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    I'm not sure how this topic was brought up in a politically charged thread, but I consider it my duty to shift the atmosphere to something that welcomes the opposite of a thoughtful, serious conversation... that would be beer, my friends.

    My go to beers as of late have been 3 Floyd's Alpha King Pale Ale (a phenomenal brewery from Munster, Indiana), and since I'm a Chicagoan anything Goose Island.

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    Goose Island's Honker's Ale is a standard around here, but what really shines are their premium beers that come in 4 packs (their Matilda (belgian-style) is one of my favorites, as well as the Pere Jacques and the Bourbon County Stout). Both have great brew pubs with excellent food, if you're in the area.

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    You like hops? A lot of hops? Dogfish Head's 90 Minute IPA (or 120 if you're into 10 bottles of beer OUTSIDE of the bar) is a fucking champ, one of the best of it's kind for sure.

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    As for Belgian Styles, I'm a fan of Delerium Tremens (named after the withdrawal shakes an alcoholic gets when they abstain from drinking)... Duvel is tasty too. Chicago has a fine restaurant called the Hopleaf with, I believe, the largest international beer selection in the city. Food is bitchin', too.

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    When it gets cold as hell and my balls begin their ascension into my abdomen, I usually go something darker and fuller like a stout or porter to knock them back out. Great Lakes Brewing Company's Edmond Fitzgerald porter is fantastic, and Anchor Steam's porter is delicious as well. I like New Holland's The Poet stout quite a bit, but an Old No. 38 Stout has been my go to towards the end of the winter.

    Obviously, I like beer. I can talk about this shit forever, so hopefully there are a few more out there that can do the same.

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    hahah that is fucking hilarious. i just got back, finished my last A-level-exam, opened a bottle of beer, thinking of how much I love it and then klicked the "lounge"link .......guess its more fun if you've actually been in the situation yourself.....

    anyways here's mine.....good ol german "oettinger" pretty much the cheapest beer you can get here in germany. 6 bottles (half a liter each) for 2 Bucks INCLUDING 60 cents of deposit for each bottle

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    nice variety- I love finding a place that has a huge selection and just going crazy- easy way to blow 50 bucks no doubt.

    Can't think of too much off the top of my head but can make some recomendations as far as decent price-

    tetleys- nice and creamy english ale
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    Smokin up some BBQ? Nice sunny hot day? Yuengling is nice and light but flavorful-

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    Blue Moon- belgian on a budget- sweet creamy -not as heavy than the micro brew or more expencive belgian though- they also started doing other brews like a winter ale and summer ale but I haven't tried em.

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    you and i can go drinking. Cheers!

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    Gloominati, if I go German I usually go Spaten Optimator (usually out of a ginormous 64oz glass boot around Oktoberfest). Beerfrau! BOOT!

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    Hacker-Pschorr is a perfect spring beer for me... light and crisp as hell. I'll be having a few tonight if all goes well.

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    DECYPL, Tetley's is pretty tasty... after a few it becomes a challenge to keep all that head off of your nose, haha. You had Fuller's ESB? Great English style pub ale.

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    Out in Seattle for the workshop I drank the shit out of Red Hook's ESB... that area of the country was a whole new beer heaven for me to explore.

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    Aw, Oregon. Why I won't move from this grand state. Beer. Craft beer...microbrews......no need to touch the foreign products as the local offerings are so damn good. Screw coffee, the beautiful landscape, the Cascades, the amazing restaurants... I'm here for the beer.

    A meal in a pint....

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    Just looking at that fine brew brings a tear to my eye. sniff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriciaS View Post
    Aw, Oregon. Why I won't move from this grand state. Beer. Craft beer...microbrews......no need to touch the foreign products as the local offerings are so damn good. Screw coffee, the beautiful landscape, the Cascades, the amazing restaurants... I'm here for the beer.

    A meal in a pint....

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    Just looking at that fine brew brings a tear to my eye. sniff.
    See, that's half my reasoning right there for why I want to make a transition to the Northwest coast. Manny's, Pyramid, Red Hook... it's goddamned delicious out there. I've never had that particular brew before, I'm going to see if I can find it around here.

    And Fat Tire is delicious Mark, you're damn right. 1554 is a nice black ale made by the same brewer, New Belgium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strych9ine View Post
    See, that's half my reasoning right there for why I want to make a transition to the Northwest coast. Manny's, Pyramid, Red Hook... it's goddamned delicious out there. I've never had that particular brew before, I'm going to see if I can find it around here.

    And Fat Tire is delicious Mark, you're damn right. 1554 is a nice black ale made by the same brewer, New Belgium.
    Dude, some years ago I had to go to spend a week in Chicago for training (for my job). I could NOT find Black Butte anywhere, and by that time, the stuff was a major part of my blood...the stuff was flowing in my veins I drink so much of it. As soon as I got back home, the first thing I did was open a bottle.....aw, relief.

    Maybe you can now? Gawd, I hope so. It's a beautiful porter with a hint (just a hint) of chocolate. I've yet to find another porter that beats it in taste.

    Anyways, for anyone who likes Fat Tire - there is another option you gotta try: Boont Amber Ale. Higher alcohol content (7%, I believe), so it has a tendency to sneak up on ya. Nice tasty amber ale, too.

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    uuhhhhh this thread is making my mouth water!

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    ooh also

    the beer of the bahamas kalik- mm so delicious

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    and while we're at it- red stripe-

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    I'm no aficionado, but I love Fat Tire.

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    As far as cider goes, on a hot summers day, Magners is the champs drink to have in a glass with some ice. There's also Bulmers which I believe was the old name Magners went under in the past, but it's just the same, although a little sweeter if I remember coorectly.:
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    Additionally, Strongbow, which i'm having a pint of right now:

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    As far as Ales go, I tried a few when I was down the south of England for a couple of days, but i forget their names. I just remember they were tastey as hell. Black Sheep is is a pretty good ale, though. Good to have when you come in from the rain and cold:

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    I love the taste of all the I.P.As that i've tried, too. From what I hear, though, most UK I.P.As arn't the real deal compared to the originals, but they still usually have a good strength and taste to them.

    For lagers, I prefer Red Stripe. Tastey, and fairly stong, too.
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    And also Kronenbourg, which is nice and crisp.
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    Stay away from this shit. This is by far the worst beer i have ever had. Its been 3 years since I had it and i still can taste it. I bought it back when i was in colledge. It was finals and me and my buddies were pretty stressed so we deiced we needed some beer to take the edge off. I went to this local corner store and saw this cheap stuff in a 4 pack for $2.00. Well seeing as how that fit into my poor student price range i bought it and took it back to school for consumption. When my one buddy sipped it he almost spit it all over his monitor. this stuff tase like liquid ear wax and urine, its flat and has no tastful qualities.If ever you see it in your town,state, or where ever petition it to be removed quickly!

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    My favorite top three:

    Sapporo (Japan)

    Schneider Weiss (Germany whole wheat)

    Kronenbourg (France)


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    Gloominati - Oettinger is horrible; especially when not cold enough
    here my fav atm
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlipMcgee View Post
    My favorite top three:

    Sapporo (Japan)

    Schneider Weiss (Germany whole wheat)

    Kronenbourg (France)


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    mmmmmm...Sapporo & sake mmmmm...

    I'll be in Mexico this weekend. Any good suggestions? I know that it's kinda mob rule down there and distribution's a different beast. I usually hang with Tecate or Pacifico - beats drinking the water.

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    markwinters- tecate ok..its kind of like the coors lite of mexican beer- drink it ice cold or don't drink it -I'd say pacifico, corona, negro modelo, modelo especial.- there is also something with a name similar to "antonio y cleopatra" but thats not it thats the name of cigars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert.B View Post
    Stay away from this shit. This is by far the worst beer i have ever had. Its been 3 years since I had it and i still can taste it. I bought it back when i was in colledge. It was finals and me and my buddies were pretty stressed so we deiced we needed some beer to take the edge off. I went to this local corner store and saw this cheap stuff in a 4 pack for $2.00. Well seeing as how that fit into my poor student price range i bought it and took it back to school for consumption. When my one buddy sipped it he almost spit it all over his monitor. this stuff tase like liquid ear wax and urine, its flat and has no tastful qualities.If ever you see it in your town,state, or where ever petition it to be removed quickly!
    My brother-in-law and I got smashed on Mickey's and my completely sober wife drove us to see 12-Monkey's in a sold-out theater. One of my best hazy memories... not so much so for my wife.

    Also...there is a secret to Mickey's. They sell it in wide mouth bottles for a reason. It's not a "sippin" beer...you chug it. A six pack shouldn't last you more than ten minutes, and who can taste anything that fast.

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    I got my dad Mr Beer brew your own beer kit for Fathers Day last year and another brewer this Fathers Day, hes making his own Black'n Tans

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    By the way, am I the only one who went out and bought some alcohol after viewing this thread? I'm too weak, dammit.

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    The worse i've tasted is this... I think I need a good few more years experience before I can enjoy more than half a can. The Beer Thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burl View Post
    The worse i've tasted is this... I think I need a good few more years experience before I can enjoy more than half a can.
    Experience has nothing to do with it, Super is foul, foul stuff and will always taste that bad.

    My current beers of choice..
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    By the way, am I the only one who went out and bought some alcohol after viewing this thread?
    Nope.

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    OK, before you guys get carried away, someone explain what it is about beer that is so delicious to them. I've tried plenty of beers over the years and with a few exceptions it all tasted like pissy swill to me... and all the same pissy swill. Guinness (when it's poured well from a nice clean tap) is pretty delicious, and I actually do like Red Stripe.... but ALL other beer I've had just did nothing for me.

    I like wine... whites more than reds, and even some rum and other spirits... I just can't get a handle on beer and why it is so popular.

    I'm not trying to be negative in this thread, I seriously want someone to explain it to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chingwa View Post
    OK, before you guys get carried away, someone explain what it is about beer that is so delicious to them. I've tried plenty of beers over the years and with a few exceptions it all tasted like pissy swill to me... and all the same pissy swill. Guinness (when it's poured well from a nice clean tap) is pretty delicious, and I actually do like Red Stripe.... but ALL other beer I've had just did nothing for me.

    I like wine... whites more than reds, and even some rum and other spirits... I just can't get a handle on beer and why it is so popular.

    I'm not trying to be negative in this thread, I seriously want someone to explain it to me!
    It's an acquired taste, everyone seems to have their own faction of the alcoholic beverage world to side with. I've always found GOOD beers to be complex and extremely varied in tastes, but you notice only if you are already on board with a particularly acquired taste.

    Take wine for example... I know I like certain types over others, but as it is now I can't really determine what makes one better than the other. It's never been my thing. Friends of mine drink only whiskey as well, but I'll be damned if I could figure out what makes a whiskey taste good. I just know I drink it if I feel like getting particularly shitty.

    Beer's just always been delicious to me, what can I say. Give a good new beer a chance every once in a while if you've got someone with you who knows where to find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chingwa View Post
    OK, before you guys get carried away, someone explain what it is about beer that is so delicious to them. I've tried plenty of beers over the years and with a few exceptions it all tasted like pissy swill to me... and all the same pissy swill. Guinness (when it's poured well from a nice clean tap) is pretty delicious, and I actually do like Red Stripe.... but ALL other beer I've had just did nothing for me.

    I like wine... whites more than reds, and even some rum and other spirits... I just can't get a handle on beer and why it is so popular.

    I'm not trying to be negative in this thread, I seriously want someone to explain it to me!
    Like Cody said, it's def an acquired taste. At first it was all about getting loaded on Keystone with your buddies in your backyard. But after a while you start trying other brands and notice some taste better than others. Almost all of them better than Keystone.

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    there is a place in Dublin called the Porter house that serves beers from around the world on draft

    ever notice that beers taste much better when you have them in the country they are brewed in

    had Tiger beer in Asia and Heineken in Holland.... no comparison when drinking them back home.

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