In these times of craft brews what’s your fav old school beer

  

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Via:  sparty-on  •  4 months ago  •  69 comments

By:   Czechvar

In these times of craft brews what’s your fav old school beer

This one is from my homeland.    Czechvar

Nothing fancy, no fruit, chocolate or other nonsense.    Just a great Lager.    Budvar is another one.    The original Budweiser and MUCH better than our American made Bud swill.


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Sparty On
1  seeder  Sparty On    4 months ago

Do you have a favorite?    

Microbrews accepted but they might get scoffed ..... j/k

 
 
 
zuksam
2  zuksam    4 months ago

Yuengling ! I first drank it at a Grateful Dead Concert in Philly about thirty years ago and when I found out it was cheaper than even Pabst blue ribbon I bought ten cases and filled my trunk since they didn't sell it in my home state. Now they sell it in my home state but it's not as cheap as it used to be.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  zuksam @2    4 months ago

Have that in the house right now. Nice beer. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
2.1.1  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.1    4 months ago

If you like a nice crisp lager, pick up a six of Czechvar or Budvar.    You won’t be disappointed.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.1.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Sparty On @2.1.1    4 months ago

I'll give it a go! I like them in the summer so perfect timing!

 
 
 
Sparty On
2.1.3  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.1.2    4 months ago

Just finished one which gave me the idea for the article 

more fun than all the nonsense going on in the world today.

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Sparty On
2.2  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  zuksam @2    4 months ago

Agree, it’s great on draft.    Still can’t get it in Michigan though ....

By the way .... PBR on draft?    Great cheap beer imo.

 
 
 
zuksam
2.2.1  zuksam  replied to  Sparty On @2.2    4 months ago

I also like Murphy's Irish Stout. I like Guinness but Murphy's is better, it's Guinness without the slight bitter so it's like the chocolate milk of beers. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
2.2.2  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  zuksam @2.2.1    4 months ago

Ever had a Dragons Milk?    It’s a high ABV Bourbon barrel aged stout.    Just go easy on them, they are 11%.

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
2.3  Dean Moriarty  replied to  zuksam @2    4 months ago

I have some of that in the house. Philly Dead recordings on digital audio tape that is. jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.4  Split Personality  replied to  zuksam @2    4 months ago

Yuengling started in 1829 in Pottsville PA as the Eagle Brewery.

A Pottsville fire caused the father to relocate the brewery in Pottsville in 1831.

One son took the opportunity to start another brewery outside of Richmond VA in 1831.

The James River Steam Brewing Company was destroyed during the Civil War and never rebuilt.

Much farther north, Pottsville surrvived the Civil War but in 1873 changed it's name to Yuengling & Son

while keeping the label from the Eagle Brewery.

During Prohibition, Yuengling made near beers and turned their dairy farm into an ice cream giant.

The dairies and ice cream plants were sold in 2019 but production continues.

Yuengling is Americas oldest continuous brewery and oldest physical brewery.

https://www.yuengling.com/our-brewery/

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
3  Perrie Halpern R.A.    4 months ago

OK I am going with a Long Island Beer:

Greenport Harbor's Harbor Ale. I really don't like light beers. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
3.1  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3    4 months ago

Yeah craft brews are crazy plentiful now.    Pretty rich in Michigan, Bells, Founders and Shorts to name some of the nicer bigs.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
3.1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Sparty On @3.1    4 months ago

I like supporting the local breweries and I have found that there are many really good beers out there that are local.

I have to say my favorite one larger beer I like is Fat Tire Ale. Really full-bodied. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4  Paula Bartholomew    4 months ago

Where it was not my favorite, Billy Beer was actually pretty good.

 
 
 
Sparty On
4.1  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4    4 months ago

Lol Billy beer ... I remember that swill .... as we date ourselves.

Seems like Dem presidents all had a screw up brother back then.    Remember Roger Clinton?    

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Sparty On @4.1    4 months ago

I just wish I had held onto the six pack that I had.  Collectors still pay big bucks for it.  Didn't Roger have a band at one time?

 
 
 
Sparty On
4.1.2  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.1.1    4 months ago

Yeah, don’t think he was as big a screw up as Billy Carter was though.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5  JohnRussell    4 months ago

corona , hold the virus

 
 
 
Sparty On
5.1  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  JohnRussell @5    4 months ago

John, somehow that doesn’t surprise me.

That said, I’ve enjoyed many a frosty Corona in my day.    With the requisite lime appliance of course.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Sparty On @5.1    4 months ago

To be honest, when I do have a few beers it is usually Miller Lite. But I do like Corona. 

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
5.1.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Sparty On @5.1    4 months ago

When deployed to Christchurch, New Zealand about 5 of us went out to dinner to a upscale Italian restaurant. Before getting to the restaurant we found a import liquor store and bought two six packs of Corona beer. We finished our meal and drank some beer. Seems the maitre di thought that inappropriate and asked us to leave. Some locals dining complained about the loud and boorish yanks. We laughed and left. Good times.

My favorite beers are actually San Miguel from the Philippines and Steinlager from New Zealand when I can find them. Also Guiness on draft, a acquired taste.

 
 
 
Sparty On
5.1.3  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @5.1.2    4 months ago
San Miguel

Lol, I remember San Miguel as well.   Rumor was it had formaldehyde in it to help preserve it.   Therefore we drank it copiously figuring we were getting a head start on the inevitable.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
5.1.4  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Sparty On @5.1.3    4 months ago

The beauty of it was back in the day the PI breweries had little concept of quality control so you never knew what the alcohol content was from one batch to the next. You could drink one bottle that may have 4% by volume and the next bottle may have had 6% or greater alcohol by volume or more. Loved it!

 
 
 
It Is ME
6  It Is ME    4 months ago

Becks, Peroni, Asahi and Tsingtao. Sam Adams "Sam '76" when available ! 

 
 
 
Sparty On
6.1  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  It Is ME @6    4 months ago

Peroni, another fantastic draft beer.    Notice a trend?

 
 
 
pat wilson
6.1.1  pat wilson  replied to  Sparty On @6.1    4 months ago

Yes, Peroni is very good. I also like Stella Artois and Longboard blond. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
6.1.2  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  pat wilson @6.1.1    4 months ago

If you like those you might like a Pick Axe Blonde Ale from Keweenaw Brewing Co.

My old stomping grounds

 
 
 
It Is ME
6.1.3  It Is ME  replied to  Sparty On @6.1    4 months ago

Yippers !

I should move over seas. LOL !

 
 
 
zuksam
6.2  zuksam  replied to  It Is ME @6    4 months ago

I remember when Sam Adams was a Microbrew and was only available in Mass.

 
 
 
Sparty On
6.2.1  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  zuksam @6.2    4 months ago

Never acquired a taste.    Tried it when it came out, never finished the first one.    People were drinking the shit out of it when it first came out that’s for sure.    I think I was into the Canadian “Ice” beers around that time.    Molies and Labatt

 
 
 
It Is ME
6.2.2  It Is ME  replied to  zuksam @6.2    4 months ago

Oh Yeah ! jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  It Is ME @6    4 months ago

I can't stand any of the Sam A beers.

 
 
 
Sparty On
6.3.1  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @6.3    4 months ago

Their Summer Ale is pretty tasty and their Octoberfest.    That about it for me though.

 
 
 
It Is ME
6.3.2  It Is ME  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @6.3    4 months ago
I can't stand any of the Sam A beers.

The "Sam '76' is the only one I like. The others are really "Heavy" on the Gut. 

I really can't stand "Beers" that have what I call "Yuppie Floaties" in them. I can't stand Orange Juice with "Pulp" either. Blah !

 
 
 
XDm9mm
7  XDm9mm    4 months ago

Ok...   from a non-drinker I'll admit I do have a 'favorite' brew.

It's from BJ's Restaurant/Brewhouse.   TATONKA.

This is from their web site:

BJ'S TATONKA® STOUT

An imperial stout - a classic style so rich and flavorful that it was once the private beverage of Russian Czars. The profile is malty sweet, hop bitter roasted, full-bodied, alcoholic and deliciously complex. Beer doesn't get much more intense than this! 
The head coats the glass as you drink it and lasts the entire glass.
 
 
 
Sparty On
8  seeder  Sparty On    4 months ago

We can make bets on who is the first to put Naty light up for consideration.    A whole other side game to real beers if you will.

 
 
 
Freefaller
9  Freefaller    4 months ago

Kilkenny (Irish Cream Ale) would be my beer of choice normally, however when visiting down south ya can't get it so then Yuengling is a good choice.

 
 
 
charger 383
10  charger 383    4 months ago

Yuengling and Coors Light, a case of each in the refrigerator 

 
 
 
Kavika
11  Kavika     4 months ago

I'm not a beer drinker but many of my friends who are really like brews from the Mad River Brewery in Blue Lake CA. They have an outstanding restaurant on-site and that I can vouch for. It's really good.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
12  sandy-2021492    4 months ago

Sam Adams.  Guinness.  There's some cold Guinness in my fridge to go with a cheeseburger after I walk the dog. Just took the kid out for a driving lesson, so I need a drink.

 
 
 
Snuffy
12.1  Snuffy  replied to  sandy-2021492 @12    4 months ago

Yeah,  I drink Sam Adams most of the time because it's good, clean and easy to find.  In my  youth the favorite was Walters. That was a small brewery in Chippewa Falls, WI that unfortunately went out of business when they sold it to an idiot who ran it into the ground while searching for the newest micro-brew...   What a shame. 

I also see someone up above commented on PBR...   all I can say is OMG!!!!   What horrible stuff that was , can't believe it's making a comeback thanks to the young and tasteless...  Destroying my faith in the future, they are...    :)

 
 
 
Sparty On
12.1.1  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  Snuffy @12.1    4 months ago

Listen junior, it never left.   jrSmiley_7_smiley_image.png

The beer that built America IS PBR.    Long before people started putting peanut butter or worse in beer.    Not everyone likes to taste tin foil in their beer or has to pay ten dollars a pint for some fruity tootie beer .....  PBR is fine on draft imo .....

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
12.1.2  Dean Moriarty  replied to  Sparty On @12.1.1    4 months ago

When I see PBR I think of this scene from the movie Blue Velvet with Dennis Hopper. 

 
 
 
Snuffy
12.1.3  Snuffy  replied to  Sparty On @12.1.1    4 months ago

Well ya old fart...   it may never have left but it was never even close to good...  

But I'm terribly sorry you suffered that accident,  the one that removed all your taste buds...  Must be hell going thru life thinking that PBR tastes just fine...   geeze.. I mean, what's next?  Banana's and wasabi ?  Caramelized onions and Caramel?  Sauerkraut and ice cream?    jrSmiley_86_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
charger 383
12.1.4  charger 383  replied to  Sparty On @12.1.1    4 months ago

This is the song I think of about PBR  "Rednecks, White Socks and Blue Ribbon Beer:  My Uncle liked Pabst and had that song played at his wake and had PBR served.  Real cold it is OK (once in a while)

 
 
 
Sparty On
12.1.5  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  Snuffy @12.1.3    4 months ago

Opinions do vary.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
12.1.6  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Sparty On @12.1.1    4 months ago

Hey, don't forget Hamms. I used to love that stuff. Sad they don't make it any more.

 
 
 
Sparty On
12.1.7  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @12.1.6    4 months ago

Been awhile since i've been but our AML used to carry all the old beers.   Hamms, Black Label, Schlitz, etc ......but watch out, we might offend some of the younguns highly refined fruity beer taste sensibilities.  

Thats okay though, most of them don't know what a church key is either.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
12.1.8  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Sparty On @12.1.7    4 months ago

Yep. Had to explain that to my 23 year old grandson.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
12.1.9  KDMichigan  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @12.1.6    4 months ago

good news, you can get a 30 pack for 13 bucks at Walmart...

 
 
 
Sparty On
12.1.10  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  KDMichigan @12.1.9    4 months ago

Lol .... three dollars of which is deposit that no one will take anymore.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
12.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  sandy-2021492 @12    4 months ago

My dad always needed one before he gave me driving lessons.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
12.2.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @12.2    4 months ago

I feel his pain.

And fear.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
12.2.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  sandy-2021492 @12.2.1    4 months ago

He actually tried to scare me out of learning once.  He was the GM of the Pontiac dealership and offered to bring me a car to learn with.  He brought the shop manager's souped up GTO used in local races.  That thing was a monster power machine.  I got one block away and told him "Nice try, but I will learn to drive and get my license."  Then I walked home.  He finally gave up and brought me a nice little VW to practice with.

 
 
 
Steve Ott
13  Steve Ott    4 months ago

Currently hefting a New Belgium Voodoo Ranger IIPA. I would rather have a Deschutes Hophenge, but I think they quit making it.

Shiner isn't too bad. They used to make a Shiner Black, but they don't brew that one any more.

Eskes in Taos NM and Second Street Brewery in Santa Fe NM make good IPAs.

So, I like IPAs.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
14  Buzz of the Orient    4 months ago

I was never an avid beer drinker, although an ice cold one after 18 holes on a hot day was like heaven.  I guess Heinekens was my usual when I did want one, but these days....well, the last beer I had was at a Pizza Hut 3 years ago. 

 
 
 
lib50
15  lib50    4 months ago

I like lagers.  Harp and Smithwicks (ale) when I can find them.  Or Newcastle.  Drinking Corona these days. Washington has a very high booze tax.  Going for the sales.

 
 
 
Sparty On
15.1  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  lib50 @15    4 months ago

Then try Czechvar or Budvar ..... you owe it to yourself.

 
 
 
lib50
15.1.1  lib50  replied to  Sparty On @15.1    4 months ago

Thanks for the tip, I'll look for them.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
17  KDMichigan    4 months ago

Killians was always a favorite of mine, on draft with wingies is the best. now I'm more IPA's

 
 
 
Sparty On
17.1  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  KDMichigan @17    4 months ago

Yeah most IPA's don't do it for me.   I'm more of a Pilsner or Lager guy.  

I like an ABA like Serria Nevada every once in awhile but IPA's are usually too hoppy for me.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
18  Jeremy Retired in NC    4 months ago

St.Georgenbräu Hefe Weisen or Heinekin (from Holland, not the swill served in the US).  

 
 
 
Sparty On
18.1  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @18    4 months ago

I like a nice wheat beer from time to time.

A Paulander Hefeweizen is nice when you want chunks in you beer

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
18.1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Sparty On @18.1    4 months ago

I tried that a few times.  Just wasn't for me.

 
 
 
charger 383
19  charger 383    4 months ago

Cold Beer and plenty of it!

 
 
 
Sparty On
19.1  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  charger 383 @19    4 months ago

Cold beer .... hot lights .... my sweet romantic teenage nights.

 - Billy Joel,  Scenes from an Italian restaurant

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
19.1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Sparty On @19.1    4 months ago

You're singing my song! 

 
 
 
Sparty On
19.1.2  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @19.1.1    4 months ago

He’s been my boy since the Piano man album.    Have em all.

Love me some Billy Joel. 

 
 
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