I cannot stand the taste of American pisswater. Give me rum anyday. Shine's even better; I love guzzling down that stuff and breathing fire out of my mouth thanks to a match!
I agree with your stance on most american beers. There are some breweries, however, that produce great product though - Sweetwater (only in the southeast), Rogue, and Samuel Adams, just to name a few. Mostly it's the micro breweries that excel.
Moonshine is rough stuff - honestly, you can't really enjoy the taste of it, can you? I built a distillery a few years back and had a few test runs on it, but never got around to actually whipping up a batch of mash to distill. The best shine I ever had was peach flavored - got it from a guy in Copper Hill, TN. It went down relatively smooth...I guess as smooth as ethanol can. Be careful blowing flame balls - a few years back at a local college here, u[sic]ga, a frat nearly burned to the ground due to flaming spit tricks.
I like European lagers like Heineken (the light's pretty good), Warsteiner Lager, etc. If I have to drink North American brew, it's generally Labatt Blue, and if the place doesn't have it, then fine, Bud Light. At least it's made across the state in Saint Looey.