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What were your favorite beers 20, 15, 10, and 5 years ago?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by GuitarIPA, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. GuitarIPA

    GuitarIPA Savant (400) Connecticut Mar 24, 2013

    Being somewhere in the neighborhood of 39 (+/-), a friend and I were talking about our favorite beers in five year intervals.

    20: Sam Adams Lager/Boston Ale
    15: Redhook ESB/Long Trail
    10: Ten Penny Ale
    5: Friend's Rye IPA/Harpoon IPA

    What are yours?
     
  2. 20: Millk
    15: Mountain Dew
    10. Bud Light if I could get someone to buy it for me
    5. Sierra Neveda Celebration Ale
     
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  3. 20 sam adams, heinekin, ipswitch ale growlers
    15 harpoon IPA, ottercreek stove pipe porter, catamount ale, guinness
    10 wasn't drinking a lot of beer
    5 wasn't drinking much of anything
    now - too much amazing stuff to list
     
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  4. 20. Labatt - in Canada
    15. Solsun/Oberon
    10. Two-Hearted
    5. DRIPA
     
  5. KS1297

    KS1297 Initiate (0) Wisconsin Apr 14, 2013

    5 Busch light
     
  6. BMMillsy

    BMMillsy Advocate (715) Florida Feb 16, 2012

    20. Cherry Coke
    15. Sprite (no ice)
    10. Icehouse/Killian's
    5. Founder's Red's Rye
     
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  7. 20 - Mtn Dew
    15 - Mass produced imports (Amstel Light, etc)
    10 - SNPA
    5 - Belgian's
    now - Imperial stouts and IPA's
     
  8. twizzard

    twizzard Advocate (675) New York May 11, 2013

    20 : Sam Adams
    15: strawberry blonde
    10: blue moon
    5: toasted lager
    Now: IPA, DIPA, most anything barrel aged
     
  9. ParkbrauFan

    ParkbrauFan Savant (400) Iowa Feb 8, 2014

    i' ll go one better
    40. Parkbrau
    30. Stella Artios
    25. Duvel
    20. Boulevard
    15. St. Bernardus 12
    10. New Belgium
    5. Fullers
    Now Toppling Goliath
    Thanks to OP it reminded me to add a few beers I've had in the past.
     
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  10. Nice thread and not just because I am also a guitarist in Connecticut in the vicinity of 39, give or take!

    5-Trappist rochefort 10
    10-not drinking much at this point, probably something like saranac or Sierra Nevada pale ale
    15-growler of otter creek copper ale
    20-old st. Nick or youngs ramrod
    25??? Probably 40s of OE but also liked those grolsch swing tops.

    Laid off for nearly ten years until about five years ago, the odd saranac or Sam notwithstanding. Interestingly I had little real knowledge or interest in American beer before then, when I started drinking good beer it was all English, German , or Belgian
     
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  11. 20 - sprite 2L to the dome
    15 - Carnation instant breakfast
    10 - SWED
    5 - 3F Gueuze

    Gee how time flies
     
  12. DoubleJ

    DoubleJ Champion (970) California Oct 13, 2007

    20) 7UP
    15) Fruitopia
    10) Budweiser (it was the only beer I tried by that time)
    5) Péché Mortel
     
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  13. Omensetter

    Omensetter Savant (290) Minnesota Nov 24, 2012

    20: Miller Genuine Draft and other BMC
    15: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    10: PBR (I'd gone back to school and was beyond broke)
    5: Founders everything
     
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  14. BeerDazed

    BeerDazed Savant (310) Wisconsin Mar 1, 2014

    Not mine. A friend's...
    20: Zima
    15: Mickey's
    10: Bud Light
    5: Schlitz
     
  15. Tsar_Riga

    Tsar_Riga Savant (450) Indiana Sep 9, 2013

    20: Guinness
    15: Lindemans Framboise Lambic
    10: Rogue Chocolate Stout
    5: Goose Island Nut Brown Ale
    Now: A wide variety of crafts
     
  16. What happened?
     
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  17. Beercanman1

    Beercanman1 Aficionado (225) Ohio Feb 16, 2014

    20: Pepsi
    15: Budweiser and bong rips
    10: Newcastle and single malt
    5: hop bombs
     
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  18. dar482

    dar482 Advocate (700) New York Mar 9, 2007

    20: Yoo-Hoo
    15: Coca Cola
    10: Iced Coffee
    5: Pilsner Urquell
    1: Heady Topper
     
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  19. rnm410

    rnm410 Aficionado (115) Louisiana Jun 26, 2013

    10 Crown Royal
    5 IPA's in general
     
  20. blackcompg

    blackcompg Savant (325) Illinois Feb 13, 2011

    25: Miller High Life
    20: Miller Genuine Draft
    15: Hacker Pschorr Weisse
    10: Blue Moon Belgian White (actually about 9 years, believe this was released in 2005)
    5: Goose Island 312 and Hoegaarden
    Now: Mostly IPA's/DIPA's, and a variety of seasonals.
     
  21. cestlavie

    cestlavie Advocate (525) New York Oct 27, 2011

    20. Coke no Ice
    15. Bud 40's from 7-11
    10. Blue Point everything, Magic Hat #9, Stella (and Vanilla Dutchs w. Jack n Coke)
    5. Goose Pere Jacques, Brooklyn BCS
    Now: BA Saisons, Berliners, anything sour/tart
     
  22. 10: Woodchuck, Budweiser
    5: Sierra Nevada Celebration, Unibroue La Fin Du Monde
     
  23. Now: Imperial IPAs and Stouts
    5:Bass Pale Ale and Sierra Nevada
    10:MGD ( i was 16 and the closest liquor store would only sell us MGD 40's)
     
  24. markgugs

    markgugs Champion (990) New Jersey Dec 20, 2006

    20: wish I could remember the name of it, but it was a porter (I think) brewed locally (to upstate NY) and served at Micawber's in Ithaca, NY
    15: SNPA
    10: Ketel One club soda w/ lemon
    5: Pliny the Elder
     
  25. Troville1990

    Troville1990 Savant (375) Illinois Jan 17, 2012

    20: Milk
    15: Probably still milk
    10: Sprecher Cream Soda
    5: Guinness/Jameson (not actually five years ago, but when I started drinking alcohol)
    Now: Barrel-aged imperial stouts and double IPAs
     
  26. 57md

    57md Advocate (510) Pennsylvania Aug 22, 2011

    20 years ago: Otter Creek (VT) Stovepipe Porter

    15 years ago: Paper City (MA) Riley's Irish Stout Nitro

    10 years ago: Bethlehem Brewworks (PA) Steelworkers’ Stout

    5 years ago: Rogue Shakespeare Stout

    Now: FBS


    Two trends that I noticed:

    1) it’s obvious that stouts/porters are my favorite (no-duh);


    2) up until about 5 years ago, I was really big on drinking local (20 years ago I lived in VT, 15 years ago I lived in MA and about 10 years ago I moved back to my hometown in PA)
     
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  27. BDEE

    BDEE Aficionado (125) Wisconsin Feb 11, 2012

    20: Stolen 40's of Olde E, Miller, Crazy Horse, whatever we could grab and walk out with.
    15: Spotted Cow, Newcastle, Hacker Weisse and regretfully Blue Moon. (It's been out long before 2005)
    10: Anything.
    5: Anything new.
    Currently: Anything I haven't had. Or my cellar.
     
  28. Jimsal27

    Jimsal27 Aficionado (140) New York Jul 30, 2013

    20: anything
    15: bud light
    10: new castle
    5: blue moon
    now founders breakfast stout
     
  29. 20: Moxie
    17: Bud Ice
    15: Sam Adams Cream Stout
    10: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    5: Torpedo
     
  30. mmmbirra

    mmmbirra Savant (380) Italy Apr 19, 2009

    20: drinking some of my dad's Bud after his beer league softball games.
    15: About the same.
    10: Miller High Life, Olympia, or whatever we could afford.
    5: Prima Pils, Pikeland Pils, Stone Ipa, Brooklyn lager.
    Now: Possibly Schlenkerla Maerzen, or any nice super fresh Czech pilsner.
     
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  31. Retroman40

    Retroman40 Savant (320) Florida Dec 7, 2013

    I like this thread a lot. Like a couple others I'll add a few bonus years

    35 - Genesee Cream Ale/Anything we brought back to Buffalo from Ft. Erie - particularly Molson Export Ale
    30 - Stroh Signature (was stationed in Detroit)
    25 - Bud (no apology either)
    20 - Anything from Old Dominion ("discovered" micros)
    15 - Back to GCA (was stationed in Pittsburgh and could get 30 packs cheap)
    10 - Mostly back to AAL's like Bud backed with Hurricane Malt Liquor (a step backward for sure)
    5 - Got back towards crafts - anything Bluegrass Brewing (and still backing it with GCA)

    FF to today - Loving anything Sierra Nevada, Falls City, the new Sterling as well as my old standby GCA.
     
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  32. zestd

    zestd Savant (345) Idaho Jan 18, 2013

    20- Mountain Dew all day
    15- Old E 40 ounce in my lap and it's freezing my balls.
    10- Guinness
    5- NB 1554
    Now- Topcutter IPA for days
     
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  33. 20: Dominion Millennium
    15: Pete's Wicked
    10: Sierra Nevada Celebration
    5: Founder's Breakfast Stout
     
  34. BourbonJersey

    BourbonJersey Savant (305) China Jan 18, 2014

    20: I was 5...
    5: Miller High Life or PBR, but hey I was a Junior in college
     
  35. utopiajane

    utopiajane Champion (870) New York Jun 11, 2013

    20 - cocoa cola
    15-amstel light
    10-seagrams wine coolers or corona with a lime
    5-wine
    2-CRAFT BEER
     
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  36. Dew1016

    Dew1016 Aficionado (215) Virginia Nov 19, 2008

    20 - Mt. Dew
    15 - Molson Ice
    10 - Yuengling Lager
    5 - Victory Hop Devil
     
  37. 20: kvass (too young for beer)
    13: Stella Artois (didn’t like beer yet)
    10: Lindemans Kriek (didn’t like beer yet)
    5: Barbar & Tripel Karmeliet
     
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  38. 20 - Bass Ale
    15 - Sam Adams Boston Lager
    10- St. Bernardus ABT 12
    5 - Oskar Blues Ten Fidy

    And 2014, by what I've drank the most of this winter. Victory DirtWolf.
     
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  39. Stealing some years from Retroman40...

    30 - Labatt 50 (if I could procure it)
    25 - Moosehead Pale Ale (Moose Red for those in the know)
    20 - Picaroons
    15 - Guinness
    10 - Fuller's ESB/London Porter/London Pride
    5 - Unibroue and American craft when I could get it.
    Now - equal parts Belgian (especially quads) and American.
     
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  40. Harnkus

    Harnkus Savant (395) New York Oct 31, 2013

    20 Grolsch
    15 John Courage
    10 London Pride
    5 Hop Wallop
    Now dunno
     

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