Originally Posted by romafan
People are going off-topic. *Nothing fancy, strange, hard-to-find*
With one or two exceptions, none of the aforementioned beers are very strange or exotic. Not served at every single bar, sure, but easy enough to find at a place with a respectable selection.
The Texas part of me wants to endorse the Shiner Bock choice earlier in this thread, but I find it nothing more than an average bock. I vacillate between dark beers (porters/stouts) and wheat beers. Among the more commonly available dark beers, Guiness and Sierra Nevada porter are my favorites. The quality of a Guiness tap and pour varies widely and as a previously poster mentioned, a poor one will taste like ashtray rinse. Among common wheat beers, my favorites, in order, are Schneider Weisse, Franziskaner Hefeweissen, and Paulaner Hefeweissen. Both Blue Moon and Hoegaarden have too much of an acidic finish. The Belgians should stick to Trappist ales. The Heinekens and Sapporos and Yeunglings and Stellas of the world are all decidely bland and useful only when in locales where the water is not potable and respectable beers are not available.