Originally Posted by Swatcsi
I think it's time I joined this thread, I've started to enjoy the taste of beer, and have been on the search of the latest and greatest. So far the 'new' beers I've tried Rolling Rock (liked it) , Guinness (being my favorite so far), Alexander Keith's Pale Ale (good), Tuborg (Did not like it at all), Sapporo (not bad), Tankhouse (liked it) Stella Artois (was ok), Dos equis (didn't like it that much), Strongbow (was ok at first, don't like it that much anymore). In my fridge right now is Kronenbourg, Apostel Brau, Faxe, and Furstenberg.
So I'm wondering what are some of the staples of "great" beer that I will probably overlook, any that really stand out, I'm very of new to this. I used to drink Corona, and Budweiser a bit but after having some much better stuff I realize there is some really good tasting beer out there!
First off, Strongbow is a cider, not a beer. As for the rest of the beers you have sampled so far, most seem to be from the big multinationals and I wouldn't waste my time on them, but as you have come from drinking Corona and Buttwiper I suppose some of them are an improvement ;-)
I have never really been too impressed by most Canadian craft beers, but while taking a look at what is available in your neck of the woods I saw this and really would love to try it:
A friend just came back from Canada and had I known I would have had him bring me back a bottle. Looks seasonal, so probably will not be around when he goes back. A lot of the other Muskoka beers look good as well.
If you want to take a step up I would start sampling the beers on this page:
Looks like you might like the pale ales, and maybe even the IPAs. I have always liked the Belgian style Unibroue beers, but you might want to try other beers first as the Unibroue beers are pretty strong and not yet to your liking.