BY: Sonny Bunch
Of all the reactions to Brexit—Britain’s vote to leave the European Union—Michael Moore’s was the most grating:Read More
Of all the reactions to Brexit—Britain’s vote to leave the European Union—Michael Moore’s was the most grating:
Europe, u are better off w/o Brits! Now that there’s a vacancy, take us! We want what Europe has: free health care, free college, real beer!
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) June 24, 2016
Leave aside the standard leftist idiocy about politics and instead focus on his libel of American brewing.
I understand that the fat dolt behind such classics as Sicko has spent much of the last decade with his head firmly inserted into his posterior, but does he really not understand that American beer has spent the last decade roundly kicking the ass of the overseas competition? Is he not aware that a European company owns the swill-producing Budweiser and that hard-working Americans at local outfits like Dogfish Head and Flying Dog and Stone Brewing are making beer the rest of the world envies? Does he not know that German laws and regulations are crippling that country’s ability to compete with the good old U.S. of A.? No, seriously:
But the prevailing view is that the purity law has stifled German beer innovation. Nimble craft breweries in California and makers of lambic beer in Belgium—fermented by exposure to local and wild yeasts and bacteria—have left the Germans in the foam. While foreigners can experiment with spices, fruits and much else, most of Germany’s 1,388 breweries must stick to their four traditional ingredients if they want to call their product “beer” (as opposed to, say, “alcoholic malt drink”).
The American beer scene is the best in the world. We make better beer than all the rest of those Euro dorks put together. Go back to Russia, commie. No one wants you here.Read Less