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Old Feb 26th 2016, 6:54 pm
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How things have changed, Norfolk in my youth was the great Beer desert.
Yes, things have improved as there are several good regional breweries here, and Adnams from Suffolk have a strong presence too.
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Old Feb 26th 2016, 7:39 pm
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I did the Brewery tour a few times and the overnight bike ride.

Used to be further north and it was hard finding anything, well before internet.
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Well, most U.S. "craft beer" is mediocre/undrinkable too. Or, ridiculously too strong. Or flavoured with fruit & crap. Or described as "pilsener" but actually has absolutely no pilsener characteristics. But my experience has been, Canadian is even more mediocre. I have to admit, most of my recent experience is limited to Ontaro and Quebec.

I'm in England, and you can get a very decent pint at most pubs here in Norfolk.
How much for a pint though? 3/4 quid last time I checked which under usual interest rates would translate to 6/7 bucks here, for that price you could get a 4 pack of very drinkable craft beer in America. I'm based in Chicago and the local beer scene is different gravy, there must be a dozen local breweries just in the Chicagoland area. All the local shops stock numerous brands, many of them locally brewed. I think on craft beer, the US leads the rest of the world by some distance and to suggest otherwise is a bit silly, especially from a UK pov where the main beer is generic overpriced European lager. I'm a Brit myself originally btw so no offence
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You can drink crap anywhere. Friend flying back tomorrow and he said that he now has quite a taste for CO beers and is not sure how he will take to Real Ale.

I know people who brew there own, but if you buy a keg it works out at a dollar a pint so never saw the need.
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Old Feb 27th 2016, 4:21 pm
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How much for a pint though? 3/4 quid last time I checked which under usual interest rates would translate to 6/7 bucks here, for that price you could get a 4 pack of very drinkable craft beer in America. I'm based in Chicago and the local beer scene is different gravy, there must be a dozen local breweries just in the Chicagoland area. All the local shops stock numerous brands, many of them locally brewed. I think on craft beer, the US leads the rest of the world by some distance and to suggest otherwise is a bit silly, especially from a UK pov where the main beer is generic overpriced European lager. I'm a Brit myself originally btw so no offence
Each to his own, and we've all tasted different beers so have different experiences, so there'll be a variety of opinions.

Yes, a pint of bitter is £3 to £4 now, over £4 in London. We had a pint of Youngs Ordinary in Camden Town, £4, I didn't want to ask the price of Youngs Special.... And yes, most pubs seem to sell mostly what I'd categorise as disgusting, bland European lagers such as Peroni and its ilk. Apparently that's what the customers want.

My experience of US craft beers (as I stated in my previous post) is not good. I'm not keen on flavoured beers. I like an IPA, but not if it is ridiculously strong. Pilsener is probably my favourite beer, but "American pilsener" is nauseating dreck. I've asked several "brewmasters" what makes their pilsener a pilsener - none have been able to give me a reasoned answer.
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When I lived in Canada I used to like German import Lowenbrau. Haven't seen any since I moved to the US. Too bad
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Nah! he still looks like he is wearing a merkin
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When I lived in Canada I used to like German import Lowenbrau. Haven't seen any since I moved to the US. Too bad
We used to sell it in the old bar in the mid-80's, then stopped when it wasn't offered on the liquor-board list. At that point I think Busch must have been flexing their muscles to push their licensed version. The import was a good one, and now Labatts has the Cdn license so it's probably nothing like German beer.. 40 years ago a treat on payday was a 6 pack of Tuborg, my friend Alf said when he toured the brewery in Copenhagen they gave everyone 2 bottles of Export (gold foil over the cap and neck) and told them that's the best beer they make, and that's the one we get here. Small bottles and expensive, haven't had it in decades.... maybe today.
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We used to sell it in the old bar in the mid-80's, then stopped when it wasn't offered on the liquor-board list. At that point I think Busch must have been flexing their muscles to push their licensed version. The import was a good one, and now Labatts has the Cdn license so it's probably nothing like German beer.. 40 years ago a treat on payday was a 6 pack of Tuborg, my friend Alf said when he toured the brewery in Copenhagen they gave everyone 2 bottles of Export (gold foil over the cap and neck) and told them that's the best beer they make, and that's the one we get here. Small bottles and expensive, haven't had it in decades.... maybe today.
Ah yes I remember Labatt. I used to drink Labbatt 50 back then and Molsons. Strange that neither is sold here considering that so many other imports are One of the best brews I've ever tasted in this part of the world was Okanagan Gold. I first tasted it in an Irish pub in Banff and thought it was great. It's a British Columbia brew. Never saw it in any of our stores here either

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Ah yes I remember Labatt. I used to drink Labbatt 50 back then and Molsons. Strange that neither is sold here considering that so many other imports are One of the best brews I've ever tasted in this part of the world was Okanagan Gold. I first tasted it in an Irish pub in Banff and thought it was great. It's a British Columbia brew. Never saw it in any of our stores here either
I think historically the only Canadian beer that achieved national popularity in the US was Carling's Black Label, even long after sales declined here I still saw it on American grocery store shelves. Labatts 50 and Molson Export used to be the 2 most popular beers in Quebec (might still be for all I know); we used to make black and tans out of half 50 ale and half Labatts Velvet Cream Stout and warm it up on the edge of the wood stove. I'll keep my eye out for Okanagan Gold this summer.
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Not usually a fan of Mitt Mormon Romney, but his anti-Trump speech was very refreshing.
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Trump may be leading in the republican primaries (to the dismay and terror of the party itself), but polls show that in a Trump-Clinton general election, Clinton would win in a landslide, which explains the Republican establishment terror.

Then again, considering none of the other republican candidates appeal to a broader, more centrist electorate, they'd likely lose to Clinton in the general election as well.

The presumes of course, that Clinton doesn't suffer an indictment over the email issue, which the republican establishment will do everything in their power to instigate, whether there's a smoking gun or not.

If they manage to get Clinton indicted, then Bernie has a shot, but he also has limited mainstream appeal, and so it could end up a choice between two extreme, highly polar candidates, neither of which offer particularly mainstream views, and would only further polarise the political landscape. Just what america needs. More polarisation.

The insanity meter moves a little higher every day...

Beaverstate suggested a new player entering the fray. I initially thought it's too late, but in light of the insanity, perhaps a Bloomberg or some sensible candidate could come in last minute and walk away with it..
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