Who are you, where you from and what's your Top 5?
Do I get...
one of those glasses for answering 1st?
here is my top 5
5. Stone Smoked Porter
4. Stone IPA
3. Lagunitas Kill Ugly Radio
2. Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
and numero 1....Auburn Alehouse Old Prospector Barley Wine (I guess thats not really a beer but so frickin good?)
All California Baby!
I'm from California, currently living in Nevada.
I find it interesting that this topic got moved from General to the Recycle Bin and now has it's own forum...
I like it though...
1. New Belgium, Fat Tire Amber Ale.
2.Sud Werks Davis Ca. All of their beers.
3.Buffalo Bills, Pumkin Ale.
4.Sierra Nevada, Pale Ale.
Communist Party Member Since 1917.
Far from California.
I like variety but this has been a sort of regular for a while now:
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2) I might grab a Guinness once in a while
etc.) , or something from smaller breweries around here, like Mallaskosken Kuohu or Laitilan Kukko.
Last edited by perttime; 02-15-2008 at 09:57 AM.
Other side of the island, Upstate NY.
1. Avery Majarajah Imperial IPA
2. Anchor Liberty Ale
3. Middle Ages Brewing Wailing Wench IPA (love the lable) http://middleagesbrewing.com/content/view/60/
5. Anything else from Belgium, too tough to pick just one!
Favorites change quite often but these are the ones I always seem to gravitate to in no particular order:
Rogue Dead Guy Ale
Bells Two Hearted Ale
Ok, I'll play...
I'm a 24 y/o male origionally from Arkansas now transplanted in California, and I like beer.
Rouge Hazlenut Brown
St. Peter's Cream Stout
Pyramid Imperial Heffewizen
#1 Fruity Beer
O' Fallon Wheach
#1 Seasonal Beer (Ale?)
O' Fallon Pumpkin Ale
I guess thats' 5, I can't rank them against one another though....
- If you are ever in St. Louis and you don't want Schlaffly or Budwiser take a drive west and go to O'Fallon for some really good beer.
- If you ever see a bottle of St. Peter's that looks pretty good and fresh, give it a try you'll probably like it.
- If you ever see a bottle of Pyramid Imperial hefewizen Buy it! You can either drink it or give me a call and I'll cover shipping and pay you double what you paid... Its that good.
...You might not be able to tomorrow
I'm from West Colorado and I like beer.
Dogfish IPA (60' or 90')
Sierra Nevada IPA
Red Truck IPA (Palisade)
Homebrewed Porter or IPA
Yeah...I like IPA's
"The Ice Age is comin', the Sun's zoomin' in..."
22 years old from Las Vegas, Nevada. Not home to any good microbrews. My top 5:
Left Hand Brewing Company Sawtooth Ale.
New Belgium Fat Tire (so cliche)
Flying Dog Pale Ale
New Belgium Mothership Wit
You can probably also tell I went to college in Colorado, so 4 of my top 5 are all from Colorado.
Last edited by twouareks; 03-03-2008 at 06:56 AM.
I'm 29 from Nebraska.
5) Dark Side Vanilla Porter (Empyrean Brewing Company)
4) Third Stone Brown (Empyrean Brewing Company)
3) Dale's Pale Ale (Oskar Blues) http://www.oskarblues.com/brew/
2) LunaSea ESB (Empyrean Brewing Company) http://www.telesis-inc.com/empyrean/beers.html
1) 312 Urban Wheat (Goose Island) http://www.gooseisland.com/beers/beers.asp
36 from Ellensburg, WA. We have a decent local brewer, but there is much better out there.
1. Stone Double Bastard
2. Rogue Dead Guy Ale
3. Big Sky Moose Drool
4. Pike Kilt Lifter
"Life is a F@#^ing story problem, get used to it - my son.
Ryan San Francisco, CA
1. Speakeasy Double Daddy
2. Laguintas Hairy Eye Ball
4. Lagunitas Maximus
5. Red Stripe
Kate, Denver, 22
1. Troegs Pale Ale (American Pale Ale)
2. New Belgium La Folie (Flemish Red Ale)
3. Verhaeghe Duchesse de Bourgogne (Flemish Red Ale)
4. Victory Storm King Stout (Russian Imperial Stout)
5. Middle Ages Brewing Swallow Wit (Witbier)
"Green green grass under my feet, but all I can think about is the dirt underneath" - DBT
Houston but likely moving to Denver in 6 weeks.
Top 5...tough call, but in no particular order:
Cottonwood Pumpkin Ale (tastes like pumpkin pie)
Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
Odell Cuthroat Porter
Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout
Left Hand Milk Stout
However, I find myself drinking Fat Tire and Shiner Bock the most...mostly due to availability/price.
Originally from New Orleans, LA., now living in Morgantown, WV. 37 y.o. male.
Wow, narrowing down to my top 5 was harder than I thought.
*Honorable mention to Church Brewery in Pittsburgh. Several great beers.
5. St. Arnolds Brown (Houston, TX)
4. New Belgium 1554 (Ft Collins, CO)
3. Abita Turbo Dog (Abita Springs, LA)
2. Kwak (Belgium)
1. Maredsous 8 Dubbel (Belgium)
Chris, San Jose/Mountain View
1. Seabright Blur IPA
2. Speakeasy Double Daddy IPA
3. Red Stripe
4. Zywiec, PL
5. Tied House CPA (California Pale Ale)
From: Tampa, FL
TOP 5 Favorite Brews:
1. Tilburgs Dutch Brown Ale
2. Pumpkinhead Ale (Shipyard's seasonal brew)
3. Old Speckled Hen
4. Youngs Double Chocolate Stout
5. Newcastle (the old stand by when nothing else above is available)
I'm from Denver and the beer I drink the most is the microbrew that's on sale at the local liquor store. That "brand" is a tad inconsistant. My top 5:
1) Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout (long time favorite)
2) O'Dell's IPA (shooting up the charts like a rocket)
3) New Belgium Trippel Ale (another HIGH Alcohol content beer)
4) Paulaner Hefe (reminds me of good times in Munich beer gardens)
5) Guiness Stout- my Irish blood occasionally rises up and demands Guiness.
It's not in my top five but I'll give props to Dale's Pale Ale by Oskar Blues which has done away with the "is it better to go camping with good beers in bottles or bad beers in cans" quandry. Plus, they advertise a mountain bike brand right on the side of the can!
You know, for kids
Baton Rouge, LA here
I've had better than my current top 5 but my top 5 is what's currently available to me locally
no particular order either, when I see any of them I buy them
Abita Jockamo IPA (not super hoppy and bitter like many other IPAs)
Pabst Blue Ribbon (only "cheap" bear I drink besides the occasional High Life)
Red Hook Copper Hook
disclaimer: I sell and repair bicycles
Curently from Seattle, WA
1 - Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale (England)
2 - Boddington's Pub Ale aka, the Cream of Manchester (England)
3 - Blue Point Oatmeal Stout (Long Island)
4 - Any Oktoberfest!
5 - Newcastle...
Newcastle Brown Ale
Magic Hat Circus Boy
Trout River Rainbow Red
Rogue Mocha Porter (NEVER EVER had a bad Rogue Beer)
Shed Mountain Ale
If necessity is the mother of invention, laziness is the deadbeat dad that knocked her up.
Originally Posted by francois
Bison Brewing Organic IPA
zip it up, zip it out
27 from St Louis MO, Love my beer, and love my bike
5. ABT 12
4. Schlafly (STL's other brewery) Pale ale
3. Schlafly APA
2. Acme IPA
1. Boddington's pub ale
Originally Posted by baycat
new and improved
That's tough. It depends on when you ask me. As of Friday, 2/15 at 12:45p:
5. Hammerhead IPA (McMenamin's, OR)
4. Bison Chocolate Stout (Berkeley, CA)
3. Terminator Stout (McMenamin's, OR)
2. Stone Ruination IPA (San Diego, CA)
1. Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball (Marin, CA)
-anything made by Lagunitas is usually pretty damn good
-Mt. Tam Pale Ale (MBC)
-Deschutes Black Butte Porter
-Deschutes Obsidian Stout
-whatever's on nitro tap at any of the McMenamin's brewpubs
Hot Forum Francis.
Know the feeling... my favorites change frequently.
Originally Posted by El Santo
NorCal and sometimes a brewer of my own concoctions which range from rancid to really good.
5. Lagunitas IPA
4. Rogue Old Dead Guy
3. Mt. St. Helena Palisades Pale
2. Seabright Resolution Red
1. Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
Last edited by twindaddy; 02-15-2008 at 02:29 PM.
Brilliant! Washington, D.C. here and current favorites:
1. Ayinger Ur-Weiss
2. Franziskaner Dunkel Hefeweizen
3. Rogue Dead Guy
4. Old Dominion Hop Topper Ale
5. Hmmm, the snobs might not approve but Sam Adams Winter Lager if on tap
I am from California. To choose just 5 beers is tough, but I will give it a go.
#1 - Great Basin Brewery, Sparks NV - Ichthyosaur IPA - AKA "Icky"
website = http://www.greatbasinbrewingco.com/ontap.html
#2 - Lagunitas Brewery, Petaluma, CA - Brown Shugga -
website = http://www.lagunitas.com/beers/index.html
#3 - Anchor Steam, San Fransisco, CA - Old Foghorn Ale
website = http://www.anchorbrewing.com/beers/oldfoghorn.htm
#4 - Sierra Nevada, Chico, CA - Pale Ale
website = http://www.sierranevada.com/beers/paleale.html
#5 - Dogfish Head, Milton, DE - 120 Minute IPA
website = http://www.dogfish.com/brewings/Occa...A/15/index.htm
From: Southern Ontario
My top five rotates also,
For the time being:
1) Guiness (will always be on my list)
2) Creemore Springs
3) Mill Street Coffee Porter
4) Amersterdam Natural Blonde
5) Steam Whistle
There are tons of micro's around, too many to mention. Never too many to sample though.
I'm goin' home for a beer.
Singletrack Copper Ale - Boulder Beer. Tried it for the mountainbike theme - love the beer.
Tire Bite Golden Ale - Flying Dog Brewery. Again - has a mountainbike theme - great beer.
Quilmes - Quilmes (Argentina) - great with Cuban food.
Guinness Draught - on tap at the pub or in cans at home - also great in a black and tan with Bass Ale.
Kentucky Ale - made in Lexington KY.
Last edited by BWG; 02-16-2008 at 03:30 PM.
Norcal. Hard to pick only 5 here too. How about breweries?
1. Speakeasy. Double Daddy, Big Daddy IPA
2. Stone. Ruination, Old Guardian, Double Bastard
3. Lagunitas. Any from the Zappa series, Undercover Investigation Shutdown Ale
4. El Toro, Morgan Hill. Any of the Yo! Ales, Duece Imperial IPA, regular IPA, any of their barleywines
5. Bear Republic. Racer 5, want to try Grandma's Homegrown Ale
Sir Hurt Locker
I live in Ontario, Canada and I was legally allowed to drink when I turned 19!!
1 - Moosehead
2 - Rickards Pale Ale
3 - Alexander Keiths
4 - Molson Canadian
5 - Fosters
Live Free and RIDE Hard!!!!
Darn beer snobs. I like Heiniken, Bud lite and Pabst.
We should have the Beer of the Week. Everybody try it and comment on it.
Originally Posted by francois
So long as its not any of those!
Good idea though.
Im from Fort Worth, Texas.
2. Shiner 98
3. Dead Guys Ale
4. St. Arnold Lawnmower (Don't know how that one worked its way in there either, haha)
5. Sierra Nevada Big Foot.
1-Black Butte Porter
2-Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
3-Sierra Nevada Porter
Grew up in Chico, CA
Now live in Austin, Texas
1. Eye of the Hawk
2. Sierra Nevada
3. Full Sail IPA
4. Victory Hop Devil
5. Black Butte
Wow, page two and I've only heard of about 5 of the beers mentioned.
In no particular order.....
Schneider und Sohn Eidel Weisse Organic
Schneider und Sohn Aventinus
Temple Brewing Co. Saison
Unibroue Don De Dieu
Mountain Goat Organic IPA
Damn. Can we make it top 10?
No longer member of the bike industry nor society, so don't hassle me.
The esco zoo... San Diego
One thing I Love as much as riding is drinking DAMN GOOD BEER!!!
5. Karl Strauss Stargazer IPA
4.Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
3.Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard
2.Karl Strauss Windansea Wheat Hefeweizen
..... and the best 1 of them all: Which ever ones are left in my fridge!!!!
note: beers and number affiliation subject to change.
diet sams choice, diet dr pepper, original dr pepper with imperial cane sugar and a lime, gatorade enduro diluted, iced tea.
beer numbs the body,
Originally Posted by ArmySlowRdr
Pete, your not allowed to play word association game anymore...
Originally Posted by ArmySlowRdr
Communist Party Member Since 1917.
Originally Posted by ArmySlowRdr
Extreme stationary biker.
lol---yeah THAT IS pretty mind numbing.
Originally Posted by Ericmopar
Olivier, North of France
François, there are too many kinds of beer to go down on five !
It is a specialist's beverage, it is a specialized beverage !
May I propose categories :
- 5 favorite beers while watching sporting event
- 5 favorite beers on a dry & warm summer evening, after a long afternoon hiking.
- 5 favorite beers while replying to MTBR thread.
best beer after ride : any cool one . I fancy Heineken in those moments, too.
best beer for a rugby game in Twickenham : Guinness
best "chatting with my friends" beers :
Triple Karmeliet (Bel)
Trois Monts (Fra)
Kasteel Bruen (Bel)
Rochefort 10 (Bel)
Chimay Bleue (Bel)
Mac Chouffe (Bel).
I lack knowledge in German & Eastern countries productions, and overseas' also.
I am from the inland northwest in no particular order:
New Belgium 1554
Deschutes Bachelor ESB
Deschutes Hop Trip (limited production)
McEwan's Scotch Ale
Xingu Black Beer (imported from Brazil)
2015 Giant Anthem SX
2010 Felt - New Belgium Fat Tire Cruiser!!!
2007 Kona Cinder Cone
1996 Trek 930 commuter
Lagunitas Kronik copper (the one with the censored label)
Stone Arrogant Bastard
Rogue St. Rogue red
Best dark beer served at room temperature:
rogue chocolate stout THE BEST BEER MADE TODAY!
alaskan smoked porter
stone smoked porter
rogue mocha porter
I like porters... but they must be severd warm! Don't knock it till you try it.
Originally from Utah, transplanted at an early age to the St Louis area. Transplanted in late 2005 to Arizona (don’t plan on moving again) At the present moment my top five would be,
New Belgium – 1554
Michelob – Amber Bock
New Belgium – Fat Tire
Way back when, when I was just a young pup, fresh from school and a young soldier in the US Army, my choices would have been…
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Red, White and Blue
Heck! Anything cheap back in the day would have been acceptable. Even better if it was free.
Everyday of my life, I'm forced to add another name to the list of people that piss me off!
I made a trip to Ireland a few years back and discovered right away that the beer there is not the same as the export versions we get here in the US. If nothing else, Guinness apparently doesn't really travel all that well. It's much creamier and tastier over there. I'd never heard of Smithwick's (pronounced "Smiddick's" by the Irish) before that trip, but visited their brewery and was very pleased. Smithwick's has recently become available in the US and is quite good, though again it seemed better over there. So, for diplomacy's sake, and since there are so many more than five favorites I'd want to list stateside, when in Ireland my top five Irish brews are:
1) Guinness Stout
2) Smithwick's Red Ale
3) Beamish Stout
4) Murphy's Stout
5) Carlsburg Lager (as brewed in Ireland by Beamish & Crawford)
The Voice of Reason
beer choices are pretty limited here but i'll list what i can get:
left hand milk stout
most anything from sam adams
abita turbo dog (cool name also)
mcguires stout (locally brewed but a horrible venue)
theres a new beer bar that opened this weekend so i'll have more to choose from.
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