Bob Sihler wrote: TimmyC wrote:
Hotoven wrote:Wow Rainier Beer looks nasty. Reminds me of Miller Lite. Anyone try it?
Lastly, please don't start an east/west beer fight. We'll crush you.
Um, he didn't.
I hate to tell you this, but there are actually stores in the East that have beers from all over the country. They've helped me enjoy SummitPost for years!
As someone who has tried about all he can everywhere it comes from as long as it's made in the States, I'll concede that CA still leads the pack and Oregon is second. But Pennsylvania is third, followed by Colorado. And Michigan, of all places, is coming on strong. Washington microbrews are way overrated.
But I can't speak about that Rainier stuff. I'm a beer snob, and the only thing I drink from a can is Guinness.
Yeah, there are stores in the East that carry West-made beer. Thank God, I'm sure.
When I did a bicycle tour of New England once, I'd stop in some little general store every night and buy a local beer. They were alright, but, I think I finally resorted to drinking cider.
Rainier beer? It's ok. I probably wouldn't buy it now unless it's that hot afternoon when you've just done something strenuous and want to drink something light and fast, and you're in some little general store, and the choices are limited. But, I did drink my share of it around the campfire long ago whilst working in the fish canneries of Alaska. I rather enjoyed it, as it was cheap and had that lager-like taste. So, a special old fondness for Rainier beer. And the cool commercials.
Now, Bob, about you ranking Oregon second behind California, in tasty beer.
C'mon, Bob. Deschutes, Nissaki, and Rogue just to name a few. I know, Cal's got their good ones too, but. . . better? Hrumph!