I live in Genesee country.
Although I mostly write about craft beers, premium German imports, and microbrews, it’s important to remember that the beer economy rides on a wave of North American megabrewery lager. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I drink it too.
For my money, the best mainstream American Lager is still Genesee. Call it regional pride if you want, but I’m all about the Genny. They’d all but given up the ghost in the national market, but the brewery is primed for a resurgence.
Plus, hipster dudes, Genesee has the virtue of being every bit as ironic as your trucker hats, ’70s T-shirts, clunky glasses and oversculpted cowlicks. Next time you’re out, try one instead of the PBR you’re otherwise going to order.