Don't drink Budweiser.
Having tasted that particular brew, once, there is NO chance I would try it again.
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From my experiences in Czech Republic, Staropramen is treated as bottom end, and mainly avoided. Which makes me laugh when UK punters paid £5 a pint for it when it was rolled out as premium.
But then I remember when Heineken used to be cheap ditchwater, then Champions League, Ray Liotta and sideways fermenting came along, and suddenly its "top brand"...
I dunno - if you are after a low-taste, fairly low alcohol beer there are worse choices. When you just want something with a little bit of alcohol to wash down food that isn't going to give you a headache after one pint (sadly - most beers do) then Budweiser isn't the worst thing to drink.
Well, give her credit for extreme bravery. I'd have thought that promoting Budweiser in a pub in Dublin is on a par with handing out Bibles in Mecca, optimism-wise.
Or to badly quote Good Omens, "The Burger Lord pathfinder salesman had been shot, 25 minutes after setting foot in France."
I've drunk a fair amount of US beer on its home territory. IMO Sierra Pale Ale and Sam Adams beers are far ahead of the rest. The very best I've had was brewed by the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kitty Hawk, but the rest are but pale imitations of beer or lager. Some of the breweries are decidedly economical with the truth too. During a tour of the Coors brewery (I was in Golden, CO for an afternoon and ya gotta find something to do) we got a big spiel that Killians Red was invented by a past head brewer, a Mr. Kilian, but that was a flat out lie. Killian's Red was originated by the Pelforth brewery in France and licensed to Coors for sale in the USA.
Looking outside the USA, my local serves an excellent pint of Jeffery Harding Bitter from the Oakham brewery and Fullers' beers seem to have survived being bought by Asahi. When it comes to lager, Staropramen is pretty good, as is almost any German beer provided its drunk local to the brewery but, to my taste anyway, but Budevar (brewed at Ceske Budejovice in Czechia) is better and the best lager I've tasted is Pilsener Urquell, which is brewed at Plzen, also in Czechia.
These days in the USA, microbrews and brewpubs are everywhere. And there's some very fine beer to be had in every style and variety you can imagine. There is no excuse for the enlightened to be drinking the megabrewed mediocrity that is Anheiser Busch. The only people that drink Bud, at least when it's not free, are teens, oldsters that are afraid to try something new, and the type of idiots that are likely to scream at televisions and pound on the bar when 'their' team isn't doing well. That said, I am compelled to say one good thing about Budweiser, and that is that it is apparently brewed cleanly enough that it at least doesn't give you a terrible hangover. Though I personally have to struggle to drink enough 5% beers to make the buzz to urination ratio worth the effort. I will say that I usually shun Sam Adams unless it's a choice between it and something worse, but many of their offerings are drinkable. Their Oktoberfest this year is more than tolerable.
Yes, the variety of American beer is really very good away from those mainstream brands and UK brewers are copying the style because they are popular here.
They are still getting the temperature wrong though. How is anyone supposed to taste anything when your taste buds are cryogenically neutralised.
Ameicans do know how to make beer. The problem was Prohibition, it cleared out the smaller brewers leaving just a handful of giant corporations that make what they think is beer. There are now in many part of the country a lot of smaller brewers that produce an acceptable drink (one of the more palatable local brews is '805') and there's an increasing number of brewpubs. The big corporations have noticed, though, and so they buy the smaller breweries or bring out their own 'pseudo-microbrews'.
But then beer brewing isn't what it used to be. Try looking up "SABMiller" and following its trail of owners and acquisitions -- you're probably find that a lot of nice British beers are now made by something called Interbrew or some such in an industrial beer plant in Luton or somewhere like that.
...who's dad was a cop, and he had some awesome "stupid inebriated citizen" stories. My favorite is when a crackhead complained that someone had stolen some of his stash:
"Five hundred bucks!"
"Still got some?"
Runner up... Cop and his partner are parked in a marked car in skid row, doing paperwork. Bum knocks on the window
"Gimme a ride home!!"
"Why the fsck should we?"
"I pay your salary!"
"BS! You don't pay ship!"
"You know how much taxes I pay on booze???!"
"Sir, I apologise. Where do you want us to go?..."
Along the same lines, the new "Spitting Image" has "a puppet of Donald Trump whose tweets are composed by his anus"
Could the guy been about to get in his car? Perhaps the cops were actually doing him a favour by arresting him for something comparitively minor.
Interestingly, according to wikipedia, bud is 5% in the US and 4.5% in the UK.
Anyone know if that US 5% ABV is correct? AFAIK the US measures alcohol as % proof, not ABV
I was working near Frankfurt and staying at a hotel my employer was paying for. The waiter serving me breakfast was the same guy who'd been my bar tender the previous night. I mentioned I didn't have a hangover, and ascribed that to the 1516 German Beer Purity Laws because I'd downed about 15 pints and still felt fine.
He replied, "It might be that. Or it might be because you were drinking non-alcoholic beer all night"
"Why didn't you tell me?"
"You seemed to be enjoying it."
because I'd downed about 15 pints and still felt fine.
I did that just before the Grand Prix in Macau in 1995. The reason I still felt fine was because I was used to stronger English beer and at the end of the night I still retained enough good sense to drink a pint of water before falling somewhere in the approximate direction of bed.
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