Your better half's first craft beer

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  1. ficklenicholas

    ficklenicholas Initiate (115) Jul 26, 2011 California
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    My GF was already into beer when i meet her but i definitely expanded her horizons. She is obsessed with sours now. Which i think is part of the reason she bought me a Bruery Reserve Society Membership for Christmas.
  2. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,562) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    There's a better chance of intergalactic space travel happening before my wife ever tries a craft beer (or any beer).
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  3. poopinmybutt

    poopinmybutt Initiate (85) May 25, 2005 Nebraska

    my wife was not familiar with craft beer at all when we met, but was super open to it and fell in love with la fin du monde and sofie

    we have p much the same taste now, hoppy beers and saisons are our favorites, and hardly disagree on our faves
  4. Picaroon

    Picaroon Initiate (0) Jun 28, 2012 New Brunswick (Canada)
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    I don't think there was a particular beer that got my girlfriend in to it. More so certain styles. She was already a beer drinker but stuck to the traditional East Coast Canadian beers (Alexander Keith's, Moosehead Lager).

    When we moved to Ontario 4 months ago and more beers became available I started buying her ambers which she loved. I then eased her in to some hoppy APA's and got her to the point where she'd usually ask for some of my IPA's. Then Finally tonight, she asked me to pick her up a good IPA :slight_smile: Success!

    I have her warmed up to a few certain Porters but she's still not quite in to the Stouts. Not that she dislikes them but she won't go for more than a sip here and there.

    All in all it's awesome to always have someone to appreciate good beer with!
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  5. rolltide8425

    rolltide8425 Meyvn (1,212) Feb 18, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    First and still favorite is Flower Power. Other favorites include Green Flash West Coast, De Ranke Guldenberg, Lindemans Framboise, and Racer 5.
  6. msween21

    msween21 Aspirant (235) Jan 2, 2013 Massachusetts
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    She's tried plenty but the one that she LOVES is Allegash White.
  7. millercheg

    millercheg Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2012 Wisconsin

    My wife loves DFH 90 minute.
  8. Irishize75

    Irishize75 Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2012 California

    Lost cause, my wife has never had a sip of alcohol of any kind in her life and apparently doesn't plan to either. I thought for awhile I might be able to break her down with wine, but no dice.
  9. king75

    king75 Devotee (404) Jul 27, 2010 Michigan
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    My wife's first craft beer was Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier. She loves good Heffenweizens and Reds. Her other favorites are Yuengling and Oberon

  10. Raime

    Raime Meyvn (1,283) Jun 4, 2012 Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands
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    The only craft beer she has ever enjoyed was Rochefort 10. Other than that she sticks to Lemonberry Shandy.
  11. EyePeeAyBryan

    EyePeeAyBryan Crusader (703) Dec 20, 2011 Arizona
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    Whatever I gave her was a mistake! Everything I buy (she never does) is only half mine AND I have to wait to drink it with her.
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  12. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California
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    My wife was bor, raised and went to undergrad in Chico, so I'll guess it's a Sierra Nevada beer.
    Just a hunch though. :-)
  13. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Ivan Drago?

    Sounds like a good/expensive problem.
  14. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    That sounds like the opposite of fun, albeit cheaper.
  15. BrewStew58

    BrewStew58 Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2011 New York

    I don't know what her first one was, but I think her favorite is Dogfish Olde School Barley wine. Luckily she hates beers with strong bourbon notes and hates big stouts, so she'll stay out of my top notch goodies.
  16. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Your BF is winning.
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  17. NSK79

    NSK79 Initiate (176) Jun 4, 2012 Illinois

    Her first taste of good craft beer resulted in the response, "This beer tastes like plants." Shortly after she found herself enjoying a GLBC Commodore Perry, being a good Ohio girl as she is. Shortly after I introduced her to 3 Floyds, my home brewery of choice, now she has FFF gear for just about every day of the week. The latest crave for her came from an ounce of Black Note I shared with her... I created a monster as she went to the local bottle shop trying to find as many good BA Stouts and the like that she could find :-) Currently we are splitting bombers of Pipeworks Stouts, life is good.
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  18. jacobbocce72

    jacobbocce72 Initiate (116) Dec 18, 2011 Texas

    My wife (fiancé at the time) and I used to spend our summers in Wisconsin. One night I finally convinced her to try a spotted cow, she was a fan. We spent many days/nights after that throwing down some cows & cheese curds.

    She still shares the occasional beer with me and will always drink when we go to brewery tours.
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  19. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Savant (967) Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    She is like a piece of iron.
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  20. booyahachieved3

    booyahachieved3 Initiate (112) Sep 5, 2012 Kansas
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    The first I can recall my fiancee having was Easy Street Wheat, but she loves her some Sofie now. I bought her a bomber a couple of days ago and a few minutes after she opened it I opened the fridge to pull out a beer and I hear from the other room "don't even think about it."
  21. AshleyK

    AshleyK Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2012 Illinois

    I'm the girl. And I keep up with my guy :wink: @NSK79
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  22. guyforget

    guyforget Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2009 Colorado

    my wife prefers low calorie alcohol (i.e. vodka) and im ok w/ it....
  23. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Hates 'em all, thank God.
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  24. PeterJ

    PeterJ Initiate (69) Dec 5, 2012 California

    Mine rarely drinks beer but when she does she likes Jacobins Rouge and 3F Golden Blend. Go figure.
  25. Stockfan42

    Stockfan42 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2009 Massachusetts

    I've been trying for YEARS now to get her into some craft beers. She's mostly big on wine but will drink the occasional Bud light/Carona. The only thing she really likes is the Lindemans Framboise Lambic.
  26. mporter13

    mporter13 Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2011 Oregon

    I don't remember her first, but I know she didn't really get into beer until she had her first Red Chair. Now she's an absolute hop-head
  27. dawatts

    dawatts Aspirant (211) Dec 27, 2006 Massachusetts

    Mayflower IPA got her tickled but it was the Ballast Point Sculpin that convinced her. "This tastes like grapefruit juice, I love it."
  28. SteelCity75

    SteelCity75 Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2013 Connecticut

    Before I had met my girlfriend, her favorite beer was Bud Light Platinum. At first it was pretty hit or miss with her, when it came to trying new craft beers. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Rogue Chocolate Stout probably got the best responses. Recently she declared Budweiser Black Crown her new favorite, so I put myself on a mission to find a beer that she'd like more. Last night I bought a case of Dogfish Head Raison D'Etre, and she fell in love with it as soon as she tried it. Eventually she decided that from now on if she wants beer, she's giving me the money (she's 20) and she just wants a case of this stuff for herself. It was a wonderful moment.
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  29. n2185

    n2185 Poo-Bah (1,911) Apr 14, 2008 North Carolina
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    My cat doesn't like beers. He sniffs at them occasionally, but nothing more. Maybe I should try some oyster stouts?
  30. Prh27

    Prh27 Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2012 Virginia

    Mine likes stouts and lambics. FBS and Ten Fidy are her favorite, but I recently turned her onto Heady and Nugget Nectar.
  31. TysonA

    TysonA Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2010 Washington
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    Black Raven Wisdom Seeker IIPA. Now she is searching out HOTD bourbon Fred and Bourbon County Stout. Happy Days
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