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Jul 26, 2019

My favorite brewer is Modern Times - but you won't see it unless you live in Southern California. Although they do now have a location in Portland.

White Ales - Avery White Rascal, Saint Archer White, Alaskan White.
Saisons - Boulevard Tank 7, Goose Island Sofie, Funkwerks Saison
Porters - love Founders.
Stouts - Any of the Founders breakfast stouts (regular, KBS, CBS). Angel City White Nite (white stout). Old Rasputin is decent. Modern Times' Black House is my favorite.
IPAs - Bells Two Hearted, Deschutes Fresh Squeezed, Founders All Day. I really like the session IPAs like the All day or Golden Road's Wolf Pup.
Lots of various good German beers - Spaten, Paulaner (love the Salvator Doppelbock), Hacker-Pschorr, Hofbrau.

I'd start here - a lot of these will be available at your local liquor store or even grocery store.

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Jul 26, 2019

Tank 7 is the perfect saison, imo.

Breakfast Stout and Old Rasputin are great. Bell's Expedition Stout is also outstanding.

Jul 26, 2019

If you like Blue Moon, the white rascal is comparable but better imo. Nice list

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Jul 29, 2019

Chimay premier-red

Jul 26, 2019

The kind that gets me drunk

Jul 26, 2019

Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin'

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Jul 26, 2019

Don't look at single beers. Try to taste from different craft breweries from all over the places, different regions, states, countries whatever. Expand on the tastes and weirdness, after few years you'll only want not the ones you have never tried but the tastes you never tried.

Jul 26, 2019

This. It's the best way to figure out what you like and don't like.

That being said:
Big fan of IPAs. Cigar City Jai Alai (this is my favorite beer), Lagunitas, Goose Island, New Belgium Voodoo Ranger or Juicy Haze
Landshark is my second favorite
Harpoon UFO White > Blue Moon
Pacifico w/ a lime is my go to Mexican beer
Peroni
There are 5-6 local breweries in my area so I drink their stuff a lot
Michelob Ultra if I plan on drinking a lot of beer

Jul 26, 2019

Hell yeah, I think I'm addicted to Jail Alai.

Jul 26, 2019

not a big IPA guy but Goose Island is fuckin great

Jul 27, 2019

I've only had UFO White a few times. Would you say its consistently better than Blue Moon? I've only had it in tallboy cans, while I've had Blue Moon in bottles and cans.

Jul 26, 2019

Budweiser
Other Half - any of their beers
Lagunitas - any of their beers
Modello
Ommegang
Full Sail - any of their beers
Belhaven black scottish stout - better than guiness

The above is mostly what I drink.

Jul 26, 2019

Because I plan on heavily imbibing later, my favorites in no particular order: Heineken, Bud Light, Montauk Watermelon Ale (yup), Pacifico, Amstel Light (stfu), 21st Amendment Blood Orange, Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale, Corona, Guinness, Goose Island IPA, Birra Moretti, and last but not least Peroni

Jul 29, 2019

I would recommend Ichnusa if you like Italian beers

Jul 30, 2019

Appreciate the rec man

Jul 26, 2019

Corona Light baby

Jul 26, 2019

Go for the german beers if you can afford them.

Augustiner
Spaten
Paulaner
etc...

Jul 26, 2019

My favorites are Elysian Space Dust (expensive though $13 for a six pack), Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, and New England 's Heady Topper IPA. Arguably, Heady Topper is supposed to be one of the best IPA made and rated highly. Sorry, a little biased for the U.S.A. International beers are great too.

"It's okay, I'll see you on the other side"

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Jul 31, 2019

Elysian Space Dust is the shit. Considering its almost double the alcohol as a typical light beer its not terribly expensive

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Jul 26, 2019

Brouwerij 't IJ (NL), Chimay, La Chouffe, St Feuillent, Tripel Karmeliet and other BE beers, many German beers

A Dutchman in London

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Jul 26, 2019

natty daddy

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Jul 26, 2019

When I feel like pretending to be a recent grad, Busch light

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Jul 26, 2019

A wise man once told me to shogun a Natty Ice before every superday... so far 0/1

"Truth is like poetry. And most people fucking hate poetry."

Jul 26, 2019

If I'm home on the east coast I'm going for Yuengling. If I'm not I usually spring for whatever Mexican beer they have, preferably Pacifico or Tecate.

Love IPAs but haven't taken the time to learn anything about them other than the fact that they absolutely spaghetti me.

Jul 26, 2019

Any dogfish head beer and any Harpoon beer when im in the NE.

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Jul 26, 2019

Dogfish is quality but pretty expensive. I love their selection of beer though.

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Jul 26, 2019

Had dogfish 120 minute the other day. $20 bucks at a restaurant lol but worth it for that ABV.

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Jul 26, 2019

Grew up and live in Mass, so I get great access to good beer. Some of my favorites (you can google what they are):

Treehouse: Haze/Julius/King Julius/"I have promises to keep"/Doppleganger

Nightshift: Whirlpool/Santilli/One hop this time Citra/Nite Lite is pretty good too

BLDG8: The IPA

Lawsons: Sip of Sunshine

Alchemist: Heady

Trillium: Congress St/DDH Fort Point/DDH Melcher/Summer St/Literally any of their sours

Exhibit A: Cats Meow/Hair Raiser

Lamplighter: Rabbit/Apollo

Deciduous: Antonym/some sour they make that I can't remember exactly

Mystic: Danger Danger!/Voltage

These places are all fantastic, and continue to put out great new stuff as they each form an identity of their own. People really make a haul to get beers from some of these places. At some of these breweries I have run into several people who drove from Virginia, PA, Ohio, and Canada just to buy a ton of beer at all the different breweries. Dropping thousands on beer. Shits wild. I really do love it because it's genuinely helping Western MA and some lesser areas near Boston get some much needed attention.

Not a fan of Aeronaut brewing. Very overrated. Fuck their beer and somerville. Also fuck Pabst. Shit sucks. Take bud over you any day.
I also love bud (light, heavy, plats), natty, corona, rolling rock, old style, yuengling, Harpoon (rip wannamango where tf you at homie???) and pretty much any stout, especially those by Left Hand. I'll add to this if I remember more.

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Jul 26, 2019

Also from the area and agree 100%. Why do you hate Somerville? Is it because it's an overpriced haven for snobby hipsters?

Jul 27, 2019

Hahaha yeah.

I also lived there for a bit in the shittiest house ever. Didn't mind it too bad even though the rent kinda sucked. Worst part was the Somerville parking people tho. I would get tickets for literally being slightly parked on the street in front of my own fucking driveway, and then when I would appeal it they'd just be like "nah".

Jul 26, 2019

Porters and stouts - I love dark beers.

Great Lakes Brewing Company's Edmund Fitzgerald Porter is pretty great.

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Jul 29, 2019

Great Lakes is great, also beyond porters. God I miss those...

Jul 27, 2019

I prefer the smooth pilsner with all-natural ingredients

Jul 27, 2019

I second Blue Moon. Belgian Whites are really smooth and aren't particularly bitter. I like the orange flavor.

Be aware that when it's left in the fridge for a while it gets more bitter, and yeast coagulates inside the bottle. I mention this because a while ago my "beer connaisseur" roommate threw out my perfectly good beer because he thought there was mold in the bottle.

Jul 27, 2019

I heard with Blue-Moon, the orange slice was just a presentation thing, I might be wrong but this is what I heard. I like Blue-Moon by the way.

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Jul 27, 2019

I pretty sure that they put orange peel into the beer when they make it, and then they just filter it out when it's bottled. The flavor is definitely in there. You can never go wrong with it.

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Jul 27, 2019

Milwaukee's Best Ice. According to Wikipedia, it is sometimes referred to as "the beast."

Apparently in 2016 they raised the ABV from 5.9% to 6.9%, and then a year later had to knock it back down to 5.9% because it was too successful and their other product lines were suffering [citation needed].

Jul 27, 2019

Franziskaner
Paulaner
Erdinger
Augustiner
Weihenstephaner
Ayinger

Wheat beer (Weissbier) on a dai-ly.

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Jul 27, 2019

Irish, English and German heritage so in the words of Larry Bird, "I like my beer." Also Boston based.

For IPAs - Fiddlehead (Vermont) as of late, Lagunitas is good too.
Lagers - Second above with Nite Lite from Night Shift. Hard to find on Taps, ironically they had it at that Tasty Burger at Back Bay station. I also like Weihenstephaner (they do my favorite Oktoberfest).
Stout - Guinness is head and shoulders above all. Will never forget my first sip of beer at the Guinness factory. I was 10. Left Hand Brewing (Colorado) does do a good nitro milk stout as a distant second though.

I like the Sam Adams seasonals as well. Sam Summer when it is fresh from a tap is enjoyable. If I am day drinking all day will go budlight. I can do a thousand now.

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Jul 27, 2019

Tsingtao

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Jul 29, 2019

Was hoping to find this in the thread somewhere. Tsingtao definitely flies under the radar. +1

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Aug 1, 2019

Perfect with fried foods

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Aug 3, 2019
vik2000:

Tsingtao

I've visited this beer factory in China. Was pretty good.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 29, 2019

Italian Ichnusa is awesome. Blue moon is another good one.. Otherwise a classic bud is always a good idea

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Jul 30, 2019

Czech beers are top notch.

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Jul 31, 2019

Thirsty Goat - Amber (Austin)
Flavor Country - Hoppy Pale Ale (Austin)
Harpoon IPA - IPA (Boston)

Aug 1, 2019

Allagash White
New Glarus Spotted Cow (can only buy in WI)

Aug 1, 2019

Karl Strauss beers are all pretty good.
The Booth is a Korean brand and they have great IPAs plus cool packaging

Aug 1, 2019

Heineken, Corona, Stella etc.

Aug 2, 2019

interestingly, here in Asia, Pabst Blue Ribbon (aka room-temperature sewer water from the US) has successfully rebranded itself as a top-shelf high-end gift item.

It is advertised in in-flight magazines, in golf and yachting magazines, and is served in champagne flutes by business suit-wearing servers at investor conferences.

Pabst Blue Ribbon. For the ambassador's occasion.

adPBR IS TOP SHELF IN CHINA

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Aug 2, 2019

I only share this because if you define my favorite beer as "the one which pulled off the greatest heist in history" then I gotta go with Pabst.

Tastes like a wet dog - makes truckloads of money.
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Aug 2, 2019

Good motherfuckin' choice, motherfucker.
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It'll get you drunk !
You'll be fu##in' fat girls in no time !

Aug 2, 2019

Red Stripe - the taste of Jamaica mon!

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Aug 2, 2019
  • Dogfish head 60 minute IPA
  • Hofbrau Original
  • Tsingtao - good light all-day beer
Aug 2, 2019

Guinness, Tsingtao, Pacifico, Strongbow (cider)

Aug 2, 2019

snakebite - half beer, half cider
usually Guinness + Strongbow

Aug 3, 2019

Arrogant Bastard Ale

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Aug 7, 2019
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Aug 7, 2019