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"crap" beers you have a soft spot for and why

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by YieldToNothing, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. ElijahRivera

    ElijahRivera Savant (380) New York Jun 30, 2009

    If you add Genny, and Genny Bock when it is in season, I completely agree with you. I have a sentimental link to Genny, because I went to school in Rochester, and I used to drink gallons of High Life and PBR while bartending on Martha's Vineyard. Rolling Rock and Yuengling are just decent cheap beers along with the others mentioned.
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  2. rather

    rather Savant (455) California May 31, 2013

    cave creek chili beer yum. pbr is also good
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  3. Keep Yuengling and PBR for cookouts / company and will drink both if there's nothing but (worse) shxt beer at whatever restaurant / gathering i'm patronizing :/
  4. fishmich

    fishmich Advocate (580) Michigan Apr 11, 2013 Beer Trader

    Budweiser. it was the beer my dad always drank when he drank. also im a roofer and something about a Budweiser when you come down the ladder on a brutally hot and dirty day is one of the most rewarding and refreshing beers ill ever have. also, KBS is hard to play beer pong with, as well as expensive. ive also tried it with two hearted and that is bad as well.
  5. Miller High Life, before I got into craft beer it was all I drank. Now I drink it and I wonder "How did I like this so much?" But, it's still kinda special to me.
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  6. BadgerBrewer16

    BadgerBrewer16 Aficionado (215) Wisconsin Jan 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    pbr its what I cut my teethon
  7. olekern

    olekern Aficionado (175) California Sep 25, 2010

    Gordon Biersch...except that I don't think it as bad as I think many people complain about. The Sommerbrau I had last night tasted rather K├Âlsch-like to me!
  8. Ranbot

    Ranbot Advocate (620) Pennsylvania Nov 27, 2006

    Yuengling and Lionshead (Lionshead's rebus puzzle caps are fun too!)
  9. PBR--Because for being what it is, it actually has taste

    Landshark--Sometimes you just want to get drunk and drink a lot of beer. It goes down easy, especially on a hot day at the beach or in the river.
  10. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,285) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Beer Trader

    Corona with chips and salsa fishing or on a 100 degree day,i buy this brew from time to time and i enjoy it
  11. Wrigfen

    Wrigfen Savant (275) South Carolina Feb 23, 2013

    Schaefer my go to beer decades ago when I was young. Preferred it over Budweiser, Reingold, Old Milwaukee all neighborhood staples. Have to try it again if I see it. Has to be at least more than 35-40 years since I had one.
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  12. Lionshead, Pacifico, Modello, Tecate, Schlitz Gusto, PBR and (I'm ashamed to admit) Ice House...all are good beers (well...except the Ice House) and they are welcome alternatives at the right time and the right place especially a party depending on the crowd. There are a lot of people who don't like craft beers or just don't appreciate a good beer. No snobbery here...drink up and enjoy life's too short to get all hung up.
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  13. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Savant (380) Florida Feb 20, 2013 Beer Trader

    Soft spot for Pacifico with a dash of salt and a small squeeze of lime. It's a Cabo staple.
  14. San Miguel, because I could buy a six-pack for $1 in Korea in 1987, and it didn't count against my monthly Class VI ration.
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  15. derftron

    derftron Savant (440) Oregon Feb 8, 2012

    Mickeys grenades = my high school and college in a nutshell. and at least there is some ABV there

    Not a crap beer at all, but not at all as good as what is out there is Mac and Jacks African Amber. that was my first "craft" beer, along with Fat Tire. But I hate Fat Tire now and still enjoy African Amber.

    As for swill beer (coors, MGD, bud, PBR, rolling rock, etc.) just cant do it. no point
  16. charlzm

    charlzm Champion (950) California Sep 3, 2007 Beer Trader

    If I'm in a Mexican restaurant and they don't have any craft beers, I'll have a Negro Modelo, a Dos Equis Amber or a Bohemia. In all other circumstances, I will have craft beer only or soda.

    I skipped the "drinking shitty beer" stage and went straight from hating beer (macros were all I knew) to loving craft beer, so I don't have any fond memories that involve macros.
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  17. Miller Lite! Oh beer of my youth. I also drank the BEAST, but the memories are not so fine.
    However, my favorite mass produced beer is Warsteiner, to which I was introduced while serving the US Army in Germany. Still love Warsteiner. Ein Bier Bitte!
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  18. Larrygto

    Larrygto Aficionado (240) Arizona May 28, 2012

    I should start a thread "Beers your ashamed to admit you like" and see if someone posts something?
  19. JMS1512

    JMS1512 Champion (890) New Jersey Feb 18, 2013 Subscriber

    I do. HOWEVER, I find that to go well with nachos and other corn based dishes. But that's just me.
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    VDODSON Savant (320) North Dakota Feb 5, 2013

    Icehouse, had a fake id as a teen and used to get blasted out of my mind on a 12 pack when my parents went to sleep.
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  21. leezy

    leezy Savant (250) Minnesota Sep 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    Grainbelt Premium/Nordeast
    Miller Lite

    -Both these brands got me through college and helped me discover craft beer
  22. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,270) Indiana Aug 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    Be on the lookout for these.......

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  23. dirtyfab

    dirtyfab Savant (265) New York Oct 21, 2004

    regular coors
  24. High Life
    Coors Golden Banquet
  25. dennis3951

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

  26. Miller Lite.. our go to beer when I lived in Tx
    Labatts and Molson Canadian our go to beers here in NY now
    Miller pony bottles and Genny longnecks when I was a kid
  27. thegodfather1076

    thegodfather1076 Savant (395) Ohio Oct 11, 2009

    Miller High Life...my dad, grandpa, and a bunch of the old-timers at the Italian Club that I belong to always drink it so it is my go to crap beer!! Just a classic!
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  28. Wookiefist

    Wookiefist Aficionado (150) North Carolina Jul 25, 2013 Beer Trader

    Pabst is my go to non craft beer even though I don't consider it crap I consider it delicious.
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  29. TheCuriograph

    TheCuriograph Savant (365) New York Apr 1, 2013 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I will never remove Coors Light from my rotation. These days, I sort of love having it sitting in the fridge between the Ten FIDY and the Devil Dancer
  30. kingofhop

    kingofhop Advocate (565) Oklahoma May 9, 2010

    No such thing as "crap" beer. One man's trash is another man's treasure.
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  31. Dude, chill out and stop taking yourself so seriously. This post is about your "guilty pleasure" and why. I like good food but still enjoy Taco Hell on occasion. I like good music but can still rock out to Ratt (to bring back the good ol' '80's).

    We get it. You like good beer. Play along.
  32. rangerzx3

    rangerzx3 Aficionado (205) Iowa Apr 17, 2012 Beer Trader

    I still enjoy a red stripe every now and then!
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  33. Molson - because drinking Canadian beer at a Bruins game is ironic in a good way
    Black Label - beacuse I want to relive my college days
    Corona - because I want to stick a lime in a beer
    Blue Moon - because that was a night where I might have been the most s***faced ever
    Pabst - because all the hipsters love it
    Bud Light - because $1 drafts are awesome and I love paying $8 for one at a Sox game
    Miller 64 - because I'm watching my weight
  34. tone77

    tone77 Champion (750) Pennsylvania May 20, 2009 Beer Trader

    Olde English 800 and Colt 45. Reminds me of my high school years, passing around 40's with my crew.
  35. PBR of course
  36. Ballantine. Why? Wu Tang.
  37. MCain04

    MCain04 Savant (435) Texas Jan 3, 2013 Beer Trader

    Yuengling has such a soft spot in my heart that I feel bad calling it a crap beer. It's like calling your first girlfriend ugly.
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  38. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    Molson Golden, Canadian and Export.

    Old Style

  39. Oh, God. Steel Reserve - I bought it to get drunk, but I had to choke it down. Never thought I'd see anyone say they liked the taste! But, hey, to each their own.
  40. ironchefmiyagi13

    ironchefmiyagi13 Advocate (660) Tennessee Jan 9, 2013 Beer Trader

    Gotta be red stripe!
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