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  1. Mikus

    Mikus Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2014 Pennsylvania

    'Borrowed' 2 Buds from my grandparent's fridge (age 12) and drank them with 2 buddies in the woods... tasted like... well, Bud.
  2. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado

    It was either a Budweiser or Colt45 and I was probably 16. Too far ago to remember which one but I do remember the Colt45 was a tall boy and put me on my ass.
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  3. DoubleJ

    DoubleJ Poo-Bah (5,459) Oct 13, 2007 Wisconsin

    Senior year of high school, I was offered a can of Budweiser at a house party.
  4. dpool

    dpool Initiate (163) Jan 8, 2007 Arizona
    Industry Australia. I was underage (even for Aussie standards) and we pretended we just got off of the Navy ship. I was hammered after one.

  5. alex_hart

    alex_hart Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2013 Oklahoma

    First beer I had was rough at the time. My brother (10 years my senior) has always been into craft, so I grew up around it. We didn't have much of a relationship growing up because of the huge age gap, but when I turned 15 he started acknowledging my existence a little more. I want to prove I was "cool enough" to hang out with him, and to me, that meant I had to be able to enjoy good beer with him. the first time he let me have a brew with him he decided to give me a Harpoon Leviathan IPA.... I remember thinking it to be one of the worst things I had ever had. It tasted thick and sweet and bitter and awful all at the same time, and it made no sense to my mouth or mind. I choked it all down to show him I could, but I stuck to playing video games with him for a while after that. I went back to the Leviathan 5 or 6 years late, and though I didn't hate it, I still am not a huge fan. Interesting way to start things off though!
  6. abigsmokeddevil

    abigsmokeddevil Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2013 Florida

    My dad used to give me a sip of Carling's Black Label when I was small, later, in college, the cheapest beer available at the U of Maryland was Micky's wide mouth, which had the advantage of a big top (duh)...the better to chug it fast so you didn't actually taste it.


  7. RummyRedbeard

    RummyRedbeard Initiate (0) Mar 8, 2013 Colorado

    In a post completely irrelevant to the thread... I just sort of zoned out looking at your avatar while listening to Animals by Pink Floyd and all I could think of was that llama screaming the guitar solo to Pigs. It made me laugh.

    As far as my first beer? Dunno, my grandfather used to let me have a spoonful or two of whatever he was drinking when I was young -- usually either Heineken or Red Dog I believe. As far as first full, pretty sure it was Miller Lite. Leftover at a friend's brother's party.
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  8. Seanem44

    Seanem44 Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2014 Virginia

    Wow! This thread got tweeted by Beeradvocate. I feel honored!
  9. 4ingredients

    4ingredients Initiate (0) May 22, 2009 Massachusetts

    Schlitz, c1974 while camping.
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  10. djchrismac

    djchrismac Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2014 Ohio

    I think Bush or Genny around 15 years of age.
  11. schnarr84

    schnarr84 Devotee (491) Nov 27, 2011 Alberta (Canada)

    My entire childhood is a lie. Actually, that's a relatively new addition (last 5 years or so).
  12. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,333) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    When I was around 6 or 7 yrs old, my dad gave me a sip of his Miller High Life and I thought it was gross. 1st full beer was around 15 years old had to be a Genny Light.
  13. cbcrunch

    cbcrunch Poo-Bah (1,788) Jan 21, 2012 Wyoming

    Budweiser, Schlitz, or Busch. A long time ago.
  14. maltedmilk

    maltedmilk Initiate (184) Sep 5, 2004 New Jersey

    Schmidts- when it was 99 cents a six. The year- most likely 1972. I was 15. Thats when I thought all beer made you grimace when you swallowed it.
  15. turbotype

    turbotype Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 California

    My Dads Rolling Rock at Beechies Place, Meadowlands PA.
  16. B_Horne

    B_Horne Aspirant (281) Jun 12, 2014 California
    Society Trader

    No idea....
    It was likely either Coors Light, Natural Ice, MGD, or Mickeys. Any of these I would probably pour down the sink at this point.
  17. Shafaegalo

    Shafaegalo Devotee (407) Jan 12, 2014 Texas

    Pearl beer brewed in San Antonio Tx! My grandfather was a distributor back in the 60's and 70's...I used to sneak in the warehouse and grab some cans for me and my cousins (we were probably 10 years old at the time). It was a very vivid memory as there was a Playboy calendar on the wall!
  18. kirok1999

    kirok1999 Initiate (0) Jun 19, 2005 Ohio

    Probably 8th grade and way too many cans of Hopingator malt liquor. I was told I had to be held over a trash can to pee. I still remember the taste was not too bad. A nice shandy for 1971.
  19. LOCAL

    LOCAL Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2006 New Hampshire

    First full beer... (1994) I was 15 and had just helped my neighbor build a swing set for his kids. He had me over for dinner and offered me a Nutfield Brewing Co. Auburn Ale. I had had sips of my dad's beer way back in the day and knew this was something much different... and I liked it!
  20. Zetcha7x

    Zetcha7x Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Probably Keystone Light or Natty Ice at some high school party. I cant even imagine trying to choke down one of those now.
  21. Caveworm

    Caveworm Champion (886) Feb 26, 2014 Ohio

    Icehouse was the first I got TRAAASHED off of, sophomore year of HS. How unique a story! My first CRAFT BREW was Sam Adams Porch Rocker, which is still a great summer brew to this day!
  22. vette2006c5r

    vette2006c5r Poo-Bah (3,096) Oct 14, 2009 Minnesota

    It was a Budweiser. I claimed I hated beer after that experience. Wasn't until I tried a Dogfish Head 60 minute that I truly started enjoying beer.
  23. MykeJ

    MykeJ Aspirant (218) Oct 6, 2013 Minnesota

    Busch light, hotel party in high school
  24. Monkeyknife

    Monkeyknife Poo-Bah (3,052) Jan 8, 2007 Missouri
    Society Trader

    A case of 7oz. bottles of Little Kings at the local drive-in with a group of friends. I'm guessing I was 18 which would make it around 1979.
  25. TreyIsWilson

    TreyIsWilson Poo-Bah (1,988) May 8, 2013 Michigan

    Molson Ice when I was 15 or 16. My buddies parents went out of town for the weekend and his older sisters boyfriend bought us a case. I remember those bad boys knocking me on my ass.
  26. Moose90

    Moose90 Meyvn (1,404) Nov 25, 2012 Washington

    I was 12-14 I think. Miller product, either MGD or High-Life, I was on a golfing trip with my dad and after we played 36 in a day we came back to the condo and he gave me a beer. Was refreshing if nothing else and I think I got up and went for another. Then promptly slept for 12 hours. Ha
  27. cheesepuffs

    cheesepuffs Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2010 Connecticut

    First ever taste? Budweiser, at age 8 or so. First full beer? I hate to say this, but I believe it was Bud Light Lime. I had three of them sitting around a fire with a few buddies and because beer was brand-new it actually had some bitterness/beer taste to me. Funny how your tastes change... I had three of them and had a buzz.
  28. k_vancleef

    k_vancleef Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2014 Rhode Island

    bud light lime....

    Don't judge me.
  29. sjrodriguez

    sjrodriguez Initiate (0) May 14, 2014 California

    A Guinness Draught, from the bottle, in September or October of my freshman year of college. I thought it was the best thing ever. Thankfully, my tastes have improved since then.
  30. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (705) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois

    I did not drink till my first week in college. My buddy handed me a Bud Dry from his dorm mini fridge. It had been in the back so it was a little frozen and I asked if that was how it should be and they laughed. Ahhhh college!
  31. Dacheat62

    Dacheat62 Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2013 New Jersey

    What about stolen from family member?
  32. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Devotee (435) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts

    Carlings black label from my dad's garage fridge 1974. Ugh
  33. Seanem44

    Seanem44 Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2014 Virginia

    Totally acceptable!
  34. hAle2theWort

    hAle2theWort Initiate (0) Dec 25, 2012 Maryland

    The first beer I ever tried was Billy Beer... the first I drank was Genesee Cream Ale... it was not a good start. I still have nightmares.
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  35. Harnkus

    Harnkus Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2013 New York

    Michelob, 1984. I was 10. I liked it.
  36. CLanda

    CLanda Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2013 Florida

    Excluding the generic (non-craft) light beers, which quite frankly i do not enjoy in the least, i had my first craft beer 2 years ago at BGR - The Burger Joint in Miami. I washed down their sweet potato fries and "Triple D" (beef burger topped with over easy egg, bacon, grilled jalapeƱos, and melted cheddar) with a bottle of Dead Guy Ale by Rogue. Good God it was good!
  37. kkleu357

    kkleu357 Crusader (777) Apr 2, 2014 Wisconsin

    When I was little I thought it was cool that my parents drank beer and wanted some. They let me have a Sharps (N/A beer). Must have been around 6 at the time.
  38. Jamco_76

    Jamco_76 Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2014 Arkansas

    Bud Ice before a Hank Williams Jr. concert in high school. 1995
  39. Mark

    Mark Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2001 California

    I'm not sure but most likely a sip of Hamm's or Burgermeister. My first beer I had on the sly was Colt 45 and I have bad memories. Horrific crap if there ever was. Only Country Club Malt Liquor is worse.
  40. SenorHops

    SenorHops Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    A swig of Beck's when I was 12. It sucked then and it sucks now.
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