The One that made you like beer.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by TastyAdventure, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. TastyAdventure

    TastyAdventure Nov 13, 2012 Kentucky

    I used to think I hated beer. All beer. I'm sure many can relate.

    Then I came across something that was NOT BMC, Milwakee's Best, Corona, etc...

    I know it's not a "craft" beer, I know it's sooo inferior to most beer, in fact its been a long time since I've had one, but when I tried AmberBock, my mind was opened and I thought "I might like beer"

    Please don't bash, just tell me, what was yours?
     
  2. TypsiYpsi

    TypsiYpsi Jul 27, 2012 Michigan
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    Newcastle Brown Ale
     
  3. dsal89

    dsal89 Jul 6, 2008 Indiana

    fat tire...

    actually, i might have had Budweiser American Ale before that when i was 18 or so....17 or 18 and the only beer i had ever had was miller lite or bud lite, etc. Budweiser American really opens my eyes. Then fat tire was the first one i was crazy about
     
  4. KevSal

    KevSal Oct 17, 2010 California
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    if i think real hard it would have to be Big Daddy and Prohibition ale. first time i had a beer that tasted great, unlike the king of beers and such
     
  5. Nectar

    Nectar Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    dfh 90 min. Drainpoured half of my first one. Few weeks later went back to the fridge to try it again. The last 3 went down in the following hour.
     
  6. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Jan 10, 2011 Texas

    I was gonna just reply by saying that I was a man and always liked beer but since you don't want people to bash you, I wont. ;)
     
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  7. Flashy

    Flashy Oct 22, 2003 Vermont

    tough it took five or six years to kick in- Ballentine IPA. First micros ever purchased, 1980 bringing back Anchor Steam and Sierra Nevada on the plane from AZ.
     
  8. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Oct 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    Probably victory festbier or troegenator for me
     
  9. Resuin

    Resuin Jun 18, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Golden Monkey. I decided to order it at a bar because it had a funny name. The rest is history.
     
  10. templar316

    templar316 Apr 6, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
     
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  11. LeRose

    LeRose Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout and Taddy Porter....a really long time ago, and the conversion took quite a while...
     
  12. tfischl

    tfischl Dec 28, 2005 Indiana

    Anchor Steam Beer - and Liberty Ale too!
     
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  13. Andygirl

    Andygirl Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    My husband brewed his own beer when I met him. I was under 21, that was the first beer I tried(very hoppy ipa) then I moved on to Samuel Smith Oatmeal stout. Never looked back.
     
  14. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Feb 22, 2011 California

    At one point in my beer drinking life, I discovered Newcastle, Sam Adams Boston Lager, SNPA, and Red Stripe. I thought that those were in the upper eschelon of flavor and complexity. Those let to Fat Tire and Arrogant Bastard which led to 90 Minute and, believe it or not, PtE. The rest is history.
     
  15. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Apr 13, 2012 Michigan

    Like: Weihenstephaner hefe-weissbier.

    Love: Two Hearted Ale
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    Sometimes the fish bugs me. Sometimes...
    I just think it could be a better fish.
     
  16. darknova306

    darknova306 Jan 13, 2005 New York

    Pretty sure it was Bass for me.
     
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  17. quetzal013

    quetzal013 Feb 16, 2011 California

    St. Peters Creme Stout
     
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  18. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Jan 10, 2013 Wyoming

    Yuengling was the first beer that I ever noticed enjoying for the sake of the flavor. Before that, beer was a tolerable means to an end. I haven't had it in about 3 years since I left college, and I was still a Bud Light girl at that point, so I might think it's crap if I were to try it again.

    The first beer that I ever really bonded with was our local brewery's brown ale. Anymore, I think it's kind of boring, but still reasonably pleasing.
     
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  19. Kerrie

    Kerrie Aug 24, 2012 Michigan

    I tried a Vanilla Porter at Motor City Brewing Works in Detroit about a year and a half ago since the description sounded appealing. Thing is, since I didn't pay attention to beer back then, I don't know if it was theirs or a guest tap. According to BA and their website, they don't have a vanilla porter, at least not now. I've yet to have the opportunity to go back.
     
  20. mookihouse

    mookihouse May 11, 2012 California
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    Lost Abbey Angel's Share.
     
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  21. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Dang, I thought from the title of the thread that you were asking who got you into beer. I would have answered, 3 people. Me, myself, and I.:rolleyes:
     
  22. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Sep 4, 2010 California
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    New Caslte Brown was drinkable but not the best. It was Karl Strauss Amber Lager that really opened my eyes. I remember thinking "holy crap this tastes like caramel!".
     
  23. RockAZ

    RockAZ Jan 6, 2009 Arizona
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    A Carling Black label brewery-only Octoberfest beer, must have been about 1974, and only days later I found Coors.
     
  24. rolltide8425

    rolltide8425 Feb 18, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Amber Bock was one of the first beers I fell in love with, since BMC was basically all we could get in Alabama when I was in college there.
     
  25. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    new belgium sunshine wheat, and american oi...
     
  26. mnguyen281

    mnguyen281 Apr 9, 2009 Texas

    My first "beer" beer was blue moon. Hated the adjunct lagers before that. Still was a NOOB though. Bought a 120min IPA for the ABV and ended up drain pouring it. Couldnt finish an Avery Beast either. Now I love those beers.
     
  27. jbertsch

    jbertsch Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    Reaching way back to the one that made me realize there were other options...not that it's fantastic.

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  28. jderosia603

    jderosia603 Jul 17, 2012 New Hampshire

    60 minute ipa was the first beer that I fell in love with.
     
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  29. Hockey_Fan

    Hockey_Fan Jan 13, 2013 Maryland

    Samuel Adams Boston Ale...
     
  30. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Aug 1, 2012 New York

  31. BlowstotheBody

    BlowstotheBody Oct 22, 2012 Florida

    Brooklyn Local 2 did it for me. Had that and fell in love; tried a new beer or two every day for a couple of months following. Before that, St. Peter's Cream Stout made me curious enough to take the plunge and buy a big $10 bottle in the first place. Before then, Amberbock made me realize it doesn't all taste like Corona. Hated beer before that.
     
  32. Seanniek91

    Seanniek91 Jul 1, 2012 Rhode Island
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    I used to drink a lot of PBR then it went to Magic Hat #9 then it went to sam smith oatmeal stout. The rest is history.
     
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  33. taxman

    taxman Feb 22, 2012 Illinois

    Beck's Dark
     
  34. HabiMendes

    HabiMendes Jan 11, 2013 Rhode Island

    When I had a Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen - I still think it is superb.
     
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  35. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Hopdevil, an eye opener.
     
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  36. TongoRad

    TongoRad Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    In 1981 a draught pint of Heineken Dark was the nectar of the Gods. I don't feel the same way about that particular beer, but thankfully have found other quality dunkels to fill the void.
     
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  37. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Aprihop got me into IPAs, and then Head Hunter pretty much set the standard for IPAs for me; though Sucks may be in contention.

    As far as craft beer overall, I'd say Mad Elf got me into it. I went to a distributor and they had a few cases. I remember trying it at Fat Heads with my dad when I was 17/18, and I really loved it. I hadn't had it since (I'm 22 now) so I figured, why not, and bought it. Ever since then, I've found a new appreciation for craft beer.
     
  38. stoney1031

    stoney1031 Dec 2, 2012 Texas

    Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale did it for me. It was the first time a drank a beer and actually enjoyed the taste of it. Before that I would just drink the cheap stuff to get hammered. Indian brown open my eyes to this wonderful world of craft beers and I have looked back since.
     
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  39. Groulxsome

    Groulxsome Apr 9, 2010 Ontario (Canada)

    I cannot think of a time when I didn't like beer. Like, the first time I had beer (probably a Becks/Holstein, knowing what my Dad drank back then) I remember quite liking it. I remember quite liking most "local" "nostalgia macro" stuff around where I grew up too. I always liked trying new beer! My first Leffe was a revelation, as was my first IPA. So, some export German lager, likely Becks or Holstein (probably Becks), was my "one."
     
  40. Spaghett

    Spaghett Oct 27, 2011 California

    I hated beer...or so I thought. North Coast's Scrimshaw was the first beer I had that made me reconsider my previous inclination. But Big Daddy IPA is what really sparked my interest. I still drink both of them every now and then cause I think they are great beers.
     
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