Hey, it's my forum, and we can go as far off-topic as we like - anyway, it's good seed posts for the food and drink forum....
New York City. Late 60s to 1971. Rheingold. My beer is Rheingold, the dry beer. Ask for Rheingold wherever you buy beer. Rheingold's head stays so high. Cause it's brewed extra-dry. It's the 10 minute head. Rheingold beer. It was a different time. Rheingold was terrific. I moved to FL and couldn't get it anymore. Had family visiting from NY bring cases for me. Then Pepsi or somebody bought them, they came out with Rheingold Lite, and it was never the same, even after it got some national distribution.
College. Apple wine. Boone's Farm. Zapple. First bottle was always rough going down, but it smoothed the way for the second. Was in a 7-Eleven some 25 years later, saw Boone's Farm in the cooler, and bought a bottle to see how it tasted now that I was older. Disgusting.
After college, Pabst. The only beer that had any flavor. I had been wanting to try it again recently, to see how it tasted today. They only sell it in 12 packs in the grocery stores, and I didn't want to have 11 and a half cans on hand for guests. When I was in Buck Mulligans the other night, I saw it on the beer menu. 16-ounce for $2.50. Only thing cheaper was a bottle of Miller. Ordered it. Tasted a hint of the Pabst taste I remembered in my first sip. Otherwise tasteless.
Mid-70s - Miller. I was smoking a lot of weed at the time and Miller went okay with it. After a while you don't notice.
Later 70s - Little deli type place opened with a cooler full of imported beer. Tried a lot of stuff I'd only heard about. No particular favorites.
Early 80s - Mickey's Malt Liquor. Green label. Green wide mouth bottle. It tasted green.
90s - Saranac Black and Tan, and a dark ale from New Zealand called Black Mac. Bought it by the case from a local beer store.
Early-mid 2000s - Guinness, Smithwicks (pronounced Smiddicks), Arrogant Bastard (the beer made for me - extremely hoppy)
Later 2000s, early 2010s - San Miguel Dark (Philippines) and an amazing Laotian beer - Beer Lao Dark. Modelo Negra in Mexican joints. Moretti or Peroni when in an Italian joint. I prefer the Moretti because of the label...
Moved to Alabama - Good People Ale (Birmingham hometown brewery), Monkeynaut (Huntsville) and most any other local brew. There's a lot of them.
I miss regional breweries. You go to a new part of the country and discover a local beer you've never heard of that's very big, but only in that area. Now you can get anything from anywhere. It takes away some of the pleasure.
Edited by kuroken, 01 August 2015 - 01:32 PM.