The beers you drink most often

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Phoodcritic, May 7, 2020.

  1. Phoodcritic

    Phoodcritic Defender (620) Jul 3, 2014 Michigan

    We all like to try a wide variety of beers. That’s why we are on Ba. But I suppose that most of us also have some reliable “go-to” favorites that are unlikely to be our top-rated beers. If you were to add up the total volume of beer you consumed in the past few years (a frightening thought!), which beers, craft or macro, would be at the top of your consumption list? My leading purchases have probably been:

    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    Great Lakes Eliot Ness
    Founders Backwoods Bastard

    What are yours? Please don't list more than five beers.
  2. The_Kriek_Freak

    The_Kriek_Freak Poo-Bah (2,201) Aug 18, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    I keep a detailed log of every beer I drink (including amounts, ABV and other metrics) so I can pull up numbers for you.

    Overall there isn't a beer that I go back to reliably and there is definitely a year-to-year shift in my preferences (but also availability of some beers in my area).

    Beers that make repeat appearences in my yearly top-consumed are Pseudo Sue and Sip of Sunshine but even these two don't typically break the 200oz a year mark.
  3. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    SNPA and Brooklyn Lager, I try a lot of different beers but still go back to them. Less often than I used to because of local options that did not exist even 5 years ago.
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  4. dele

    dele Initiate (77) Mar 13, 2019 Massachusetts

    Just anecdotally:

    Jack's Abby House Lager
    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    Sierra Nevada Celebration (I drink enough of it in season for it to make this list)
    Allagash White
    Wormtown Be Hoppy

    These aren't my five favorite beers, but they strike the right balance of delicious, easily drinkable, and affordable for them to be in my fridge very often, and hence probably comprise my five most regularly consumed.
  5. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,682) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado

    Dale's Pale Ale has been my #1 go-to for the last 6 months. I always liked it, but with IPA's taking a decidedly dry, extra-pale, late-hop turn Dale's has become an anomaly.
  6. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,630) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Funny enough I really have no go to beer, I buy what appeals to me as I’m shopping.
  7. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (1,580) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado

    Not any single particular beer, but certainly some breweries are my go-to. That's sort of the point of WBAYDN, isn't it? But if I have to:
    Half Acre
    Outer Range
    Snake River Brewing

    that's the front list.
  8. jonphisher

    jonphisher Devotee (402) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey

    victory prima pils
  9. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Initiate (0) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona

    I would guess IPA, no specific brewery. Then maybe pale ale or stouts.
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  10. ypsifly

    ypsifly Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2004 Michigan

    Old Nation B-43. I went from hating Bruts to wishing there were more in the market.
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  11. The_Kriek_Freak

    The_Kriek_Freak Poo-Bah (2,201) Aug 18, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    And here are some actual numbers from the last 16 months (2019, plus 2020 so far).

    1)Heady Topper 304oz
    2)Pseudo Sue 226oz (if you add DDH versions then we are looking at an additional 96oz)
    3)Sip of Sunshine 221oz
    4)Focal Banger 192oz
    5)Kane Head High 176oz
  12. BJB13

    BJB13 Champion (855) Feb 18, 2017 Maryland

    Like a lot of BAs my beer fridge is rather diverse. However, two beers that seem to be ever present are:
    Founders - Breakfast Stout
    Diamondback - Green Machine
  13. imtroy703

    imtroy703 Devotee (402) Nov 13, 2009 Tennessee
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    New Glarus Moon Man
    3 Floyds Gumballhead
    Homebrew: Ah-Maizing Cream Ale
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  14. rocdoc1

    rocdoc1 Aspirant (268) Jan 13, 2006 New Mexico

    Sierra Nevada Torpedo
    Marble Red Ale
    La Cumbre Slice of Hefen
    La Cumbre BEER
    The La Cumbre's are probably my favorites but they come in 4 packs and are expensive so I only buy them when my Social Security check is deposited.
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  15. Beerbadger55

    Beerbadger55 Initiate (102) Aug 29, 2017 Wisconsin

    Busch Light
    Founders Centennial IPA
    3 Sheep’s Fresh Coast
    Capital Amber
  16. craigbelly

    craigbelly Meyvn (1,320) Dec 31, 2015 Iowa
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    Same here. Whatever floats my boat. I don't usually go in to purchase with any intent. I like to see what available and what's fresh.
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  17. FLBeerGuy

    FLBeerGuy Meyvn (1,227) Feb 6, 2007 Florida

    Yep, me too
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  18. JrGtr

    JrGtr Devotee (427) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    Does homebrew count? then at least 20 gallons of that (4+ 5-gallon batches.)
    If not, Ihaven't really had ago-to lately, but over times it's been Wachusett IPA and Country Ale, Founder;s All Day IPA, Jack's Abby House, POst-Shift, Hoponius Union, etc.
    At least a couple cases of Tree House...
    Most of my purchases lately have been one-off 4packs.
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  19. BrewsOverHoes

    BrewsOverHoes Meyvn (1,147) Nov 17, 2013 Georgia
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    I’m always looking for new things to keep in rotation so I’m constantly buying new beers but there are things I don’t run out of.

    My fridge staples are easily:

    Creature Comforts Tropicalia
    Creature Comforts Bibo Pilsner
    Allagash White
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  20. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,405) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Weihenstephaner Hefeweissen
    Konig Pilsner
    Straffe Hendrik Wild
    Ten Fidy
  21. seakayak

    seakayak Defender (682) May 20, 2007 Massachusetts

    The one beer I always have on hand is Harpoon Rec. League - 3.8% and the absolute best citrus-IPA taste there is in a low-ABV beer. There are always others around, but they change frequently.
  22. DrumKid003

    DrumKid003 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 Oklahoma

    COOP F5
    Angry Scotsman Night Terror
    Angry Scotsman Rusty Kiltpin
    Miller Lite

    Between Miller Lite, Modelo, and F5 there is almost always a 6-pack worth of each in the fridge, and when I drop below that I go to the store and reload. The Night Terror & Rusty Kiltpin have been additions to "always in the fridge" in the last 6 months.
  23. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (3,699) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    Like most folks here, I drink a wide assortment of new beers and favorites...but I always have Jai Alai on hand - Cheers!
  24. thesherrybomber

    thesherrybomber Devotee (402) Jun 13, 2017 California
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    SN Oktoberfest might be the closest thing I have to a regular

    Honorable mentions for Anchor Steam, Alaskan Amber and Sam Adams
  25. JayORear

    JayORear Meyvn (1,229) Feb 22, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Two Hearted and Sip of Sunshine. Not bad everyday beers!
  26. barrybeerdog

    barrybeerdog Initiate (136) Aug 17, 2012 South Dakota

    While up north:
    Grain Belt Premium
    Castle Danger 17-7 pale ale
    Summit Keller Pils

    While down south:
    Monday Night Han Brolo pale ale
    Westbrook One claw
    Creature Comforts Bibo pils

    Ten Fidy anytime!
  27. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Devotee (497) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Jai Alai King
  28. scream

    scream Meyvn (1,338) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    Voodoo Ranger
    CW BA Beers
    3 Sheep's The Wolf
  29. mickyge

    mickyge Meyvn (1,338) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts

    It's probably Second Fiddle for me, I buy it when it's available even if I'm looking for other beers.
  30. Insomniac

    Insomniac Aspirant (240) Nov 5, 2019 Canada (ON)

    My current “go to” beer is definitely Ransack the Universe by Collective Arts. It’s excellent, reasonably priced and always available. Going back about twenty years or so, other “go to” beers I’ve had for varying lengths of time are Pilsner Urquell, Hacker Pschorr Hefeweizen, Staropramen, Grolsch (swing top), Dieu du Ciel Corne Du Diable, Mill Street Tankhouse Ale and at the very beginning of this period Zywiec.
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  31. cbcrunch

    cbcrunch Poo-Bah (1,947) Jan 21, 2012 Wyoming

    These I drink more than anything else.
    Melvin IPA
    Melvin Hubert Pale Ale
    Snake River Zonker Stout
    Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale
  32. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Zealot (567) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia

    I don't have go-tos or fridge beers, I like getting new 4 packs/6 packs. I am pretty faithful to local brewery Benchtop for all their IPA/stout releases. And if theres nothing new on the beer board at a restaurant, I'll pick a local IPA like O Connor El Guapo.
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  33. rocdoc1

    rocdoc1 Aspirant (268) Jan 13, 2006 New Mexico

    When I was brewing 90% of the beer I drank I always had a dark beer like oatmeal stout or vanilla porter, a sour or brett, and an IPA or 2 on tap. For many years I kept 11 or 12 beers on tap in my garage with a very wide variety, but those 4 beers were always on tap.
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  34. JSullivan

    JSullivan Initiate (52) Aug 18, 2010 Massachusetts

    That is totally psychotic and I love it. :grin:

    For me:
    Pilsner Urquell
  35. zid

    zid Meyvn (1,241) Feb 15, 2010 New York

  36. bwarner2015

    bwarner2015 Initiate (0) Mar 25, 2016 Connecticut

    SN Hazy Little Thing
    Counter Weight Headway
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  37. Ahonky

    Ahonky Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2018 New York

    Some of the beers I seem to buy most frequently are the ones I tend to drink in the summer

    Allagash River Trip
    Narragansett Fresh Catch (in season)
    Amstel Light
  38. The_Kriek_Freak

    The_Kriek_Freak Poo-Bah (2,201) Aug 18, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Hehe. In all seriousness, I can provide you with month-by-month consumption stats, complete with graphs regarding brands, styles, container, state/country of origin, purchasing location and ABV*Volume indexes.

    I also used to keep track of costs but I stopped doing so because it was depressing.
  39. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (1,976) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota

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  40. Soneast

    Soneast Champion (826) May 9, 2008 Wisconsin

    I drink a metric shit-ton of Moon Man.
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