One Beer for Life: What Would You Choose?

Our Stories March 13, 2013 17 Comments.

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beertapIf you are a beer drinker, life is good because there are a heck of a lot of options on the market. From the biggest worldwide brands to the latest concoction from the local brewery, there’s something out there for everyone. But what if you didn’t have all of these options?


What if you had to choose one beer to drink for the rest of your life?


We asked you guys this question on Facebook because if it were us, we just couldn’t choose. Luckily, you guys were up to the task.


The Big Boys

A lot of you put votes in for the bigger beer brands that many Americans have come to know and love. Their popularity is so self-explanatory, that the folks who voted for these brands didn’t even really feel the need to explain why.

  • Budweiser
  • Bud Light Lime
  • Coors Light
  • Miller High Life
  • Michelob Light
  • Michelob Ultra
  • Michelob Dry (even though it doesn’t exist anymore)
  • Killian’s Irish Red


The Imports

They aren’t from America, but you’re still drinking them in America. These imported beers bring a little foreign flavor to the table and you seem to like it.

  • Labatt Blue
  • Modelo Especial
  • Hoegaarden


The Craft Brews

Many people are very dedicated to their local breweries and it showed when we posted this on Facebook. Pretty much everyone who voted for these brands felt the need to explain why – and we love them for their enthusiasm. Some of these breweries are much bigger than others, but they all came from humble beginnings.

  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale – Brian Peterlinz said “It was the first Pale Ale I ever had; nice balance of hops and malt. Nice that it’s easier to get than when I first started drinking it in 1990 or so.”
  • Red Nun Red Ale from O’Connor Brewing Co.
  • Anchor Steam – Matt Solario said “I exclusively and superstitiously drink Anchor Steam throughout the duration of San Francisco sports playoffs. That’s been a lot over the past few years and I still love it. It tastes great and has great memories attached.”
  • Southern Tier Brewing Company 2XIPA
  • Orange Blossom Cream Ale by Buffalo Bill’s Brewery – Robert Lee Holloway II said “One of the best beers I have ever had in my life and that is saying a lot. Just check out my post, and check ins, I’m always at their brewery and trying to promote the local beer company.”


Asking you guys about the one beer you’d drink for the rest of your life proved to be very enlightening. And it also makes us very happy that we don’t have to drink one beer for the rest of our lives. Now please excuse us while we go try all of these beers that you recommended.



17 thoughts on “One Beer for Life: What Would You Choose?

  1. Patrick Avood

    I would choose Stella Artois. I live in Michigan and have access to all the craft beers I have ever wanted but my fall back is always Stella Artois. 600+ years of brewing just give me a chalice and I will be happy.

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  4. James Cunningham

    Well, I’d probably choose our Amber Ale. If I wanted more sweetness, I’d add maple syrup (like our maple amber). If I wanted more hoppiness, I’d run it through a randall and get some dry hopped goodness. As a base beer, for all sorts of goodness… Chatham Brewing Amber!

  5. Joe B

    Probably the Sierra Nevada Kellerweis… Goes well with everything, and makes a great session beer

  6. Darth Tanion

    Ichnusa. It’s a Sardinian beer and tastes amazing. Sadly it is rarer than rocking horse poo here in Australia.

  7. DIA Post author

    Thank you guys for all of the great comments and insight. Keep them coming. This weekend we’ll be tasting all of your favorites, or at least we’ll try. Cheers to all of you.

  8. TG

    I’d pick an altbier, because it’s kind of in between several styles, but still very easy to drink. Maybe Uerige.

  9. Harry

    I’d have to go with Rare Vos by Brewery Ommegang. I only discovered it a few months ago, but I’m in love. A perfect amber ale with a strong, malty base and sweet, bitter hops.

  10. ASasquatchHoax

    Dogfish Head 120 min IPA for sure!! Mostly because of how well it ages and how much the aging changes the quality of the beer

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