Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Hanzo, Dec 27, 2012.
Ohio fatheads headhunter, white rajah, and BORIS from Hoppin' Frog
For Missouri its a tie for me between
Perennial Artisan Ales Abraxas Imperial Stout and Boulevard Brewing Co. BBQ
Illinois - BCBS
Seriously when you think of all the different variations on this beer it is quote impressive
There's so much from PA that I haven't had, but I'd say it might be Nugget Nectar.
State - Zombie Dust (not even close). Country? I don't know, Heady Topper?
my answer could possibly change minute to minute. But overall one beer I can never get enough of is Copper Kettle's Mexican Chocolate Stout out of Denver, CO.
Great Divide Yeti is a close second. The variations are all good to great, but the standard Yeti is still my favorite of the bunch (not counting the Heaven Hill aged version of the Belgian Yeti)
Oskar Blues Ted Fidy comes in a close third (again, not counting the various BA versions which are stunning)
I'd definitely say Nugget Nectar for PA.
Flower Power: IPA
Resin: Imperial IPA
Bengali Tiger: IPA
Boris the Spider: Imperial Stout
Two three faves from the Keystone- 1 seasonal 1 year round:
1) Troegs Nugget Nectar
2) Vbc Prima Pils (brutally underrated)
Black Tuesday from The Bruery!!!
MN: Surly Abrasive
IA: Toppling Goliath Assassin. (So damn good)
Michigan= Shorts Brewing Company!
Better do this one now before I leave Maine, so I'll go with:
From my state, probably would be Gandhi Bot and Imperial Stout Trooper both from New England Brewery.
Ninja vs unicorn
Piece the weight
Stone Ruination IPA and Alpine Beer Co. Pure Hoppiness - I go back and forth between the two as my favorites from the fine state of California.......I am a bit biased to San Diego brews being that it's my hometown and we brew great beers here as well.
Palo Santo Marron from Delaware
Home state of Maryland, I'm tempted to go with Flying Dog Citra IIPA, but I might be biased by its position in front of me at the moment.
Good People (Birmingham, Alabama) Snakehandler DIPA. It rivals any DIPA on the market.
NJ. Not a whole lot of notable beer being made here, but I'd probably have to go with Riverhorse. I've been to their brewery and I haven't had anything that I hated. Good stuff, not incredible but good.
Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing does it again.
Fatheads - Headhunter IPA
This is my vote. COAST has some awesome brew, but this is my favorite from them.
I will say Sexual Chocolate by Foothills because I havent had near as many popular NC beers as i should have by now.
Is a great beer, I'm glad you liked a mexican brew!!
I'd have to toss it up with the man who started this thread. Williamsburg Alewerks Bitter Valentine and Cafe Royale and fantastic!
I'll go with Good People Snake Handler DIPA.
(Runner up: Straight to Ale Monkeynaut IPA)
I live in WV. They apparently don't believe in having delicious beer. If I want that I have to drive to another state. We make good 'Shine though!
I'm pretty new at this, but so far....
Bell's Hopslam (and I'm not even a hophead)
New Holland Dragon's Milk Oak Barrel Ale
...but I have many, many more to try.
Admittedly I haven't spent much time in Virginia as a drinker. I've tried offerings from some of the most widely known and talked about, and for me:
Williamsburg Alewerks Cafe Royale is the best beer in the state. With the hoopla that is Founder's KBS such a national "thing", I was extremely surprised for my palate to prefer Royale to KBS. Blasphemy, I know... But in a head to head taste test, Royale seemed just a bit better. The notes were more evenly balanced and likened to a nice latte with a touch of chocolate/caramel as opposed to KBS's heavy coffee/bourbon note that subsided to a much less sweet cocoa/vanilla finish... I guess I would put it like this: Cafe Royale = bourbon coffee & creamer, KBS = bourbon coffee black with a splash of chocolate/vanilla.
Olde Hickory Lindley Park. I love everything about it.
Either Pumpkinhead or the new Melonhead.
... Hah! As if. Naw, gonna have to go with Cadillac Mountain Stout from Bar Harbor Brewing Co.
I do think most of the beers from Pretty Little Things are at minimum exceptional. I really love their Jack D' Or 2011 farmhouse/saison. I am from Cali and got a 22oz bomber from my local bevmo for $7.49. They are a small brewery, and hand draw all their labels, and that's what "American"/ craft beer is all about. Cheers! Beerswag.
Being that I live in Illinois, here are our Top 3 IMHO:
1. Pipeworks' Citra Ninja
2. Goose Island BCBS and variants
3. Half Acre Daisy Cutter
Shout out to Two Brother's Ebel's Weiss for being a damn tasty beer, however not Top 3 worthy
Im with you 110%.
Bad: Cafe doesn't get nearly the respect it should nationwide. Good: more for us
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