Ok...Enough is enough. Ready to upgrade to a better beer. Done with the macro-swill...

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Me, I like fresh beer, and with some of the places I have in my area, and so many to chose from, I don't know how they keep track of the dates on beer. I think it's the vendor's job to control that aspect, but I am constantly checking dates, but sometimes there is no date, or you don't know if the date is when it is made, or when it expires. This is where a true IPA alleviates that to an extend. Still, nothing like fresh beer.
 

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Lately, I've been drinking one from Yuengling (which is only about an hour from me here in PA!) called Lord Chesterfield Ale. Doesn't cost too much, has a little more fullness than Yuengling Lager (almost as if you were heading from the Lager toward an IPA style).

Actually, Yuengling has been a go-to for me when I want to try various styles. They make a good Porter as well as do a limited run of Hershey's chocolate, which features slightly bitter chocolate flavor from the cocoa nibs in the brewing.
 

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Oh, and today, I just feel awesome. No macroswill "hangover" or chemical fog.
I am never drinking that crap again. If I cannot afford a better beer, I will just wait till I can...
That Founders All Day is solid too, lighter than normal IPAs, and I found the experience more of a sipping enjoyment than pounding bottles of Bud or Coors Light just to feel something. Really, it's night and day.
 

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Oh, and today, I just feel awesome. No macroswill "hangover" or chemical fog.
I am never drinking that crap again. If I cannot afford a better beer, I will just wait till I can...
That Founders All Day is solid too, lighter than normal IPAs, and I found the experience more of a sipping enjoyment than pounding bottles of Bud or Coors Light just to feel something. Really, it's night and day.
Yeah, there is something to be said about the difference between drinking lots of cheap beer as opposed to drinking and enjoying a good beer that costs a little more. Getting a buzz from the better beer feels more worth it!
 

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Several very good breweries -- I'm not sure whether to call them microstills or not :) -- have popped up in the Worcester area in the last 10 years. My favorites are the IPAs produced by these, most especially Wormtown brewery. They have a "Don't Worry" and a "Be Hoppy" IPA, both yummy. Be Hoppy's pretty well known.

Anyway, as Fro said, Woody, try 'em and find what you like.

Personally, I'm not into the craft "sour" beer trend. Can't stand 'em actually. But I'm sure you can find local microbrews that you like.
+1 for Wormtown.
Be Hoppy is a solid, reliable good beer (IPA actually of course).
 

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Lately, I've been drinking one from Yuengling (which is only about an hour from me here in PA!) called Lord Chesterfield Ale. Doesn't cost too much, has a little more fullness than Yuengling Lager (almost as if you were heading from the Lager toward an IPA style).

Actually, Yuengling has been a go-to for me when I want to try various styles. They make a good Porter as well as do a limited run of Hershey's chocolate, which features slightly bitter chocolate flavor from the cocoa nibs in the brewing.

Yuengling... America's Oldest brewery. And, just a little over an hour away from the birth of the dreadnaught guitar. Founded just about the same time (shortly after America's Independence?)

Coincidence...?
 

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Yuengling Lager was first introduced in the DFW area last month. It is being made in Ft Worth under the strict supervision of Yuengling. I'm a sucker for anything I haven't tasted so... It's an American commercial type tasting beer.
 

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Yuengling Lager was first introduced in the DFW area last month. It is being made in Ft Worth under the strict supervision of Yuengling. I'm a sucker for anything I haven't tasted so... It's an American commercial type tasting beer.
I think you're selling it a bit short... But that being said, I do prefer Shiner Bock, I must admit.
 

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Several very good breweries -- I'm not sure whether to call them microstills or not :) -- have popped up in the Worcester area in the last 10 years. My favorites are the IPAs produced by these, most especially Wormtown brewery. They have a "Don't Worry" and a "Be Hoppy" IPA, both yummy. Be Hoppy's pretty well known.

Anyway, as Fro said, Woody, try 'em and find what you like.

Personally, I'm not into the craft "sour" beer trend. Can't stand 'em actually. But I'm sure you can find local microbrews that you like.

My favorite local brewery out of Worcester is Greater Good. Their Greylock and Wooo! are Imperial IPAs at 12% and 10% abv. Very flavorful. Mikey likes it!

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My favorite local brewery out of Worcester is Greater Good. Their Greylock and Wooo! are Imperial IPAs at 12% and 10% abv. Very flavorful. Mikey likes it!

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Being in New England, you're not far from Heady Topper country, which might be the best east coast IPA I've tried by a very narrow margin.

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Going to Portland Maine the first weekend of November to (finally) visit my mom's 96 year old baby sister. Portland has so many good microbreweries, and our hotel is just down the street from the Maine Beer Company, which has my second and third favorite east coast IPAs

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The guy that runs my local beer distributor always asks me to bring back some bombers of the Dinner, because it's impossible to get here on Long Island.
 

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Being in New England, you're not far from Heady Topper country, which might be the best east coast IPA I've tried by a very narrow margin.

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Going to Portland Maine the first weekend of November to (finally) visit my mom's 96 year old baby sister. Portland has so many good microbreweries, and our hotel is just down the street from the Maine Beer Company, which has my second and third favorite east coast IPAs

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The guy that runs my local beer distributor always asks me to bring back some bombers of the Dinner, because it's impossible to get here on Long Island.
This is a classic heavy bodied hazy IPA, and legendary because of its limited production.

Personally, I am a big fan of--

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Last weekend, I was out visiting family near Chicago for a wedding. At the reception I tried the Goose Island Hazy IPA and was actually surprised by it. I liked it, and I don't like a lot of IPAs because they tend to be too bitter to me.
 
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