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Old 03-24-2008, 10:25 PM   #21
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I dunno, early on it was Optimator and then Sam Adams (when their Lager was the only thing available and was decent at the time...it has changed). That was a long time ago. After that, I'd have to say Ommegang Abbey Ale.

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Old 03-24-2008, 10:32 PM   #22
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I guess the irony is that I've NEVER liked BMC. The "cheapest" beer I ever drank more than one of was Killian's Irish Red, which was essentially my drink of choice for a few years.

It was actually a local brew pub, Barley and Hops, that got me turned on to better beers with their Tuscarora Red Ale. Looking back it wasn't all that good but it was good enough to get me interested in other beers. The cool part is that Bob, the owner of my LHBS is a "founding member" of Barley and Hops... I suppose it's all connected in some cosmically unfathomable way.

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Old 03-24-2008, 10:45 PM   #23
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that's what liquor is for
Around here they still charge about 6 bucks a drink for bar liquor. More then this poor college kid can afford.
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:09 PM   #24
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i don't know if it was any one beer. i moved out to california and started trying all the hoppy west coast beers beers. Triple Rock was a good find...great local brewpub.

I was drinking Chimay for a long time when I lived in the city and didn't even know what belgian styles really were. Then i went on a Belgian beer kick for about a year.

Now I like a bit of everything. Not really into the hoppy stuff as much any more. Anchor Steam is still one of my favorites, though. yeah...i'm gonna go with Anchor

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Old 03-24-2008, 11:26 PM   #25
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I always had Shiner Bock as my good beer, so I knew there was better than BMC out there. In college, I had so much variety available I could go weeks without buying the same 6 pack. Um, not that I drank that much in college

So I guess I never had that totally eye-opening experience- I just got old enough to buy it ....and afford it!

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Old 03-24-2008, 11:47 PM   #26
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I honestly think it was my first homebrew. I always used to drink either Sammy, or Heiney, or some Canadian Lager, or even (GASP!) Corona before I began to brew. I wasn't drinking cheap beer, but I wasn't really drinking GOOD beer (just stuff that cost a little more). I'd occassionally have something at the brew pub, but beer wasn't something that I really paid a lot of attention to until I started making it.
Pretty much the same thing for me.
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This was our beer of choice in high school. That sort of ruined all of us for BMC.
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Mine was Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, I never even knew what hops tasted like until I tried one of these. I drank them for a few weeks, while they were available, then went back to BMC, and gagged. Never looked back since....

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Old 03-25-2008, 12:08 AM   #29
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Around here they still charge about 6 bucks a drink for bar liquor. More then this poor college kid can afford.
ah, here it's $4+ for anything not bmc and $3 almost across the board for mixed drinks, if not less.
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It was when I was in Germany for the first time at the tender age of 16 that I discovered beer. I got hooked on all the different Helles from Munich and then fell flat over when I had a Franziskaner Hefeweizen, then the Koenig Ludwig Dunkel.

In fact, i think i'll go have one right now...

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