magician wrote:I mostly drink hefeweisen and Berliner weisse; you can get good hefes (Weihenstephaner, Ayinger, Schneider Weisse, Franziskaner, etc.) for $2 - $4 for a half-liter bottle. The 1809 Berliner weisse that I like is between $7 and $8 for a half-liter bottle.
Nice choices there. I've found that Franziskaner is known much more frequently than is Weihenstephaner when I'm talking about wheat beers with other folks. Both are good in bottles, but getting them on tap in their country of origin is so much nicer.
I found that my enjoyment of Franzis and Stephen led me to try Hoegaarden, which is a good Wit but not a huge draw for me. However, THAT led me to try both Leffe (braun and blonde) and Chimay. And THOSE got me to try Belgian style ale offered by Unibroue out of Quebec. All good stuff! I now have Leffe Brown in regular rotation.
On the other side of the hops aisle from these beers (which are not very bitter at all), I usually drink:
Dogfish 60 Minute
Victory Hop Devil
Victory Hop Wallop (Victory isn't far from Vanguard's corporate office)
There are many good IPAs around and I can't possibly list all the ones I like (Torpedo, Stone, etc and so on).
I'm also a HUGE fan of Bud Light Lime!
...yeah, not really.