What's Your Guilty (Beer) Pleasure?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ipamonster, Jun 19, 2013.

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  1. crashdavisinoh

    crashdavisinoh Zealot (594) May 24, 2010 Ohio

    I don't always drink crappy beer...but when I do...I prefer a Dos Equis. Stay thirsty.
  2. TheMachoMan

    TheMachoMan Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2013 Kentucky

    I also don't believe in the term guilty pleasure, but I have no problem saying that High Life and Old Style are still two of my favorite beers, and in the end, volume-wise, I probably put more of those two down than anything else. The 30-pack of cans for $11.99, if you can find it, or even $13.99 is too good to pass up and stay in your fridge forever.
    Also got into Modelo lately, especially these neat 24-oz. bottles they have.
  3. TheChiefBrews

    TheChiefBrews Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Georgia

    Ice cold any of the following:

    Green bottle Heineken, Stella, Pilsner Urquell (I like the skunkyness)
    XX Amber

    and brass monkeys (40oz malt liquor and OJ), mixed in the 40 bottle.
  4. TheChiefBrews

    TheChiefBrews Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Georgia

    That sounds really good.
  5. Rekrule

    Rekrule Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    I like XX Amber myself. I thought I might be the only one. Pilsner Urquell is a good beer as well. I don't care for the skunk so I go for the cans.
  6. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Pooh-Bah (1,776) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    Yup. My girlfriend's roommate moved out and left a couple 12ers of Shandy behind (her dad works in the big beer industry) and they were a lifesaver on hot days.
  7. whatname

    whatname Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2010 Pennsylvania

    I still pound do Moosehead on many occasions...especially on the golf course! Great beer for that.
  8. biggitybait

    biggitybait Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2013 Oklahoma

    I don't see the problem with drinking good beer in the shower.
  9. rkentb

    rkentb Initiate (0) Jun 9, 2012 District of Columbia

    Magic Hat is surpisingly good, as long as I don't think about the fruit.
  10. JohnPPutz

    JohnPPutz Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2011 Illinois

    Ditto, drink it all the time while golfing. Never feel good about it but it goes down like lemonade
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  11. altoman

    altoman Initiate (0) May 19, 2006 Indiana

    I'll drink some ice cold Budweiser, Stella, Fosters in the oil can. Sometimes its just about time & place and you can't get that craft beer

    MSEGUIN Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2011 Michigan

    Heady Topper in the shower. That's all I'm gonna say.
  13. Flibber

    Flibber Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2013 England

    I don't have any guilty pleasures. If I like something, it's good.
  14. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Pundit (985) Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    High Life

    But in the words of Patti Smith: " I have no guilty, I see pleasure!"
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  15. lvldweller

    lvldweller Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2013 New Jersey

    you know, for all the hate that it gets, i can easily down a bottle of southern tier creme brulee stout and enjoy every sip while im drinking it. and it's not like i haven't had any world class stouts before to compare with (i actually enjoyed creme brulee better than both Dark Lord and Chocolate Rain....) but i guess i can handle the fact that it is a diabetes bomb more than others. I'm not saying it's a world class stout, but you know for it's availability, i'll buy it up any day compared to a lot of other shelf stouts available to me. I had it on tap recently, and it was even more amazing on tap (it was actually less sweet on tap, a bit more complex, almost tasted more towards a super-sweet version of their tragically retired Mokah).

    So yeah, after an amazing year of getting to try some epic stouts such as Rare, CBS, Black Tuesday, Huna, BCVanilla, Uncle Jacobs, etc.... I can still say that I still love Creme Brulee. Well shit.
  16. Bobk80

    Bobk80 Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2013 Illinois

    Pumking or whole hog pumpkin
  17. Shluffy

    Shluffy Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2013 Wisconsin

    PBR, High Life, Rolling Rock, Corona are all welcome in my fridge/cooler. And I've been known to dabble in some malt liquor of the 40oz variety from time to time
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  18. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2013 New York

    hoegaarden. im not ashamed of it per say as it isn't bad but its a light, floral, masses-pleasing wheat beer and i can't help but feel guilty buying it.
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  19. Jsteez

    Jsteez Savant (1,197) Apr 28, 2012 Utah

    Miller high life and Pabst. Also Pacifico when eating good fish tacos.
  20. Hopbomber

    Hopbomber Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2013 England

    I don't have one. Why waste money on average beer when great beer is only slightly more expensive.

    I do drink guinness but it is not a guilty pleasure merely the best of a bad lot if I'm in a boozer that stocks only macro.
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  21. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    Coors Extra Gold. It's my camping beer, and it definitely tastes better from the can than it does in a pint glass. $18 for a 30 pack. Yum!
  22. DustinSWB

    DustinSWB Initiate (0) May 4, 2013 Florida

    Corona/Landshark with a shot of tequila.
  23. paymerick

    paymerick Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2013 Texas

    I'm with some on here, and don't consider it a "guilty pleasure" to step outside of craft. But I get the gist of the topic.

    For whatever reason, if I'm in the mood for a beer directly after work, I'll brownbag a tall boy Keystone. Keystone is not even my go-to BMC style, so I really can't explain it. Go-to BMC is Miller Lite if I'm at a bar with nothing else (which unfortunately is most of the bars where I live). Hammered some of those this wknd watching the UFC fight at the closest bar, and actually enjoyed the hell out of it.

    A cool thing to try: I drank a Six of St. Arnold's Ellissa IPA at a get together one evening (took my glass). Was out of beer and didn't wanna go back into town for more. Started bumming Miller Lites and pouring into my glass. After that six of Ellissa IPA, the Lite took on a Hefe/American Wheat type flavor and aroma, and even almost the mouthfeel. Decent banana to it. I was blown away by that. Not sure if it only works with SA Ellisa IPA + Lite, but maybe try a similar mix and see if it was "just me, or...."
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  24. paymerick

    paymerick Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2013 Texas

    Also, hot spring or summer day here on the TX gulf coast, boiling crawfish and munchin' on boudin: Corona/Dos Equis w/ lime.
  25. JrGtr

    JrGtr Pooh-Bah (1,639) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    If it comes down to it, I don't mind MGD or Heinekin in the right circumstances. I still can't drink any of the Bud or Coors products, and Miller Lite is disgusting.
    When Yeungling comes back to Massachusetts next spring, I'll have to reexamine it to see if it will have any sort of place around my drinking habits.
  26. zrbeer1579

    zrbeer1579 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2012 Illinois

    Well, I have to say Honker's Ale; really like that beer. But compared to what the others mentioned, does it count? Like the guy earlier in the tread said.
  27. Jenna

    Jenna Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Newcastle Brown Ale - it's my go to if there's no craft available at a venue or restaurant
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  28. USAF77

    USAF77 Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2013 Illinois

    Mine is Third Shift Lager. For some odd reason its the perfect Lager to my palate. I buy it by the case but it seems to unimpress most.
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  29. utopiajane

    utopiajane Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    Corona with a lime. :flushed: It's the only time I won't look over my glasses at you and ask "why did you put that fruit in my beer?"
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  30. nc41

    nc41 Initiate (0) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina

    Michelob Ultra, when I drink a few beer during the day I try and keep the ABV down, I get sleepy.
  31. 5thOhio

    5thOhio Initiate (0) May 13, 2007 South Carolina

    Don't really have any unless you count Trader Joe's Boatswain HLV, but I don't feel guilty about drinking it.

    I drank enough bad beer before craft came along to last me a lifetime. No need to add any to that total.
  32. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    I like drinking in my underwear? j/k

    geez I do not have any... I drink anytime I want to.

    Not had a miller lite in 20 years.:grinning:
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  33. dillon_1005

    dillon_1005 Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2013 Wyoming

    I drink stouts in the morning and call them breakfast stouts, so no one judges me.
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  34. mtskier

    mtskier Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2013 Illinois

    Dos Equis Amber

    All are certainly not very good beers, but I have been known to crush a few.
  35. pep

    pep Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2012 Pennsylvania

    um, its not a particular brand of beer. But, its that I get WAY too excited when I get a case on specials. Wether it is a case of Highlife for 9.99 or SNPA for $20. I get this really giggly feeling.
  36. SteelSaw

    SteelSaw Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2013 Indiana

    Not guilty. I do enjoy hard ciders during the fall/winter Samuel Smith's Organic Hard Cider, and Angry Orchards are both tasty.
  37. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    Coors Extra Gold. $17 for a 30 pack, and that's my go-to camping beer.
  38. Treezilla

    Treezilla Initiate (0) Aug 12, 2013 Colorado

    I enjoy blue moon and i'm not above drinking a bmc if the circumstances are right.
  39. bsnone

    bsnone Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2012 Arizona

    Have to say Landshark, it's tolerable with a group of non craft drinking friends (those who think Dos XX is exotic and crafty :slight_smile:
  40. drmcleod10

    drmcleod10 Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2013 Missouri

    I have to say Blue Moon, Boulevard Wheat. Mostly during the summer months.

    I dabble in Bud Light but not much in the last year.

    Boulevard Wheat on draft is quite enjoyable though.
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