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That "something to be said" is gross.

 

 

This. Budweiser is bottled cat urine. I hate the taste of the beer and I hate the company. I will never forgive them for what they did to Rolling Rock. They just cant have a small brewer that actually makes good beer. They have to buy em out, destroy the recipe, burn the brewery to the ground, and put a Rolling Rock label on a bottle of their piss.

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This. Budweiser is bottled cat urine. I hate the taste of the beer and I hate the company. I will never forgive them for what they did to Rolling Rock. They just cant have a small brewer that actually makes good beer. They have to buy em out, destroy the recipe, burn the brewery to the ground, and put a Rolling Rock label on a bottle of their piss.

 

 

Dude, Rolling Rock might have been the worst {censored}ing beer ever even before Budweiser bought it. I grew up like 30 minutes from the brewery and it was my first beer ever, and me and everyone else I know has no nostalgia for it whatsoever.

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Yeungling is probably the main beer I encounter in PA. It's better than light beer, but it's not nearly as good as most people make it out to be. Lionshead FTW

 

 

Lionshead gets points for being smooth (plus the little puzzles under the cap are cool), but Lager is the standard.

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I'm British and have great in beer. Don't tar us all with the same brush.

 

 

I have a great taste in pretty much all beverage.

 

I cleaned down my bar last night with a bottle of Redchurch Pale Ale, I'm drinking a Pegu Club right now and have a bottle of Bordeaux Sauvignon chilling for dinner.

 

SAL clearly drinks at {censored}ty touristy bars.

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He doesn't.

 

I was drinking a lovely ale at the Sebright Arms in Hackney the other night, and again yesterday at The Rake in Borough Market. Redemption is the name of the brewery I think, brewed in Tottenham. Highly recommended. There's some great new Microbreweries in the London area...London Fields, Redemption, Meantime.

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No, you're right. I'm just being antagonistic.

 

I will check Redemption out, thanks for the call. You should try Redchurch. Brewed just off Cambridge Heath Road.

 

I love Meantime. Those guys haven't made a bad beer yet, although they need to bring back their coffee beer. I miss that a lot.

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Any of you guys brew your own beer?

 

 

I am dangerously close to traveling down this rabbit hole. I have been reading a lot regarding the home brew and I have the space at my Philly place... Where I live in Brooklyn (Park Slope) is an ingredient wonderland with everyone selling all types of stuff including hops in Red Hook...

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I'm sure this thread was just intended to offend but I'm interested in beer so I thought I'd respond. .

Cheap mass produced lager continues to enjoy massive popularity in the UK and outsells native styles of beer in most areas of the country. That hasn't always been the case of course and is the result of a huge shift in drinking habits since the 1970s. The large breweries aggressively promoted lager as it was cheap to produce, easy to maintain in pubs (when compared to real ale) and could be preserved for longer resulting in less wastage. The breweries promoted lager as a sophisticated, glamourous alternative to bitter/ale and would advertise their beers with scantily clad females ('lager lovelies'). By the 1990s it was considered old-fashioned or effeminate for (working class) men to drink almost anything other than pale lager.

There was always an enthusiastic and partisan minority that remained loyal to real ale, however and it has made a comeback in recent times. It has also become fashionable with hipsters(!) due to the fact that its outside the mainstream, 'retro' and often organic and vegan. Less bland forms of lager have also become more popular and a lot of lager drinkers have defected to cider in recent times (Stella Artois has even launched a cider of its own). It has become much more socially acceptable for groups of 'lads' to drink spirits as well.

The rise of American craft beer is actually one of the most significant trends in the UK over the last year or two and all the major supermarkets now sell a selection. Most of the bars in my area of Manchester serve Brooklyn lager and there's also a very popular bar that actually specialises in American craft beers (The Port Street Beer House). I enjoyed a half of Great Divide's Yeti in there last night, in fact! British (micro-)breweries are also beginning to learn from their American counterparts, particularly in terms of marketing and branding. Ale has traditionally had a very conservative image with the names and labels generally emphasising a sense of tradition and alluding to historical figures and events or mythical creatures! Some breweries such as Brew Dog, Marble and Thornbridge have ventured away from that in recent times.

In terms of statistics I get the impression that bog standard lager is even more dominant in America than it is in the UK. Craft breweries apparently account for less than 5% of the American beer market and all the top ten selling beers seem to be lagers. It's hard to get accurate figures but cask ale alone is supposed to account for about 15% of the beer consumed in pubs and non-cask brews such as Guinness, Tetley's and John Smith's are amongst the most popular brands in the UK. Cider must now possess a significant market share too.

Oh, and while I hold a lot of American craft breweries in high regard I think it should be acknowledged that they primarily produce (often admirably adventurous) variations on British styles of beer (IPA, porter, imperial stout, barley wine, brown ale, etc) and I've heard that some are even experimenting with cask conditioned beers! It's hardly as if American beer is innately superior, there aren't even many indigenous styles as far as I'm aware.

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I was drinking a lovely ale at the Sebright Arms in Hackney the other night, and again yesterday at The Rake in Borough Market. Redemption is the name of the brewery I think, brewed in Tottenham. Highly recommended. There's some great new Microbreweries in the London area...London Fields, Redemption, Meantime.



This lad knows his stuff... Meantime is {censored}ing amazing... its only recently reared its head outside of Greenwich though so not a lot of places have it... The Camden brewery does a nice wheat beer too.

And I dont know ANYONE who drinks Budweiser?! :idk:

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