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The Best Beer From Your State or Country?

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

  1. BrettMcCal23

    BrettMcCal23 Zealot (75) Minnesota Nov 23, 2010

    Minnesota has to be Surly Furious...if not Surly Abrasive ha
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  2. Mojo

    Mojo Savant (470) Alabama Jul 21, 2012

    Alabama = Good People Snake Handler IIPA
  3. SpecialN32

    SpecialN32 Aficionado (125) Virginia Aug 24, 2011 Beer Trader

    From VA:
    Hardywood Barrel Gingerbread Stout-classic deliciousness
    O'Connor El Guapo IPA-only available on draft right now but worth finding
    Star Hill Bourbon Barrel Cryptical- only seen at brewery in bottles but fantastic
  4. imthaschmidt

    imthaschmidt Aficionado (135) Nov 9, 2012

    Surly Furious in MN
  5. richj1970

    richj1970 Poobah (1,060) Alabama Oct 26, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    From Alabama, I would have to go with either Good People Snakehandler or Avondale Saison.
  6. ncaudle

    ncaudle Advocate (700) Virginia May 28, 2010 Beer Trader

    VA is kind of tough, can't pick just 1 (not even just 1 per style):
    stout - Alewerks Cafe Royale and Wolf Hills Chocolate Milk
    ipa - Alewerks Bitter Valentine, Mad Fox Orange Whip and (brand new) COTU PocaHOPtus
    other - Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin and Blue Mtn Mandolin

    super excited to see what the upcoming Strangeways (old Farmers Cabinet brewers) will be doing in '13
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  7. delawarebrew

    delawarebrew Aspirant (40) Delaware Mar 28, 2011

    Evolution's Rise Up Stout, hands down the best beer ever brewed in Delaware, even though they recently moved the brewery to Maryland. If that disqualifies Evolution as a Delaware brewery, then Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA would be next on my list as best brew in the state.
  8. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,155) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    WI: Tyranena Whose Your Daddy. Only because it is more rare. :D
  9. BB1313

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

    That's what I heard.. can't wait!
  10. PA: Fathead's Head Hunter IPA and Troegs Nugget Nectar.
  11. Philly Pale Ale > Nugget Nectar, any God damned day of the week. Nugget Nectar isn't even good. It's average and overrated at best. Better when aged, because it's over malted as shit. Troegs blows, anyway. Stop lying to yourselves.
  12. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Tell us how you really feel.
  13. Rhode Island: Grey Sail Flying Jenny Pale Ale
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  14. rollom

    rollom Advocate (740) New York Jan 22, 2011 Beer Trader

    Where I'm from:

    Scotland - Jarl (Fyne Ales) on cask
    U.K. - Jaipur (Thornbridge) on cask

    Where I live:

    New York - Flower Power (Ithaca)
    U.S.A. - Abner (Hill Farmstead)
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  15. sukwonee

    sukwonee Advocate (665) Washington Dec 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    WA = Bourbon Abominable from Fremont, hands down.
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  16. dclsu

    dclsu Initiate (20) Dec 28, 2012

    from Louisiana: NOLA Hopitoulas
  17. Jaredp

    Jaredp Aficionado (125) New York Oct 27, 2010 Beer Trader

    There is so much to choose from I dont think I can, so I'll list three:

    - Brooklyn Black Ops - bourbon aged stout
    - Lagunita's Maximus - Imperial IPA
    - Element Red Giant - I have no idea what it is but it changes as it warms up - MUST TRY!
  18. slim2043

    slim2043 Savant (430) Connecticut Jul 23, 2012

    CT was Ghandi-Bot but right now Im really digging Two-Roads in Stratford, CT particularly Road 2 Ruin IIPA... It's fantastic!
  19. jrnyc

    jrnyc Champion (870) New York Mar 21, 2010 Beer Trader

    New York - Flower Power
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  20. Came here to say that same thing. You read my mind shane.
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  21. Daehpoh

    Daehpoh Aficionado (235) Ohio Jun 30, 2006

    Love Head Hunter, but I have to go with Bodhi for Ohio.
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  22. kjmcdonald

    kjmcdonald Aficionado (105) Tennessee May 27, 2010 Beer Trader

    While wholeheartedly agree with this statement, I have to give some props to Yazoo Sue.
  23. Washington: Bourbon Abominable from Fremont brewery
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  24. MichPaul

    MichPaul Champion (780) Michigan Jan 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    Too tough to call being from Michigan... I will have to opt out of this... :(
  25. Tough call for me too. Haven't identified the BEST from Ontario. However, for my adopted state of MI I have a couple of bests:
    Best - Backwoods Bastard
    Runner up - Kuhhenn's DRIPA
  26. I agree Except for VT.... Heady Topper!!
  27. bjstabio

    bjstabio Initiate (15) Dec 28, 2012

    MT: Bozone Select Amber Ale from Bozeman Brewing Company in beautiful Bozeman, MT
  28. From NY: Ithaca Flower Power.

    I'm drinking one now and the tropical fruit nose never disappoints!
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  29. TNGabe

    TNGabe Initiate (0) Tennessee Feb 6, 2012

    Personally, I think that beer is terrible and it's '#1 ranked beer in TN' status speaks poorly of both TN brewing and beer ratings....but I'm a negative nancy.

    On a positive note, I'm looking forward to trying some of Yazoos beers with Brandon if I get the chance. Blackberry Farms beers as well, although I'm assuming the price point may be prohibitive.
  30. While my fellow New Jerseyans make great points with Flying Fish Exit 16 and Kane Head High, I think River Horse Oatmeal Milk Stout deserves a vote. If Flying Fish were to bring back Exit 11, the matter would be settled.
  31. Also, Ithaca Flower Power easily stands up to Pliny the Elder in a taste test! Both great beers.
  32. Kiwi is better then hoptonious. And there is no way Gansett makes the best beer in RI
  33. 1424IpA

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

    Cali...with california pumping out some of the best hoppy beers known to man, kern river's CITRA screams, "look at me...I am californias best beer!"
  34. Ca: Alpine Brewing - Keene Idea. (Double Nelson. Perfect.)
  35. Kiwi is good, but I prefer Hoponius Union. Does RI have any good beer??
  36. mgoose

    mgoose Zealot (90) New Jersey Jan 3, 2012

    Flying Fish Exit 16 Wild Rice Double IPA
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  37. Massachusetts- High & Mighty "Fumata Bianca & nero". ive come to love both of these beers this year
  38. Gansett does there best work in the sesonals. love em
  39. Marti403

    Marti403 Advocate (565) Michigan Jul 23, 2011 Beer Trader

    From Michigan, either Kuhnhenn BB4D or BBBW. I'd pour out a bottle of KBS if it were filled with fresh BBBW. Cheers all!!
  40. semibaked

    semibaked Champion (830) Kentucky Mar 27, 2007

    Kentucky, West Sixth IPA (draft)