American Beer Day: What's Mark Curtis' favorite?

Thursday's weird holiday is American Beer Day, so we thought it would be fun to ask some members of Team 12 what their favorite U.S. beer is.

We got a variety of answers from our on- and off-air folks who love a good brew.

Reporter Ryan Cody said he loves a good Boston Lager from Sam Adams, a nice standby for folks back east and out here in the Southwest alike.

Mark Curtis is all about that low-calorie life to maintain prime anchor physique. He said he's a big fan of Michelob Ultra.

Morning reporter Nico Santos likes to mix it up a little bit.

"I don't love beer, but I'll take a Bud Light michelada almost any day!" he said. "It's cold and freshening, spicy and strong. It's not necessarily my go-to drink, but are few better ways to get the weekend started."

Sports producer Matthew Johnson just couldn't choose only one beer (which he likened to picking a favorite child). He picked Chicago Cubs-inspired Magic In The Ivy from Tempe's own Huss Brewing and Pliny the Elder from Russian River in California.

"Russian River perfected this Double IPA, but they also perfected the art of rarity with it," he said. "You really can’t find it anywhere outside of California, and even there its hard to find."

Reporter William Pitts stuck to his local roots, choosing Valley favorite Four Peaks' Kiltlifter, saying he'd never found another beer like the ASU mainstay.

As for me, I'd have to go with Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues in Longmont, Colorado. You may be able to find a beer with more panache, but Dale's is reliably outstanding and holds a special place in my stomach.

Copyright 2016 KPNX


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