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Snapzu's beer drinkers, what is your favorite beer?

I need to branch out and try something new I think. Tonight is a good time to start!

3 years ago by canuck with 57 comments

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  • PocoBananas (edited 3 years ago)
    +10

    My newest favorite is Ballast Point's Sculpin Grapefruit. Normally I avoid fruit-related beers like the plague but my brother forced me to have a sip of his and I have to say, it's incredible. One of the best summer beers I've ever had and one of the best all around beers that I've had in the past ten years.

    The mainstays are:

    Anchor Steam, Harpoon IPA, Murphy's or Guinness, Shipyard, Angel City IPA, Pacifico

    Doesn't exactly answer you question but asking about one favorite beer is like asking about one favorite food.

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  • RoMS
    +4

    Is Guinness an beoir is fearr.

  • NotWearingPants
    +4

    I love Sam Adams Spring ale. I wish I could get it year-round.

  • imnotgoats
    +4

    I'm quite partial to the Czech beer, Staropramen.

    Also won't turn down an Estrella.

    Basically, light European lagers.

    • bymywhiskers
      +3

      Yes! I drank Staropramen most of last Christmas. Possibly the best lager for the price on UK shelves.

  • gtwy
    +4

    Miller Lite is the only beer I can drink in excess without having massive stomach problems. But if I'm just having a couple I like Stella.

  • achensherd
    +4

    I'm very much into variety and trying new things, so I don't exactly have a "favorite" beer (my favorite beer is the one I try next), but if I had to pick something off the top of my head, Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat ale comes to mind.

    • Golnarth
      +4

      Wheat ale is the greatest thing ever

  • Boop (edited 3 years ago)
    +4

    I love dark beers, but my favourite is Erdinger Dunkel Weissbier.

    Edit: If anyone loves beer, join /t/beer!

    • shiranaihito
      +3

      The Erdinger you mention is fine, but if you like dark beers in general (as I do), you should investigate Belgian dark ales.

      I think I started out with Westmalle Dubbel: http://www.trappistwestmalle.be/en/page/dubbel.aspx .. then found "Gulden Draak", and.. well, there's a lot of good stuff out there.

      Others in this thread have recommended Trappistes Rochefort 10, but that's a bit "heavy". Try a "La Trappe Quadrupel" though: http://www.latrappetrappist.com/be-nl/trappistenbieren/la-trappe-quadrupel/

      • Boop
        +2

        I'll have to try these out. Thanks for the suggestions!

        • shiranaihito
          +1

          Yeah, Trappist ales are just about the best beers out there :P

          But don't forget about Weizens either! Check out Franziskaner, Paulaner and Aventinus, for example.

          • Boop (edited 3 years ago)
            +2

            I'm hoping my local liquor store has one of these beers. Stopping by after work!

  • dynamite
    +4

    Hoegaarden is best wheat beer around

    • laebshade
      +2

      I have to disagree. It has a watered down, weak taste. Try some local or regional Belgian witbiers close to you. There's at least four good ones in Atlanta, GA, alone.

      • dynamite
        +1

        Dont really have much hefeweizen choices where I live

    • snakepaws
      +1

      This is definitely a solid choice.

  • Sephtis (edited 3 years ago)
    +3

    I like all ales from Cairngorm Brewery

    Kinda famous for having a renamed version of one of their ales (I think it's wildcat), that is named sheep shagger (only difference is the name).

    The name works wonders in Dundee because it's a student city and the out of town students find it amusing and buy it.

  • V1K1NG
    +3

    Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Aged Stout easily is my favourite. Too bad the only time I see it in stores is around St. Patty's day.

  • Priest
    +3

    A danish ale, cheapest one around I believe. ├ślfabrikken Pale Ale. It's easy to drink, cheap and tastes good.

    It's not a revolutionary beer in any way, but you just can't beat how cheap and good it is.

  • GingerBreadMan
    +2

    Tank 7 from Boulevard Brewery in KC. Yes, I am a Kansas Citian and have some bias there, but it's 7.5% and delicious.

  • tehdiplomat
    +2

    I'd typically name my favorite Double IPA for these types of questions, but since the idea is to help you branch out I say let's choose a good sour beer, like Rodenbach Grand Cru, a Flanders Red.

  • kabamman
    +2

    My wife's favorite is Smithwicks I don't usually drink though.

  • Lunchmeat
    +1

    Shiner bock is probably my all around favorite. Cheap, pretty easy to find in my area, and most important of all delicious!

  • Arbituz
    +1

    It really depends on what I'm in the mood for. When going for a long night of drinking with friends or watching hockey, I go with Labatt.

    If I want something stronger, I go with Bells Two Hearted. I also really enjoy Southern Tier 2X IPA.

    Lately I've been on a kick where I buy sampler packs and try everything I can.

  • spammusbi
    +1

    F├╝rstenberg, but that's only in Germany and a regional beer.

  • hitthee
    +1

    At the moment?

    Saint Peters Summer Ale or Spitfire Kentish Ale

    I've been in an ale mood of late

    and England has some excellent ales

    Theres another one I love but I'd have to go all the way to the isle of sky to get it =/

  • phillaf
    +1

    I just got back from the grocery store with a case of Unibroue (they're awesome). They also have some St-Ambroise which I like a lot.