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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:32 PM
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Favorite beer?
My most recent discovery was Primo Island Lager (made in Hawaii). :9
Best beer I've had since Germany.



Wish I had some right now. Instead, a Paulander will have to do.

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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:35 PM
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1. I don't really have one favorate per se
but the one I had most recently that made me say, "Holy crap, can I buy a twelve pack of this kind, or do I have to keep buying the mix sets and just get two at a time?" was one I found in the Sam Adams winter variety pack: Sam Adams Cream Stout.

Has the oomph and hoppiness that I like, but with a very nice flavor of a few different kinds of malt to balance that out.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:36 PM
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2. I like beer with a low alcohol content
Which is ironic for someone who drinks hard liquor the way I do. :crazy:

I'll check out that Sam Adams Cream Stout if I see it. Thanks! :hi:
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:38 PM
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3. I like mine to have some ooomph, because I started as a wine drinker before I diversified.
:)

Now I'm a fan of a nice aged scotch, or a good strong beer. Still like the wine, obviously, but its not something I drink as often anymore.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:40 PM
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8. Ah, yes, aged scotch...
very good. Also very expensive. :-(
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:05 PM
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23. I like my scotch like I like my women...
old enough to vote.

Of course, I can't AFFORD scotch that old, so I have to settle for younger ones.

Can't afford women either, but I refuse to go any younger with them. :P
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Paladin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:38 PM
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4. Harp, from Ireland. (n/t)
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:03 PM
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21. Thanks!
:hi:
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MajorChode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:38 PM
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5. My favorite tends to change with the seasons and what I'm serving with
But if I had to choose one it would be Weihenstephan Kristall Weiss. It goes down really nicely on a blistering hot Texas day.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:02 PM
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20. I shall try to remember that
if it ever warms up here again!
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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:39 PM
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6. Lone Star
it's cheap and gives me puzzles about life.

(i can provide pics if you want)
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:49 PM
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12. Oh, I don't need a pic of Lone Star beer, thanks
:hi:
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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:52 PM
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15. no, pics of the puzzles
they provide word puzzles on every bottle cap
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:55 PM
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17. Oh, yes
That would be cool. :-)
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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:33 AM
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38. buy your own 6 pack
first you don't want to see it, then you do

i got better things to do lady
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:34 AM
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39. Ok!
:rofl:
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 01:43 PM
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59. lol
:rofl:
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:40 PM
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7. ~
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:42 PM
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9. Dark beer?
I haven't developed a taste for it... yet. :hi:
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:45 PM
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10. yes. Dark beer.
yummy :9 :hi:
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MajorChode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:49 PM
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11. You should try a few different types
I prefer Murphy's to Guinness. Some of the Porters here in Texas are quite nice, but some are complete crap. Some other states like Colorado are starting to get into the porter business as well.
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:36 AM
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93. Yep
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:50 PM
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13. Any from North Coast Brewing but especially this one...
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:54 PM
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16. Or this one....
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BeachBaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:50 PM
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14. YUENGLING!!!!
Wow - I just yelled that out, didn't I. I can't help it - it gets me excited. :P
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:58 PM
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18. Ooooo... I bet that is good
Thanks! :hi:
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:58 PM
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19. they just started carrying it here in Savannah. I got a case 20 minutes after it came in
for a long time you could not buy it in Georgia. I first got stuck on it in Butler, PA and then I saw it in Pensacola, FL, but had not been able to get it in Georgia till VERY recently......


think I'll go crack a lager now
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BeachBaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 05:54 PM
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67. It's what we call our local brew.
And no matter who I run into nationwide, if they've ever had Yuengling while visiting this area, they wish they were able to bring it home. :)
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 07:10 PM
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75. think I'll go crack another one
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BeachBaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 07:23 PM
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76. Dammit!
You just talked me into it - off to the fridge I go. :)
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 07:26 PM
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78. mine tonight is the original Lager
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BeachBaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 07:32 PM
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79. Well, I am a bit fanatical about my weight, so......
this is what I have:



:)
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 07:43 PM
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82. I have a small collection of Yuengling tap keg handles
Premium Light, Black and Tan, Lager...but not the Light Lager

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BeachBaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 09:16 PM
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87. Very cool!
Do you live in the Philly area?
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 07:27 AM
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91. nope, Georgia, but I spent a few months north of Pittsburgh
that's where I got hooked
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 09:46 AM
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50. It does sound a little naughty. Maybe that's why we just call it "lager" in PA.
Or it could be that nobody knows how to pronounce it (or "pronounciate" as Joe the Plumber recently said).
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 01:33 PM
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56. I can't think of Yuengling anymore without thinking of this...
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 01:48 PM
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62. Damn I wish we could get that out here in Cali.
I decided if I ever won the lotto I would organize a massive effort to bring Yuengling out to the west coast.
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BeachBaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 05:57 PM
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71. From what I'm hearing, there is high demand for it.
You may not have to win the lotto to see it appear in Cali, after all! May you soon find it in a liquor store near you. ;)
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 07:09 PM
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74. Same here BB :)
A pint or 5 can make for a happy Salmon ;)
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BeachBaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 07:26 PM
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77. It's good stuff!
:) :hi:
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PaddyBlueEyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:04 PM
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22. guinness obviously
but leinenkugles is second...
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:06 PM
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24. You don't like Harp?
(I have no idea what I'm talking about lol)
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PaddyBlueEyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:09 PM
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25. harp is good
those are my favorite two though

(thats ok)
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hibbing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:04 PM
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26. Mothership Wit
Hi,
Hard to say my favorite, lately I have been enjoying anything produced by New Belgium Brewing Company. I particularly enjoy the Mothership Wit, plus I like the instructions on how to pour on the label.

Peace
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:05 PM
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27. XX
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:10 PM
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28. I have to honestly say that I cannot stand the taste of beer. n/t
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:11 PM
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29. Doggy Style.
Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery.

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TroglodyteScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 09:26 PM
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88. I'm working on a six of those right now, but my favorite is Sweetwater IPA
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:12 PM
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30. Anything by Real Ale in Blanco Texas
:D

Real Ale

"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer."

-Frank Zappa
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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:00 AM
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36. i just read that Shelley Duvall lives in Blanco
interesting? you decide.

real ale is ok. they have some that aren't so great. the name is pretty pretentious too.
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harmonicon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 08:47 AM
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46. "real ale" is a term that has a specific meaning
....however, looking at their website, it doesn't seem like they take any care to insure that their beer is actually "real ale". Here in England it's a big deal! There are different organizations dedicated to preserving real ale in the UK; they give out certification to pubs that serve real ale, have awards for breweries, pubs, beers, etc.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 04:58 PM
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65. I have no problem with the name
and I think they're wonderful! :D

I'm not a beer newbie, either. Judge all you want; they are a great Texas beer and ale brewery :)
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:26 PM
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31. Dogfish Head 60
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Cadfael Donating Member (570 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 11:21 AM
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94. Dogfish Head 90
:toast:
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:50 PM
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32. Blue Moon.
But I got pissed when I found out it is a Coors product (conveniently disguised as a microbrew).
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MajorChode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:56 PM
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34. Funny story about Coors
When I was about 16 or so, my mom found a partial six-pack of Coors in my room.

She promptly started reading me the riot act while my dad remained silent.

Finally my mom asked my dad if he was going to say something. He said....

"Son, don't let me ever catch you drinking that scab beer again."
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 10:33 PM
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90. Good story. lol
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:52 PM
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33. It changes with the seasons. It's always a local microbrew, though.
An amber ale or a porter. One of the best is Mud Shark porter, brewed in Seattle.
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Generic Brad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:56 PM
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35. Primo is good
I have always been partial to Foster's lager.
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:02 AM
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37. Asahi, Guiness, and Shiner
My preference changes depending on my mood and the temperature.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 07:46 AM
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40. Right now, pretty much anything Sam Adams makes
their regular, Winter and Irish Red are all good
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 05:56 PM
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70. Yep, hard to beat.
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ogneopasno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 08:02 AM
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41. The old Baltika 5. Barring that, Baltika 4. After that, it varies...
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Throd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 04:52 PM
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64. Baltika 9, you lightweight!
If only they sold it in sixers of tall boys.
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ogneopasno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 07:33 PM
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80. I left Russia before I ever had the devyatka -- tell me about it.
Edited on Sun Jan-25-09 07:34 PM by ogneopasno
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 08:07 AM
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42. Pilsner Urquell, Hefel Weisen, Negro Modelo--it all depends on the mood.
Each has a very distinct taste.
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 08:32 AM
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43. Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat or Magic Hat #9.
:9
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 08:32 AM
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44. Fuller's London Porter
Edited on Sun Jan-25-09 08:32 AM by TheMightyFavog
Spitfire Ale is also very good, but I can't find it here in the States.
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harmonicon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 08:40 AM
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45. it's too hard to pick one favourite
A lot of has to do on the condition of the beer, how it's served, the environment.... ugh.... in general, I really love Flemish sour ales. I can't pick a favourite. The ommegong brewery in the US makes a good one which is sometimes better than the Belgian ones, because it's more local in the US..... man.... how to choose? Can't.
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Zavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 09:00 AM
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47. Clipper City Pale Ale.
Followed closely by the pale ales of Saranac and Sierra Nevada.
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Ellipsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 09:38 AM
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48. Central Waters. Take your pick.
Edited on Sun Jan-25-09 09:43 AM by Ellipsis


http://www.centralwaters.com/beer /



Current favorite, Ouisconsing Red, Yum.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 09:41 AM
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49. an ale: Blue Moon


PS I dug it before it became commonplace.
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FanGrrl Donating Member (62 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 07:47 PM
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83. i Heart blue moon
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 09:59 AM
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51. I thought they quit making Primo.
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Release The Hounds Donating Member (341 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 10:53 AM
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52. Capital Brewery's Bavarian Lager
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 11:03 AM
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53. Samuel Adams Brown Ale
or their Black Ale, or Leiny's 1888 Bock. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:55 PM
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54. No longer brewed - Watney's Red Barrel
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 01:00 PM
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55. Birra Peroni, Dos Equis or any light, crisp lager.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 01:36 PM
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57. I don't drink beer, but
I DO looooove the smell.
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Schema Thing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 01:41 PM
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58. Chimay
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 01:44 PM
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60. Sierra Nevada
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 01:45 PM
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61. Stone Ruination IPA, Rogue Morimoto Soba and Dales Pale Ale right now.
Another one I really like is a coconut porter brewed by Maui Brewing Co. Fucking awesome.
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 02:22 PM
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63. New Glarus Spotted Cow
Schell's Zommerfest is also up there.
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 05:51 PM
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66. miller high life
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kenai_tom Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 05:55 PM
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68. A Little Biased...but
Alaska Winter Ale
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 05:56 PM
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69. welcome to DU
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kenai_tom Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 06:07 PM
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72. Thanks


Used to be here quite a bit and lost my way. Now I am back!
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 07:05 PM
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73. When the Depression goes into full swing...We'll all be drinking Pabst !!!!
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dembotoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 01:08 PM
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99. usa beer
u

save

alot

several favorites, but i tend to buy something that is on sale.
poverty sucks
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JenaLaw Donating Member (329 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 07:36 PM
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81. Innes & Gunn...
Scotland's Best! (wish I had a bottle now...)

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Celeborn Skywalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 07:49 PM
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84. Keystone Light.
And no, I'm not kidding. I only drink to get drunk (which is about once a month) and Keystone light is pretty much like carbonated water.

If it's a rare occasion where I'm just gonna have a beer or two I will choose Sam Adams Ale or Negro Modelo.
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Bassic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 07:50 PM
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85. Good question,
I'm a musician, so I can drink anything.
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jakefrep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 08:41 PM
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86. Flensburger Pilsener.
Edited on Sun Jan-25-09 08:43 PM by jakefrep


PLOP!
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 09:32 PM
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89. Right now, Conway's Irish Ale from Great Lakes Brewery

http://www.greatlakesbrewing.com/beerProfile.php?beer_i...

Mostly because it's seasonal, so if I don't drink it now I have to wait a year. It's addicting.

Elliot Ness Amber Lager is a close second.
Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, and Burning River Pale Ale all get a good workout in between.


Bass Ale can always be found in my fridge, though. It's the house choice.










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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 07:37 AM
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92. Kronenbourg
Imported from France. I can't find it in the U.S. anymore.
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Sheets of Easter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 11:24 AM
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95. I know it's trendy, but any variety of India Pale Ale.
I love me some hops.
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Mr_leftyclimber Donating Member (33 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 12:15 PM
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96. Obsidian Stout
Edited on Mon Jan-26-09 12:20 PM by Mr_leftyclimber
By Deschutes Brewery, preferably on tap with Nitro.



I haven't had one since I moved to WV. It's all the great beer that makes me miss Oregon.

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I really want to try the Abyss.
Imperial Stout aged in French oak and bourbon barrels.
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 12:35 PM
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97. McEwan's Scotch Ale

My source stopped selling it. So I was trying different brews. Unfortunately, the closest I came to was Quilmes Stout, sold in Argentina. Then my source carried it again. So I stocked up. Though they haven't restocked yet. I'm good for about six months, drinking one a week (average for me).
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 12:41 PM
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98. Smithwicks, Pilsner Urquell, Negro Modelo, Shiner Bock
All so yummy, hard to pick just one.
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