Howdy from Frankfurt Germany, after a 13 day whirlwind tour of Philadelphia and NYC in June. If figured, a post this important, I mean silly, needs its own own thread. My itinerary: 3 days Philly. 3 days in the Poconos with a family reunion/my parents' 50 wedding anniversary6 days NYC.That doesn't add up to 13, does it? Don't forget, you loose a day basically on the plane ride to Germany. Also, I'm going to have to break this thread up into separate posts, due to the character limit BA imposes on each post. The main reason I want to post my reviews of beers I drank in the USA was that after spending 5+ years in Germany bemoaning the lack of interesting beer while gaining an ever bigger appreciation of German beer styles, I thought this would be a good time to put my knowledge of beer brewing and experience of drinking in an IPA desert to bear when I drink in the USA. When I went out to a restaurant or pub, my first priority was to drink the best craft beer I hadn't tried yet on their menu, especially if they only offered BMC beers. Second, I wanted to focus on either drinking and comparing IPAs from America, and third, to try as many American craft brewed Pils or other German styles to see if they were up to snuff to the authentic German versions. I hope to post a lot of pics in this thread, too. Here's a pic of the menu of the Back Bar of Monk's Care in Philly on June 17, 2013.