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Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

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The One that made you like beer.

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

  1. WagonCircler

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    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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    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.
     
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    Anchor Steam.
     
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    In the mid 90s, Hacker Pschorr Weisse is what got me to appreciate beer.
     
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    Traveling to Nantucket every year I found my way into Cisco Brewery. Cisco Whales Tale started it off for me.
     
  7. biglite351

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    A friend bought a Rabid Duck and didn't like it. He offered it to me and my love affair with Imperial Stouts began!
     
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    Blue Point Hoptical Illusion.
     
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  9. MinnesotaMoon

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    McEwan's Scotch Ale opened my eyes to the beer world
     
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    Pilsner Urquell and Saison Dupont.
     
  11. Davihaw

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    Bass was the first beer I could get down without spitting it out. Then Gumballhead was the beer that got me into craft beer.
     
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    Bell's Oberon, and a monster was born.
     
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    Sierra Nevada Torpedo
     
  14. infuturity83

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

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    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...
     
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    Sapporo, Harp Lager, and Erdinger Weissbier
     
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    For me it was the Dogfish 60 about 5 years ago.
     
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    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.
     
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    Magic Hat #9.
     
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    My friend's mom used to give me copious amounts of Widmer Hefeweizen and Drop Top ;-)
     
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    Molson Golden. shudder.
     
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    Saranac IPA
     
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    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.
     
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    Yuengling Premium.
    It tasted better when I stole it from my dad.
    Then he bought Genny Cream Ale to piss me off.
     
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    Heavy Seas Loose Cannon
     
  31. VonWeissenheimer

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    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

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

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  35. DBijnagte

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    New Castle, Allagash white, ipswich pale ale.
     
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    I think it was probably Mac and Jacks
     
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    not fantastic but it was my first experience outside of Miller or Bud and it was wonderful.
     
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