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    Cyburbian Canadian Planner's avatar
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    Poor American beers (La bière américaine merde)

    Let's face it, American beer is nowhere near as good as most Canadian beer. Why do you suppose that is? Take Sleeman's for example. The superior water is clean and unadulterated with chemicals, as is the case with water in the states, plus the Canadian emphasis on fair wages will ensure employees take greater pride in the product. And naturally everyone knows brewing is a mandatory class in Canadian secondary schools (13th grade).

    So why do YOU think Canadian beer is superior?

    La bière américaine est loin d'être aussi bonne que la bière la plus canadienne. Pourquoi croyez-vous que c'est? Prenez par exemple de Sleeman. L'eau du lac Supérieur est propre et pure avec des produits chimiques, comme c'est le cas avec de l'eau dans les Etats, plus l'accent canadien sur les justes salaires seront s'assurer que les employés prennent plus de fierté dans le produit. Et, naturellement, tout le monde sait de brassage est une classe obligatoire dans des écoles secondaires canadiennes (13e année).

    Alors pourquoi pensez-vous de la bière canadienne est supérieure?
    Canada is a place of infinite promise. We like the people, and if one ever had to emigrate, this would be the destination, not the U.S.A. The hills, lakes and forests make it a place of peace and repose of the mind, such as one never finds in the U.S.A.
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    I say bullshit.

    If you're talking about Budweiser and Miller-Coors products then OK. But I would argue the microbrews in the States cannot be topped.

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    Agrees with btrage. I mean if you are downing Bud, MGD, Coors and the related ilk then yes it's kinda sucky. However craft and microbrewing are in full swing in most if not all states and there is some phenomenal beer out there. Quit shopping for beer at the 7-11 and you'll be alright.
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    With the exception of Unibroue, Canadian beer sucks. Sleeman's is decent, as best. I always want canadian beer to be good, I try, but it is usually terrible. Given the clean water and everything you mention, why is so bad I wonder? It really is pretty awful on the whole. I am being serious and saying this as a total beer snob who has tried lots of canadian beer and wanted it to be good. it just isn't.
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    Yeah, what everyone else said! We're getting tired of your smug Canadian arse! Go find a moose and, well....

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    Your beer in Barrie is made from the same place as my beer, Lac Huron.

    Don't even try saying that beer from Lac Ontario or Erie is cleaner than what it is in the States. Ever see the crap in the water in the "Golden Horseshoe"?
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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    With the exception of Unibroue, Canadian beer sucks. Sleeman's is decent, as best. I always want canadian beer to be good, I try, but it is usually terrible. Given the clean water and everything you mention, why is so bad I wonder? It really is pretty awful on the whole. I am being serious and saying this as a total beer snob who has tried lots of canadian beer and wanted it to be good. it just isn't.
    I agree. Unibroue is so far the only decent Canadian beer I have found. I will take a Labatt's over a Bud or Miller equivalent, but I don't consider any of those REAL beers. Give me a good American craft beer or a Belgian/German/Czech/Irish/English import any day.
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    Rock

    You Canucks are nuts. Of course, one could argue, eh, that what does this Bear know? I drink Rolling Rock.

    I don't need to pay long dollars for expensive pints at a brewpub or funky beer from Ottawa or Toronto or, oh my, Hamilton.

    Gimme a rock, hoser.

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    Is one of the best mass-market beers in the USA (that being Sam Adams lager) even available in Canada (his involvement in our late 18th Century revolt against the British notwithstanding)?





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    Ahh.....

    Give me a $%#@*&% break. When is the last time I saw a Canadian Micro Brew at the store that I wanted to buy.....never that's when. Seriously, do they even allow microbrewery operations up there? Isn't all the beer made up north "government" beer?

    Seriously, I'm having a really difficult time remembering the last time I saw any micro brews from Canada down here
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    Methinks Canadian Planner has taken the jingoistic Americans for a ride.

    I will say that to the extent Canadian beer is superior to American it is due to loon sh!t in the water.

    And having said that, I will say LaBatts sucks, Molson's sucks, (as do many American beers), and Foster's (which is supposed to be Strine but at least in my neck of the woods is brewed in Canada) sucks.

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    I'm getting thirsty now.
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    Well.....

    Can't we all agree that a bad Canadian Beer is at least better than tainted water??
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    American craft beer is better than any beer from Canada or for that matter, most anywhere in the world (Belgium might be the exception)
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    Quote Originally posted by Repo Man View post
    American craft beer is better than any beer from Canada or for that matter, most anywhere in the world (Belgium might be the exception)
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    When it comes to industrial-scale beers consumed by the unwashed masses, I have to stand by Canadian Planner. Rickard's, Moosehead, and Keith's Dark (IPA has gone downhill) are all pretty passable beers, whereas Coor's, MGA and the American recipe for Blue are pretty unbearable. Seriously, I bought a six pack of Blue Light in Indianapolis (7-11 was the only thing open) and had to give four of them to a hobo because I couldn't bring myself to drink them. I'd rather drink liquefied cardboard. Of course, I am overlooking Sam Adams lager (we do get the lager, but none of the other styles), but since I'm not a lager man I choose to ignore it. And if I must drink lagers, I'll counter your Sam Adams with Steam Whistle Pilsner, which I would say borders on being mass-produced.

    When it comes to craft breweries... it's a little more unclear. I don't think I've consumed enough American craft beers to make a legitimate decision. However, when I was in Indianapolis I went to a brewpub, and the oatmeal stout they had there was amazing.

    In Canada's defense we do have some pretty good craft brews. Propeller and Garrison from Nova Scotia are pretty good. Pickeroons and Pumphouse from New Brunswick are great. I can't say that I've liked much out of Quebec. From Ontario I'd suggest Muskoka Cottage Brewery.

    All that being said, I'd take an English or Scottish ale over an American or Canadian beer any day.

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    Hunh. As Lula would say. If you don't know who Lula is, don't ask. Read today that blind taste test of 250 beers around the world had 12 of the top 20 in the US of A. Four in CA. Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Ft Bragg, and Healdsburg. One in Chicago, the rest were in PA or out west.

    Sorry, Canadien, whoever you are.

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    Hunh. As Lula would say. If you don't know who Lula is, don't ask. Read today that blind taste test of 250 beers around the world had 12 of the top 20 in the US of A. Four in CA. Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Ft Bragg, and Healdsburg. One in Chicago, the rest were in PA or out west.

    Sorry, Canadien, whoever you are.
    Where did you read this? I'd be interested to see how they all ranked.
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    Quote Originally posted by Rygor View post
    Where did you read this? I'd be interested to see how they all ranked.
    Aug Reader's Digest. Don't know if they list them all by rank.

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    Aug Reader's Digest. Don't know if they list them all by rank.
    Interesting. I guess I have a reason to check out Reader's Digest now!
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