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    "Go To" Beers

    Just finished snow removal and enjoying a Smithwick's Irish Ale as a reward. (Sadly, no Guinness in the stores to concoct a black & tan.) As I sit here, I started thinking about beers which are always pleasing, if not entirely perfect.

    The other beer thread is full of amazing, and often esoteric, brews. But let's put on our thinking caps in an attempt to list beers which, push comes to shove, would always be present in your home, especially if they're for you and not someone you're trying to impress.

    If possible, please limit it to one or two choices. Just beers which are a constant delight to your palate.

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    Dogfish 60 minute.

    Come Fall, it's Southern Tier Harvest.

    In the winter I also drink a lot of Sierra Nevada's seasonals...Celebration and Ruthless. Ruthless is their current, and I drink it almost exclusively until it's gone.

    Spring and Summer are a bunch of beers, but dominated by the 60 Minute.
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    Whatever's in the fridge.

    For a go to: Heineken. Always available and never disappointing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeJet View Post
    Dogfish 60 minute.

    Come Fall, it's Southern Tier Harvest.

    In the winter I also drink a lot of Sierra Nevada's seasonals...Celebration and Ruthless. Ruthless is their current, and I drink it almost exclusively until it's gone.

    Spring and Summer are a bunch of beers, but dominated my the 60 Minute.
    That's more than one or two.

    This Winter, I drank a ton of the Sierra Celebration. Took me a few imbibings (sic) to get "the hang" of that bitter wallop.

    You're right. That 60 Minute is always great.

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    Stella is my go to when I need to class it up from Bud Ice.

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    Miller lite :-(

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    For everyday beer, I keep Heineken in the fridge. Land Shark Lager is also a pretty good every day drinker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frostlich View Post
    Whatever's in the fridge.

    For a go to: Heineken. Always available and never disappointing.
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    Dang. I've been outed!

    In my defense, PBR nor Genny Cream Ale not readily available.

    Truth be told, don't drink nearly as much beer anymore. Let alone alcohol. Season starts again this fall though.

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    as I sat down to watch the Isles blow a lead to the Rangers last night, I found a hidden stash of Spaten Octoberfest in the back of my fridge. I can't say that its my everyday beer, but I wish it was.

    Delicious.

    I would drink certain Octoberfests all year long if it was available.

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    Iron City

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    I always keep a stock of:

    IPA: One of Dogfishead 60 Minute, Smuttynose or Lagunitas
    Pale Ale: Sierra Nevada or Captain Lawrence Freshschester
    Stout: Guinness
    Lager: Blue Point Toasted + Corona
    Porter: whatever looks interesting in the store
    Light beer: Miller Lite

    These are my minimum requirements to satisfy any beer mood I'm in at any given time and covers almost every base any guest at my home may request. Of course I then also rotate an assortment of additional "specials".

    It's important to me that between the above, a fully stocked bar and mixers, that I can cover 99% of requests for anyone who visits. IMO, a good host can provide whatever your heart desires.
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    Amstel
    Bud Heavy
    Sam Adams Lite

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    Heineken
    Dab & Spaten are also solid

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    Quote Originally Posted by crasherino View Post
    as I sat down to watch the Isles blow a lead to the Rangers last night, I found a hidden stash of Spaten Octoberfest in the back of my fridge. I can't say that its my everyday beer, but I wish it was.

    Delicious.

    I would drink certain Octoberfests all year long if it was available.
    Well if you weren't throwing your money away on needless Acura maintenance bills, you could afford to stockpile it.















    (x-pollination FTW)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishooked View Post
    Well if you weren't throwing your money away on needless Acura maintenance bills, you could afford to stockpile it.















    (x-pollination FTW)

    Posted from my couch because I'm too much of a pvssy to drive in 4 inches of snow
    everyone's a comedian. Fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishooked View Post
    Heineken
    Dab & Spaten are also solid
    +SMithwicks and Harp when I can get it.

    For mere pedestrian daily binges....bud lite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crasherino View Post
    everyone's a comedian. Fixed.
    The joke is on you because I'm at the dining room table. Plus we got close to 8" here.

    March sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    Just finished snow removal and enjoying a Smithwick's Irish Ale as a reward. (Sadly, no Guinness in the stores to concoct a black & tan.) As I sit here, I started thinking about beers which are always pleasing, if not entirely perfect.

    The other beer thread is full of amazing, and often esoteric, brews. But let's put on our thinking caps in an attempt to list beers which, push comes to shove, would always be present in your home, especially if they're for you and not someone you're trying to impress.

    If possible, please limit it to one or two choices. Just beers which are a constant delight to your palate.
    have you found the Shiner on a regular basis at all yet? Whenever I'm able to load up on it, its one of my favorite drinking beers. Very tasty but you can keep drinking it.

    Still haven't seen it in my parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crasherino View Post
    have you found the Shiner on a regular basis at all yet? Whenever I'm able to load up on it, its one of my favorite drinking beers. Very tasty but you can keep drinking it.

    Still haven't seen it in my parts.
    Well I should hope not.

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