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No, I’ll drink German beer. In fact I’ll look for those brands you mentioned in your other post.
But when you say ‘American Beer’ you mean national brands, right? Because the craft brewing industry in this country now is widespread and varied. I’m sure there’s brews made here now that equal German brands. I would rather spend my money locally, in general.
You may disagree. I’m certainly not a beer expert. I am a member of Beer Advocate but, too much information there. I remember the dad on the old TV show Frasier: “ Just gimme a beer...”
My problem with after drinking a few German beers I have this unexplained urge to attack France.:D
 

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No, I’ll drink German beer. In fact I’ll look for those brands you mentioned in your other post.
But when you say ‘American Beer’ you mean national brands, right? Because the craft brewing industry in this country now is widespread and varied. I’m sure there’s brews made here now that equal German brands. I would rather spend my money locally, in general.
You may disagree. I’m certainly not a beer expert. I am a member of Beer Advocate but, too much information there. I remember the dad on the old TV show Frasier: “ Just gimme a beer...”
Yes, major national brands. And who ever heard of brewing real beer with rice??? Really??? Yuck.

I'm not into the craft beer scene and don't know what is out there or what it tastes like. Unless all it has in it is water, barley malt, hops, and yeast, it won't taste anything like German.
 

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No, I’ll drink German beer. In fact I’ll look for those brands you mentioned in your other post.
But when you say ‘American Beer’ you mean national brands, right? Because the craft brewing industry in this country now is widespread and varied. I’m sure there’s brews made here now that equal German brands. I would rather spend my money locally, in general.
You may disagree. I’m certainly not a beer expert. I am a member of Beer Advocate but, too much information there. I remember the dad on the old TV show Frasier: “ Just gimme a beer...”
My problem with after drinking a few German beers I have this unexplained urge to attack France.<img src="http://www.modeltrainforum.com/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
Lol. Good one, Gramps!
 

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No, I’ll drink German beer. In fact I’ll look for those brands you mentioned in your other post.
But when you say ‘American Beer’ you mean national brands, right? Because the craft brewing industry in this country now is widespread and varied. I’m sure there’s brews made here now that equal German brands. I would rather spend my money locally, in general.
You may disagree. I’m certainly not a beer expert. I am a member of Beer Advocate but, too much information there. I remember the dad on the old TV show Frasier: “ Just gimme a beer...”
Yes, major national brands. And who ever heard of brewing real beer with rice??? Really??? Yuck.

I'm not into the craft beer scene and don't know what is out there or what it tastes like. Unless all it has in it is water, barley malt, hops, and yeast, it won't taste anything like German.
I’ll ask the people at my local craft pub about brewers using German recipes and ingredients when they re-open. They’re only doing off site sales now.
You’re right about the serving temperature. Most American beers are not good unless well chilled. That doesn’t seem to bother Europeans though.

When I first met my wife, who is a Swede, she was keeping her beer in a kitchen cabinet. I got her out of that habit but to this day she won’t bat an eye at drinking a warm beer.
 

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I'll catch hell for this, but Busch Light.
Not from me. Busch is my go-to beer. But I don't go to beer much. If I'm just off the lawn mower or other hot, dusty job, a Busch in a frosty mug... or a Landshark or Corona... :thumbsup:

I've just never acquired a taste for the dark, high gravity beers.

My real go-tos are Tennessee whisky and single malt scotch.
 

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Being from PA originally:

Rolling Rock - yep.
Schlitz and Piels were big in our area.
From the Pittsburgh area: Iron City
In college Genny Cream Ale, Colt 45 Malt Liquor, Yuengling
When I was stationed at Ft. Knox: Blatz

Now I like Yuengling or anything like an amber ale.
 

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Balllantine anyone?

In the mid 60's, anyone from the Tri-state area would have fond memories of the Scooter, announcing for the NY Yankees on WPIX Channel 11, and Ballantine Beer ads.

Prior to that it was Mel Allen announcing for the Yankees, albeit before my time.

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My Dad was a big Yankee fan and Ballantine was his beer of choice. I remember Mel Allen holding up a glass of it on the air during commercial breaks. Word was he actually drank it while broadcasting. He called Yankee home runs a Ballantine Blast. Thanks for the memories.
 

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I'll catch hell for this, but Busch Light.
Not from me. Busch is my go-to beer. But I don't go to beer much. If I'm just off the lawn mower or other hot, dusty job, a Busch in a frosty mug... or a Landshark or Corona...


I've just never acquired a taste for the dark, high gravity beers.

My real go-tos are Tennessee whisky and single malt scotch.
I used to like Busch, icy cold with good, sharp provolone cheese. The imported stuff which you know is good if it smells like dirty sweat socks, lol. One of the best beer/food combos I can remember.

Tennessee whiskey. Yes. (Sigh). I pretty much leave it alone now, but George Dickel is the one I like. The other, Jack whats-his-name can be used to kill mosquitoes maybe.
 

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Miller Genuine Draft for me, although when I was a much younger lad, I used visit my grandpa and we would drink Koehler together and solve all the problems of the world. Good times!!!
 

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Hey Gramps...Gennesee made a terrific comeback as a couple of young guys bought the Brewery in Rochester and it's made a remarkable return in Western & Central NY State....just had one of our bartenders in November made a trip to Rochester and I said..."Hey Nick...bring me back a sixer of Gennesee Cream Ale aka Scream ale(for the after effect) and it's still tasty!! They have a website with merchandise as well!
In the 60's the legal age in NY was 18. I had two pals who went to college in western NY State and would bring back cases of Gennesse Cream Ale, aka Genny Cream. Those of us who stayed in the NYC area thought it was great stuff. I haven't had one in 50 years if it's still around.
Anyone remember Colt 45?
 

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Glad to hear it's still around but I'm not much of a beer drinker anymore. Thanks for the info.
 

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Many decades ago back in Seattle when I was not quite legal to drink a beer but I could be shipped half way around the world and shoot anything that moved, my favorite beer was Rainier Beer brewed in Seattle at the Airport Way Brewery. Now adays since I have moved 2400 miles from Seattle it is most of the craft beers from the Brew Dog Brewery in Columbus.
 
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