I agree about the Beamish. We get that here, too. Guinness is too hyped up. The bar you describe is my type of place. Exactly like that corner bar I described. While I have yet to visit the UK, I have been all over Spain, Portugal and France.
Keep in mind that I AM in the south. From the north, tho. Better beers up there, IMO. Still, I can hook you up with many a good ale from around here. Just have to know where to look, like I said. [Show/Hide Quoted Message](Quoting Message by Necroticist from Monday, October 25, 2010 4:20:02 PM)
O god no - drinks are on me...i do intend another USA visit...but prolly not ur area...i wanna see friends in the south...and Pabst is great! lol. Bud i'd use to wash the bike...is pisswater....u might like some of ma home brews, are pretty exceptional....i have some on for xmas. Guinness ain't the only stout u know...Beamish knocks spots off it imo. We still have bars here u prolly only seen in movies...no electric, oak beams, beer from wooden barrells, folk band in the corner...THATS where u find fine ales...
Oh, you MUST be joking! PBR?! BLEAH!!! You'd fit right in around here, though. lol. Oddly enough, in Brazil they all go crazy for Budweiser! Generic and another bleah. Most in the street seem to think it "exotic" though.
At my local pub in Detroit, they have 101 beers from around the world with about 20 on tap. GREAT place and, oddly enough, it is the local brews that earn the awards. Come here and the pints are on me!
Well - i stand corrected...never came across a decent ale in USA....did come back with a craving for Pabst Blue Ribbon tho....is like gold dust here...
You do, really. Am a monster fan myself. You just have to know where to look. While no 500+ year-old pedigree European brews, there are some simply outstanding microbrews across the USA that, IMO, can certainly hold their own against any I have tasted around the globe.
I am partial to a good warm stout or porter, truth be told. Guinness only on draft or in a pinch. Better than a pilsner but my fav is still from Australia. Sheaf Stout. (Quoting Message by Necroticist from Monday, October 25, 2010 1:44:56 PM)
Am a HUGE afficionado of Real Ale mate...summat u don't find in USA....
Damned if those abbots didn't know how to make some damn good ale, eh? Godliness = a good pint.
They are still one of the top live bands in Europe..apparently...i ain't seen 'em since John Sloman was the 'singer'..was so bad...and i ended up drunk, missed ma train and slept on West Runton beach lol. Cambridge...not been there for a while...last time was roadie for Steve Miller Band...the staff at the Corn Exchange pissed me off - ended up walking out...went to a bar...think it was called 'The Bunch Of Grapes'...just off the marketplace. U might know it...served an awesome pint of Abbot Ale.
i love uriah heep steve last year they were a late replacement at cambridge rock festival i think therye prob still wotrth seeing