That reminds me of skiing in France when I was younger (and could afford to go skiing), piling into those in a cosy chalet whilst they chill in the snow outside.
Kronenbourg is another one of those beers that is immense overseas and nothing like the same when you have it here.
Agree. Far superior in France. Agree, not only to be quaffed in sunshine but also essential for French skiing holidays. (Especially if you could stop off on the way to resort and pick up a load prior to getting to the crazy Alpine resort prices).
I drove into York last night and had a pint in the York Tap while I was waiting to meet my wife off the train.
It was absolutely sublime. Try it if it's on next time you're here.
That and Caledonian 80 are my favourite beers.
They have renamed Caley 80 'Edinburgh Castle' now.
It's a decent beer. I find myself being more drawn towards older style heavy beers these days. The higher malt content is a refreshing change from the generic high hopped American style IPAs that everyone is doing. For every good one of those there are about 10 that are bang average bandwagon jumpers.
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Was drinking Sam Adams and Brooklyn lager when I was in the states.
Better than the bang average, Bud Light and Coors light, miller light that's usually served up.
America's beer scene has completely transformed in the past decade or so. They have a ton of fabulous breweries now and their craft scene is out of this world (especially in California IMO). Sam Adams and Brooklyn are both really nice (Sam Adam's Octoberfest is especially lovely), but my tastes are definitely more West Coast - Sierra Nevada, Anchor Brewing and Lagunitas are my "mass produced" go-tos when I'm feeling fussy.
The best beer I've ever tasted came from a California micro-brewery - Russian River's Pliny the Younger IPA. You almost get it nowhere outside of the brewery and people literally camp overnight in their carpark to taste this stuff. Absolutely incredible beer: https://russianriverbrewing.com/plin...ied=de46a2f6c3