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Your First "Go To" Beer

Postby Lecocq » Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:14 pm

I thought I would start up a post to get some conversation going on what your first " go to" beer was that you bought / drank most often when first starting out drinking beer way back when? It may be humourous to see what we started out drinking compared to what our tastes are currently.

For me, my first beer that I drank on a regular basis was Molson Dry. I drank my fair share back in my early 20's. From there I moved onto Old Vienna for years. Truthfully, I still don't mind the odd O.V. every once in awhile.
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Postby Torontoblue » Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:43 pm

For me, I sadly started on Castlemaine XXXX before rapidly moving onto Thwaite's Best Bitter on cask and interchanging with Flower's IPA & bitter.

Actually, I started drinking Heineken & Stone's Best Bitter back in the late 70's, early 80's (when I was way underage) :wink:

And from that point on it's been all about bitter 'n dark.
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Re: Your First "Go To" Beer

Postby phirleh » Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:18 pm

Lecocq wrote:For me, my first beer that I drank on a regular basis was Molson Dry. I drank my fair share back in my early 20's. From there I moved onto Old Vienna for years. Truthfully, I still don't mind the odd O.V. every once in awhile.

Yeah, I think for me it was Molson Dry too. Although also Sleeman's too. My dad always drank it and still does. I break up his streak whenever I see him and bring him some Grand River.
Back it my 20's it seemed like Molson and Labatts were always trying to one-up each other with dry beers, ice beers, higher alcohol beers. Most of them seem laughable now, but back then it seemed somewhat innovative (I still have 2 unopened bottles of Labatt "X" and "Y")
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Postby kinguy » Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:46 pm

Molson Golden Ale. Dad was an Ex drinker, but it didn't do anything for me, and at that time (early 70's) Golden was the Good Smooth Ale and had those kick ass commercials, so that was good enough for me. Several years later, I switched over to the Carling O'Keefe version of Carlsberg Light and stayed with that until Carlsberg production went over to Labatt's.
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Postby kmallett » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:30 pm

Usually Bud or Blue. Now I have moved on to better things, and now can barely even drink Bud anymore without feeling like crap. I don't know how I drank the stuff back then!
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Postby matt7215 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:36 pm

i started with camerons cream ale 9 packs and creemore springs lager when it came in the 500ml glass bottles. my buck-a-beer of choice was carling black label.
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:20 am

Export and Bud.
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Postby mintjellie » Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:57 am

Seriously though - no one else started out drinking malt liqour?
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Postby Publican » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:25 am

Molson Canadian and when visiting the US Miller Genuine Draft. First craft beers Upper Canada Lager and Dark Ale when these beers were brewed in Toronto
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Postby G.M. Gillman » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:39 am

Molson Export and the small group of macro ales then popular in Quebec (Labatt 50, Laurentide Ale, etc.). I still like a pint of Molson Ex when particularly fresh and well-served.

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Postby Gedge » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:51 am

I'm from London, so there was no choice but to go with the flow and drink 50.
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Postby carguy » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:55 am

Molson Canadian for years, then several years of Rickard's Red before starting to branch out into craft beers.
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Postby ritzkiss » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:45 am

It was Sleeman's Cream Ale and Honey Brown for me.

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