What is your favorite beer of 2013 thus far?

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

  1. Kinsman

    Kinsman Advocate (600) California Aug 26, 2009

    HF Double Galaxy
    Lawsons Double Sunshine
     
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  2. DOTU

    DOTU Savant (345) California Feb 11, 2011

    Prairie Gold is fantastic and new to me if not new this year. Also, I finally had a BORIS last night and loved it. Those come to mind as standouts I have had this year.
     
  3. Really Enjoy the Dayman and this years version of Huna is great as well.
     
  4. powz87

    powz87 Initiate (0) Illinois Jan 18, 2012

    Galaxy Unicorn by Pipeworks. Or Apple Brandy BCS at stoutfest
     
  5. Live Oak HefeWeizen. I'm a wheat guy, it's awesome.
     
  6. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (635) Iowa Jan 12, 2013

    Naughty Temple or CW BBBW for me.
     
  7. Enjoy by 4.1.13.
     
  8. Jack's Abby BA Framinghammer for local, Firestone Walker Sucaba for non-local
     
  9. oN3xM

    oN3xM Aficionado (180) Illinois Mar 22, 2013

    Stone's Dayman. Also looking forward to Enjoy By 5.17.13 since I didn't get to try 4.20.13.
     
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  10. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Savant (400) Michigan Apr 13, 2012

    Fresh Hop Stoopid. Last year too!
     
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  11. vacax

    vacax Advocate (630) California Jun 3, 2008

    Mocha Black Tuesday by a pretty wide margin.
     
  12. New this year is easily Great Lakes Alchemy Hour, what a great beer.
     
  13. Founders Imperial Stout as far as new to me beer and Alchemy Hour as new this year beer.
     
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  14. unclejazz

    unclejazz Advocate (555) New York Oct 24, 2011

    Hill Farmstead Susan, it even looks like OJ in a glass. Runner up goes to Allagash FV 13, very tasty.
     
  15. dan027

    dan027 Savant (330) Pennsylvania Mar 28, 2011

    I'm going to have to go with Alchemy Hour as well
     
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  16. ediaz

    ediaz Savant (335) Florida Nov 23, 2011

    BP Victory at Sea - new to me!
     
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  17. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (540) Michigan Dec 16, 2011

    I keep seeing this around but have yet to get it. Maybe I'll grab it sometime.

    As for me:

    Alchemy Hour - This stuff ranks right up there with Hopslam as one of the best DIPAs coming out if the Midwest.

    KBS - This year's batch is a lot better than previous years, IMO. I just did a three year vertical and the '13 won out. Easily the most balanced batch yet.

    BCBS Cherry Rye - Another stellar variation by Goose Island.

    Black Note - My first time having it this year. Mind blown.

    I'm sure there are others that I'm forgetting, but those are the stand outs right now. And of course, I have other stuff in the cellar I haven't touched yet that will probably rank up here as well.
     
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  18. TotallyHosed

    TotallyHosed Savant (340) Illinois Jun 20, 2009

    CW Fifteen. Outstanding!
     
  19. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Savant (310) Ohio Jan 15, 2010

    Sucks and I Wish there were 2 cases to buy. Congrats & Cheers
     
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  20. Jack's Abby Smoke and Dagger.

    I doubt this beer was released for the first time in 2013, but it was new to me this year and I absolutely love it.
     
  21. Sucks and barrel aged Gonzo
     
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  22. atomic

    atomic Savant (455) Illinois Sep 22, 2009

    I've had more beer (variety) this year than all other years combined... So this will be tough.

    Standouts include
    Heady Topper (Thanks willbm3!)
    120m
    Pliny (big ole thanks to jkbootlegger for these RR)
    RR Blind Pig
    RR Temptation
    Nugget Nectar (another big thanks to will!)
    Unibroue La Terrible
    New Glarus Winter Warmer (surprised the hell out of me)
    Deschutes Chainbreaker
    Zombie Dust
    BCBS CS and CR (technically 2012 but I drank them this year)

    But I think in the end, the all around winner was fresh KBS for me. Never in my life have I had such a potent BBA beer that was this easy to drink. I don't know what magic they're using. I had a 2012 vintage this week as well, and the fresh KBS is just so much better! Now I have a good excuse to polish off the 4 2013s I have left.

    Looking forward to Doom, Parabola, and opening up the Huna I got from Chardlogic.
     
  23. jpaulsen

    jpaulsen Savant (260) California Dec 6, 2010

    Dayman.
     
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  24. Roser

    Roser Aficionado (220) Virginia Aug 4, 2012

    Kind of really digging the Lagunitas Sucks
     
  25. Bell's Smitten. So incredibly well made.
     
  26. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Advocate (680) Michigan Apr 3, 2006

    BCBCS and Sucks for new to me
    Tart Side of the Moon and Right Brain Naughty Girl Stout for new for 2013 (at least in bottles)
     
  27. Tired Hands Mago Tago. All of their beers are great, but this one tops the heap.

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  28. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    That sounds great.
     
  29. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Savant (470) Florida Jul 13, 2011

    Cigar City Cubano Espresso...if only I could find more of it (without driving 4 hours to the brewery in Tampa)!
     
  30. pelcheck

    pelcheck Aspirant (30) Pennsylvania Apr 13, 2013

    Bells is SO good! Ever have their Hopslam? Mmmmmmmmmm.
     
  31. AAG

    AAG Aficionado (220) Texas Dec 29, 2012

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  32. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Advocate (710) Indiana Aug 13, 2009

    Crooked Tree IPA. Love the multiple hoppy citrus favors and the price.
     
  33. Miami Madness from J Wakefield. Unbelievably good stuff. Maybe I'll get to try more next Saturday.
     
  34. OTB

    OTB Savant (380) California Sep 2, 2011

    Beachwood's Citraholic IPA. World class IPA from an amazing line up of IPA/DIPA's that define the term world class.

    Cheers......
     
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  35. Troegs Nugget Nectar. Never had it, and wow is it an awesome brew!
     
  36. kcbaby

    kcbaby Savant (270) Massachusetts Jun 30, 2010

    Most definitely.
     
  37. BarryMFBurton

    BarryMFBurton Savant (435) Indiana Mar 28, 2011

    Best beer first introduced this year? Victory's session saison, Swing.

    Best beer I've had since the beginning of the year? Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA.
     
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  38. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    Hopped up Johnnie and BA Abraxas, with Double Sunshine behind. Mmmmmmm
     
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  39. The next one
     
  40. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    Bodhi or dayman
     
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