best beer?

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  1. mac000 macrumors 6502a

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    so what is your favorite beer (here in the U.S.) that you drink?
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Best beer? In the US only? Surely shome mistake.

    Budvar.
     
  3. mactastic macrumors 68040

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  4. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    You got me all excited with the thread title, and then I read 'here in the U.S.'... ;)

    Mind, I did sample some Sierra Nevada Pale Ale recently and that was rather nice.
     
  5. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    the one I'm having right now....

    2 great attributes in a beer

    1 Cold
    2 Free


    :D
     
  6. howard macrumors 68020

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    nice thread

    I'm an IPA aficionado with my favorite overall being Dogfish Head 60Min IPA. Though I have countless others that I enjoy depending on my mood that is my go-to favorite beer that I always love.

    Otherwise, anything by New Glarus brewery, which is only in Wisconsin, is fantastic. They're octoberfest (staghorn) is to die for, as is there Uff-da Bock.

    others:
    smuttynose finest kind
    titan IPA
    three floyds IPA
    Back bay IPA - arguably my favorite tap beer, you can only get it in this microbrew in boston by fenway park.

    i could go on and on, but i'll keep it to some of my top ones.
     
  7. dcv macrumors G3

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    In the US? Meh, I have no idea.

    In the UK - Boddingtons. By 'eck it's gorgeous, petal. :D
     
  8. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Beers I have enjoyed recently.

    Just about any Hefeweissen/hefeweizen - favorites are Hacker-Schorr and RAM
    Blue Moon
     
  9. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Anchor Steam beer for a generic. Anchor Foghorn for a 'speciality'

    Lovely beer. Great brewery. People making the calls on hops and timings rather than computer and a friendly, knowledgeable atmosphere at the brewery.
     
  10. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    I sure wouldn't argue with an Anchor Steam right about now...
     
  11. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    My goodness -- beer elitists! ;)

    All I want from life is coffee and Michelob Light.

    That's a lie. Some days I want more. But coffee and Mich Light are a sound foundation for general happiness ...
     
  12. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Budvar is Budweiser, except good. :p
    My favorite American beer (so far) is Sam Adams, although I really like the Saranac Oatmeal Stout. Of course, I like stouts in general, my favorite beer is Guinness.
     
  13. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    Guiness is my favorite beer.

    But there are lots of other good ones:

    Anchor Steam and Anchor Liberty Ale
    Fat Tire (this companies other beers aren't bad either, but fat tire is a classic)
    Steel Head Xtra PAle
    Anderson Valley beers (boont amber is great)
    Lagunitas IPA when you are in the mood.
    Red Hook ESB and IPA's
    Corona (face it, there is no beer better for afternoon BBQing)
    Speakeasy Prohibition Ale

    To those who say american beers are no good, that's complete bull. Yeah, Budweiser, MGD and that ilk aren't very good, but there's loads of really good beers out there from the US. I feel lucky to live in the Bay Area, as there are a lot of bars with really quality beer selections in them.

    But sometimes you jsut want a 40 of Miller High life. The "champagne of beers", haha. But it does have its place.
     
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  15. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    I don't what's meant by a "generic" beer, but Anchor Steam is excellent. Probably the best/most consistent national brand is still Sam Adams Boston Lager. I also like most of the brews from Widmer, though their hefeweizen is generally all you can find outside of the Northwest. Speaking of Portland, MacTarnahan's Scottish Ale is quite good.

    For some odd reason, I'm getting kind of thirsty...
     
  16. howard macrumors 68020

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    oh yeah, rogue makes great beers

    definitely agree here. anyone who says american beers are no good havn't been to wisconsin! the thing is you just have to look for them cause most every bar here serves up miller lite. but new glarus spotted cow is in most bars in wisconsin and it is a fantastic beer.

    I'm glad to hear the bay has a good selection as I will be moving there shortly.
     
  17. Applespider macrumors G4

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    I guess I kinda meant a widely available brand that's available on draught rather than a speciality/microbrewery type that's not.. ;)

    Anchor Steam is probably my favourite beer anywhere - my local supermarket in London however has just stopped selling it :mad: so it's just as well I still have a dozen in the fridge to ration myself for a while.

    Schlösser Alt from Düsseldorf in Germany is pretty good too.
     
  18. Boggle macrumors 6502

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    Excellent Thread!

    Can't say I have a favorite "american" beer. Generally, I stick w/ Belgian or Bavarian ales. I spend virtually every wednesday night @ the Brickskeller in DC and receive a nice hook-up for my largess. Kimberly, who is my bartender, has a really good read on my tastes @ this point, she even keeps track of all the different beers I've had. She puts stars next to the ones I've really liked.

    I'm really grateful she does this b/c I don't know much of anything about beer, and I'd never have the patience to figure out things like, "does this beer use too much hops?" etc.
     
  19. eRondeau macrumors 6502a

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    Although I do enjoy the odd Samuel Adams, this Canadian always gets a case of Rolling Rock (Latrobe PA) when I'm south of the border. But I too am disappointed this discussion is limited to USA beers only, as we Canadians make some pretty fine beer too. Try Sleeman Cream Ale or Steamwhistle if you ever visit Ontario. You'll love 'em!
     
  20. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You should try some Weihenstephan. I'd say it's the best of the bunch.
     
  21. Applespider macrumors G4

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    My local BBQ place sells Sleeman's Honey Brown which is a fine brew... Definitely in my top 5 ;)
     
  22. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    I used to occasionally find generic beer in the supermarkets, it was purported to be the bottoms of the big brewers vats which mades sense, since sometimes it tasted like Bud, other times like Coors or MGD.
     
  23. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I really like Lost Coast's Great White. I'll also drink Sierra Nevada's Wheat.

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  24. encephalon macrumors member

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    The Northwest's favorite brew, Mac & Jack's African Amber
     

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