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The One that made you like beer.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by TastyAdventure, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. WagonCircler

    WagonCircler Savant (285) New York May 15, 2011

    Michelob was the first beer I ever had and I loved it. My cousin gave it to me when I was 14.
     
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  2. dhannes

    dhannes Savant (360) Wisconsin Feb 14, 2010

    I think my first sip of beer was probably from my dad's Old Milwaukee, which I didn't like at first. I guess the first one that really jumped out at me was Augsburger Bock...then probably Sam Adams' Boston Lager a few years later.
     
  3. Anchor Steam.
     
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  4. In the mid 90s, Hacker Pschorr Weisse is what got me to appreciate beer.
     
  5. CTJman

    CTJman Advocate (695) Connecticut Jan 14, 2013

    Traveling to Nantucket every year I found my way into Cisco Brewery. Cisco Whales Tale started it off for me.
     
  6. A friend bought a Rabid Duck and didn't like it. He offered it to me and my love affair with Imperial Stouts began!
     
  7. Blue Point Hoptical Illusion.
     
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  8. MinnesotaMoon

    MinnesotaMoon Zealot (80) Minnesota Jan 15, 2013

    McEwan's Scotch Ale opened my eyes to the beer world
     
  9. Pilsner Urquell and Saison Dupont.
     
  10. Davihaw

    Davihaw Savant (320) Illinois Jun 19, 2012

    Bass was the first beer I could get down without spitting it out. Then Gumballhead was the beer that got me into craft beer.
     
  11. deaner269

    deaner269 Zealot (75) Michigan Jul 14, 2012

    Bell's Oberon, and a monster was born.
     
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  12. CreightonSM

    CreightonSM Savant (295) New York Dec 23, 2010

    Sierra Nevada Torpedo
     
  13. Mine is a weird one...it was Fraoch. Bought it because I liked the artwork on the bottle. Still drink it once in a while.
     
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  14. secondtooth

    secondtooth Savant (375) Indiana Dec 14, 2007

    Honey Brown was an early pre-craft staple.

    Was originally "turned" due to having Blue Moon and Fat Tire at a wonderful Sigur Ros concert many years back...
     
  15. nogophers

    nogophers Savant (295) Minnesota Jun 28, 2011

    Fat Tire was it for me. Then 90 Shilling and it only got better from there.
     
  16. Surya

    Surya Initiate (20) New Jersey Sep 13, 2012

    I always enjoyed drinking beer at a brew pub. It was fresh and something different than the regular beer. Then I got introduced to something incredible which my friend called the craft beer. My first beer was Firestone walker Double Jack and I haven't looked back after that...
     
  17. Racer 5
     
  18. BierStein711

    BierStein711 Savant (250) Illinois Oct 12, 2011

    Sapporo, Harp Lager, and Erdinger Weissbier
     
  19. For me it was the Dogfish 60 about 5 years ago.
     
  20. Steeeve

    Steeeve Savant (255) Pennsylvania Nov 16, 2010

    I usually credit Magic Hat #9 as making me realize beer didn't have to take like tinny seltzer, though I give the craft beer epiphany title to DFH Aprihop.
     
  21. Magic Hat #9.
     
  22. SNPA, Boston Lager and Chimay Blue
     
  23. csiewert

    csiewert Savant (310) Oregon Apr 10, 2009

    My friend's mom used to give me copious amounts of Widmer Hefeweizen and Drop Top ;-)
     
  24. wizzy

    wizzy Aficionado (165) Michigan May 20, 2006

    Molson Golden. shudder.
     
  25. OMsweetOM

    OMsweetOM Savant (340) California Feb 1, 2011

    Red Hook ESB
     
  26. PaulMin4

    PaulMin4 Aspirant (35) New York Jan 28, 2013

    Saranac IPA
     
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  27. Had been drinking beer for years and always enjoyed the result then one day I had a Labatt IPA. Thats when the light went on.
     
  28. Bartrash

    Bartrash Zealot (85) Pennsylvania May 12, 2010

    Yuengling Premium.
    It tasted better when I stole it from my dad.
    Then he bought Genny Cream Ale to piss me off.
     
  29. Heavy Seas Loose Cannon
     
  30. I was 5 and it was a briefly unattended Old Mill, i sure enjoyed dad's "soda".

    As for my introduction to good beer, i remember it fondly. I was at my first "beer bar", Freakin Frog in Vegas with some friends who were into craft and belgian beers. I was leery of all the tap handles and styles and was about to order a miller light. "Here, try this one", a tall thin glass of cloudy yellow beer was slid in front of me. I remember there was a name on the glass in blue letters, WITTEKERKE...i was saved that day! Still one of my favorite summer beers.
     
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  31. Pecan

    Pecan Savant (410) California Dec 20, 2012

    Three Floyds Robert the Bruce.

    I was in university and a local bar had schooner night, or fishbowl night as we liked to call it, every Thursday night. For $3 you get a fill of anything on tap. So one night I'm staring at the menu and I see some beast of a beer is listed at 7%. So you're telling me I can get the equivalent of 4+ beers in alcohol content for $3?!? Sign me up!

    The bartender brings me the schooner full and I carry it back to the table. One sip and I was blown away. I couldn't believe that beer could taste this good AND have that much alcohol in it. Ended up being a pretty frequent Thursday night stop for me.

    A couple things I find funny now: 1. RtB is still one of my favorite beers on the planet. 2. I started drinking RtB because of the "massive ABV" but now sort of consider it my lightweight session go-to.
     
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  32. krl2112

    krl2112 Advocate (575) Illinois Nov 10, 2012

    I think mine was Sam Adams Boston lager.
     
  33. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
     
  34. New Castle was the first beer that I tried, which although I didn't love it, opened me to the idea that I might love beer. Surly Furious sealed it.
     
  35. Can not remember ever not liking beer. Drank plenty of Budweiser in my youth in the 70's. Discovered imorted beer in the 80's but my appreciation went to a whole new level with the discovery of beers like Trois Pistoles and Hennepin.
     
  36. New Castle, Allagash white, ipswich pale ale.
     
  37. Sierra Nevada
     
  38. sukwonee

    sukwonee Advocate (540) Washington Dec 13, 2011

    I think it was probably Mac and Jacks
     
  39. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (410) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    not fantastic but it was my first experience outside of Miller or Bud and it was wonderful.
     

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