What Beer Would You Choose?

I was thinking about this today as I drove into work.  Many, many macro beer drinkers choose one beer.  I won’t even call it their “go to beer”, because it is all they drink, so they aren’t going to anything they have arrived.  They have made their choice and decided that whatever swill is theirs, be it Coors, Miller, Bud, you get my point.  They don’t really need to have a go to beer since their beer is always everywhere.  Think of it, when was the last time you couldn’t get a Bud.  I’ll bet you can’t recall.  I know I can’t.

One of the great things about being a craft beer drinker is the opportunity to have a wildly huge selection of brews to choose from.  No matter what your mood is, there is a beer for you.  If you’re hot, there’s a Pilsner, if you’re cold there is a Stout, if you’re frisky there is a Saison, and if you ar kicking back at a BBQ a nice IPA rounds everything out.  And that is just a few of the dozens of styles to choose from.

But what if you had to make an unthinkable choice.  Lets say that China took over the US and they said you could have any craft beer you wanted, but you had to choose your top 3, and all the rest were going to be burned to the ground.  Ooohh.  What would you choose then?  Hmmm?

Well I have made my choice, and as the new Chino-American Beer Czar you will have to live with New Holand’s Dragon’s Milk, Victory’s Helious, and Southern Tier’s Unearthly IPA.  That is all.

What if the choice was your’s? What three brews would you select for the last three you could ever drink?  Give it some thought and let us know in the comments.


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15 Comments on “What Beer Would You Choose?”

  1. May 7, 2010 at 11:14 am #

    Well Great and Noble Comrade Beer Czar, I’m on board with Dragon’s Milk, but I’d scrap the other two and add Dale’s Pale Ale (my go to) and Southern Tier Oat. Or I’d just move to Canada.

    • Don
      May 7, 2010 at 11:20 am #

      In this scenario China rules the entire world so there is no escape. I tried to go with three totally different styles, my Stouty Brother.

  2. Rob Crozier
    May 7, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    Southern Tier Gemini;
    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale;
    Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout

    Not an easy task to pick only 3

    • Don
      May 7, 2010 at 12:24 pm #

      I like the pale ale idea, Sam Smiths is good, but I’ve had better, and have not had the Gemini yet. I’ll look for it. Thanks Rob have a great weekend.

      • Rob Crozier
        May 7, 2010 at 12:56 pm #

        I didn’t want to be greedy and pick 2 from the same brewery because I would have picked Southern Tier’s Oat. Ask this question next week and I can guarantee that I will have different answers except for SN Pale Ale.

        • Don
          May 7, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

          Hopefully when the Chinese invade and they make you Beer Czar, you will be in a very good place for the rest of us. Let’s hope you aren’t on a light lager kick!

  3. May 7, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    Flying Dog Raging Bitch
    Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout
    Troeg’s Nugget Nectar


    • Don
      May 7, 2010 at 1:01 pm #

      Oooh I forgot about Nugget Nectar…Good Call.

  4. Teflon Don
    May 7, 2010 at 3:38 pm #

    1. Pisgah Brewing’s Baptista

    2. Caracole’s Nostradamus

    3. Heileman’s Old Style (since I’ve given up on the Cubs winning the World Series as a “last wish”, so I might as well drink the official beer of Wrigley.” Plus, I can use it to prep the glass for # 1 & #2.

    Now that I think of it, I think I will make that tonight’s line-up.

    • May 7, 2010 at 5:26 pm #

      Now batting it’s Heileman’s Old Style…On deck it’s Pisgah Baptista…

      Play ball!!

  5. May 7, 2010 at 8:37 pm #

    Forever? Well, the Tsing Tao lager of course! That will get me points with the dear leader who would then allow me more beer choices which I will not disclose here in case you decide to tell the intelligence apparatus about what I’m really doing. Remember, some animals are more equal than others.

    • Don
      May 9, 2010 at 10:09 am #

      You always were a climber Scott. Even if it means the rest of the world has to put up with Shitty beer! Oooh That stings! 🙂

  6. Big Tex
    May 8, 2010 at 4:54 pm #

    Deschutes Black Butte Porter
    Bridgeport IPA
    Live Oak Hefeweizen

    You may be the Czar… but I am the Tsar. And I will fight this to the death.

    So far, I am glad that no one has selected Taedonggang.

    • Don
      May 9, 2010 at 10:13 am #

      This surprises me somewhat Tex. See I would consider the Deschutes and the Bridgeport to both be serviceable brews. Nothing fancy but good go tos. I’ve never had the Live Oak, but I haven’t ever been big on the style. So I was thinking something really Big. Like if you were going to go with Deschutes that you mighs select something from their Brewer’s Reserve series like th Abyss or Black Butte XXI. As for Bridgeport , your Northwest Roots are showing through. Hmmm Not a Texas Beer in the bunch!

      • Big Tex
        May 10, 2010 at 7:27 pm #

        Live Oak is from Austin, TX. 🙂

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