I wonder what american beer would be like if we didn't lose a decade to prohibition. After the 18th was repealed I believe breweries were only allowed to produce lower ABV beer. That and the light beer given GI 's during the war got us to light commercial beers we have now. I look to Canada, back in the 60's and 70's when I visited my uncle in Quebec I would bring back the " good stuff" Molsen Canadian, it was higher ABV and much more flavorful than anything available in the States. I havnt been over the border in awhile so I don't know what the scene is now. I do know that what they ship south is not what they keep for themselves. My cousins have told me about a secret ingredient that is added to the export.