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Best Beer No One Seems To Know About

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by HomeBrewed, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. HomeBrewed

    HomeBrewed Savant (495) Minnesota Dec 10, 2006 Beer Trader

    What are some of those hidden gems that you would "rank" up there with the best of the best? A beer that doesn't get the recognition of a KtG or PtE, but you believe is just as good. My nomination is...

    Epic Big Bad Baptist

    I've had this beer several times now, and everytime it amazes me. I can't get enough. Easily one of the best Imperial Stout's I've ever had. What say you?
  2. hannydawg

    hannydawg Savant (440) Illinois Apr 4, 2010

    I'm not telling anyone.
  3. Bobheed

    Bobheed Savant (355) Texas Dec 27, 2010

    Harpoon Leviathan Imperial IPA. The thing is though, it's fucking Harpoon! Everybody knows them, it's very widely available, but I never see anyone talking about it. I think it hangs up there with the best IIPAs. Unfortunately though, it's one of the few awesome IIPAs not available to me in Cali :(
  4. xnicknj

    xnicknj Advocate (740) Pennsylvania May 25, 2009

    a tasty, fresh local beer from a small brewpub in your area.
  5. buffs9

    buffs9 Savant (495) Colorado Apr 28, 2008 Beer Trader

    I'll agree w/ Big Bad Baptist, not sure why it doesn't get more love. I had it on a tap a few times and finally found bottles a while back (maybe two months) and grabbed a few figuring they'd disappear in no time. Still some around...
  6. smakawhat

    smakawhat Poobah (1,300) Maryland Mar 18, 2008 Verified

    took the words right out of my mouth...
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  7. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Washington Dec 15, 2010

    Humulo Nimbus from Sound Brewing. That beer recently blew me away.
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  8. BB1313

    BB1313 Champion (910) Ohio Jul 16, 2009

    I'll throw one out there... Rockmill Tripel..
    It's the best tripel I've had that was brewed here in the states, the Monks would approve..
  9. waltersrj

    waltersrj Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2010

    Fremont Interurban IPA is fantastic stuff. Thank you Seattle!
    Fremont Cowiche Canyon IPA
    Fremont B-Bomb
    Fremont T-Bomb
    Fremont Kentucky Dark Star
    Fremont 77 Session IPA
    Must I go on?!?
  10. Sweetwater's Exodus Porter is fantastic, and no one mentions it with the top tier porters out there.
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  11. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Washington Dec 15, 2010

    Oh man, I've been crushing the 77 lately! Also, Interurban is great, but we can't seem to get fresh bottles this way. :(. If I find it on tap, I put it in me.

    PS: I will be in Seattle for the summer (July/August), BM me and we can grab a beer.
  12. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,120) Washington Sep 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    Fremont Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop is a really good reason to live in Seattle.
    Another standout IPA I had recently was Driftwood Fat Tug from Victoria, BC, I rank it with any IPA I've had from Alpine or Russian River.
    I've also been on the lookout for Humulo Nimbus (harrymel's pick above), looking forward to finding one of those soon.
    So thankful our local breweries don't try to spread themselves too thin...
  13. Jazzman27

    Jazzman27 Aficionado (210) Florida Nov 3, 2011 Verified

    Pensacola Bay Brewery's Lighthouse Porter is phenomenal!

    Props to their Banyan Brown Ale and their Sawgrass Wheat beers as well!

    Check em out if come across them.
  14. superspak

    superspak Poobah (1,250) Michigan May 5, 2010 Beer Trader

    I have a bottle I picked up when I was at my parents house for the recent holidays in NE OH. I really can not wait for that beer. I am obsessed with Tripels. I also got their Dubbel. I will probably be picking up the rest of their stuff next time(the Saison and Wit). I have heard great things about Rockmill
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  15. waltersrj

    waltersrj Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2010

    Hit me up!
  16. That is what trades are for.
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  17. Bobheed

    Bobheed Savant (355) Texas Dec 27, 2010

    Usually if I'm hankerin for some, I'll just order it online
  18. aceboogie

    aceboogie Aficionado (180) Illinois Apr 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    rogues chocolate stout. im sure people know about it. i just never hear anybody talk about it. its quite easy to find in my neck of the woods
    meltroha and pumpkin1 like this.
  19. But that way you don't share all that west coast hop goodness with us easties;)
  20. A couple of months ago I would have said anything from Boneyard but apperently the word is getting out. I agree with the love for Fremont and Sound (Humulus Nimbus). I would also add Caldera's old growth imperial stout. That beer always flies under the radar and is a fantastic representation of the style IMO.
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  21. Etan

    Etan Champion (765) Wisconsin Jul 11, 2011

    Flying Fish's Exit series are almost all really good, but I never see them mentioned. Exit 4 is one of the best American trippels I've ever had.
  22. litheum94

    litheum94 Advocate (665) California Dec 29, 2008

    Although they're getting more recognition, I'll say Drake's. They make some amazing beers, and people should be seeking them out more than they are.
  23. waltersrj

    waltersrj Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2010

    God Boneyard is awesome...and Humulus is great stuff too!
    I love the PnW!!!
  24. tylermains

    tylermains Savant (305) Kentucky Apr 6, 2010

    I'll second that notion
  25. Have you tried Monk's Indescretion from Sound? That has been my favorite from them to date. Awesome beer
  26. AndyCarter

    AndyCarter Aficionado (215) California Feb 23, 2012 Beer Trader

    Telegraph Reserve Wheat
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  27. Devi0us

    Devi0us Advocate (565) California May 3, 2011

    Bitter Valentine...
    Chaney, richardflyr, Fargin and 2 others like this.
  28. afrokaze

    afrokaze Advocate (665) Arizona Jun 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Several of their beers would get my vote, their 1500 pale ale should be the new standard, Hopocalypse is one of the best DIPAs when it's fresh, and Drakonic is an underrated imp stout. And their taproom one-offs and limited stuff like Aroma Coma and Hopocalypse Black Label are excellent.
  29. Weyerbacher Heresy. Fantastic Barrel Aged Stout for a great price and IMO doesn't get the love it deserves.
  30. waltersrj

    waltersrj Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2010

    Monks Indiscretion IS awesome! Sound is a great brewery!
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  31. gustogasmic

    gustogasmic Savant (350) Michigan Jan 13, 2012 Beer Trader

    I have typed this same answer to many questions:

    Dark Horse Plead the mother f'in 5th.
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  32. Bobheed

    Bobheed Savant (355) Texas Dec 27, 2010

    Good point. Next time I need some, I think I'll do a trade just so I can send some west coast love out east
  33. waltersrj

    waltersrj Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2010

    THIS. BA Pt5th is THE best BA stout in the country!!!
    adamdd likes this.
  34. sukwonee

    sukwonee Advocate (655) Washington Dec 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    Boneyard RPM IPA, Red Racer IPA, Fat Tug IPA, Bourbon Barrel Abominable, Harmon Puget Sound Porter
    checktherhyme and libbey like this.
  35. Wowcoolman

    Wowcoolman Advocate (655) California Sep 25, 2010 Beer Trader

    Second Old Growth- good stuff.
  36. IpeeA

    IpeeA Savant (480) Missouri Jan 22, 2010 Beer Trader

    Coop F5. Look for this to make waves when (IF!!!) it finally gets canned. Well known around these parts but since it is draft only it hasn't reached far at all. Here's hoping they actually date these cans when (IF!!!) it finally gets bottled.

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  37. Pelican5

    Pelican5 Savant (375) California Feb 4, 2012 Beer Trader

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  38. Kasteel Donker. I'm sure people know about this complex quad, but it's hardly ever mentioned or talked about.
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  39. ChefBergo

    ChefBergo Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 9, 2011

    Snake Handler DIPA by the Good People Brewing Company, need to trade for more of this stuff.
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  40. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,060) New York Mar 12, 2009 Beer Trader

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