American Stouts?

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  1. Peau de Soie

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    Why isn't this just a common thing? Why are we surrounded by Buds and Millers and Sam Adamses and Rolling Rocks and Dos Equis etc. etc. etc. ?

    I went years thinking I just didn't like beer, and then I discovered stouts. They're delicious, filling, have no bitterness or aftertaste, and are visually appealing, everything "lagers" are not.

    But other than Guinness, they just don't seem to be around much in the USA.

    Why is that?

    Can't Anheuser-Busch or another big brewery crank out some on the side?
     
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    Maybe Americans drink beer to get drunk and aren't much of the connoisseurs of fine beverages you know? If there is a market, the product will follow.
     
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    Well, yeah, but I was never looking for a fine beverage, I was just looking for something that tasted good. Beer never tasted good to me. Wine and even wine coolers did.

    Even if you're just looking to get drunk, wouldn't you want to enjoy what you were consuming?

    I think other people must like the taste of the lagers. No judgment, just different strokes.
     
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    Thanks, deidler, but that's sort of what I mean. I've never seen nor heard of that brewery. I did get some Oatmeal Stout (a different brand I'm pretty sure) once as a gift.

    But it's not even close to common... :(
     
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    Well I agree with you about people should enjoy what they're consuming. I like the taste of beer, makes me a strange female probably. I like wines too, particularly dry Rieslings and Pinot Noirs.
     
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    They make all different stouts. Right now it's vanilla milk stout. Amazing brewery. Don't know how far their distribution goes. It's in St. Louis and D.C. for sure. Other than that I have no idea.
     
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    My wife likes beer. But she tends to like good beer. And she loves some raspberry hefeweizen when in season.
     
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    I see this one in every liquor store I go. Its mah faahvorite as far as stout is concerned. :D

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    Hey yeah, Francisco, that looks like the one in my fridge. I never see it in the wild though. Of course I don't really go out. :(
     
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    Drinking Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout in the park during the summer was one of my favorite activities as a teenager.
     
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    Sweet jesus, look at the palate on you. I was drinking cobra or anything that cost a $1
     
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    Trust me, I'd drink two of those and start on the Milwaukee's Best.

    That's sort of what I do to this very day. :bigthink:
     
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    Are you fucking kidding me?

    Where do you live?

    There are literally DOZENS and DOZENS of American stouts - Imperials, Drys, Milk etc...
     
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    I think what OP meant is why can't you really find them in places like Walmart or in gas stations and such.
     
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    I like to kill beer.
     
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    You can around here...micro American beers are everywhere around here...
     
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    In the northeast. I see Guiness (and the lagers I mentioned in my OP) in most supermarkets and beer distributors, but none of the "dozens and dozens" of stouts you mention. Do any of them have national distribution and/or are produced by a giant brewer?

    If I have to visit a liquor store or specialty shop, that doesn't fit my definition of being as common as a lager beer...

    Edit: Or what Francisco said. :)
     
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    "I like to kill deer."