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Old 09-08-2012, 07:29 AM   #101
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Boston Lager.

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Old 09-08-2012, 02:55 PM   #102
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Chimay. Picked some up at the state liquor store because it looked interesting and cost more than I figured beer should cost. Drinking it I realized just how big the world of beer actually was. This was an excellent beer and nothing like a BMC or local micro brewed pale ales.

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Old 09-08-2012, 04:03 PM   #103
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Back in college at MTU: Keweenaw Brewing Company's Redjacket Amber. The beer that started it all. Today, I don't care for it anymore really, but I never forget.

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Old 09-08-2012, 04:08 PM   #104
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Shiner Bock was the first beer I had that made me realize I liked beer.

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Old 09-08-2012, 06:06 PM   #105
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It was a combination of beers including

Moose Drool
Petes Wicked
and finally Redhook ESB

There was also Grasshopper Ale in there somewhere which I remember liking enough to buy a case of stingers and drank them all in about 3 days

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Old 09-08-2012, 06:11 PM   #106
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Sam adams chocolate bock on my 22nd birthday

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Old 09-08-2012, 06:12 PM   #107
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Guinness Draught, Sam Adams Boston Lager, and Leine's Creamy Dark.

That's when I knew that Busch Light and Old Mil were just a tiny spec on the beer spectrum. It was also then that I realized that I should be making something better, not just buying it.

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Old 09-10-2012, 04:33 PM   #108
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Guiness... then Blanche de Bruxelles... then McEwan's Scotch Ale! I started brewing to make a (CHEAP!) clone of the latter. Still haven't tried to make one, as i'm having way too much fun doing more different stuff.

But I'd say the one that made me a brewer forever is the Dieu Du Ciel "Chaman" IIPA. Completely shocked me. Then I bought another... then, I was completely addicted!

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Old 09-10-2012, 04:53 PM   #109
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I used to drink lots of the usual Canadian beer: Moson Canadian, Rickards Red, Sleeman, Kokanee, etc. Then, one day a buddy and myself went down to a local bar to watch the hockey game. They had someting new on tap. Something that I've never heard of before. Rickards White (Blue Moon for you americans). Oh that sounds interesting, let's try that. It came in a nice big glass with a slice of orange on the side. I didn't think that belonged anywhere near a beer but I decided to give it a shot anyways. It was an eye-opening experience into what beer could taste like. It started a many year journey of trying anything new on the shelves of the liquor store that I've never tried before.

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Old 09-10-2012, 04:54 PM   #110
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In grad school I had an affair with Guinness, because I was a grad student and was supposed to love Guinness and red wine and philosophy and all that good "smart" stuff. But after graduating, we went our separate ways.

Fast forward 10 years and I'm working in a German beer hall (because graduate degrees in music aren't even as useful as you might think, which probably isn't very) and my eyes locked on Hacker-Pschorr's Munich Dark. I knew I'd never be a one beer kind of girl again. I had picnics in the park with Reissdorf Kolsch, late nights with Monschoff Schwartzbeer, even a brief dalliance with a rauchbier whose name I fail to remember now. Then came the English, then the American craft beers, which is where I've settled down. What can I say? I'm easy for beer.

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