Underrated Beer Experiences

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  1. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Aspirant (246) Aug 2, 2017 Pennsylvania

    We all hear about how great shower beers, the first beer on vacation, and beers with your son/dad are all the time. I was wondering, what are some of the lesser known beer experiences that you all really enjoy?

    My List:
    • Beer given complimentary at workplace socials
    • The fancy barber shop beer
    • Poker Night Beers
    • Halftime at the game beer
    • Flight at a new brewery
  2. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania

    Hmmm . . . this is a tough one, 'cause anything that involves beer is usually rated just right in my eyes.
  3. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania

    I'm gonna havta go with, "Solid beer list at a place you didn't expect it."
  4. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,803) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Haven't really thought about it since I welcome beer anytime.
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  5. Shanex

    Shanex Poo-Bah (1,895) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    Mine is pretty low-key: the beer after a 5 miles stroll on the beach at dusk. Incredible beer experience.
  6. jimmyfishkin

    jimmyfishkin Aspirant (208) Nov 17, 2008 Wisconsin

    I suppose going to someones house who would have never guessed drank good beer, only to find out that they do, and now you have a new drinking buddy.
  7. Dan411

    Dan411 Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2017 Missouri

    Beers around a campfire in the fall, good company and conversation, and no modern distractions.
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  8. Livyatan1996

    Livyatan1996 Zealot (539) Sep 29, 2017 Missouri

    My all time favorite beer moments have been at concerts, especially when I land at a venue with good choices. nothing like good beer, loud music and sweat
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  9. Jlabs

    Jlabs Poo-Bah (1,583) Nov 11, 2013 New York
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    meeting a fellow beer lover at a bar/brewery and discussing your love of beers over a nice cold libation
  10. Sound_Explorer

    Sound_Explorer Poo-Bah (2,085) Dec 29, 2013 Washington

    First beer on Friday. First homebrew. First seasonal beer each season every year.
  11. rozzom

    rozzom Meyvn (1,076) Jan 22, 2011 New York

    An unfashionably cold beer after a long ride or run on a 90 degree day
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  12. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (3,001) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Hell yeah!
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  13. rudiecantfail

    rudiecantfail Meyvn (1,311) Aug 9, 2011 Pennsylvania

    My wife is iffy on beer. She'll really enjoy some stuff and can't stand other stuff. A beer I really enjoy is one I pegged her liking and was right. Sharing that one makes me happy.
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  14. Fly_Moe

    Fly_Moe Initiate (0) May 22, 2012 Florida

    I have 2.

    1. After cutting the grass on a hot day then coming inside having a cold one before jumping in the shower and watching football the rest of the day. Love that.

    2. Getting up early, going fishing, and cracking one open on the lake as the sun is coming up.
  15. IceAce

    IceAce Savant (931) Jan 8, 2004 California

    The first beer of the day...

    ...any day.
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  16. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Initiate (0) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona

    Nothing better than dusk hitting, sitting next to a lake/pond and casting out a line and grabbing a freezing cold beer from the cooler. Something about that peaceful evening with just crickets in the background and no computers, phones, lights, noise, just peace and quiet.
    That is the best.....
  17. guzzleacoldone

    guzzleacoldone Zealot (505) Feb 3, 2007 Ohio

    Pulling up to the stadium on a crisp fall Saturday and having a cold one while setting up the tailgate.
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  18. Dravin

    Dravin Initiate (179) Apr 27, 2014 Indiana

    I always enjoy pointing someone to a beer they end up liking, doubly so if they aren't fans of beer to begin with.
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  19. CoverMePorkins

    CoverMePorkins Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012 New Mexico

    Going into a bottle shop, liquor store etc that isn't in the same state or area of the country that you live. Be it traveling on vacation/work or for me moving every three years. Seeing shelves of beer you haven't tried is like Christmas for me.
  20. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (2,098) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado

    As for repeat moments, +1 on a long run (anything 10+ miles) and great, cold, snappy beer while I still have a runner's high going...
  21. cmiller4642

    cmiller4642 Disciple (334) Aug 17, 2013 West Virginia

    I like the Halloween night beers myself. Nothing beats a Nosferatu or Dogfish Head Punkin Ale while you're watching scary movies on October 31st.
  22. LarryV

    LarryV Poo-Bah (3,411) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts

    Jam session beer! I host jam sessions at my house every few months and folks usually bring along some beer to share. Nothing like making improvised music while drinking some good beer and perhaps a bit of good cannabis along with it. One of my favorite beer experiences.
  23. JayORear

    JayORear Meyvn (1,487) Feb 22, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Being given a free beer because it's the last in the keg and doesn't quite fill the glass. Introducing good beer to a non-craft drinker who loves it at first taste. Returning to an old favorite to find it's just as good as you remember.
  24. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Zealot (556) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I have 3 I can think of:

    1. First (actually every) beer around a campfire
    2. Beers in the Fall (close to or on Halloween)
    3. First seasonal beer of the season
  25. patto1ro

    patto1ro Defender (600) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    Four pints of Dark Mild in a flat-roofed Scunthorpe pub on a wet Tuesday afternoon in February.
  26. jjboesen

    jjboesen Meyvn (1,346) Feb 1, 2002 Maryland

    Walking down the street and literally discovering a new brewery. (This actually happened to me a few weeks ago in Falls Church, Virginia.) And the beer was excellent.
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  27. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Zealot (556) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    One experience I forgot to include was sitting down in a pub in Dublin after visiting Guinness, drinking Beamish Irish Dry Stout, and talking to some locals there. Most locals were drinking Irish beers, but a couple we spent most time talking to were drinking Coors Light in a glass with ice. They loved it.
  28. StoutAtTheDevil

    StoutAtTheDevil Defender (694) Nov 17, 2013 Alabama

    My first Oktoberfest beer in mid-September is something I look forward to every year.
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  29. CoverMePorkins

    CoverMePorkins Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012 New Mexico

    I've been to Ireland twice including Dublin for the big day in March. I saw the Coors Light phenomenon and was sort of shocked. Had a damn good time though and the more I drank the better I could understand the locals.
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  30. bstoos

    bstoos Initiate (66) Dec 7, 2017 New York

    A couple for me:
    - Beer after a soccer game or race
    - Beer after working in the yard on a hot day
    - First beer of vacation
    - Beer when while jamming and making music
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  31. Ten_SeventySix_Brewhouse

    Ten_SeventySix_Brewhouse Initiate (153) Jul 20, 2016 Indiana

    Call me an amateur, but my answer: ay drinking. I rarely feel like starting to drink until late afternoon, but on those rare occasion that I feel up to it (and it's deemed socially acceptable), that 10am beer tastes glorious. The occasions that come to mind are golf tournaments, auto races, early golf outings, or just being on vacation.
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  32. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (3,001) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Another hell yeah!

    The last one of the season is usually bittersweet, though, because I've pretty much had my fill at that point. But it takes a lot to get there :wink:.
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  33. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,684) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    My friends and I used to ride the Trek100 Ride for Hope every year -- for the charity, fun, challenge, camaraderie -- and free beer from the Delafield Brewhaus at the end of the ride.

    Underrated to some, not to us.

    Um, "used to" because we're too old and they moved the event too far away.
  34. LarryV

    LarryV Poo-Bah (3,411) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts

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  35. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,794) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    Pumpkin Beers & horror movies/shows are always a winning combo. I remember I first really got into that combo during Season 1 (only S1) of Sleepy Hollow & DFH Punkin. Good stuff.
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  36. 1960mb

    1960mb Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2015 Wisconsin

    Similar to your post finding a great deal on good beer. Like tonight the Rock Bottom in MKE had a promotional deal of two 20 oz taps and a mini appetizer for $5 and they have really solid beer.
  37. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (14,960) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Best beer I ever had, my wife and I were walking the bike trails on a sunny and humid 98 degree day, with about a 109 degree heat index, and no wind. As we got close to the car, I spotted a outdoor bar at a hotel, so I went right over and ordered a local beer, a hefeweizen. I know it's not politically correct on this site, but it came in a heavily frosted glass. Best damn beer, even though the beer itself was only meh. The wife had an ice cold Coke.

  38. Eamonn-Cummings3

    Eamonn-Cummings3 Poo-Bah (1,990) Jan 23, 2014 New York

    Post run beer that you drink a little too fast.
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  39. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,771) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Lots of good beer in Asheville. Took the wife to Biltmore for Xmas, went to an old favorite place for a beer and a pizza. Barleys IMO is pretty damn good, had a nice pie and a simple Highlands IPA. That beer was fresh and fabulous, tons of fruit, as good in that moment as any beer I've ever had.
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  40. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (3,111) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    And the bucket list keeps getting longer and longer...
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