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Best everyday drinking beer?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by DEdesings57, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Wyoming

    I shamelessly love Avery's White Rascal. I wouldn't say it's an amazing beer or even an outstanding Belgian wit. It's like guilty pleasure candy to me though. So easy to drink. So if I'm not feeling adventurous and just want a sixer of something refreshing, I'll go with White Rascal. Especially if it's hot out.
     
  2. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    IPA: stone. Stout: left hand milk. Pale ale: bass. Porter: anchor. Lager: Yuengling. BMC: rolling rock. Wheat: blue moon.
     
  3. ImJ2x

    ImJ2x Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2012 California

    Ruination. FRESH.
     
  4. Hopportunistic

    Hopportunistic Aspirant (263) Jan 24, 2013 North Carolina

    The only thing I can say to that is, "one man's liver is another man's paté".
     
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  5. CreightonSM

    CreightonSM Devotee (423) Dec 23, 2010 New York

    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
     
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  6. Zimm

    Zimm Initiate (0) May 18, 2012 New Jersey
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    Left Hand Saw Tooth Ale is my go to beer I could drink everyday and still love!
     
  7. adjunctlager

    adjunctlager Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2012 Massachusetts

    Harpoon IPA is a really solid choice in New England. Otherwise, Lagunitas IPA you can't go wrong.

    Agree with ChanChan too- Anchor Steam is solid.
     
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  8. Thren

    Thren Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2012 Massachusetts

    Jack's Abby Hoponius Union, Weihenstephaner Heffe, Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye, and Maine Beer Company Peeper Pale Ale are super crushable and refreshing.
     
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  9. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan


    >_>
     
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  10. rodlavers

    rodlavers Defender (606) Jun 20, 2012 Maryland

    In no particular order of preference:

    Bell's Two Hearted
    Founders All Day IPA
    Lagunitas Day Time
    Lagunitas New Dog
    Half Acre Daisy Cutter
     
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  11. BeerMeInStl

    BeerMeInStl Aspirant (202) Jan 26, 2013 Missouri

    These are some of my everyday drinkers:

    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    New Belgium 1554 or Abbey Ale
    Lagunitas Maximus
    Boulevard Single-Wide IPA
     
  12. MichPaul

    MichPaul Zealot (597) Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
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    I'd have to say, if I don't count how hard it is to get:
    Zombie Dust
    Odd Sides Citra Pale
    Daisy Cutter
    Sucks
    Founders Porter
     
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  13. MichPaul

    MichPaul Zealot (597) Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
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    I had to chuckle at this... Sorry Lucas! :slight_smile:
     
  14. aaronanderson

    aaronanderson Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 Michigan

    Rather enjoying Red Hook IPA currently. If I have the money I will always upgrade to a Michigan made IPA.
     
  15. BrownNut

    BrownNut Devotee (423) Jul 11, 2011 Florida

    I usually only have a fridge full of interesting stuff I haven't tried before, and that takes up the majority of my drinking, but sometimes I'm not feeling thinky and just want some enjoyable stuff on hand for thought-free casual enjoyment.

    For me, Sierra Nevada Stout fills this bill more often than not. What a well made, quality, tasty, comparatively inexpensive, always available, easy drinking beer that pushes the right buttons every time. It's the perfect nexus of an everyday drinker and a special. It's too special to be a party beer and not so special that I sit on it waiting for the right opportunity to have it under ideal conditions. Just right.

    I want a stout about 50% of the time so some others that make recurring appearances for me are CCB Maduro Brown and CCB Jai Alai IPA. Easy to get where I am and always on point. When it's in season I throw in SN Ruthless Rye. All three of those cycle regularly at my grocery store. I'd do Two Hearted and Stone Levitation more if my redneck liquor store wasn't so bad about keeping things way past date.
     
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  16. kylelenk

    kylelenk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Michigan

    Guinness or Newcastle. Won't break the bank. Readily available. Newcastle more in the summer, Guinness more in the winter.
     
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  17. JKIRBY

    JKIRBY Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2010 Wisconsin

    Founders Porter
    Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald
    New Glarus Spotted Cow
     
  18. Bartrash

    Bartrash Initiate (0) May 12, 2010 Pennsylvania

    PBR or I would be living under a bridge.
     
  19. sugeknight6289

    sugeknight6289 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Came here to say this. Great price, sessionable and a perfect example of the style.
     
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  20. terrapinmark

    terrapinmark Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2010 Ohio

    Zombie Dust and DFH 60!
     
  21. robwater

    robwater Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2012 Colorado

    Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro
     
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  22. MN_Beerticker

    MN_Beerticker Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2012 Minnesota

    GLBC Dortmunder Gold
    Odells 90 Shilling and IPA
    Deschutes Black Butte and Red Chair
    NBB Shift and Ranger
    August Shells Bock and Firebrick
     
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  23. DubbelTrubbel

    DubbelTrubbel Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2012 Georgia

    I second the Moon Man- it's a great light-bodied, nicely hopped beer.
     
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  24. EdelweissDad

    EdelweissDad Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2012 Georgia

    APA: Sierra Nevada
    IPA: Bell's Two Hearted Ale
    Amber/Brown Ale: Fat Tire
    Porters/Stouts: Samuel Smith for Euro, Founders for American

    All that to say... Find your most liked style, and just find one of that style to be your "go to" beer. Experiment with the rest. Sierra Nevada and Bell's Two Hearted are really the only beers I frequent. Stouts and Porters are my favorite styles--which is precisely WHY I don't have a go to beer for them; I just keep trying new stuff.
     
  25. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Zealot (595) Aug 13, 2009 Indiana
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    And that's why I should not post from my phone on my breaks at work. lol.
     
  26. Gregfalone

    Gregfalone Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2012 California
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    Utopias.
    I love being rich
     
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  27. patto1ro

    patto1ro Defender (624) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands
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    St. Bernardus Abt.
     
  28. WhatANicePub

    WhatANicePub Initiate (182) Jul 1, 2009 United Kingdom (Scotland)

  29. Ungespundetes

    Ungespundetes Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2010 Antarctica

    Westmalle tripel and Orval. every day, for years and years and years.
    also something sour every other day or so. (obviously i buy all of these by the crate and box)
     
  30. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (480) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Shiner Bock
    Karbach Hopadillo
     
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  31. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Crusader (769) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    SNPA
    Anchor Stream
    Brooklyn Lager
     
  32. Bblumoehr

    Bblumoehr Aspirant (228) Jun 26, 2012 New Jersey
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  33. Guy-T

    Guy-T Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2013 Michigan

    Bell's two hearted
    Founders All Day IPA
    Milkin-its Rochester Red
     
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  34. tigrstylz

    tigrstylz Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2012 Texas
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    Shiner FM 966 and Hops & Grain ALTeration
     
  35. david_alien

    david_alien Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2013 Massachusetts

    Surprised no one's mentioned Full Sail's Sessions 12 packs, tasty beers at < $15 a 12 pack and seem to be in every decent beer store I've gone in. Both the red and the black lager are tasty, though I prefer the black. If you want something more hoppy but pretty drinkable, you could do worse than a Long Trail or Harpoon IPA. And though I really love hoppy brews, Long Trail's Double Bag is my default beer. It has a high ABV, but it's way too smooth for me to consider it a "sipping" beer.
     
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  36. FrankLloydMike

    FrankLloydMike Devotee (499) Aug 16, 2006 Massachusetts
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    I've been switching it up a bit more lately, but Smuttynose's Finestkind IPA and Shoals Pale Ale are probably the most common sights in my fridge for everyday beers. Until they pulled out of Mass, NEBCo's Sea Hag was in there a lot, as is stuff from Ipswich. Until I get a kegerator someday, everyday beers are confined to 12 oz bottles or cans.
     
  37. VonWeissenheimer

    VonWeissenheimer Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2009 New York

    21st Amendment Bitter American - any season
    Brooklyn Summer - summer
    Hobgoblin - fall/winter (a bit thick to truly session)
    Genny Bock - spring/late winter (they did something right)
    Augustiner Helles Lager - but only when in Germany and from the wooden keg
     
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  38. kannacker

    kannacker Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2010 Delaware

    I am tired of drinking all of the above and as far as Sam Adams Lagers go it is one of the worst Lagers I ever drank!
     
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  39. kannacker

    kannacker Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2010 Delaware

    Tired of all of them too!
     
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  40. kannacker

    kannacker Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2010 Delaware

    Well Sam Adams Lager has got to be one of the worst lagers I ever drank!
     
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