Best Breakfast Beers

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by wesbray, Feb 1, 2013.

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  1. RPH2327

    RPH2327 Disciple (319) Dec 5, 2010 Pennsylvania

    I think it's the "B" in FBS.
  2. chcfan

    chcfan Devotee (466) Oct 29, 2008 California

    There isn't a set of beers specifically brewed to be drank with breakfast, the name comes from having ingredients like coffee and oatmeal.
  3. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2009 New York

    Homemade Micheladas are very good IMO.
  4. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (484) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    One time after a night of drunkenness, I woke up after just four hours of sleep. The night before I had poured myself a full pint of Tatra Mocne (7abv) but knocked out before I could take a sip.

    I woke up with a hellish hangover and figured chugging that pint down would help, so that's what I did.

    Not only did my hangover not go away but I wound up being drunk all over again!!! I was drunk but still had the symptoms of a hangover. I had stuff to that morning as well. So I recommend something with lower alcohol. Polish Malt Liquor is a no-go.
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  5. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,046) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina
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    Bavarian Hefeweizen (with veal sausages, sweet mustard, and a pretzel)

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  6. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

    Saranac White IPA with champagne on ice with any egg fronted brunch
  7. EdelweissDad

    EdelweissDad Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2012 Georgia

    I'm more a fan of oatmeal stouts for breakfast, than some of the higher gravity ones like FBS. Samuel Smith, Anderson Valley.... Smooth, rich, and creamy. Very satisfying. (Gotta be a cold morning though!)
  8. a74gent

    a74gent Aspirant (284) Mar 16, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Short's Cup of Joe....I don't even drink it other times of the day....I like it in a coffee mug...pours dark with a nice tan creamy head. Any breakfast food you want with it is money!
  9. atoulouk

    atoulouk Aspirant (268) Apr 25, 2011 Indiana
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    Give me some pancakes, bacon, and an FBS any day of the week... in the founders coffee mug designed for FBS of course
  10. MatthewPlus

    MatthewPlus Disciple (327) Jan 2, 2013 Florida
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    ive paired banhof berlinerweiss with quail egg cornbread benedicts. pretty outstanding. Lawsons maple tripel pairs well with fried chicken and waffles.
  11. sugeknight6289

    sugeknight6289 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Victory @ sea
  12. MN_Beerticker

    MN_Beerticker Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2012 Minnesota

    Whatever I left half consumed in the fridge from the night before.
  13. Brew33

    Brew33 Crusader (749) Oct 24, 2007 Ohio
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    GLBC Dortmunder Gold
  14. Newenglandcraftbrew

    Newenglandcraftbrew Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2013 Maine

    If your drinking beer for breakfast it doesn't matter. Your already a champion for doing so and you love beer!
  15. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Aspirant (257) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    My vote goes to 3Beans!
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  16. hogansct

    hogansct Aspirant (251) Jan 7, 2011 Rhode Island
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    I've had FBS several times for/with breakfast. I'd also recommend Beer Geek Breakfast and Southern Tier Oat.
  17. dannyz

    dannyz Initiate (120) Mar 4, 2010 New Jersey

    i'd go with a coffee bender, 3beans, or FMB (yes, i like this beer)... in a perfect world getting more funky buddha last snow would be ideal (coconut? YES!, vanilla? YES!, coffee? YES!!!!)

    Edit: i thought LS had vanilla, it turn out it was white chocolate and caramel... but "YES" regardless
  18. seakayak

    seakayak Disciple (358) May 20, 2007 Massachusetts

    "Breakfast beer! You never had it? One sip of breakfast beer, the cobwebs go, your voice rises, and hey, the sun rises inside you."

    --Robert DeNiro in Jacknife (1989)--
  19. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Wyoming

    I have only had beer in the morning (specifically with breakfast) a few times. I wake up early, and if I'm going to have breakfast at all, that will also be early. If I have one beer, I'll most likely feel like I need another one. And it would be verging on ridiculous to start drinking at 6am.

    I've gone the coffee stout/porter route because it just makes sense. But, while I typically love heavy stouts, I don't have much of a stomach for anything in the morning, so I don't find them to be overly appealing. I think I'd rather have something crisp and light and even citrusy. A fruity hop profiled IPA, perhaps. Or even a Belgian wit with an orange slice.
  20. ferillo

    ferillo Defender (653) Sep 12, 2009 Massachusetts
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  21. coachdicarlo

    coachdicarlo Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2012 Missouri

    who doesn't like a good stout?
  22. coachdicarlo

    coachdicarlo Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2012 Missouri

    And nans on you ever having had either of these in the morning
  23. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,482) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    About 15 years ago, for one month I did an experiment where I had a half litre of German Weissbier every morning. I didn't feel too good throughout the day. It's better as a late morning snack.

    Or it's good in a smaller portion.

    Also Belgian Witbier is excellent with fancy omelets, especially Garrett Oliver's Gorgonzola Pear omelet.
  24. SixBitsKyle

    SixBitsKyle Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2013 Massachusetts

    Though I've had FBS in the morning before, I agree it can be tough on the stomach. I much prefer a Founders Porter instead.
  25. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,046) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina
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    You're right. Generally the Weisswurst breakfast is more of a brunch. It's also typically eaten on Sunday, after Mass, and followed by a lengthy nap.
  26. ripps1

    ripps1 Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2012 New Jersey

    In the Winter months I go with Espresso Oak Aged Yeti with a full breakfast. It seems to hit the spot for me. During the summer months, if I am on a camping trip I try and make it pale ale or IPA for breakfast.
  27. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    My favorite so far has been Abyss with biscuits and gravey. FBS is also a great choice.
  28. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (856) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    A light saison or a hefeweizen work well.
    Of course, WnB or FBS are good too if you're tired of plain old coffee.
  29. pchop77

    pchop77 Initiate (0) Mar 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I pair FBS with my mother-in-law's chocolate chip banana pancakes at Christmas breakfast every year.
  30. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Disciple (335) Sep 14, 2011 Missouri

    Witbiers and Hefes are actually good pairings with breakfast foods. Very traditional as well.
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  31. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Aspirant (226) Oct 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    When my dad went to Munich for business years back he said it was pretty common to have a hefeweizen with breakfast. Usually paired with white sausages, a pretzel and sweet mustard. I've had FBS, Peche Mortel and Berkshire Coffee House Porter with a late breakfast before like around 11. I don't think I could handle a beer at like 8 am.
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  32. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,446) Mar 18, 2010 California

    To Ol Goliat.
  33. UNCCTDawg

    UNCCTDawg Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2011 North Carolina
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    Wake N Bake > Founder's Breakfast Stout (IMO :slight_smile:)
  34. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Drinking a CW Peruvian Morning right this moment and it's pretty damn delicious.
  35. DrLaFollette

    DrLaFollette Initiate (102) Oct 19, 2012 Utah
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    I think Odell Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout or 4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout would be great with breakfast. I used to drink chocolate milk every morning as a kid, I don't think either of these beers is too far away from that :slight_smile:
  36. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    Why do you use milk? There's a good reason the rest of us are using Founders Breakfast Stout!
  37. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Devotee (479) Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

    Moe's Bender.
  38. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Ohio

    Weekends are nice way to start off with Narwhal Imp Stout and a cup of dark roast coffee.Let's get to one more day.Cheers
  39. GradyS1

    GradyS1 Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2009 California
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    I would have to agree with any of the New Glarus fruit beers..Gueuze's also work good
  40. TwelveOunces

    TwelveOunces Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 Kentucky

    wake n' bake...
    And to drink i have a Wake n' bake
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