questionswhat is your favorite beer?

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Miller Lite in a bottle. I'm a cheap date. And I only get a taste for beer in the summer.

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I like Boddington's Pub Ale. There was a rumor that it wasn't going to be made anymore but I've seen it stocked in a few placed again lately so I hope those were just rumors.

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My everyday beer is Miller High life, can or bottle; and when drinking beer everyday is normal where you live, having a cheap beer is smart choice. It would be tough to say that I have a favorite beer, I frequent a bar that at anytime has 62 different American craft beers on tap & they change them out frequently. I could go there everyday of the year and try a different beer for each of those days.

My list of favorites that I can think of this early in the morning:
New Glarus Senerdipity
Anchor Steam
MBC Polish Moon
Point Classic Amber
Leine's Original
Rye of the Tiger
Deschutes Jubelale (hard to find here)
Leine's Summer Shandy
Point Oktoberfest
Lake Front Klisch Pilsner
Sam Adam's Summer Ale
Fat Tire

... I could go on forever

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Anything aged in a barrel. Current favorite: Lexington Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, on tap preferably!

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier

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I just realized I do have a favorite!

I work about a block away from a Hofbräuhaus, where for lunch on every weekday if you buy a 1/2 liter of HB beer for $5 you get a free lunch for. Can't beat that!

Weißgerber Amber is my favorite.

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Beer Snob Alert!

My all-time favorite is my friend's homebrew Citra Pale Ale. Taking a sip is like tasting fresh ripe grapefruit.

For commercial beers, my current favs are Widmer Nelson Imperial IPA and Ninkasi Total Domination IPA (on tap, but bottled is pretty good too!). Yeah, I likes the hops.

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@pulsetv: Wow that sounds GOOD! I am a huge fan of single barrel bourbon, will have to track down some of this.

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Stouts and porters myself and I'll be happy, and a decent craft amber will be fine.

Shiner bock I definitely love. I miss getting a pint for $3 while I lived in TX.

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Rogue Hazlenut brown necter
Rogue Chipotle Ale
Newcastle
Hobgoblin
Harps

those are probably my top 5

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No commercial piss water for me. My favorites are anything that Saint Arnold and Karbach make. They are local Houston brewers but I have yet to have anything from them I haven't enjoyed.
SA just released a limited batch this past Monday. The third in the Bishops Barrel series and man is it good. An imperial stout with molasses and aged in bourbon barrels for 12 months.

Check them out
http://www.saintarnold.com/
http://www.karbachbrewing.com/home

If I have to pick a basic commercial beer, Shiner Bock. Anything by them.

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A local (NC) brewer called RED OAK, they make a few, I love them all :-)

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Give Craft Beers a SHOUT!!!

http://www.eriebrewingco.com/ - Railbender

http://21st-amendment.com/ - Hell or High Watermelon Wheat

http://www.victorybeer.com/ - V12

And I could keep going and going....

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@turbinator42: Shiner also makes a summer seasonal beer with a nice crisp grapefruit taste. I would recommend it if you like that kind of thing. My wife loves it!

"Shiner Ruby Redbird is brewed with genuine Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit, the signature sweet citrus of the Rio Grande Valley, and ginger. This lager beer features grapefruit tartness and finishes with a 'lil kick of ginger."

http://www.shiner.com/main.php?page=beer

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The kind in my glass : )

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Pyramid Apricot Ale. It has a hint of apricot, so it's not a sissy drink. I have yet to find someone that didn't love it.

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Completely spoiled in the PNW, I love most of the micros around here and some imports as well. A few of my faves:

Maritime - Jolly Roger (Xmas Ale, it's about 10% a bottle so be careful!)
Blue Moon - Agave Nectar
Stella Artois
Manny's Pale Ale
Mac N Jacks
Kona Wailua Wheat Ale (Kona Brewing Co. located in HI, never had a bad brew in my opinion)
Red Hook Pilsner
Pyramid Curve Ball

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Guinness if I want a meal and Smithwicks if I want just a beer.

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Laughing Dog Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA
Lagunitas Little Brown Shugga
Ithica Flower Power

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Highlander Galic Ale
Staghorn Octoberfest
SHED IPA

AMAZING

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@chrisakatrace: Do you like Magic Hat #9? it has the same as what you're talking about. I enjoy that a little more. You should try it!

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@wickedd365: Shiner Bock is my "coors light" of beer as well. Good all year round when you want a cheap beer but still good flavor.

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Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale

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@triplebud: Have you tried any of the other Shiners? Every once in awhile our local grocery store will have a few 6 packs that have 6 different Shiners - like a mini variety pack. I believe it's the Family Reunion variety pack, the Kosmos Reserve and Old Time Alt are delicious! And a decent price as well, I've never seen it go for more than $7.99 for the pack.

http://www.beerbouquet.com/press/news/beerprofile/shiner-family-renunion-variety-pack.html

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@dows: The Shiner Family Reunion is the only way you can buy Kosmos Reserve, which is a good beer named after their original Brewmaster, Kosmos Spoetzl. It also has one other seasonal beer that you can't buy on its own. There was a prickly pear beer up until a few weeks ago. Now it is a Czech style pilsner called Shiner 101.

http://www.shiner101.com/

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@mcullers: Thanks for the info! Prickly pear sounds wonderful, I'll have to keep my eyes open for it next time it rolls around. I really like Shiner all around.

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@mcullers: Shiner Redbird sounds interesting -- I'll keep an eye out for it.

The grapefruit notes in my friend's Pale Ale homebrew comes entirely from the Citra hops.

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Yuengling
Labatt Blue

Obviously opinions will vary widely on this topic.

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Westvleteren XII
Sierra Nevada Big Foot
Deschutes Jubelale
Sierra Nevada Torpedo
Rogue Dead Guy
Stone Arrogant Bastard
That is all.

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I miss Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold a lot. Odell's 90 Shilling was always a big favorite too. Breckenridge Brewing's vanilla porter was always top notch as well. Victory's Golden Monkey is always delicious

Nowadays, I mostly get what's local:
-Peddler Brewing's Caramel ESB
-Fremont Dark Star or Universal
-Pumpkin ales out of Elysian
-Deschutes Mirror Pond and Obsidian
-Anything from Burnside Brewing
-[redacted] in Bothell -- it's secret!
-Elliott Bay's Vietnamese Coffee Stout
-Anything not hoppy out of Big E

Edit: Whatever homebrew I currently have. =) (Vanilla porter at the moment!)

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@davidschronic: I like the Sierra Tumbler the best!

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@jako99: Mine too! Great German import! Me and my brothers call them Franzi brahs lol!

I also love Sierra Nevada
Great Lakes Brewing Company Holy Moses White(seasonal)
Great Lakes Brewing Co Burning River
Sierra Nevada Torpedo
Three Frogs IPA

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Lefthand Nitro Milk Stout

Yummmm

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Yuengling
Wachusett Blueberry

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Hard to nail it down to one beer. I like different stuff depending on my mood, the seasons, how much I want to remember the next day, the curvature of the earth, etc. But here's a few faves:

Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla - Rauchbier Weizen (I'd have to give this a slight nod if I went for overall favorite)
New Belgium Brew. - Trippel
New Belgium Brew. - Abbey
Boston Beer Co. - Cherry Wheat (I know Sam gets a lot of shit but I must say I love this and their Noble Pils)
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven - La Trappe Quadrupel
North Coast Brew. - Old Rasputin (this stuff really earned its name, great sipper)

And my old standby, Miller High Life, because it's the best tasting macro lager I've found to date. I could still see myself enjoying a few of these even if I had a solid career and the cash to buy better stuff.

Also a couple local APAs that I doubt anyone would know. Really been getting into APAs lately, I must say Sierra Nevada is still probably the best one I've found.

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@nmchapma: Have you had any Lonerider? They have a few good ones, I want to try their new one, the Cowboy in Black.

Also their labels are hella easy to remove for homebrew, besides painted bottles you can't beat that.

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Too many to mention, but I love Dogfish Head, Troegs, Victory, Stone, Yards, I'm not very picky as long as it's good and made with quality ingredients. Homebrew is also delicious whether made by yourself or your buddy. You can always use more ingredients than commercial beers and they are usually bottle conditioned, not force carbonated. Beer in general is pretty cool.

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@triplebud: Ooo, if you like the tumbler you would die for their Brown Ale. I was just up in Chico a couple of weeks ago. It is only available onsite but its a fabulous drink and the brewery's not too shabby either :p

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@davidschronic: mmm that sounds tasty!! Road trip! I'm staying at your house? :)

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Anything Dogfish Head (which I see @dogbountyhunter1 mentioned). I tend to like fall and winter seasonal ales -- I'll buy an assortment from a small brewery to try them out. But I look forward to October + Dogfish Head Punkin ale http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/the-brews/seasonal-brews/punkin-ale.htm

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@triplebud: I require a 15 minute notice but other than that it's open season!

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Dogfish Head India Brown Ale is another excellent selection.

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Pretty much anything by Left Hand or Great Lakes.
The Stranger (Tastes a little like a rye, little like an ale, little like a stout)
Nitro (Incredibly creamy milk stout, akin to chocolate milk)
Elliot Ness (amber lager, slightly sweet and tangy, very toasty)