Hot!Top Ten Beers of the World

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leethebard
Sirloin
2013/08/21 13:13:06
Another survey: This one rates the ten best beers of the world. Notice Budweiser finished 316th!!!!!!!!
     Although Micalob brands cracked the top ten. Huh??????
     Comments?
http://finance.yahoo.com/...rldwide-181808114.html
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/21 13:37:19
I always scratch my head in disbelief at the number of  people on Roadfood who don't enjoy either a quality cup of coffee or a  solid microbrew...
 
I continue to be perplexed that pure unadultarated garbage like Michelob actually made this list
Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/21 13:38:44
Michelob Ultra?
Can and have drank Ballantine, but wouldn't rate it that highly
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/21 13:46:17
we have a new contender for silliest list ever on RF.
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/21 13:47:08
wj
I totally agree with you.  I like GOOD coffee and my beers of choice are Belgian.  Living in the north of France got me addicted to Chimay, Rochefort, Gueze  and a lot of others.  I wouldn't drink a Michelob or Bud or even worse.....Iron City lite if you paid me!
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/21 14:17:55
I didn't see IC Light on the list.
 
"Back in the day" I always preferred Duquesne, "The Prince of Pilsners".
 
In any case, a list that includes a beer with added lime flavoring cannot be taken seriously.
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/21 14:36:41
I'm really surprised Pearl didn't make it.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/21 14:38:05
lleechef

During our recent visit to Pennsylvania, I did have the opportunity enjoy a Penn Pilsener at Tessaro's and Yuengling (twice) at Primanti's in Cranberry and once again at an Irish Pub across the street from our hotel in Scranton.
 
Sandra wanted to know why they named the beer after a Panda as she thought she heard me say I wanted a "Ling-Ling" " />
ConeyIslandLou
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/21 14:42:46

 
discussion over.  Brewery was open 26 years when the Magna Carta was written. This is where German brewers send people to get trained  And it tastes great too!
Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/21 14:48:20
Michelob ULTRA Cactus Lime? WTF....I'd rather have a Mexican Coke any day. I do kind of like Negra Modelo, but don't think it's world class. Also, Pacifico is what most native Mexicans drink rather than that $#%&poor Corona. I remember "Tingling Yuengling" as a kid back in VA. I think that's the oldest brewery in the US.
FriedClamFanatic
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/21 15:19:19
With all the craze in flavoured vodkas...i'm surprised no one has come up with a beer flavored one................................OH.Wait...................i guess a shot and a beer would do the trick
boyardee65
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/21 16:14:18
Really surprised that Fat Tire, Sam Adams, etc...  didn't make the top 10 in the U.S. 
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/21 16:35:12
Smithwick's has been my choice for a couple of years now -- preferably the draught, but bottled will do. I've not had a Ballantine in more than 50 years, back when I was working part time delivering it. We'd always take along an extra case to swap out a warm bottle for a cold one at a store or bar here and there along the route, and there were cold kegs of ale and beer in the drivers room back at the plant for after work.
tmiles
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/21 16:39:05
I don't drink enough to have a qualified opinion, besides, I like Miller Lite, and Crabby's ginger flavored beer, diluted with lime and water, over ice. Family members who ARE qualified, laugh at my picks. 
 
And why surveys?????? People read them........
post edited by tmiles - 2013/08/21 16:40:08
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/21 17:10:19
wanderingjew

lleechef

During our recent visit to Pennsylvania, I did have the opportunity enjoy a Penn Pilsener at Tessaro's and Yuengling (twice) at Primanti's in Cranberry and once again at an Irish Pub across the street from our hotel in Scranton.

Sandra wanted to know why they named the beer after a Panda as she thought she heard me say I wanted a "Ling-Ling" " />

I will drink a Penn Pilsner or Yuengling.  Sandra needs to spend more time in PA! 
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/21 17:18:39
Make that Western Pennsylvania and I'll say everyone needs to spend more time there. The people are fantastic, and there's some pretty good food, too.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/21 19:38:29
My former boss who is now deceased flew a P 51 during WW2.  He was stationed in Guam.  They had no refrigeration.  They flew PBR in and they drunk it hot and swore it was outstanding.  " />
 
Paul E. smith
Knoxville, TN
ScreamingChicken
Filet Mignon
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/22 08:27:55
I suspect a lot of really good beers didn't make this list because they're not widely available.
 
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/22 08:46:15
Michael Hoffman

Make that Western Pennsylvania and I'll say everyone needs to spend more time there. The people are fantastic, and there's some pretty good food, too.



MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/22 09:18:41
This list reminds me of those "lists" of, say, "The Top 10 Steakhouses in America" produced by some ad agency. 
 
For "credibility", they'll put in names everyone knows (Peter Luger's, Bern's, et al.) in eight of the slots and sell the remaining two to local pretenders.  I noticed this first in Orlando where "Charley's" and "Vito's" always seem to "make" those "lists".  Here in Dallas, III Forks and Silver Fox pull the same scam.
 
So, I wonder how much Anheuser-Busch (InBev) paid to get various iterations of Michelob featured so prominently!  In fact, it would not surprise me to find that InBev is also the owner of some of the others listed.
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/22 09:33:09
There was definitely big money behind planning and getting that puff piece publicized. Not worth discussing the merits.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/22 10:03:51
Davydd

There was definitely big money behind planning and getting that puff piece publicized. Not worth discussing the merits.


" />Surpris! Suprise!" />
 
Both the Mexican beers listed are also owned by InBev!
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/24 23:19:37
I like a nice cold Straub's. If you ask nice Joe Rogo will deliver a case to your door.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/25 01:55:48
MetroplexJim
I didn't see IC Light on the list.
"Back in the day" I always preferred Duquesne, "The Prince of Pilsners".
In any case, a list that includes a beer with added lime flavoring cannot be taken seriously.

What??? No Ft. Pitt????
And Where's Cordic & Company's Olde Frothingslosh
One of Cordic's most memorable running gags at both WWSW and KDKA were fake advertisements for "Olde Frothingslosh", "the pale stale ale with the foam on the bottom." The beer was supposedly brewed by Sir Reginald Frothingslosh at Upper Crudney-on-the-Thames. In 1955, Pittsburgh Brewing Company began issuing special Christmas-season cans and bottles of Olde Frothingslosh filled with real beer. Since the Cordic ad read "The foam is on the bottom", the bottles & cans were packed upside down in the cases. The humorous labels changed every year and became favorites of collectors. The brewery (as well as a few other small local Pittsburgh breweries such as Tech Beer) released new editions of Olde Frothingslosh even after Cordic left Pittsburgh, continuing until 1982 and then reviving the brand in 1998, and more recently in 2007 (currently available)
 
Filetofish
Hamburger
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/25 05:27:03
That list can not be for real...
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/25 11:48:40
Ft. Pitt:  "That's IT !!!" 
And don't forget Silver Top Lager along with my personal fave, Duquesne, The Prince of Pilsners.
 
(It was a sad, dark day indeed for all of us Yinzers when Regis J. Cordic left the 'Burgh for L.A.  Stern, Imus, Dees, and all the other morning show 'Zoo-keeper types' should send the Cordic estate a royalty check.  For those of you who never heard of him, Cordic had an audience share of 85; i.e., 85% of all Pittsburgh radios were tuned to him!  as a result, he earned more as a local "DJ" than many national television stars of his day.  (Howard Stern rarely, if ever, topped 10% in any market).  Cordic, with a 'face made for radio', left for L.A. and failed both in radio and motion pictures.  The only role I can recall from the movies was a minor one in Woody Allen's "Sleeper").
 
Back to topic:  anyone else discover any more InBev brands on the list?
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/25 12:20:08
I always thought it amazing the way Bob Crane translated from Bridgeport, Connecticut to Los Angeles but Cordic didn't. Crane was a star (before Hogan's Heroes) but Cordic bombed.
Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/25 14:11:58
List was clearly a puff piece
SodaDude
Junior Burger
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/30 21:06:16
ConeyIslandLou



discussion over.  Brewery was open 26 years when the Magna Carta was written. This is where German brewers send people to get trained  And it tastes great too!

 
Seconded.  Weisswurst isn't weisswurst without some Weihenstephaner to wash it down!
ken8038
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/31 10:48:09
<"Back in the day" I always preferred Duquesne, "The Prince of Pilsners".

You might be pleased to know (or maybe not) that Duquesne is being brewed again, in Latrobe. I picked up a case a few months ago in Easton PA. The price was right, I think it was $12.99 for the case. It's not one of the Top 10 beers in the world, or even Pennsylvania for that matter, but it certainly didn't suck.
 
I'd buy it again as my "Cheap summer beer", usually some long-lost brand that I always make a point to buy at the beginning of summer. Duquesne fills that niche very nicely.
 
http://triblive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/business/s_686214.html#axzz2dYeKm3GN
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/31 10:58:13
The return of "The Duque"!  Cool.  I'm sure my tastes have changed since I was 19, but I'll sure give it a try.  There are several mega-stores here in Dallas that "carry everything"; i'll ask.
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On a related topic, I wonder how many here know that for its first few years Sam Adams was brewed by the Pittsburgh Brewing Company?
brickie
Cheeseburger
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2013/08/31 13:00:08
I agree with the poster, who said this has to be the worst of the "best of" lists EVER posted on roadfood!
appsolutionsinc
Junior Burger
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Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2014/02/24 22:26:54
This list is soooo sad. Not to come off as a craft beer snob…but it just is. 
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2014/02/25 09:35:15
I have of late been very happy with Franzikahner. I can get it at Spec's or HEB  down here. I know it's not really exotic but Shiner has come out with a new beer named FM 966 for the road the brewery is located on.
wmceaton
Cheeseburger
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2014/03/09 22:10:24
While I love Ballantine...I would never rate it in the top 10 of the world. Lime cactus....must be peyote in it because someone is hallucinating.
Poverty Pete
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2014/03/10 00:42:40
During the 1950's Ballantine actually did produce a world class IPA, at their facility in New Jersey.  Not top ten, perhaps, but it might have made my top 25 list.  When they shifted production to a plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the quality dropped off, and production ceased around 1970, if I remember correctly.
Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2014/03/10 12:58:59
I miss Ballantine
harriet1954
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2014/03/11 11:08:01
From the list, the only one I'd consider trying is the Affligem Blonde. It sounds interesting and, for me, low on the bitterness scale. I did read they were bought out by Heineken, but I'll try it anyway and see how I like it.
Turtle66
Cheeseburger
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2014/04/21 02:03:05
ConeyIslandLou



discussion over.  Brewery was open 26 years when the Magna Carta was written. This is where German brewers send people to get trained  And it tastes great too!

I love their Wheat and Korbinian beers!                                                                    http://weihenstephaner.de/en/our-beers                                                                        Another great beer is:

Elysian Apocalypse Rapture Heather Ale



   
 
post edited by Turtle66 - 2014/04/21 02:25:22
WarToad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2014/04/21 08:49:29
What a ridiculous list.  Michelob ULTRA Cactus Lime in the top 10?  BWAA HAHAHAHAHA.
Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2014/04/21 10:21:14
I agree
jesskidden
Cheeseburger
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2014/05/25 06:28:59
Poverty Pete
During the 1950's Ballantine actually did produce a world class IPA, at their facility in New Jersey.  Not top ten, perhaps, but it might have made my top 25 list.  When they shifted production to a plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the quality dropped off, and production ceased around 1970, if I remember correctly.

 
P. Ballantine & Sons in Newark, NJ, brewers of Ballantine India Pale Ale, closed in March, 1972.  The IPA pre-dated Prohibition and was again brewed when the brewery re-opened after Repeal.  Falstaff bought their brand names and began brewing the IPA and other Ballantine brands at it's Narragansett Brewing Co. subsidiary in Cranston, RI the next month.  They shortened the aging period (originally it was "Aged in the Wood One Year", as proclaimed on the Newark-era labels), eventually they would lower the ABV and IBU's. and changed the types of hops used.  
 
Falstaff closed the Narragansett facility by the early 80s, and production of the IPA was then transferred to their Ft. Wayne brewery.  After Ft. Wayne closed around 1990, Ballantine IPA was brewed at the Pabst brewery in Milwaukee (Falstaff's parent company, S&P Corp., had bought Pabst in the mid-1980s).  Ballantine IPA would disappear after that brewery closed in1996.   Around 2007, then-Pabst CEO Kevin Kotecki discussed bringing back the IPA in an industry publication, but nothing came of it after Kotecki was fired and the Pabst company was sold.
 
It's sister brew, Ballantine XXX Ale, continued to be brewed by/for Pabst - originally at other Pabst/S&P facilities, and under contract at Stroh/Heileman and, today, Miller breweries.
 
 
post edited by jesskidden - 2014/05/25 06:30:53
Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2014/05/25 08:44:51
Always had a soft spot for it
Adjudicator
Sirloin
Re:Top Ten Beers of the World 2014/05/25 14:41:30