just found you guys -i`m 65, been drinking beer since 1952 ( if you were old enough in new orleans to reach up to the bar with your quarter, you could get a beer )
my favorites, for what its worth, are:
let`s start in new orleans, of course ---DIXIE - been there forever - i still get one (or more) when i visit annually --- ABITA - a relative newcomer, but excellent -the larger and the ale-
in the far east ---someone mentioned TIGER -its very good - at least it was for ten hours one day/night in a hong kong (kowloon, actually) back in 1970 ---as to vietnamese beer - remember the popular phrase, "it`s all in the water" ?? well, that`s why no VN beer tastes good ----- all japanese beers are good (ASAHI, my favorite) --and china is coming on strong ---SAN MIGUEL, from the phillipines, used to be "number one, GI !" but it`s changed somewhat, and is harder to find
its hard to knock any german brews, and PILSEN (chech), of course, is as good as it gets --i stay away from the belgium products (maybe i shouldn`t) because i do not appreciate "flavored" beers (and my youngest daughter, who does, keeps trying to get me to like them)
england ---"bitter" is "better" - i can go with this -- an evening just outside of stratford-on-youknowwhat resulted in a fantastic night of HOCK NORTON on tap -wonderful stuff !!!
the aussie`s do lots of great brews, FOSTERS being just one of them - one of my unwritten rules is : if unsure of what`s offered, go with an aussie - any aussie
back to the USA --and where i`ll irk some novice tastebuders, probably --- BUD and MILLER and COORS products suck ! SAM ADAMS is greatly over-rated --ROLLING ROCK is terrible --- SIERRA NEVADA is good - try a GEARY`S product from portland, maine -- or even a PALMETTO from charleston, S.C. --and even though it`s not what it used to be before being bought-out years ago, and its difficult to find, i still love a bottle of, what we called years ago, "green death" --i.e. BALLENTINE ALE.
I`M OUT --TALK BACK ---