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What was your first beer?

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

  1. hoparoundnw2337

    hoparoundnw2337 Member

    Location:
    Washington
    Mine was Blatz @ 16 with Dad while grilling. I think that is how its spelled. Does it still exist back in the midwest?
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  2. Hopportunistic

    Hopportunistic Member

    Location:
    Alabama
    Ah, Mickey's Big Mouth ! I know them well. In fact, I still have an empty on my dresser that I use for spare change. Arguably a better use for the bottle !!
  3. Hopportunistic

    Hopportunistic Member

    Location:
    Alabama
    There used to be a lot of Blatz beer around, but I haven't seen any in decades. They were another Milwaukee, WI brewer started by German immigrants.
  4. Kinsman

    Kinsman Member

    Location:
    California
    My first full beer was Boston Lager when I split a 12 pack with a few friends in high school. Of course, we also split a 30 rack of Busch Light that night as well. Even at 17 I knew there was a difference between cheap beer for getting shitty and good beer for enjoying and to this day I still keep some cheap beer on hand for this very reason.
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  5. hoparoundnw2337

    hoparoundnw2337 Member

    Location:
    Washington
    Funny what you remember... I remember the can well. Whiteish silver with the brown logo. A great thread...
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  6. Hopportunistic

    Hopportunistic Member

    Location:
    Alabama
    Thanks ! My first day here. What took me so long ? ;)
  7. Hopportunistic

    Hopportunistic Member

    Location:
    Alabama
  8. vader06

    vader06 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    I was 5 years old when I had my first taste of beer. Being real young it was PBR and I thought it tasted real bad. I remember thinking at the time why would anybody drink the stuff. Tastes change of course and PBR is not a bad beer but not a favorite.
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  9. BetterBeerPlz

    BetterBeerPlz Member

    Location:
    Arkansas
    I think it was a Busch, but it might have been a Busch Light. Followed that up with a Milwaukee's Best a few days later. What a start!
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  10. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    MGD...i think i was 10 or 11 years old....first impression was "YUM"....i think.....
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  11. jesskidden

    jesskidden Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Pabst bought local rival Blatz in the late 1950's, but the Feds made them sell it off over anti-trust concerns. The brand was eventually bought by Heileman in the late '60's, as one of that company's early big brand acquisition on their way to becoming a national player and "Big 6" brewing company. Heileman even named the "microbrewery" they built in Milwaukee in the 1980's after Val Blatz (that facility is now Leinenkugel's second brewery).

    Blatz is now back in the Pabst portfolio (after buying most of the Heileman/Stroh collection in '99 when Stroh threw in the bartowel), brewed by Miller and apparently reduced to being a local Great Lakes regionally distributed brand.
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  12. Hopportunistic

    Hopportunistic Member

    Location:
    Alabama
    Yeah, I imagine that a lot of regional midwestern (and probably elsewhere, too) breweries that went under were later consolidated and absorbed into the "big guys" who survived. The same thing has happened in the glass bottle industry in this country.
  13. Snowrs

    Snowrs Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    I have no idea it was a long time ago in a beer world far far away. I can say for a fact it was a light lager probably knowing my dads preferences it was an Old Style.
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  14. brewsader

    brewsader Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    i tried bud light about three or four times before i finished a whole can of it. first craft beer i had was dfh punkin and i never looked back.
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  15. ScottUCF84

    ScottUCF84 Member

    Location:
    Florida
    BMC like most, probably in 1998-99, 8th or 9th grade. First beer to get me into craft, Blue Moon in 2005.
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  16. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Member

    Location:
    California
  17. Giantspace

    Giantspace Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    As a small child I tried my friends dads warm Schaefer. Just the smell was enough to make me hate beer at 10. My first real beer was a Michelob in high school and it was not good but not horrible. Before that it was gin and tonic. After the Michelob the beer went down hill for a while and I found good beer on a trip to England in 1986. That started my beer love and I have never looked back. It was hard to find good beer back then. I ended up drinking lots of porters. Khyber always had good beer , Copa too with Tom Peters and then Sugar moms opened and Philly became a great beer city really fast.

    Enjoy
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  18. Giantspace

    Giantspace Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania

    I cut my hands on those rip open tops more than once. Still made but it has a twist off top now.

    Enjoy
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  19. ndepriest

    ndepriest Member

    Location:
    Georgia
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    I have two older brothers that are into craft beer so I never had to suffer through a BMC phase. Still one of my favorites.
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  20. AnthonyVincent

    AnthonyVincent Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Disregarding my fear of sounding like a tool: Chimay Red. My father, presumably a little drunk at a party, wanted me to know good beer before friends and college ruined me with Rolling Rock and 40s. The beauty might have been lost on 16 yr old me, but the seed was effectively planted.
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  21. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Can't remember if it was Farsons Cisk Lager, or Farsons Traditional Shandy sometime in the 80's when visiting Malta with my parents.
  22. mellowmark

    mellowmark Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Michelob Golden Light
  23. powz87

    powz87 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    old style when i was like 6. ribbed can an all
  24. Icarus

    Icarus Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Thanks for the info on Blatz. A buddy of mine's parents used to drink that like fish, their beer fridge was always stocked full of Blatz bottles. We used to drink it when our swill (High life, Special Export, Schmidt, Stroh's etc..) ran out. We used to call it Blatz splatz and tease his parents that you got a free roll of toilet paper with every case purchased. Fun times.
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  25. Dannywhitewash

    Dannywhitewash Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    My first beer encounter was a Keg stand. I couldn't tell you what that nasty beer was. If i were to guess, i'd say Nati Lite.
  26. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Member

    Location:
    Texas
    First beer was coors light. It was my "go to" beer for quite some time. I definitely don't enjoy it anymore, but my love for it made me wanna try new beers, and I'm glad I did!
  27. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Bud Light. Didn't like it. Didn't hate it. Probably because it doesn't taste like anything.
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  28. LivingWeapon

    LivingWeapon Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    My first beer was a Budweiser, its all my dad drinks so yeah...

    As far as craft goes it was a GI Green Line, thats the beer that got me started down this craft beer road.

    And for the whole Blatz discussion, Im pretty sure thats what I got at this concert venue for $2(which for a beer at a concert venue is a pretty nice price) sometime early last year.
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  29. MattXT

    MattXT Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Pretty sure my first one was a Bud Light pilfered from my dad's stash around 14 or 15. I think I expected it to be worse than it actually was.
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  30. rocdoc1

    rocdoc1 Member

    Location:
    New Mexico
    Probably Miller High Life from a can on the deck of my Dad's boat fishing in the Gulf of Mexico around 1964 or 65. Great stuff with a ham sandwich eaten from a hand that smelled like bait.
  31. JimSmetana

    JimSmetana Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    One of these I am sure..
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  32. ventura78

    ventura78 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    me too,,,,,,,,39 years ago.
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  33. grandmachine

    grandmachine Member

    Location:
    California
    I think it was Rolling Rock when I almost turned 21. I remember drinking an arrogant bastard not too soon after and I thought it tasted like shit.
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  34. Hopportunistic

    Hopportunistic Member

    Location:
    Alabama
    Ah, Hamm's !!! From the land of sky blue waters !!! I used to love their animated commercials with the beer drinking bear.
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  35. Hopportunistic

    Hopportunistic Member

    Location:
    Alabama
    I actually liked Rolling Rock before they were swallowed by the evil conglomerate. I miss the glass-lined tanks of Old Latrobe... "33" !!!!
  36. Hopportunistic

    Hopportunistic Member

    Location:
    Alabama
    That's for sure. (Actually, it's the runoff from the production of regular Budweiser, but don't tell the zillions of Americans who buy that stuff, as the InBev board of directors are laughing all the way to the bank, while Adolphus Busch rotates in his grave like a chicken on a rotisserie.)
  37. Hopportunistic

    Hopportunistic Member

    Location:
    Alabama
    Miller High Life : "The Champagne of Beers". I wonder what the "Beer of Champagnes" tastes like...
  38. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    Natural Light at a lame college party in a dorm at UMD
  39. smonice

    smonice Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Ommegang Three Philosophers. Always have a bottle in my fridge!
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  40. Hopportunistic

    Hopportunistic Member

    Location:
    Alabama
    That was your first beer ? Wow. Few people are so lucky !

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