DailyDirt: If You're Into Weird Beers…

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There are thousands of different beers in the world, so it would take a while to try all of them. And at some point in a hypothetical exhaustive test taste, you’ll run into the problem of how to define what a beer really is. If you’re not too picky, here are a few kinds of beer-like beverages that you might want to try.

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Anonymous Coward says:

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When I was a kid and visiting the UK, I asked for a lemonade and got shandy… it was quite a surprise, and not like the lemonade I was used to drinking 🙂

Shandy can be good if done well, otherwise it tastes like really weak beer with a strong sugary lemon bite.

Similar to how iced tea can be done well or badly (with or without alcohol).

Anonymous Coward says:

As has been pointed out above, beer and lemonade is known either as Radler or Alsterwasser (depending on the region) in Germany. Beer and cola is called Diesel and is equally common.

The real difference between this classic mixed drink and the American ‘innovation’ is that American beer is basically water already, so I can understand that the thought of diluting it further is off-putting to you Bud Lite and Miller Genuine Piss swiggers.

Anonymous Coward says:

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Hey now, while Murican mass produced piss-water is mass produced piss-water, the US actually has a very thriving craft-brew industry. We make a fucking ton of awesome beers. We just also happen to make a lot of shitty beer too. And heck, even our piss-water is pretty remarkable in its consistency. I brew beer, mead, and some non-grape wines, and it astounds me how every single batch of our piss-water turns out exactly the same as the last.

Anonymous Coward says:

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Yap. But the easiest to export is the cheap pee-pee water which is why people from abroad come to associate bad quality beer with the country. Homebrewing has had a renaissance the last 15 years and the quality has increased significantly on those products. Too bad they aren’t produced in large enough quantities and at prices where the costs and hassle of exporting is not more demanding than producing it.

Andrew D. Todd (user link) says:

Beer Concentrate = Grog

That is what both the Royal Navy and the United States Navy have always called “Grog.” You take spirits (traditionally rum or brandy, rather than whiskey), and mix them with water, down to 3.2 beer strength, so that the sailors cannot get drunk, even if they trade around or save up their rations. Unlike beer, the spirits do not go bad when stored for an indefinite period.

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