Which is the Most Influential Beer of All Time?


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Who doesn’t enjoy a good beer?

Okay – we see a few of you out there who are claiming to be more of a wine enthusiast.  And that’s okay – you can skip over this posting since there won’t be anything of interest to you here, unless you’re wanting to impress the beer lover in your life with your sudden knowledge of the Greatest Beers In The World.

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So apparently, there’s an argument going on online about THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BEERS OF ALL TIME.  Because if it weren’t for fun, pointless arguments, the Internet would surely cease to exist.

Here’s the thing – you can judge the list of beers based solely on taste and ones personal love of the product.

Or you can be like MARTYN CORNELL and define the beers to be on a MOST INFLUENTIAL list to actually be – you know – INFLUENTIAL in the entire world of beer-dom.

So it should come as no surprise that the #1 entry on Martyn’s list is Spaten Dunkel.  Why?  If you have to ask, you know nothing about beer.

#2 on the list wasPilsner Urquell, the world’s first pale lager.  How could this NOT be considered an influential beer?

No, the real controversy that Martyn seems to be courting is the inclusion of beer #9 on the list:  Anheuser-Busch’s BUDWEISER.

Beer snobs (hop heads?) would say that any list with Budweiser on it is a joke, a fraud.  Should be made a laughing stock of any beer lover worthy of their keg.

But Martyn adequetely defends the inclusion of Budweiser, as it pioneered national beer distribution (among other technological, marketing, and other business aspects of brewing beer).  Without Budweiser, we may not have all the other beers available to us in our local markets.

Web Watch can say that we’ve tried a good half of the beers on this Influential Beer list.  For us, that sounds like we still have a few more to try out.

What about you?  Did Martyn make a good case for the Top 20?  What other beers would you include on your own personal list of Most Influential Beers of All Time?