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I saw there was one of these threads back in 2004, but its time for another.  As a community of believers, it is very important that we discuss these things.

For me, right now id have to say Dogfish Punkin.  Other than that, Guinness is always a safe bet.  Truthfully, I probably have hundreds of favorite beers...
 

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I hate beer, but I love lambic, which the men in my life insist counts as beer.



I can't even tell you how many picky drinkers I've converted with this. It is absolutely delicious and amazing and I've stopped drinking the commercialized sugary drinks because of it. I am sola lambic (with the occasional champagne, white wine, and hard cider thrown in).

I'll put Mr. Ismi's favorites, since he is a beer lover. Hailing from Boston, he remains loyal to Sam Adams. He also likes Yuengling and St. Pauli's Girl....and the case of Czech beer that my father brings him every time he visits. ;) (Can't remember which two types they are, though). However, he tries new stuff all the time and so I don't really know what his favorites are at the moment. But if he's defaulting, it's usually Sam Adams.
 

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I don't know about favourites but these are rather good:

 

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IsmiLiora said:
I hate beer, but I love lambic, which the men in my life insist counts as beer.



I can't even tell you how many picky drinkers I've converted with this. It is absolutely delicious and amazing and I've stopped drinking the commercialized sugary drinks because of it. I am sola lambic (with the occasional champagne, white wine, and hard cider thrown in).

I'll put Mr. Ismi's favorites, since he is a beer lover. Hailing from Boston, he remains loyal to Sam Adams. He also likes Yuengling and St. Pauli's Girl....and the case of Czech beer that my father brings him every time he visits. ;) (Can't remember which two types they are, though). However, he tries new stuff all the time and so I don't really know what his favorites are at the moment. But if he's defaulting, it's usually Sam Adams.
Ive never had lambic.  Ive seen it at stores and was always curious.  My wife HATES beer, except mikes hard lemonade and some hard ciders, so maybe this is something I should get for her to try.
 

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Alpo said:
I don't know about favourites but these are rather good:

I had the rochefort the other day.  It didnt have a price next to it at the pub i was at.  turned out it ran me close to $18. haha. it was delicious, but had i known it was that much i wouldnt have tried it!
 

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Yes, Timon, those were my favorite drinks too! And I loved lambic after the first sip. It's got a beer-y kick, definitely, but the fruit overpowers it. Some friends didn't like it, but they only drink hard liquor and no wine or beer. Most people love it.

It is relatively expensive, though. Not for people who want more than 3 or 4 glasses at a time. Mr. Ismi lets me have the bottles to myself because he knows that if he joins me, he's going to finish 3/4ths of the bottle very quickly. I buy him whiskey to make him feel better (poor baby  :laugh:).

Let me know what your wife thinks if you get a chance to try it.
 

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IsmiLiora said:
Yes, Timon, those were my favorite drinks too! And I loved lambic after the first sip. It's got a beer-y kick, definitely, but the fruit overpowers it. Some friends didn't like it, but they only drink hard liquor and no wine or beer. Most people love it.

It is relatively expensive, though. Not for people who want more than 3 or 4 glasses at a time. Mr. Ismi lets me have the bottles to myself because he knows that if he joins me, he's going to finish 3/4ths of the bottle very quickly. I buy him whiskey to make him feel better (poor baby  :laugh:).

Let me know what your wife thinks if you get a chance to try it.
Will do.  Ill try and pick some up today or tomorrow!
 

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I wonder whether there are any Orthodox monasteries that brew fine dark beer? As good as Roman Catholic beers are I'd rather have my beer without any papal infallability.
 

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Ayinger Hefeweisen.  All other beers are inferior.  Ayinger Hefeweisen is the only beer that contains no trace amounts estrogen.

Schlenkerla Rauchbier is also pretty good, though you need to drink it with smoked meats, and preferably with another beer or two before hand to prepare you for it.

If you are in the mood to take a trip back in time there is always Weienstephaner, the worlds oldest still operating brewery.  The Orthodox and Catholics were still together when they were founded.
 

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vamrat said:
Schlenkerla Rauchbier is also pretty good, though you need to drink it with smoked meats, and preferably with another beer or two before hand to prepare you for it.
I actually tasted this for the first time on last tuesday. It was indeed pretty good once I got over the associations to smoked salmon.
 

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Alpo said:
vamrat said:
Schlenkerla Rauchbier is also pretty good, though you need to drink it with smoked meats, and preferably with another beer or two before hand to prepare you for it.
I actually tasted this for the first time on last tuesday. It was indeed pretty good once I got over the associations to smoked salmon.
never had this one... need to try it soon.
 

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Ah, Achronos, the first one you posted is one of Mr. Ismi's favorites! That was one of the Czech beers I was thinking of.

Can't remember the other one though.  ???

And Asterisk, DIET?! You can stand that suga?
 

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Achronos said:
I thought you only drank Shirley Temples?
Wait, wut? When I do drink, which is rare, I try to make it my friend Harvey.
 

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Some of these look really good! Unfortunately, it's hard to find such good stuff here in Mississippi. As for my favorite, it's definitely Guinness; not that I can afford to drink it very often. As for my favorite style of beer, I'm very fond of ales.



Selam
 

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IsmiLiora said:
And Asterisk, DIET?! You can stand that suga?
Sugar... My taste buds say yes. My diabetes says no. The lectures I get from my doctor every three months breaks the tie, forcing me to go with diet  :angel:
 

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Asteriktos said:
IsmiLiora said:
And Asterisk, DIET?! You can stand that suga?
Sugar... My taste buds say yes. My diabetes says no. The lectures I get from my doctor every three months breaks the tie, forcing me to go with diet  :angel:
Ahh, forgive me. I didn't know it was diabetes! Sorry about that. My Tato has to drink diet Coke too now and he developed a taste for it.
 

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Asteriktos said:
IsmiLiora said:
And Asterisk, DIET?! You can stand that suga?
Sugar... My taste buds say yes. My diabetes says no. The lectures I get from my doctor every three months breaks the tie, forcing me to go with diet  :angel:

These are my favorite root beers. Both make a diet version as well:



If I'm not mistaken, Barq's is the only root beer that contains caffeine.

Some interesting info on root beer:
http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/subjects/r/root_beer/index.html

I also love Sasparilla and Birch Beer:
http://www.pitch.com/fatcity/archives/2008/11/21/sarsaparilla-birch-beer-and-ginger-ale-oh-my-part-i


:)

Selam
 

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Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
Asteriktos said:
IsmiLiora said:
And Asterisk, DIET?! You can stand that suga?
Sugar... My taste buds say yes. My diabetes says no. The lectures I get from my doctor every three months breaks the tie, forcing me to go with diet  :angel:

These are my favorite root beers. Both make a diet version as well:



If I'm not mistaken, Barq's is the only root beer that contains caffeine.

Some interesting info on root beer:
http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/subjects/r/root_beer/index.html

I also love Sasparilla and Birch Beer:
http://www.pitch.com/fatcity/archives/2008/11/21/sarsaparilla-birch-beer-and-ginger-ale-oh-my-part-i


:)

Selam
Ever try Ginger Beer?
 

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vamrat said:
Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
Asteriktos said:
IsmiLiora said:
And Asterisk, DIET?! You can stand that suga?
Sugar... My taste buds say yes. My diabetes says no. The lectures I get from my doctor every three months breaks the tie, forcing me to go with diet  :angel:

These are my favorite root beers. Both make a diet version as well:



If I'm not mistaken, Barq's is the only root beer that contains caffeine.

Some interesting info on root beer:
http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/subjects/r/root_beer/index.html

I also love Sasparilla and Birch Beer:
http://www.pitch.com/fatcity/archives/2008/11/21/sarsaparilla-birch-beer-and-ginger-ale-oh-my-part-i


:)

Selam
Ever try Ginger Beer?

Oh yeah! I love me some good Jamaican Ginger Beer! :)


Selam
 

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Warsteiner!

That was another name that Mr. Ismi and I have been trying to remember for a few months now. We tried this beer a while back and we completely forgot what it was. I've been googling the names I'm not familiar with and bingo! That's the bottle.

This thread is a gold mine, guys. :)
 

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jewish voice said:
one of my old fav's back when I use to party
That was made in the brewery in the small city I live near, until 2006, when the evil corporations destroyed everything :)
 

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Alpo said:
As good as Roman Catholic beers are I'd rather have my beer without any papal infallability.
Right. Avoid anything which has been made by Roman Catholics.
 

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IsmiLiora said:
Warsteiner!

That was another name that Mr. Ismi and I have been trying to remember for a few months now. We tried this beer a while back and we completely forgot what it was. I've been googling the names I'm not familiar with and bingo! That's the bottle.

This thread is a gold mine, guys. :)
When my buddy from Braunschweig was over here, said to me once "ah Warsteiner.  You know, in Germany that is the sh!+ beer.  It's like Budweiser."   ;)  And then he finished his PBR.
 

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Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

 Its made by priests, can't go wrong there ;)

Red Tail Ale, this is  a flagship beer for a legendary california brewery, the taste, texture, color, head, buzz, is superb, there is absolutely no defect in this beer.

 I call this my "all-natural health drink" ;)

**note** surely some folks are going to point out that many Rastafari do not consume alcohol, and this is true.  However a) I come from the Twelve Tribes of Israel mansion where we do allow alcoholic consumption much to the criticism of other mansions and b) as practiced the nazarite vow for nearly 8 years the last time I had my locks like Samson, and I was more devoutly abstinent from alcohol than the Ayatollah, and in this regard I put in my work, so these I enjoy me a beer or four from time to time, but always in the spirit of fellowship and celebration of the gift of life from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

stay blessed,
habte selassie
 

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Black Butte Porter  ;D

http://www.flickr.com/photos/deschutesbrewery/5999380227/sizes/l/in/photostream/
 

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Franziskaner Weissbeer and Franziskaner Dark.

Has a (Franciskan?) monk character on the label. Possible Catholic connection?

Great beer.

Also trippel karmeliet Belgian ale.

Mainstream US beer is swill.
 

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vamrat said:
IsmiLiora said:
Warsteiner!

That was another name that Mr. Ismi and I have been trying to remember for a few months now. We tried this beer a while back and we completely forgot what it was. I've been googling the names I'm not familiar with and bingo! That's the bottle.

This thread is a gold mine, guys. :)
When my buddy from Braunschweig was over here, said to me once "ah Warsteiner.  You know, in Germany that is the sh!+ beer.  It's like Budweiser."   ;)  And then he finished his PBR.
We couldn't describe it, but it tasted weird! He liked the weird, however.

LOL on the story. Go PBR! Noooot. :)
 

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I like fruit juice. I like beer. I do not like beer with fruit flavors.  :-\
 

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Oh, I've had some. All I can figure is that some folks in Belgium are entirely too happy.
 
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