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Your Feel Good Beer

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Heatwave33, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Heatwave33

    Heatwave33 Advocate (570) Florida Sep 13, 2011

    Was having another rough day about a week ago. Got home from work and opened my fridge and was wishing for a Heady Topper. That beer just melts away my stress better. So it had me thinking what is everyones ONE Feel Good beer?
  2. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Savant (475) Missouri Sep 14, 2011

    Whatever I drink first.
  3. GRG1313

    GRG1313 Champion (910) California Jan 15, 2009

    Sanctification (followed closely by Cantillon Kriek).

    And, when those are not in my stash, believe it or not, I find that Cuvee Rene really does the job for a "feel good" after a bad day, stress, etc. (All in small format bottles so I can just open them for myself!)
  4. anything with hops!
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  5. Brooklyn BCS, Flower Power, HeBrew Lenny's R.I.P.A., or any of the ST Imperial Stouts.
  6. Bourbon-Barrel Aged Bourbon. It'll gitcha drunk!
  7. I've got a 100% success rate with Schlenkerla Urbock and Rodenbach Grand Cru, and I never stray too far from either one.
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  8. hoptualBrew

    hoptualBrew Advocate (535) Florida May 29, 2011

    Mad River Steelhead Extra Stout or Smuttynose Robust Porter
  9. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (845) California Nov 16, 2009

    New Belgium Ranger in the NB Globe, if another glass. Doesnt work.

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  10. In order of accessibility: Hennepin, Flower Power, FBS, Backwoods Bastard
  11. Deviant Dales, Sixpoint Bengali Tiger, Ommegang BPA or Green Flash Rayon Vert are my go-to's for a feel good beverage.
  12. Whatever the fourth one is

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  13. Either something hoppy from Lagunitas or a quality German lager. They both work every time.
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  14. triplep

    triplep Disciple (50) Alabama Jan 2, 2011

    Sweetwater IPA. Always makes me feel better
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  15. I really try not to associate beer with relieving stress. To me beer is always a joy to drink and not something I use or consume to take away the stress, but maybe that's just me. Who knows. So to answer your question I'll answer: none.
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  16. Ten Fidy makes me feel pretty damn good.
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  17. New Glarus Moon Man takes me to my happy place:)
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  18. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Savant (370) Colorado Nov 29, 2006

    Great Divide Yeti. I love the quick head warmth that notes the start of a healthy buzz after the first yeti. From there it's downhill.....
  19. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (605) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011

    Hoponius Union and Smoke and Dagger from Jack's Abby will put a smile on my face. I can see Backwoods Bastard fitting that bill too - something I can sip on and just relax and enjoy. But I agree with musicman7070 - I don't look at it as stress relief - just something to enjoy.

    Kind of a parallel (maybe opposite) example, I keep an "angry music" playlist, and it ain't ABBA and the Partridge Family. Find if I play "happy music" I just get more pissed off. So I sure wouldn't want to "use" beer that way - it brings me too much happiness to think of it as a tool. I find if I am really totally bummed I won't drink a beer at all.
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  20. Usually hoponius! Tonight I think I will mix it up with a saxonator. Go celtics
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  21. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (615) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    Easy street wheat. Don't ask why, it just makes me happy when I sip on it. When I have a homebrew come out really well I'll usually get super giddy when I drink it. But who wouldn't get stupid happy when their beer turns out well?
  22. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    Eliot Ness
  23. OMB Copper followed closely by SN Torpedo
  24. Overlord

    Overlord Initiate (0) California Jun 28, 2007

    When I really want to be cheered up I find an ISO that has no chance of succeeding, but which has some sort of likely made up personal story of woe inserted needlessly therein, then I drink the beer that person wants.
  25. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Advocate (725) Oklahoma Oct 22, 2010

    BCBS seems to work rather well.
  26. teal

    teal Aficionado (195) Wisconsin May 3, 2012

    Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass
  27. Union Jack IPA, but if I lived in Vermont, I would have a never-ending supply of Heady Topper. Greatest Beer Ever
  28. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (380) New York Jul 16, 2011

    depends upon the season. Winter= bcbs Summer= something lighter like koko brown.
    (although I'll confess my real preferred summer drink is our "house sangria" made from a good spanish red, blood orange juice, oranges, peaches, strawberries, limes, and a very heavy dose of cognac. PERFECT for floating in the pool drunk!)
  29. nc41

    nc41 Advocate (745) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008

    After a shitty day a nice Hopsickle works wonders.
  30. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Savant (400) Michigan Apr 13, 2012

    Hoodoo Midwest Wet Hopped IPA from North Peak. Once a year. A reason to like late fall. (Fresh, of course!)
  31. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,040) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012

    I usually feel good after drinking most beers.
  32. You know, I actually did think of one to relieve stress...

    Left Hand... ;)
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  33. Rodenbach Grand Cru, Duchesse De Bourgogne, Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier, and Stone IPA.
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  34. DBijnagte

    DBijnagte Savant (260) Minnesota Dec 7, 2012

    If I could go with anything, BCBS. For something readily available Furious.
  35. Breakfast Stout No Doubt. So delicious and easy to drink. Makes me smile every time.
  36. Vivs85

    Vivs85 Savant (335) New York Nov 29, 2012

    I think of feel good beers as anything that can be considered an old reliable, meaning its always on the shelf (easy to find), and is a solid choice at any time... Obviously it would be nice to have BCBS anytime I need a beer... but that's not possible, for me at least

    90 minute IPA, Ruination, or Founders Porter... always available, and always hit the spot
  37. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Advocate (685) Ohio Nov 11, 2011

    Wake N Bake, Heady
  38. Two hearted.

    Honorable mentions to celebrator and SN summerfest (perfect golf beer)
  39. AlCaponeJunior

    AlCaponeJunior Champion (800) Texas May 21, 2010

    Stone IPA. :D
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