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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

In Germany, a U.S. beer invasion - The Washington Post

BERLIN — Almost 65 years after Allied planes flew Western supplies into blockaded Berlin, a new American import is arriving by air: craft beer.


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Well... the US is now producing beer good enough to send there and be consumed in a market that has had good beer for more than a thousand years

Posted by: titan | May 1, 2013 12:52:50 PM

Coals to Newcastle IMHO. Maybe my taste is out of step, but I find most U.S. craft beers excessively hoppy, grapefruity, piney, etc. In Germany last summer, I found my favorite was the export style - a lager a bit heavier than Pils. I found it invariably malty with good mouth feel and, most importantly, very quaffable. Always locally brewed. Beer heaven. In SD, I like Karl Strauss amber lager and Ballast Point Pale Ale. If I'm having an IPA, I'll go Karl Tower 10. But all beer is good.

Posted by: Greg | May 1, 2013 7:39:06 PM

The US coasts seem to be in a spiraling hop war, but the middle of the country has a lot of good well balanced beers

Posted by: titan | May 2, 2013 8:27:32 AM