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Friday Question of the Day – What’s Your Favorite Imported Beer?

by Prince Of Petworth March 14, 2013 at 10:22 pm 46 Comments


We’ve spoken a lot about our favorite local beers and craft beers but today I want to talk about imported beers. I had a delicious Japanese White Beer ( Hitachino Nest) at Red Rocks and I’m hooked on it. Though it’s pretty damn expensive at Red Rocks I’ve seen it at time at D’Vines in 750ml bottles for around 10 bucks. Anyway it’s delicious – if you like white beer and see it offered, you should give it a taste. What’s your favorite imported beer?

  • Michael

    St. Bernardus 12

    • +1 St. Bernardus is my favorite quad.
      I would also add a good Gueuze to the list.

    • Ben

      Agree. It’s as close to Westvleteren 12 a you will find without going there yourself as the St. Bernardus brewery used to brew for the Westvleteren monastery.

      Delicious, delicious beer. A close second is just about any other Belgium beers – I’m a big fan of Saison’s in the Spring and Summer.

      • Agreed. I’ve gone to the Cafe “In de vrede” at the Westvleteren monastery and think the St. Bernardus 12 holds its own against the Westy 12. That said, can’t go wrong with either.

  • Strafe Hendrik. Either the triple or the quadruple.

  • Anon


  • DF


  • jilska

    Delirium Tremens

    • TakomaNick


      I’m usually too cheap to buy it but it’s so tasty….

    • mmm. my fav too!

  • I’ve always hated sour beers until I tried Duchess de Bourgogne.

    • Anonymous

      I just tried that last week and hot damn is that stuff great. I do love all the sour beers I’ve had though.

    • Anonymous

      I’m a big sour beer fan and the Duchess de Bourgogne is one of the very best (and seems to have very wide appeal).

  • I980archie

    Don de dieu

  • anon

    La Chouffe. period.

    • Ben

      Another good choice!

    • That beer

      Chouffe Houblon Dobbelen IPA Tripel

      That’s the best import on my list. They perfected that hybrid of IPA and Belgian. Just be wary of the 750ml green glass bottle. The skunk factor will ruin the experience.

  • Matt

    Labatt ;)

    • Matt

      Seriously though, Belhaven Scotch Ale

    • Not Molsons?

  • Anonymous


  • PG

    I don’t really have a favorite, but my standard import (when I’m not sure what I want) is Pilsner Urquell. I also love British beer and Guinness.

  • Alex


  • German Hefeweizen. Very different than US Hefeweizen. More rich, malty and tasty. It’s my latest beer crush.

  • Smithwick’s, because it tastes good and I used to live next to the factory in Ireland.

  • KenyonDweller

    Westmalle tripel, followed closely by Tripel Karmeliet.

  • ShawShank

    Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale

    • Prince Of Petworth

      Have you found that in DC?

      • ShawShank

        I’ve seen it at Whole Foods on P St. in the past and I believe they serve it at Kushi.

      • Alexis

        I’ve had it at the bar at The Source

      • Anonymous

        I had it at TAAN Ramen.

      • Itchy Mitch

        D’vines gets the Red Rice in on occasion…

        As far as favorite imports, one that’s been mentioned, La Chouffe Houblon Dobbelen IPA Tripel, ranks way up there but I’ve got to say Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge is my favorite imported beer, a delicious Flanders Red sour.

    • anon

      their White Ale is amazing too. great choice. you can get that at Izakaya Seki.

  • For St. Patrick’s day I’d hoist a Black and Tan. Its the nickname for the British army who came over to Ireland in 1916 to quell the Easter rebellion wearing half summer half winter uniforms. It’s also half Guiness and half Harp (or other) ale.

  • Anonymous

    Molson Golden.

  • Rave – Its Friday
    Rave – I get to hang out with my mother, brother, and cousin today
    Rave – Learning that if you ask you shall receive
    Rant – I cannot find anything to rant about!

  • Сам дурак

    London Pride by Fullers.
    Baltika #7 – it might not be amazing, but it’s from my home country :)

  • Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse. First time I had this was in Munich.

  • Fantome Saison. I used to think Saison Dupont was the bomb until I tried this.

    A close second goes to Rochefort 10.

  • XO

    My favorite beer that I wish someone would import: Hachenburger Pils. You never forget your first…

    That said, my favorite beer that is actually imported is Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier.

  • Anonymous

    Grimbergen Dubbel!

  • Rococo


  • Stanley Kowalski


  • TG

    I still love me some Chimay. The blue one.

  • The End of History by BrewDog. Hard to beat a $765, 110 proof beer that is served inside of a taxidermied stoat.

  • Rukasu

    Rodenbach Grand Cru


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