What was your first beer?

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  1. Seanem44

    Seanem44 Aspirant (246) Mar 18, 2014 Virginia

    That very first beer. When, where and what?

    I don't specifically remember my first beer. I do no I was likely a Sophomore/Junior in High School. Chances are it was either Beast Ice or Bud Dry. Beast was cheap and easy to get. My earliest recollections of it are drinking in the woods behind my friends house with a large group. Of course my memory escapes me, as this is over 16 years ago. Now my first drink ever, that I remember exactly. It was vodka at my friends house. Funny how that works.
  2. rozzom

    rozzom Champion (878) Jan 22, 2011 New York

    Other than a taste of my dad's, my first full beer was probably a Tennents/Stella circa 1996 (aged 14)
  3. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (4,282) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    Bud Light, camping with my two best friends.
  4. Providence

    Providence Crusader (751) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    I had sips of Dad's Lowenbrau here and there when I was young, but the first full beer I actually remember being handed with the assumption that I would then consume, was Bud Light. It tasted like complete ass. Then for a period of time, it didn't taste like ass. Now, it tastes like ass again. Funny how that works.

  5. Iamjeff6

    Iamjeff6 Champion (860) Sep 9, 2013 Virginia

    My grandpa used to put beer in my sippy cup for me as I was a child, it was always Labatt Blue. The first full beer I remember drinking was a 6 pack of Molson XXX, which caused me to pass out and not remember what happened that night.
  6. fox227

    fox227 Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2010 California

    I don't have a clue. I never had a taste for industrial light lagers so I tended to avoid them (even though I know I experienced them here and there.) It was because of this early bias against beer that I didn't discover Craft until I was 30.
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  7. APBT91

    APBT91 Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2013 North Carolina

    Is this like first sip or first full beer? Pretty sure my fist sips were from my pops Shiner Bock and the first full beer was a Rolling Rock I ganked from my Pops.
  8. Seanem44

    Seanem44 Aspirant (246) Mar 18, 2014 Virginia

    Funny indeed! It tasted like ass the first couple of drinks.... then I came to accept the taste of Bud Dry, Bud Light, Best Ice and the likes (including Mad Dog 40/40. Yuck) Then in college, Best grew out of favor and was disgusting. Yet Keystone, Bud Light and Coors light still tasted great.

    I thank God I didn't discover craft beer in college. I would have gone broke. I only drink Bud or Coors or any of those college beers if there are absolutely 0 alternatives in a social setting. Case in point the wedding I went to last month. Miller High Life. It was that or Bud Light. I try to avoid at all costs.
  9. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2010 New York

    I believe Rolling Rock was the first ever, likely in some illegal scenario.
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  10. Seanem44

    Seanem44 Aspirant (246) Mar 18, 2014 Virginia

    First FULL beer. Not given by a family member.
  11. EveningCordial

    EveningCordial Disciple (300) Apr 29, 2014 New Jersey

    Dad gave me one at a very young age, but my first time drunk was playing quarters with bud light at a friends house way back in 7th grade.
  12. PMP_DUFF

    PMP_DUFF Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2014 Germany

    Red Dog....I was young, mid nineties... first full beer. I dont think it is made anymore. Thats the one I remember, in the woods right by the Beekman Recreation Center. Ha.
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  13. Andrew041180

    Andrew041180 Defender (651) Mar 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    Freshman year in college - within the first week or two. Some guy in my dorm gave me a Bud Dry (I think. It was a Bud Something, but not Bud Light) and it took me a good long while to choke it down.
  14. Mojo

    Mojo Champion (804) Jul 21, 2012 Alabama

    When I was in high school a neighbor kid had bought some beer off one of the older guys in the neighborhood. It was the old Busch Bavarian. I took a sip and immediately spit it out. I can remember that horrible metallic taste and uncomfortable fizziness. Putrid beyond measure. An abomination of a beverage.

    A year or so later I started college and my roommate had a six pack of Miller High Life in the classic clear twelve ounce bottles. (Back then the drinking age was still 18 for beer and wine). He offered me one and remembering my horrible experience with the Busch initially turned it down. After some prodding I finally accepted and found that it was pretty good and refreshing. It's often been said that beer is an acquired taste. Well I acquired a taste for it right then and there.

    I went through the gamut of available beers in a short time. Strohs, Schlitz, Budweiser, Tuborg Gold, Pabst, Michelob, Heineken, you name it. (Not Coors. It was not yet available on the east coast and having been immortalized by the classic film "Smokey and the Bandit" was considered the holy grail of beers. Imagine that!!) But for those years it was hard to beat the ice cold smooth drinkability of Miller High Life.

    I haven't had one in years. Don't know if I will ever go there again. So maybe it would be best just to let it remain there as a first love, a special place in the heart, but not somewhere you want to go again.
  15. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,957) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Schaefer. Still have nightmares of that first one. My thought at the time was, "Noooo, people actually drink this crap?"
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  16. ParkbrauFan

    ParkbrauFan Disciple (312) Feb 8, 2014 Iowa

    At 13 my father took me and my 2 uncles to a German bar in my old neighborhood in Germany where I grew up.
    We left Germany when I was 7 but the bar owner recognized me. He served me my first beer and said you're a man
    now. It was a double bock he brewed and he served me 4 more. My uncles gave me over powered fruit schnapps and it was the first time I got drunk in front of my dad. Very memorable and a great experience.
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  17. Redneckwine

    Redneckwine Disciple (304) Dec 3, 2013 Washington

    Many, many illicit Coors Lights starting my freshman year of high school (age 15). Procured...God knows how from friends, consumed at lame house parties. Ah, the glory days.
  18. Aaron58

    Aaron58 Initiate (184) Dec 16, 2007 Massachusetts

    Bud light bought by a girls aunt for a bunch of us at her birthday party. I think I was 16. Definitely didnt finish it. Tasted awful, but much like above, It didnt taste as awful a year later when I started actually drinking and going to parties and such.
  19. afi4lifer

    afi4lifer Aspirant (203) Jan 20, 2011 Colorado

    Sam Adams Boston Lager that my buddies brother bought for us that we drank in a station wagon at a bowling alley before going in. I thought it was the most bitter thing in the history of the universe - truly an awful experience.
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  20. dutesanch

    dutesanch Disciple (352) Apr 22, 2014 California

    Tall can of Bud Ice.
  21. Beric

    Beric Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2013 Massachusetts

    The ever classic Pabst Blue Ribbon, likely at some basement party sophomore year of college.
  22. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Devotee (474) Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania

    First taste was dad's Rolling Rock.

    First beer I liked enough to drink a full bottle was Yuengling. I was 19, camping with some older friends, and we ran out of water before we ran out of booze.
  23. johnInLA

    johnInLA Savant (910) Jun 12, 2005 California
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    At 12 years old, with two friends, we swiped a can of warm Rheingold from my friend’s basement, and passed it around.

    From warm Rheingold drank from a can to Trappistes Rochefort 10 served at the 55 degrees in the proper glassware, it’s been an interesting journey.
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  24. raulstotle12

    raulstotle12 Initiate (159) Feb 19, 2014 California

    Corona on Christmas. I was 15.
  25. Dolemike

    Dolemike Initiate (63) Apr 7, 2012 Kentucky

    Sterling Beer, bought at a beer joint when I was 16 in rural Nelson Co, KY
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  26. Svyturys30

    Svyturys30 Disciple (371) Apr 29, 2014 Illinois

    My first beer was with my dad. It was a Stella, if I remember correctly.
  27. VelvetExtract

    VelvetExtract Poo-Bah (3,908) Jan 10, 2010 Massachusetts

    With my dad, Harpoon IPA.
  28. frognot

    frognot Aspirant (204) May 20, 2009 Texas

    Coors from Oklahoma (3.2 beer) in 1972. Was in high school and camping at Lake Texoma and at that time girls who were 18 could buy beer in Oklahoma (guys had to be 21). A friend's older sister bought us five sophomores a case of beer.

    Yeah, we were really cool in 1972.
  29. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,682) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado

    Coors Light. A friend who got it out of his dad's garage fridge and brought it out to our fort in the woods. I was 12'ish I think...and I didn't like it at all.
  30. thegodfather2701

    thegodfather2701 Crusader (762) Nov 3, 2005 North Carolina

    My first beer was Heineken, I believe a 22 ounce bottle, I bought the morning I turned 21. I absolutely hated it and only drank about 5 sips before tossing it out. It was very skunked to say the least.
  31. TheBeerbarian

    TheBeerbarian Initiate (0) May 29, 2014 California

    I had a few tastes when i was a wee little child ..... but my first "official" beer was when my parents had left town and me and my cousin raided the fridge in the garage, found a 12 pack of MGD and the rest is history. I was about 16 or 17 at the time.
  32. Jerseyislandbeer

    Jerseyislandbeer Meyvn (1,197) Jan 26, 2014 Jersey

    It was a Breda, what was then a Dutch beer and very popular in the Channel Islands. This was 1990/91.. my bestmate at the time was 2 years than my 15.. we were at Sands, a old surfers nightclub on the beach. Remember walking the 2 miles home in a state not really knowing what was up with me, then waking my mum when I came in the house.
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  33. marquis

    marquis Champion (801) Nov 20, 2005 England

    Probably Bass around 1951 when it was a very different beast from today's version.There was an opened bottle in the pantry and I took a swig.My mother, who could see round corners and through walls, caught me and I was dealt with.The big crime was not the beer but drinking out of the bottle which is something a gentleman would never do.
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  34. beastmammoth

    beastmammoth Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2010 New York

    Corona extra from the bottle, no lime. Every time I'd sip it the thing would foam over. It tasted terrible and I barely finished it
  35. Dreizhen

    Dreizhen Aspirant (286) Jun 6, 2013 District of Columbia

    First actual taste of beer: five years old from my uncle. Probably a Miller light or some shit.

    First full beer: Young's Double Chocolate Stout on my 21st birthday. The former scarred me so badly I seriously avoided beer in general in favor of other booze until my best friend coaxed me into trying real beer. Bless his soul.
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  36. Torontoblue

    Torontoblue Zealot (533) Jun 12, 2005 Canada

    First beer I remember trying, and having half a can, was Stones's Best Bitter. Would have been around 1978/79, so 8 or 9. First beer I bought with my own money, in a pub, was Thwaites Best Bitter on cask. I was 16, but the barmaid was in the same school as me, a year higher, so it wasn't an 'issue' getting served. We dated not long after :slight_smile:
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  37. jonandhisflask

    jonandhisflask Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2011 Kentucky

    First sip of beer was a bud ice at age 8 i think, first full beer was a sam adams boston lager, trying to be cool in front of some nice lady's when i was 17
  38. spaceman24

    spaceman24 Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2008 Texas

    I got drunk for the first time the summer after graduating high school. I had probably two thirds of a pint of vodka. After puking the third time, I started feeling a little better, so a friend gave me a Budweiser. I almost puked again just from the taste. He laughed and told me it was an acquired taste. I thought he was an asshole, full of shit and I hated him.

    Turns out it was some of the wisest wisdom I've ever received. I still enjoy a Budweiser from time to time.
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  39. mmmbeerNY

    mmmbeerNY Devotee (428) Mar 5, 2014 New York

    Red Dog. In High School. At my parents house with friends of mine when they were gone for the weekend. I don't remember actually liking it much, but remember drinking too many of them
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  40. Canada_Dan

    Canada_Dan Savant (906) Jun 14, 2013 Colorado

    Living in South Africa and attending an International School, my friends and I realized around 13 years old that being the children of expats with our distinctly un-South African accents, we could easily take advantage of the situation. We would go to the Monte Casino in Joburg and order Jack and Cokes and play the slot machines. Soon we graduated to the local taverns and started ordering shots of things like Apple Pucker and Cinnamon Schnaps. First beer I can remember ordering was a Castle Lager and I immediately felt like the coolest cat in the group with a beer in hand and a pubescent mustache adorning my upper lip. Oh the glory days!
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