“Go for a meal in San Francisco or Seattle, and the ‘wine’ list may feature a choice of a golden lager or a dark one; Anchor Steam or Anchor Wheat; an ESB or an IPA; a Pottsville Porter or an Irish Stout … This is beginning to happen in New York and London, and something similar has long prevailed in the brasseries of Brussels and Paris, where the offerings are more likely to be cherry Krieks, Trappist Ales or bieres de garde. The respect accorded to wine is beginning to be enjoyed by beer. The grape is sharing the table with the grain, and not only to wash down the sausages and hams of Germany and the Czech lands.”
Michael Jackson, The Pocket Guide to Beer