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What is your favorite beer of 2013 thus far?

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

  1. Spaten454

    Spaten454 Savant (380) Louisiana Aug 23, 2012

    My first Black Tuesday was the best I've had so far. Got saved for Walking Dead finale. Simply amazing beer
  2. mrw1zard

    mrw1zard Savant (285) Alabama Apr 5, 2013

    Have to be Pliny the Elder!
  3. JollyPumpkin Sobrehumano Palena Ole
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  4. Rainier

    Rainier Savant (280) California Dec 20, 2012

    parabola 2013
  5. mecummins

    mecummins Savant (425) Illinois Nov 16, 2012

    Pipeworks A Foolish Wit. Just had it Sunday night (so maybe my favorite IS the last one I just had?) I was with my brothers, celebrating the arrival of the brand new baby niece and the (almost) end of my tax season hell. Plus I got to introduce the family to the wonder of Pipeworks for the first time. A perfect storm, if you will.
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  6. Sam21

    Sam21 Savant (350) Connecticut Dec 14, 2009

    That is one of the most difficult questions. For me, the most memorable have been Fantome Pissenlit, Duchesse, and Gandhi Bot. I had my first Heady Topper last night and it sits neck-a-neck with Gandhi. I give the nod to Gandhi purely on the basis of availability for me.
  7. Beers I rated the highest that I had for the first time in 2013: Kuhnhenn BB4D, Voodoo Cowbell on nitro; Prairie Hop, Event Horizon; RareR DoS, Mrs. Pigman.

    Brewed this year: Mrs. Pigman, Prairie Hop. Still sitting on my lone bottle of BA Abraxas which I expect will find a place on this list soon enough. But really there has already been way too many to choose in (nearly) all styles.
  8. Lurkerson

    Lurkerson Savant (415) Pennsylvania Jan 18, 2013

    Tired Hands Tralfamadorian! What? Sick!
  9. BoardwalkBock

    BoardwalkBock Savant (380) New York Aug 18, 2012

    Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA is number one. Really enjoy Berkshire Brewing Co. Russian Imperial Stout as well.
  10. ehsteve

    ehsteve Savant (260) Texas Jan 13, 2009

    A second post for the best new-to-me beer: Three Floyds Zombie Dust.
  11. The 2011 Double Bastard I opened last night. Favorite beer of 2013 so far. Not what u were looking for, I realize.
  12. kgotcher

    kgotcher Savant (305) Colorado Aug 5, 2005

    Alaskan Freeride APA. But that is assuming a new beer of 2013 that I have not had before.
  13. Denoganizer dipa from drakes
    Oranic apricot ale from sam smith
  14. edunaye

    edunaye Zealot (95) Ohio Feb 21, 2013

    great lakes alchemy hour or barrel aged b.o.r.i.s.
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  15. Alchemy hour and Central waters BB stout
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  16. Bruery's Melange #3
  17. Stateline Liquors in MD still has it in stock...they are off the first exit in MD off 95...easy on/easy off...checkout their website too... good luck!
  18. JayAre46

    JayAre46 Savant (250) Texas Sep 27, 2010

    Funky Buddha's pineapple hop gun - best surprise
    Pegs rarer dos - best of the year
  19. Permanent Funeral...Great Stuff!!
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  20. Lagu Sucks & Sutter Buttes Franklin IIPA
  21. n2pux

    n2pux Savant (365) Texas Apr 30, 2003

    New to me ...heavenly.
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  22. Mikkeller Invasion Farmhouse IPA
  23. larryi86

    larryi86 Champion (895) Delaware Apr 4, 2010

    That's where I got my bottle, I was going to check with them this weekend and see if I can get more. When I picked up it they told me one bottle limit for right now, a few weeks passing hopefully will change that.
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  24. CasanovaCummins

    CasanovaCummins Savant (430) Nevada Jan 10, 2012

    Hopstache. Reason I like the citrusy IPA's is the grapefruit flavor, so when Short's did what they did to Hopstache, I was hooked. Most memorable new find this year.
  25. EDIT......Just had a Love Buzz.......WoW, I really like this beer. Different than the others on this list and not too affordable but I will buy it again if I see it.

  26. ATLbeerDog

    ATLbeerDog Savant (460) Georgia Nov 12, 2005

    Hole in Juanita - Mexican MAZURT
  27. Cody

    Cody Aficionado (145) Colorado Mar 8, 2012

    Shockingly I would have to say ACGolden Apricot. A really refreshing sour almost like a amped up Berliner Weiss. Minus the wheat....so I guess nothing like a Berliner Weiss but it makes sense if you try one. lol
  28. Arctic Devil. Outdid 2013 Sucaba for me, and I'm a huge fan of that beer.
  29. Rainier

    Rainier Savant (280) California Dec 20, 2012

    parabola 2013 for me. Maybe KBS if it lives up to hype when I receive it.
  30. Heady Topper.
  31. barefoot71

    barefoot71 Aficionado (120) Texas Oct 16, 2012

    Timber Beast from Lazy Magnolia or Green Flash Palate Wrecker
  32. Jayeblue24

    Jayeblue24 Aficionado (190) Idaho Apr 11, 2012

    Has to be Sucks.....biggest suprise is Rampant :)
  33. hey im in pittsburgh. is the rye rebellion bottled or just tap?
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  34. Catchy_Name

    Catchy_Name Savant (460) California Dec 21, 2011

    Hard to pick 1 so the highlights have been:

    Peruvian Morning
    Cherry BA Behemoth
    Stone Espresso IRS
    Moloko Milk Stout
    PtY on tap @ Churchills
  35. MCDub

    MCDub Savant (320) North Carolina Dec 17, 2009

    1a. Sour in the Rye with Peaches, 1b. Zombie Dust (new to me), 2. 2013 Chocolate Rain
  36. I am from PGH, I live in Columbus right now and we got 4 packs of bottles here as well as a few other brews of theirs. Have not seen it on tap yet... here or PGH
  37. --Dom--

    --Dom-- Savant (415) Missouri Dec 22, 2012

    Schlafly AIPA, great wither way, but if you can get it less than a month old...... exquisite
  38. Lare453

    Lare453 Champion (825) Florida Feb 1, 2012

    Black Tuesday
  39. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    D-Day actually made me say "holy shiiiiiit"
  40. Permanent Funeral

    One of the best beers I've ever had