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where can I buy Kronenbourg 1664 Lager in US?(19 posts)

where can I buy Kronenbourg 1664 Lager in US?cyclopathic
Oct 21, 2003 4:35 PM
all this PBP doping talk made me thirsty.
Find me a Bieschoff Pils too if you can! nmTNRyder
Oct 21, 2003 7:09 PM
Yeah, that's some good stuff. Who says the French...Dale Brigham
Oct 21, 2003 7:13 PM
...can't make good beer? Not me, mon ami.

If you really want some good French beermickey-mac
Oct 21, 2003 7:50 PM
try Korma Blonde or the Saison from Castelain. Meanwhile, I'm off to the fridge for a Hair of the Dog Fred. France makes some decent brews, but I'll take Oregon over France any day.
I dunno, French and beer shouldn't be in the same sentence...rwbadley
Oct 21, 2003 8:23 PM
I will give ya, some of the French farmhouse style brown and Saison can be pretty ok.

I did meet the brewer of Fred at our Conference a couple weeks ago. Nice guy, he was a treat to listen to and a kick to quaff one with.
I dunno, French and beer shouldn't be in the same sentence...mickey-mac
Oct 21, 2003 8:30 PM
Right, when it comes to European brewing quality, France is probably somewhere between Portugal and Greece. BTW, did you have a chance to try Hair of the Dog Adam? I haven't been about to find it around here yet.
I tried it some time back and remember it as being pretty goodrwbadley
Oct 21, 2003 9:20 PM
It's been a while, so it's a bit hazy. I think back then the product was quite variable.

I was doing a barleywine judging a few years back at the Toronado in San Fran, We had it down to two and Tom Daldorf and I went around a bit on the issue of barleywine aged in bourbon barrels. I felt the example in question was a little over the top with oak, he disagreed and the winner was Hair of the Dog bourbon barrel aged Adam barleywine. I quite liked it, but just thought if I wanted a bourbon I'd drink one. I still remember how good it was, but that the '92 Rogue Old Crustacean seemed more in line to style. I am glad for Alan (owner/brewer) to get the recognition for a truly great beer.
..anyone try Chimay? Deep trappiste, ultimate winter beer. nmSpunout
Oct 22, 2003 3:43 AM
Outstanding stuff! nmRoadHazzardBuzz
Oct 22, 2003 3:11 PM
French beer ?PatC
Oct 22, 2003 5:35 AM
I'm not sure the Korma and Saison are any case, I have never heard of them here in France ! Aren't they Belgian brews ?!
Oct 22, 2003 6:05 AM
Survey says...Lon Norder
Oct 22, 2003 10:25 AM
At the food tent at the finish, most riders wanted to redeem their free drink ticket for Heineken rather than Kronenbourg.
re: where can I buy Kronenbourg 1664 Lager in US?il sogno
Oct 21, 2003 9:20 PM
Here in LA, you can buy the brew at the local supermarket. Good stuff, too, if not quite one of the Noble Brews of the World.
Oct 22, 2003 7:15 AM
If they don't have it I doubt you'll find it anywhere.
Says something about American lager...Stampertje
Oct 22, 2003 7:52 AM
...if they think French beer is good!
Budweiser is a big deal in the UK from what I hear (nm)ColnagoFE
Oct 22, 2003 9:25 AM
Bud is very popular with young people in Ireland...Lon Norder
Oct 22, 2003 9:47 AM
I did a bike tour in Ireland several summers ago. In the pubs your're more likely to see young people drinking Bud (16 oz cans preferred) than Guinness. Actually, Bud is brewed by Guinness, but unfortunately it tastes like American Bud.
Budweiser's European assaultmickey-mac
Oct 22, 2003 4:06 PM
A-B is sparing no expense to try to make Bud the beer in much of Europe. Budweiser is a major sponsor of the English Premier League and many of the teams within EPL. It's very strange seeing Budweiser banners surrounding the pitch at places like Old Trafford and Highbury.
Says something about American lager...mapei boy
Oct 22, 2003 11:57 AM
I agree. Belgian and Netherland beers are far superior. Three of the best beers I've ever had are Ridder (which I drank in Maastricht) and Tongerlo and Primus Hacht (which I enjoyed in Brussels). Still, Alsatian brews aren't bad.