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The One that made you like beer.

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

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  1. WagonCircler

    WagonCircler May 15, 2011 New York
    Beer Trader

    Michelob was the first beer I ever had and I loved it. My cousin gave it to me when I was 14.
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  2. dhannes

    dhannes Feb 14, 2010 Wisconsin

    I think my first sip of beer was probably from my dad's Old Milwaukee, which I didn't like at first. I guess the first one that really jumped out at me was Augsburger Bock...then probably Sam Adams' Boston Lager a few years later.
  3. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    Anchor Steam.
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  4. grilledsquid

    grilledsquid Jul 10, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    In the mid 90s, Hacker Pschorr Weisse is what got me to appreciate beer.
  5. MusicaleMike

    MusicaleMike Mar 17, 2008 Pennsylvania

  6. CTJman

    CTJman Jan 14, 2013 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Traveling to Nantucket every year I found my way into Cisco Brewery. Cisco Whales Tale started it off for me.
  7. biglite351

    biglite351 Jan 20, 2010 Pennsylvania

    A friend bought a Rabid Duck and didn't like it. He offered it to me and my love affair with Imperial Stouts began!
  8. Dogzbone

    Dogzbone Dec 1, 2012 New York

    Blue Point Hoptical Illusion.
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  9. MinnesotaMoon

    MinnesotaMoon Jan 15, 2013 Minnesota

    McEwan's Scotch Ale opened my eyes to the beer world
  10. jdauria

    jdauria Sep 15, 2010 Massachusetts

    Pilsner Urquell and Saison Dupont.
  11. Davihaw

    Davihaw Jun 19, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Bass was the first beer I could get down without spitting it out. Then Gumballhead was the beer that got me into craft beer.
  12. deaner269

    deaner269 Jul 14, 2012 Michigan

    Bell's Oberon, and a monster was born.
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  13. CreightonSM

    CreightonSM Dec 23, 2010 New York

    Sierra Nevada Torpedo
  14. infuturity83

    infuturity83 Sep 22, 2009 Massachusetts

    Mine is a weird one...it was Fraoch. Bought it because I liked the artwork on the bottle. Still drink it once in a while.
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  15. secondtooth

    secondtooth Dec 14, 2007 Indiana

    Honey Brown was an early pre-craft staple.

    Was originally "turned" due to having Blue Moon and Fat Tire at a wonderful Sigur Ros concert many years back...
  16. nogophers

    nogophers Jun 28, 2011 Minnesota

    Fat Tire was it for me. Then 90 Shilling and it only got better from there.
  17. Surya

    Surya Sep 13, 2012 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    I always enjoyed drinking beer at a brew pub. It was fresh and something different than the regular beer. Then I got introduced to something incredible which my friend called the craft beer. My first beer was Firestone walker Double Jack and I haven't looked back after that...
  18. EddieGold

    EddieGold Nov 22, 2012 North Carolina

  19. BierStein711

    BierStein711 Oct 12, 2011 Illinois

    Sapporo, Harp Lager, and Erdinger Weissbier
  20. PackPride

    PackPride Oct 31, 2011 North Carolina

    For me it was the Dogfish 60 about 5 years ago.
  21. Steeeve

    Steeeve Nov 16, 2010 Pennsylvania

    I usually credit Magic Hat #9 as making me realize beer didn't have to take like tinny seltzer, though I give the craft beer epiphany title to DFH Aprihop.
  22. mattfitz

    mattfitz Jan 26, 2009 Connecticut

    Magic Hat #9.
  23. Treyliff

    Treyliff Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
    Beer Trader

    SNPA, Boston Lager and Chimay Blue
  24. csiewert

    csiewert Apr 10, 2009 Oregon

    My friend's mom used to give me copious amounts of Widmer Hefeweizen and Drop Top ;-)
  25. wizzy

    wizzy May 20, 2006 Michigan

    Molson Golden. shudder.
  26. OMsweetOM

    OMsweetOM Feb 1, 2011 California

    Red Hook ESB
  27. PaulMin4

    PaulMin4 Jan 28, 2013 New York

    Saranac IPA
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  28. aaronanderson

    aaronanderson Nov 2, 2012 Michigan

    Had been drinking beer for years and always enjoyed the result then one day I had a Labatt IPA. Thats when the light went on.
  29. Bartrash

    Bartrash May 12, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Yuengling Premium.
    It tasted better when I stole it from my dad.
    Then he bought Genny Cream Ale to piss me off.
  30. Celtics76

    Celtics76 Sep 5, 2011 Rhode Island

    Heavy Seas Loose Cannon
  31. VonWeissenheimer

    VonWeissenheimer Feb 26, 2009 New York

    I was 5 and it was a briefly unattended Old Mill, i sure enjoyed dad's "soda".

    As for my introduction to good beer, i remember it fondly. I was at my first "beer bar", Freakin Frog in Vegas with some friends who were into craft and belgian beers. I was leery of all the tap handles and styles and was about to order a miller light. "Here, try this one", a tall thin glass of cloudy yellow beer was slid in front of me. I remember there was a name on the glass in blue letters, WITTEKERKE...i was saved that day! Still one of my favorite summer beers.
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  32. Pecan

    Pecan Dec 20, 2012 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    Three Floyds Robert the Bruce.

    I was in university and a local bar had schooner night, or fishbowl night as we liked to call it, every Thursday night. For $3 you get a fill of anything on tap. So one night I'm staring at the menu and I see some beast of a beer is listed at 7%. So you're telling me I can get the equivalent of 4+ beers in alcohol content for $3?!? Sign me up!

    The bartender brings me the schooner full and I carry it back to the table. One sip and I was blown away. I couldn't believe that beer could taste this good AND have that much alcohol in it. Ended up being a pretty frequent Thursday night stop for me.

    A couple things I find funny now: 1. RtB is still one of my favorite beers on the planet. 2. I started drinking RtB because of the "massive ABV" but now sort of consider it my lightweight session go-to.
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  33. krl2112

    krl2112 Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I think mine was Sam Adams Boston lager.
  34. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Nov 2, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
  35. DBijnagte

    DBijnagte Dec 7, 2012 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    New Castle was the first beer that I tried, which although I didn't love it, opened me to the idea that I might love beer. Surly Furious sealed it.
  36. waterwizard

    waterwizard Jul 24, 2005 Oklahoma

    Can not remember ever not liking beer. Drank plenty of Budweiser in my youth in the 70's. Discovered imorted beer in the 80's but my appreciation went to a whole new level with the discovery of beers like Trois Pistoles and Hennepin.
  37. BigCheese

    BigCheese Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    New Castle, Allagash white, ipswich pale ale.
  38. El_Zilcho

    El_Zilcho May 3, 2012 Virginia

    Sierra Nevada
  39. sukwonee

    sukwonee Dec 13, 2011 Washington
    Beer Trader

    I think it was probably Mac and Jacks
  40. Shagator

    Shagator Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    not fantastic but it was my first experience outside of Miller or Bud and it was wonderful.
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