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MINGO51
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MINGO51
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MINGO51
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General Beer Discussion by MINGO51

What does everyone out there really think the best beers to get the average swill drinker to move on to some respectable beers are. Personally I think Michelob amber bock is a decent start followed up immediately by some of the Redhook and Sierra Nevada beers.


18 years ago
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# 3

SIGMUND
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SIGMUND
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Seadog Windjammer Blonde Ale (USA) Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen (Germany) Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel (Germany) Oakham Jeffrey Hudson Bitter (England) Deuchars IPA (Scotland) Lindemans Kriek (Belgium) Starobrno (Czech Rep.) If your "average swill drinker" is unwilling to admit that at least ONE of the above is a drinkable beer, he/she is a hopeless case, and needs to offer prayers to St.Judas.

18 years ago
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PKSMITH
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I think Mich's Amber Bock is a small step in the right direction. I recently introduced a friend to better beer. He was a PBR and Coors Light drinker. I got him to try a Yuengling Lager which he enjoyed. From there, I talked him into trying their B&T. He's now wanting to get set up brewing his own like many of us do just so he'll have a good beer handy.

18 years ago
# 5
# 5

I would have them start with Bass or Boddington. a St Pauli girl would be good as well. Inviting someone to a tasting would be another way to introduce someone to a variety of beers. Offering them a flight of say 5 samples lets someone see whats out there with out committing to a large pint of something that would scare them back to the land of swill.

18 years ago
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# 6

PKSMITH
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The previously mentioned fellow beer nurd stepped up today. I picked up a starter homebrewing kit for him today and a recipe called American Nut Brown Ale. This is a brew he tried within the past month that I had bottled.

18 years ago
# 7
# 7

In Reply To #1 Find out what the individual is currently drinking, and make as close a match as possible.

18 years ago
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MINGO51
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MINGO51
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In Reply To #8 Well Brad what would you suggest if the person is currently goining nowhere past natty and miller lite?

18 years ago
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COTTRELL
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In Reply To #9 As close a match as possible, you know, Poland Spring or Aquafina.

18 years ago
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# 10

FLASHPRO
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In Reply To #10 Don't forget to add a slice of grass!

18 years ago
# 11
# 11

I skipped quite a few steps when introducing a friend to better beers about a week ago. He was the kind of guy who would buy cases of miller light on sale at Circle K. I bought a six pack of Franziskaner Hefe-weisse Dunkel, and a 25oz. bottle of Chimay blue, both of which we shared throughout the course of the night. The big jump from swill to world class put the guy in a state of shock. He melted in his chair. Needless to say he now shops at up-scale liquor stores with wider selections.

This message was edited by lagerfiend at 6/13/2004 4:40:55 AM.

18 years ago
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# 12

In Reply To #9 Well I am surprised we have't met in the unemployment office for out of work comedians. If the individual in question is drinking light bier, I would start em off on Amstel light (gag) or Stella for the continental flair, and over to Bohemia for a bit of Mexico. Now if our subject is into the more mainline swills, head 'em in the direction of Pils, or Pilsner depending what is available in your areas. Of course, if they are in malt liquor land the conversion is a breeze! Head 'em over to the high % brews and watch a duck go to water. My method is to try and not put the domestic bier drinker into taste bud shock. In the bier world, those of us who like bier other then Pils or Pilsner are in the minority worldwide. In fact our friends who drink the national commercial brews have more in common with the majority of the worlds bier drinkers then we do! What ya'll think about that !

18 years ago
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