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The Best Beer From Your State or Country?

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

  1. Maybe the best beer I've had all year, and I've tried a new one every single day this year.
     
  2. sherains

    sherains Initiate (20) Dec 29, 2012

    Idaho, Laughing Dog IPA
     
  3. Pando

    Pando Savant (415) Connecticut Dec 5, 2011

    Haven't tried the Two Roads yet but heard only good things so far. Gandhi Bot is sub par in my eyes (way over hyped). Best CT beer.....Thomas Hooker Liberator Doppelbock
     
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  4. tronto

    tronto Aficionado (225) Kentucky Dec 22, 2010

    Completely agree. They should've bottled some.
     
  5. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Washington state.....hard to choose, for me it's a toss up between 5 beers

    Fremont: The Sister
    Fremont: Kentucky Darkstar
    Black Raven: Great Grandfather Raven
    Black Raven: Pour Les Oiseaux
    Reubens Brews: Imperial Rye IPA
     
  6. seplo

    seplo Savant (455) Connecticut Sep 8, 2009

    Gandhi-Bot or Fuzzy Baby Ducks
     
  7. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (595) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    Espresso oak yeti (seasonal)
    Modus hoperandi year round. Tastes like colorado in. A can. Piney and dank.
     
  8. If you're from PA, the correct answer is Weyerbacher Insanity.
    Let me list the reasons.

    1) Fairly easy to acquire singles, 4-packs, & cases.
    2) Reasonably affordable.
    3) No worries about freshness, ages very well.
    4) It's a fucking bourbon barrel aged english barleywine ;).
     
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  9. Lot No3 IPA from Evolution Brewery in Maryland. I would have said Lot No6 DIPA, but EVO changed the recipe and it's not very good anymore in my opinion.
     
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  10. Morey

    Morey Advocate (530) Pennsylvania Dec 30, 2007

    PA - Can't pick one, but depending on my mood, I'd probably choose from the following.

    1. Weyerbacher Insanity
    2. Victory Red Thunder
    3. Troegs Nugget Nectar
    4. Voodoo Black Magick
     
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  11. Washington:

    Several come to mind. but nothing better than Monk's Indiscretion from Sound Brewery. That beer tastes amazing.
     
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  12. ChugginOil

    ChugginOil Initiate (0) Illinois Sep 23, 2010

    Bourbon County and all the varients!
     
  13. Haha. You just named all that I love! And for NYE I will be driving down from OC to San Diego where I will more than likely bring back some lovely brews from Alpine and AleSmith. One thing though; I have never had Citra and don't know where to get it. Again, I live in Orange County. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  14. JOrtt

    JOrtt Savant (345) California Dec 20, 2012

    Sorry-New Mexico
     
  15. lol Yeah not alot to pick from. Its the darn laws that the stores have to follow here. Convenient stores can't sell over 6.3 ABV and the liquor stores can't sell anything under that, liquor stores can't even sell soft drinks in them in TN. Its freakin ridiculous!
     
  16. Ford

    Ford Savant (480) Texas Sep 8, 2012


    Hmm... from Texas.... I'd go with Saint Arnold Endeavour... it's a great double IPA.
     
  17. Reppin' NEBCO Gandhi-Bot hard out here in CT.
     
  18. Maryland. Id have to go with Union Brewing Balt Alt.

    I'm fairly certain they won a gold medal at the GABF. It's a fantastic beer. I could drink it all day.
     
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  19. MA - Kiwi Rising
     
  20. PDXHops

    PDXHops Savant (475) South Carolina Nov 19, 2008

    Kinda slim pickings in SC. I'd go with a coin flip between two tasty offerings from the fine folks at COAST:
    Carnie Fire
    Single Hop Series: All Cascade Pale Ale
     
  21. Voodoo Brewery: Big Black Voodoo Daddy
    Victory: Red Thunder
     
  22. From Maryland: Flying Dog Citra IIPA
    From Delaware: DFH Palo Santo Marron
     
  23. NumberNone

    NumberNone Savant (275) Maryland Mar 12, 2012

    Maryland: Evolution Lot No. 3 IPA

    Very glad that Evolution can now be referred to as a Maryland brewery!
     
  24. As a Maryland n00b (moved here in Aug) it makes me happy to see a lot of you fellow marylanders on the forum
     
  25. I've been seeing Evolution at my local store in Hampden this weekend. I thought about grabbing some, but went with Pub Dog Hoppy Dog instead. I bet I should have went with Evolution
     
  26. Their Fourteen Fourteen is my choice.
     
  27. Arkansas , my favorite made in state that I have tried is Diamond Bear Two Term IPA
     
  28. mecummins

    mecummins Savant (425) Illinois Nov 16, 2012

    Chicago (why aren't there more of us???)- I agree that BCBS is amazing, but my choice would have to be Revolution's Eugene Porter. On tap or in a can, it's exactly what I want to drink right now during winter.
     
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  29. Virginia: Hardywood Park Bourbon Gingerbread Stout

    if that break's the OP's "no rares" rule then I'll say Blue Mountain Brewery's Full Nelson.
    such a great go-to pale.
     
  30. NumberNone

    NumberNone Savant (275) Maryland Mar 12, 2012

    I've never had a Pub Dog beer before. Another Maryland brewery to consider!

    Evolution's Exile ESB, Lucky 7 Porter, and Primal Pale Ale are also decent beers available in bottles, though I find Lot No. 3 to be superior.
     
  31. I'll have to give it a shot, where in baltimore are you, if you dont mind my asking?
     
  32. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    OH great lakes rackhouse ale and fat heads head hunter
     
  33. jkeffer13

    jkeffer13 Aficionado (190) Virginia Dec 12, 2012

    I agree that Bourbon GBS is the top, and one of my personal favorites, but probably a little difficult for most to get since there were only 2000 or so bottles. I think that Williamsburg's Cafe Royale is a good choice, and fairly obtainable throughout their distribution area.
     
  34. RMoeNay

    RMoeNay Advocate (515) Connecticut Sep 22, 2010

    Doppelbock is very tasty, but I can't disagree more about Gandhi Bot. The last couple batches have been amazing...

    As for my favorite beer from CT, Coriolis from NEBCo has been my absolute favorite. (very close runner up being Fuzzy Baby Ducks)
     
  35. North Carolina is tough, but here we go anyway.
    Stout - BASC
    Pale - LoneRider Peacemaker
    IPA - Mash House Hoppy Hour IPA
    Hefe - Mash House Hefeweizen
    British Pale - Bull City Clay St.
    Oktoberfest - Highland Clawhammer
    Porter - LoneRider Espresso Jack
    Black IPA - DR Hoppy Bunny

    And for best in the state, i would say the Bull City is the winner. Not many places do a good British Pale, and this is a knock out in style. yea theres a ton of great stouts and dark beers, but those are kind of over done. The Bull City place is a great place to visit--I mean im still going in to try stuff a year later that Ive never had, they just keep doing new stuff--and the food is amazing.
     
  36. mverity

    mverity Savant (405) Florida Oct 6, 2012

    FL: Proof Brewing's Cocoa Stout, Cigar City's Humidor IPA or Hunapu or Jai Alai or Tocobaga or Church or...
     
  37. krtman

    krtman Zealot (85) Illinois May 8, 2009

    Zombie dust...can't stop at only one!
     
  38. scud

    scud Savant (335) Indiana Sep 22, 2010

    Zombie dust or dreadnought on draft at FFF or Upland Kiwi
     
  39. I wanna play for my old state (OH) as well.

    From what Ive had, this will be just as tough as NC.

    IPA - CBC IPA/Head Hunter
    RIS - BA Blackout
    Barleywine - BA Naked Evil
    Lambic - Rivertown Lambic
    Oktoberfest - Thirsty Dog Oktoberfest
    Winter Warmer - GLBC Christmas
    Dortmunder/Vienna Lager - GLBC Dortmunder/Eliot Ness
    Porter - Edmund Fitzgerald
    Stout - Thirsty Dog Stud Service (3.1% second runnings from Siberian Night)
    Kolsch - Ohio Brewing Verich Gold
    Milk Stout - TD Mint Chocolate Mint Stout

    Of all of those, I have to say that BA Naked Evil wins. Its the best Barleywine Ive had, and Ive heard that in blind side by side tastings, it has beaten King Henry. Its followed closely by Rivertown Lambic and BA Blackout.
     
  40. what no Nugget Nectar?!
     

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