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Kitsuki
01-11-2005, 17:20:11
Is like having sex in a rowing boat...



... fucking close to water.

Just a thought before I go off to my real ale sampling night! :beer: :beer: :beer:

Oerdin
01-11-2005, 18:09:09
http://www.beerhunter.com/documents/19133-001726.html

Try those. The list is a bit outdated and misses some of my favorites but still it is a good place to start.

Oerdin
01-11-2005, 18:11:36
http://www.ratebeer.com/Ratings/TopAmerican.asp

This is a more complete list and it is dominated by beers from California including several from San Diego in the top ten. The AleSmith Barrel Aged Speedway Stout is to die for though Pizza Port Cuvee de Tomme is still my favorite.

Oerdin
01-11-2005, 18:14:36
1 AleSmith Brewing Company San Diego California United States of America 4896.4
2 Three Floyds Brewing Company Munster Indiana United States of America 4853.4
3 Stone Brewing Co. San Marcos California United States of America 4827.6
4 Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus Westvleteren Belgium 4819.2
5 Hair of the Dog Brewing Company, Inc. Portland Oregon United States of America 4818.2
6 De Dolle Brouwers Diksmuide Belgium 4816.2
7 Kalamazoo Brewing Company Kalamazoo Michigan United States of America 4814
8 Pizza Port (Solana Beach) Solana Beach California United States of America 4793.4
9 Dogfish Head Brewery Milton Delaware United States of America 4771.4
10 Fuller, Smith & Turner London England 4760
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Three of the highest ranked breweries are from the San Diego area. :b: We are the beer promised land. :p

http://www.ratebeer.com/Ratings/Beer/RateBeer-Best/2005/RB_RATEBEERBEST062005.htm

Beta1
01-11-2005, 20:23:29
wasnt that the survey carried out with respondents that were overwhelmingly american?

Oerdin
02-11-2005, 03:25:26
It was an online survey so likely there were a lot of Americans though there have been panels of "experts" (that is people in the beer industry or journalists who cover brewing & beer) which have come to similiar findings. The expert panels ussually are less dominated by American micro breweries but typically the Us still gets more awards then any other country. That may have a bit to do with the fact that the US has far more breweries then any other country but it still shows the US has a lot of diamonds as well as the crap the huge corporations put out.

King_Ghidra
02-11-2005, 09:22:00
i imagine kitsuki's joke was aimed at the big-brand beers such as budweiser not the laudable small breweries of america...

Funko
02-11-2005, 09:33:46
I think that joke is a lot older than Kitsuki!

Kitsuki
02-11-2005, 09:41:42
This is true, but it is a gem.

Oerdin - I do indeed acknowledge there are some worthy American beers; though they still don't have a jot on a good British ale.

Mr. Bas
02-11-2005, 10:55:54
I tried the Anchor bock about a week ago, it was excellent. Their big brand beers might be horsepiss, but some of the smaller American breweries make some great stuff. Of course, Belgium is still the promised land when it comes to beer. :beer:

MoSe
02-11-2005, 17:23:16
OH YES, PLEASE!

JM^3
02-11-2005, 17:52:21
my favorite beer, in fact the only one I can say I truly like, is a Lambic from Belgium

JM