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Old 07-31-2014, 03:34 PM   #11
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Mine was about 5 years ago at my brother and sister in law's wedding. Luckily I was in my early 20's so I hadn't exposed my poor taste buds to too much BMC abuse! I'd had some craft beers before I think, and I generally knew they were better than the BMC I was used to drinking (usually excessively) in college. But they had a keg of Stone Levitation and after one sip of that sweet hoppy goodness I was hooked for life! I kept telling my wife (I guess she was my girlfriend at the time) how GREAT this beer was! She of course hated it because she abhors anything with more than a hint of American hop presence.

Speaking of which, I haven't had Levitation in a while! I'll have to pick some up soon!

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Old 07-31-2014, 03:49 PM   #12
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Somewhere on State St in Madison WI back about 1994. Probably a Leinenkugel's. I've rarely had a BMC in my fridge since. If I couldn't afford the good stuff, I'd prefer a glass of cool aid.

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Old 07-31-2014, 04:21 PM   #13
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Sometime in the early 1990's, I went into a home brew store to check things out, and somehow got a Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout to drink. I think I may have died right then, and came back a few minutes later knowing the Henry Weinhard's that had lured me away from Silver Bullets, MGD, Michelob Dark, and many others, would just never do again. Granted, 1 bottle of Framboise, (If I remember correctly) cost as much as a 6 pack of MGD I believe. We became beer snobs and needed to learn the fine art of home brewing, as soon as was possible.

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Old 08-02-2014, 03:04 AM   #14
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It is amazing how many people have not had a craft beer experience. I was talking to a good friend (moved 400 miles away) and talking about brewing craft beer and he had no idea what I was talking about. I had to explain about SNPA and how it was different than Miller Lite - which is what we were drinking together almost 40 years ago! It seems craft beer has huge room to grow.

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