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Old 02-13-20, 09:50 PM
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What is your preferred beer?

Okay, from what I saw in a previous thread, there aren't that many "drinkers" here. But for those who do have a beer every now and then, what is your preferred beer?

Here's a few of mine









I don't go out of my way to have beer. When I'm on vacation overseas, I'll visit a few bars and have some. Here, I'll occasionally go to an Asian market like 99 ranch or a Japanese market to pick up my preferred one, which is Thai or Japanese.

If Asian beer is not an option like at a friend's party or a work social gathering, I'll usually go with Heineken.

One beer I sampled that I thought was awful was Sierra Nevada. Very sour.
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Re: What is your preferred beer?

If your Sierra Nevada was sour (assuming it was their Pale Ale), it must've been off. No reason for it to be sour.

This has been my go-to beer, for many years, now. Although they did it a real disservice by going to an 'organic' recipe. When I realized this, I bought up all the original recipe product that I could find.


This is another favourite of mine, though I don't buy it as often as I used to:



And this is my favourite beer that I can hardly ever acquire. This one IS sour, but not overwhelmingly so.

Edit to add: I have a bottle of this left from the 1996-1997 batch. I just checked and it's best before May 2020, so I guess I'll be trying it, soon.


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I’ve always been Bud guy but I can try anything. I like Narragansett and when I can find it Plum Island Belgium white ale.
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Never really acquired a taste for beer or most alcohol in general. The only exceptions are the various Redd’s ales (apple, pineapple, black cherry, strawberry are my favorites). Otherwise I’ll pretty much pass on any beer offered to me.
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I live in a town with a shit ton of micro breweries. A coupe of the best are Odells and New Belgium.

But when it comes down to it, I’ll just take a Blue Moon with an orange slice.
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Re: What is your preferred beer?

Ever since I started drinking IPAs a few years ago, I've lost the taste for other varieties. Particularly the lagers. I have zero interest in drinking a macro lager. It leaves an awful taste in my mouth.

When I drink, I tend to drink a lot. So I prefer an IPA with lower ABV. My favorite right now is a standard Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. And if I'm drinking for hours and hours, I'll go with a Founder's All Day IPA.



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If your Sierra Nevada was sour (assuming it was their Pale Ale), it must've been off. No reason for it to be sour.
My guess is that it was too bitter for him, not sour. There's a difference.

Bitter beers, especially IPAs, absolutely take some getting used to. The first one I tried, Stone IPA, I couldn't even get it close to my face. Back then, Stone was small, and I went to their anniversary parties in the late summer. Every year, they'd bring out an anniversary IPA. I'd get one, to celebrate, but usually tossed it out after a sip or two. I went to the fifth year party, where they were advertising their "bitterest" anniversary IPA ever. I gulped, and girded myself for the worst experience, but found the first sip rather enjoyable. A couple more and I became a fan. And now I rarely drink anything but IPA. So yes, it takes time.

For the record, that fifth anniversary brew was so popular with the fans, they made it a permanent variety:



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Can't find it on tap around here much, but it's amazing. I can't stand the hoppy IPA's. I don't want to drink a flower. I actually stumbled across this when I was looking for Fuller's London Pride. The beers in London were just awesome.


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Re: What is your preferred beer?

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My guess is that it was too bitter for him, not sour. There's a difference.

Bitter beers, especially IPAs, absolutely take some getting used to. The first one I tried, Stone IPA, I couldn't even get it close to my face. Back then, Stone was small, and I went to their anniversary parties in the late summer. Every year, they'd bring out an anniversary IPA. I'd get one, to celebrate, but usually tossed it out after a sip or two. I went to the fifth year party, where they were advertising their "bitterest" anniversary IPA ever. I gulped, and girded myself for the worst experience, but found the first sip rather enjoyable. A couple more and I became a fan. And now I rarely drink anything but IPA. So yes, it takes time.

For the record, that fifth anniversary brew was so popular with the fans, they made it a permanent variety:
I had considered that possibility, but sour is very different from bitter. Still, you could be right.

I also love Stone IPAs, but they're very rarely available, here. Arrogant Bastard is another one I enjoy, but we don't seem to get that any longer, either.
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Now this thread will have to be put in quarantine.




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Spoiler:
Not sure if you're joking here, but I find soda is my drink of choice more and more often.

I'm getting older, and hangovers are getting harder and harder to deal with. So I often choose to just not drink. And because I'm drinking less (but as posted above, when I do drink, I go for the high octane stuff), my tolerance is down and it's easier and easier for just a few beers to result in a massive hangover.

Therefore when I'm at a bar, I'm usually drinking a (thanks to Sheldon Cooper for this one) "Virgin Cuba Libre". Aka, a Coke.
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Re: What is your preferred beer?

i've been getting a lot of Stella Artois lately. also like a good Sam Adams...
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Hazy IPAs and normal IPAs and session IPAs. I usually stick to the hoppy craft beers
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I admit, this is my favorite, too. I don't really imbibe all that much, and didnt as a young person, either, so I don't have much experience, nor much interest or bankroll to refine my palate. For me, a nice pilsner is just fine. I'll do Stella Artois, High Life, Honeyweiss, that sort of thing.
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Guinness
If no Guinness, then Stella
If no Stella, the Heineken

I despise small brewery hoppy hipster bullshit beers.
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Re: What is your preferred beer?

I stock these in the fridge usually:

Deschutes Black Butte Porter cans

Redhook Long Hammer IPA bottles

Guinness Draught cans

My wife brings home interesting bombers from time to time, like peanut butter/oatmeal/chocolate oddities.

Back in Florida I stocked Yuengling Black & Tan and Guinness for the most part, and decades ago in West Berlin the dedicated beer fridge was full of Schwaben Bräu stubbies.

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https://forum.dvdtalk.com/other-talk...more-hops.html
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Stella.

Corona (must have lime) when on vacation.
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Is this different than the “Great Beer thread”?

https://forum.dvdtalk.com/other-talk...more-hops.html

I prefer local, smaller craft beers. However, for well known I’m drinking (now) a lot Bell’s Hopslam. Me and a friend about made through their mini keg on Super Bowl Sunday.

Locally I’m drinking a lot of Celestial beers, Turning Point, Peticolas, Lakewood, Community.

I travel a lot for work, and love trying all the local stuff

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