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Old 11-15-2012, 04:04 AM   #121
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In South Dakota at some little diner I had a Moose Drool and an elk cheesesteak. My appreciation for many beers has grown since but that was the first beer I ever truly enjoyed.

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Old 11-15-2012, 11:40 AM   #122
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The first beer I really liked was Duke Ale, which came in little 7 oz bottles, if I remember correctly. Sadly, it is no longer made.

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Old 11-15-2012, 11:58 AM   #123
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I grew up in Germany, thinking like so many that we have the best beer. Then I spent some time in California and wherever I went, I asked for what's local and on tap or what had the best name ("Arrogant Bastard? Awesome name, I'll have that!"). Turns out that IPA is an acquired taste, but now that I got into it, most German beers taste pretty boring to me. Thank you, Stone, 21st Amendment, Sierra Nevada and Rogue for ruining my life!

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Old 11-15-2012, 11:59 AM   #124
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It was a slow process. Initially (like most of us) I got started on beer like what we called the Yeti (Milwaukee's Best Ice) and Rolling Rock. We all thought Killians was dark beer. For a period of time I quit drinking altogether because I was trying to turn my life around (I have a VERY storied past with beer being the tamest of stories). Once I knew I could handle beer again I started drinking things like Bass, Heineken, Boddingtons's, Sam Adams Cherry Wheat, etc. This was around 2004-2007.

Shortly after that I started going to specialty bottle shops and tried a few different beers with no real rhyme or reason. Sometimes it was because the label stood out or the beer sounded interesting. I specifically remember Chicken Killer Barley Wine, Holy Grail Ale and Dogfish Head Black & Blue. After about a year of purchasing this much more expensive beer I decided to start brewing in order to save money and like most of you, the rest is history.

BTW, I haven't kept track, but I highly doubt I've saved much money. A good 1/4 of my 2 car garage has been taken over by brewing equipment...

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Old 11-15-2012, 12:05 PM   #125
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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Pyramid Hefe. We used to get them in High School as opposed to drinking Milwaukee's Beast at parties.

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Old 11-15-2012, 12:10 PM   #126
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can't say it was any one beer; it was this article (that I still have) from the April '93 issue of Details magazine

after I got out of the Navy, late '93, I brewed 6 or 7 batches, mostly extract with steeping, but I did one 15-gallon partial-mash before I moved to a smaller place and had to leave my equipment at my dad's.

for 18 years. Just brewed my first batch, again extract with steeping, but this Saturday will be my first all-grain.

dang, this is an awesome hobby.

and by "hobby" I mean "obsession"

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Where is the rest of the article? I read it and got cut off...

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Old 11-15-2012, 01:06 PM   #128
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Miller High Life, as a kid I worked on a Tobacco farm which is hot crappy work, the farmer would bring out ice cold Miller High Life and give to the older guys. Eventually I was offered one, that ice cold Miller tasted like nectar from the Gods to me. To this day I still have a soft spot and will occassionally buy a six pack of MHL, put it in a cooler, get it ice cold and open a bottle. My comfort beer I guess.

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Belgians...

I forced myself to try almost every Belgian Trappist, Belgian Ale, and Belgian-inspired ale out there. From Duvel to Westvleteren 8 and 12, to Fantome Saison, Brother Thelonius, Achel Blonde, Chimay, Orval, Southampton Saison, Cantillon, Westmalle, etc. etc.

Funny thing is I never really buy Belgian beers anymore. I prefer American Stouts, IPAs, Browns, and Sours by far at the present time.

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Where is the rest of the article? I read it and got cut off...
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here is the entire article

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