Once I went craft beer, I could never go back to the cheap factory-scale lagers. After some years, my taste is now becoming (gasp) even more sophisticated. This isn't always a bad thing, except when it comes to IPAs, where I now need something more expensive like a Lagunitas or Terminal Gravity instead of a Bridgeport or Deschutes.
I went to an event at Aldercrek Canoe and Kayak a while back, and I saw some Terminal Gravity there, though since I showed up a bit late, it was already being consumed by other people. :p So I didn't get any. I've never had it. Is it pretty good? I <3 me some IPAs!
I've never really had a good beer before. It's always been like a bud or something of the sort. The way I see it, they all pretty much do the sam thing...
It really becomes a question of what your goal is. Sure cheap beer does the same thing as more expensive varieties if you're just looking to get drunk, but when your goal becomes more the flavor, style, and craftsmanship; The "art" of beer, if you will. Then the differences become much more clear.
Here's a significant difference: cheaper beers are filtered, pasteurized, and in general contain a lot less of the potent ingredient hops which adds incredible flavor and psychoactivity. Cheap beers also lack the presence of yeast in the final brew, which makes it a lot less nutritious and thus can be more prone to giving you a hangover.
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