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5 Beers for the rest of your life

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by MCain04, Feb 21, 2013.

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  1. MCain04

    MCain04 Savant (400) Texas Jan 3, 2013

    You could pick from any and all styles, but are only allowed to drink 5 different beers for the rest of your life. Mind that availability DOES matter, ie choosing Heady Topper as a permanent west coaster may not be in your best interest.

    What do you choose??
  2. stealth

    stealth Advocate (630) Minnesota Dec 16, 2011

    So we can pick, but if its a limited edition we are limited to only drinking it when its available? ie: if I say Beatification it doesn't mean I have a readily available endless supply?
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  3. MCain04

    MCain04 Savant (400) Texas Jan 3, 2013

    Correct. If you choose something from Russian River and don't like on the west coast or Philly, you're limited to drinking it only as often as you would normally, via traveling or trading for it.
  4. stealth

    stealth Advocate (630) Minnesota Dec 16, 2011

    Too hard. Maybe I'll come back later, lol.
  5. rochefort 10
    racer 5
    brooklyn local 1
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  6. DIM

    DIM Champion (760) Pennsylvania Sep 28, 2006

    breakfast stout
    saison dupont
    central waters bourbon barrel barleywine

    first five that came to mind. I'm sure I would second guess myself for the rest of my life.
  7. SN pale ale
    Dogfish head 90 min
    Shipyard export
    Stone Arrogant bastard
    Left hand milk stout

    this is if someone had a gun on me and I had to choose lol
  8. Alilley

    Alilley Aficionado (110) Georgia Dec 23, 2010

    Two Hearted
    Double Trouble
    Arrogant Bastard
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  9. Roger85

    Roger85 Advocate (660) Illinois Aug 24, 2012

    Zombie Dust
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  10. HF: Susan, Society and Solitude #5, Double Galaxy
    RR: Pliny
    FFF: Zombie Dust
    I would buy toppers and use them as trade fodder. The pic below minus the Abraisive and head hunter.
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  11. King Henry
    Palo Santo Marron
    Knuckle Sandwich
    Backwoods Bastard

    Yeah, I could live with that. I wouldn't want to be limited to five, but I could, and will enjoy these forever.
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  12. Based on availability I would choose at present

    Hop Stoopid
    Arrogant Bastard
    Brasserie Dupont Saison
    Green Flash Rayon Vert
    Dogfish 90min
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  13. lic217

    lic217 Advocate (545) Connecticut Aug 10, 2010

    Taddy Porter
    Gandhi Bot
    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    Smuttynose Robust Porter
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  14. So, these should be year rounds based on the terms of the op:

    Old Rasputin
    St Bernardus Abt 12
    Fremont Interurban IPA
  15. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Savant (270) Arizona Jul 29, 2012

    Union Jack
    Old Viscosity
    St. Bernardus 12
    Old Stock Ale
    Arrogant Bastard
  16. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,050) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012

    Here goes.
    Founders Backwoods Bastard (would have to stock up)
    Oskar Blues G'Knight
    Surly Abrasive
    Central Waters Peruvian Morning
    Lagunitas A Little Sumpin Sumpin

    Yep, that would cover me and give me the variety I would need.
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  17. Jolly Pumpkin La Roja
    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Lagunitas Sucks
    Ballast Point Victory At Sea
    The Bruery Oude Tart
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  18. kojevergas

    kojevergas Champion (915) Finland Aug 15, 2010

    Guinness Foreign Extra Stout.
    Westvleteren 12.
    Alaskan Amber.
    Erdinger Hefeweizen.
    Ballast Point Sculpin.

    That was a hard list to generate.
  19. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Savant (480) Pennsylvania Jul 31, 2010

    Jesus...the availability limitation really makes you think about this one. I'll give it a go...

    Weyerbacher Double Simcoe (an awesome year-round DIPA that's always available in my area, and I gotta have at least one DIPA in here)
    Troegs Flying Mouflan barleywine
    Duchesse de Bourgogne (gotta have a sour in there, and it's always available and very reasonably priced)
    3 Philosophers (the blend with the Kriek in it)

    This last one is hard because I'm torn between listing a awesome seasonal stout/porter OR a session beer that would be good for summer and camping, etc. Oh decisions, decisions.

    Think I'm gonna have to go with Victory at Seas Imperial Coffee Vanilla porter. I love that shit so hard, and I need one stout/porter to drink once in a while. When it came out I would just stock up all crazy on it!
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  20. jpizz

    jpizz Aficionado (100) Michigan Feb 7, 2013

    dogfish head indian brown ale
    sierra Nevada torpedo extra ipa
    founders imperial stout
    St Bernardus Abt 12
    bells two hearted ale
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  21. djaeon

    djaeon Champion (755) California Oct 2, 2006

    Victory at Sea
    Black Tuesday
    Stone Imperial Russian Stout
    Alaskan Baltic Porter
    Wahoo Wheat
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  22. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (860) Michigan May 8, 2006

    Two Hearted
    Wild One
    Double Cream Stout

    If availability matter I will go uber-local. Bottles are easy to find for three of these, I can go to the cafe for the rest.
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  23. Boilerfood

    Boilerfood Savant (425) Indiana Jun 5, 2012

    Rochefort 10
    Apocolypse Cow
    Tank 7
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  24. thood6

    thood6 Aficionado (125) Louisiana Oct 3, 2012

    Cantillon Classic Geuze (can get it all the time for some reason)
    NOLA Hopitoulas
    Sierra Nevada Porter
    Old Rasputin
    Cigar City Florida Cracker

    Different styles for different moods
  25. Cambridge Brewing Co Red God
    Sierra Nevada Torpedo
    Traquair House Ale
    Geary's HSA
    Guinness Foreign Stout
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  26. Bells Two Hearted
    DFH Palo Santo Marron
    Nugget Nectar
    Yuengling lager

    Gotta have a cheap, "going out" beer in the mix
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  27. jbck109

    jbck109 Savant (365) Michigan May 30, 2010

    Unibroue-La Fin Du Monde
    Two Hearted
    Edmund Fitzgerald

    This is my list with availability considered. I would sure miss sours though, there just are not many available here.
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  28. smuttynose IPA
    brooklyn BCS
    taras boulba belgian pale
    narragansett fest
    fantome saison
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  29. tdmccarthy

    tdmccarthy Savant (460) Illinois May 6, 2010

    Founders Imperial Stout
    Lagunitas Sucks
    Bear Republic Racer 5
    Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald
    Boulevard Tank 7
  30. Ozzie1111

    Ozzie1111 Savant (300) New Jersey Jan 26, 2013

    I would go with....

    Troegs Perpetual IPA
    G.D Yeti Imperial Stout
    Brooklyn Black Chocolate
    S.N Ruthless Rye
    Lagunitas Sucks
  31. Victory Storm King
    Unibroue Don de Dieu
    Smuttynose Maibock
    Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
    Smuttynose Robust Porter
  32. Bud, Bud Light, Coors, Coors Light, Corona
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  33. I could easily replace these with 5 others (except maybe the Rochefort):

    Rochefort 10
    ET Imperial Biscotti Break
    NC Old Rasputin
    Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
    Weihenstephaner Korbinian
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  34. He'brew Jewbelation 16
    Tyranena Sheep Shagger
    Lift Bridge Farmgirl Saison
    SN Celebration
    Never Summer
  35. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    Tough and fantastic question...good call OP...

    Zombie Dust
    Old Rasputin
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  36. xanok

    xanok Savant (415) Connecticut Aug 13, 2009

    I guess you missed the part where you had to consider availability.
  37. I did! LOL! Although I don't plan on living very long.
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  38. dman127

    dman127 Savant (260) Illinois Jul 11, 2011

    Le Fin Du Monde
    Zombie Dust
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  39. Mattyb79

    Mattyb79 Advocate (530) Virginia Dec 11, 2012

    Just five would be horrific for me because a large part of the enjoyment I get out of craft beer is the unbelievable variety. I usually keep 10-15 different brews on hand at all times and my favorite part of the day after getting home from work is deciding what to drink that night. That said, if I had to choose five, they would be:
    1. St. Bernardus Abt 12
    2. Firestone Walker Union Jack
    3. Alewerks Old Stitch
    4. Bell's Expedition Stout
    5. Hardywood GB Stout (I know it's limited, but it is so good and right down the road.)
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  40. DFH Palo Santo Marron
    Flower Power
    Brooklyn BCS
    Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot
    Rayon Vert

    Yeah, I'd be good good with this as well.
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