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If you could get this ONE beer all the time...

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by FEUO, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Advocate (735) Illinois Apr 8, 2010

    I don't want to play this sick, twisted game.
    nate8767, luwak, TheBoog013 and 4 others like this.
  2. fishtremble

    fishtremble Savant (255) Michigan Jan 18, 2010 Verified

    Short's Cup of Joe is a no brainer for me. I could drink this shit no matter what the season.
    Marti403 and abraxel like this.
  3. joeebbs

    joeebbs Savant (360) Pennsylvania Apr 29, 2009

    Bitburger Premium Pils
  4. jhartley

    jhartley Poobah (1,240) Florida Aug 22, 2010 Verified

    I reserve the right to amend my answer in the future, but for right now my answer would be Troegs Nugget Nectar.
    WagonCircler likes this.
  5. sukwonee

    sukwonee Advocate (610) Washington Dec 13, 2011 Verified

    PtE on tap at the brewery is simply unbelievable. I don't think I will be in the mood to drink PtE on a daily basis, but it (when fresh) certainly lives up to its hype, imo.
  6. Drucifer

    Drucifer Advocate (555) Illinois Apr 16, 2012 Verified

    Founders Breakfast Stout
  7. Hop Stoopid... or DFH 75, gotta retry that this week.
  8. Zombie Dust is a good choice. That or New Glarus Moon Man.
  9. Yazoo-Gerst. I simply fell In love with it. Good sessionable ABV, and pairs well with just about everything.
  10. Brandy Barrel Hunahpu. I would take a bath in this shit
    luwak likes this.
  11. Correction, Lagunitas Sucks.
  12. Jwren5

    Jwren5 Savant (300) Illinois Aug 26, 2011

    This is hard because I change my mind depending on what mood I'm in. Zombie dust would be at the top of my list.
  13. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (965) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Heady is a little too high on the ABV/aggressive side to be the sole beer I could consume, so I will have to go with Zombie Dust.
  14. FEUO

    FEUO Initiate (0) Ontario (Canada) Jul 24, 2012

    Understood. But the question I posed was for a beer you CAN'T get all the time.
    Tired of hearing from everyone who lives across the street from Russian River and Hill Farmstead. :p
  15. youbrewidrink

    youbrewidrink Advocate (720) Vermont Apr 9, 2009 Verified

    This is always so easy for me, NB Le Terroir. Sour & Hoppy
    luwak and checktherhyme like this.
  16. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Illinois Sep 12, 2012

    A constant tap of '96 Iris.
  17. I hate this game, it hurts to think about.
    BierGartenok likes this.
  18. Right now I am in love with Columbus IPA. If I could get it fresh all the time I would always drink it. I am only able to get it 2-3 times a year, by the case.
  19. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (450) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2010 Verified

    NG Stone Soup
  20. HeyJim

    HeyJim Savant (395) Pennsylvania Sep 22, 2012

    So, the question is, which beer that I don't have access to, do I want to be the only beer I have access to?

    I don't know. Someone send me some Pliny, Heady, Tocobaga, Jal Alai, and Moloko, and maybe I'll have an answer.

    In fact, the only answer I think I probably could even give right now is Zombie Dust. Unless we count seasonals? I can't get Nugget Nectar ANYTIME, but when it's in season I always have enough to bathe in.
  21. Zach136

    Zach136 Advocate (610) Georgia Jun 17, 2012 Verified

    Would never do it voluntarily... but gun to my head Gumballhead. I would be very very sad.
  22. Tough Question at the moment probably Hoponious Union.

    Id be ok with Union Jack, Racer 5 or Lunch.
    Rekrule likes this.
  23. cyrushire

    cyrushire Champion (845) Florida May 25, 2012 Verified

    Moat Water
  24. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (690) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

  25. abraxel

    abraxel Savant (395) Michigan Aug 28, 2009

    Wow, I've seen plenty of times that people don't read the OP, but this might be the first time the OP didn't read the OP :p

    (Just pokin' fun, but you didn't say the answer had to be something you can't get all the time :))

    To answer the question, I'd probably have to go with Heady Topper, and IPAs aren't even my favorite style! I'm usually a malty kind of guy, but there's something about Heady Topper that just floors me each time I drink it.
    luwak, FEUO and HeyJim like this.
  26. Lordquackingstic

    Lordquackingstic Advocate (550) New York Jun 14, 2011 Verified

    Just make sure you're getting a lifetime supply of a good batch!
    franklinn likes this.
  27. franklinn

    franklinn Savant (440) Vermont May 29, 2012

    I came here to say HF Abner, but I agree with Juicy....
    cfrances33 likes this.
  28. StoutChaser7D

    StoutChaser7D Savant (270) California Nov 16, 2012 Verified

    The Abyss 2008... or any other year...
    WassailWilly likes this.
  29. Something fresh (cask) from Black Sheep in North Yorkshire. I love their Best Bitter (3.8%) and Riggwelter (5.9%), but in terms of something sessionable but with a bit more heft, I might have to shoot the difference and go with their Special Ale (4.4%). I could gladly go into my local (if only I had one) every day for the rest of my life and order a pint or two of Black Sheep Ale, and die a happy man.

    As for something reasonably available in the States, I'd go with bottled Riggwelter or Special Ale (SO LONG AS IT WAS FRESH!)...the freshness issue has, sadly, made me swear off buying these on this side of the pond :(
    jmw likes this.
  30. Combination of drinkability, flavor, and rarity? I'd say Pliny but I'm starting to drink Pliny at least five times a month. Row 2, I've realized, is actually harder to find and it's even more sessionable. And I've only ever seen it on tap.
  31. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (690) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    Seriously, this beer floored me, and I got it through sheer dumb luck and a sweetheart of a trading partner. I couldn't believe how good this stuff was.
    cfrances33 and franklinn like this.
  32. Tkolar

    Tkolar Aficionado (115) New Jersey Oct 23, 2011

    I think that is agreed upon as part of this game :) At least i hope.
  33. Jules11788

    Jules11788 Savant (410) California Feb 15, 2011

    Zombie Dust or Knuckle Sandwich
    ezperkins2 and franklinn like this.
  34. jmw

    jmw Savant (440) North Carolina Feb 4, 2009

    JWLees Vintage Harvest ale. Any vintage, but straight up (not the barrel variants)
  35. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Advocate (525) California Aug 30, 2012 Verified

    Speedway Stout or Double Bastard off the top of my head.
  36. YumYumGumGum

    YumYumGumGum Savant (280) Virginia Jul 25, 2011 Verified

  37. Loterbol blond
  38. manutdfan

    manutdfan Initiate (0) Florida May 25, 2012

    Funky Buddha Maple Bacon Coffee Porter
  39. Something sessionable that i cant get easy, would be blind pig, i enjoy that more the pliny. As far as one beer for rest of life, probily flower power
  40. grandmeaulnes

    grandmeaulnes Savant (310) Ohio Oct 18, 2010 Verified