is there bad beer?
Unfortunately, yes. At the risk of being labeled a beer snob, I'll out a few. Well, it really isn't a "risk" considering I'm already an admitted beer snob.
The big 3 in America suck when it comes to brewing beer. They're genius at marketing and distribution, but as far as quality of product goes, it's plain and simple bad beer. And the "light" offerings they make don't even qualify as beer. Watered-down grasshopper pee perhaps, but not beer. It's a matter of beer culture and here in America, we have very little relative to European nations. Sadly, the majority of American beer drinkers are less interested in the flavor, texture, body, mouthfeel, ect of their beer and more interested in the effect. Their purpose for beer drinking is simply to pass alcohol to the brain without the intervention of taste. .....Anheuser-Busch, Miller and Coors Brewing understand this and are happy to cheaply accomodate They are to beer, what Chef-Boy-Ardee is to Italian cuisine.