I like beer. I like learning about new beers to try. I like talking about beer. What beer do YOU like? Do you have any recommendations for me/other people? Would you like recs from me/other people? Rule 1: Don't be a snob. It's okay if you don't only drink local microbrews; it's okay if you like beer that comes in a can. Let's not be pretentious hipsters. :U Rule 2: This is a thread for beer talk! If you prefer wine or hard liquor or cocktails- or you don't drink at all- that's totally cool. But please don't post talking about why you think beer is gross or talk about other kinds of drinks. My personal tastes run to porters and stouts mainly, but I also like brown ales and some pale ales/blondes/ambers and lagers and the occasional IPA. (I'm really picky with IPAs because I really only like an IPA with floral notes, not citrus or pine notes. I also have found I prefer IBAs). Don't like reds or lambics. Things I usually buy, depending on what I can find without going to a wine and beer store: - Guinness Extra Stout or Guinness Draught (Extra Stout much preferred) - Breckenridge Vanilla Porter (or the harder-to-find Oatmeal Stout) - North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - Young's Double Chocolate Stout - Corona Extra (fresh lime wedge mandatory) - Small Town Not Your Father's Root Beer - Anheuser-Busch Best Damn Root Beer (when I can't find Not Your Father's) - Samuel Adams Boston Lager - Shiner Bock or Dos Equis Special Lager (when I seriously can't find anything else) The people I hang out with buy a lot of Angry Orchard, but I really only like the Crisp Apple variety. I also end up with Heavy Seas Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA a lot due to what other people buy, and that's not bad. (Black Cannon's good too.) I get Blue Moon Belgian White when I make beer brats, and I have no problem drinking it along with. :U For something pricier, my absolute favorite beer is Blue Mountain Dark Hollow Imperial Stout. I also like Victory Storm King Imperial Stout, Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Ale, New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale, Southern Tier Iniquity IBA, Left Hand Milk Stout, BBC American Pale Ale, Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale as well as their Palo Santo Marron, Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour, Jester King Thrash Metal Farmhouse Strong Ale as well as their Gotlandsdricka and their Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer annnnd their Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA. To name a few... >_> I also like getting mixed cases of Sam Adams/Magic Hat or going to local breweries/pubs/alehouses and trying new things.