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Damn this place is suckin'. In an effort to revive a once great forum, let's try some "impossible to argue about unless you're trying" threads. I'll start, the subject is beer. The majority of members are old enough to legally drink and even most of the youngsters probably do. So the question is, what is your favorite beer (ale, lager, porter, stout, etc) and why? I suppose I have a responsibility to start, so...


Hands down favorite; Guinness (http://www.guinness.com/us_en/). Simply because I enjoy the the stout flavor... And it makes you healthy. The best in the world, but only on draught, in a pint glass, at a pub in the UK.
http://www.ayerd.com/rsc/img/guinness_beer.jpg

Domestic favorite; Yuengling (http://www.yuengling.com/beers.htm) Black & Tan. Almost as heavy as Guinness without any bitterness. Clean buzz. Locally available. Not too expensive.
http://img.epinions.com/images/opti/7e/e9/fddkBeersBy_NameYuengling_Black_a nd_Tan-resized200.jpg

Lifelong standby; Busch or Busch Light (http://www.busch.com/Busch.aspx). Cheap, readily available everywhere, goes down fast and east, especially good almost frosted. I was 19 years old before I knew you could drive a car without one between your legs. (Disclaimer. That is hyperbole. I was actually 18.)


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posted by  vwhobo

I'm gonna have to say corona or heineken. I guess just grew on me as it was the most readily available beer at parties and what not. Corona needs a lime to be a corona though hands down.

posted by  Spanky2324

canadian or black horse

posted by  nighthawk

Most of my experience is on European beers (because it's easier to get alcohol there lol).
The most memorable ones were Kaiser, which was pretty good.
I've also tried this other type called "Stolichno", which is apparently a bock beer, which means it's stronger or something. Didn't particularly like it (tasted like soy sauce).
http://www.stolichno.com/img/n_boot.gif

Favorites here would have to be Papst Blue Ribbon, Grolsch, and to some extent Labatt Blue.

Slightly off topic, but anybody here ever try Ouzo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouzo)?

posted by  chris_knows

Crates of Grolsch in the ceramic flip top bottles straight off the truck from Holland... Yum! When I was younger I was almost to the point of having Ouzo on an IV drip. Good stuff, but too sweet for my taste now.

posted by  vwhobo

My dad love Guinness, for me it is a lil too heavy. Must be an acquired taste. My favorite beers are:

New Glarus Spotted Cow (http://www.newglarusbrewing.com/beers/spottedcow.html)

http://www.newglarusbrewing.com/Beer%20Labels/l_spottedcow2.gif

Corona
http://www.beerhaikudaily.com/images/corona1.jpg

Blue Moon
http://images.jupiterimages.com/common/detail/53/57/23045753.jpg

and to top it off, Capital Brewery Maibock (http://www.capital-brewery.com/ourbeers/maibock.html)
http://www.capital-brewery.com/images/maibock.gif

posted by  Voda48

Favorite readily-availible go-to is Bud. I've never had a light beer that I liked, and I also don't like Guiness (I'll agree with what was said earlier in that it's probably an aquired taste). Car Bombs are delicious though, so maybe I'm coming around to Guiness. I like a lot of Brick beers too. I haven't really been able to try much exotic stuff.

I do a little homebrewing, but when my parents found out and didn't really care it took most of the fun out of it. My last batch of Belgian (triple) came out pretty good if I may say so myself.

posted by  giant016

As far as "normal" beers, I drink Guinness.


But my favorite beer is Lindeman's Framboise. Raspberry beer. So good to me.

http://www.merchantduvin.com/images/brewery_art/lindeman_art/lind_framboise _bott.gif

posted by  What

not really a beer guy but Carona seems to suit me the best...

posted by  V-Tec

In mexico, definetly corona.

Usually drinkin Busch cause like hobo said it does go down easy and its really cheap.
Also like keystone light, most hate it and granted it tastes like shit, but after drinking it all through high school, its really grown on me. Goes great with some jack or crown. haha

Here lately its usually been coors light

posted by  Enthusiast

Favorite beer I usually get is Sleeman's Honey Brown Lager, also like Ricards Red...

I mostly drink whatever is local like Canadian, or Whistler/Okanagan stuff...

posted by  Mathew

Well I did a bunch of legal drinking in London, so I have a few...mostly cause they didnt taste watered down and remind me of the trip

Guiness (had this in the hotel lobby definately very thick)
Stella Artois (had this on the plane)
Fosters (had this at the pub)

Here I drink

Becks
Corona (lime is a must)
Heineken
Yeungling (sp??)
Obolon 6 or 9
Molson XXX

not a fan of guiness cause of its consistency...just feels really thick compared to other beers...not a fan of dark beer in general

non-beer faves my friend mixes them so i duno how much of what goes in

Bullshot (vodka, redbull)
Moroccan Martini (duno the recepie, but tryin to find out)
Peppermint Schnaps (sp??)

posted by  newyorker

Stella Artois is for girls :laughing:

posted by  chris_knows

Really I'll drink almost any kind of beer.. but lately it's mostly been Bud and Bud Light. I've never really experienced foreign beers yet but have heard some good things. I like many others here seem to feel the same way about the Guiness lol.

posted by  car_crazy89

I remeber one night me and all the buddys were playing cards and we had a few too many and I go "SHIT, THE MOUNTAINS ARE BLUE!". So we were taking a beer out and heating it up and then then getting them cold then heating them up to watch the mountains change.

It was retarded but we were pretty shitty so we thought it was the coolest thing in the world

posted by  Enthusiast

I don't drink, but Yuengling has a pretty neat brewey. The alcohol-free beer they had tasted like a root beer/carbonated water mix, wasn't all that special.

posted by  jedimario

For starters......Newyorker, you ****ing retard. If you left the USA as a minor, they wouldn't serve booze to you on the flight, same with the return trip. Anyways.....


Favourite domestic beer, hands down. Molson Canadian, almost to the point of freezing. If you crack that bottle and you get a tiny hint of ice at the top, it's amazing.

After that.....Pilsner, Kokanee Gold, Labatts.....I won't get into the multiple lesser-known brews, there's too many to list.

American Beer: Coors Light - you can drink it from sunup to sundown and feel good all day as long as it's ice cold. After that it's Budweiser.

Import Beer: Had some good ones over in Europe. A TRUE Heineken is simply astounding, a brand called Von Wunster is very similar to most Canadian beers, so I enjoyed that thoroughly, as well as the cheap 40's of Peroni. Next to that.....Turbo Corona's.








********I prefer hard alcohol, most notably Gibson's finest 12-year Rye whiskey for my drinking pleasure********

posted by  dodgerforlife

They actually did. I was 18, and it was Virgin airlines. I asked the stewardess because I knew it was a british company, and the age THERE is 18 to drink, and she brought me stuff out. :thumbs:

posted by  newyorker

When I flew to Europe, the minimum age was 18, but it might depend which airline you go with. 2 years ago, the airline overbooked or something, so I got bumped to first class for free, and they offered me (and everyone else in 1st class) a free cup of champagne (without checking for ID at all lol).

posted by  chris_knows

They wouldnt let me purchase alcohol on the cruise ship even in international waters when I was 18 or 19, but they didn't seem to mind to much if an old drunk guy bought it for us.

That or you pick up one of the used ice buckets they bring 6 to you in and grab a waitress and go man could I get another one of these, haha that always worked for us.

posted by  Enthusiast

Generally speaking, if you are flying on a non-American airline, they will serve you alcohol based on their country's law on the way there and the US's laws on the way back. When I flew to Israel, I flew ElAl (Israeli Airline) and you had to be 18 to drink on the way there and 21 on the way back. If you fly with an American Airline, it will most likely be 21 either way.

I'm not sure how cruises work, but I'm guessing it's the same idea. That would explain why Enthusiast had to be 21 to drink in International waters, since the ship was probably handled by the US.

posted by  Nissan_Altima

No, I know on some of the other liners from the US they let you drink if you are 18. I spoke with some of the reps and they said it used to be 18, but there were too many drunk and beligerent teenagers running around all the time, so they made it 21.

posted by  Enthusiast

Man there are better beers to try in Mexico than that... however like the water you might get the runs.

posted by  Voda48

Well when we were sittin on the beach they just kept bringin them to us so we just kept drinkin them.

We had a few mexican beers while we were down there corona dos equis and some others but Im no beer conusieur (spel?) like the rest of you guys.

posted by  Enthusiast

I'm sorry, you must have confused me with someone else. I actually used to be known, amongst other things, as a beer "common sewer".

posted by  vwhobo

Nice thats a good one.

Anyone ever had samual adams. I keep meanin to try some but never do, I normally just stick to the silver bullet

posted by  Enthusiast

Samuel Jackson FTMFW!!!
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/61044/samuel_jackson_beer/

posted by  newyorker

When I drink beer, I'm known as a "nauseous blur".

posted by  chris_knows

I'm not much of a beer drinker, but I like to sample the tastes when we go out. I discovered Fat Tire Amber Ale on our trip to Oregon, and was sad to discover that you can't find it in stores on the east coast.
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i32/bamadog/Fattire.jpg



My local favorite has to be Southern Flyer (a light Lager) from Big River Brewery.
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i32/bamadog/SouthernFlyer.jpg

posted by  97Talonchik

Yeah, I never really liked any of them untill I had the Boston Lager a little while ago.

posted by  giant016

Shit one of my buddies loved that beer, but we could only find it in Colorado. Liked it but never really loved it.

posted by  Voda48

Only today I was thinking about good beers, lol. I used to swear by Foster's, but of late it just seems a little too weak for some reason...almost watered down? I now drink anything, but Stella Artois is borderline for me (always used to be too strong, but recently I've not noticed it so much). I love Bud but it's too expensive over here (in bottles it's about £5 per crate of 20 extra than anything else!). Today I bought a 500ml bottle of Czech Bud to try it out as I've heard about it before but have never tried it. I seems much stronger, yet still very nice. I have never liked Guinness, but then I don't like anything of that type (stout or real ales don't do it for me).

posted by  Cliffy

What's the president drinking?

http://lolpresident.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/boozenboobs.jpg

The name is on the tip of my tongue, I think lol.

posted by  chris_knows

maybe you're getting the Aussie brewed stuff?? No one drinks it here you realise.

If you can get your hands on some Aussie brews, try:
Coopers Ales
James Boag's Lager
Crown Lager


Day to day though, i'm a true blue queenslander drinking my XXXX Gold's :laughing:

posted by  windsonian

Personally I can't really 'do' bourbon whisky. Or any whisky from south of the 49th for that matter...Definitely like my Canadian Rye Whiskys(Gibson's Finest) or a good Scotch...like Chivas Regal.

posted by  dodgerforlife

I drink alot of wild turkey (its like 100 or 101 proof) but Ive never had the american honey.

posted by  Enthusiast

I like Oberon, or than that SOL is good

posted by  jpeg420

I thought that was hilarious! When I was there an American tried to order Foster's and were in the middle of Cape Tribulation and the guy looked at him funny and said something like, "we don't actualy drink that crap". I liked X's when I Was there, but some of the other beers I tried tasted like piss (that cause we piss in it... who can name the movie?)

posted by  Voda48

Beer is the world's oldest and most popular alcoholic beverage. It is produced by the fermentation of sugars derived from starch-based material — the most common being malted barley; however, wheat, corn, and rice are also widely used, usually in conjunction with barley. Per sonly i did not like the beer.

posted by  aarathi

I think we all know what beer is lol. What kind of beer don't you like (or just don't like beer in general)?

posted by  chris_knows

He doesn't care. He's a spammer. :banghead:

posted by  Nissan_Altima

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