Best Breakfast Beers

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  1. wesbray

    wesbray Disciple (355) Feb 29, 2012 Alberta (Canada)
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    There seem to be a lot more beers recently with "breakfast" in the title. I honestly can't ever think of a time I have had beer at breakfast. Anyone have some suggestions?

    HOP_KING Initiate (170) Jan 30, 2013 Illinois

    Not a fan of stouts. I'll take a Daisy Cutter or Centennial IPA any morning
  3. Mgm54

    Mgm54 Disciple (370) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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  4. MrDanno96

    MrDanno96 Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2009 Ohio

    Barrel-Aged Stout with French Toast and Maple Syrup and bacon. I've only done this a few times, but it is delicious!
  5. BklynTerp

    BklynTerp Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2012 New York

    Guinness in Ireland
  6. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (518) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Had some FBS this past Christmas morning with some cinnamon buns, it was awesome.
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  7. je1129

    je1129 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 Iowa

    Serendipity. best breakfast juice I've had.
  8. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Meyvn (1,248) Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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  9. czfreeman

    czfreeman Initiate (0) May 22, 2007 California

    homebrewed graham cracker beer FOR breakfast..yessir
  10. Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2008 Wisconsin

    New Glarus fruit beers are amazing
    - Raspberry Tart
    - Belgian Red (hard to find now)
    - Serendipity

    Otherwise if you are talking about beers with the word breakfast in them, it's hard to beat the trio from Founders.
  11. jeevo

    jeevo Initiate (194) Nov 1, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I substitute milk for Founder's Breakfast Stout when I eat cereal.
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  12. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (3,582) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    FBS is the one and only answer to this thread :slight_smile:
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  13. MichPaul

    MichPaul Zealot (597) Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
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    1. FBS
    2. KBS
    3. BBPt5Th
    4. Black Note
    Any of these will suffice!
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  14. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    FBS or Wake n' Bake.
  15. Roger85

    Roger85 Devotee (415) Aug 24, 2012 Illinois
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    CBS is pretty damn good with some eggs and pancakes.
  16. kylelenk

    kylelenk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Michigan

    I've had FBS in the morning and it's hit or miss. It's not an easy beer to drink on an empty stomach for multiple reasons: incredibly viscous, slightly bitter, and intoxicating to say the least. It goes great with a full breakfast but if it comes before day drinking Guinness or an ESB hit the spot.
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  17. wesbray

    wesbray Disciple (355) Feb 29, 2012 Alberta (Canada)
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    Anything on the West Coast?
  18. SoggyCoasters

    SoggyCoasters Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2013 New Jersey

    Using Founders Breakfast Stout as a Substitute In Pancake Mix
  19. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2010 Washington

  20. Anker13

    Anker13 Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2011 New Jersey
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    Cider in the morning is just as good as a glass of OJ
  21. wesbray

    wesbray Disciple (355) Feb 29, 2012 Alberta (Canada)
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    So what is it in FBS that makes it good for breakfast?
  22. Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2008 Wisconsin

    The coffee combines well with the chocolate and oatmeal malts. My .02 after just finishing one.
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  23. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (735) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    I second both of these suggestions.
  24. abp02

    abp02 Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2010 Missouri

    This thread cannot go on any longer without the mention of Beer Geek Brunch Weasel. It has accompanied several of my weekend breakfasts/brew mornings.
  25. maximumu13

    maximumu13 Initiate (0) Aug 31, 2010 Ohio

    Whatever is left in my glass from the night before is my preference. Waste not want not.
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  26. wesbray

    wesbray Disciple (355) Feb 29, 2012 Alberta (Canada)
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    I'm guessing most coffee stouts would be good..
  27. Raime

    Raime Meyvn (1,283) Jun 4, 2012 Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands
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    For me it depends on the season. In the Summer, I can sit outside and enjoy nice IPA like Sacred Cow as soon as I wake up. In the Winter I prefer Siberian Night or Old Rasputin. Not coffee beers by any means, But they just fit with the weather.
  28. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    I have a weak stomach in the morning, and I really try to steer clear of drinking before say 2 pm. But if its summer and there is a festival going on, I have very rarely been known to day drink. If i was going to morning drink I wouldn't be able to have a straight beer. I know Chelada is gross and all, but would it be gross if it was homade. Say a crisp pilsner like bitburger, mixed with v8?
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  29. fullmetal1381

    fullmetal1381 Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2011 Florida

    Oatmeal stouts. FBS and Wake and Bake have both been mentioned. I will add BORIS and Ten Fidy to the discussion, because, well... it's Ten Fidy.


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  30. savagepm

    savagepm Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2011 Pennsylvania

    surly coffee bender
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  31. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,170) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    I guess you've never tailgated, gone fishing, played golf been on vacation as all of those activities lend themselves to breakfast beer.

    My choice is Cricket Hill's Jersey Summer Breakfast Ale
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  32. hokiechef

    hokiechef Initiate (166) Feb 23, 2009 South Carolina
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    Southern tier creme brûlée
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  33. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,021) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    Not in the title... but I loved this one so much, I thought about starting my day with it ...seriously!!! Imperial Biscotti. It's that good!
  34. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,021) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    ^^Nope, sorry.
  35. BladeRunner

    BladeRunner Aspirant (210) Apr 4, 2007 Illinois
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    Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout with Cookie Crisp cereal.
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  36. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    Breakfast beer? Founders does a great job with their brews, but for the ultimate breakfast beer? get some Surly Coffee Bender. Since it has been canned it is my breakfast every fishing opener. Good thing I'm not driving the boat.
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  37. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Poo-Bah (2,115) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    Santa Fe imperial java stout! Even though it says "not with donuts" on the can. I had some for breakfast last July, and it was delicious (of course I was sitting by a camp fire in the Rocky Mountains).
  38. RockAZ

    RockAZ Disciple (371) Jan 6, 2009 Arizona
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    Until about 1890, beer was the preferred morning drink in most of America - I saw that fact somewhere on the internets. So- lately I have enjoyed pouring fresh coffee into SN Narwhal for the second cup of the morning, but I do enjoy a good IPA mixed mimosa style with OJ from time to time.
  39. joshwars

    joshwars Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2012 New Jersey

    Evil baby stout.

  40. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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    DFH Chicory Stout.
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