Your Desert Island Beers
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679
    or tropical island beers, whatever....
    if you had to be stuck with only 5 commercially made beers for the rest of your life, what would they be?

    here are mine:
    1:Pliny the elder
    2:two hearted
    3:Ruination
    4:Hopslam
    5:Busch*


    *i fully expect to take some shit for Busch beer being on my list, but suck it. there is a place in my life for a light american lager. sometimes i want to drink 15 beers in a day, and those days i drink busch beer. also, it helps fix hop tongue, which would be pretty severe if the other 4 beers were all i had to drink.
  • Evan_BEvan_B
    Posts: 312
    Off the top of my head:

    1. Firestone Walker - Wookey Jack
    2. Alaskan - Smoked Porter
    3. Sierra Nevada - Torpedo
    4. Rogue - Dirtoir Black Lager
    5. Lagunitas - Wilco Tango Foxtrot
    Amigo, lay them raises down.
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 53,297
    Hmmmm
    OK ... though this list is subject to change ...
    Celebrator
    Traquair House Ale
    Chimey Red
    SN Bigfoot
    Oaked Arrogant Bastard.... oh shucks scratch that one .... Anchor Porter just for old times sake
    Never attribute to malice, that which can adequately be explained by stupidity.
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,454
    1. Avery Maharaja (still my all time favorite IIPA)
    2. Stone Ruination
    3. Stone Double Bastard
    4. Old Rasputin
    5. Racer 5

    This is of course all subject to change when I think of something else I would absolutely want
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 117,008
    So in this fantasy I can have anything? Wow, this is awesome.

    So, I would really like to drink that Westvleteren 12 every friggin day, so that's on the list for sure.

    Pliny the Elder is coming along for the ride too.

    A little Stone Ruination and maybe their Russian Imperial Stout to malty things up a bit when the occasion calls.

    How many is that? Ooo I have one more.... I think I'll hold the slot open for now.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
    Posts: 85,957
    In no order:
    2. Augustiner Maximator
    5. Genesee Cream Ale
    1. Dog Fish Head 90min (but not the crap you get now, the good batch from 2 years ago)
    3. Zywiec Porter
    4. Sammy Smith oatmeal
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 49,024
    there's no way i could narrow it down to five that i would be happy with forever. i'd be sick of them after a month. i needs more variety!

    five beers doesn't even cover all the beer styles i would want to bring.
    The pinnacle of lame and awesome in one singular moment. -Lake
  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
    Posts: 85,957

    there's no way i could narrow it down to five that i would be happy with forever. i'd be sick of them after a month. i needs more variety!

    five beers doesn't even cover all the beer styles i would want to bring.



    Then you only get sea water.
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 49,024

    there's no way i could narrow it down to five that i would be happy with forever. i'd be sick of them after a month. i needs more variety!

    five beers doesn't even cover all the beer styles i would want to bring.



    Then you only get sea water.


    good. more motivation to build a boat and go get me some beers.
    The pinnacle of lame and awesome in one singular moment. -Lake
  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
    Posts: 85,957

    there's no way i could narrow it down to five that i would be happy with forever. i'd be sick of them after a month. i needs more variety!

    five beers doesn't even cover all the beer styles i would want to bring.



    Then you only get sea water.


    good. more motivation to build a boat and go get me some beers.


    That sounds like work.
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 85,444
    In no order...


    Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
    New Holland Dragon's Milk
    Bell's Two Hearted Ale
    Crispin's Apple Cider
    Blue Moon (I'm sure there is a better commercial hefe out there but I can't think of one right now.)
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 117,008
    C_dubbs said:

    In no order...


    Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
    New Holland Dragon's Milk
    Bell's Two Hearted Ale
    Crispin's Apple Cider
    Blue Moon (I'm sure there is a better commercial hefe out there but I can't think of one right now.)



    Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier? That's several orders of magnitude more real when it comes to a Hefe. Besides, Blue Moon is supposed to be a Wit isn't it? It's a bad example of the style, but it's not even supposed to be a hefe.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679
    Lakewood said:

    C_dubbs said:

    In no order...


    Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
    New Holland Dragon's Milk
    Bell's Two Hearted Ale
    Crispin's Apple Cider
    Blue Moon (I'm sure there is a better commercial hefe out there but I can't think of one right now.)



    Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier? That's several orders of magnitude more real when it comes to a Hefe. Besides, Blue Moon is supposed to be a Wit isn't it? It's a bad example of the style, but it's not even supposed to be a hefe.


    leave the man's choices alone. if he wants blue moon around, its probably because he his hoping to feed it to local ladies.
    good planning really.
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 117,008

    Lakewood said:

    C_dubbs said:

    In no order...


    Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
    New Holland Dragon's Milk
    Bell's Two Hearted Ale
    Crispin's Apple Cider
    Blue Moon (I'm sure there is a better commercial hefe out there but I can't think of one right now.)



    Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier? That's several orders of magnitude more real when it comes to a Hefe. Besides, Blue Moon is supposed to be a Wit isn't it? It's a bad example of the style, but it's not even supposed to be a hefe.


    leave the man's choices alone. if he wants blue moon around, its probably because he his hoping to feed it to local ladies.
    good planning really.


    it's all good. if he wants to have bottles of wheat clippings and baby vomit, i'm not one to judge. I just wanted to set the record straight as far as referring to that stuff as a hefe.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 85,444
    Lakewood said:

    C_dubbs said:

    In no order...


    Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
    New Holland Dragon's Milk
    Bell's Two Hearted Ale
    Crispin's Apple Cider
    Blue Moon (I'm sure there is a better commercial hefe out there but I can't think of one right now.)



    Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier? That's several orders of magnitude more real when it comes to a Hefe. Besides, Blue Moon is supposed to be a Wit isn't it? It's a bad example of the style, but it's not even supposed to be a hefe.

    I think it is supposed to be something AB-InBev can sell to chicks. I honestly don't know what it is "supposed" to be. But I just thought of something better.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 85,444
    C_dubbs said:

    In no order...


    Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
    New Holland Dragon's Milk
    Bell's Two Hearted Ale
    Crispin's Apple Cider
    Chimay Red


    Fixed.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 117,008
    C_dubbs said:

    C_dubbs said:

    In no order...


    Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
    New Holland Dragon's Milk
    Bell's Two Hearted Ale
    Crispin's Apple Cider
    Chimay Red


    Fixed.


    accepted.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • C_BC_B
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    The website says Blue Moon was inspired by "Belgian style Wits". i stand corrected.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • ThymThym
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    C_dubbs said:

    The website says Blue Moon was inspired by "Belgian style Wits". i stand corrected.



    yeah... inspired....
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 85,444
    Lakewood said:

    C_dubbs said:

    The website says Blue Moon was inspired by "Belgian style Wits". i stand corrected.



    yeah... inspired....

    Maybe when it was first brewed.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 49,024
    C_dubbs said:

    Lakewood said:

    C_dubbs said:

    The website says Blue Moon was inspired by "Belgian style Wits". i stand corrected.



    yeah... inspired....

    Maybe when it was first brewed.


    i've had it both before and after the budwiener corp bought it. there is a significant change in the product.

    it was never a good wit, but now it tastes like bud light with a little wheat in the grist.
    The pinnacle of lame and awesome in one singular moment. -Lake
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 117,008

    C_dubbs said:

    Lakewood said:

    C_dubbs said:

    The website says Blue Moon was inspired by "Belgian style Wits". i stand corrected.



    yeah... inspired....

    Maybe when it was first brewed.


    i've had it both before and after the budwiener corp bought it. there is a significant change in the product.

    it was never a good wit, but now it tastes like bud light with a little wheat in the grist.

    i would drink it before, it used to carry a lot more suspended yeast and a ton more malt flavors. now it's just water and a teensy bit of yeast sediment in a bottle. and the yeast is all clumpy and flocculant..
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • Ace_ClubAce_Club
    Posts: 1,947
    Pliny the Elder
    Fullers 1845
    Raison d'Etre
    New Glarus' Raspberry Tart
    Supplication
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 117,008
    Ace_Club said:

    Pliny the Elder
    Fullers 1845
    Raison d'Etre
    New Glarus' Raspberry Tart
    Supplication



    hmmm... fullers... that could possibly take my final slot. still undecided
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • BenvarineBenvarine
    Posts: 1,606
    I'll go with

    Schlafly Tasmanian IPA
    Lagunitas brown sugga
    Chimay white label
    Guinness
    Bud light, in case there's no water on this island.
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 117,008
    Benvarine said:

    I'll go with

    Schlafly Tasmanian IPA
    Lagunitas brown sugga
    Chimay white label
    Guinness
    Bud light, in case there's no water on this island.



    i dont really have access to schlafly around here, gotta try the brown sugga, i dig chimay white, guiness is an easy drinker, i'll just stop there.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny