Post # 1
I know nothing about beer! I drink wine, cocktails, framboise, but not beer. I need to come up with a list of non-domestic beers with a wide appeal for my reception, but don’t really know where to start. Here is a poll with some suggestions made by friends.
Please feel free to comment with your own! The only rule is that it can’t be super-unattainable (if it’s not widely imported to the US, for example).
Also, if my list is weighted too heavily toward ales, or lagers, or whatever, let me know. The goal is a well-balanced list of beers my guests will love to chug.
Post # 3
You did a great job. I would include stella or another lighter beer for sure.
Post # 4
Are you going to have all of these beer’s at your reception? If so can I come??? hahaha
Post # 5
One of my absolute favorite “imports” is Killian’s Irish Red. I think Coors actually makes it but they refer to it as an import since it’s an Irish beer. It’s not overpowering and dark like Guiness, it’s an amber lager.
ETA: Newcastle seems to go over very well among my beer loving friends. I’m also a fan of it.
Post # 6
I am allergic to beer (gluten) but in a past life I drank Rogue Dead Guy Ale like it was my job! I also voted for Dos Equis Amber and Smithwick’s. I miss beer.
Post # 7
My main choices aren’t on there, but Dos and Guiness were.
I really like Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, Shiner Bock, Sam Adams Coffee Stout, and a new local beer from Pedernales Brewery called Lobo Negro.
I love me some dark beer!!
Post # 8
I prefer dark beers, for the rich flavor. I love red wine, too.
Though, I’m barley legal to drink now so I have a lot to learn about good quality beers without chemicals added (can’t stand preservatives). You may be interested in trying gluten free. I’ve never been bloated with those kinds of beers. You know what they say “Once you go black (dark ale), you never go back!”
Post # 9
I didn’t vote. I don’t like beer. I drink it don’t get me wrong, but I only tolerate it. I just recently started drinking wine and until a few days ago I didn’t like it any better than beer, until I got a bottle of Moscato and I’m really liking that over everything
Post # 10
Dogfishhead 90 minute IPA. Everyone loves it, it’s a microbrew, it’s awesome.
Post # 11
I think Stella is great crowd pleasing choice. I also voted for Leinenkugels Sunset Wheat, even though it is not my favorite wheat ale (I prefer Blue Moon, as far as widely available beers go).
Post # 12
Stella is a classic, it works well with lots of different faire and appeals to both men and women. Guiness and Rogue are really heavy, creamy stouts so I would have one of those and then just for fun I would have Sam Adams since he’s an American staple and appeals to most people in a middle of the road kinda way.
Post # 13
Newcastle Brown Ale and Guinness. Yum. Yeungling too if you have it in your area.
Post # 14
Stella is a great choice… but I’m a Guinness girl 🙂
Post # 15
Leinie’s Sunset Wheat with an orange slice or Creamy Dark, Newcastle, Guiness original, Sapporo, Smithwicks, and Oatmeal Stout, were the ones I selected, though that’s a pretty dark selection. The whole world is creaming its panties over Stella Artois and the green bottle and foil wrap but it’s basically the Bud Light of Europe, just FYI. People love it, but it’s not that good, In My Humble Opinion. Sapporo is a deliciously light rice beer.
Post # 16
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
Wheat beers are the best!!! Or Wits. Anything wheaty and light and not too bitter.
I also think scotch ales are really delicious, but less overall popular.