In your opinion what country produces the best beer and why?!

Question: In your opinion what country produces the best beer and why!?
I say the U!.S!. because we have the most diversity!. The Euro-pansies in England are too big on bitters and ESBs- Belgians are good at those big sweet yeasty beers and Abbey beers- Germany is good at lagers and wheat beers but the U!.S!. makes everything and everything damn good!. I'll put a U!.S!. hefeweizen up against a German one anyday!. We are supreme at beer making even though we only originated one style (extra credit if you can name it)Www@FoodAQ@Com

American is the best!. I enjoy sampling micros!. I agree about Goose Island, try the Matilda!. Locally for me is Great Lakes, their Christmas ale is one of the best seasonal brews out there!. I like what I've tried from Magic Hat!. I love Yuengling but we can't get it in Ohio!.
You do have to give the Belgians credit, at least for Duvel & Hoegaarden don't you!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

This is a trick question!. The best beer isn't necessarily from a specific region!. Beer is a lot like bread!. The best bread is not an international brand- it is made locally at your local town bakery, as it is fresher, and is not injected with chemicals/preservatives of any kind!. The same logic thus applies to beer!.

Here in Chicago, I have to say that Goose Island is the best beer!. Not necessarily the national brands, but the small brews that you will find when you visit the brew pub!. Applying the same logic, wherever you live there is bound to be a small brewery nearby that produces fresh beer intended to be consumed within a month- and doesn't need a silly 'born on date' or anything!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Well you have to understand that the main breweries that exist in the state were actually started by immigrants from other countries that had brought there recipes with them, so in a sense the only beer that you can truly say is domestic is most of the micro breweries these people generally take the basics of beer making and turn it into a product of there own, So I would think because the Germans have contributed so much to the art of beer making early in its years, And I hear that some of the best beer you will ever drink you can find it in Munich, So I would have to say hats off to the Germans, But when it comes down to it, its all about taste, what makes your taste buds say hey this is a good beer, I'm not much of a beer drinker because I don't like the taste of the hops that is put into beer, so I couldn't say what the best beer is, that is a matter of opinion and the answer can not be resolved due to the fact that everyone has there own taste when it come to Food & Drink, so it mainly what appeals to you and what you like best!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

The US has some of the best in the world, but Germany and Belgium make more traditional beers!. I wouldn't want to just drink American beers when Piraat is so incredibly delicious!. I had my first sour German beer, very interesting but not for 'daily' use!
Sunday my son brought over some wonderful American Steelhead Double IPA that's 'not bad' as well as something fine from Dogfishhead!.
Although I've spent some time in Australia and had Willie Simpson's 'Beer Bible,' written about beers from Oz, I couldn't find any of their good ones in the coolers so I'll wind up making my own at U Brew It when I move there soon!Www@FoodAQ@Com

I don't drink anymore, but I did for years!. that said, beer was the name of the game for me, as I had never liked wine, and I had grown to detest hard liquor!. at any rate, the nod for best beer country in this former drinker's opinion goes to Ireland!. why!? one word: Guinness!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

The answer of course is New Zealand!.We have the freshest water, the best hops,and really great breweries!.You my friend obviously haven't tasted our famous Steinlager, well known even in your country!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

That one style would be steam beer currently made by Anchor Brewing!.And to hell with countries,I make the best beer myself!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I agree, there are so many good microbreweries in the U!.S!. I don't have time to sample them all!. I believe Stock Ale originated in the U!.S!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

mexico!.!.cuz they make it outa chickensWww@FoodAQ@Com

Actually, you are correct!. The best beers in the world these days come from the United States, but also from Belgium!. The credit, perversely, goes to Anhauser Busch for the US, and the Wehrmacht for Belgium!.

AB (and Miller to a lesser degree) crushed out competition during the fifties and sixties to the point where AB, Miller and Coors owned most of the market!. They would buy small local breweries and simply shut them down, thereby increasing their own market share!. So any market diversity was squashed during this period!.

At the same time, American servicemen were being sent overseas, and were exposed to real beer in Germany!. They come home with a thirst for something more than the beer flavored Kool Ade sold here!.

Jimmy Carter becomes president in 1976 and passes a law allowing home brewing of beer, essentially illegal since Prohibition (this is a vast oversimplification but close enough)!. People like Bill Koch (founder of Sam Adams) and thousands like him start brewing on a clean slate - while all diversity was crushed from the market, so did all preconceived notions and hide bound traditions!. American grown hops (abundant, distinct and fresh) are adopted, and ales are produced because they can be made much more simply and without the great capital investment required for lagers!. Some of those home brewers become commercial brewers and the craft brew revolution was on!.

Today, the micros and craft brewers have made such a dent that we've come full circle!. Anheuser Busch has been hit so hard that they introduce an ale, their first!.!.!.ever!? In decades!? A century!? AB has been the quintessential lager brewer for decades!. Their pitch!? They are using generous amounts of Cascade hops, dry hopping and naturally aging!. In other words, they are craft-brewing!.

Incredible that a law legalizing home brewing pushed through by Jimmy Carter thirty years ago had such a profound and long term impact!.

Oh!.!.!.the Belgians!? Their breweries got the same treatment as American ones did, but from a much different cause, and they went through the same kinds of evolutions - Belgian Doppels and Tripels, which most people assume were created by Belgian monks centuries ago, are all recent innovations - also created in the past few decades!.

In the mean time, German brewers continue to make the same very excellent lagers that they've been making for the past 500 years!. Their craftsmanship is incredible, their beers are consistently exceptional, but there is little creativity - it is brilliant craftmanship, but not art!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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