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    What was the beer that got you drinking beer?

    For me, it was Warsteiner Dunkel. I don't drink it much anymore, and when I do, it's okay, but that one really opened my eyes to the world of beer.

    Before that it was Labatts, Molson, Killians, or Heineken, and none of those ever really got me excited about beer...
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    First it was Icehouse. Then Pete's Wicked Ale. Then Pete's Wicked Summer Brew. Then Pete's Strawberry Blonde.

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    Whatever you could get your hands on when you were 18 and in college?
    I like 'em low, long, slack and playful

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    Probably the Olympia my dad let me try when I was 10.

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    After all of the usual domestics a friend turned me on to Henry Weinhard's in the early 80's. Nothing exotic just a step up and a realization there's more to beer.
    It's been a great ride.

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    I started off Drinking Rolling Rock because my Alcoholic EX-Brother in law drank it and when he would come over that is what he would bring, I was only 19 at the time (yes I got married at 19, still am married at age 37.....).

    When I turned 21 I started purchasing Rolling Rock and then was turned on to Newcastle and I drank that until I discovered Craft Beer around 2003/2004. It was then that I had Alesmith ESB and I left Macro Beer in the dust.

    So for me Alesmith is what turned be on to Good Beer. But it was not the first beer I drank.
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    It was Guinness, a long time ago. I thought to myself, "there is beer that doesn't taste like shit".

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    "Got Me Drinking" .. For me that is slightly less romantic of a story.. I was a mere 16 when my coworkers started telling me to join them after work for drinks. Somehow I held out until I turned 18 - they took me to a few strip clubs on my 18th birthday ( the only birthday day I have ever worked in my life - they said they would not take me out if I called in sick ). Many of the strip clubs had a 2 drink minimum and since I was with 10 guys who looked plenty old enough to drink - I got to drink too ( probably doesn't work that way these days )...

    Anyway, back in those days "Avalanche" was about the most popular thing around in colorado restaurants, pubs, bars, etc. The guys from work would order 3 pitchers of that - so that is what I was "allowed to sneak" a drink of while we were all out for dinner. After a few months of "sneaking" drinks - all the staff just assumed I was legal. Then "Fat Tire" quickly became the most popular drink, and since all my coworkers did the ordering, that is what I started drinking.

    I drank that nasty intestine bomb until I got a new job and then I was introduced to IPA's by my new boss and it's been IPA ever since.

    Somehow I just killed a 15 gallon keg of Fort George Vortex IPA yesterday and I bought the darn thing less than 30 days ago.

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    Back then Heineken and lowenbrau were the imports. I kinda wonder what lowenbrau is now, we don't see it anymore. The Henry weinhards started showing up.

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    Lowenbrau is one of Munich's big 6, now part of Spaten, now all part of conglomerate that owns Anheuser-Busch as well now.

    It's fairly available where I am in a few different styles, but it's not my favorite Munich brewery.

    These days I usually prefer something from Paulaner or Augustinerbrau from those big Munich breweries.
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    What was the beer that got you drinking beer?-uploadfromtaptalk1438723325102.jpg

    Was never a big beer drinker in my youth. This was beer of choice when I started out.

    Actually first alcoholic beverage I had was a Miami Wine Cooler

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    The first beer I ever drank? probably either Coors Light or Rolling Rock. I was like 14 and stole it out the fridge and drank it in the woods.
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    An English bitter called Brakspeares Bitter, back when I visited the UK as a naive 21 year old in 2002. It was the local brew at the pub near the house we were staying (in Wokingham) with Dads friends. My first thought was "yuck", second thought "damn my yard glass would have been easier if it was full of this stuff, it's not so bad and goes down real easy"....

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    First it was Bass. Then it transitioned to Newcastle. Then Brooklyn came back, and it was the Brown ale and Lager for a bit. But it was Dogfish Head 60 minute which was the inital catalyst towards beer nerd-dom.

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    The beer that got me drinking was Piels. My dad drank the shite out of it. Complete crap, but it got me started. The beer that turned me on to real beer was SNPA. Not what it used to be, but still damn good.

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    I could drink beer with my dad, underage, if I drank Lone Star. I hated it...but loved it. He passed about 8 years ago. I have a Lone Star every now and again to remember.

    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale was the first "craft" I had. Changed my life...at least in the beer world...onward and upward from there.
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    My first beer was a labatt blue . Was very popular in late 80's here in Montréal

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    After the high school crap, Coors Light, or Milwaukee's Best I went into the AF and was stationed in Europe. During that time I drank Heineken in Holland, and real German beer in Germany. The beer in Italy where I lived was actually worse than US domestic BTW. When I got back and started college, I started seeking out decent beer which included Pete's Wicked, Killan's Irish Red, and Anchor Steam.

    Ah, the start of the most wonderful renascence in craft brewing. To think that in my post USAF life the U.S. Went from piss water crap beer to brewing the greatest beers ever.

    Beer lovers are truly lucky to live in these times!
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    What ever was in pops fridge!

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    Miller High Life, then Shiner Bock

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    Blue Moon than Sam Adams and Sierra Nevada got me into craft beer.

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    Probably PBR

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    Draught Bass

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    Old Style, Special Export, Elephant, Mickeys... all back in freshman year high school. This was a few years before craft brew was a seed.

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    Lagunitas got me to appreciate IPA. That's when I really started to pursue beer.

    Sierra Nevada almost made me quit beer.
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    Jet City & Sierra Celebration Ale.

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    My dad's Budweiser.
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    My dads budweiser for sure at a starting point..

    Sierra Nevada pale ale in the early 90's.

    The one that really got me though and made me start really getting into craft beer, especially the more pricey one's was DogFishHead 90 minute IPA.. someone left 2 outside our condo in Crested Butte (they were leaving and didn't want to take it I guess). It was sooooo gooooddd.. I was shocked when I went to get some and saw the price, nows it pretty normal to see a 4 pack for $10..
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    It was a michelob wheat beer, I have no idea what kind, but I liked it. I had killian's red for a while after that. Tried Gulden Draak and was really impressed and it inspired me to seek out new flavors.

    Fell in love with stouts and dark beer after that, then in the last couple years actually started enjoying more bitter things I didn't like before, namely IPA's.

    Now I fear no beer!
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    First beer-- Dos Equis in Tijuana when I was 12. Seriously!
    Started really drinking beer -- MGD from a gas station in high school circa 1992.
    Started drinking REAL beer -- Fat Tire in college
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    i grew up in El Paso.

    learned to drink in Juarez MEX. i still remember it fondly. big galvanized buckets full of ice and corona beer. really inexpensive. it was relatively safe back then. now? hmm. maybe not.
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    First beer, Molson Canadian. When I started to appreciate it; GIB (Granville Island Brewery) Honey Lager. Then started trying out a variety of what I refer to as "Macro" micro brews like Sam Adams, Alley Kat, Unibroue, etc. Pale Ales, Honey Lagers, Witbier, Stouts, etc.

    Home brewing wise I got into IPA's like a damn hipster for a while, but lately I've been into Belgian style Ales. I want to try making a Flanders Red eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tier1 View Post
    First beer, Molson Canadian. When I started to appreciate it; GIB (Granville Island Brewery) Honey Lager. Then started trying out a variety of what I refer to as "Macro" micro brews like Sam Adams, Alley Kat, Unibroue, etc. Pale Ales, Honey Lagers, Witbier, Stouts, etc.

    Home brewing wise I got into IPA's like a damn hipster for a while, but lately I've been into Belgian style Ales. I want to try making a Flanders Red eventually.
    You sound like me, seems the taste palette changes over time. I am into anything belgian at the moment. As a home brewer, I almost brew all belgian as its so much more affordable.

    I have a belgian blonde and a belgian Quad on tap.. a golden, trippel and a sour fermenting..
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    My old man used to give me occasional sips of beer as a kid. The first time I had a taste and thought "I get why grown-ups drink this stuff" was Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot.
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    PBR -- 32oz of course

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    Guinness at 18, at a pub with my dad in Dublin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryguy79 View Post
    Guinness at 18, at a pub with my dad in Dublin.
    Lucky guy! The only thing that was available when I was 18 was domestic goat urine. AKA: Bud, Coors, Miller and their light versions. I had uncles that drank more of that shit than water. It's funny how they are all dead now. I didn't really start liking beer till I had a Guinness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Lucky guy! The only thing that was available when I was 18 was domestic goat urine. AKA: Bud, Coors, Miller and their light versions. I had uncles that drank more of that shit than water. It's funny how they are all dead now. I didn't really start liking beer till I had a Guinness.
    Yep, it was a fun time. We sampled many beers that trip, but that was the first. I have family in Dublin and have been a few times. Great city.

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    First beer was Heineken Dark. I was 14 and washing dishes in a restaurant, so on the busy nights, where I was stuck there late, the chef would get me one, because it would look like a coke in the glass, so the owner wouldn't give me grief. That was a regular drink for me for a few years.

    The beer that got me into craft beer was Dock Street Ale back in 1989. Our regular liquor store owner stopped by a party with a mixed case of "Sunday Beer," which my roommates and I hid about the house in hopes of some surviving until Sunday, when the liquor stores were closed in those days. The Dock Street didn't make it to Sunday. (That was my fault.) It was good business development by our local merchant. Our cash outlay for beer definitely went up after his visit.

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    "Now it's Miller time".

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    New Castle, Sierra Nevada Pale ale, Dogfish Head 90...then I started brewing beer and became obsessed with Belgians. Paid $120 for a six pack of westvleteren and really liked it. Rochefort makes my favorite. I rarely drink beer anymore bc carbs are the devil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tier1 View Post
    First beer, Molson Canadian. When I started to appreciate it; GIB (Granville Island Brewery) Honey Lager. Then started trying out a variety of what I refer to as "Macro" micro brews like Sam Adams, Alley Kat, Unibroue, etc. Pale Ales, Honey Lagers, Witbier, Stouts, etc.
    Same here. Though after not liking beer at all at first, it was a cold Kokanee at a party that turned me onto beer. Molson was on tap everywhere and being forestry students Pilsner was big, as was Lucky Lager on the Island. Rickards seemed to be all over and was pretty "meh". We mostly got into Okanagan and Sleemans. We thought they were awesome at the time but looking back they were like macro micros will all their beers being basic styles. Not many other breweries up there either back then. So I'd really say I didn't get into craft beer til I moved to San Diego. Can't recall what would have got me started down here, it has been too much of a blur!

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    Mickeys

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    C, mon, i was 16 and cutting my drinking teeth. I'm 47 now, and my pallet is more refined!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntensevCare View Post
    C, mon, i was 16 and cutting my drinking teeth. I'm 47 now, and my pallet is more refined!
    Ok, I feel much better about the whole thing now!

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    Yeah, coors!

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    Qoors for me to! 5.25 a case in the day would hang out in front of liqour stores and ask people to buy for us! somebody always would!

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