Favorite Beer

Discussion in 'Beer & Ale' started by onoku, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I am with some others on this.  Whatever you buy and chill, I will be gracious enough to enjoy with you!
     
  2. My personal favorites are:

    1. Moose Drool

    2. Negra Modelo

    3. Newcastle

    4. Birra Moretti/Kirin Ichiban (tied)

    5. Sapporo

    These are all pretty close in preference, but different. I mostly like dark and brown ales, but Sapporo, Kirin Ichiban and Moretti seem to brew lagers with a nice flavor and texture without being watery.
     
  3. I love Captain Trips Cosmic Ale(IPA), Monkey on the Mainline Porter, Dark Star Ale(Brown Ale). Those are my 3 main beers I make. Haven't found too many commercials that can match them.

    For commercials I love Racer 5, Triple Karmeleit, Samichlaus. Love the fresh hop brews a few breweries have out now. Terrapin Hopsecutioner is my usual one when I have to buy some for just drinking.
     
  4. Racer 5's a good one.

    Commercial beers simply fall flat on their faces compared to micro brews and homebrews. 

    Moose Drool is awesome, because it's really complex, Big Sky did a great job formulating it. I'm waiting for Spring when they'll start selling Troutslayer again!

    It's ridiculous, I work at a hotel that's a major wine-country destination, but their beer selection is pathetic, varieties of piss in a can, such as bud, bud light, coors, coors light and corona, then they have better ones like Guinness and heineken, and their best selection is Fat Tire. A+ wine list, D- beer list.

    I'd hoped for at least something local, like Anchor Steam, and Napa Brewsmith to crop up, but so far, so bad.
     
  5. Moose Drool is good. I have a friend that makes a very good clone of it. I hate going to nice places and all they have are the BMC beers. And you ask for an import and they say. Oh yeah, we have Corona and Heineken too. Like that's something special or something. Makes me want to gag.
     
  6. kjlued

    kjlued Smoke Blower

    WNC
    I am a little shy on variety right now, but here is one of everything currently in my aresonal.

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    From left to right

    Ommegang - Abbey Ale 8.5%

    Great Divide - Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout 9.5% 

    Red Hook - Spring Limited Release 9.5%

    Lagunitas - IPA

    Lagunitas - Lucky 13 8.56%

    Stone - Ruination IPA 7.7%

    Bells - Cherry Stout 7%

    Bells - Expedition Stout 10.5%

    Bells - Hopslam 10%

    Yuenglings - Porter

    Brooklyn - Black Chocolate Stout 10%

    Guinness - Foreign Extra 7.5%

    Old Rasputin - Russian Imperial Stout 9%

    Founders - Centennial IPA 7.2%

    Founders - Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale 8.5%

    Founders - Devil Dancer Triple IPA 12%

    Founders - Nemesis (2010) 12%

    Founders - Back Woods Bastard Oak Aged Scotch Ale (Extremely Limited) 10.2%

    Founders - KBS Oak Aged Stout (Extremely Limited) 11.2%

    Maresous - Triple 10%

    Kasteel - Donker 11.2%

    Oskar Blues - Tenfiddy 10.5%
     
  7. onoku

    onoku Smoke Blower

    Shy on variety my arse! That is one hell of a selection you have there. And nice crib!
     
  8. Hey kjlued does WNC stand for Western NC.  Do you brew? We may know each other or we have common friends.
     
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Hey Scott, maybe he did know you, but after drinking all of those beers on his list, he might not remember you.  [​IMG]

    Bear
     
  10. Yup. It wouldn't be the first time.
     
  11. kjlued

    kjlued Smoke Blower

    WNC
    Yup, WNC = Western NC

    Yes, I have brewed but not since I moved here 3 years ago.

    I actually just started buying the stuff to brew again, but have not started a batch yet.

    Unfortunately spare time is scarce because of work.

    I work 6 days a week which means little time for smoking, riding motorcycles, brewing beer, and the many other activities I like to do or would like to try doing.

    I am a just a huge beer fanatic....obviously. 

    I have been known to have up to 36 (maybe more) different kinds of beer in my fridge at one time.

    Nice thing about being a beer connoisseur is that it is a hobby I can enjoy every day weather I have an hour or 12 hours. lol
     
  12. kjlued

    kjlued Smoke Blower

    WNC
    Thanks, and like mentioned I have had more in the arsenal in the past (I would say 2 doz is the average though and that is 22).

    As far as the Crib goes, I got it cheap.

    Nobody ever believes what I pay.
     
  13. jborvrnut

    jborvrnut Newbie

    Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard

    GreenFlash IPA

    Stone Imperial Russian Stout

    So far those are the clear favorites but am always trying new stuff. Does anyone know where I can get Yuengling in the So Cal area or in Las Vegas? I've been looking but have not had any luck.
     
  14. cycletrash

    cycletrash Meat Mopper

    In Ohio ...Rolling Rock
     
  15. kjlued

    kjlued Smoke Blower

    WNC
    Another one of my favorites, but I can not get it here.

    Used to be able to but they never got it in this last year.

    I can drive about 30+ miles though and get it in SC or pick it up when I go visit my sister in Ga.

    I do need to make an SC beer run again though as I have not in a while and there are several things down there I like that I can not get up here.
     
  16. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Some of our norms: Amber Bock, Shock Top Belgian White, Cable Car, dos equis amber and Mich Ultra
     
  17. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have over my life drank many good beers, here are a few of my favorite ones.
    1. Pabst Blue Ribbon
    2. Miller Genuine Draft
    3. Boulevard (Any Flavor as it is local to KC)
    4. Samuel Adams
    And of course I can't forget to mention a couple that a friend sent me from Montana that I really liked and have to include.

    If I could get these two in Kansas they would be at the top of my list...

    Pig Ass Porter - a world class dark ale (You Gotta Love The Name...LOL)

    Beltian White - a delicious wheat beer with a hint of citrus

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  18. burn-it

    burn-it Smoke Blower

    I think Guinness Stout is considered lunch.  However, it's high on my list.  Shiner was was what I drank while living in Texas.  I was surprised to see that you can get it here in San Diego. 

    In no particular order, I also like:  Negra Modelo, Killian's Red, Pete's Wicked Ale . . .
     
  19. burn-it

    burn-it Smoke Blower

     . . . and a San Diego local - Red Trolley.
     
  20. kjlued

    kjlued Smoke Blower

    WNC
    You can get it pretty much anywhere.

    It is sold here in NC too.
     

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