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What's Everyone's Favorite Beer?

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McSorley's Ale- "brewed with Irish spirit" and quite reasonably priced! :smile:


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At the moment, I love a beer put out by Three Floyd's, Dreadnaught IPA, a massive beer, with an explosion of citrusy, dry hop character - the most, and best, I've experienced in any beer. A truly outstanding effort (I am not biased, though it's brewed by a former colleague from our Goose Island days...way to go, Jimmy!).

Of course, I brew a ton, and I am unabashedly self-congratulatory in saying I really enjoy my own line...cold conditioning an Imperial IPA, dry hopping a strong ESB, and about to brew a robust porter...

Onwards, fans of ale! :rolleyes:

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Remplis ton verre vuide; Vuide ton verre plein. Je ne puis suffrir dans ta main...un verre ni vuide ni plein. ~ Rabelais

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If I were on the desert island and could have a case of something dropped, I think it would be Anchor Steam.

Tied for second place would be:

- Boddington's Ale

- Budvar

- Stella Artois

- Widmer Hefeweizen

- Capital Brewing Gartenbrau

- Guiness Stout

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My favorite beer is Paulaner Pilsner. Honorable mention goes to Weihenstephaner Lager. Also, I've been drinking a lot of Lowenbrau lately, since it's being imported from Munich again. Damn that's good stuff.

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Singha is the ultimate, the culmination and combination of all that is right and good about beer. Boon Rawd = Boo ya!

But it's so hard to find nowadays! I've had to fall back on San Miguel, which is so very might fine but not even close to Singha.

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My personal favorite is Bell Haven's Best. It's a creamy brew made in Dunbar, Scotland.

When visiting the UK I drink it at every opportunity.

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A good Pilsner, such as Radegast from Czech. I am also partial to a Leffe or 6 when the mood takes me

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Well, I'm too young to say "Billy Beer", so I'll have to answer Spilker Ales Windchill Spiced Ale. Sadly, it's not produced anymore.


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At 100 degrees F outside with relative humidity making it feel like 105, I have to say that the simple lagers with uncomplicated taste characteristics (or lack of) like Heineken, Coors, Beck's, Lowenbrau, PBR, Miller, Rolling Rock and Budweiser are pretty ideal when they have been sitting in a ice water bath for an hour or so. Not exactly what I would go for in other circumstances, but when you are outside, grilling or barbecueing, those beers are really good ice cold.


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Hotter than the ninth circle of hell here in NYC. Miller High Life ( the champagne of beers) in a coldbeerholder. The way it sweats makes be all shivery.


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Asking "what's my favorite beer?" would almost be like asking which of my children is my favorite. (Okay, maybe not THAT bad...) Right now, because it's summer, it's Pabst for a cheap but necessary chug after mowing, Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat for refined enjoyment. And in a pinch, anything cold...


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Do they still brew Watneys Red Barrel? It was great. Any Belgian double would be nice too!

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Do they still brew Watneys Red Barrel? It was great.

Great? Well, in some ways it made history in that IIRC it was one of the beers (in it's pasteurized "keg" beer form) that helped spur the creation of CAMRA.

Even the US version was suspect- I seem to recall that it was one of the ONLY beers I've ever seen with an ingredient list that included potassium metabisulfite on the label. But, at the time, it was (along with Bass) one of the very few UK beers commonly found in the US, and, as such, was "different" from the typical US industrial lager or Euro pilsner. I think it had the distinction of being primarily an "export" brand, since it was so disliked in it's home country. (Just do a Google on it...).

The brand was discontinued in the UK and later re-appeared in Canada but I think that version is gone, too. I do see mention of the beer in some bars lists of beers, but don't know where it's coming from these days.

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My sister and her hubby recently turned me on to Heineken Light.

Prior to that, I'd been drinking Miller Lite (Rusty W. beer!!)

At the Epcot Food & Wine Festival last year, I discovered cherry wheat

beer and lemon beer - the brand is well-known, but I can't think of

it at the moment.

I normally don't drink a lot of beer - usually it's wine.

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My sister and her hubby recently turned me on to Heineken Light.

Prior to that, I'd been drinking Miller Lite (Rusty W. beer!!)

At the Epcot Food & Wine Festival last year, I discovered cherry wheat

beer and lemon beer - the brand is well-known, but I can't think of

it at the moment.

I normally don't drink a lot of beer - usually it's wine.

It finally came to me - Samuel Adams.

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Tooheys Old. The best.


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Do they still brew Watneys Red Barrel? It was great.

Great? Well, in some ways it made history in that IIRC it was one of the beers (in it's pasteurized "keg" beer form) that helped spur the creation of CAMRA.

<- Lifetime CAMRA member. And yeah, Watney's Red Barrel did indeed spur on the revolution. Only time I ever saw the stuff was in a pizza chain in the US -- Roundtable or Lamp Post I think. I think that's damn funny: that it spurred the English on to demand proper beer, while being exiled to the provinces along with the rest of the fornicating-in-a-canoe "beers"... :laugh:

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Guinness - What better in a pub? :biggrin:

Boddington's Pub Ale - OK, maybe this. :)

Summit Pale Ale - When in Minnesota, the standby on tap to defend against the light beers. :hmmm:

Bell's Two Hearted Ale

Newcastle Nut Brown Ale

Leinenkugel's Original - When can beer is necessary for the occassion


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Man, this is a difficult question.

My top 3 are probably:

Jeremiah Red - BJ's Brewery

Gordon Biersch's Hefeweizen

Sam Adam's Boston Lager - The best alternative for me to drinking BMC swill.

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Man, this is a difficult question.

My top 3 are probably:

Jeremiah Red - BJ's Brewery

Gordon Biersch's Hefeweizen

Sam Adam's Boston Lager - The best alternative for me to drinking BMC swill.

Hard to pick just one, but I would have to say Theakston's Old Peculiar.

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Tough question to answer, especially since there are a number of excellent brew pubs in town, but I keep coming back to Sam Adams Boston Ale.

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I have to say Aventinus from Schneider's in Munich. Only available there but still one of the best beer in the world!

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