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What was your first beer?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by devlishdamsel, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Member

    Location:
    Washington
    and how did if shape your first impression of beer?
    The first beer I ever had was a keystone light, lets just say i drank wine coolers for about a year untill i saw the light! Totally the worse beer ever!
  2. Kristenagrady

    Kristenagrady Member

    Corona. I loved it. Then I turned 21 and puked up a six pack and hated all beer until about 6 months ago when I tried a pisgah pale ale and realized beer was, in fact, awesome.
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  3. The first beer I ever had was a Bud Light. But the first real beer I had was a Samuel Adams Boston Lager. Ive been on the right track since
  4. jhartley

    jhartley Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Probably a Meister Brau, I wasn't of legal drinking age. I don't remember it being good and couldn't understand why he would want to drink it.
    When I turned 21 (living in PA) it was all about Yuengling Lager, which I will still enjoy from time to time.
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  5. T-RO

    T-RO Member

    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Miller High Life, 35 years ago.
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  6. BlackBelt5112203

    BlackBelt5112203 Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
    Budweiser when I was 17 years old. I couldn't believe that people actually chose to drink it.

    And no that doesn't mean I was a craft beer guy off the bat. It took me 4 years of drinking Natty Light to see the light.
  7. Hoppenheimer

    Hoppenheimer Member

    Location:
    Kentucky
    A Budweiser can my grandfather had in the fridge. My cousin convinced me Mexican food was better with beer. I hated it so much, I swore I would never try another beer! We were 14. We got grounded.
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  8. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Miller Lite. Had a similar reaction to most people here: disgust, but it still tasted better than what the same money would buy me in liquor, so I stuck with it, acquired a taste for it, and learned about craft beer. I started with Spotted Cow and haven't looked back.
  9. BigCheese

    BigCheese Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Coors Banquet Beer. was really really bad.
  10. WebGuyMike

    WebGuyMike Member

    Location:
    Florida
    This but replace Spotted Cow with Petrus Blond.
  11. Jadjunk

    Jadjunk Member

    Location:
    Georgia
    Magic Hat #9 for me. I remember trading for a Budweiser. What the hell was wrong with me?
  12. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    First beer I ever had was probably Hamm's out of a returnable bottle. hated it. I didn't even like beer until I was about 18. Then a friend introduced me to Dead Guy Ale. That sparked my love for craft beer.
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  13. HeyJim

    HeyJim Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    -Alcoholic dead beat dad convinced me to sip his Budweiser when I was 6. Hated it.
    -Stole a few of my step-grandfather's Coor's Lights when I was 16. OMG BEER IS AWESOME.
    -Went to a party with a keg of Yuengling when I was 19. HOLY SHIT! Beer that doesn't have commercials is even better!

    Sierra Nevada when I'm 25. What was that cereal flavored crap I drank before? Eh, who cares? This stuff rocks.
  14. CASK1

    CASK1 Member

    Location:
    Florida
    Genesee Cream Ale, stolen from my Dad's supply when I was in High School. That was a long time ago. What a long, strange (fun) trip it's been.
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  15. Lutter

    Lutter Member

    Location:
    Texas
    I used to take any beer lying around when I was 4-5 and chug it, so who knows. Back in those days, my dad was a Coors guy, so probably that. I'm serious, they'd tell people coming over "watch your beer, or it'll be gone". Of course, I was a one and done kinda kid back then.

    My dad said I always loved the taste of beer.
  16. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Member

    Location:
    Missouri
    My Dad let me have a sip of Busch when I was pretty young, I think I was indifferent to to the taste. By my standards these days it is nothing special but Busch will always have a place in my heart. Growing up in StL, it was the beer I remember "adults" drinking.
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  17. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Member

    Location:
    Washington
    i had several micros and definately liked them alright. But to be honest i didn't give a rip about beer, and become a scavenger until i had my first Belgian beer; Duvel.
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  18. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Member

    Location:
    New York
    Well done, son
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  19. LegalBrew87

    LegalBrew87 Member

    Location:
    California
    It was a Rolling Rock and I kept drinking them like water...oh wait...
  20. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Wow, that's a bold starting point. Congratulations!
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  21. SkeeterBoganski

    SkeeterBoganski Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    This. Although to be honest with you I think I was 13.
  22. loafinaround

    loafinaround Member

    Location:
    New York
    schmidt's beer... warm... leftover from dad's dinner glass. I was 3 or something. Wonder how I ever got to liking beer!
    (Family in germany helped me appreciate the good stuff that never is exported)
  23. jeevo

    jeevo Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Keystone Light. I was at my friend's house and his parents were out for the night. My friend's older sister and her friends had a bottle of Jack Daniels, Zima, and Keystone Light. I remember getting made fun of because I hated the taste of both the Jack and beer, and only drank the Zima.
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  24. First one I remember was Beck's on a high school trip to Germany. Tasted skunky as hell back then, probably would love it now if they actually still made it there ...
  25. WebGuyMike

    WebGuyMike Member

    Location:
    Florida
    Zima...that brings back memories.
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  26. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Had a Little Kings Cream Ale when I was in high school and it tasted like sh*t...I vowed to never drink beer again for the rest of my life. Thank goodness I don't hold grudges.
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  27. jeevo

    jeevo Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    For sure. Drank a lot of Zima, Mike's Hard Lemonade, and this stuff called DNA:


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  28. WebGuyMike

    WebGuyMike Member

    Location:
    Florida
    Me and my old roommates always tried to find better tasting shit than beer so Zima, Mikes, Smirnoff Ice, etc... were present during patches of our lives. Great times but I wish I knew then...
  29. Stevedore

    Stevedore Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    In college (Baltimore), I first had Corona with lime. It was ok and I decided the lime was to make the beer halfway drinkable. Mostly did mixed drinks such as Jack and Coke in college, mainly because I didn't enjoy the taste of BMCs, Keystone Light, Natty Bo.. As soon as I graduated, I moved to Philly and discovered craft beer including DFH- the 90 minute really did it for me and got me obsessed with IPAs which lead me to BA and to trying out all sorts of different beers.
  30. highdesertdrinker

    highdesertdrinker Member

    Location:
    Arizona
    PBR long before it was "hipster" beer.
  31. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    A Budweiser...from the back of a buddies closet...in Tennessee...in July...I was 15. Ended up puking lasagna all over him later that evening. I fucking hated beer.
  32. j47paco

    j47paco Member

    Location:
    California
    Red Dog...yeah, it's been a while.
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  33. LivingWeapon

    LivingWeapon Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Well i started off drinking Budweiser and all the stuff, Bud was my favorite beer til I got taken out to this bar that had like 20 or so craft beer choices on tap. I started that night off with a Bud light but then got scolded for that one haha. So then I had a Goose Island Green Line and a Abita Purple Haze and immediately hated Bud after, so those were the first two craft I had and they will always have a place in my heart for getting me into this addiction of trying every new beer I can get my hands on.
  34. Brunite

    Brunite Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    4-5-6 years of age?

    Sipping my Grandad's foam from his Strohs. Loved that Bohemian lager as a young'en.
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  35. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    My first sip of beer was a Busch my friend's parents let me try when I was 13 and I hated it. First beer I actually drank the whole can of was a Budweiser or something of the sort that my cousins gave me when I was 15...still hated it. They told me I'd eventually get used to the taste. Then, a month later I tried a Honey Brown...still hated it. Eventually, I drank enough Yuengling, MGD and Miller High Life over the course of my late high school career that, yes, I did get used to the taste but still opted for Tuaca and *shudder* Boons Farm and Mad Dog. Then, when I was 19, my girlfriend convinced me to apply for a job as a host at a local brewpub called Dogfish Head. Had a 60 minute and a Raison, said "this is pretty good!" and the rest is history.
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  36. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Sober til I was 21. My friends thought a Coors light was a good starter beer. First and only!
  37. LeRose

    LeRose Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Schlitz if you count a swig from Dads bottle...It was all he drank until they changed the formula and it gave him headaches. Carling Black Label and PBR at gramps, then pretty much Miller High Life, the champagne of bottled beers... I remember Piels Real Draft in the little barrel bottle being around a lot. Red Dog was probably the absolute low point...but at least I didn't buy it! I can't remember my first draft, actually.

    First craft type beer was Samuel Smiths Tadcaster Porter, probably in my mid- twenties. Eventually, Boston Beer came along.

    Always liked beer for the flavor and refreshment, and as much cheap stuff as i pounded in bulk (and paid for in more ways than one) never gave up on it. I do believe the mass produced was better tasting back in the day...plus ignorance was bliss...and I eventually learned quality vs. quantity. I gave up volume guzzling right around turning 21 after a horrendous experience with shots of scotch, cheap beers, a missed opportunity, and a three day room spinning hangover...I can't drink scotch to this day :) That story doubles in the worst beer experience thread!
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  38. paulys55

    paulys55 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Probably a Bud or Miller product when I was like 10 years old...couldn't believe people actually drank that stuff without a gun to their heads. I think at that age, I wouldn't have liked any beer but its hard to say.
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  39. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Bitburger when I was 18. I had a German exchange program and while in Germany tried it and liked it. Got me hooked on beer once I was back in the US and turned to Miller Lite and Corona for years until finally trying Berryweiss which was kind of my gateway into craft along with Killians Irish Red.
  40. Mr_Brodie

    Mr_Brodie Member

    Location:
    New York
    First tried Lowenbrau warm poured over ice on New Years eve, 14 years old. Nobody in my family drank beer. I can probably count that as my first vintage also.
    First time drunk were Fosters oil cans at 17. Australian for beer American for puke.

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