Sunday, January 06, 2008

British Beer vs. American Beer

Or rather, the battle of beer commercials, because I'm recovering from another bout of the flu and have spent too many invalided hours playing around with youtube.

One of the things I miss about the UK is the adverts, the commercials over here just aren't as entertaining. Shame really, considering they're on all the chuffing time. To generalize wildly (and what is this blog if not an overtly biased account of a Brit who clearly can't remember how rubbish the UK is?!), American commercials give you the hard sell. They're full of 'our product is bigger, better, 20% more efficient and far more erect than the competition', who they actually name. British ads just try and make you laugh, the result being you remember the ad, but not the product. Hmm.

Take for example, this all-time classic ad from when I was growing up. It manages to combine all that is dear to a Brit's heart; football, the dambusters, beer and us getting a spanking from the Germans on penalties. Still funny many years later:

The yanks did manage to retaliate in style though. Check out this corker:

Evil Beaver!

So who's the winner? British beer or American beer? I think I'm still going to have to say Britain. For the record, both Carling Black Label and Miller Genuine Draft are crap. Nothing beats a good Old Speckled Hen.


It'sgrimupnorth said...

Again the UK wins, hoorah! Hope you're feeling better!

Gorilla Bananas said...

Isn't the best beer the one that gets you drunk quickest? That's how most British humans seem to judge it.

Little Britainer said...

Too right. Old Speckled Hen is one of my favourites--there are a few places here that I can find it on tap though, so I can't really complain. Although I swear it doesn't taste as good as it does back home. I wonder if the sun shining and everybody's positive mental attitude affects the taste.

Daffodilly said...

There is no comparison the Brits beer is the best! As are the adverts..they are getting to be a bit funnier over here though especially the car ads.

Hope you feel better. The flu is worse if you are in the UK as it is so damp. Do you remember those horrible Lemsips...nasty things!


Chatters said...

I gotta agree Old Speckled Hen is the best beer ever.
Just finished my forth bottle tonight and now its bed time yay.

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