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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:21 pm

Quoting Jalap (Reply 49):
Finally, those special beers, like Abt 12 and Orval are becoming increasingly hard to find in Belgium. This really sucks!

It's probably because of the demand for them in places like the US. You can find both beers at any really good liquor store or beer bar here in the US. We've got a bar here in the Atlanta called the Brick Store Pub that a few years ago added a Belgian beer bar (some of the offerings are Belgian-style brews brewed outside of Belgium) that are offerings that are hard to find even in the liquor stores (or specialty beer stores) with a deep inventory of beers.

http://www.brickstorepub.com/bottledbeer/
 
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Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:52 pm

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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:08 pm

Quoting srbmod (Reply 50):
It's probably because of the demand for them in places like the US.

Yes, and also the local demand is on the rise. On the other side, there are the abbeyes that just don't increase production. They are not interested in quantity, and they don't need more income than they already have now. That is both noble and frustrating  

Btw, that bar you linked really has an impressive list, very comparable to specialised bars in my town. More expensive of course, I guess 50% more expensive than in the bars over here so that still is reasonable.
 
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Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:24 pm

I mostly drink microbrews from the west coast. Ninkasi, Bear Republic, and Russian River are three of my favorite breweries. When I'm up in Portland I usually try to stop by a McMenamins for a delicious porter. Two breweries I've seen mentioned from back east that I like are Bells and Goose Island.
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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:08 am

Flame away.........................Stella Artois is my staple!

Compared to all the Canadian pee, its wonderful stuff - I have converted many of the locals.

The only Canadian pee acceptable is Alexander Keiths. I like ales like Spitfire too and there are so many random ones from Germany I sampled when last there, twas fantastic.
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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:20 am

Quoting RayChuang (Reply 34):
Here's my choice:

Yes! That one is very good.

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 54):
Flame away.........................Stella Artois is my staple

Stella is my favorite but expensive.

Becks, PBR, Tecate for me.
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Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:55 am

Can never go wrong with a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. The pride of Northern California.
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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:08 pm

I'm a huge fan of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale on draught. Its ok in a bottle, but needs to be poured into a glass. Needs to breathe, and I'm not joking.

Another good craft beer is Abita Amber.

I also discovered what might be my favorite beer ever recently in Hawaii, of all places. Kona Brewing Wailua Wheat. Great weissbier with passion fruit undertones.

Big fan of various heffeweissens, especially the old standard Schneider Weiss. Will do Blue Moon if its what is available.

For macrobrews, I like Sam Adams or Molson Canadian. Would certainly take either over a Bud, Bud Light, Labatt Blue, Carling, Becks, etc.

Quoting RayChuang (Reply 34):
Here's my choice:

Overrated by San Franciscans. Too bitter.

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 54):
The only Canadian pee acceptable is Alexander Keiths.

Creemore Springs?

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 54):

Flame away.........................Stella Artois is my staple!

Compared to all the Canadian pee, its wonderful stuff

I much prefer Molson Canadian to Stella.

Quoting RadicalDudeJOM (Reply 56):
Can never go wrong with a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. The pride of Northern California.

Oh yes.
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Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:19 pm



mmhh, what a surprise....  
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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:05 pm

Quoting RadicalDudeJOM (Reply 56):
Can never go wrong with a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. The pride of Northern California.

I've got a few cans of Torpedo in my fridge right now.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 57):
Overrated by San Franciscans. Too bitter.

That's odd that you find Anchor Steam too bitter considering it has a similar International Bitterness Units level as Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Now it could be the variety of hops both beers use that make the difference. Myself, I love a really hoppy beer and anything with an IBU of 55 IBUs and up is my preferred hoppiness, but I've found that some beers in the 40-50 IBU range can be quite good based on the hops used in them.

Quoting Jalap (Reply 52):
Btw, that bar you linked really has an impressive list, very comparable to specialised bars in my town. More expensive of course, I guess 50% more expensive than in the bars over here so that still is reasonable.

It's been listed as one of the best bars in America by a number of magazines over the years.
 
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Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:15 pm



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Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:37 pm

8 Wired iStout is delicious. Also enjoy 8 Wired Big Smoke. Invercargill Brewery's Smokin' Bishop is a damn good beer too. Same with their Pitch Black. Emersons and Epic also make some damn good beers, although Epic can be hit or miss.

My standby in the States is Left Hand Milk Stout. Been a fan of it for years. I'll also go for their Haystack Wheat from time to time. And Dogfishhead's Bitches Brew is wonderful. In Portland I'll stop at any number of small brew houses and sample their products. There are just a lot of good beers up Portland way.

But when I'm hanging out with my brother or friends on a hot Texas day and just relaxing or at the driving range, I'll reach for an ice cold Shiner Bock. Gotta do it sometimes.

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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:48 pm

Quoting srbmod (Reply 59):
That's odd that you find Anchor Steam too bitter considering it has a similar International Bitterness Units level as Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Anchor Steam just seems so much more bitter. Potentially its because it has less body to it.
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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:46 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 57):
For macrobrews, I like Sam Adams or Molson Canadian. Would certainly take either over a Bud, Bud Light, Labatt Blue, Carling, Becks, etc.
Quoting N1120A (Reply 57):
I much prefer Molson Canadian to Stella.



I'm sorry to break it to you, but your taste for beer sucks. While Becks and Stella are just normal mass production beers, both are light years ahead of the Canadian. Even mentioning them in one sentence is nothing short of blasphemy.
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Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:56 am

Cooper's in Australia.

Beliken in Belize.

What's that pecan beer from Mississippi? Good stuff!

Negro Modelo in Mexico.

And always, always, Shiner Bock fom the incomparable Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas.
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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:08 am

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And always, always, Shiner Bock fom the incomparable Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas.

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Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:36 am

Quoting Devilfish (Reply 25):

Gotta love layovers in HK and the CX lounges because they serve San Mig to get me excited about an upcoming connection to MNL!!!!!

Quoting texan (Reply 61):
But when I'm hanging out with my brother or friends on a hot Texas day and just relaxing or at the driving range, I'll reach for an ice cold Shiner Bock. Gotta do it sometimes.

If you're a Texan and don't like Shiner, there's something seriously wrong with you! Gotta love Amy's Ice Cream for making a Shiner Bock ice cream flavor!   
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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:01 am

Quoting seb146 (Reply 55):
Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 54):Flame away.........................Stella Artois is my stapleStella is my favorite but expensive.

Here in the UK Stella has become thedrink of choice for the young drinkers looking for maximum alcohol for their money, who then become rowdy troublesome and inclined to fight anyone who might be around, hence its nickname "wife beater" A few pubs refuse to sell it any more due to the clientele it attracts.
 
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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:55 pm

Quoting bongodog1964 (Reply 67):
Here in the UK Stella has become thedrink of choice for the young drinkers looking for maximum alcohol for their money

I don't understant it. Is it so cheap in the UK or what? Because it's alcohol content is pretty much standard: 5% v/v.
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Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:53 pm

Surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet:




Dogfishhead: Milton, DE


Other favorites:
Long Trail -- VT
Harpoon -- BOS
Abita -- New Orleans
Alaskan -- ANC
Breckenridge -- CO
Yuengling -- PA
Uinta -- SLC
Bear Republic -- CA
Labott -- CANADA
Eagle Rock -- LA, CA
Craftsman -- LA, CA
Rogue Ales -- OR
Speakeasy -- SFO

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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:14 pm

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 26):
I am more of a white beer man myself as well so.

Paulaner.
Hooegarden

Other beers

Peroni Nastro Azurro
Heineken



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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:38 pm

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 68):
Quoting bongodog1964 (Reply 67):Here in the UK Stella has become thedrink of choice for the young drinkers looking for maximum alcohol for their money
I don't understant it. Is it so cheap in the UK or what? Because it's alcohol content is pretty much standard: 5% v/v.

5% puts it at the top end of UK beers. Most standard beers used to be around 3.6%, but have creeped up a bit over the years. 4% is probably an average these days.
 
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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:30 pm

Quoting bongodog1964 (Reply 71):
Most standard beers used to be around 3.6%, but have creeped up a bit over the years. 4% is probably an average these days.



Interesting. Most UK beers we get here have ethanol content of 5% v/v, many of them even higher. Now, since 3.6% w/w is very close to 5% v/v, isn't that the only difference and the ethanol content is actually the same?

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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:39 pm

Quoting tommy767 (Reply 69):
Abita -- New Orleans

The only "flavor" I like from them is Purple Haze and from the tap. Their bottled ones aren't that good with a weird taste to it.

Another microbrew that I have been enjoying is

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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:17 am

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 63):
While Becks and Stella are just normal mass production beers, both are light years ahead of the Canadian.

Nah. Becks tastes oddly green, like its bottle. Stella is just boring. Canadian is good for a regular, mass produced lager. You must be a Blue fan.

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 63):
I'm sorry to break it to you, but your taste for beer sucks.

To each their own.

Quoting sccutler (Reply 64):
And always, always, Shiner Bock fom the incomparable Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas.

I'm not a fan. Has a really odd flavor.

Quoting sccutler (Reply 64):
Negro Modelo in Mexico.

Good stuff

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 68):
Is it so cheap in the UK or what?

Its usually the second cheapest beer. Usually something like Carling or Carlsberg is cheaper.

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 68):
Because it's alcohol content is pretty much standard: 5% v/v.

Yeah, I don't get it either.

Quoting bongodog1964 (Reply 71):
4% is probably an average these days.

Not really. The real reason people get toasted in the UK is the larger serving sizes. A pint in the UK is 20 oz. You rarely see such sizing in the US or Canada. You all also drink more. I rarely drink more than 2 beers here at home. In London a couple months ago, I drank 5 pints in a night without thinking about it, and my mates drank even more.
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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:31 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 74):
Nah. Becks tastes oddly green, like its bottle. Stella is just boring. Canadian is good for a regular, mass produced lager. You must be a Blue fan.

If Becks tastes oddly, it's because it's light struck. I don't know why, Europeans just love green bottles. That's bad for the beer, since green glass is not so good in filtering out UV rays. When exposed to UV light, the alpha acids from hops break down and cause skunky taste. Otherwise there is absolutely nothing wrong with Becks. But as you wrote, to each their own.
And no, I don't really drink Blue, or any other product under 15 IBU's. But Blue (along with 50, Keith's, Budweiser, Stella and others) pays my bills. That said, I didn't like Molson's Canadian even before I started to work for Labatt (or Inbev, if you like). I used to drink Sleeman, Creemore, Steam Whistle and European, mostly British imports. Of those, the Old Speckled Hen was my favourite.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 74):
Its usually the second cheapest beer. Usually something like Carling or Carlsberg is cheaper.

That pretty much explains it.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 74):
A pint in the UK is 20 oz. You rarely see such sizing in the US or Canada.

20 imperial fluid ounces (568 ml) is still a standard size of a beer glass in Canada. If you get served a half litre, or a US pint (16 US fluid ounces, 473 ml), it's usually printed in the menu and on your bill. However, many consumers around here opt for twelve ouncers (341 ml, or 355 ml in the USA).
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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:25 pm

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 75):
20 imperial fluid ounces (568 ml) is still a standard size of a beer glass in Canada. If you get served a half litre, or a US pint (16 US fluid ounces, 473 ml), it's usually printed in the menu and on your bill. However, many consumers around here opt for twelve ouncers (341 ml, or 355 ml in the USA).

We've got a brewpub here in Atlanta that has an Imperial Pint Night once a week and serves their beers in the larger glasses. It's rare to find spots here that offer Imperial pints as their standard pint. Even English and Irish themed pubs are more likely to offer the 16 oz pint glass. Then you have smaller 10 oz glasses that are used for serving higher gravity beers at many places.

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 75):
I don't know why, Europeans just love green bottles. That's bad for the beer, since green glass is not so good in filtering out UV rays. When exposed to UV light, the alpha acids from hops break down and cause skunky taste. Otherwise there is absolutely nothing wrong with Becks. But as you wrote, to each their own.

Then you have beers like Newcastle Brown Ale, Corona, Corona Extra. Miller High Life that use a clear bottle, which is even worse. Sam Adams over the years has made their brown bottles (and even the packaging using for their six packs) a focus of their ads. Brown bottles can only do so much to prevent skunky beer. Once it gets to the retailer, things can often go downhill from there. There are stores in which I will not buy beer from (or are really selective in what I buy) because I have gotten skunky and out of date beer from them. I've seen beers on the shelf at places that had been on the shelf so long they had a layer of dust on them. The clerks that stock the shelves (as well as the delivery staff of the distributors of these beers) don't seem to keep an eye on dates (or simply don't care). I've even gotten out of date beer at a Walmart.
 
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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:29 pm

Quoting Avianca (Thread starter):

easy question, specially as we know that aviation enthusiasts normally drink beer (and not only one) so whats your favourite brew?

My top 5 from the comercials one...

If I had to pick the single best beer I've tasted, it would be Fat Head's Headhunter IPA. However, this has such limited distribution that most on this list couldn't take any meaning from it. I actually tried it (at their Pittsburgh restaurant) before it got really hyped too, which is a nice blind vindication of my taste buds  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/19544/50564

Deviating again from the exact question you've posed, I've spent about 5 weeks in the English Midlands (Derby area) for work. I've never had a better time going from pub to pub seeking out local ales more than I did in this region. For pure flavor, I probably could have come up with a top 5 from these business trips alone.

I've only been able to compile things like this into "top 5", so I'll take from your cue. In reality, I feel obliged to confine this list to products at the "craft" (or higher) scale of production/distribution. My list also changes regularly (apart from the inclusion of Sierra Pale).

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
This is the only beer that has never left my "top 5" when the topic arose. I'm not sure I need to say much more about it given that! While out with some friends in Bath last year I was handed a local brew poured into a Sierra Nevada branded imperial pint glass. I got a chuckle out of that, so the bartender told me to take the glass (unfortunately it was our first stop of the night so I declined). At one point I'd have had Sierra Nevada Celebration on the list beside the traditional pale ale, but I now approach this "top 5" question in the context of "these 5 beers on a desert island", so I go for some variety.

Anchor Liberty Ale
The pale ale is (and will probably forever be) my favorite style of beer. Having said that, there's room in my top 5 for a pale ale that's slightly off the beaten path. Anchor Liberty seems to generate fairly different opinions and flavor sensations in people. I happen to like it quite a bit. I might describe it as a more traditional/restrained Magic Hat #9 type offering, but with more of a nod to conventional pale ale sensibilities (if that's not too wine snobbish).

Samuel Adams Noble Pils
I'm not a huge pilsner fan, though I enjoy some of eastern European and German offerings. However, this beer has more depth than most pilsners and is a nice change of pace (even if it ventures from the traditional pilsner approach). I also "voted" for this Sam Adams offering during one of their brewery tours years ago, so I like to tell friends that they are "welcome" when ordering one. Surprisingly I still have some friends left!

Samuel Smith Organic Ale
This is absolutely delicious. My favorite style of beer oscillates between the nicely balanced English ales and the American interpretations that are cranked up to 11 (at least relative to their English counterparts). I've never had a (somewhat widely available) British beer that I enjoyed more.

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Apart from not being a West coast offering, this is pretty much a mass market reference point (to me) for a "normal" high test American IPA. I could probably say the same about Bell's Two Hearted.

Quoting trident3 (Reply 36):
When I'm in London I always drink Fullers beers. Personal favourites are Seafarers, Chiswick and Discovery.
http://www.fullersfinealeclub.net/Beers

I enjoy the London Pride and this is really a bonus for American beer enthusiasts. Fullers and Sam Smith offerings are generally available on a hand engine, in a larger quantity, and for less money than in the US (I suppose you have to take what deals you can get while in London!). For my own amusement, I tend to play the mind game of looking for things in Europe that are cheaper than in the US. In London, I think I found a select few beers and glass bottled Heinz ketchup for 99p at a Tesco!

Quoting bongodog1964 (Reply 67):
UK Stella has become thedrink of choice for the young drinkers looking for maximum alcohol for their money, who then become rowdy troublesome and inclined to fight anyone who might be around, hence its nickname "wife beater"

A friend of mine told me about this in Bristol while out at a club about 5 years ago. We had spent the previous few hours in an infamous cider house and I was in the mood to lighten things up on the palate. After ordering a Stella and taking my first sip, I was told of the "wife beater" connotations and spit/reacted about 3oz on the floor!
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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:17 am

As far as pils beers go this is my absolute favourite!




I don't know if it's exported though.

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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:07 pm

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 75):
If Becks tastes oddly, it's because it's light struck.

Yeah, and it just bores me.

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 75):
But Blue (along with 50, Keith's, Budweiser, Stella and others) pays my bills.

Ah, THAT explains it  
Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 75):
20 imperial fluid ounces (568 ml) is still a standard size of a beer glass in Canada

Hmm, I guess I don't order beer often enough.

Quoting srbmod (Reply 76):
Even English and Irish themed pubs are more likely to offer the 16 oz pint glass.

Yeah, I always find that funny.
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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:03 am

Quoting tommy767 (Reply 69):
Yuengling -- PA

God that is some good lager right there. When they introduced Yuengling to Cincinnati last year, the entire town took off in love. I can't wait till they bring it out to the valley of the sun! (if they ever)
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:17 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 80):

God that is some good lager right there. When they introduced Yuengling to Cincinnati last year, the entire town took off in love. I can't wait till they bring it out to the valley of the sun! (if they ever)

Amen. I make my roommate bring it back every time she goes back to PA.
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:43 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 80):
God that is some good lager right there. When they introduced Yuengling to Cincinnati last year, the entire town took off in love. I can't wait till they bring it out to the valley of the sun! (if they ever)

They would have to open up a brewery out west to do so. We started getting it here in Georgia several years ago because they bought a brewery in Tampa in order to be able to expand their territory and at the same time not affect the supply in their other markets. I know this is a concern that they had when the entered Ohio last year. Yuengling is definitely my go-to "cheap" beer. The porter is pretty good as is the bock, but their Lord Chesterfield Ale was awful to me.
 
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:55 pm

Koestritzer Schwarzbier. YUM!
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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:37 pm

Quoting starbuk7 (Reply 40):
There was a beer I had in Australia (not Fosters) that was really good but I cannot remember the name.

Sounds like it must have had the 'desired effect,' starbuk7!  Smile

This is my own all-time Australian favourite. Made in Tasmania (in fact, Cascade was the first Australian brewery ever). Owned by Foster's nowadays, although it is my understanding that they don't mess about with the recipe (not yet, anyway).

I don't know whether it gets exported much - but if anyone gets the chance to try it, I can guarantee that they won't be disappointed. Even the 'Light' tastes pretty good.........

Got one on the go right now. Cheers, everyone.......  http://www.cascadebreweryco.com.au/#/products/cascade-premium-light

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Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:33 am

Quoting texan (Reply 61):
My standby in the States is Left Hand Milk Stout. Been a fan of it for years.

May be one of the best bottled beers anywhere, and Left Hand recently improved it by figuring out a nitro bottle. Look for it! Pours awesomely.

I recently moved from SLC to SEA, and I'm amused to see "session" beers becoming popular in the PNW, because that's what we thrived on in Utah. State-mandated session beers. Had Wasatch Full Suspension on draft in the SLC airport recently-- still think it's the best session pale ale around.

Deschutes Twilight and Chainbreaker and the Laurelwood IPA are some of my recent favorites.
 
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Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:50 am

For me, my favourite beer is a free beer     
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Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:00 am

Depends whether its draft or bottle! Best draft by far is Heiniken. Coors light comes close though. Bottled beer is a tough one, so many. But i love Sol, Corono, Desperado and amigo. The last two is beer with tequila, if you haven't tried it its a must!
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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:17 pm

Australian ones I like:

Cooper's
Little Creatures/White Rabbit
Mountain Goat (probably only found in Victoria)

Canadian ones I like:

Keith's or Moosehead
Rickard's
Sleeman's
Steam Whistle

Other I like around the world:

Pilsner Urquell
Boddington's
Carlsberg
Asahi
Guinness on occasion
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Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:33 pm

There are many fine beers out there, especially in my home country, and often from small breweries unknown abroad. From the German mass brands, I like market leaders Krombacher and Bitburger, and sometimes Jever. Czechs Pilsner Urquell is a fine beer.
If it comes to non-alcoholic beers, nothing beats nonalcoholic Weissbier, which I love to drink in summer. It seems to hold its taste much better than Pilsner, and almost makes me forget real beer.

Quoting Avianca (Reply 6):

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 3):
As far as my favourite beer is concerned, it's Budweiser. It pays my bills (mostly)

I hope its the original one from Czech Republic!

The Czech Budweiser, which ias also one of my favourites, is of cause much better than the US name-clone.
 
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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:02 pm

1st: BFM - Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes.

Then:

- Murphy's Irish Stout
- Samuel Adams
- Lapin Kulta
- any dark beer that rests heavy on my tongue

I also like Hefeweissbier.
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RE: Your Favourite Beer (brand)?

Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:04 pm

Pilsener, Czechvar, Guiness and Amstel. Nothing beats a nice amstel.
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Wed May 02, 2012 2:35 am

As for international brands, I like Tuborg....but I like some locally known

In Czech Republic, dark Krusovice is great. In Bulgaria, I liked Sumensko and in Serbia, Jelen beer is a natural choice.
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