His Excellency SillyXSara wrote:
I enjoyed it. WAR claimed beer, we got Jack Daniels, but drinking in general is definitely DRK . . . and WAR.
Personally I don't like beer, but my dad says it's because I've never had a good one. Any suggestions for one I should try that I can get in the states?
hmm... good widely available belgian beers are duvel
. another good belgian style beer is la fin du monde
, which is made in canada but pretty easy to find in the usa. those are sort of sweet and light, though they have a lot of depth (some chimay is a bit darker, but still on the sweet side, especially if you're used to bud/heineken/corona/etc).
if you're okay with going a bit more bitter, dogfish head 90min IPA
is good, as is stone IPA
. you might want to try some stouts too, like jahva
from southern tier (coffee stout-- their creme brulee
is good too if you like the dessert), or brooklyn black chocolate stout
. both of those are available in the east... offhand i can't think of an "accessible" stout that's available everywhere. if you like liquor (i wrote this in a recent thread to bsphil i think?), great divide hibernation ale
has some of the qualities of hard liquor while still being a great beer.
anyway, duvel and la fin du monde definitely; i think the top widely available belgians could be a good intro. 90min is also a lot more flavorful than what you might expect (it's kind of disparaged by beer snobs on the internet for some reason... not bitter enough apparently). you could read my horrible beer reviews
and see if any of that sh*t sounds good to you (edit: if you want to try some stronger, deeper things to start with, splurge on palo santo marron
by dogfish head or oaked arrogant bastard
by stone maybe) or . hmm. blue moon
would be easier to find than the things i mentioned, and they're pretty accessible, flavor wise (if you like them, allagash white, weihenstephaner hefeweissbier, aventinus, ayinger weizenbock, are some harder to find but better beers that would be natural ones to graduate into if you like the style). what kind of things do you like?
further edit: sorry for sneaking in all 3 of those before you posted, solrain ._. Edited, Jan 13th 2010 4:30am by milich