In this edition of The Motley Fool's "Ask a Fool" series, Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Brendan Mathews take a question from a reader who asks, "Jason, do you like Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM) better than Diageo (NYSE:DEO)?"

Jason explains that while Boston Beer and Diageo are both very different companies in scale, both present compelling qualities that should attract investors. Boston Beer, with its smaller market cap and focus on the beer market, is a bit more of a growth story, while Diageo's much larger market cap offers up more global exposure, along with a nice dividend for investors.

Brendan Mathews has no position in any stocks mentioned. Jason Moser has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Boston Beer and Diageo (ADR). The Motley Fool owns shares of Boston Beer. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.