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What is your favorite beer of 2013 thus far?

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

  1. Enjoy By 4/1/13 by a country mile.
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  2. RikStadt

    RikStadt Aficionado (135) Vermont Dec 8, 2012

    Stone Enjoy By IPA. Maine Beer CO. LIL ONE. Liked Hop Zombie from Epic too.
  3. Revenant

    Revenant Savant (350) Minnesota Aug 8, 2012

    Indeed Let it Ride IPA
    Surly Over Rated
  4. TallSaint

    TallSaint Savant (345) New York Dec 10, 2010

    Bitter Monk; I had it for the first time this year and I was extremely impressed.
  5. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) New York Dec 15, 2006

  6. moefriedman

    moefriedman Savant (330) Illinois Feb 15, 2012 Beer Trader

    Dayman & BA Abraxas
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  7. Saviorself

    Saviorself Savant (265) Ohio Mar 15, 2012 Beer Trader

    Its a tough one between my first HT, Dayman, and Bar Bar by Elevator was fantastic.
  8. Kadonny

    Kadonny Advocate (705) Pennsylvania Sep 5, 2007 Beer Trader

    I can't think of a single new beer that I have had this year. Kind of depressing.

    Edit: Just re-read thread title, it doesn't say "new".

    New answer. Troegs Nugget Nectar.
  9. Dirtinabottle

    Dirtinabottle Savant (490) New York Aug 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    Gandhi-bot and Abner
  10. mvdillman

    mvdillman Savant (310) Indiana Dec 30, 2012 Beer Trader

    Permanent Funeral
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  11. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Savant (380) Florida Feb 20, 2013 Beer Trader

    We just got CCB starting in Feb, soooooo... Jai Alai.

    Runners up: Hopslam (On tap!), Sucks, and Enjoy By 4-01

    Have a had some good stouts, but Hop is where my heart is.
  12. Icarus

    Icarus Savant (270) Minnesota Oct 6, 2012

    Surly Overrated

    Runner up: Sucks
  13. Barrell Aged Framinghammer from Jack's Abby. Easily best new beer I've tried this year.
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  14. shebby

    shebby Savant (325) Utah Feb 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    Upright Fantasia. I LOVE peachy beers, and this one is an absolute winner. Definitely an all-time Top 10, perhaps a Top 5 contender.
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  15. GR_Beer_Nut

    GR_Beer_Nut Savant (410) Michigan Nov 18, 2012 Beer Trader

    Black note and KBS
  16. bclemens

    bclemens Disciple (70) Pennsylvania Apr 11, 2013

    Pliny the Elder or this years Nugget Nectar
  17. kdmcguire10

    kdmcguire10 Savant (385) Michigan Jul 15, 2011

    New beer for me was Permanent Funeral.

    Best beer I had was BCBS Rare. Wow.
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  18. jrbuckt

    jrbuckt Zealot (95) Illinois Sep 13, 2012

    Permanent Funeral was my favorite new beer thus far.
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  19. RangnaR

    RangnaR Savant (425) California Dec 17, 2012

    Knee Deep's Batch No. 138, and Lagunitas Undercover Shutdown
  20. mmmbirra

    mmmbirra Savant (410) Italy Apr 19, 2009

    Verdi Imperial Stout on cask, but the year is still young.
  21. kexp

    kexp Savant (295) North Carolina May 10, 2007

    Stone Best By 4.01.13
  22. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (730) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    The next one I open and drink.
  23. Beer-Jedi

    Beer-Jedi Aspirant (35) California Apr 15, 2013

    I was introduced to odell's meddler while on a trip to kansas in February and fell head over hills for it....I need to figure out to get hold of some of that here is CA....I also really enjoyed russian rivers pliny the younger, supplication and consecration. I'm some what hooked on laguintas hopstoopid as well.
  24. Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Special Reserve 10.5% ABV from a cask. So good I had to change my pants.
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  25. Gonna go with 8Wired iStout. Though it's a somewhat arbitrary decision because I couldn't possibly decide between my top 5-ish.
  26. meb3476

    meb3476 Savant (475) Massachusetts Apr 1, 2013 Subscriber Beer Trader

    HF's Society & Solitude #6, Everett and Lawson's Fayston Maple Stout...
  27. Djsaturn1

    Djsaturn1 Savant (480) Minnesota Dec 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    I have to go with KBS
  28. ksbeaty

    ksbeaty Aspirant (45) Indiana Apr 5, 2011

    Permanent Funeral is a definite NO. 1 so far in terms of newly released beers for 2013
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  29. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (655) Texas Nov 27, 2011 Beer Trader

    Going with something new in 2013, so I'll say "The One They Call Zoe" by Hops & Grain
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  30. dougfur

    dougfur Savant (355) New York Jan 24, 2011

    So far, it's a tie between Hill Farmstead's Abner and Kern River's Citra DIPA. If anything tops those, 2013 will have been a pretty exceptional year...
  31. archi348

    archi348 Savant (270) Minnesota Nov 7, 2012

    Toss up for me between Cherry Rye and TG Assassin.

    I know Cherry Rye isn't a 2013 release, but I just recently got to enjoy if for the first time so for me it counts!
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  32. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Advocate (730) Ohio Nov 11, 2011 Beer Trader

    Best New Beer: Alchemy Hour
    Best Annual Release: Nugget Nectar
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  33. Geegar

    Geegar Aficionado (140) Wisconsin Apr 15, 2013 Beer Trader

    CW BBBW. Keep going back to it.
  34. actual new: Dayman
    for me: Sucaba or Brandy Barrel Angels Share '10
  35. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    Hands down in the pants, Victory Swing. Can't get enough. Can't remember the last time I put back a sixer of one beer in one night...before Swing came along and changed that. Complex, low ABV and so damn drinkable
  36. Devi0us

    Devi0us Advocate (565) California May 3, 2011

  37. RaffyS

    RaffyS Zealot (90) Florida Jun 21, 2011

    Pliny the Younger, Hopslam and 2012 Black Tuesday for me so far this year.
  38. mallen413

    mallen413 Aficionado (245) Pennsylvania Sep 9, 2010 Beer Trader

    Its a tie between Westvleteren 12(non US Release, shipped straight from Belgium) and Hunaphu. 2 Totally different beers, both very good
  39. Great Lakes Alchemy Hour or Full Pint (Pittsburgh,Pa) Rye Rebellion fantastic bourbon barrel aged imperial stout. Took me by surprise.
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  40. SadMachine

    SadMachine Champion (785) New Jersey Mar 14, 2011 Beer Trader

    If we're talking about beers that weren't released prior to 2013 then I'd have to go with Stone Dayman! That stuff is delicious!!