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Old 07-09-2005, 01:18 AM   #1
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What's everyone's a) favorite daily-drink style commercial beer
and b) favorite special "Holy Cow That's the Best Beer I Think I Ever Had" commercial beer?

For me, daily bought beer when no homebrew available is Alexander Keith's IPA which is not I think an IPA at all but a pretty tasty beer.

The best beer I ever tasted was a smoked beer from some weird little private distillery in England. I think I was responsible for about half the keg in 2 weeks.

Available in regular quantity here, I think my favorite special beer is probably "Maudite", a bottle conditioned ale from Quebec.

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Old 07-09-2005, 02:01 AM   #2
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For daily drinking, I really like Hoegaarden wit. My favorite style over all is pale ale/IPA.

Probably my favorite overall commercial brew (available locally) is Stone IPA. Hop Rod Rye is awesome, but not available around here. Same with Dogfish Head's 90 min IPA....I have yet to find any around here. Arrogant Bastard rocks the hizzle, too.

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Old 07-09-2005, 03:02 AM   #3
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ice house - corona

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Old 07-09-2005, 04:57 AM   #4
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Every day - Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Pilsner Urquell
Special - Whatever's on tap that I haven't tried

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Old 07-09-2005, 07:46 AM   #6
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I love Cottonwood Endo IPA, brewed right here in NC.

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Old 07-09-2005, 01:38 PM   #7
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When I'm cheap and before my wife was preg: Miller Lite
When I'm hanging with my homies: A 40 of Old English
When I'm buying for myself: Blue Moon, Franziskaner, Sam Adams, Chimnay, MGD, Goose Island (Chicago's homebrew!), or whatever else tickles my fancy. Oh yeah, Newcastle Brown is high on my list.

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Old 07-09-2005, 02:17 PM   #8
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In the pub at home in Yorkshire Black Sheep Bitter.
In the pub before joining my ship in Aberdeen Duvel or Leffe Blond or Bruin.
At home on leave whatever Belgian beer has taken my fancy last time in the shop.

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Old 07-09-2005, 03:43 PM   #9
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My favorites of the commercial brews run toward the German beers, Dinkelacker and DAB. Amoung the local brews I love Long Trail Ale out of Vermont, Old Slugger Pale Ale from Cooperstown Brewing Co and any of the beers from Cooper's Cave Brewing Co in Glens Falls NY.

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Old 07-09-2005, 04:02 PM   #10
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Wow, I can't believe all of the major domestics in people's list. Sorry to slam your choice, but MGD! Yuck!

Here are mine, slam away!

Every day drinking:

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale / Summit Extra Pale Ale / Summit IPA / Goose Island IPA

On occasion:

Belle's Two Hearted IPA (mmmmmmm) / Blue Moon (very seldom) / Red Stripe (gotta be in a Jamaican mood...it's where i had my honeymoon, and I drank a lot of it!) / Negra Modelo


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Primary #1: Summit EPA - All Grain
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