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Old 03-23-2015, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Canada
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You forgot the leather elbow patches on that tweed jacket. And cheese-cutter caps were popular during the hipster era.
During? When exactly did it end?
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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A question I always ask Americans when they mention Molson: "Molson what?"

Here in Canada, Molson brews Molson Canadian, Molson Export, Molson Stock, Molson Dry, Molson 67, and likely one or two more I've forgotten (anybody know about Molson Ice and Molson XXX?) Then, there are regional ones: Molson Brador and Molson Laurentide were popular in Quebec, for example. Then there are the ones that are no longer brewed: Molson Light, Molson Golden, Molson Canadian Light, Molson Export Light, Molson Diamond, and Molson Special, among others.

Molson Exel is Molson's non-alcohol beer.

Not to mention the beers that Molson produces that aren't branded Molson: the Rickard's family of beers (Red, White, etc.), Coors Light, Old-Style Pilsner, and the Carling line of low-priced beers.

In Canada, Molson isn't a beer; it's a brewery producing a variety of beers. Which Molson are you talking about? (Maybe you could post or link to a photo of what you buy in your area--that might help us to identify it.)
When I worked on VIA rail way back in 1980, Americans often asked for Molson's. We had a few, including Brador. It was always an education for them explaining that asking for Molson's is like asking for an Anheuser-Busch.
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Ok before you all start saying obscure beers & even Quebec ones like Une (I can get it here too for sure), I think it is, can you say what is the best import here in US from Canada? Is it Labatt (here it is only Blue not Blue Light that can be bought), Molson (no Molson light here either) or Moosehead?


Are any of those acceptable to Canadians?

They are the only top 3 I can think of from Canada easily gotten in the states. I used to drink O'Keefe, like 100 yrs ago as a kid, but it is no more I guess. Ok, thanks to my great white north friends.
The states, like Canada is huge. It's going to vary depending on the Market. For example, Alexander Keith's, a beer I like, is available in Seattle at some stores. I doubt it's available in Atlanta. The same with Kokanee. Two beers that are not micro-brews, but do a pretty good job.
EDIT: Just read that AK was available in AZ. Interesting.

The major breweries you've mentioned are pretty much made to appeal to the masses and therefore a lot of beer lovers may stay away from them, since there is so much more choice now.

However, going by name alone can be misleading. When I was younger and my beer palate undeveloped, and I couldn't find a Canadian beer in the US, I would by Foster's. Even though Foster's is an Australian beer, the product sold in the US was brewed in Canada.

Marketing. It's all an illusion.
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Old 03-23-2015, 02:31 PM
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Kokanee. You can buy it in the states.

But why would you drink it when it you can get MooseDrool in those parts of the US.
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Old 03-23-2015, 04:20 PM
 
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Kokanee, I've never had, isn't avail in AZ tho. But Moose is cheapest here vs Molson & Labatt. So Moose wins by default, I guess.
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Old 03-23-2015, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:19 AM
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Kokanee, I've never had, isn't avail in AZ tho. But Moose is cheapest here vs Molson & Labatt. So Moose wins by default, I guess.
MooseDrool is a Montana beer. With all the great American beers being made these days it is hard for the Canadian breweries to compete.
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Old 03-24-2015, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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I wouldn't mind some Big Rock down my way, but there are so many good micro-brews available, plus my favourite cheap beers Lone Star and Coors' Banquet, that I just don't miss Pale Ale and the occasional Pilsner.

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Old 03-24-2015, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Fort Collins, USA
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A question I always ask Americans when they mention Molson: "Molson what?"

Here in Canada, Molson brews Molson Canadian, Molson Export, Molson Stock, Molson Dry, Molson 67, and likely one or two more I've forgotten (anybody know about Molson Ice and Molson XXX?) Then, there are regional ones: Molson Brador and Molson Laurentide were popular in Quebec, for example. Then there are the ones that are no longer brewed: Molson Light, Molson Golden, Molson Canadian Light, Molson Export Light, Molson Diamond, and Molson Special, among others.
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Old 03-24-2015, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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I wouldn't mind some Big Rock down my way, but there are so many good micro-brews available, plus my favourite cheap beers Lone Star and Coors' Banquet, that I just don't miss Pale Ale and the occasional Pilsner.
LOL you know you Drank Pilsner if you can find or have someone ask you if you have found the Bunny Rabbit on the label

Pilsner is a very Western Canadian Beer I am pretty sure they do not get that even back in eastern central Canada so hard to believe it would be sold in the U.S. outside of border cities/towns.
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