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Your Feel Good Beer

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Heatwave33, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Heatwave33

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    Was having another rough day about a week ago. Got home from work and opened my fridge and was wishing for a Heady Topper. That beer just melts away my stress better. So it had me thinking what is everyones ONE Feel Good beer?
     
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    Whatever I drink first.
     
  3. GRG1313

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    Sanctification (followed closely by Cantillon Kriek).

    And, when those are not in my stash, believe it or not, I find that Cuvee Rene really does the job for a "feel good" after a bad day, stress, etc. (All in small format bottles so I can just open them for myself!)
     
  4. devlishdamsel

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    anything with hops!
     
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    Brooklyn BCS, Flower Power, HeBrew Lenny's R.I.P.A., or any of the ST Imperial Stouts.
     
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    Bourbon-Barrel Aged Bourbon. It'll gitcha drunk!
     
  7. TongoRad

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    I've got a 100% success rate with Schlenkerla Urbock and Rodenbach Grand Cru, and I never stray too far from either one.
     
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    Mad River Steelhead Extra Stout or Smuttynose Robust Porter
     
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    New Belgium Ranger in the NB Globe, if another glass. Doesnt work.

    Cheers!
     
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    In order of accessibility: Hennepin, Flower Power, FBS, Backwoods Bastard
     
  12. nickmantia

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    Deviant Dales, Sixpoint Bengali Tiger, Ommegang BPA or Green Flash Rayon Vert are my go-to's for a feel good beverage.
     
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    Whatever the fourth one is

    Enjoy
     
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    Either something hoppy from Lagunitas or a quality German lager. They both work every time.
     
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    Sweetwater IPA. Always makes me feel better
     
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    I really try not to associate beer with relieving stress. To me beer is always a joy to drink and not something I use or consume to take away the stress, but maybe that's just me. Who knows. So to answer your question I'll answer: none.
     
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  17. CanConPhilly

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    Ten Fidy makes me feel pretty damn good.
     
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    New Glarus Moon Man takes me to my happy place:)
     
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    Great Divide Yeti. I love the quick head warmth that notes the start of a healthy buzz after the first yeti. From there it's downhill.....
     
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    Hoponius Union and Smoke and Dagger from Jack's Abby will put a smile on my face. I can see Backwoods Bastard fitting that bill too - something I can sip on and just relax and enjoy. But I agree with musicman7070 - I don't look at it as stress relief - just something to enjoy.

    Kind of a parallel (maybe opposite) example, I keep an "angry music" playlist, and it ain't ABBA and the Partridge Family. Find if I play "happy music" I just get more pissed off. So I sure wouldn't want to "use" beer that way - it brings me too much happiness to think of it as a tool. I find if I am really totally bummed I won't drink a beer at all.
     
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    Usually hoponius! Tonight I think I will mix it up with a saxonator. Go celtics
     
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    Easy street wheat. Don't ask why, it just makes me happy when I sip on it. When I have a homebrew come out really well I'll usually get super giddy when I drink it. But who wouldn't get stupid happy when their beer turns out well?
     
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    OMB Copper followed closely by SN Torpedo
     
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    BCBS seems to work rather well.
     
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    Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass
     
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    Union Jack IPA, but if I lived in Vermont, I would have a never-ending supply of Heady Topper. Greatest Beer Ever
     
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    depends upon the season. Winter= bcbs Summer= something lighter like koko brown.
    (although I'll confess my real preferred summer drink is our "house sangria" made from a good spanish red, blood orange juice, oranges, peaches, strawberries, limes, and a very heavy dose of cognac. PERFECT for floating in the pool drunk!)
     
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    After a shitty day a nice Hopsickle works wonders.
     
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    Hoodoo Midwest Wet Hopped IPA from North Peak. Once a year. A reason to like late fall. (Fresh, of course!)
     
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    I usually feel good after drinking most beers.
     
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    You know, I actually did think of one to relieve stress...

    Left Hand... ;)
     
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    Rodenbach Grand Cru, Duchesse De Bourgogne, Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier, and Stone IPA.
     
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    If I could go with anything, BCBS. For something readily available Furious.
     
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    Breakfast Stout No Doubt. So delicious and easy to drink. Makes me smile every time.
     
  36. Vivs85

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    I think of feel good beers as anything that can be considered an old reliable, meaning its always on the shelf (easy to find), and is a solid choice at any time... Obviously it would be nice to have BCBS anytime I need a beer... but that's not possible, for me at least

    90 minute IPA, Ruination, or Founders Porter... always available, and always hit the spot
     
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    Wake N Bake, Heady
     
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    Two hearted.

    Honorable mentions to celebrator and SN summerfest (perfect golf beer)
     
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    Stone IPA. :D
     
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    this puts a smile on my face every time. :D
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