Best everyday drinking beer?

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  1. JimSmetana

    JimSmetana Initiate (0) May 11, 2012 Illinois

    Zombie Dust!
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  2. cleeze

    cleeze Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2008 Maine

    That's a damn good question. Some of mine go as follow:

    • Osker Blues - Dale Pale Ale
    • Baxter Brewing Stowaway IPA
    • SixPoint- SweetAction
    just to name a few
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  3. Revenant

    Revenant Aspirant (280) Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

    Surly Bitter Brewer
  4. ScottK22

    ScottK22 Aspirant (273) Dec 30, 2010 New York

    When I think of everyday beer I imediately think of Sierra Nevada.
    Pale Ale, Torpedo, Kellerweis, Summerfest, Tumbler, Celebration........... You can not go wrong.
    Great beer at a great price and easy to get your hands on.
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  5. AleShark

    AleShark Initiate (74) Jan 3, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Founder's Centennial
    Lost Abbey Deliverance
    Stone's Oaked Arrogant Bastard
    Goose Island Pepe Nero
    Jack's Abbey Hoponius Union
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  6. Longstaff

    Longstaff Initiate (0) May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    I usually have Widmer Drifter hanging around as a regular drinker. In the summer it changes to lagers like SN Summer, St.Pauli Girl, or Pilsner Urquell
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  7. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Zealot (595) Aug 13, 2009 Indiana
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    For me its usually a rotation of....

    SN Pale Ale
    Founders Two Hearted
    NB 1554
    Abita's Turbodog
    NB Fat Tire
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  8. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Aspirant (271) Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    For local beer here in arizona i'd go with devil's ale or hopshock by santan. Otherwise I'd go with sn torpedo or dfh 60 min. Usually when I'm going to drink one after the other I lean towards ipa's, but that's just me.
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  9. TychoNDC

    TychoNDC Disciple (395) Jan 7, 2013 Colorado
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    Bear Republic Racer 5. It may be toeing the line of ABV that the OP intended at 7%, but for me its my favorite easy drinking IPA at the moment.
  10. MaltMilkshake

    MaltMilkshake Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2011 California
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  11. HeyJim

    HeyJim Initiate (169) Sep 22, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Victory Prima Pils is easily my "every day"/"session" beer. 5.3% isn't too bad, the taste is great but not overpowering. Even some of my BMC buddies can stomach it.

    Why people are saying anything over 7% is beyond me. Ten Fidy? Seriously? Either you don't understand/didn't read the thread or you're trolling.
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  12. Cotchept

    Cotchept Initiate (160) Jan 14, 2013 Colorado
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    Revolution Anti-Hero IPA is my daily drinker.
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  13. MCain04

    MCain04 Zealot (585) Jan 3, 2013 Texas
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    Two Hearted. Sucks. FIS. All-day IPA. Zombie Dust.

    Not saying they're all easily available, but I would buy 2 cases of each and have no trouble finishing them.
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  14. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Zealot (525) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Correction. Just as you're starting to enjoy one that matches the current season, the next seasonal comes out. All are good beers, but Celebration barely lasts past Christmas.

    Also, Smuttynose IPA and SN Torpedo are my beer staples.
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  15. DanE

    DanE Disciple (328) Feb 24, 2012 Connecticut

    I came to say NEBCO Sea Hag.
  16. Absolut

    Absolut Zealot (564) Sep 19, 2011 California

  17. angusdegraosta

    angusdegraosta Disciple (301) Sep 23, 2010 New York

    Just sticking with lagers, Session Lager and Hansa Dortmunder. Though these aren't ones you find everywhere, they have a straightforward easygoing quality. And one with an even lower rating here: Shiner Bock. Good simple stuff.

    In the ale department, I was mighty impressed with Brooklyn Pennant. Does the English style proud. Right now having a Red Tail Ale - that's good too.
  18. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Aspirant (286) Feb 28, 2012 Mississippi
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    Past couple of days I've been drinking SA Double Agent IPL.
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  19. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    One more vote for Two Hearted. And I love the idea that I can get it at most bars and eateries around here.

    Or Root Beer....
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  20. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Aspirant (286) Feb 28, 2012 Mississippi
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    You guys are killin' me! Three hour drive to get 2 hearted, Same place had Hopslam for a couple of hours. Can't get Zombie Dust or Sucks and haven't had one yet. DAMN it sucks to live in the land of no beer. I can get Sam Adams and SN but that gets old. Boo f'n hoo.
  21. BradStokley

    BradStokley Disciple (354) Jan 19, 2013 Maryland
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    Prima Pils for me.
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  22. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,602) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Anchor Steam.
  23. T-RO

    T-RO Initiate (121) Nov 9, 2012 New Hampshire
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    Dales pale ale
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  24. PHBoiler

    PHBoiler Meyvn (1,342) Jan 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Gumballhead would be the beer I go for when I just want a straight forward beer and don't feel like tasting something new. I don't buy it often, but in the same category would be Joe's Pilsner from Avery. As my friends have described it, it's beer flavored beer but just better than BMC.
  25. jdaelhousen

    jdaelhousen Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2004 Massachusetts

    I can't complain with the log sitting in my kegerator right now. Smuttynose Finestkind IPA. Drinkable and refreshing.
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  26. billlang675

    billlang675 Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Prima Pils my hand always goes to this when I'm undecided.
  27. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    A SN sixer.
  28. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

  29. Tucquan

    Tucquan Poo-Bah (2,699) Oct 11, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Victory Prima Pils
    21A Bitter American
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  30. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

  31. BladeRunner

    BladeRunner Aspirant (210) Apr 4, 2007 Illinois
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    Sam Adams Noble Pils
  32. marquis

    marquis Crusader (775) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    I'm surprised at some of the choices in this thread for Everyday Drinking Beer. Many of them are sipping beers rather than drinking beers and if you drink beers of such ABV on a regular basis I wouldn't want your livers!
    I would regard anything much over 5% as being over strength to be regarded as everyday drinking beer, never forgetting that beer owes its existence to being a safe alternative to water ie to be drunk in some volume.Stronger beers are special occasion brews in my book.
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  33. vertigelt1

    vertigelt1 Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2009 Texas

    Drakes 1500, Lagunitas Little Somethin Somethin, Red Seal, Allagash White, Hennepin, Ellie's Brown, Moosedrool, Levitation.

    Firestone Walker has a great lineup of everyday beers: DBA, Pale 31, Velvet Merlin.
  34. mnguyen281

    mnguyen281 Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2009 Texas

  35. mnguyen281

    mnguyen281 Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2009 Texas

    And seriously, not trolling, sometimes an ice cold miller lite just hits the spot. You'd be surprised how good and refreshing it is after not having it for a while. When catching a game in person or on tv, this is the way to go. Coors light is ok. Will not drink bud light unless i have no choice.

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  36. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico

    SNPA, goose 312, stone levitation, paulener hefe, boston lager, left hand sawtooth.
  37. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Zealot (528) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Medalla. I'm dead serious. Drink a hundred, nothing will happen. It's more crisp than water and gives you a subtle buzz. It's so crisp it's ridiculous.
  38. kdb150

    kdb150 Zealot (505) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Victory Prima Pils. Delicious and pairs extremely well with many foods, including pizza.

    Generic IPA, I stick local for these. Port City when I'm in Alexandria, Yards when I'm in Philly. Crisp, refreshing, and not too hoppy.
  39. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Aspirant (257) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    Hoponius Union!
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  40. Gassygunslinger

    Gassygunslinger Initiate (23) Dec 20, 2012 Maine

    Depends. Is money the deciding factor? Or are we just talking about something simple that is easy to drink, as opposed to something really robust (like a super-hoppy IPA or a dark bold Baltic Porter like Old Rasputin).

    If money isn't much of a problem, I'd go with Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout or Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (the latter being ridiculously expensive). Very very smooth, but flavorful. I might also go with Allagash Black. Smooth and delicious. Just crazy good.

    Otherwise, I might have to go with Bar Harbor Cadillac Mountain Stout. Or maybe Longtrail Double Bag.
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