My favorite beer of all times has to be Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout. A meal in a bottle. Trappist Dubbel is a strong 2nd. If you're looking for reasonably priced good beer, give about anything by Great Lakes Brewery a shot. Dortmunder Gold, Commodore Perry, Burning River, all very good. Spirits, my current favorite is Laphroig 10 yr (Islay Single Malt) will warm your belly, curl your toes, put hair on your chest, and make ya feel like your sitting next to a big bonfire by the sea.