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Craft Staples

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by MCDub, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. 19etz55

    19etz55 Savant (430) New Jersey Aug 12, 2007

    Harpoon, Great Lakes,Troegs!, Port Brewing, Rogue!, Southern Tier, Great Divide, Brekinridge, Boulder, Brooklyn, Ballast Point!!, Long Trail, Victory, Lagunitas, etc., etc., etc..
  2. atomic

    atomic Advocate (500) Illinois Sep 22, 2009 Beer Trader

    Weihenstephaner, their wheat beers are second to none. I think I prefer their dunkelweizen the best.

    Samuel Smith, their oatmeal stout might be my favorite, but everything they do is good

    Bell's, their hopslam might get a lot of hype, but two hearted ale is an amazing anytime any place beer.

    Goose Island, they do more than just BCBS. Matilda, Sofie, Pere Jacques, Pepe Nero. All awesome brews that can be found all year round and will age for years and years. Might not be in your area however.

    St Bernardus. Westvletaren XII might have seen a lot of hype this past year, but St Bernardus Abt 12 might be just as good, hell you might even like it more. And its available all the time for about $6 a 12oz.

    Desuchtes. We only just got them in Chicago, doubt NC has it yet, but keep an eye out if it does come your way.

    Firestone Walker. So far the only let down from them was DBA, but that might be a personal preference thing. Velvet Merlin is another amazing Oatmeal stout, and I'd say a bit of an unsung hero from them. But of course their Union Jack, Double Jack, and Wooky Jack are all worth the praise they get.
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  3. NickyDee21

    NickyDee21 Savant (490) Pennsylvania Dec 23, 2011 Beer Trader

    Victory Hop Wallop
    DFH Burton Baton
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  4. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    Dammit, I thought this topic was Home Ec. related.
  5. MCDub

    MCDub Savant (390) North Carolina Dec 17, 2009 Beer Trader

    Yeah I definitely need to do that. I lost a Tart of Darkness not having beer available when someone house/dog sitted for me and I said "make yourself at home." They drainpoured it and told me it had gone bad when i got back.
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  6. MCDub

    MCDub Savant (390) North Carolina Dec 17, 2009 Beer Trader

    I went two weekends ago and had a great time. Picked up a good haul while i was there.
  7. Anchor Steam!
  8. I really like this thread. Back to basics!
  9. 1424IpA

    1424IpA Savant (465) California Nov 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    Firestone started the craft movement for me and they continue to be a go to brewery for me...it helps they are right down the road....anyways, union jack, double jack, wookey jack, and there other standards are hard to say no to.
  10. Rion

    Rion Savant (390) North Carolina Jan 30, 2013 Beer Trader

    In NC I would recommend
    Old Hickory
    Which I'm sure you have had

    If your in Charlotte or close to Charlotte, NC
    Ass Clown
    4 Friends
    Triple C
    all local breweries that all have there own great qualities. My favorite is the NoDa brewery personally.

    Try some local stuff from the state if you have not already. I think everyone else has told you anything that is not in NC.
  11. GoGators

    GoGators Champion (875) New Jersey Aug 5, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Staples for me of the 3 styles I drink the most are:
    IPA's/DIPA's - Flower Power, Union Jack
    Tripels - La Fin DuMonde, Merry Monks
    Stouts - Ten Fidy, Old Rasputin
    These are all beers i can always get and always enjoy.