This idea came up while I was thinking about the price of a beer thread.
What's the local brew or two which someone visiting your hometown/country should try?
The USA has tons of small label beers and I wouldn't even try to list them all but I would suggest a few here in the USA.
in New York City
Brooklyn Lager, Blue Point Toasted Lager, Pennant Pale Ale, Yuengling.
I'd also if you could visit the Brooklyn Brewery and Heartland Brewery.
good suds all around.
OW ...ow I got one.
Magic Hat from Burlington, VT. Best micro-brewery all around I've ever had. Beerman - I have never had the pleasure to try something of yours so ... I'll only say from what I know.
Really enjoyed all of them.
Wales only has 2 that I can think of, Brains which is a dark bitter, and double dragon which is along the same lines as Caffreys, lush!
St. Ambroise and Uniebroue microbreweries are really popular here. I'm not a big beer fan, but some of their specialty beers (like raspberry or apricot) are pretty decent.
Up where I was brung up there is a fantastic micro-brewery attached to a pub, called the Hesket Newmarket Brewery. Great if you love your bitter - if you're in England and see 'Doris's 90th birthday ale' or 'Pigs might fly' then give 'em a go!
Beer is always a good topic.
On the Islands of St. Kitts & Nevis the local Carib beer (same label as the stuff sold around the Caribbean) but very different in the bottle. When I lived there we always joked that you could tell if the beer had been bottled on a Monday or Tuesday or later in the week by the inconsistancy in the alcohol content. Sometimes you could drink a dozen and not be buzzed, and another time you might not dare to drive after just two.
Either way it was cheap and good.
In colorado I like the Wycoop (spelling?) brewery in Denver a lot. They brew about 15 very different beers and have some great flights where you can test everything.
There was a beer I had back in Prague many years ago that I think was called Fassil that was great and I've looked for, (even back in Prague) that I've never found again.
In Vietnam the local beers didn't really compare with Tiger Beer, but if you like sweet beer the 333 wasn't too bad (but it was weak).
For me cant beat a bottle of Singha Beer in Thailand - and only a few specialised bottle shops sell it But my favourite Thai Restaurant does yay!!
Here in Canada we have a million micro-breweries, and a ton of different beers.
One of the best, and most popular at the moment, is Alexander Keith's, which is an India Pale Ale brewed in Nova Scotia.
Sleeman's is good, I like their Cream Ale and Honey Brown.
And anyone who is from my area will know Lakeport brewery...not the best, yet not too bad, but always the cheapest
But really, you could spend forever trying Canadian beers...
Back up north we have Newcastle Brown Ale and although its not overly popular up home whenever I go anywhere, especially America, and I tell them where Im from they all think its amazing because Im from where its made!personally I dont really like the stuff!I was working at a pub for a few years which was all about the traditional real ales and to my delight (i think not) i got sent to this beer festival and to the Big Lamp Brewery in Newcastle!Suppose it was quite fun, but im not a fan of these big real ale things!!!However I also loved the Singha whilst in Thailand, I even bought a Tshirt when I was there which still gets worn!