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One Beer 4 One Year

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Hamburgers, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. GoGators

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

    Kane Head High
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  2. Fatheads headhunter
  3. philbe311

    philbe311 Advocate (635) Pennsylvania Jan 21, 2008 Subscriber

    This is a tough question, but I came up with five contenders (RR Temptation, GI Matilda, Surly Bender, Pretty Things Jack D'or, and Bell's Two Hearted)... Assuming I would still have to pay for the beer, I cut Temptation first... Next, I only had Surly Bender once and while my recollection is stellar I don't want to make a mistake so that's eliminated next... Next, Jack D'or is probably least versatile of the remaining three, so that one goes bye bye... Down to a head to head between Goose Island Matilda and Bell's Two Hearted, I have to eliminate Goose Island Matilda and declare Bell's Two Hearted my choice... While I'm not an insance hophead, I can't imagine going a year without hops... Even though that is one ugly fish to stare at for 365 five days, it's my final answer... Cheers...

    If you don't feel like reading my logic above, the cliff notes version is Bell's Two Hearted...
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  4. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Advocate (510) Missouri Sep 14, 2011

    Two Hearted
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  5. meanmutt

    meanmutt Poobah (1,020) Ohio Feb 6, 2012 Beer Trader

    I'm not gonna go into as much detail as philbe311 did...but he got the right answer...Two Hearted. ;)

    Edit: I see CellarGimp agreed as I was typing my post. Two Hearted FTW!
  6. As tempting as it is to say Heady or KBS, I think a year of those beers exclusively would burn me out on them forever. So I want something that is mdidle of the road, easy to drink, and I have loved for a long time.

    Long Trail Ale
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  7. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Champion (980) Indiana Aug 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest.
  8. Two Hearted
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  9. Tank 7 or Mirror Pond, it's a toss up.
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  10. MADPolo

    MADPolo Savant (465) Alabama Dec 19, 2012

    I'll stick with what I can actually buy locally and would buy if available year round.

    Wake-n-Bake or Narwhal
  11. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    I hate these questions. I can never answer them :( Even if i can then i change my mind in a week anyway.
  12. Creme Brulee or Pumpking?

    I don't know, really. Probably something easy drinking like Lagunitas Pils or Sam Adams Boston Ale.
  13. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (880) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    I third Zombie Dust.
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  14. Scalzo

    Scalzo Savant (450) Illinois Feb 27, 2012 Beer Trader

    Id rather have none than just one
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  15. blckout20

    blckout20 Savant (370) Connecticut May 24, 2012 Beer Trader

    My initial thought was FBS as well...but I think it might be hard to get through the summer on Stouts alone so I'll say DFH 90 minute. What a boring year though.
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  16. Moose90

    Moose90 Advocate (740) Washington Nov 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    Celebration everyday please
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  17. Heady. No other beer compares.
  18. phisigben

    phisigben Savant (435) Kentucky Jan 8, 2009 Beer Trader

    Zombie Dust, Heady or SN Torpedo
  19. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,270) Indiana Aug 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    Lot's of great choices made already but I want my only beer different than yours so I'm going Odell Myrcenary.
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  20. SenorHops

    SenorHops Savant (475) Rhode Island Aug 10, 2010

    LaCumbre Elevated IPA or Hoponious Union
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  21. vurt

    vurt Advocate (715) Oregon Apr 11, 2004 Beer Trader

    Fuller's ESB
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  22. CASK1

    CASK1 Savant (475) Florida Jan 7, 2010

    Orval. It's so different between fresh and aged it'd be like cheating and having 2 or more different beers.
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  23. Horbar

    Horbar Advocate (675) Rhode Island Feb 24, 2012

    Hill Farmstead Susan
  24. SN Bigfoot
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  25. beergorrilla

    beergorrilla Poobah (1,035) Michigan Feb 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    king henry
  26. Surly Bender
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  27. Hoponius Union, or Fuller London Porter
  28. It would need to be something I could enjoy any time of year and be able to have 1 or 10 in one session. That being said...Victory Hopdevil.
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  29. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,055) New Mexico Nov 17, 2010

    Deschutes's Red Chair
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  30. Brooklyn Lager, or Victory Prima Pils.
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  31. OOH, good choice!
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  32. I think I may have actually come close to this a few years ago with Allagash White when I first discovered it, so as they say "dance with the girl that brought you"
  33. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (415) New York Jul 16, 2011

    That's difficult... because my hot LI summer beers are very different from my chilly winter beers.
    I suspect I would choose either BCBS or Mikeller weasel poop... and then drink sangria in the pool instead of my usual koko brown.
  34. CityofBals

    CityofBals Savant (480) Illinois Sep 12, 2012

    Well I basically drink ZD year round. So... Bbpt5.
  35. od_sf

    od_sf Savant (440) California Nov 2, 2010

    Orval, easy pick.
  36. Icarus

    Icarus Savant (270) Minnesota Oct 6, 2012

    Tough question... but Surly Abrasive would do the trick.
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  37. Durb777

    Durb777 Savant (460) Illinois Nov 30, 2011 Beer Trader

    +1 to this. Very tough choice but it's such a great beer.
  38. hctap00

    hctap00 Aficionado (205) Maryland Nov 2, 2012

    Probably DFH 90 Minute. Honorable mention to Troeg's Hopback.
  39. Durb777

    Durb777 Savant (460) Illinois Nov 30, 2011 Beer Trader

    Great Beer!!!
  40. starrdogg

    starrdogg Advocate (650) District of Columbia Jun 21, 2010 Beer Trader

    Alpine Hoppy Birthday, pretty much the perfect beer for all occasions.