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Old 03-24-2008, 07:28 PM   #1
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If any of you are like me, you used to drink Bud, Miller Coors. I slowly transitioned into better beer, but I still drank the cheap stuff. So my question is, what beer really set you free and you've never looked back? What beer made you say, I will never drink the cheap stuff again?

As my name implies, I am a Dogfish fan. I was stationed in Delaware, pretty close to the brewery. One day I picked up a 4 pack of the 90 and drank all four. I was tanked and loving it. That was when I decided only the best for my liver!

What about you?

 
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:30 PM   #2
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Fat Tire for me.
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:32 PM   #3
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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale for me.
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:40 PM   #4
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Working at a brew pub. I realized I liked that beer a lot more, now if I would have only cared about how it was being made back then. I still drink the cheap stuff though, but only when I go out to the bar on a mission..

 
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:44 PM   #5
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There was no one beer. I drank Natty Light through college. "Graduated" to Bud, and then after getting sick of it moved on to a variety of beer. I actually always drank variety, but variety meant picking up a Coors 6 pack one night, then a MGD the next, then a Heineken etc etc. However, once I started testing the waters I probably drank Shiner Bock, Pete's Wicked Ale, and Fat Tire more than anything. Oh, and Schlafly's Pale Ale.

 
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:47 PM   #6
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It was flying fish ESB for me. That was my gateway beer into SNPA then DFH. From there I found out that good beer did not have to be heavily hopped, or brewed on professional equipment.

 
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:53 PM   #7
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Sodbuster Pale Ale from the River Market Brewing Co. First bartender job at the local brewpub in 1999. I still stop in about twice a week to consume that lovely beer and to share a few of my own. To the good ole RMBC! Saved me from a life of sh*tty beer and introduced me to the brewing process!

 
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:54 PM   #8
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:57 PM   #9
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Depends. The logical step from the kegger-fare in college (Natty Light, typ) was to the more widespread macro-craft brews that were/are relatively popular and available at most grocery stores and even some convenience stores. Sam Adams, probably, with some intermittent SNPA in there. Got a bit of a sweet tooth for awhile and drank a bunch of newcastle. Then I had some stuff from Wychwood, I think it was the Hobbie, and that was more of a jump than anything before.
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Old 03-24-2008, 08:02 PM   #10
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Guinness comma even back when it was illegal for me to drink. I could drink Guinness when I couldn't stand BMC.
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