The One that made you like beer.

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

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  1. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Michigan

    Guinness, New Castle, Heineken were my go to beers before craft. First craft Founders Dirty Bastard.
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  2. proseberry

    proseberry Initiate (0) May 2, 2008 Illinois

    Hey. Sips of Budweiser from my Granddaddy's can! I was 6 years old. Cherished memories, yes. Thanks.
  3. NickyDee21

    NickyDee21 Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Guinness is what opened my eyes
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  4. Sarge3130

    Sarge3130 Initiate (0) May 13, 2012 Pennsylvania

    SN Pale Ale
  5. PghBeerAlien

    PghBeerAlien Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Up until about three years ago I could count on one hand the number of beers I drank in my entire life (I'm 48 now.) Then I had a Guinness.
  6. cates1tg

    cates1tg Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2010 Michigan

    Bell's Oberon. A Michigan summer day now isn't complete without one.
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  7. seplo

    seplo Aspirant (278) Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut

    Shit, Bud unfortunatly....CHEERS
  8. TychoNDC

    TychoNDC Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2013 Colorado

    I had been a relatively mundane beer drinker, interested but generally unenthusiastic and unenlightened. Then I tried Founders Dirty Bastard on tap one night. I could barely drink it, but it totally opened my eyes to what beer could be.

    After that, I had to try more beers. The one which I think really got me hooked was Unibroue La Fin du Monde. Even though I drink more stouts/IPAs these days, I still have a soft spot for La Fin du Monde.
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  9. supa0525

    supa0525 Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2008 Michigan

    Double Diamond back in the day!
  10. BigBarley

    BigBarley Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2011 Texas

    Saint Arnold's Lawnmower was the first craft beer I had, and it got the ball rolling. But the first time I really saw the potential of craft beer was Unibroue 'Le Terrible'... that beer terrified and delighted my pallet, and pretty much opened my mind to the unlimited range of flavor and feeling beer has.
  11. cnbrown313

    cnbrown313 Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 Illinois

    Bourbon County Coffee Stout (2010). My friend worked at a liquor store and I would stop in periodically. The BCS coffee sat on the shelf for almost a full year after it released. I couldn't see how any beer could be worth $15 a bomber... until one day I bought one. That was it for me...
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  12. Gassygunslinger

    Gassygunslinger Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2012 Maine

    Sam Adams Octoberfest. At the time it seemed really flavorful with a bit of a sharp zip to it. Of course now it seems really mellow and rounded, but hey, tastes change.

    The bigger eye-opener though, was when I had Dark Island. At the time I didn't really drink stouts. I didn't know what to expect, since I heard people describing stuff like Guinness to be like drinking sludgey molasses (which tickles me now, since it tastes watery and flavorless to me now). But then I took a sip and went, "... Oh...."
  13. CWinchell

    CWinchell Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2011 North Carolina

    Drank all BMC for most of college but 1st craft beer that started it for me was Duck Rabbit Milk Stout.
  14. ColinStClaire

    ColinStClaire Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2012 Washington

    When I was young, I remember liking my dads black butte porter and Pyramid Apricot ale, then when I started drinking I loved blue moon, and then Oakshire The Perfect Storm was where I "got" it.
  15. Hawksfan79

    Hawksfan79 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2013 Washington

    I had Redhook ESB when I was in high school and it was the first beer i truly enjoyed. I drank a lot of crap beer before that and thought I liked beer, but it wasn't until I tried the Redhook that realized there was a lot more to beer than the big 3.​
  16. Zhiguli

    Zhiguli Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2012 California

    how the hell am i supposed to remember this?! you guys dont drink enough
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  17. SaCkErZ9

    SaCkErZ9 Poo-Bah (2,593) Feb 27, 2005 South Carolina
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    I went to a beer festival in Estes Park, CO back in '99 and had a coffee stout that was awesome. I dont know who made it, but at that point, I realized beer was more than Icehouse. I soon started consuming Fat Tire in large quantities and the rest is history, as they say.
  18. lordofstarside

    lordofstarside Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Nevada

    Sierra Nevada pale got me in, Arrogant Bastard got me hooked
  19. strohme2

    strohme2 Meyvn (1,043) Nov 3, 2007 Michigan

    Probably Newcastle and SA Cherry Wheat.
  20. chadillac3

    chadillac3 Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2012 Iowa

    Shiner Bock to Newcastle to Founders Porter.

    Had Founders Porter and FBS for the first time on the same night. Been hooked ever since.
  21. DerekCarruth

    DerekCarruth Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2012 Georgia

    Tough question. Fell in love with beer when I was just a kid. Probably something my dad drank (Molson, Michelob, something like that). Went to school and most fraternity parties consisted of the cheapest, lightest beer you can get (Milwaukees Best Light, Natty Lite, something like that). Loved beer then, a lot. After school, started stepping up and trying good beer, beer that was more than $10-$12 a 12-pack). Tried Sweetwater 420 and decided there really are GOOD beers out there and it's just gotten better and more expensive from there.

    Still like the cheap stuff, on the beach, or somewhere I don't need the heavier stuff. Other than that it's some IPA or double IPA. I will never, ever not drink a beer if it's given to me. Can't do it. Won't leave a restaurant or bar until my beer, and everyone else's is gone.

    So back to the question: Michelob
  22. ImJ2x

    ImJ2x Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2012 California

    Racer 5 started the conversation. PtE sealed the deal.
  23. JimSmetana

    JimSmetana Initiate (0) May 11, 2012 Illinois

    Pilsner Urquel. My Grandfather (Czech) said it was "Mothers Milk" That was it right there.
  24. mixed_master7

    mixed_master7 Initiate (0) May 16, 2012 Florida

    I never really disliked beer, but the first one that actually opened my eyes and made me realize that there was more out there than Macro, would have to be a Bluepoint Rastafarye followed by a Torpedo. Absolutely loved the Bluepoint tap handle(same dude as label) so I had to try it.
  25. jakesingleton

    jakesingleton Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2011 Arizona

    Russian River Damnation (circa 2005 at the old Liar's Club location in Mission Beach). Made me realize that beer could be so much more. Miss the Liar's Club.
  26. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin

    Leinnes Berryweiss
  27. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,860) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Never too late to start- I hope you saved up your $$$ in the meantime, you're gonna need it!:wink:
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  28. Rastko

    Rastko Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2013

    Maybe unbelievable, but it was Heineken, 0.33 l can, around the year 2001. I think back then, it was imported from Holland.
  29. mooseo

    mooseo Defender (606) Aug 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Yuengling Traditional Lager was the first beer I really liked. Yards Philadelphia Pale Ale is what opened me up to craft beer.
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  30. Ravenacht

    Ravenacht Aspirant (210) Aug 10, 2012 Florida

  31. Puttenham

    Puttenham Initiate (101) Jul 30, 2008 Massachusetts

    Sam Adams Octoberfest. Late 90's to early 00's. I thought the Boston Lager was too bitter back then.
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  32. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    I knew I liked beer when I had my first Moosehead, but I think it was actually Boulevard Wheat or Leffe Blonde that drew me into craft.
  33. ucfalum08

    ucfalum08 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2013 Florida

    Amber Bock was probably the first beer I really liked. My first introduction to craft beer was Sweetwater 420. I then started trying a lot of imports and Sam Adams. It probably wasn't until about a year ago that I started trying American crafts. The first one might have been Lagunitas IPA which a friend ordered for me to try.
  34. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey

    Dogfish Head World Wide Stout...

    Just kidding...Left Hand Milk Stout.
  35. Malty_Matty

    Malty_Matty Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2012 Indiana

    Sam Adam's really got me on the craft beer kick. Than I realized Three Floyd's was in Munster. First it was Gumballhead, and the rest is history.
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  36. mmireles

    mmireles Initiate (0) May 18, 2005 Texas

    Well I've always loved beer... but some of the ones that got me into better quality beers were:

    Shiner Bock
    Fat Tire
  37. mouseman007

    mouseman007 Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2010 Ohio

    Dogfish 60 minute...buddy bought a 6 pk and brought it over and he hated it and I proceeded to have a few then killed the 6er in the next couple days and after that all I wanted was more craft beer.
  38. Meathead27

    Meathead27 Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Yuengling Lager as a freshman at Penn State...opened lots of doors, I think Victory came along shortly after that!
  39. CopperMtnPlowboy

    CopperMtnPlowboy Aspirant (253) Oct 3, 2010 Ohio

    Never drank beer until I was legal. Didn't like it either (although I kept drinking on weekends in college) until I had a Stroh's Beer, c 1988. No idea why, it might have been the night for my switch to go on, but when it did I had a Stroh's in my hand.
  40. CopperMtnPlowboy

    CopperMtnPlowboy Aspirant (253) Oct 3, 2010 Ohio

    Now, THAT'S funny stuff right there...
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