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What is your favorite beer of 2013 thus far?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Matthew1788, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. Matthew1788

    Matthew1788 Savant (440) Ohio Feb 23, 2013

    My would have to be Alchemy Hour by Great Lakes.
  2. UPSair

    UPSair Aspirant (25) Michigan Apr 10, 2013

    Milkshake Stout by Rochester Mills
  3. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Savant (480) Ohio Feb 14, 2010

    had my first heady this year so that, then bcbcr
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  4. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (510) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    El Cedro by Jester King
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  5. Vitacca

    Vitacca Advocate (680) Montana Sep 15, 2010

    That sounds amazing.
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  6. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    Fou' Foune
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  7. Dave
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  8. RichD

    RichD Champion (780) Rhode Island Mar 18, 2012

    Barrel Aged Framinghammer by Jack's Abby.

    P.S. I'm assuming you're referring to new beers? If not I tried KBS for the first time as well.
  9. HighWine

    HighWine Savant (395) Illinois Dec 11, 2010

    Goose Island Baudoinia but I am really digging Peruvian Morning right now.
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  10. dar482

    dar482 Advocate (710) New York Mar 9, 2007

    KBS and Plead the 5th.
  11. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Savant (290) Illinois Nov 27, 2012

    In terms of new beer that has come out this year, I would have to go with BA Abraxas and Hot Tropic.
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  12. gshak

    gshak Advocate (520) Texas Feb 20, 2011

    In two weeks' time it will be Parabola...I'll dial back in then...
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  13. Roger85

    Roger85 Advocate (660) Illinois Aug 24, 2012

    Citra Ninja by Pipeworks. That beer is incredible.
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  14. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,180) Washington Sep 24, 2007

    Joanie Loves Sorachi by Naked City.
  15. 2012 Madame Rose is killing it right about now.
  16. blackcompg

    blackcompg Savant (345) Illinois Feb 13, 2011

    Really like Great Lakes Alchemy Hour DIPA :0)
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  17. CW BBBW and Black Note
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  18. Smitty1988

    Smitty1988 Savant (330) Arizona Oct 16, 2012

    WTF by Lagunitas, and Hop Henge experimental IPA. I really was let down by hopslam.... :(
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  19. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,040) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012

  20. ESeab

    ESeab Advocate (515) New Jersey Jan 3, 2013

    Maine Co. Lunch
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  21. Nectar

    Nectar Savant (310) New Jersey Jan 17, 2013

    Alchemy Hour or Lunch for me.

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  22. immobilisme

    immobilisme Savant (400) Illinois Nov 8, 2005

    as for beer first released in 2013, probably Half Acre Anicca
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  23. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (475) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    PVW Black Magic thanks to Kcbaby
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  24. m4ttj0nes

    m4ttj0nes Aficionado (245) Oregon Feb 21, 2012

    My avatar
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  25. Soracloud

    Soracloud Initiate (0) New Jersey Feb 4, 2006

    Drinking a Long Trail Pollenator right now, pretty damn good. Big fan of Left Hand Milk Stout, had the Nitro this year, it was delicious!
  26. HF Arthur by a wide margin

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  27. markgugs

    markgugs Poobah (1,010) New Jersey Dec 20, 2006

    I'm answering with a beer that was new to me in 2013, so I'm going with Lagu Sucks!
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  28. BlastBeats

    BlastBeats Savant (435) Illinois Mar 24, 2011

    Cherry Rye
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  29. BCBCS, had that on draft for the first time a few weeks ago....goddddddddddamn that was incredible. had lunch last night too that is an amazing ipa
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  30. shuajw

    shuajw Savant (495) Georgia Aug 12, 2007

    So I don't have to choose, I'll just say: WAKEFIELD :cool:

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  31. Roudy1

    Roudy1 Savant (300) Iowa Sep 29, 2012

    It was my first time trying Avery Maharaja this year. I'd say that.
  32. badb_rad

    badb_rad Savant (265) California Dec 23, 2012

  33. denver10

    denver10 Champion (910) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    Crooked Stave's Saison Vielle (initial batch) or Funkwerks Bastogne (which is about to come in bottles under the new name, Solenna, I believe).
  34. Overall new for me: Firestone Sucaba / best new beer of 2013: Bridge Road / Nøgne Ø Aurora Australis
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  35. HardyA

    HardyA Savant (395) Michigan Jan 26, 2013

    Shorts Hopstache
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  36. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (575) California Dec 12, 2009

    Kopi Luwak Speedway stout!!

    My mind was blown!!
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  37. lic217

    lic217 Advocate (540) Connecticut Aug 10, 2010

    Gandhi Bot

    Runner ups:
    Lunch and KBS
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  38. WagonCircler

    WagonCircler Savant (290) New York May 15, 2011

    BA Abraxas
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  39. Sucks - went through 2 cases

    Pt5 & CWBBBW for Non IPA