Your first beer per style.

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  1. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,789) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    Light Adjunct Lager – Coors Light

    Adjunct Lager – Red Dog

    Pale Ale – SNPA

    IPA – Wild Goose

    DIPA – Hercules

    Saison – Dupont

    Porter – Pete’s Wicked Maple

    Stout – Guinness

    Imperial Stout - Yeti

    Pils – Beck’s

    Hell – Lowenbrau (the 90’s Canadian version)

    Sour – Lindemanns Gueuze, the normal back-sweetened one. It was sold in 375’s in the 90’s. It was kinda sour.

    Barleywine – Old Ruffian

    ESB – Fuller’s

    Doppelbock – Celebrator
     
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  2. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,472) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Firsts? Yeah, sure -- about the first I can really remember is taking a sip of my dad's Drewery's (maybe it was Falstaff?) at around age 8 and hating it. Beyond that, the only way I could possibly pinpoint any firsts is looking at the Merchant DuVin portfolio from the late 80s and early 90s. Too much water under the bridge since I started enjoying better beers.

    BTW -- all of you pigeonholing American Adjunct Lager under the wide umbrella of "Lager" ought to be ashamed. Too wide a category to insult with PBR or Bud.
     
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  3. Eli2814

    Eli2814 Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2016 California

    Lager: Bud Light (bleh)
    Brown: Alesmith Nut Brown
    Stout: Dark Horse's Plead the 5th
    IPA: Latitude 33 IPA
    Barleuwine: Big Foot
    Pale Ale: .394
     
  4. Dentist666

    Dentist666 Poo-Bah (3,572) Dec 21, 2009 Russian Federation
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    Dubbel - Lа Trappe Dubbel
    Gose - Almanac Golden Gate
    Berliner Weisse - Perennial Hopfentea
    Tripel - Chimay White
    Bitter - Double Diamond
    Brown Ale - Newcastle Brown Ale
    Weizenbock - Schneider Aventinus
    Rauchbier - Schlenkerla Weizen
    Kolsch - Fruh Kolsch
    Kriek - Belle-Vue Kriek
    Irish Red - Kilkenny
    Biere De Garde - Ch'ti Brune
    Altbier - Duckstein
    Baltic Porter - Baltika #6
    English Barleywine - Thomas Hardy's Ale
    Old Ale - Greene King Olde Suffolk
     
  5. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Poo-Bah (2,319) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut
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    First Pilsner: Utica Club
    First Cream Ale: Genesee
    First Schwartzbier: Saranac Black Forest.
    (Any beer remotely Gerrman in style was probably a Saranac)
    Witbier: Hoegaarden
    Dubbels, Tripel and Dark Strong/Quad: Chimay
    Pale Ale: Sierra Nevada
    IPA: SN Celebration
    Belgian Strong Pale: Duvel
    English Style Brown: Pete's Wicked Ale
    Malt Liquor: O.E.
    Light AAL: Old Milwaukee
    You get the idea. And you can probably guess my age and where I grew up! Cheers to a cool post!
     
  6. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Poo-Bah (2,319) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut
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    Bravo. Nice list. I was looking to see if anyone mentioned Reingold! Most of the kids on this list started at the top. They missed the climb.
     
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  7. Crusader

    Crusader Disciple (364) Feb 4, 2011 Sweden

    European adjunct lager: Slots Guld
    AAL: Budweiser
    Pilsner: Becks
    Porter: Carnegie Porter
    Pale Ale: Liberty Ale
    IPA: Victory Hop Devil
     
  8. horsehockey

    horsehockey Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2014 Illinois

    Imperial Stout - Schlafly Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
    Belgian Quad - Chimay Blue
    Saison - Schlafly circa 2005
    Lager - Budweiser
    Altbier - Schlafly
    Kolsch - Schlafly
    IPA - Meantime
    Imperial IPA - Maharaja
    Barleywine - Schlafly
    Tripel - La Fin Du Monde
    Pale Ale - Schlafly
    Irish Red - Killians
    Irish Stout - Guinness
    Irish Export Stout - Guinness
    Oatmeal Stout - Schlafly
    Porter - Schlafly
    Gose - Side Project

    Schlafly was the only craft beer show in town for a long time. Most of my first experiences came from them.
     
  9. jmv0009

    jmv0009 Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2015 Alabama

    Budweiser was my first beer ever. Thanks to that, I thought I didn't like beer until i eventually tried good stuff later in life. As far as styles, I have no idea what my first in each style was.
     
  10. B_J

    B_J Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2015 Illinois

    Pale Ale - Tallgrass 8-Bit
    IPA - Revolution Anti-Hero
    Stout - Guinness
    Porter - Revolution Eugene Porter
    Red Ale - 4 Hands Reprise Red
    Sour - Monk's Café
    Farmhouse - Boulevard Tank 7
    Wheat - Goose Island 312 Wheat
    Can't really think of the others.
     
  11. johnnybgood1999

    johnnybgood1999 Disciple (363) Oct 31, 2008 Virginia

    My first big craft experience was at a Great Divide tasting in Missouri.
    DIPA: Hercules
    IPA: Titan
    RIS: Yeti
    Barleywine: Old Ruffian

    Before that I drun an American wheat most of the time. Usually boulevard, which I still love.
     
  12. sajaffe1

    sajaffe1 Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2013 Utah

    A few of my first beers I know the definative answers to.

    Lager: Birra Moretti
    APA: Mount Begbie
    Stout: Great Divide Yeti
    DIPA: Oskar Blues G'knight
    Malt liquor: Hurricane
    Amber lager: Yuengling
    Kolsch: Reissdorf
    Chile beer: Dark Sky Serrano Stout
    Tripel: Tallgrass Velvet Rooster
    Doppelbock: Spaten Optimator
    Maibock: Abita Andygator
    Dark Mild: Yards Brawler
    Oatmeal Stout: Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat
    Irish Red: Harpoon Celtic Red
    ESB: Redhook ESB
    Old Ale: Great Divide Hibernation
    Berliner Weiss: Dock Street Summer in Berlin
    Swarzbier: Xingu
     
  13. TrapJaw77

    TrapJaw77 Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2015 Illinois

    Pale: SNPA
    Lager: PBR via dad's fridge
    Winter: Pete's Wicked Winter Brew
    Porter: Ed Fitz
    Trappist: Chimay (red I believe)
    Hefe: Thirsty Dog Brewpub's Wheatweiler
    DIPA: Hop Czar
    Milk Stout: 18th St. Hunter

    These are all I remember. Wish I remember more.

    And thanks to Hunter milk stout is one of my very favorite styles.
     
  14. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (328) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey
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    Once found Piels in a NY deli for $1.69 in 1977.
     
  15. CJNAPS

    CJNAPS Initiate (0) Nov 3, 2013 California

    Pale Ale: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    IPA: Lagunitas IPA
    DIPA- Russian River Pliny the Elder
    Saison- Green Flash Saison Diego
    Porter- Stone Smoked Porter
    Pils: Pilsner Urquell
    Lager: Budweiser
    Sour: Russian River Consecration
    Stout: Guinness draught
    Imperial Stout: Stone Russian Imperial stout
    Old Ale: Fuller's Vintage Ale
    Barleywine: Sierra Nevada Big foot
    Amber: Fat Tire
     
  16. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (2,139) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    Schlitz, Pearl, Pearl Light, Lone Star or Texas Pride are the most likely first beer ever for me. There's no way I can recall for sure ... I was probably six. Catholic Bohemian/Cajuns in Texas start early.

    Based on BA review dates:
    pilsener: Bitburger
    American pale: SNPA
    American IPA: Karbach Hopadillo
    American DIPA: Stone Enjoy By
    saison: Karbach Barn Burner
    porter (American): Karbach Hellfighter
    sour: Jester King's Le Petit Prince

    Guiness is definitely my first stout. Samuel Smith Old Brewery Pale Ale is my first English pale ale.
     
  17. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,988) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    My first Guinness is definitely one if the ones I'll always remember. It was actually a buy-back at the biker/burnout bar that my friends and I hung out at (and I may have even been 17 at the time). We were pretty big on drinking their draught Heineken Dark, and apparently the Irish owner/bartender noticed. One day he just up and poured us Guinness Extra Stouts, saying something along the lines of "now it's time for you boys to try a real dark beer". After a sip it was "wow- this guy's right!" Who knew where that encounter would eventually lead after all these years :slight_smile:.
     
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  18. SudsDoctor

    SudsDoctor Defender (670) Nov 23, 2008 New York
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    Not 100% sure if all the following were truly my style firsts...just to the best of my recollection.

    IPA/DIPA: Dogfish Head 90 Minute
    Stout: Brooklyn Black Chocolate
    BA Stout: BCBS
    Kölsch: Riessdorf
    Saison: Ommegang Hennepin
    Dubbel: Ommegang Abbey Ale
    Old Ale: North Coast Old Stock
    Doppelbock: Paulaner Salvator
    Porter: Otter Creek Stovepipe
    ESB: Goose Island Honker's Ale
    Sour: Hanssens Scarenbecca Kriek
    Hefeweizen: Weihenstephaner
    Quad: St. Bernardus Abt 12
    Wit: Allagash White
    Belgian Strong Pale: Duvel
    Belgian Strong Dark: Chimay Grand Reserve (blue)
    American Strong Ale: Arrogant Bastard
    Czech Pils: Pilsner Urquell
    Märzen: Sam Adams Oktoberfest
    Rauchbier: Aecht Schlenkerla Maerzen
    American Barleywine: Brooklyn Monster
    Weizenbock: Aventinus
    Eisbock: Aventinus Eisbock
    Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy: Alesmith Wee Heavy
    Altbier: Long Trail Double Bag
    English Brown: Samuel Smith's Nut Brown
     
  19. ctylinebeer

    ctylinebeer Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2015 Pennsylvania

    Pale Ale - Summit EPA
    IPA - Celebration
    Farmhouse - Tank 7
    Pilsner - Prima Pils
    Amber - Nordeast
    Kölsch - Summit Summer
    Double IPA - Dirt Wolf
    Stout - Guinness
    Bourbon Barrel - BCS
    Hefeweizen - Weihenstephaner
     
  20. matcris

    matcris Meyvn (1,171) Sep 17, 2015 Arizona

    Lager: Coors Banquet
    Brown Ale: New Castle
    Saison: Le Merle
    Pilsner: SA Downtime
    Amber Ale: Fat Tire
    PA: SNPA
    IPA: Torpedo
    DIPA: GF Imperial IPA
    Porter: SN
    Stout: Guinness
    Hefeweizen: SN
    Kolsch: SN
    Belgian Strong Dark: Chimay blue
    Scotch Ale: Squatters Wee Peat
     
  21. SteveSexton203

    SteveSexton203 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2014 Connecticut

    Pale Ale- SN Pale
    IPA- Long Traill IPA
    IIPA- No Idea
    IIIPA: Lawson Triple
    Saison- SmuttyNose Farmhouse Ale
    Porter- Guiness
    Sour/Wild- Two Roads Urban Funk
    Berliner Weisse- Two Roads Krazy Pucker
    Gueuze- Tilquin Square
    Flanders- Monks Cafe
    Hefeweizen- Circus Boy
    Fruit Beer - #9
     
  22. deleted_user_1007501

    deleted_user_1007501 Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2015

    Pale Ale: Great Lakes Burning River
    SIPA: Fat Head's Sunshine Daydream
    IPA: Brew Kettle White Rajah
    DIPA: Stone Ruination
    TIPA: Fegley's Hop'solutely
    Lager: Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold
    Stout: Old Rasputin
    Porter: Founder's
    Pils: Lagunitas Pils
    Amber: Fat Tire
    Wit: Bells Oberon
    Bourbon Barrel: Thirsty Dog BBA Siberian Night
    Saison: Some Jackie O's specialty draft (so long ago I cant remember)
    Kolsch: Homebrew
    ASA: Arrogant Bastard
    Belgian: Chimay
    Gose: Andersen Valley Blood Orange
    ESB: FFF Lord Rear Admiral
    Alt: Bottlehouse Brewing Altbier
    Malt Liquor: St. Ides

    First beer had to have been a Coors Light.
     
  23. BrewMan13

    BrewMan13 Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2004 New York

    Only ones I remember for sure; been way too long to remember the other firsts...:
    Pale american lager: Michelob
    Doppelbock - Spaten Optimator
    Belgian-style: Unibroue Maudite
     
  24. tigg924

    tigg924 Poo-Bah (6,919) Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts
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    The ones I remember:

    Light lager: Bud light
    American Adjunct: Schaefer
    American Amber: Dundee's Honey Brown
    Rauchbier: Spezial
    Irish Stout: Guinness
    Vienna Lager: Sam Adams Boston Lager
    Fruit Beer: Sam Adams Cheery Wheat

    Nothing too exotic, but kinda what was available around where I went to college.
     
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