Yeah, I understood that, my point was that a lot of European imports end up tasting like swill when the get to the States just because they aren't made to travel and they don't travel well.
I used to know an Irish fellow who explained to me that Harp Lager (which has always been imported) was a better beer in Ireland than the swill they serve here. The same can be said for Heineken, Tuborg, Ki-Rin, and any number of others (except Red Stripe...it's just swill).
Actually the travel issue is what killed the microbrewery fad (Sam Adams in the Northeast is a nice, mellow pale ale, in Texas it's something you might use to clean ceramic surfaces if you don't mind having your bathroom smell like rancid urine).
But, as far as it goes, good luck on your quest. There are traditionally-German settlements in cntral and western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio, so a local lounge there may be importing it.
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