What makes a beer list?

I was out at Nuba at the Waldorf the other night and drank beer off of a bottle list containing a bewildering mix of Canadian craft beer and imports ranging from liquid genius to bottled pisswater:


Pacifico (Mexico)
Red Stripe (Jamaica)
Alhabra 1925 (Spain)
Steam Whistle (Ontario)
Pilsner Urquell (Czech)
Brooklyn Lager (New York)
Phillip’s Blue Buck (Victoria)
Heineken (Holland)
Acme Pale Ale (California)
Anchor Steam (California)
Phillip’s Hop Circle IPA (Victoria)
5AM Saint (Scotland)
Yukon Red (Whitehorse)
Newcastle Brown (UK)
Guinness (Ireland)
Blanche de Chambly (Quebec)
Duvel (Belgium)
St. Ambroise Apricot Ale (Quebec)
Leffe Blonde (Belgium)
Czechvar (Czech)
Grolsch (Holland)
Ephemere (Quebec)
Estrella Damm Inedit (Spain)
Dead Guy Ale (Oregon)
St. Peter’s Honey Porter (UK)
R&B Dark Star Stout (Vancouver)
Erdinger Weissbier (Germany)
Magner’s Cider (Ireland)
Weston’s Cider (England)

When I order off of a list like this, the big question isn’t what beer to choose — it’s how the hell someone chose what to put on the list. I’m not saying the list is bad — there are plenty of good beers here — it’s just that it’s so random. Seriously, out of all the beers in the world, why did someone go through the trouble to assemble this exact collection of of beers from all over Europe and North America?
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