Monday, June 11, 2007

American discoveries - Microbrews

The world experienced through the World Wide Web is a place of diminishing wonders. Especially in the IT industry, there is no dearth of people who have experienced this country in many ways over varying degrees of time span & directness of experience. I've been to this country thrice before, & yet, it is this time, now that I've spent months living in this country, that I've discovered aspects of it that nobody ever told me about or I previously had no knowledge of.

I reckon we can safely say that Americans love beer. Whether in college, or in a corporate get-together, beer is consumed heartily. Microbrews, however, give a whole new meaning to the rather commonplace understanding that beer is a barley based alcoholic beverage which comes bottled from faraway places.

In the Microbreweries that I've been to, beer is a seasonal drink continuously in flux. There is the ale, & there is the lager. There are the stout beers, & there are the crisp & bright yellow of the weizen beers. Microbreweries are one of the most popular places to socialize, & of the many ways to spend a great evening with friends.

So the next time you're in the US, make sure that you visit your local microbrewery. And if your local brewery brews the Hefeweizen, take my word & place an order. A great place to drink the Hefeweizen in Washington DC is Gordon Biersch. If Nazi Germany had a misplaced sense of superiority, it might have sprung from the quality of their own Bavarian brew.


Usha said...

absolutely agree. Thanks for taking me to Gordon biersch and letting me have a taste of their wonderful ale.I loved it.

S! said...

He he, I'm planning on doing a series on American discoveries, beer is a great place to start with.