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Old 09-06-2012, 04:48 PM   #41
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Samuel Smiths stout pulled me out of the Schlitz wasteland.
Their oatmeal stout for me! I was wandering around a concert parking lot and some hippie was selling it. It was the most delicious thing I ever drank. Been chasing the dragon ever since.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:51 PM   #42
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Their oatmeal stout for me! I was wandering around a concert parking lot and some hippie was selling it. It was the most delicious thing I ever drank. Been chasing the dragon ever since.
Just had their India Ale for the first time over the weekend. WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG TO TRY IT?! So good.

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Old 09-06-2012, 04:53 PM   #43
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In 1990 I tried Pete's Wicked Ale, back then there wasn't a lot of craft beer on the market so this was really different. I liked it and started brewing my own 3 years later.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:00 PM   #44
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Mac & Jack's African Amber was the first non-BMC beer I drank and is still the one I ask for first. I've seen some folks on this board talk about how it's overhyped but I don't really think it is. I like other beers fine but Mac & Jack's is like the beer version of the worn t-shirt you can't part with because it's just so damn comfortable. Maybe it's not the most stylish, maybe it's frayed and threadbare, but damn if it doesn't feel good.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:10 PM   #45
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Had a buddy that was stationed in Germany with his Guard Unit during Desert Storm, who brought back a bunch of Hefeweizen. Don't even remember which brands he had, but that was the first time I had something besides the "normal BMC" (including Killian's etc in the BMC mix)

 
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:17 PM   #46
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I am an old guy and I grew up drinking whatever BMC was cheapest. I had a client take me to a British bar and we shared a pitcher of Bass Ale. I then knew I liked beer with flavor! I would try imports whenever I could and sometimes in my travels I would find a brew pub that had great beer. I was lucky enough to go to Belgium and enjoy beer nirvana. It wasn't until I was out on the west coast and was intrigued by the "You're not worthy" slogan on a bottle of Arrogant Bastard. They were daring me to try it and I then realized that there was something to this whole craft beer thing. That was it. I started trying every craft beer I could lay my hands on and then my son suggested that I try brewing my own. Best suggestion I ever got!
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:23 PM   #47
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:20 PM   #48
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Well,as far as craft beers & imports are concerned,it was some 29 years ago when my #2 son was in the hospital for open heart surgery. It was in Cleveland,& we wandered over to the corner from McDonald house where we were staying. Walked a little ways down a side parking lot & found a little English pub called The Elizabethan Club. Carved teakwood,with a piano & stand up bass man playin jazz. We sat at the bar,& I asked if they had any real English beer that I could try. The piano player was apparently listening,& gave me most of his bottle of bass ale after pouring a glass.
Needless to say,I was diggin it. Wife didn't think it was too shabby either. I was hooked into exploring this further. Tried more English ales,German beers,too. Loved the bock & Octoberfest. Made the rounds of these beers till January of last year when I got my first brewing kit. Then went to pale ales,Salvator doppel bock,Belgians,porters,stouts (other than guiness)...you get the picture. My new stove heating elements are to arrive tomorrow,so I may get started on that PM cascade pale ale that's been waiting so patiently to be brewed. If it turns out as reported,I may never buy SNPA again...
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:08 PM   #49
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Another old guy here. For me it was Dos Equis, Noche Buena, Lowenbrau and whatever German imports I could find. That was long before Sam Adams or Sierra Nevada existed.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:52 PM   #50
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Yeah man,I hear that. Not a lot of belgians & all this stuff they have now either.
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