posted on Nov, 17 2006 @ 06:30 AM
Maybe he is talking about the REAL Budweiser (Budějovický Budvar) brewed in the Czech Republic that can't be compared with the ersatz you get in
the United States (Anheuser-Busch).
European Budweiser: The quality and unique character of Budweiser Budvar beer is based on the use of the best domestic raw materials: the highest
quality heads of Žatec hop, selected Moravian malt, especially the company’s own culture of yeast and virgin clear water from 300 m deep artesian
USA Budweiser: Budweiser is brewed using rice and Beechwood chips in addition to the four major ingredients. The Beechwood chips, according to
Budweiser, creates a smoother taste, while rice has since been known to the beer world to produce a "clean finish". Rice is an ingredient utilized
because it is a less expensive ingredient than malted barley, rye, or other grains.
There is about 2.800 different breweries in Europe, 1247 of these breweries you will find in Germany. I love the amazing variety you will find here.
Personally I prefer some of the old traditional Franconian brewpubs that do not need any advertising or marketing camapigns.
Greetz from Germany, Pontifex