HAD 42: American Beers

It’s time to address the beer style we all know and. . .  know. The Standard American Lager. I know, we tend to talk about craft beer, but if millions of people like it, can they really be wrong? Probably, but we’ll find out this week so come in and have a drink!



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  • Beer: Dragon’s Milk Reserve - Vanilla Chai

  • Brewery: New Holland Brewing

  • Style: Stout

  • ABV: 11%

  • IBUs: 31

  • RateBeer Score: 96/58

  • Brewery’s description: Combines robust malt character with the luxurious nuance of sweet Chai. Aged in white-oak bourbon barrels, Vanilla Chai Dragon’s Milk is a concert of luscious flavors.


  • Beer: Brass Monkey

  • Brewery: Listermann Brewing 

  • Style: East Coast Style IPA

  • ABV:  7%

  • IBUs: ?

  • RateBeer Score: N/A

  • Brewery’s description: East Coast IPA brewed with Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin, and Mosaic.


  • Beer: Breakfast Stout

  • Brewery: Founders Brewing

  • Style: Imperial Stout

  • ABV:  8.3%

  • IBUs: 60

  • RateBeer Score: 100/99

  • Brewery’s description: The coffee lover’s consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates and two types of coffee, this stout has an intense fresh-roasted java nose topped with a frothy, cinnamon-colored head that goes forever.


  • Beer: Budweiser

  • Brewery: AB-InBEV

  • Style: American Lager

  • ABV:  5%

  • IBUs: 7

  • RateBeer Score: 0/3

  • Brewery’s description: Brewed using a blend of imported and classic American aroma hops, and a blend of barley malts and rice. This beer is brewed with time-honored methods including “kraeusening” for natural carbonation and Beechwood aging, which results in unparalleled balance and character.

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