Old school bowhunter favorite beverage
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BOX CALL 02-Jun-18
Woods Walker 02-Jun-18
Paul@thefort 02-Jun-18
wyobullshooter 02-Jun-18
Boreal 02-Jun-18
Scoot 02-Jun-18
PoudreCanyon 02-Jun-18
JTV 02-Jun-18
Jaquomo 02-Jun-18
Rutnrod1995 02-Jun-18
Owl 02-Jun-18
jmiller 02-Jun-18
Ben 02-Jun-18
oldgoat 02-Jun-18
Screwball 03-Jun-18
Dooner 03-Jun-18
Brotsky 03-Jun-18
TD 03-Jun-18
Killinstuff 03-Jun-18
Bowboy 03-Jun-18
midwest 03-Jun-18
Inshart 03-Jun-18
WV Mountaineer 03-Jun-18
Deertick 03-Jun-18
standswittaknife 03-Jun-18
White Falcon 03-Jun-18
kscowboy 03-Jun-18
greg simon 03-Jun-18
Will tell 03-Jun-18
hunting dad 03-Jun-18
scentman 03-Jun-18
BIG BEAR 03-Jun-18
Bowbender 03-Jun-18
brooktrout59 03-Jun-18
bighorn 03-Jun-18
Pig Doc 03-Jun-18
GMC 03-Jun-18
Pig Doc 03-Jun-18
Duke 03-Jun-18
PAbowhunter1064 04-Jun-18
PAbowhunter1064 04-Jun-18
Fuzzy 04-Jun-18
ELKMAN 04-Jun-18
White Falcon 04-Jun-18
HighLife 04-Jun-18
longspeak74 04-Jun-18
South Farm 04-Jun-18
Busta'Ribs 04-Jun-18
osageghost 04-Jun-18
White Falcon 04-Jun-18
buckhammer 04-Jun-18
boothill 04-Jun-18
huntr4477 04-Jun-18
BOX CALL 04-Jun-18
BOX CALL 04-Jun-18
oldgoat 04-Jun-18
carcus 04-Jun-18
BIG BEAR 04-Jun-18
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Rut Nut 04-Jun-18
fubar racin 04-Jun-18
LBshooter 04-Jun-18
Tonybear61 04-Jun-18
Strapped 04-Jun-18
White Falcon 06-Jun-18
OkieJ 06-Jun-18
BOX CALL 06-Jun-18
Hackbow 06-Jun-18
HighLife 06-Jun-18
Heat 06-Jun-18
ryanrc 06-Jun-18
76aggie 07-Jun-18
sheds 07-Jun-18
rooster 08-Jun-18
12yards 08-Jun-18
elk yinzer 08-Jun-18
gobbler 08-Jun-18
Kevin Dill 08-Jun-18
jcurri 08-Jun-18
Whocares 08-Jun-18
Boreal 08-Jun-18
Vids 08-Jun-18
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SteveB 09-Jun-18
RD in WI 09-Jun-18
tundrajumper 10-Jun-18
surfrat 11-Jun-18
Nimrod90 11-Jun-18
From: BOX CALL
02-Jun-18
Yep its a Friday nite,I'm divorced,fletching up some arrows,and enjoying some old school blue ribbons.yep I like bow hunter but I also enjoy a good old school beer.,any other blue ribbon drinkers out there,

From: Woods Walker
02-Jun-18
I'm an infrequent beer (or any alcohol) drinker, but when I do imbibe I like either Coors or Lonestar if I can get it.

But whatever brew it is, KEEP THE FRUIT OUT OF IT!!!

From: Paul@thefort
02-Jun-18
Fat Tire maybe one once a month.

02-Jun-18
Ha! You’re a day behind! I don’t always drink beer, but when I do, I drink Blue Moon. In fact, I’m enjoying a couple Honey Wheats right now while I’m mowing the lawn. ;-)

From: Boreal
02-Jun-18
My go to is Newcastle brown ale.

From: Scoot
02-Jun-18
Any light beer is fine by me. But I also really like Surly's Todd the Axeman. Plus a few dozen other beers...

From: PoudreCanyon
02-Jun-18
I’m ok with PBR, but in Northern Colorado, my Miller High Life is at least a buck cheaper per 12 pack:)

From: JTV
02-Jun-18
Sun Tea, no sugar/twist of lemon, I drink a gallon every two days or so ..... no alcohol, it interferes with my running and my prostate .. ...

From: Jaquomo
02-Jun-18
I had a tall boy PBR at the mountain bar the other night because it was on sale and was feeling old school. But I prefer Full Sail Amber.

From: Rutnrod1995
02-Jun-18
I may be a touch younger than most on this site, but I figured out that my body and mind prefer the taste of a cold Point Root Beer. Here in Wisconsin I think it's the best soda money can buy. It even includes a little Wisconsin Honey... I'll leave the drinkin' up to my mother.

From: Owl
02-Jun-18
No more beer for me but it'll be my favorite food group until the day I die.:) When I did drink, my favorites were Stouts and Porters. The Alaskan Brewing Company used to make an Oatmeal Stout that was almost perfection. Many great ambers and lagers out there. Never was an IPA fan.

I drank a good many of those Oatmeal Stouts while grounded in Anchorage about 8 years ago. That will always be my "official bowhunting brew."

From: jmiller
02-Jun-18
In the summer you can't go wrong with Old Style or Grain Belt. Mowing the grass, fishing catfish, or sitting on the deck, those are my go to beers.

From: Ben
02-Jun-18
Linenkugel Sunset Wheat, ummm.

From: oldgoat
02-Jun-18

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This is my go to! We make craploads and craploads of PBR cans at work, and I'm talking in the millions of cans on a regular basis, so somebody is drinking it!

From: Screwball
03-Jun-18
Kokanee, buy a case every year at pine acres last me a year.

From: Dooner
03-Jun-18
I rarely drink beer anymore, and I've cut way back on wine with dinner. If I'm feeling in the mood for a sun-downer, I prefer a vodka tonic with a fresh slice of lemon.

From: Brotsky
03-Jun-18
Spotted Cow for this guy! Just have to keep my supply up with my WI connections! :)

From: TD
03-Jun-18
I may be old, but not old school..... I get schooled fresh and new on a near daily basis.

I'll drink most any beer.... not a beer snob. If I'm buyin' it I like Corrona mostly..... if in the mood for beer shake New Castle or a Guinness.

Light beer? A bowsiter the other day (I think his initials were FN) put it best. Light beer is like sex in a canoe..... you fill it the blanks......

But if somebody else is buyin' and that's all there is...... I love light beer....... thank you, don't mind if I do..... =D

From: Killinstuff
03-Jun-18
Agree TD, my favorite beer is a free one. Nothing better than someone offering you a beer or me sharing mine.

From: Bowboy
03-Jun-18
I prefer the new beers. Mainly prefer Angry Orchard Crisp Apple. I do like corona or coors.

From: midwest
03-Jun-18

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I like beer. Busch Light to local crafts but no IPA's, thank you. Enjoyed a 'Tip The Cow' milk stout yesterday afternoon at our favorite brewery and brought home a growler of a limited light ale to enjoy while grilling out tonight.

Anyone ever try one of the sours? Interesting!

From: Inshart
03-Jun-18
Not really very often - almost a must have when grilling though. When I do, I prefer Miller 64. I keep a case in the fridge for company mostly.

An "after elk kill" celebratory drink is a White Russian.

03-Jun-18
If I drink a beer, I drink Corona. I am Gluten sensitive and normal beers wear me out with allergies and gut issues. It's ok by me because I enjoy the taste of corona quit a bit. However, I rarely drink beer or any alcohol.

From: Deertick
03-Jun-18
PBR if it's on tap ... I think my neighbor drinks it because he knows I won't drink all of his beer. Beer is good, but I don't drink it much anymore ... not good on my gut and lots of extra calories. Besides ... I think I've drank enough beer in my life for several people. I should leave some for the rest of you

03-Jun-18
I’ll take a natural light anytime..

From: White Falcon
03-Jun-18
Falstaff or Lone Star!

From: kscowboy
03-Jun-18
Danny/standswithaknife, my friends and I still drink the “Frat Water.” I was at a wedding the other weekend and we took wedding photos featuring Natty Light.

Rainier/Vitamin R is also a solid selection. My fly fishing guide friends and I usually have that as our go-to. Longmire on Netflix made it more popular, as that’s what he was drinking. I’d like to think we were ahead of the curve for once in our lives!

From: greg simon
03-Jun-18

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Yukon Gold. Of course it tastes best in Whitehorse Yukon with a steak dinner your first night out of the bush from a moose hunt!

From: Will tell
03-Jun-18
Moose Droll if I'm in Montana, Lone Star Draft in Texas, Yengling, Straub, or good old Iron City in my home state of Pa. Iron City was our favorite growing up, you could get 12 pack cheap.lol Don't drink nothing but water these days.

From: hunting dad
03-Jun-18
Don't drink it much, but when I do, it's A&W or Mugs Up for sure. No diet stuff either.

From: scentman
03-Jun-18
Labbatt Blue ehe? I live near Buffalo NY and we love our Canadian beer ehe... i never grow tired for a Blue.

From: BIG BEAR
03-Jun-18

From: Bowbender
03-Jun-18
Now, that it's summer, a bucket of Corona's always hits the spot. 'Specially after a day of yard work, crack one open, pull out the bow, shoot a few arrows, watch the sun set.. I do like Yuengling, Dogfish Head 60 IPA,.... Of course Knob Creek or Makers 46 over a cube or two ain't bad either.

From: brooktrout59
03-Jun-18
Guinness is as close to Heaven as you can get and a Guinness in Ireland feels like you are there!!!!!!!

From: bighorn
03-Jun-18
I'm pretty versatile but after the hunt it's the Blue mts. Coors Light, before the hunt to make you steady it's a shot of some High West Whiskey from Utah, or some Tito's vodka with lime juice, pitch in a glass of Red Wine before bed my heart doc said it was good for me. You can put these in any order you prefer. Life Is Good!

From: Pig Doc
03-Jun-18
Not Coors Light!

From: GMC
03-Jun-18
Dad always told me, "there's only 2 kinds of beer, warm and cold"! I LOVE cold PBR!

From: Pig Doc
03-Jun-18

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From: Duke
03-Jun-18
An ice cold Sam Adams lager.

04-Jun-18

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Lmao, Pig Doc!! You beat me to it!!

I normally adhere to all the man laws....

04-Jun-18

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...but damn....these things go down waaaayyyy too easy! Definitely my new go to summer beer!

From: Fuzzy
04-Jun-18
when I want a "red eye" it's Blue Ribbon. When I visit Bowling's Hot Dog stand in Rocky Mount VA it's Blue Ribbon (for old time's sake) when I lived in a log cabin with no electric service, no refrigeration, and no indoor plumbing, I kept my beer and cold drinks in the spring box. I favored Blue Ribbon then b/c it tasted a little better at 60 degrees, than some of the other lower end commercial beers. I rarely drink beer now b/c of blood sugar issues.

From: ELKMAN
04-Jun-18
I love to try different beers from all around the world. As far as PBR, it's an on tap only beer for me. Never tasted a beer so different from on tap, to in a can. It is GREAT on tap though.

From: White Falcon
04-Jun-18

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From: HighLife
04-Jun-18
Despite some sugar and blood pressure issues yeah I know spare me the lecture. ( I have a doctor for that). When it comes to sport drinking it's Miller Highlife Light. Not that I don't enjoy Boulevard wheat now and than around the club campfire.....Or other fine craft beers. In Africa it's Castles and a lot can't find it in the states ;>

From: longspeak74
04-Jun-18
Leinies Original. Nothing better!

From: South Farm
04-Jun-18
Give me Hamms or give me death!

From: Busta'Ribs
04-Jun-18
Grew up swiping High Life’s, Rolling Rocks and Ballantine from my Pop. Can’t get Ballentine anymore, but a cold Rock and the “Chapagne of Beers” are still my go-to’s On a hot day.

From: osageghost
04-Jun-18
Pbr or mgd for me, speaking of ballentine my father was a Rheingold or schaeffer man, anyone remember them ?

From: White Falcon
04-Jun-18
Jack's

From: buckhammer
04-Jun-18
The best tasting beer are the free ones in your buddys fridge!

From: boothill
04-Jun-18
standswittaknife, my favorites are local to you, the 8 Second Kolsch and First Cast from Elevation Brewing in Poncha and then there is the Amber from Soulcraft in Salida. Brought a bunch home when was there last month.

From: huntr4477
04-Jun-18
Stroh's or Yuengling

From: BOX CALL
04-Jun-18
Tried the summer shandy,puke,remember the ballantine ale,and Schaeffer's.used to get iron city in bottles ,and anybody remember Vinci or old frothensloch beer.dad drank old dutch beer.

From: BOX CALL
04-Jun-18
Meant to say Cinci beer.auto correct nailed me.or even hudepol,14K,lots of good old school brews not around anymore.

From: oldgoat
04-Jun-18
Box Call we are making another couple million PBR cans right now at work, thanks for keeping us busy!

From: carcus
04-Jun-18
Labatt lite for beerz, crown royal is my whiskey that i like a little too much

From: BIG BEAR
04-Jun-18

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Here's to you Iron City fans !!

From: BIG BEAR
04-Jun-18

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Some of you really old farts probably remember the old oil cans........

From: Rut Nut
04-Jun-18
Rolling Rock was my “go to” beer when I was younger. Then Yuengling Lager came out- been a Yuengling Man ever since!

From: fubar racin
04-Jun-18
Beer no longer fits into my daily caloric intake but when it did Coors original was the way to go

From: LBshooter
04-Jun-18
Love the past, also love the classic can.

From: Tonybear61
04-Jun-18
All good except the Guiness, Give me a Jager as a chaser to celebrate after successful hunt is over.

During Bock season can't beat Lienies Big Butt

From: Strapped
04-Jun-18
IPA for me. Give me a cold Fantasy Factory or Psuedo sue in a glass and I'm happy. Make that 5 or 6.

From: White Falcon
06-Jun-18
frothensloch beer, the beer with the foam on the bottom!

From: OkieJ
06-Jun-18
No Stag fans?

From: BOX CALL
06-Jun-18
Years ago there was a blue ribbon bock,and nowadays there is shiner bock from Texas.here in Columbus,Ohio lots of brewery's sprang up with the German immigrants coming in and lots of meat markets.most of the old brewery buildings are now big high priced yuppy and hipster apartments.there is some craft brewers starting.

From: Hackbow
06-Jun-18
True American "old school" beer is Yuengling. Oldest continuous brewery operating in the US. Also happens to be my favorite everyday drinking beer, especially on tap. We are currently deprived of that pleasure in TX. However, I can be in Shreveport, LA in about 2.5 hrs.

Guinness is my favorite all-occasion beer. You can dress it up, slug it down and it is low in calories and ABV (surprising to some, but true). Also great to cook with.

My favorite North Texas local brews are 1) Peticolas Brewing Co's 'Velvet Hammer'. Only available on tap in the DFW area. 9% Red Ale/Strong Ale/Imperial. 2) '100 Million Angels Singing' by Texas Ale Project is a 9.2% Double IPA that finishes as bitter as the day is long.

Can't Miss-Find Almost Anywhere-Beers: Bell's 'Two Hearted Ale', New Belgium's 'Fat Tire' and 'Negra Modelo'

Beer With My Last Meal on Earth: Ayinger 'Celebrator Dopplebock' - Fave.Beer.Ever.

Honorable Mentions: Stacked on shelves and ready to be pulled from taps all across this great land. So many great beers, so little time. I like tasty, expensive beers but I won't turn down a free one from a friend or neighbor.

From: HighLife
06-Jun-18
STAG!!!!! Yeah once a year at Wisconsin deer camp and than only one .

From: Heat
06-Jun-18
I like beer but I am also starting to like the ciders on the dry side. Glider Cider from Colorado is the best I've tried yet but Ace Joker is good too. Not anywhere near as sweet or high in sugar content as something like an Angry Orchard.

Like a lot of other things in life, I like a variety. I don't have a favorite beer. I really like Newcastle Nut Brown Ale. That even tastes OK when not ice cold. Also a big fan of Anchor Steam and Ballast Point Sculpin IPA. Bohemia is my favorite Mexican beer but I also like Negra Modelo. Arizona Beers I like are Kilt Lifter from Four Peaks and Flagstaff Brewing Lumberyard IPA. I also remember SweetWater Ale being really good when I was vacationing in N. Carolina last summer. That's just a small sample size of beers I like that come to mind. The BEST beer is free and ice cold!

Cheers Brothers!

From: ryanrc
06-Jun-18
Nothing tastes better to me than ice cold water, but I do have a tradition of drinking a cold lemon lime Gatorade after dragging a deer out of the woods. If I am drinking alcohol, it is probably an Alaskan amber ale, a fat tire, a Guinness, or sometimes a Pacifico. But if it is cold and not hoppy, I am good to go.

From: 76aggie
07-Jun-18
Rolling Rock is a great hot weather, summertime beer. Vodka Tonic is summertime drink. Dark beer in wintertime along with Dark hootch. Crown Royal. I am a seasonal drinker by choice and an anything drinker when necessity dictates.

From: sheds
07-Jun-18
Only one kind of beer, Bud and free! also life is too short to drink light beer!

From: rooster
08-Jun-18
Just about anything Sam Adams for me. Rocking the Summer Ale lately.

From: 12yards
08-Jun-18
I don't drink much beer, but if I went old school it would maybe be Miller High Life. When I do drink beer I have a two beer limit and it is usually a Mich Golden Draft Light. Once in awhile I will buy some Kokanee. That is good stuff. Honestly a case or case and a half would probably last me a year.

From: elk yinzer
08-Jun-18
Hackbow gets it, great list man.

Always in my fridge: Yuengling

Good occasionally when the funds are tight and for college nostalgia: Lionshead or Genny Cream Ale

Only tastes good at the family hunting camp: Keystone Light. Can't explain it, it's what's been on tap there for decades and for some reason it tastes amazing after spending 12 hours 20 feet up a tree or dragging a deer out.

Favorite crafty beers most places sell: Bell's Two Hearted, Southern Tier Live

Goes down way easy in swampass summer heat: Bud Light Lime or Corona with a lime

I drink Scotch and Bourbon once or twice a year just to remind myself liquor tastes like ass.

From: gobbler
08-Jun-18

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From: Kevin Dill
08-Jun-18
Devil's Backbone Vienna Lager or Gold Leaf Lager. Mama's Little Yella Pils by Oskar Blues. Drop Kick Ale. Kentucky Bourbon Ale. Alaska Brewing Co Amber Ale. Denali Brewing Co Kolsch. Kona Longboard. Sigh......

From: jcurri
08-Jun-18
I'm old but I would still recommend ninja v unicorn ipa which is not old.

From: Whocares
08-Jun-18
I enjoy a Lonely Blonde every so often.

From: Boreal
08-Jun-18
In November I bought a decanter of Utopias. I haven't cracked it open yet. If I sold shots to all the people that want to try it, I'd more than double my money on it!

From: Vids
08-Jun-18
We are living in the golden age of beer right now, so many good ones out there. I can't believe I used to drink Budweiser and Miller Lite!

Scoot nailed it early in this thread - Todd the Axe Man could be the best beer I've ever had. Surly brewing just doesn't make a bad beer. Another great one is Crank Yanker from Eddyline brewery in Buena Vista, all of you coming out to CO this fall should swing in there and have a pint.

From: bud
09-Jun-18

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Choice of a small eclectic somewhat refined group of bowhunters. Some have been accused (Wrongly) of being politically incorrect. They have been,known to hunt with self bows,longbows, recurves, and compounds without any remorse. Some have even filled a late season cow tag with a rifle. I know......

From: SteveB
09-Jun-18
A finger of a good bourbon every now and then.......more now, less then.

From: RD in WI
09-Jun-18
Beer = Point lager from Stevens Point, Wisconsin - Leinenkugel's and New Glarus are acceptable alternatives. Tequila = Herradura - my wife and I sip it while playing ping pong (its yummy)

From: tundrajumper
10-Jun-18
Alaskan amber, it also makes great pancakes, and i use it as an egg wash when frying fish.

From: surfrat
11-Jun-18
I love a good IPA, preferably one made here in California -- Green Flash, Stone, El Segundo Brewing, Lagunitas, etc. In any case I don't touch any of that foreign-owned crap - Bud, etc.

From: Nimrod90
11-Jun-18
Most generally Miller Lite or Rolling Rock for me but recently discovered Michelob Ultra Lime Cactus and I am hooked, so damn good! Unfortunately only found in 6 packs so far.

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