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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ledzeppelin4, Apr 27, 2012.
Kentucky Breakfast Stout in 2007.
i don't remember if it was st. bernardus 12 or DFH palo santo maron. i know i had both of those beers for the first time right around the same time, just not sure which came first.
KBS, for sure.
I'm optimistic that any day now I'll try the first beer to truly blow my mind.
But Delirium Tremens may have been the first beer that really tasted like something completely different. It was my first Belgian no doubt
Stone IPA - About four years ago I was slowly making the transition from BMC - drinking SA white & lager, Blue Moon, SN Pale and Fat Tire. Experimenting with various other beers like Grimburgen and Southhampton white. On 4th of July, a friend brought over some Stone IPA. First one, totally overwhelmed by the hops. Second one, went down much easier. I then tried to return to the miller lite I was previously drinking during the cookout. Opened the can and took one sip and had to throw the can away. The next Friday, I bought my first sixer of Stone IPA on the way home from work. I took my first sip and it was like an epiphany - all these complex flavors, citrus, bitter, smoothness, etc. Since that day, I've never gone back. Literally blew my fucking mind.
Honestly, Rock Art 4 or 5 years ago... Drinking Ridge Runner warm, and then a few years later a fantastic batch of their IIPA. Just fantastic
BT when Tyler King brought it to class last year :+)
It was Schneider-Weisse fresh on tap at their brew haus in Munich. Since then, there's been several others, but Schneider was the first that I can remember, it played a big part in drawing me into great beers.
Old Rasputin on nitro...like drinking dessert.
I thought all this craft beer stuff was "cool" but nothing too exciting. Then I had CBS and BOOM
Chimay red 25 years ago.
Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball
The Duchesse De Bourgogne enjoyed at The Neighborhood in San Diego. Freaking incredible.
Hofbrauhaus original....in Munich...at HB..with the oompa band...years ago...
CBS stands for "craft beer stuff" if I'm not mistaken.
As for me.. thanks to this fine gentleman that is pschul4, little summpin summpin and zombie dust opened my mind.
Olympia, and I'll never forget it. I was 10 years old, mowing the lawn with my Dad. He gave me a sip which upon tasting, I immediately turned into a chug....WOW... having grown up with Soda Pop as a basic "refreshment" for kids the refreshing flavor of an ice cold beer was mind blowing.
Hopslam. I had just started getting into craft beer and happened to grab a single as part of a mix 6er, and BAM. It was hands down the best beer I had ever had, in fact I didn't know beers COULD be that good. It remains one of my top handful of favorite beers to this day.
2008 Dark Lord.
This was an integral part of my early craft brew experience as well. Love that stuff.
Chimay Blue in Paris when I was 20 years old.
NB Ranger. An amazing IPA for 7.99 a sixer is MIND BLOWING!
have to say Old Rasputin made me turn the corner.
Exactly what I was going to say.....St Bernardus ABT 12 is still one of my top choices, although I am really into the stouts lately.....unfortunately can't get Founders over here (but tasted the Breakfast Stout at a BeerFest and loved it).......
For me it was Stone, Arrogant Bastard.
Hopslam for me.
espresso oak aged yeti
I have been wowed many times but Hill Farmstead Galaxy Imperial Single Hop makes me thank God I was ever born every time I get a chance to drink it. What a crazy good beer. The perfect beer in my book.
I remember having Chimay Blue and thinking how this beer was the best beer I ever tasted. That was a while ago however and I now have new favorites but man, I just think back to that time and remember that fantastic taste.
Tough one here - lots of beers that are memorable...but one that really mind fucked me with its deliciousness?
Probably Parabola - after my first gulp I sat stunned and am now forever searching for bourbon barrels that can compare.
of late...............Probably Sculpin. Had two week old Sculpin at ballast Point at the end of SD beer week in 2010. Amazing stuff. So brilliant fresh
Bell's Two-Hearted Ale. Been an IPA guy ever since.
Apocypse Cow by 3F's. An amazing Imperial. It's not cheap, but it's seasonal, therefore worth it. I think I'll have another one today.
I used to think dfh 90 min until I tried surly furious
DFH 120. Early in my craft career. Still my favorite beer (on tap).
Arrogant Bastard and then Sculpin (many years apart). Arrogant Bastard was my first "craft" beer. The first time I had Sculpin it must have been super fresh cause it was amazing and my head almost blew off
Samuel Smith "Winter Welcome" sometime in the late '80's blew me away.