Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
36. Keystone. This is the worst beer currently sold on American soil. It sits behind chilled glass in a convenience-store fridge like a dumb rebuke to the explosion of American beer variety all around it. In 1978 there were 89 breweries in the U.S.; today there are more than 2,400, and most of the new ones are better than most of the old ones. In 2013 craft beer is no longer the exclusive domain of West Coast weirdos and psychotic woodsmen. These fine days you can score Samuel Adams or Sierra Nevada at the least ambitious of convenience stores and Dogfish Head 90 Minute on the least reliable of trains. And then there is Keystone, which first appeared to the world in 1989, in Chico, Calif., home of the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Keystone separates itself from the rest of the crap pack by augmenting the typical stale/sour flavor profile with notes of brown bananas and green armpits. Keystone is worse than Heineken and murder.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Jul 4th, 2013 at 05:34:10 AM EST
Heh heh.

Oh yea, some truly awful beers were brewed in the infancy of British microbrewing. And there are still some terribly dull beers being brewed, tasteless golden ales stuffed full of hops in an artless and displeasing fashion.

That said, one man's meat is another man's poison. there are some flavours eg phenolics, which a lot of people can't taste, which means they can like a beer others find undrinkable.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Jul 4th, 2013 at 03:57:39 PM EST
[ Parent ]


Occasional Series