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What beers do planners drink?

NHPlanner

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What Beers do Planners drink?

Several posts in various threads have alluded to beer consumption by us planners.

Fueled purely by my own curiosity, 3 questions:

1. What is your "everyday" beer (ie, usually have some in the fridge, something you "could drink every day)?

2. What is your "special occasion" beer (ie. what you'd order at a restaurant, something too expensive to buy regularly, etc)?

3. All things being equal, If I could only have one kind of beer for the rest of my life it would be: ____________
For me, #1 would be Micheloeb Light, #2 would be Anchor Steam or Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier (I've only had it twice and it's amazing), and #3 would be Guinness.
 

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1. Miller Lite

2. Hacker Pschorr Weiss

3. Sam Adams
 

el Guapo

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1. Miller - just plain old Miller - not one of those fancy Miller spin offs - Just Miller
2. Any old German Heffe Weissen (wheat beer)
3. See Number 2.
 

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El Guapo said:
1. Miller - just plain old Miller - not one of those fancy Miller spin offs - Just Miller
I bet you don't call it "High Life" either? :)
 

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El Feo said:
1. Miller Lite (what's up with the trend?)
1. Tastes Great, Less Filling. With reasonable consumption and exercise, I'm back down to the size pants I wore in colege - WOO HOO! Who else can say that!?

2. It's locally made, so I'm supporting the Milwaukee economy!

3. It's affordable.
 

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giff57 said:
1.Guinness
2.Guinness
3.Guinness
I'm with you giff, but if I want to get along with my wife, #1 has to be something she'll drink!
 

poncho

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1 Mich Lite
2 Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
3 Fat Tire


Drool out the side of my mouth about now
 

nerudite

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1. Corona
2. Lucky Lab Dog Day IPA (Expensive, because I have to fly to Portland to get it)...
3. Full Sail Apricot Ale (yeah, I know... it's flavored so it's girly... but it's yummy :) )
 

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NHPlanner said:


I bet you don't call it "High Life" either? :)
Nope! I don't even refer to it as the "champaign of beers." Just MIller.

It irks me that when I order a Miller one of six different beers may show up.

PS Union made beer being swilled by a heartless Republican - that's your Compassionate Conservatism!
 

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For the record I gave up drinking in January...however speaking in the past tense....

1. Miller Lite
2. Miller Lite
3. Miller Lite

Guiness (draft or the canned stuff) on St. Patty's Day.
 

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1) Moosehead Green Label for me; Keith's for everyone else

2) Garrison Brewery or Kawartha Lakes Brewery Raspbery Wheat

3) Garrison Brewery or Kawartha Lakes Brewery Raspbery Wheat


But currently we are into hard ciders at our house. Stutz is the current favorite since Strongbow is often hard to get.
 

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Hmmm...I usually shift around a lot to try different beers, but I guess these would be my three:

1. Alexander Keith's IPA - looking forward to the tour when I'm in Halifax...

2. Amsterdam Blonde Lager (actually a Toronto beer...)

3. Boddington Best Bitter (or any good English Bitter).
 

Repo Man

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Looking back at my college years:

1. Milwaukee's Best
2. Pabst (for special occasions only)
3. Pabst
 

Tom R

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beer

Every day: Stroh's (Yeah they still make it.)

Special: Pilsner Urquel
 

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Mike DeVuono said:
For the record I gave up drinking in January...however speaking in the past tense....

1. Miller Lite
2. Miller Lite
3. Miller Lite

Guiness (draft or the canned stuff) on St. Patty's Day.
They should run that stuff back through the horse.
 

Habanero

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1. Corona
2. Celis.. but they got bought out by Miller and they closed the place.. so sad!
3. McEwans
 

poncho

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Celis Pale Bock was one of the best beers. TexasPlanner do you know the story, Why did miller do that? Oh the horror!
 

SW MI Planner

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1. Bud Lite
2. Corona
3. Either of the above

I am a cheap date ;)

Also drink Zima (w/ lime of course), Bacardi Silver, and hard cider quite often.

For what it's worth, there is a local bar (read: hole in the wall) in town that has THE best burgers and beer... 32oz of bud lite or miller lite in a frosty mug for $2.00, normal price. We tend to frequent the place!
 

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jmf said:

But currently we are into hard ciders at our house. Stutz is the current favorite since Strongbow is often hard to get.
I *love* hard cider (I'm not big on beer really)... I used to get this really yummy pear cider when I lived in WA state. I think it was called Spanish Peaks. I haven't seen it up here in Alberta, but maybe the next time I'm in the States I'll bring some back home with me.
 
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When I was in college, I would drag out the crock pot my gramma gave me for one christmas, fill it with a gallon of fresh apple cider and most of a bottle of vodka - voila, autumn punch. yum. aka apple pie shots
 

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poncho said:
Celis Pale Bock was one of the best beers. TexasPlanner do you know the story, Why did miller do that? Oh the horror!
Yes, the couple that owned it (you should remember those awful radio commercials!!) unfortunately got a divorce and because they were being stubborn they sold the project to Miller and split the mula.. and then Miller closed it. Damn them! I try not to drink any Miller products because of it, but when you get in a pickle.. mmmm...beer!
 

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beer, it's what's for breakfast

1) corona
2) big rock buzzard breath
3) guinness*


*lately this has been called an Irish Car Bomb. You add a shot split with Jameson's Whiskey and Bailey's. Drop it in Boilermaker style, down the lot.

One starts the evening off rrrrrrreally nice. Four......well, that's a free ticket to driving the porcelan bus.
 

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1. New Glarus Uff-da Bock or Guinness.
2. Guinness, unless I am in a micro-brewery.
3. New Glarus Uff-da Bock, Alaskan Amber, or Moose Drool.
 

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Re: beer, it's what's for breakfast

smarty said:
*lately this has been called an Irish Car Bomb. You add a shot split with Jameson's Whiskey and Bailey's. Drop it in Boilermaker style, down the lot.

One starts the evening off rrrrrrreally nice. Four......well, that's a free ticket to driving the porcelan bus.
...mmmm car bombs...i love those! i usually start the night with a few baby guiness shots then start getting bombed later in the night. but, yeah...beep beep...all aboard the next morning!
 

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Damn it all, I was in meetings all day, I am embarrassed to have arrived to the thread so late....

A couple of thoughts...

El Guapo my commrade I will drink Miller with you but it has to be really really really really cold...

Just because its an everyday beer, I am dissapointed to see so many "lights" in the fridge of all my planner friends...

Kel-I am sorry to have not gone to Clemson when you were there; I would surely have bought you a BAss at Nicks--but not on thursdays


Ok

1. Becks
2. NewCastle--El Feo my old friend
3. Guiness. No question

Of Course, I am having a Scotch right now....
 

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1. Miller regular or Coors Extra Gold (under $15 for 30 pack)
2. Sam Adams or Fat Tire
3. Old Style or Dixie (need a bit of humor--even when discussing beer)
 

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1) I am with JMF, I would rather drink moose green the Keith's. Tranplanner remember that AK IPA is now bottled and manufactured by Labbatts. No longer the small brew it used to profess to be.

2) Creemore Springs Premium Lager is my favourite North American Beer of all time. For something special there is this great bar in teh Market in Ottawa that has about 200 beers. When there I order Belgian Krieks and am also partial to wheat beers.

3) For Lager it would be the Creemore, for ale it would be plain old 50 (if I could get it here)

I am also partial to Guiness and Boddingtons. There seems to be a trend here.
 

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My favorite beers

Well, I am partial to a few beers from Wisconsin.

1. Capital Brewery ( anything from there except the 1900) Try the autumnal fire, a great red that will know your socks off.

2. New Glarus Spotted Cow - The people from Wisconsin know what I am talking about

3. Anything cold other than Bud, or Bud Light. Where I live now, booze is so expensive when i go out that I'll drink whatever is cheap. Beers are $5-$8 for a pint out here in NY/NJ.
 

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Yeah, I only found out the other day that Keith's is actually owned by Labatt. Talk about a downer. Almost as bad as the time back in school when I bought into the "Red Dog" craze, before finding out it was really just Molson. Wonder where that beer is now?

How could I forget Creemore? GD - I love that beer! And the owner of the brewery, who lives just north of Toronto (on the Oak Ridges Morraine) just deeded an easement to the local conservation authority meaning that his property will remain undeveloped.

I got happily wasted at my stag on Creemore (well, the Cuba Libres and B-52s helped...). How soon we forget these things...
 

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If anyone is ever in the PA area, I can guarantee you will all love Yuengling Lager. It is the beer of choice for most of the state, and is the oldest brewery in the US.

There are plans to expand production at some point to offer in areas other than PA but I'm not sure when that is going to be.
 

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mike

don't forget iron city beer!

george


Ah, the finest Pittsburgh has to offer. Can you still find a Jax in New Orleans?
 

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Vacation idea...

Since you are all so into beer... you may want to come to Portland (Oregon, that is) next July for the annual Oregon Brewers Festival. It's a three-day event with 72 independent microbrewers. Largest in the country, and very fun!

http://www.oregonbrewfest.com/
 

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reeb

mike gurnee said:
mike

don't forget iron city beer!

george


Ah, the finest Pittsburgh has to offer. Can you still find a Jax in New Orleans?
Don't forget Rolling Rock.

There was a PA beer called DuBois Budweiser. They had a big lawsuit with Anhauser Busch about the name. ( guess budweiser is an uncapitolized type of beer in Europe.) Does anyone know if they're still in operation.

One PA beer to avoid at all costs is Stoney's. i've seen four dedicated and quite in the bag beer drinkers leave a bar when a keg of Stoney's was rolled in. It smells like sulphur.

What happenedf to Olympia?
 

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1.Mickeys Malt Liqour (Grenades)
2.Mickeys Malt Liqour (40 ouncers)
3.Mickeys Malt liqour (64 ouncers)
 

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Re: reeb

Tom R said:

One PA beer to avoid at all costs is Stoney's.
Another one to avoid is Keystone... I'm assuming that's a PA beer based on the name. Whatever it is, it's gross.
 

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Reinheitsgebot ask El Guapo

Tom R
CZ Budweiser is indeed in operation in the Czech Republic and I understand that in the 1950's they signed a non-compete agreement with each other dividing the world much like the Pope and the King of Spain. The Czech brewery has its market area in Europe and Bud is not allowed to be imported over a certain volume. And CZ bud can't come into the US in any volume - Sorry.

There is nothing more inspiring than a CZ Bud Pills. Great brew!
 

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Re: reeb

Tom R said:


What happenedf to Olympia?
I think Olympia, which was bought out by Pabst, sold the Tumwater brewery where Olympia was brewed to Miller. Miller was producing Rainier there for Pabst under a contract for awhile, but I don't know if this is still true.
 

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Re: Re: reeb

Tranplanner said:


Another one to avoid is Keystone... I'm assuming that's a PA beer based on the name. Whatever it is, it's gross.
True, true.
 

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Re: Reinheitsgebot ask El Guapo

El Guapo said:
Tom R
CZ Budweiser is indeed in operation in the Czech Republic and I understand that in the 1950's they signed a non-compete agreement with each other dividing the world much like the Pope and the King of Spain. The Czech brewery has its market area in Europe and Bud is not allowed to be imported over a certain volume. And CZ bud can't come into the US in any volume - Sorry.

There is nothing more inspiring than a CZ Bud Pills. Great brew!
Thanks. Has anyone heard of DuBois Budweiser from DuBois Pa.?
 

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Glomer said:
1.Mickeys Malt Liqour (Grenades)
In the fraternity house in college we used to buy cases and cases of those just so we could wing them down the basement steps when they were empty.

Don't ask....it was fun at the time.
 

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mike gurnee said:

3. Old Style or Dixie (need a bit of humor--even when discussing beer)
Dixie is the beer of kings!

I so love that stuff... It was even better when they took the water straight from the Mississippi.

"The only beer you know has been beer before!"
 

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