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Old 02-02-2014, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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To save myself thinking, I just go for something bars usually have: Bud Light. I don't fancy my palate to be that discerning. The taste is inoffensive to me, it has alcohol content. I really have no "loyalty" never having had a reason to develop one. And maybe partly its the funny commercials over the year, like "Dad, you're my dad, but I LOVE ya man!"
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I wish they distributed Yuengling in the north.
Yuengling is now distributed as far west as Cincinnati, so be patient.
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:41 PM
 
Location: IL
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Yuengling is now distributed as far west as Cincinnati, so be patient.
I don't really get why Yuengling is such a big deal. The beer is fine, but nothing amazing...maybe the name is fun?
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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I don't really get why Yuengling is such a big deal. The beer is fine, but nothing amazing...maybe the name is fun?
I think it's like Coors way back when. Part of the allure is because you can't get it. I take a case up to Massachusetts now and then, but I've heard they're supposed to start distribution up there soon. At least through the end of last year it only went as far as New York.

But also, compared to drinking a Bud or whatever, I think Yuengling is a better product overall. For a mass-produced basic and fairly cheap lager it is pretty good I thought, much better than the many nastier ones I've had now and again.

The combination of the two makes it something to talk about, I guess.
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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I don't really get why Yuengling is such a big deal. The beer is fine, but nothing amazing...maybe the name is fun?
I think it's a higher quality brew than most macro brews. I've probably tried it about a dozen times, and each time I found myself saying... I wish we had this up north. I'm not sure how the cost compares to Buttwiper/Miller/Coors down south, but if they are priced similar, I can't understand why it's not more popular.
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:27 PM
 
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Bud Light Coors Light
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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Newcastle and Anchor come to mind.

In particular, the recent rotating variety of Newcastle styles has been very appealing.

With Anchor, their annual rotation of brews keeps things fresh - I particularly like their Summer Ale, which is all the more appealing for the fact that it is unavailable most of the year.

Not well known or widely available in the U.S. are beers from Unibroue in Quebec. They're not cheap (usually about $10US/4-pack when I can find them) and they're not thirst-quenching beers (typically, the varieties run about 9% alcohol, though a few are as low as 5%). But they are very complex and wonderful beers.

Warning - Unibroue is so atypical that their beers often seem to sit for a fairly long time, either in local warehouses or liquor stores, before selling. Check the bottles for dust, and avoid if necessary.
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Anchor and Unibroue aren't macrobrews.
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:53 AM
 
Location: ATL & LA
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I appreciate both macro and micro beers for different reasons. Sometimes I'm just really in the mood for a good "cheap" beer! Some of my favorites are:

- Narragansett is #1 for me! I love their lager, bock, and other seasonals.
- Miller High Life
- Lone Star (very hard to find up here though)
- Modelo Especial
- Coors Light
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:10 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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I don't really get why Yuengling is such a big deal. The beer is fine, but nothing amazing...maybe the name is fun?
I've been to several events where the beer choices were: Budweiser, Bud Light, or Yuengling. That's why Yuengling is such a big deal.

When better beers are available, I'll pass on Yuengling.
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