stella is a "weaker" pilsner. and flying fish is good, but i'm asuming it will probably be an ale you will try from flying fish. it will be really bitter and "dry" to the finish so i would go with the stella artios. its expensive but good none the less. if you really want a good quality, fresh beer, go with sam adams summer ale. fruity, citrusy, and very smooth finish. just a hint of a bitter bite at the end. so good.