Friday, September 22, 2006

What is your favorite beer?

I know people are looking at my blog, but not many people post responses. I want to get some discussion going. So I'm going to ask a real simple question: What's your favorite beer? Now, I realize that for a beer snob, that's a complex question; so, you can break it down to as many different styles as you like.

I'll get us started. My faves, which are always subject to change at any minute:

IPA: Dogfish Head 60 Minute
stout: Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
Belgian-style: New Belgium's Trippel
regular pale ale: Sierra Nevada or Boulevard
Black lager: 1554
Pilsner: I'm going to cheat and say Shiner Kolsch. Yes, I know a kolsch is technically not a pilsner, but it's close enough for me.
light beer: Skinny Dip, without question, because it doesn't taste like light beer.
Christmas beer: Sierra Nevada's Celebration Ale. (Actually, this might be my favorite beer overall.)
Fruit beer: Aprihop
Oktoberfest beer: Shiner 96 – too bad this wonderful Marzen was a limited edition and is now gone forever. (Please bring it back, Shiner!)

I might add more later, but I have to get to work. Feel free to offer up your own suggestions and/or ridicule mine.


Mags said...

Sierra Nevada Christmas Ale; for all of the above.

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale; for everyday.

Rolling Rock Light; for when I'm dieting, or when I want a fizzy water but we don't have any.

Pearl Light; for when I'm slumming or want to piss you off.

Old Rasputin; for when I want a sandwich in a bottle.

Connie said...

I checked in on you! I personally love a stout or porter....Sam Adams Cream Stout or Deshuttes Porter or Moose Droo. But, a fav of Brian and I was the Goat Scrotum Ale he made in '99. Almost made us alcholics and he has never been able to reproduce it. Its probably just as well.

Anonymous said...

Dave sez:

Favorite historical beer: Lone Star, before they changed the formula in 2000.

Favorite beer that won't annoy Lee (because you can't get it in Texas and that makes it at least somewhat uppity): Yuengling Black & Tan

Favorite beer: Really, it's the next one.

Bob Knoxious said...

Free Beer!

Lance said...

Stout: Guinness (I know you think it's overrated, but drink it in Dublin whenever you make the pilgramage and talk to me then). (Youngs's Oatmeal is a close second).
ESB: Fullers
Brown: Sam smith's nut brown ale.
Pilsner: Pilsner Urquell
Xmas: Anchor
Hefe: Hakar-Pschorr Dunkel
Octoberfest: Paulaner
Belgian: Chimay red
Summer: St Arnold's Lawnmower
Steam: Well, Anchor Steam
Cheap: Shlitz at Ginny's Little longhorn
Black: NXNW
Strong: Dogfish 90
Candian: Labatt's blue
Texas: Shiner from 1987 (I loved that beer in college)
Pale ale: Sierra Nevada

Favorite beer from a trip that just isn't the same here: McEwen's. Incredible in Scotland and pretty much crap in the states.

Favorite beer that is no longer available: Waterloo Pumkin ale, although I could only drink one, it was like pumkin pie in a glass.

Karla said...

Kozel Dark. Hands down.

Ok ok...also any dark Czech beer. not so dark they aren't refreshing, not so light that they are hoppy.

I am also fond of Rolling Rock, when I want a cheap, yummy easy on the tongue beer on hot summer evenings.

Oh and also Hoegaarden, but only on draft, not from bottle.