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What is your favorite BEER!?

Saw this on another forum and thought it was a good idea.
Lets keep this down to your absolutely favorite beer.
I'll start, my absolutely, all-time, king of the hill, favorite beer is........hoegaarden.
its belgian and its delicious!


Now its your turn, go!

OK, THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE SO FAR...

1.Artic Panzer Wolf (3 Floyds)
2.Anti-Hero IPA
3.Black Butte
4.Blue Moon (+1)
5.Buddington's Ale
6.Dark Lord (3 Floyds)
7.Delirium Tremens
8.Founders KBS
9.Franziskaner Hefe
10.Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
11.Hacker-Pschorr Weiss
12.Heady Topper
13.Hoegaarden (+1)
14.Hopslam Ale
15.Kokanee Glacier Beer
16.Kwak
17.(The) Maharaja
18.Moor Porter
19. Murphy's Irish Stout
20. Old Rasputin
21. Permanent Funeral
22. Pig Destroyer
23. Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout
24. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
25. Sierra Nevada Torpedo Xtra IPA

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But if I had my way, Murphy's Irash Stout and Boddintgon's Ale both out of Pub Draught Cans and into a big old fat black & tan.........or half and half, depending on who you ask

In the words of the B Boys:

'Drink up the Black & Tan in my brandy snifter
I'm a kleptomaniac Kmart Shoplifter
Cash Flow Getting Low so i had to pull a job
Found a nice place to visit but a better place to rob"

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming WOW, what a RIDE !!"

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Just one? Not an easy question.

For my Monday-Friday cheap go-to, drinking in bulk, or doing shit outside/in the garage. Support your local brewer!-



Marketed as a Wheat, not so much IMO, more like a Pale. Great flavor either out of the can(bottles suck), or in a good glass.


When I just want a VERY good tasting beer to pair up with good food/good company, or looking for quality over quantity-



GLASS ONLY


When I'm feeling like a hop-head, I'll throw in a sixxer of this along with whatever I'm drinking in bulk-



God I love a good IPA(not so much when its hot out, or in bulk). Anti-Hero has a nice fruity note, reminds me a little like Trix cereal. I've mentioned this to a few people, apparently I'm the only one that tastes it.


But since I can only choose one, it would have to be Sierra Nevada. A good "everything/everyday" beer I guess.
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impossible for me to answer with only 1 since there are so many styles and so many fine beers... top favorites for me are:

3 floyds pig destroyer permanent funeral


bells hopslam


3 floyds arctic panzer wolf


heady topper


Goose island bourbon county stout


Founders KBS


3 floyds dark lord (2013 is my fav)



just to name a few.
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Stouts only for me:

Old Rasputin
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/112/412

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/113/86189


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Stouts only for me:

Old Rasputin
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/112/412

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/113/86189


Also would have accepted the answer: Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel. Black Butte's not bad also
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Knocked back a few of these Sat Night and was pleasantly surprised:

Youngs Double Chocolate Stout


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I just found out about these a few months ago.... Good stuff!

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Knocked back a few of these Sat Night and was pleasantly surprised:

Youngs Double Chocolate Stout


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My favorite go-to beer is from Trader Joe's
Stockyard Oatmeal Stout
Very good and inexpensive as well.




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My first comment would be free beer. Second if I am out for a beer its Ranger IPA. Third beer in a can are you kidding me Who in the fuck drinks beer out of a can Fourth if you are drinking gay assed caft microbrews man up and brew your own, I would say most of it is swill, especially the porter and stouts, you need at least 6 months of lagering time to make drinkable. I have recently converted one bedroom to a microbrewery and have 3 fermenters in there. Have an American Ale, bottled and ready to drink by Thanksgiving which I made the wort on Oct 8th. I have a Winter Spice Ale, carbonating, naturally, not forced like all microbreweries do, then it will be largered for a minimum of 16 weeks, I think it will need to go longer. I have a Pumpkin Lager that's in the high krausen, hopefully I will get to taste it on NYE and a Dark Forest Stout just entering high krausen. Ales are fairly easy to make, just take months to larger properly (FYI "lager" is German for cold storage) Lagers are a biatch, really have to control temperature during the high krausen, if it gets above 62, it tastes like cider. I recently got back into homebrewing got sick of paying $12 for a 6-pack of stuff which I found undrinkable. Actually making wine is WAY easier than making beer!

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The color and head on that are beautiful. I will have to try some. Thanks!

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... if you are drinking gay assed caft microbrews man up and brew your own, I would say most of it is swill, especially the porter and stouts,......


My favorite beer is the one I'm drinking at the moment I'm drinking it
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Fourth if you are drinking gay assed caft microbrews man up and brew your own, I would say most of it is swill, especially the porter and stouts, you need at least 6 months of lagering time to make drinkable.
WUT? You are 100% correct about Lagers, but if your Porters, Stouts, etc are undrinkable and tastes like swill after 1 month in the primary, primary/secondary, you're doing it wrong. My guess would be your temp control needs addressing. I'd guess you're picking up an off-flavor that diminishes over time. 6months seems like a crazy long time to ferment. My personal favorite recipe was a Brown Porter. Hit my SG in approx 3wks, taste settled at just about a month. Grain to glass in 2. I'd challenge you to honestly call it swill.

Second favorite was a Chocolate Stout I actually entered in the Drunk Monk Challenge 3yrs ago. I obviously didnt win(didnt expect to either), but I'm VERY proud of the numbers and comments I got. Especially considering that was only my second year at all-grain. Oh, 1 month in primary.
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No, porters and stouts take months to condition, some take up to 8 or 9 months, cold stored at a temperature of between 50 and 55. If they are not conditioned properly, you don't capture any of the subtle flavors and get overwhelm by others, eg "chocolate" porters, most just flavor it with dark unsweetened cocoa powder, it isn't always fermented with the wort, just added to it, or another one way to get the "dark" color to it is add a shot of cold espresso before bottling. To me those beers take like "swill" which is a generic term for basically what I call "green" beer. Microbreweries couldn't stay in business if they were actually conditioning their brews, they couldn't produce enough quantities or afford the storage facilities while their beers lagered, so they rush everything. We now live in a "Starbucks" society where is it is strong and bitter or you are overwhelmed by the taste and overcharged for it, it must be good, well beer is more complex than that. The standard for microbreweries is "2-2" two weeks fermenting, two weeks lagering then forced carbonation, then bottled and off to the selves in "perfume" bottles (industry word, not mine) with a fancy label.

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WUT? You are 100% correct about Lagers, but if your Porters, Stouts, etc are undrinkable and tastes like swill after 1 month in the primary, primary/secondary, you're doing it wrong. My guess would be your temp control needs addressing. I'd guess you're picking up an off-flavor that diminishes over time. 6months seems like a crazy long time to ferment. My personal favorite recipe was a Brown Porter. Hit my SG in approx 3wks, taste settled at just about a month. Grain to glass in 2. I'd challenge you to honestly call it swill.

Second favorite was a Chocolate Stout I actually entered in the Drunk Monk Challenge 3yrs ago. I obviously didnt win(didnt expect to either), but I'm VERY proud of the numbers and comments I got. Especially considering that was only my second year at all-grain. Oh, 1 month in primary.
Conditioning is 6 to 8 months, fermenting takes 2, no longer than 3 weeks, carbonation usually 2 weeks, "lagering" or conditioning, especially dark ales, porters and stouts need long conditioning times, some up to 9 months to capture the subtle flavors, pouring chocolate in the wort after high krausen and then a shot of espresso in before the bottling is not "brewing" read the labels, you will see "chocolate flavored" self explanatory at that point.

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