What is/was your Dad's favorite brew?

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  1. HarryPotHead

    HarryPotHead Aspirant (251) Aug 21, 2012 Maryland

    Thinking back to when i was a kid in the early 70's, I remember my old man coming home from work and sucking down a couple Stroh's or a few Iron City beers when I was a kid growing up near Pittsburgh. For as bad as both those beers were, they hold a bit of nostalgia for me...but oh, boy were they bad!
  2. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota

    Jim Beam!
    edit: my dad and I both get stuffed up a bit when we drink beer, so he sticks with bourbon - however - ever since my nosedive into craft fandom, he's been hot on my heels and very interested in what I'll have for him to try next.
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  3. utopiajane

    utopiajane Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2013 New York

  4. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (11,645) Apr 18, 2007 Florida
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    It was Bud Longneck returnable bottles used to swipe some but forgot to return the bottle to the case and got busted
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  5. dianimal

    dianimal Aspirant (236) Apr 18, 2012 California

    I think it was Michelob. Though he did drink others: Hamms, Dos Equis, Olympia...
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  6. core42

    core42 Zealot (557) May 5, 2010 Michigan

    Dad - Red, White & Blue
    Grandpa - Carling's Black Label
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  7. Vonerichs

    Vonerichs Poo-Bah (1,868) Sep 1, 2008 Colorado
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    MGD and Little Kings.
  8. Troville1990

    Troville1990 Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2012 Illinois

    Stone IPA. My dad was growing his own hops for his homebrews when I was a little kid. He let my brother and me try them every now and then, and we both thought they were awful.
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  9. HelpMeBloody

    HelpMeBloody Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2013 Rhode Island

    Moosehead in the 70s and Rolling Rock in the 80s.
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  10. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Devotee (402) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    His was Ayinger Marzen, but he mostly drank High Life.
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  11. BeastLU

    BeastLU Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    Sam honey porter, it got him into craft and he got me into craft.
  12. mikefuski17

    mikefuski17 Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2013 Oregon

    My dad was an alcoholic for the majority of my life. He was drinking, he would have warm Old Milwaukee hidden in the garage because it was cheap. Thankfully he has been sober for a few years.
  13. RonfromJersey

    RonfromJersey Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2002 New Jersey

  14. watermelon

    watermelon Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2013 North Carolina

    Dad drinks Coronas or Miller high life.

    Grandfather drinks either Amstel or Heineken.
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  15. SedateSix

    SedateSix Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2013 North Carolina

    Icehouse for the Pops

    MGD for the Grandfather

    Eww to both, haha
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  16. BeerFMAndy

    BeerFMAndy Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2009 Wisconsin

    My dad always kept Miller High Life in the house, mainly for boiling brats, but two of his favorite beers were Tyranena's Bitter Woman and Central Waters' Brewhouse Coffee Stout. He was ahead of the huge craft beer boom and certainly ahead of my palate at the time but I raise those two beers to him often now.
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  17. Mcballz13

    Mcballz13 Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Miller Lite and nothing else.... the same cans that have just hit stores once again! Ha
  18. Ieatlambfries

    Ieatlambfries Zealot (592) Dec 5, 2003 New Jersey

    Amstel Light is what I remember when I was growing up. Heinekin as well.

    Now he drinks a lot more styles brands. He likes to raid my brews when he's at my house.
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  19. chefkevlar

    chefkevlar Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2010 South Carolina

    My dad drank (and still drinks) Labatt Blue, but he also used to home brew a lot with his buddy. I have a copy of all his recipes and notes and it seems they did pale ales usually, and almost always added honey to kick up the ABV.
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  20. RosieDoll

    RosieDoll Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2011 Ohio

    I think my dad used to buy Coors, but he would drink any BMC beer. Man, I remember going places like BW3's and him drinking like 3/4 tall beers with dinner. He used to drink a lot more, now he's basically (pre)diabetic so for a bit he would drink Michelob Ultra, but he doesn't drink much now. He tells stories about older Cincinnati beers though from when he was younger (Hudepohl, Burger, Little Kings...etc.)

    He usually tries anything I offer him though, and more and more now if a restaurant has local beer -- he'll get one. That, I think, is an effect of myself and my uncle and some cousins being really into craft/local beer.
  21. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (329) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    3 rings Ballantine Ale!
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  22. Aleforme

    Aleforme Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2008 Washington

    Schlitz & Miller High Life - Still drinks Miller but I'm slowly starting to turn him on to some craft beer. He really seems to like Real Ale Fireman's #4.
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  23. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Devotee (402) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    Shit, I forgot that one!
  24. Ilovelampandbeer

    Ilovelampandbeer Initiate (0) Aug 25, 2013 New York

    bud heavy...god help him
  25. SoCaliC8

    SoCaliC8 Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2010 Idaho

  26. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2012 Missouri

    Busch Bavarian, maybe some Michelob or Bud from time to time, but almost always Busch.
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  27. SouthAtholSuds

    SouthAtholSuds Initiate (150) Nov 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    My dad died when I was eight. I'm not sure what his favorite beer was but I remember him giving me a sip of Moosehead out of a steel frosty mug and me thinking it was the worst thing in the world. I still stand by my opinion from 24 years ago. I hated shitty beer before hating shitty beer was cool.
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  28. Philthe

    Philthe Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2013 Pennsylvania

    PBR was the old mans choice of brew.
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  29. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (25,438) May 5, 2010 North Carolina
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    My dad doesn't drink anymore, but as a kid I always remember Coors Banquet being in the fridge the most often, so I am going to go with that.
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  30. Jirin

    Jirin Initiate (0) Apr 28, 2013 Massachusetts

    When I was a kid it was Heineken.

    Now he seems to go for the more accessible side of craft.
  31. muddyh2oblues

    muddyh2oblues Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2010 Illinois

    usually the one he had in his hand at the time, but i do remember him having drewery's, hamms, or schlitz around at all times.
  32. Aaron_Ramson

    Aaron_Ramson Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2012 California

    Grew up in Hawaii so he drank original Primo beer. And Keystone between paydays.
  33. WelshBrewer

    WelshBrewer Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2013 Oregon

    Pyramid Hef, or Alaskan Amber, slowly getting him to try other stuff and my homebrew if its light, (which isn't very often)
  34. AlienSwineFlu

    AlienSwineFlu Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2012 Ohio

    For my step-dad, it was always Thirsty Dog beers than I can remember. Now he asks me for suggestions. Funny.
  35. icefisherman

    icefisherman Aspirant (284) Sep 1, 2004 Minnesota

    Miller lite or Lienies original
  36. TroyS62

    TroyS62 Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2013 Vermont

    Heineken and michelob
  37. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Poo-Bah (3,211) Oct 15, 2011 Maryland

    Used to be Yuengling, until I managed to hook him on sour ales...

    Woe is me.
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  38. Abawol01

    Abawol01 Initiate (41) Dec 17, 2013 Michigan

    My dad's current favorite is The Beast from Avery. Growing up it was Dundee Honey Brown. I remember swiping them as a teenager.
  39. SFNC

    SFNC Zealot (563) Apr 7, 2013 North Carolina

    Carling Black Label and Molson Golden. On special occasions, maybe a Lowenbrau Dark or a Guinness. I've bought him several sixes of my more esoteric types, but notice they remain around for months (I drink them). He now mostly drinks Bass, which ain't too bad.
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  40. Sunn

    Sunn Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2012 Iowa

    Busch Light for as long as I've been alive. Before that all he used to drink were bottles of Budweiser.

    Almost every craft beer I buy I let my Dad have a sip or five to see his reaction, though. Nothing's better than watching your father almost tip over from the sourness of Boulevard's Love Child #3. My only words before he took a sip were "PUCKER UP!" and I was sure he was going to blast me in the face. He seems to enjoy most IPAs and pale ales. Dark beers are a no-go with him.
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