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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by TastyAdventure, Jan 28, 2013.
Michelob was the first beer I ever had and I loved it. My cousin gave it to me when I was 14.
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.
In the mid 90s, Hacker Pschorr Weisse is what got me to appreciate beer.
Traveling to Nantucket every year I found my way into Cisco Brewery. Cisco Whales Tale started it off for me.
A friend bought a Rabid Duck and didn't like it. He offered it to me and my love affair with Imperial Stouts began!
Blue Point Hoptical Illusion.
McEwan's Scotch Ale opened my eyes to the beer world
Pilsner Urquell and Saison Dupont.
Bass was the first beer I could get down without spitting it out. Then Gumballhead was the beer that got me into craft beer.
Bell's Oberon, and a monster was born.
Sierra Nevada Torpedo
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.
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...
Fat Tire was it for me. Then 90 Shilling and it only got better from there.
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...
Sapporo, Harp Lager, and Erdinger Weissbier
For me it was the Dogfish 60 about 5 years ago.
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.
Magic Hat #9.
SNPA, Boston Lager and Chimay Blue
My friend's mom used to give me copious amounts of Widmer Hefeweizen and Drop Top ;-)
Molson Golden. shudder.
Red Hook ESB
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.
It tasted better when I stole it from my dad.
Then he bought Genny Cream Ale to piss me off.
Heavy Seas Loose Cannon
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.
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.
I think mine was Sam Adams Boston lager.
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
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.
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.
New Castle, Allagash white, ipswich pale ale.
I think it was probably Mac and Jacks
not fantastic but it was my first experience outside of Miller or Bud and it was wonderful.