Your Feel Good Beer

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

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  1. Heatwave33

    Heatwave33 Devotee (456) Sep 13, 2011 Florida
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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?
  2. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Disciple (335) Sep 14, 2011 Missouri

    Whatever I drink first.
  3. GRG1313

    GRG1313 Poo-Bah (3,670) Jan 15, 2009 California
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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

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    anything with hops!
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  5. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Brooklyn BCS, Flower Power, HeBrew Lenny's R.I.P.A., or any of the ST Imperial Stouts.
  6. MusicaleMike

    MusicaleMike Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Bourbon-Barrel Aged Bourbon. It'll gitcha drunk!
  7. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,365) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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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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  8. hoptualBrew

    hoptualBrew Defender (638) May 29, 2011 Florida
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    Mad River Steelhead Extra Stout or Smuttynose Robust Porter
  9. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

  10. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,719) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    New Belgium Ranger in the NB Globe, if another glass. Doesnt work.

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  11. bramsdell

    bramsdell Aspirant (278) May 27, 2011 North Carolina

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

    nickmantia Initiate (103) Feb 19, 2011 Massachusetts
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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.
  13. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (688) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Whatever the fourth one is

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  14. fuzzylogic

    fuzzylogic Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Either something hoppy from Lagunitas or a quality German lager. They both work every time.
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  15. triplep

    triplep Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2011 Alabama

    Sweetwater IPA. Always makes me feel better
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  16. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Disciple (357) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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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

    CanConPhilly Meyvn (1,220) May 17, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Ten Fidy makes me feel pretty damn good.
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  18. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    New Glarus Moon Man takes me to my happy place:slight_smile:
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  19. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Zealot (582) Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    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.....
  20. LeRose

    LeRose Meyvn (1,278) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
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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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  21. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Aspirant (257) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    Usually hoponius! Tonight I think I will mix it up with a saxonator. Go celtics
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  22. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,163) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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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?
  23. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

  24. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Crusader (712) Jul 12, 2009 South Carolina
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    OMB Copper followed closely by SN Torpedo
  25. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Defender (699) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    BCBS seems to work rather well.
  26. teal

    teal Initiate (78) May 3, 2012 Wisconsin

    Buffalo Sweat - Tallgrass
  27. logan0203

    logan0203 Aspirant (201) Nov 16, 2009 Pennsylvania
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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
  28. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    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!)
  29. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,535) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    After a shitty day a nice Hopsickle works wonders.
  30. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2012 Michigan

    Hoodoo Midwest Wet Hopped IPA from North Peak. Once a year. A reason to like late fall. (Fresh, of course!)
  31. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,591) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I usually feel good after drinking most beers.
  32. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Disciple (357) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    You know, I actually did think of one to relieve stress...

    Left Hand... :wink:
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  33. thecheapies

    thecheapies Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Rodenbach Grand Cru, Duchesse De Bourgogne, Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier, and Stone IPA.
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  34. DBijnagte

    DBijnagte Initiate (109) Dec 7, 2012 Minnesota
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    If I could go with anything, BCBS. For something readily available Furious.
  35. BasterdInABasket

    BasterdInABasket Aspirant (248) Nov 8, 2010 Wisconsin

    Breakfast Stout No Doubt. So delicious and easy to drink. Makes me smile every time.
  36. Vivs85

    Vivs85 Devotee (476) Nov 29, 2012 New York
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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
  37. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Crusader (763) Nov 11, 2011 Ohio
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    Wake N Bake, Heady
  38. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Devotee (476) Oct 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    Two hearted.

    Honorable mentions to celebrator and SN summerfest (perfect golf beer)
  39. AlCaponeJunior

    AlCaponeJunior Poo-Bah (2,112) May 21, 2010 Texas

    Stone IPA. :grinning:
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  40. njhopspop

    njhopspop Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

    this puts a smile on my face every time. :grinning:
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