Berliner Weisse? I didn’t know that they even made wheat beer in Berlin.
Anyways I am partial to Bavarian beers for lagers and for wheat beers. For lagers, so far, I think that I like the standard Augustiner lager the best.
For wheat beers, Franziskaner. I think I have also tried the Ayinger at some point, but I don’t really remember it.
Both these beers are nothing more than upper-bracket industrial, yet I find them better than pretty much everything I have tried outside of Bavaria, which I find are always too flat, or too sweet, or just lack that punch.
For ales (or say, ale-type) IMO nothing comes close to Belgian trappists, the Westmalle (the one with the beige sticker) being my favorite I think.
Big fan of west coast style IPAs, but really like Dogfishhead’s 90-minute imperial IPA. Once ran across a $10 since 12-ounce 120 minute IPA but I couldn’t justify it, although I was told it was ~20% alcohol so that could have been fun.
I had a really delicious red ale while traveling through Omaha NE about 6 years ago. To this day regret not written down the name of that beer…
I’m a stout and porter guy. Not super particular either. Bitter, sweet, smoky, spicy I like them all. Coffee, chocolate, peppers, fruits are all welcome in the pool. A personal favorite is Buffalo Sweat Oatmeal Cream Stout from Tallgrass Brewing out of Manhattan Kansas. That said, Minneapolis and Saint Paul have a fantastic micro-brewing community and much of what I end up drinking is picked up at a taproom and isn’t really canned or bottled. You get some amazing flavors- I recently had a peanut butter porter that was liquid perfection- but you also run into limited availability. It sucks to find something you love and then find out that it was an experimental and they might never make it again. Luckily, I’ve got about 30 bottles of bourbon at home for when I can’t make a decision on beer.