East Coast vs West Coast Thread II: Beer

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Unspeaked, Jun 1, 2010.

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Which coast has better beer?

  1. East Coast

    14 vote(s)
    40.0%
  2. West Coast

    17 vote(s)
    48.6%
  3. Tie

    4 vote(s)
    11.4%
  1. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

    Unspeaked

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    #1
    Ok, I got into a debate recently with some DC area friends and would appreciate the MR Community's input on the matter.

    I'm starting two threads (with polls); one is for seafood and one is for beer. This is the beer thread.

    Which coast has better beer: the East Coast or the West Coast? Why?

    (And for the purpose of this debate, it's just East Coast US vs West Coast US - I know there's great beer in Canada, Europe, etc…)
     
  2. ethical macrumors 68000

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    I agree, but you clearly didn't read the OP....
     
  3. Tilpots macrumors 601

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  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    East Coast. Fat Tire is the only West Coast beer I really like.
     
  5. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    Natty Boh, sure, but also Sam Adams and Yuengling. Hell, I prefer Rolling Rock to most of those stick-your-pinky-out boutique beers out west.

    mt
     
  6. Peace macrumors Core

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    West coast again. We started the micro-brew rage.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Fat Tire is pretty good. The Midwest is better than either, but I'd go East over West. The East Coast has Dogfish Head and a number of other good breweries....
     
  8. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    You haven't had to many West Coast Beers if that is the only one you like.

    Pelican Brewery
    Stone Brewery
    The Lost Abbey Brewery
    Big Sky Brewery
    Karl Strauss
    Downtown Brewery
    Rockbottom Brewery


    Just to name a few...........

    I say it is a tie.
     
  9. acurafan macrumors 6502a

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    East coast represent!!

    DC and Maryland for bestest seafoods & beers lounging and enjoying the water and sun in the Chesapeake bay area!
     
  10. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816

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    The best stuff comes from outside of the US aka Guinness. But I voted for the east because that is where you can get sweet mash Bourbon Whiskey.
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    Sam Adams is my favorite beer, at least when I'm not drinking Guinness
     
  12. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Neither. Midwest. And none of that Budweiser clydesdale piss, but actual beer from microbrews.
     
  13. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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  14. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816

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    This joke pretty much sums up my opinion on both East and West coast beers,

    "Sex on beach is like American beer - very near water."
    :D
     
  15. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    Best beer? Bells in Kalamazoo Michigan. Is that East or West??

    Dale
     
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  17. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    That's the **** I'm talking about. :D I missed Oberon a lot when I was in Florida... But recently, also, W. Michigan has had a lot of other improvements... New Holland in Holland, Founders in Grand Rapids, etc. Great Lakes Brewing Company in Ohio is excellent, too....
     
  18. Disc Golfer macrumors 6502a

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    Between Colorado and the Northwest are some of the best beers being made in the world today. The East doesn't have brewing regions that compare.
     
  19. yg17 macrumors G5

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    That's because you're probably drinking that Budweiser and Coors piss water. ;) You have to try out the microbrews.
     
  20. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I hope the emoticons show that you're joking and don't really believe that American beer is that bad...
     
  21. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    We've had this debate so many times, it seems pointless to continue it... most good American beer never leaves the country anyways. And if someone (not Queso) endorses that European beer is better than American beer and then cites Guiness as proof, then, as good as Guiness is for a macro-brew, this person has no proper beer taste anyways, and there is going to be no value in a discussion of beer with them.
     
  22. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

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    Bells two hearted... I swear by it.

    As far as east coast v west coast, I love some Sam Adams. I try to get a seasonal pack every season!
     
  23. Queso macrumors G4

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    I'm not going to get into that, but in all the times I've been in the USA I've made a point of trying the non-mainstream beers thanks to prompting on the Internet. Whilst they are indeed better than the likes of Coors or Bud I've always found that the depth of flavour is not comparable to the beers we have here. I think it's just what your taste buds are used to.

    I know, it's a big country and there's no way I can possibly have drunk every beer on offer, so I'm quite prepared to stand up and say I'm wrong should I find a US beer I like in the future. I'm just going on past experience.
     
  24. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Yeah, it's like restaurants. Other countries think American food is McDonalds and Burger King, although most Americans with half a brain don't count that as food ;)
     

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