View Full Version : What's your favorite beer?

01-22-2011, 07:57 PM
Here are my faves:
Domestic Mainstream: Sam Adams Boston Lager
Domestic Microbrew: Abita Turbodog
Import: St. Pauli Girl (Green Label)
What are yours?

01-22-2011, 10:11 PM
Cold, unless it's late or after closing time. Then "cold" is not mandatory.

Seriously, if I have my choice I usually just drink a Corona with Lime....if not that, then anything, it's all good.

01-22-2011, 10:22 PM
Domestic Mainstream: Bud Light
Domestic Local: Grain Belt Premium (Minnesota)
Domestic Microbrew: Kilt Lifter Scottish Ale; Mirror Pond Pale Ale
Import: Harp; Negro Modelo

steve B
01-22-2011, 10:51 PM
I'm sorta with Leon on this one.
Free and cold

After that I get picky.

I don't really have favorites, but for a fairly large domestic beer Sam Adams is what I usually buy. As a gag for a friend I once swapped the picture from a 70's football card of Sam Adams the Pats player onto the label, and patched bits of label onto a card.

Us microbrews are another matter, turbo dog is excellent, as is most anything from Gearys. But a lot of the best are very local. Not ignoring the "at that place at that time" effect.

Imports are some of my favorites, I have a weakness for most of the Belgian beers, each one quite different from the others, but nearly all quite high in alchohol. usually 7% or more, sometimes much more. If it says tripel on the bottle I'll give it a try.
for non Belgians
Aas Bock
Thomas hardys
Russkoye - Name changed after Chernobyl to something I don't recall, maybe red star? It's Ukrainian, light ish and needs to be served as cold as possible.

Those are also ones that really stand out, although Samichlaus needs to be 3 years old or more to be really good. Before that, it's just a 15% dark beer with a tendency to be bitter. And it sneaks up on you - Seriously, after 3 don't even consider walking home, you'll feel like you can until you stand up.

Steve B

01-22-2011, 11:33 PM
Cold, unless it's late or after closing time. Then "cold" is not mandatory.

Seriously, if I have my choice I usually just drink a Corona with Lime....if not that, then anything, it's all good.

Agreed!! An ice cold Corona with lime is my #1 choice.

01-23-2011, 12:43 AM
Ice cold Root Beer in a glass bottle !!

D. Bergin
01-23-2011, 01:08 AM
Belhaven Scottish Ale
Guinness Draught

01-23-2011, 03:05 AM
Black Butte Porter
Great beer from Bend Oregon

Beatles Guy
01-23-2011, 12:34 PM
Domestic Mainstream: Sam Adams (Any Variety)
Domestic Microbrew: O'Fallon Gold Hemp Hop Rye Ale
Import: Bass Pale Ale

01-23-2011, 01:09 PM
A nice clean ice cold Asahi is tough to beat.

01-23-2011, 01:42 PM
Bottle: Stella Artois
Draught: A good pale ale or a pilsner

01-23-2011, 02:22 PM
Ice cold Root Beer in a glass bottle !!

Nothing beats an ice cold Diet A&W Root Beer! :D

01-23-2011, 02:45 PM
Used to be a Miller Swiller, twenty-five years sober now, nothing stronger than a cup of Kona Joe these days. As a treat I liked Sierra Nevada Pale Ale in the domestic category and Pilsner Urquell out of Bohemia, CZ as an import. Both very tasty.

01-23-2011, 06:55 PM
In long ago days i would concur that my favorite beer was a free beer...but the best answer is probably one i heard years ago...my favorite beer is my next one!!! (answer frequently)

Its not too relevant to me anymore as my sobriety has reached voting age (18) but this is a cool question...i liked Moosehead Canadian Beer and Budweiser. Old Grand Dad bourbon usually made it into play most nights, albeit in shorter glasses.

Now i like St Pauli girl N/A , Beck's N/A and HAkkebeck. I think i will go get some this afternoon!!

01-23-2011, 07:44 PM
St. Pauli
Sam Adams basic lager
Black Butte Porter


01-23-2011, 08:16 PM

mark evans
01-23-2011, 08:37 PM

Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen. Other fine Oktoberfests include Hacker-Pschorr and Ayinger.

Singha (Thai); Sam Adams Winter Lager


Hennepin; Troeg's Nugget Nectar


Rogue Chocolate; Samuel Smith Oatmeal and Imperial; Bell's Kalamazoo


Lindeman's Lambic Frambois (raspberry)

For serious beer drinkers, let me recommend Beeradvocate.com, a fantastic resource.

01-23-2011, 09:00 PM

mark evans
01-23-2011, 11:22 PM
I forgot about Samuel Smith's Oatmeal... very yummy... I guess that will kick Kona Brewing off my list.

Also, if you like Singha (and ever find yourself in the Kingdom), try Leo. It's their second tier beer, but it's creamier in my opinion and actually drinks fairly well warm or cold.

I _want_ to try SA Winter Lager, but being in Hawaii... bars don't bother to stock it... and I'm hesitant to buy a 6-pack or the mix-pack.

If you like flavorful lagers, buy it. I'm not a Sam Adams fan but the Winter Lager is special in my view. Malty with 'hints' of ginger, cinnamon and orange peel.

01-24-2011, 02:56 AM

01-24-2011, 07:50 PM


01-24-2011, 08:50 PM
I'm a Bud man, but after a vacation in the Dominican Republic a couple yrs ago I simply love Presidente!

01-24-2011, 09:19 PM
Anchor Christmas Ale - great every year
Weihenstephaner's wheat beers - can't pick just one
Long Trail Ale
Rogue Mocha Porter

and so many more

01-25-2011, 12:19 PM
When we go out for sushi I love my cold Sapporo.

01-25-2011, 12:24 PM
domestic = Yuengling, all the brands.

Foreign= Gulpener (german)

01-25-2011, 07:52 PM
Magners Cider with ice
Beamish when available

01-25-2011, 09:26 PM
If you ever run across a beer called SkullSplitter, do not drink it.

01-26-2011, 02:21 AM
Domestic Mainstream- Sam Adams Boston Lager

Domestic Microbrew- Blue Moon Belgian Wheat unfiltered (not sure if it's still considered a craft beer based on production amounts)

Import- Probably Heineken

Also, having a Kona Brewing Koko Brown right now... A little sweet with roasted coconut used in brewing. Very easy to drink & nice aftertaste.......

Jason Carota
02-03-2011, 08:39 PM
Founders Breakfast Stout is easily my #1. Runner up goes to the 2011 Imperial Stout from Mayflower Brewing.

02-04-2011, 07:25 AM
I haven't drank alchohol since 1998.......but before that, I think I've tried almost everything (almost).

I used to love Coors.....:o

But a real treat was "Red Tail Ale" I believe it was out of Mendocino County, California..........man, that's some GOOD STUFF :D

Hard stuff.........Jack Daniels * Jim Beam * Jose Curevo *

Cheap rotgut wine * Thunderbird* Night Train * Mad Dog 20/20 * (punk rock days :D )............

Anthony S.
02-04-2011, 02:03 PM
PBR or C-Minus (Coors Light) if I'm imbibing volume. Sierra Nevada, Pilsner Urquell, or Guinness if I'm having one or two. Moving toward the latter as my preferred method.

02-07-2011, 07:42 AM
but I loved Sammie Smith's Oatmeal Stoudt.

02-07-2011, 02:31 PM
1554 - New Belgium

Their beers make me feel bad for anyone who doesn't live in the mountain west.

Then again, Leinenkugels makes me miss the midwest if that's possible

02-20-2011, 10:37 AM
Rolling Rock

02-24-2011, 11:01 PM
I got a one track mind......Heineken

02-26-2011, 12:01 AM
In a fit of shameless local promotion I gotta go with Ellensburgs' own Iron Horse Brewery; Celtic Death, & Locomotive Stout

03-02-2011, 07:02 PM
killer stuff

03-03-2011, 09:54 AM
Lots of great choices. Just about anything that comes from Belgium is awesome, Most Sam Adams brews are good and in the hot summer few can beat a Corona w/lime.

Onto the worst of the worst ... I nominate Drummond brothers (wonder if they are still in biz). In college a 24 pack cost about $10 and that was about $9.99 overpriced. It tasted like someone fermented the leftover scraps from a deli grill at the end of a busy day --- yummmmmy :)