What is your favorite beer?

Discussion in 'Beverages, Drinks and Smoothies' started by Dianemwj, Jun 26, 2015.

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  1. Dianemwj

    Dianemwj Regular Member

    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    I don't drink beer that often, but when I did I stuck with Miller Light. Then my sister introduced me to Newcastle and I've never gone back to Miller Light. Amazingly, Newcastle, although an import, is not any more expensive than our local beers. Not all bars carry it, but most stores do. Another thing, like cheese, that the English do better than we do.
     
  2. classic33

    classic33 Guest

    Guinness. Its a stout I know
     
  3. Dianemwj

    Dianemwj Regular Member

    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    Is that what Newcastle is? A stout? I've tried Guinness too, but it's a tad too bitter for me. Newcastle is a little smoother which probably appeals to my American tastebuds. All I know is Newcastle is dark and delicious. I wish I had some right now.
     
  4. classic33

    classic33 Guest

    Newcastle Brown is an ale, not a Stout. There's Murphy's as well.
     
  5. Dianemwj

    Dianemwj Regular Member

    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    Good to know.
     
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  6. Berties

    Berties Senior Member

    Location:
    Salisbury Uk
    In the UK drink what the locals drink,,there are so many micro brewery's springing up ,brewing with passion ,
    In Dublin I would drink Guinness ,but no where else,at Christmas a local brewer did a chocolate stout,
    http://www.flackmanor.co.uk/our-beers/ This a brewery I use 1/2 a mile from work,look at the range
    Another one about 10 miles away http://www.hopback.co.uk/beer-shop/taiphoon.html this beer is awesome ,taiphoon brewed with lemon grass,and that beer is exported all over Europe,we have I would say 15 breweries in about a 15 mile radius
     
  7. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I used to drink Miller Light ('cos it was light on calories) but you can't buy it here any more. I drink Bud Light (only 82 Kcals per bottle) at home. But I wouldn't say I really like it. Its just that I'm on a semi-permanent diet! What I prefer is real ale. There are literally hundreds to choose from here, with micro-breweries popping up all over the place. I know that artisan beer breweries are a big thing in America too. Wetherspoons (a brilliant super cheap Pub chain) has had American /English beer festivals with tasting notes on each beer. Click here to see what they have and enjoy the poetry of the beer names! http://www.jdwrealale.co.uk

    Most of the beers at Wetherspoons are around £2 pint (depending on where you are in the country). I may sound like an advert for Wetherspoons but it is really the only place I can afford to drink real ale regularly! :cheers:
     
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  8. My favourite? Whatever I'm drinking at the time!!
    This is a good time to be a beer drinker in the UK. And the US.

    The region I currently live in (sussex), now has over 40 breweries. Living in Nevada is probably not helping your cause; the desert is not a great place to make beer as there is no water and no land to grow stuff, like hops! If you travel around the US, try the northwest for good brews, Oregon in particular. (Am not sufficiently up to date about anything closer to you!).

    And you are so right about US 'cheese'. Dreadful stuff!!
     
  9. Dianemwj

    Dianemwj Regular Member

    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    Although we are living in a desert, it's not like I have to get a shovel and dig sand off my front porch to get out the door. We have several micro brewerys here. One is a place affliated with a casino comgomerate and called Barley's. We do have water, we drink it just like everyone else and bathe in it too. Ocean Spray, the cranberry people have a factory here. I do admit that a lot of our beer is imported from other states and countries, but that is to satisfy the tourists. And hops are portable. We may not have the climate to grown them, but we can truck them in to make beer.
     
  10. sidevalve

    sidevalve Senior Member

    Location:
    Durham NE. England
    I doubt if there is any 'insult' here - it is just that [as with several of the finest US whiskeys] water is not just water. Many of the local breweries use local spring waters [Guinness for one I believe]. Hops are better when used very fresh and true 'real' beers need to be served direct from the barrel [no not metal cask thing - although a bottle will do if there is no choice] and NOT at some freezing temperature. As above there are literally hundreds of beers here in the UK although I suspect that most people [as probably in the US too] just drink whatever is commercially available
     
  11. Very glad to hear you have micros there - do they make good beer? I certainly hope so.
    Ocean Spray - where do the cranberries come from? (unlikely to be local unless in some very clever hi-tech irrigated facility). I seem to remember that most of OC's berries came from WA, something like well in excess of 90%.
    I was attempting to make the point that, in my view, better beer is made with local products.
     
  12. Duck59

    Duck59 Über Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Fife, Scotland
    Luckily, the UK has a vast (and growing) number of small, independent breweries. There are just so many excellent cask ales that I wouldn't even begin to think about a single one being my favourite. As long as it has flavour, depth of character and taste, then I generally like it, though I prefer hoppy beers to malty ones. As for freezing cold, fizzy, chemical bilge, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!
     
  13. sixxup

    sixxup Member

    My favorite beer is Tusker. I like it because I do not feel hangovers after taking it. It is cheap and is brewed locally. It has been around for sometime now and most people also like it. Many will agree that it is the best beer around and internationally.
     
  14. L_B

    L_B Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Canada
    I prefer a lager beer so I drink Alpine which is a locate beer only available in our part of the country. It is brewed right here. It is the best beer I have ever tasted. I have tried many different ones. I do like the new Budweiser Apple. It is very tasty and a nice drink to have with a meal.
     
  15. sidevalve

    sidevalve Senior Member

    Location:
    Durham NE. England
    Ahh the eternal search for the perfect pint. The search must go on - it's hell but I force myself.:wink:
     

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