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darrenbrews 12-28-2012 09:57 PM

WOW beers! What are yours?
Most of the friends I have are Coors Light / Miller Lite drinkers who always drink from the can, think hoppy beers are skunky, and can't stand black beers because they taste too much like coffee. I'd like to brew a beer one day that changes the minds of those commercial beer lovers and makes them come begging for more of my brew.

If any, what styles of beer did you brew that impressed nearly everyone who drank it and changed their mind about home brews and craft beers?

-DZ :mug:

lewishowardm3 12-28-2012 10:08 PM

I done a chinook IPA and a dry Irish stout that two of my pals loved. They loved them so
Much that they have now become brewers.

Billy-Klubb 12-28-2012 10:17 PM

would it be conceded of me to say, "everything"? there are clouds in my coffee.

TheBeerist 12-28-2012 10:33 PM

Kölschs can be good ways to break the ice. An ale that thinks it's a lager.

SterlingHopper 12-28-2012 11:19 PM


Originally Posted by lewishowardm3 (Post 4723505)
I done a chinook IPA and a dry Irish stout that two of my pals loved. They loved them so Much that they have now become brewers.

Yeah... IPAs and stouts are the last beers I would recommend to ease BMC drinkers into craft beer. Don't get me wrong, they're fantastic styles that most of us will have an obsessive phase about after acquiring the taste, but a good Kolsch or Oktoberfest is probably a better place to start.

wilsojos 12-28-2012 11:23 PM

Caribou slobber, phat tyre and Irish draught from northern brewer were all crowd pleasers. I recommend something with a tendency towards malt and not hops.

davekippen 12-28-2012 11:24 PM

^^ this. Go with an octoberfest, maybe a nice mild amber. I hear the cream ale is a great gateway beer too, but for whatever reason I dont have a lot of experience with those.

Beer-lord 12-28-2012 11:31 PM

I like a very hoppy yet balanced IPA.
I've only used small amounts of Maris Otter but recently did my first created recipe. It has 90% MO, a little 2 row (only had 10 lbs of MO) and lots of hops. It came out awesome!
I call it Assilepsy Ale. It will be made again. Only 1 week in the keg and it's a winner. Hope it sticks around another few weeks so I can see it mature.
I've also been a fan of Green Flash West Coast IPA and their double so I made a Red Flash still in the 'waiting for kegerator space' line.

darrenbrews 12-28-2012 11:52 PM


Originally Posted by TheBeerist (Post 4723583)

I like this suggestion. Seems it would be an easy transition.

duboman 12-29-2012 12:34 AM

A nice Belgian Wit......

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