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Old 12-03-2013, 06:07 PM   #1
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So im one of those people that has been said often thats hated on here I say I hate beer. While only have tride Bud, miller, rolling rock, Old style, Milwaukee's best(o god but it was cheep) and dos equis( the best of them imo
). Ive herd repeated often that there's a beer for every one so i want to start exploreing that. As a 1st step I will be going to binny's and getting a mix and match 6 pack. Would like some advice as what to get. As far as what I drink I use to be a big whiskey drinker( southern comfort , honey jack) but have since went to cider( wood chuck summer>802>amber>pear)

Any help would be greatly appreciated in helping me rediscover beer.

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Old 12-03-2013, 06:23 PM   #2
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So im one of those people that has been said often thats hated on here I say I hate beer. While only have tride Bud, miller, rolling rock, Old style, Milwaukee's best(o god but it was cheep) and dos equis( the best of them imo
). Ive herd repeated often that there's a beer for every one so i want to start exploreing that. As a 1st step I will be going to binny's and getting a mix and match 6 pack. Would like some advice as what to get. As far as what I drink I use to be a big whiskey drinker( southern comfort , honey jack) but have since went to cider( wood chuck summer>802>amber>pear)

Any help would be greatly appreciated in helping me rediscover beer.
First off, welcome. Secondly - those are not beers you describe above . Figure out what you like, try different brews from different breweries and develop your palate. I used to not like IPA's but over time I developed my palate and now they are my go to beer. Ask your local store to recommend some suggestions.

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Old 12-03-2013, 06:28 PM   #3
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If you can get a mix and match six pac then that would be a great place to start. It is helpful to know what kind of beer you would like before trying to brew it. Google beer styles and look up popular brands in that style. Just know that home brew is way better tasting.

You are currently drinking hard cider, there is a whole forum here on making just that. Maybe that would be a good starting point as the processes are similar. The insight, recipes and advice from the brewers here is priceless.

good luck and I hope this helps.

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Old 12-03-2013, 06:31 PM   #4
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Yeah I all ready brewing have a batch of wine and 2 batches of cider under my belt. With a hard root beer in fermenter Just trying to find I beer I like to drink to open that side of brewing to me.

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Old 12-03-2013, 06:37 PM   #5
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For the OP who seems to have not tried many, here are a few easy ones that most stores will have: Guiness Extra Stout, Sierra Nevada (reg), Sierra Nevada Torpedo, Newcastle Brown Ale, Heavy Seas Ale.......

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Old 12-03-2013, 06:43 PM   #6
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I would recommend figuring out what types of beer you like and don't like. My LHBS has their recommendation for each style. Figure out whether you like IPA's, or stouts, or Wheats, or . . .

From there you can start to rule out why you don't like them, too hoppy, not hoppy enough, etc.

Happy drinking!

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First off i would support your local breweries.If you find one you like within close proximity not only is that a plus for you its a plus for them.Another plus is you will most likely be able to get a little 4oz or 2oz sample for free instead of devoting money to a six pack that will go to waste if you do not care for it.

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Old 12-03-2013, 06:57 PM   #8
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Yeah planing on doing some brewery tours soon just thought the mixer 6 pack might be a good start.

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Try the sixer. I would try to grab 6 different styles and go from there. You are going to try some you don't like but it you gotta start somewhere.

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Let the guys at Binny's help you out. Just tell them that you're looking to try some new things and don't have any favorites yet and just want a variety. Of course, there are a number of great breweries here in the Chicago area and many offer tasting flights where you can have 3-4oz of several different beers to get a taste of it all. Where around Chicago are you? I'm usually up for an excuse to head to a brewery...

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