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Nicholas Clark nick at
Tue Sep 29 10:18:15 BST 2009

On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 02:06:32AM -0700, Ovid wrote:

> That's the same reason so many Americans like piss, er, rice lagers.  Due to grain rationing in WWII, rice was often substituted for barley.  It results in a much weaker, watery beer with no flavor and Americans seemed to forget that beer can actually taste good.  Heck, I learned to *like* Diet Coke after drinking enough of it.  I have no taste, either.

That's what you say. I think that this is just a large Yankee conspiracy to
make the rest of the beer-appreciating world think that there is no decent
beer in America. This way America can keep the good stuff to itself, because
no-one realises that they need to get upset because it's not exported.

(I think that the Danes adopt the same policy, and the Germans do for wine)

On the other hand, the Japanese managed to make decent lager from rice.
How come America can't?

Nicholas Clark

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