Many people prefer drinking import beers to domestic beers. The reason that import beers are so popular is because of their uniqueness and novelty for domestic drinkers. No matter where in the world you may be, import beers will always be revered and thought of very highly. For example, a Fair Haven beer produced in Ireland may be normal and nothing to get excited about for Irish people, but that same beer may be hugely popular in the United States as it is an “import beer” there. These beers are also typically priced higher than domestic beers. If domestic beers are selling for around $4 or $5 at a bar, then import beers will be a couple of dollars more.
The great thing about import beers is that they have aromas, tastes and after tastes that are completely different from domestic beers, especially in the United States. Most American beers have a very plain taste. They have a typical “beer” taste and after taste. While there are so many brands of beers in America, they do not have that much variety in the taste between them. However, the difference in taste between those beers and import beers is tremendous. It is not about which beer tastes better, but about how different they are. There are ales, stouts and lagers, all of which have their own unique qualities that people appreciate.
The different tastes of import beers can be attributed to the way they are produced and the different countries they originate from. The malting process of the beer and the different hops it may contain play a huge role in what the eventual taste is like. Some beers also have a much higher alcohol percentage than others, which is also an attractive quality that drinkers appreciate. Most good American beers are light beers, so having an imported alternative is always attractive.
Grabbing a six pack of imported beer is always thought of as a much classier way to drink and have a good time as opposed to getting domestic beers. That sums up the appeal import beers have.