Any country in the whole wide world is able to produce better beer than the USA. Coming from the Holland/Belgium/Germany area, I'm perhaps too spoiled.
Having lived in Europe for more than 8 years, (England, Spain and France) I can appreciate your comment about beer in Europe. I am an avid beer drinker (Alan and some others on this board can attest to this
)...That being said, there are some really good microbreweries in the US producing excellent beer. American beer that is exported is garbage quite frankly. The microbreweries in the US are where the quality beers are at.
I have not touched a Coors Light,Bud Light or Miller in 18 years which unfortunately is what is exported from the US.
In the end, it is all relative to one's taste like most liquors.