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What was your 1st imported beer?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by 19etz55, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. 19etz55

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    My 1st import was also my 1st beer at age 14.
    It was Carling's Black Label (Canada) given to me by my Grandfather.
    My 1st import I bought at legal age (18 in 1974) was either
    Moosehead or Molson, also from North of the border, Canada, Eh.

    Where was your 1st imported beer from?
     
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  2. QuakeAttack

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    Don't remember. It would have been in the early 80s. Probably either European or Canadian. My guess would be Canadian because Moosehead and Molson were pretty popular at that time.

    Frankly, I didn't really drink imports until after college after going to Europe. Before that, it was cheap beer (Schlitz Talls, Mickey's, MGB, Bud).
     
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    Pretty sure my 1st was Guinness, maybe Newcastle in college.
     
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    Grolsch or Guinness, not sure which.
     
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    Germany/Europe
     
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    Lowenbrau and Heineken (Germany, The Netherlands) back in the 60's. Heineken was way better than most available US brews, but Lowenbrau was damned good, still is.
     
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    Moosehead, baby!
     
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    Molson Golden.
     
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    Dinklelocker (spelling is probably wrong) "Drink a Dink" was their slogan. I was in high school and worked after school in a German butcher shop, the owner knew the importer and got that plus a German brandy by the case. He said, "If you work like a man you can drink like a man." So on Saturday's after the shop closed and everything was in order we would bend our elbows.
     
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    Newcastle back in HS
     
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    It was either St. Pauli Girl or New Castle. Those were the fancy beers for me in college.
     
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    My first one was a Molson Golden. I was 14 or 15 and this was the 70's. I shunned the big Amercan beers from the get go.
     
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    Molson Golden, Molson Ice, Molson Canadian? One of those. Can't remember which one.
     
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    Fuller's London Pride
     
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    Dos Equis, which I had when I was in Rosarito, Mexico. Does that count as being imported in this thread?
     
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    Heineken, completely underwhelmed me went back to Bud. A year of two later I got into Canadian beers & they put me on the right path. Still don't like Heineken, even underwhelmed me in Amsterdam.
     
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    Newcastle I think.
     
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    Lowenbrau. That was the high end shit in the 70's.

    Wait, does that French import Goebbels count?
     
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    Guinness hated it at first but will order at a bar once in a blue moon
     
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    Dos Equis
     
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    I really can't remember but I think it was Mexico. Most likely Corona but I wouldn't touch this beer with a 10ft pole today.
     
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    Samuel Smith Imperial Stout, still one of my favorites today.
     
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    Grolsch, a fine brew.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Warsteiner.
     
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    no idea what my first sip of beer was. if it was dad's it was Schmidt's. if it wasn't, it definitely was a german bock... likely in (West) Germany. whatever it was, I couldn't have been more than 3....

    come to think of it, a bock in w Germany wouldn't be imported, would it? :confused:
     
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    Lowenbrau! Who didn't drink that stuff in their youth! It made you feel "sophisticated" 20 years ago! Haven't seen one here in DE in about 2 1/2 years!
     
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    Drank a Guinness stout in Nassau, Bahamas 3/4/95 while on spring break. Not sure if it was Foreign Extra or regular stout. It was in a bottle and was brewed in the Bahamas.
     
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    Pretty sure I had a Corona with my parents as my first import. It's a small miracle that I actually made it this far after such a scarring drinking experience. ;)
     
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    Guinness Stout and not that 4.2% watered down stuff.
     
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    I had Killian's Red back in the early 80s, thought it was Irish (wrong!, You can fool 18 year olds easy when they aren't paying attention). That was probably the first beer I had that had any discernible malt profile
     
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    Guinness Stout on tap about 1968. It was served too warm for me and it tasted like a dark beer with a half teaspoon of chew (Copenhagen) added. Probably like the Export extra stout version now. Which I do like now.
     
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    Other. Red Stripe when I was 15 and it was my first full beer I ever drank. Don't know if it doesn't count because I was actually in the Caribbean when I drank it.
     
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    none of the above... Foster's Australian for Beer
     
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    You said "Copenhagen"!!! Blast from the past!
     
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    Beck's. It was my first weekend at college and a guy on my floor bought a 6 pack of it. Quite a bit different from the Busch and Bud that I had been drinking in high school.
     
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    Carlsberg about 1970
     
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    My first import was Paulaner Hefeweizen shortly after I turned 21. I had only drank the usual BMC offerings up to that point and was blown away.
     
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    Pilsner Urquell, along with a few Armenian beers (Kilikia or Kotayk) where what my dad usually stocked the fridge with when i was growing up.
     
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    My parents were really into Mexican beers, so that was the first one I tried. First one I bought for myself was probably Guinness or Bass. Bass was my "luxury" beer before I got into craft.
    I had a friend who was really into Newcastle though, so that's also plausible, but I don't recall completely.
     
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    Had to be a Labatt Blue while watching the Blackhawks in high school. Everything Canadian was cool for hockey fans back then.
     
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