My two go to beers are
Shiner Bock. Shiner.com
Sierra Nevada Summerfest. Sierra Nevada Summerfest
Shine is a darker but a smooth beer that is easy on the pallet and goes good with chili and steak.
Summerfest is for when I want a light beer with more taste and bite than that sissy pee water stuff from the big breweries.
Next in line would be Killian's Irish Red. This is a unique beer in flavor and bite. I think it is a good starter beer for someone wanting to get into different beers. George Killian's Irish Red
If you want something that is a little different than beer. I go here...
Woodchuck Hard Cider WOOT WOOT.... I have had all of the core ciders and I prefer the original and 802. http://www.woodchuck.com/cider/