bonsaiherb wrote:Brit beer IMHO is far superior to most US beers. Most commercially made American beers are a little like making love in a canoe
Cardinal Fang, with due respect have you tried some good Oregon and Washington brews? Never thought about the latter part of your quote but it is more possible than in a kayak.
Throw in good American wines,whiskey, bourbon, and even rum (New Orleans) - just what do the 'Brits' have to offer? One reason you were so desperate to keep in the Scot's.
Admittedly your Caribbean colonies make some of the world’s best rums but I do not think it flows from the Thames.
Back to the suds: Both Oregon and Washington have GREAT India Pale Ale (IPA) and Barley Wine.
Our Winter Ales may just compete with some of the Scottish Ales.
As for your English 'Bitter's' you can keep them. I'll take any Czech beer over those.
IPA was invented in the UK
English bitters are only one of the myriad styles of proper ale from the UK. I'll be honest I don't care for bitter - but a good golden ale (Otter Bright, made by Otter Breweries, or Thirst Run, made by Keswick Brewing Co are current favourites), or a good pale ale (very fond of Camden Pale Ale) and you're talking. Even many of the homegrown lager style beers are excellent - Harviestoun Schiehallion, 60 Degree North and Curious Brew for example.
So to the Czechs
And yes, I'll concede that Scotland staying in the UK means we don't lose some of their fine ales - Innis and Gunn Rum Cask conditioned ale being IMHO one of the most amazing beers ever - and we get to keep BrewDog as well.