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Old 09-06-2012, 04:00 PM   #31
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Three Philosophers and Arrogant Bastard in college did it for me. Then Stone's IPA...
Arrogant Bastard was one I had tried back when I drank Coors Light exclusively because I thought the whole concept was hilarious. I hated it. Tried it again later when I was a little more into craft beer and still hated it. Now I love it (though Double is way better).
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:06 PM   #32
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Stationed in Germany after college. Bischofshof hefeweizen from Regensburg, I still miss it.

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Old 09-06-2012, 04:16 PM   #33
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Pete's Wicked Ale was an eye opener for me back in the college days when BMC was the typical offering. Since then I had stuck with Sam Adams/Guinness, etc. The true epiphany came when I had a Stone IPA at a brew festival in San Diego a few years ago.. the line at a beer truck was about 30 people deep all night. After my first taste, I understood why.

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Old 09-06-2012, 04:17 PM   #34
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Sierra Nevada pale ale, then moved to arrogant bastard, that's where it all began..

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Old 09-06-2012, 04:18 PM   #35
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Am I the only one here that had Wells Banana Bread Beer change their perception on beer?

Not that I think it's good or that I drink it now, it just opened my eyes to a world of flavor I never thought beer would be capable of. Heh.
That actually changed my wife's perception of beer. She loves that stuff still......
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:24 PM   #36
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Pete's Wicked Ale and Samuel Smiths Taddy Porter, sold cheap out of coolers in parking lots of concerts . Have not had either in quite some time, but wow that question really brings me back in time!

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Old 09-06-2012, 04:34 PM   #37
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I moved to an apartment with my future SWMBO around the corner from Tenaya Creek Brewery here in town. Sam Adams cherry wheat was what got me trying the micro brew.. And then I started homebrewing.

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Old 09-06-2012, 04:37 PM   #38
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Dogfish Head Raison d'etre reignited a passion for homebrewing that I had ignored since college. I just realized I haven't had any of that beer in about 4 years. I should get reaquainted.

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Old 09-06-2012, 04:38 PM   #39
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What started it for me was not so much a good beer, but the rubbish beer. Here in Austrlia the big brewers dish up rubbish and the micro brewers, though better are still not quite right, what they sell as English bitter or I.P.A is nothing like them and what they sell as American Pale ale is nothing like them either, it is drinking the imported English and American micro brewery beers that I really appreciated the craft that has gone into them, but it doesn't end there, we will never get the perfect pint because we keep on searching for it when you think you have found it another one turns up.

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Old 09-06-2012, 04:46 PM   #40
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What started it for me was not so much a good beer, but the rubbish beer. Here in Austrlia the big brewers dish up rubbish and the micro brewers, though better are still not quite right, what they sell as English bitter or I.P.A is nothing like them and what they sell as American Pale ale is nothing like them either, it is drinking the imported English and American micro brewery beers that I really appreciated the craft that has gone into them, but it doesn't end there, we will never get the perfect pint because we keep on searching for it when you think you have found it another one turns up.
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For me, it was the fact that I didn't like the big brews so much I didn't even drink beer, and occasionally I'd have a craft beer or an imported beer and think it was better, but not great. So I tried making my own to see if I could actually make something I liked to drink.
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