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Best everyday drinking beer?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by DEdesings57, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Aficionado (230) Wyoming Jan 10, 2013

    I shamelessly love Avery's White Rascal. I wouldn't say it's an amazing beer or even an outstanding Belgian wit. It's like guilty pleasure candy to me though. So easy to drink. So if I'm not feeling adventurous and just want a sixer of something refreshing, I'll go with White Rascal. Especially if it's hot out.
  2. IPA: stone. Stout: left hand milk. Pale ale: bass. Porter: anchor. Lager: Yuengling. BMC: rolling rock. Wheat: blue moon.
  3. ImJ2x

    ImJ2x Aficionado (175) California Jan 3, 2012

    Ruination. FRESH.
  4. The only thing I can say to that is, "one man's liver is another man's paté".
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  5. CreightonSM

    CreightonSM Savant (410) New York Dec 23, 2010

    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
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  6. Zimm

    Zimm Advocate (550) New Jersey May 18, 2012 Beer Trader

    Left Hand Saw Tooth Ale is my go to beer I could drink everyday and still love!
  7. Harpoon IPA is a really solid choice in New England. Otherwise, Lagunitas IPA you can't go wrong.

    Agree with ChanChan too- Anchor Steam is solid.
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  8. Jack's Abby Hoponius Union, Weihenstephaner Heffe, Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye, and Maine Beer Company Peeper Pale Ale are super crushable and refreshing.
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  9. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (870) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

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  10. rodlavers

    rodlavers Savant (490) Pennsylvania Jun 20, 2012

    In no particular order of preference:

    Bell's Two Hearted
    Founders All Day IPA
    Lagunitas Day Time
    Lagunitas New Dog
    Half Acre Daisy Cutter
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  11. BeerMeInStl

    BeerMeInStl Advocate (630) Missouri Jan 26, 2013

    These are some of my everyday drinkers:

    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    New Belgium 1554 or Abbey Ale
    Lagunitas Maximus
    Boulevard Single-Wide IPA
  12. MichPaul

    MichPaul Champion (780) Michigan Jan 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    I'd have to say, if I don't count how hard it is to get:
    Zombie Dust
    Odd Sides Citra Pale
    Daisy Cutter
    Founders Porter
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  13. MichPaul

    MichPaul Champion (780) Michigan Jan 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    I had to chuckle at this... Sorry Lucas! :)
  14. Rather enjoying Red Hook IPA currently. If I have the money I will always upgrade to a Michigan made IPA.
  15. BrownNut

    BrownNut Savant (345) Florida Jul 11, 2011

    I usually only have a fridge full of interesting stuff I haven't tried before, and that takes up the majority of my drinking, but sometimes I'm not feeling thinky and just want some enjoyable stuff on hand for thought-free casual enjoyment.

    For me, Sierra Nevada Stout fills this bill more often than not. What a well made, quality, tasty, comparatively inexpensive, always available, easy drinking beer that pushes the right buttons every time. It's the perfect nexus of an everyday drinker and a special. It's too special to be a party beer and not so special that I sit on it waiting for the right opportunity to have it under ideal conditions. Just right.

    I want a stout about 50% of the time so some others that make recurring appearances for me are CCB Maduro Brown and CCB Jai Alai IPA. Easy to get where I am and always on point. When it's in season I throw in SN Ruthless Rye. All three of those cycle regularly at my grocery store. I'd do Two Hearted and Stone Levitation more if my redneck liquor store wasn't so bad about keeping things way past date.
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  16. kylelenk

    kylelenk Savant (415) Michigan Apr 17, 2012

    Guinness or Newcastle. Won't break the bank. Readily available. Newcastle more in the summer, Guinness more in the winter.
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  17. JKIRBY

    JKIRBY Aficionado (225) Wisconsin Apr 4, 2010

    Founders Porter
    Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald
    New Glarus Spotted Cow
  18. Bartrash

    Bartrash Zealot (90) Pennsylvania May 12, 2010

    PBR or I would be living under a bridge.
  19. Came here to say this. Great price, sessionable and a perfect example of the style.
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  20. terrapinmark

    terrapinmark Zealot (85) Ohio Sep 23, 2010

    Zombie Dust and DFH 60!
  21. robwater

    robwater Savant (260) Colorado Jan 14, 2012

    Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro
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  22. GLBC Dortmunder Gold
    Odells 90 Shilling and IPA
    Deschutes Black Butte and Red Chair
    NBB Shift and Ranger
    August Shells Bock and Firebrick
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  23. DubbelTrubbel

    DubbelTrubbel Savant (270) Georgia Nov 19, 2012

    I second the Moon Man- it's a great light-bodied, nicely hopped beer.
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  24. APA: Sierra Nevada
    IPA: Bell's Two Hearted Ale
    Amber/Brown Ale: Fat Tire
    Porters/Stouts: Samuel Smith for Euro, Founders for American

    All that to say... Find your most liked style, and just find one of that style to be your "go to" beer. Experiment with the rest. Sierra Nevada and Bell's Two Hearted are really the only beers I frequent. Stouts and Porters are my favorite styles--which is precisely WHY I don't have a go to beer for them; I just keep trying new stuff.
  25. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Champion (980) Indiana Aug 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    And that's why I should not post from my phone on my breaks at work. lol.
  26. Gregfalone

    Gregfalone Savant (375) California Sep 5, 2012 Beer Trader

    I love being rich
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  27. patto1ro

    patto1ro Advocate (620) Netherlands Apr 26, 2004 Subscriber

    St. Bernardus Abt.
  28. Westmalle tripel and Orval. every day, for years and years and years.
    also something sour every other day or so. (obviously i buy all of these by the crate and box)
  29. icetrauma

    icetrauma Advocate (555) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Shiner Bock
    Karbach Hopadillo
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  30. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Advocate (635) New Jersey Mar 6, 2008 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Anchor Stream
    Brooklyn Lager
  31. Bblumoehr

    Bblumoehr Aficionado (100) New Jersey Jun 26, 2012 Subscriber

    Stone IPA
  32. Guy-T

    Guy-T Disciple (60) Michigan Jan 21, 2013

    Bell's two hearted
    Founders All Day IPA
    Milkin-its Rochester Red
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  33. tigrstylz

    tigrstylz Aficionado (225) Texas Jan 10, 2012

    Shiner FM 966 and Hops & Grain ALTeration
  34. Surprised no one's mentioned Full Sail's Sessions 12 packs, tasty beers at < $15 a 12 pack and seem to be in every decent beer store I've gone in. Both the red and the black lager are tasty, though I prefer the black. If you want something more hoppy but pretty drinkable, you could do worse than a Long Trail or Harpoon IPA. And though I really love hoppy brews, Long Trail's Double Bag is my default beer. It has a high ABV, but it's way too smooth for me to consider it a "sipping" beer.
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  35. FrankLloydMike

    FrankLloydMike Advocate (540) Massachusetts Aug 16, 2006 Subscriber

    I've been switching it up a bit more lately, but Smuttynose's Finestkind IPA and Shoals Pale Ale are probably the most common sights in my fridge for everyday beers. Until they pulled out of Mass, NEBCo's Sea Hag was in there a lot, as is stuff from Ipswich. Until I get a kegerator someday, everyday beers are confined to 12 oz bottles or cans.
  36. 21st Amendment Bitter American - any season
    Brooklyn Summer - summer
    Hobgoblin - fall/winter (a bit thick to truly session)
    Genny Bock - spring/late winter (they did something right)
    Augustiner Helles Lager - but only when in Germany and from the wooden keg
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  37. kannacker

    kannacker Disciple (65) Delaware Jul 30, 2010

    I am tired of drinking all of the above and as far as Sam Adams Lagers go it is one of the worst Lagers I ever drank!
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  38. kannacker

    kannacker Disciple (65) Delaware Jul 30, 2010

    Tired of all of them too!
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  39. kannacker

    kannacker Disciple (65) Delaware Jul 30, 2010

    Well Sam Adams Lager has got to be one of the worst lagers I ever drank!
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