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The Best Beer From Your State or Country?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Hanzo, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. RichD

    RichD Poobah (1,020) Rhode Island Mar 18, 2012 Beer Trader

    I'd have to agree. Even though I have yet to try Sofie, I do enjoy Matilda very much and they seem to have some very solid Belgian offerings
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  2. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Advocate (730) Ohio Nov 11, 2011 Beer Trader

    OH: Head Hunter
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  3. Jleo897

    Jleo897 Zealot (90) Connecticut Sep 9, 2012

    CT New England Stout Trooper
  4. gcamparone

    gcamparone Advocate (685) Rhode Island Dec 6, 2011 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Grey sail flying jenny extra pale. Comparable to zd in my opinion and 8.49/6
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  5. TechTriumph

    TechTriumph Savant (335) Virginia Oct 26, 2011

    Virginia: Hardywood Gingerbread Stout

    This is probably a homer pick for me, but it would be my choice at this very moment.
    Honorable mention: Williamsburg AleWerks Cafe Royale and Bitter Valentine, and Mad Fox Orange Whip
  6. njhopspop

    njhopspop Savant (345) New Jersey Oct 17, 2010

    Kane Head High IPA from NJ. absolutely no contest. blows anything else from Jersey out of the water IMO.
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  7. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    With all due respect, Flying Fish Exit 11
  8. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Advocate (665) Mississippi Feb 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    Lazy Magnoila's Timber Beast RyePA, but it can be hit or miss.
  9. BB1313

    BB1313 Poobah (1,010) Ohio Jul 16, 2009

    I'd usually say TBK White Rajah.. but I'm definitely going with Columbus Bodhi DIPA..
  10. josephwa

    josephwa Advocate (680) Minnesota Jun 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    MN - Surly Darkness
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  11. chimaychick

    chimaychick Aficionado (230) New Jersey Mar 28, 2011 Beer Trader

    I second this! Definitely a great NJ IPA! One of my faves!
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  12. Mealhouse

    Mealhouse Savant (420) Minnesota Feb 19, 2012 Beer Trader

    For MN I'd go Surly Abrasive
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  13. chimaychick

    chimaychick Aficionado (230) New Jersey Mar 28, 2011 Beer Trader

    Another good one! Can't wait for them to bottle it!
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  14. thegoon55

    thegoon55 Advocate (525) Massachusetts Oct 27, 2012 Beer Trader

    From South Carolina- COAST boy king
  15. 01Ryan10

    01Ryan10 Savant (305) California Sep 10, 2011

    Nobody from California checked in yet? Probably way to hard to name just one.

    Of the following list:

    RR - Pliny the Younger
    RR - PtE
    AleSmith - SpeedWay Stout
    Alpine - Exponential Hoppiness
    Alpine - Nelson
    Kern River - Citra
    Bruery - Black Tuesday

    I'll go with AleSmith's SpeedWay Stout. Just so well balanced.
  16. DanE

    DanE Savant (440) Connecticut Feb 24, 2012

    Kane Head High is a tasty NJ beverage
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  17. MA: Hoponius.
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  18. Lare453

    Lare453 Champion (975) Florida Feb 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Hillsborough county, tampa, fl.

    Cigar city brewing

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  19. It is difficult to figure out the best beer in my country (the USA) bercausde there are so many thousands to choose from. But here in New Hampshire I favor most of the beers that are coming out of the White Birch Brewery. Smuttynose brews are better known on a national scale but eventually White Birch will get its name out there.
  20. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,285) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Beer Trader

    Minneapolis,MN,has a bunch i will list a few
    3 hour tour
    Czar Jack
    Twisted Jim
    Size 7 IPA
  21. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Champion (845) Maryland Oct 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    What about Evolution Lot 3 IPA for MD? There aren't many great beers from this state, but I'd put this up against any readily available IPA on the market.
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  22. michaeljstraub

    michaeljstraub Savant (405) Georgia Oct 6, 2012 Beer Trader

    I'll need more people from the Atlanta area to weigh in on this:

    Terrapin - Wake-n-Bake
    Wild Heaven - Eschaton (just barely escapes the OPs rule since you can grab growlers every now and then)
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  23. paulytasker

    paulytasker Advocate (575) New York May 16, 2012

    From N.Y.
    1) Ommegang (Abbey Ale), Ommegang Brewery
    2) Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
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  24. state - nj - kane head high
    country - usa - king henry

  25. There are a bunch of good brews from NC, but if I had to pick one I would go with:

    -Olde Hickory Lindley Park
    -Fullsteam Working Man's Lunch (honorable mention)
  26. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Champion (875) Minnesota Dec 7, 2007 Beer Trader

    MN - Indeed Old Friend is a killer holiday ale!
  27. philhite

    philhite Aficionado (110) Ohio Oct 21, 2011


    Great Lakes Brewing Company- Edmund Fitzgerald Porter...the Ric Flair of Ohio beers!
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  28. CanMan79

    CanMan79 Aficionado (170) Ohio Jan 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    Tough call when going across different types/styles, so I will backup the posts from my Ohio brethren and say:

    GLBC BA Blackout Stout
    FatHead's Headhunter IPA
    TBK White Rajah IPA
  29. Devi0us

    Devi0us Advocate (565) California May 3, 2011

    So many awesome brews from Cali...I'd have to submit PtY with Kern River Citra a close 2nd...

    Honorable mention:

    Exponential Hoppiness
    BA Speedway

  30. I really didn't think there would be much of a contest in NJ. It's Head High by far. Their double dry hopped galaxy head high is even better, but as far as I know it was only brewed once.
  31. Avangion

    Avangion Aficionado (120) New York Dec 14, 2012

    I feel comfortable seconding this. I feel CL deserves a spot and Black Ops is killer, but these are both solid choices.
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  32. stealth

    stealth Champion (765) Minnesota Dec 16, 2011 Beer Trader

    Surly Pentagram...when it's released :D
  33. Nevada- the 2012 Bourbon Barrel RIS brewed by Alex Graham for Joseph James Brewing.

    (BeerandRaiderFan: BM me if you would like a bottle. I'm up there about once a month, and have had many good drafts from Great Basin. I'm a fan...but you need to give this 2012 batch a taste.)
  34. Chelsea1905

    Chelsea1905 Savant (485) Washington Sep 3, 2008 Beer Trader

    Washington State: Fremont Kentucky Dark Star or Bourbon Abominable
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  35. dhannes

    dhannes Savant (425) Wisconsin Feb 14, 2010

    I don't think my scores reflect this, but I'd pick Lakefront Brewing's Riverwest Stein beer for Wisconsin.
  36. HeyJim

    HeyJim Savant (395) Pennsylvania Sep 22, 2012

    I think pretty much everyone in PA has said it, but I'll echo : Troeg's Nugget Nectar.
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  37. bluejacket74

    bluejacket74 Poobah (1,010) Ohio Jul 4, 2005 Subscriber

    Another Ohio post, but I'll say:

    Columbus IPA
    FatHead's Headhunter IPA
    TBK White Rajah IPA
    Rockmill Tripel
  38. Fresh

    Fresh Aficionado (230) California Dec 27, 2012 Beer Trader

    CA: RR Pliny the Elder or Younger, Alesmith BA Speedway Stout, Stone Enjoy By
  39. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poobah (1,255) Arizona Jun 18, 2002

    Something from Old World, Grand Canyon Brewing, Electric Dave's, or SanTan. ;)
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  40. krl2112

    krl2112 Advocate (680) Illinois Nov 10, 2012 Beer Trader

    IL: BCBS Cherry. To me, it issimply amazing! :D