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Old 03-29-2014, 07:17 PM
 
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When the important is quantity, not quality.
Best Brau here costs 5 cents per can, it's pretty convenient although the quality is scarce to say the least.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:33 PM
 
Location: IL
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You are creating a false equivalency.
If I told you that In-N-Out makes BETTER burgers than McDonald's ---- would you then ask me ... based on what?
Is it better based on the bread or ketchup or feel or texture or meat or grilling (micro-waving) style or onions?

Things you listed like tastes or stronger/weaker flavors are vague preferences. What best beer comes from macros?

And I am not saying that all beers from all micros are god-send. I am essentially saying that the best beer of any kind (say IPA) from a micro will never find a match from a macro. Ever!

I could easily tell you why I like In n out better than McDonalds. I like the grilled onions, the big tomato, and the mouthfeel of the meat of the burger better. That adds up to a burger I prefer, although I know people that like McD's. I also like watching them cut the fries at In N Out. Other things generally even out...they both seem clean, the actual process of getting the food to me doesn't matter as long as it doesn't hurt me.

What macro beers could be considered best?
Have you tried the Big Eddy line of beers from Leinenkugels? Really awesome beers. IIPA is great, the scotch ale is top notch, maybe the best Oktoberfest (Imperial) I ever had, the Russian Imperial Stout is really good. Probably most of the beers on my worst list come from micros, along with some of the best. The macros are pretty void of solid IPAs for some reason, that is interesting, I hadn't thought about it.

Even in the basic big American styles, if you are looking at low calorie, light beers, the big brewers brew these very well. I am sure these are favorites for many people. Maybe the best pilsner beer in the world is owned by SABMiller, Pilsner Urquell.

My point is that all brewers can make excellent beers, and many people look at the big brewers for only their most popular beers, not their full line-up. I am not a big brewer lover, I somehow just got annoyed with this "micro is best" thing, so i end up defending the big brewers.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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People who drink crap beer don't actually like beer- they just like to pee a lot.
Because people like what they like - simple as that.

My wife and I are both very much craft beer nerds (but not snobs), but if someone wants to drink Coors Light or PBR, no skin off my nose, and I don't even bother giving it a second thought. I could give a s**t about what other people are drinking. If I was really that concerned about the beer others choose to drink, I might also waste time wondering why people listen to crap music like Nickelback, watch crap movies like Transformers, or waste their time watching a bunch of NASCAR drivers go around in circles for hours.

But I don't. I really don't have an opinion of others' personal preferences.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:04 AM
 
Location: USA
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Some of them are actually quite good. Miller High Life is one of my fave "crap" or macro brews, whatever you wanna call it.

I'm not a fan of AB/Inbev stuff though at all.
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Some of these "crap" beers aren't all that bad and you know what else... they're usually cheaper.

When I head to the bar and they serve $1 Coors or Miller Light Drafts guess what I'm getting? I can have 5 or 6 of those at the same cost for someone to get one specialty beer...
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Bad beer sells big: The Corona coup- MSN Money

Because the image makes them feel good?

I've had Corona and I think it stinks, even with a lime. The Mexican locals think its cheap crappy tourist beer (like Patron as tequila), but whitey buys it.

Am I a snob? maybe, but I've had a taste for hoppier beer. So Ive drifted toward IPAs.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:51 PM
 
Location: South Hills
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Some of these "crap" beers aren't all that bad and you know what else... they're usually cheaper.

When I head to the bar and they serve $1 Coors or Miller Light Drafts guess what I'm getting? I can have 5 or 6 of those at the same cost for someone to get one specialty beer...
George Wendt pointed out in his book about beer that none of these companies would have grown
to be multi-billion dollar conglomerates by selling bad beer. In his view relatively few beers are actually
"bad". Particularly if they are ice cold, and if it is a warm day.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:55 PM
 
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Social pressure? Convenience? Price? I like a Corona once in awhile.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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Worst I've ever had was Sam Adams.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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Fresh vs stale can make a lot of difference. The first time I ever really liked beer was when I tasted Budweiser on tap. I've found a lot better beer since then, but the freshness made a lot of difference.

I love Sam Adams, by the way.
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