My beer drinking has gone in phases. I drank Bud as a kid because it was what my Dad drank. When I really had to buy it for myself I bought whatever was cheap. If you made it really cold it was usually ok. Then 30 years or so ago it was cool to say you drank Coors here on the east coast because it was impossible to find.
As I got older I got into a Heineken/Lowenbrau phase because it too was "cool".
I now drink Corona, with lime, because I like it. When cruising I love to drink local beers like Carib, Red Stripe, Piton (St Lucia) ,and Kabuli (Dominica).
I am a very SMALL beer drinker. I prefer a lager to a pilsner. A particular favorite, that you can't get (I don't think) outside of Maryland is "Natty Bo" -- National Bohemian. Sailboat beer. Mostly we drink (when we do) Sam Adams.
DH Jeff knew there was something he liked about you when we met in Orlando. Hubby's dream is to spend the month of Oct in Munich. As I am the german one in the family, works for me. Any good lager beer I like and same for DH. Definately prefer the German dark beers at this time of year but when its hot, only a Corona or Red Stripe will do.
I worked in Munich for 3 months in 1968, but had to leave in mid-Sept (just before the start of Oktoberfest). I've been back a few times since, but never during the Big Beer Bash. A good friend of ours did attend the 'Fest in '68, but broke his arm when he fell off a table during a chug-a-lug contest!
But then Oktoberfest can be described as just one big and continuous chug-a-lug contest! Are you sure you want Jeff to go?<S>
If I have to choose a second it's probably Rolling Rock. Last Easter I had some friends come down and I ask what they wanted to drink and the said Rolling Rock. When they left there was some left in the refrigerator. To my surprise I really liked it.
You guys are all teasng me..... There are other types of beer then Budweiser? My dad works for Budweiser and he always told me that there were no other types. I guess i've been missing out all these years.....
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Not a big beer drinker, but occasionally enjoy a Corona, or a Hienken, or a Kokanee, my hubby likes sonme of the "darker " beers, ugh, I can't stand that heavy "molasses" taste in them. Have to say Coors is just bad beer, too watery tasting!
By far, my favorite of the past few years, has been Dos Equis (the lager). I had always regarded it as an import from Mexico, and that it is...But it was developed by a German Brewmeister that moved there.
Light beer? Yech. (Although I do keep some Miller Lite on hand for my daughter)
Have to admit I do like some of the darker beers on occassion. Particularly like the Amberbock.
And Mrs. Thomas is into any "funky" beer made. So we've been to microbreweries from Steamboat Springs to Svenborg, Denmark and all points in between but I have yet to like a single one. Peeeyewwwwwwww!
I like many types of beers. A smooth, creamy Boddington's is my favorite, but I'll try anything. I like flavored beers, too, I tried a raspberry beer last weekend that was really good, I've had a ginger beer (alcoholic) that was delicious, and I'm dying to get my taste buds on a pumpkin ale, sounds wonderful; a friend of mine went to Boston this week and promised to bring me some but didn't.
As far as the more readily available beers, I like Corona with lime. If I'm out to party I'll drink Bud Light or Miller Light, ick I know but it gets the job done.
Interesting anecdote: I hate stouts. Guinness to me is disgusting. I went on a tour of the Guinness brewery in Dublin, Ireland, though, which includes a free pint of Guinness at the end. I had my free pint, and lo and behold, it was delicious! They explained to us that the beer at the brewery is the freshest it will ever be, and when it travels anywhere the taste changes. So I've never liked Guinness except when I had it at the brewery.
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