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The Great Beer Survey: A Taste of SE:NYC 2015

Twice the Great Beer Survey has been performed at comic conventions in New York City. And twice Guinness has steamrolled all competition.

Look, you know it’s going to win again. But what other kinds of weird things are your favorite comic creators drinking these days? We stumbled into Special Edition: NYC 2015 to ask another 50 of the brightest stars in the industry the most burning question of all, “What’s your favorite beer?”

Adam Warren (Dirty Pair, Empowered): “That’s a tough one.” — Illusive Traveler Shandy — “I don’t mind the slightly goofy things.”

Alex Sanchez (JSA Classified, Katana): Red Stripe

Cary Nord (Daredevil, Conan the Legend): “Good question.” — Big Rock Brewery Traditional Ale

Peter David (X-Factor, Incredible Hulk): “I don’t drink beer.”

Natalie Nourigat (Deadpool, A Boy and a Girl): Shock Top Belgian White

Colleen Coover (Bandette, Small Favors): Migration Brewing Cream Ale

Michael Golden (Micronauts, The ‘Nam): “I don’t drink beer.”

Ron Chan (Plants vs. Zombies: Apocalypse): The beers of Occidental Brewing Company and 10 Barrel Brewing

Cory Smith (Magnus Robot Fighter, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles): Goose Island IPA

Frank Barbiere (Avengers World, Solar: Man of the Atom): Stella Artois — “It’s crisp.”

Ken Knudtsen (My Monkey’s Name is Jennifer): Flying Dog Raging B---h (partly because Ralph Steadman drew the label)

Josh Dahl (Rapid City: Below Zero): Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA — “That’s what beer tastes like.”

Ricardo Lopez Ortiz (Zero): “I’m an IPA guy.”

Becky Cloonan
(Gotham Academy, American Vampire): “I was just in England, and the beers — oh my God.” Beavertown Bloody ‘Ell Blood Orange IPA

Brett Weldele
(Ultimate Spider-Man, The Surrogates): “I live in Portland, and it’s hard to pick.” Chocolate stouts on nitro.

Jason Quinones
(Beer and Cookies): Guinness on tap

Dennis Calero (X-Factor, Legion of Superheroes): Kasteel Rouge

Patrick S. Reilly (Grey, Me): Shock Top Belgian White

Scott Hanna (Amazing Spider-Man, Detective Comics): “I don’t drink.”

Nicole Virella (Night of the Living Deadpool, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones): Guinness

Allison Strejlau (Regular Show): Guinness

Ramon Gil (Scifies): Root beer

Alex de Campi (Smoke, No Mercy): Staropramen Lager

Ramón Pérez (Amazing Spider-Man, New Warriors): Guinness

Chris Antzoulis (The Paladin, Push): Blue Moon

Erin LoCascio (Push): Hoegaarden

Ryan Ottley (Invincible): does not drink

Alex Maleev (Daredevil, Spider-Woman): Left Hand Sawtooth Ale — “When it gets cold, I like the blue label Chimay Grand Reserve.”

Michael Mongello (Jungle Woman vs. Dracula, Titans: Icons of Mythology): Corona, but “I feel like saying Stella to be classy.”

Alexander Glass
(Thunderkind webcomic): Corona — “It’s very mild.”

Steve Orlando
(Midnighter, Undertow): “What the hell is it called?” — Grimmm Artisanal Ales Rainbow in Curved Air

Marjorie Liu (X-23, Astonishing X-Men): “I don’t drink.”

Jerry Gaylord
(Fanboys vs. Zombies, Bill and Ted’s Most Triumphant Return): Heineken

Mark Frankel (Signed, Horsemen): Weyerbacher Heresy and Goose Island Bourbon County Stout

Alexander Sapountzis
(Signed): Boulder Shake Chocolate Porter

Jim Zub (Skull Kickers, Samurai Jack): Strongbow cider

Jordan Gibson (Original Sins, Sovereign): Shiner Bock

Patrick Thomas Parnell (Megaman, Sonic Universe): Harp

Dave Cox (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings): Coors Light

Z.M. Thomas (Abe the Aborted Fetus, Echoes of Dawn): Tin Whiskers Wheatstone Bridge (with flavors of honey and chamomile)

Joëlle Jones
(Madame Frankenstein, Lady Killer): “I like straight up booze.”

Steven Bowman
(Rooftops): Founders Red Rye

Omar Mirza (Zindan): Miller Lite

Jordan Gunderson (Executive Assistant Assassins, Grimm Fairy Tales): “Anything that’s a porter.” Specifically Boundary Road Chocolate Moose, because he drank it on his honeymoon in New Zealand.

Brandon Bird
(The Astonishing World of Art): “I am a total lightweight.” Rolling Rock, because he grew up on a street with the same name.

Jeph Jacques (Questionable Content): “I do not drink.”

Peter Nguyen
(Detective Comics, Incorruptible): Sapporo

James Tynion IV (Batman Eternal, UFOlogy): New Glarus Fat Squirrel Ale

Fabrice Sapolsky (Spider-Man Noir, One-Hit Wonder): “I don’t drink beer.”

Kaare Andrews (Iron Fist: The Living Weapon, Incredible Hulk): “My go to is a Stella [Artois].”

Tom Raney (Uncanny X-Men, Stormwatch): Guinness

Kevin Maguire (L.E.G.I.O.N., Superboy): “I’m not a real beer drinker. I’m a pot smoker.”


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