Fear no beer!

Posted by Terésa who works in our NW store, October 31st, 2012 | 1 Comment

Hooray for American beer! I used to think that all they ever drank was the stereotypical light, lacking in character, ice cold straight from the tin variety.

In all my ignorance, I was panicking while getting ready for my short trip to Wisconsin last weekend. Indeed, I was looking forward to the cheese they are world famous for, but, I was afraid that I might be forced to pair it with something pretty much equal to carbonated water.

However, when I got there I was delighted to learn that now there are so many diverse choices in the wonderful world of suds south of the border. In the grocery stores or on tap in the smallest of village pubs, there is something for everyone, from creamy seasonal darks, to super hoppy IPAs . I feel stupid for thinking that our neighbours have not become discerning and sophisticated beer drinkers.

I’m not a frequent traveller to the United States, so please forgive me for even thinking that people down there have no taste. I hang my head in shame.

There was no way I was able to plow through even a fraction of the local brews in “America’s Dairyland”. On the bright side, I can now look forward to my next visit without a fear of beer!

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Barrie wrote on Nov 2, 2012 12:31 PM:
It's easy to think of American beers as equivalent to Budweiser, which dominates the advertising media like Molson does here, and Milwaukee has monster breweries pumping out the fizzy stuff that you fear. It's good to know that Wisconsin has craft brewers as well. I think every state probably has its share of local micros, perhaps even Utah, which has a significant population of non-Mormons, and their watering holes need product!

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