweiser isn't even the best selling beer. The microbrews and craft beer industry has surpassed major brewing labels. Most people like specific industries of beer (local or regional, ales or lagers, dark or light, etc), so microbrews and craft beers allow for more personalized selections.
why isn't there a standard measure of alcohol content in america? in the uk each bottle has to display how many units of alcohol it contains, so you're aware of how much booze you're drinking no matter what drink you've got. aus has a similar system i think. is it just that you lot pass out after 1 pint so it's not worth bothering?
exactly. it's more expensive, and we still buy bud or bud lite if we need to drink a lot or feed the masses, but if you're willing to spend $10 on a 6-pack, you can find some really great craft beers.
It's just silly that people assume Americans only drink these industrial beers when they're not even our best-selling product.
Bud Light and Natty Lite are probably the highest selling beer in volume. Just because you and your pretentious friends go around drinking microbrew like some hipster faggots doesn't mean that the majority of beer drinkers don't just grab 24 packs on the weekend to slug down while tending the grill.
a mistake from 80 years ago that lead to the creation of Las Vegas and allowed Americans to better understand what Freedom truly means.
but we no longer have prohibition, nor do we discourage our women from showing their ankles in public on threat of beheading.
The proof of the beverage is on the packaging of the product, it's illegal to not put it on their somewhere.
We use the "proof" system. Whatever the proof of the beverage is, double it, and that's how much alcohol by percentage is in the drink. If they even decide to put the damn proof label on it instead of giving the straight up percentage anyway.
Because US citizens ed (in this particular instance) have the freedom to do whatever the fuck they like regarding alcohol. Not like nanny uk who treat its inhabitants like infants and so breed giant infants with nationalistic tendencies based on propagandist bullshit.
it's a pain though. you can't tell me precisely how much alcohol you've consumed if you need a calculator to figure it out all the time.
we use the proof system as well as the (frankly infinitely better) 1 unit measurement.
Not beer, but a local moonshiner operation recently went legal. Used to drink it when it was still bootleg and it was some good stuff. Was like $25/gal. Now it's like $35/fifth.
>what Freedom truly means.
>voting for trump's corporatocracy, begging to be cucked by the brat kids of hidden billionaires
Meh, all it really means is that you should know your limit before you start drinking for the night.
Not to mention that if you're drinking beer 12 oz or so at a time, at (let's say some cheapass Bud) 3.4% or so, that's roughly .4 ounces of alcohol per can. Not all that hard to figure out if you care, especially with all the smartphones with Google access out there.
Oh, so I can just take laws from other countries and imply they are valid in your country too?
And here I was thinking there had to be a logical connection, maybe I just expect too much from shitposting.
I hole-hardedly agree, but allow me to play doubles advocate here for a moment. For all intensive purposes I think you are wrong. In an age where false morals are a diamond dozen, true virtues are a blessing in the skies. We often put our false morality on a petal stool like a bunch of pre-Madonnas, but you all seem to be taking something very valuable for granite. So I ask of you to mustard up all the strength you can because it is a doggy dog world out there. Although there is some merit to what you are saying it seems like you have a huge ship on your shoulder. In your argument you seem to throw everything in but the kids Nsync, and even though you are having a feel day with this I am here to bring you back into reality. I have a sick sense when it comes to these types of things. It is almost spooky, because I cannot turn a blonde eye to these glaring flaws in your rhetoric. I have zero taller ants when it comes to people spouting out hate in the name of moral righteousness. You just need to remember what comes around is all around, and when supply and command fails you will be the first to go. Make my words, when you get down to brass stacks it doesn't take rocket appliances to get two birds stoned at once. It's clear who makes the pants in this relationship, and sometimes you just have to swallow your prize and accept the facts. You might have to come to this conclusion through denial and error but I swear on my mother's mating name that when you put the petal to the medal you will pass with flying carpets like it’s a peach of cake.
>thinks the amount of alcohol required to get you where you're going is a competition
>thinks it's better to need more and thus spend more
>brags about having 70 shots a day to get drunk
>drinks every day
>calling anybody, ever, a pleb
I think you are literally the definition of a pleb.
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most based beer over here, so much kek
See what I mean? A bunch of unintelligent drones who feel the need to defend their masculinity.
A four year old? Just jealous? These are school playground tier retorts, bros. I'm not trying to rile you up I'm just stating a fact. Beer tastes like shit. "bitterness" such a nice taste.. "handle" if you have to use that word in reference to something you supposedly do for enjoyment, you're not thinking this through enough.
If I want to get drunk then I do prefer spirits since I can consume less volume for the same effect. I don't drink much anymore though. Also I don't drink coffee.. Why would I?
>Whatever the proof of the beverage is, double it, and that's how much alcohol by percentage is in the drink.
>drinks WAY too much
Wait a minute, I'm retarded, You don't double the proof, you halve it.
Sorry, I've been up for far too long.
As for you, Bitterness an be just as enjoyable as sweet, or hot, or any other flavor/mouthfeel. It's all perspective.
>hurr durr american beer is bad
Mass-produced lagers for "average" customers taste the same all over the world. If that's your complaint, you're fucking retarded.
I, for one, am grateful for the american hops at the very least.
try this one, captain obvious
Not really big on booze unless I'm getting fucked up. If it's just to chill and enjoy the taste then I kinda just like fresh juices and herbal teas. Does this make me not a man or something?
There is plenty of good American beer. There is plenty of shitty non American beer. Like many have said, anything that has " light" in it will be gross. Go to wine and spirit and search their craft beer section
Alcohol content for beer and wine is measured as percent alcohol by volume in the US (liquor is measured in proofs, where 1 proof = 1/2 percent).
I'm not sure about other states, but where I live the max is 3.2% for beer sold outside of liquor stores. This means that pretty much every beer at a gas station or grocery store is the same, alcohol-wise. You learn pretty quick how many beers you can handle before you're drunk.
It's kind of funny to watch some teenager get his hands on 6% the first time and get drunk twice as fast.
Beer has a wide variety of flavors. It's actually more likely you just haven't found the beer for you yet. Bear in mind there's a difference between beer from a tap and beer in a bottle or can.
I didn't care much for beer 'til I was stationed in Okinawa, where we had an Irish pub near the base. There was a particular ale on tap that changed my mind about beer - too bad I can't get it in the states.