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hahabogus wrote:
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The definition of beer turns into malt liquor over %6 in the US. There
are some 'beers' that I believe I have seen
that are %24. We have malt liquor that smells and tastes like a weak
whiskey but a good full flavored different
style of beer.

I like a can of fosters every now and then, I guess Australian,
Sopporo from Japan, Dos Equis from mexico
used to like Molson, sam adams is nice US beer. Grolsh is from Holland
I think, Becks is a nice German beer.
St. Pauli Girl is another nice beer from the same source.

What are some of the well known basics I am missing?

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I think Beck's is entirely different in Bavaria than it is in the US. Two
entirely different tastes.



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Kswck wrote:

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Beck's isn't from Bavaria, and it's not often found there.  In most of
Germany, local brands take precedence.

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 astroncer1@yahoo.com  wrote  on Thu, 12 Jun 2008 23:55:39 -0700 (PDT):


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If I'm drinking Mexican beer, I prefer Modelo especially the Negra
variety. The rest aren't bad but there are often better beers from those
countries and also there are really a lot of different varieties of Sam
Adams. The last keeps introducing new types and, unfortunately,
discontinuing some of them. Their Scotch Ale was a case in point.
--

James Silverton
Potomac, Maryland

E-mail, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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I like Bohemia from Mexico.  That might be just a bit off target if you are
into Negro Modelo or Dos Equis, neither of which are bad choices at all.

Suds

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astroncer1@yahoo.com wrote:

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No, it doesn't. It does in a couple states, but it is not a nationwide
thing.

-Steve

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Although Liqour Laws have been updated, years ago
malt liquor was anything over 3.2 ABV in some States.

Malt liquor is a American name for high ABV lagers
made with cheap adjuncts.  Europeans refer to it as
superduper lager.  Not all high ABV lagers qualify
as a malt liquor.  An immediate example is Eisbock.  

Dick

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It does vary by state.  Here in TX anything over 4.9% (I think),
must be labeled Ale, Malt Liquor, Lager, or Malt Beverage.  And some
states you can't even buy any beer over 5 or 6% (South Carolina,
eg.)

-sw

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South Carolina fixed their law (following NC and GA). I think Alabama
failed their last state legislative session, but that'll go soon.
Mississippi? Utah?

But "Malt Liquor" as a legal term still persists in but a few states,
much like "Ale" as a strength designation.

Witzel

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Not Utah. Uinta has been making a BWSA for years and their state liquors
stores don't have a cap on alcohol, iirc.
On draft? It can only be 4%abv, or is it by weight?




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It's 4% ABV. The next time you are in Park City, UT
stop at the Wasatch Brewpub for a few glasses of
Polygamy Porter - Why have just one?  And take some
home for the wives.

Dick

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So UT's like some other states with some odd rules surrounding beer
strength (3.2%ABW=4%ABV; you've probably heard the term "3.2 beer")
- Tennessee comes to mind, where over a certain ABV it must be sold
in a different type of store (often the same building, but wholly
separate).

Not to start a thread about arcane beer laws or anything.

Witzel

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Dave Witzel wrote:

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Too late.

Minnesota is as you describe: anything over 3.2% abw must be sold in a
separate liquor store. The liquor store can be in the same building, but
must have a separate entrance and a definite doorway into the main
store, if any transfer between grocery and liquor is allowed. And so you
end up with groceries that have liquor stores that keep separate hours
and that you have to go outside to get in (and you have to check out in
the liquor store; no bringing it into the grocery).

-Steve

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I moved from TN 11 years ago, but back then what they had of the stronger
stuff was sold right next to Bud Lite.  No double Bocks or the like though.

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And that's what you get when morons elect morons.

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That's what you get when bible-thumpers get to make the laws.  Look
at Nevada, for example.  Different kind of holy Rollers there and
you can drink in public and buy beer at all hours of the morning.

-sw

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All depends on the state.  In Texas, a beer over 6 or 7% (I forget the
exact number) is called an ale.  Other states have other goofiness.

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It's 5% in TX.  Alt, malt liquot/beverage or lager.  Anything but
'beer'.

-sw

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I should have gone with my gut response, but I thought it was too low.  I
guess not.

I do remember it being discussed in here back in the mid 90s.  It was more
or less the start of the microbrewery revolution.  I was sure hoping it
would lead to a breakup up of the iron fist the beer distributors control
the American market.  Things got better, but nowhere near as deregulated as
I had hoped.  AB and their ilk still have firm control.  Let them be bought
by the Belgians, perhaps it will finally free us.

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Look at a 6-er of Bud Ice.  It doesn't actually say it's beer, but
it says "Ale in Texas" on the bottom of the carton (maybe that's
only the Texas labeling though)
 
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Latest word is that Bud is trying to get Modelo of Mexico to merge
with AB so that InBev won't be able to absorb the combined wealth of
both companies.

Duh.  I'd rather have AB owned by a Belgian company than by a
Mexican company.  Of course I couldn't really care less what happens
to AB, but I do have a weak heart for the Belgian ales.

-sw

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