I have been having ‘fun’ with Scott (herrburgess) on another thread. You can never have enough ‘fun’, right? So I figured I would start a thread on the Germany forum. There is an article entitled: Beer Battle: America vs. Germany by Clay Risen Aug 28 2009. It was originally published in der Tagesspiegel (a Berlin newspaper) in German, but it was published in the magazine The Atlantic in English. Some extracts from the article: “Dish water. Piss. A joke. There are a lot of stereotypes about American beer here in Germany. And these stereotypes aren't completely wrong: Budweiser, Miller, Coors--the USA manufactures a lot of famous, awful beers.” “In comparison, the German beer market seems a little boring to Americans. It's true that Germany produces Schneider, Weihenstephaner, Andechs, and Schlenkerla. But how often are these beers consumed? Becks, Sternburg, Flensburg, and others are the most-consumed beer brands in Germany, and they are hardly better than Coors or Miller.” “ …as an answer you can also find more and more nuanced beers, especially from Pennsylvania. There you can find Stoudt's, which specializes in German beer styles--they brew kölsch, maibock, helles, pils, doppelbock, and hefeweissen. Such innovations make the American beer scene exciting, fun, and surprising.” You can read the entire article here:http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2009/08/beer-battle-america-vs-germany/23950/ Now, permit me to remind everyone that I did not write this article. Any specific criticisms are best directed to the author: Clay Risen. Prost!