Noone ever claimed that the U.S. brewed the best beer. In fact, it seems we usually get crapped on for our generally lower standards of the craft compared to other countries. Belgium, to name one, is a country that bends us over its national knee and gives us a European spanking with their hearty and delicious offerings.
BUT STOP COMPLAINING:
According to an analysis performed by "The Economist," the US has THE CHEAPEST BEER IN THE WORLD. If that doesn't make you want to wet your whistle with beer water, I don't know what will.
Due to our relatively higher pay, and fewer bucks per beer, it takes the average American only five (5) minutes to raise the skrill to afford a 16oz. beer at a store. Compare that to our pals in India where a bottle of your average courage serum takes 50 damn minutes to afford, and you may be a little less concerned with what your friends are starting to call a 'problem'.
Here is the breakdown of the beer purchasing power of work efforts across the world. Cheers, ladies and gentleman.