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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by SoCalBeerIdiot, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. I'm sure this has been done before but it didn't appear during a quick search. Besides, new beers come out and tastes change...

    If you could get any 10 beers right now, what would they be? Distribution and seasonality are no issue.

    I'm going with 10 beers I've never had though I'm sure some of you will choose stuff you've already had.

    Here's my current Top 10 Wants (though I'm sure they'll change frequently) alphabetically by brewer:
    • Alpine Nelson
    • Bell's Hopslam
    • CCB Jai Alai
    • Founders Doom
    • HF Double Citra
    • Kern River Citra DIPA
    • RR PtY (though I'd happily accept Blind Pig)
    • Surly Wet
    • Heady Topper
    • FFF Zombie Dust
    I don't consider myself a hop head but now that I look at this list, I realize I may be in denial.

    Oh well! CHEERS!
     
  2. 1. HotD AftW
    2. HofD Matt
    3. 3F BBAVBDL
    4. CBS
    5. Kuhnhenn BBA 4D
    6. Hopslam
    7. HF Ann
    8. Cantillon Fou Foune
    9. HF Double Galaxy
    10. TG KBBS
     
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  3. Choosing just 10 was difficult. I just know someone's going to mention one that I'd want to switch one out with.
     
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  4. In no particular order:
    Pliny the Younger
    Westvleteren 12
    3 Floyd's Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Dark Lord
    Russian River Supplication
    Lawson's Double Sunshine IPA
    Bell's Hopslam
    Voodoo Black Magic Pappy Van Winkel
    Lost Abbey Cable Car
    Cigar City Hunahpu's
    pretty much any Stout from Toppling Goliath since they all sound brilliant

    All beers I've yet to have are mentioned above. I've had Heady Topper, Zombie Dust, Pliny the Elder, have 2 different vintages of Parabola on hand, had KBS, have Bourbon County (Stout, Coffee and Rye Cherry) on hand.
    There are loads more I'd love to have, but this would be my Top 10.
     
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  5. semibaked

    semibaked Advocate (695) Kentucky Mar 27, 2007

    Pliny the Younger
    Yellow Bus
    New Glarus Strawberry Rhubarb
    New Glarus Serendipity
    New Glarus Berliner
    Hommage
    Cable Car
    Beatification Batch 002
    BelleVue Selection 1989
    Bourbon County Vanilla
     
  6. Dbrulet

    Dbrulet Aficionado (220) Iowa Nov 17, 2012

    Pliny
    Cable car/ duck duck
    Topling goliath - kentucky brinch/assassin/morning delight
    Prairie ales - prairie bomb
    Vanilla dark lord
    CBS
    HF double galaxy
    Bruery - oude tart with cherries
    Alpine - keene idea/hoppy bday
     
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    • Alpine Nelson
    • CCB Jai Alai
    • Kern River Citra DIPA
    • RR PtY (though I'd happily accept Blind Pig)
    • Heady Topper
    • FFF Zombie Dust
    I've been fortunate to try these ones you listed and gotta say, I'm rooting for you to have the opportunity as well. Permawants. Cheers!
     
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  7. Total side note, but did you go to Iowa State? I'm class of '99.
     
  8. A few of the brewers on my list are only a few hours away (Alpine & Kern River; RR is probably 7-8hrs from here) but availability is limited for their beers on my list. I'm sure I could try the rest pretty easily if I were a trader, but I'm WAY too lazy for that.
     
  9. ivorycannon

    ivorycannon Advocate (615) Indiana Feb 21, 2013

    Heady
    Jai Alai
    Abrasive
    Elder
    Parabola
    King Henry
    Get tons of Stone product but no Enjoy by!
    Black Note
    There are many others but after pounding some Six point resin and some Sothern Tier 2x and I am now working on A Ruin Ten at this moment. Let's just say my short term memory is gone for now.
     
    • King Henry
    • BBVDL
    • Mimosa
    • Juicy
    • Kentucky Brunch
    • Grey Monday
    • CCK
    • Double Sunshine
    • Murda'd Out
    • West Ashley
    Yeah, there are some loons I'd like to get my hands on, but I'd reap far more enjoyment drinking the beers it woud take to get one, such as the above.
     
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  10. Dbrulet

    Dbrulet Aficionado (220) Iowa Nov 17, 2012

    I did. Class of 2005.
     
  11. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    1. HF anything
    2. Lawsons anything
    3. Jai Alai
    4. BB4D
    5. 4D
    6. Alpine Pure Hoppiness
    7. Fou Foune
    8. Cable Car
    9. Tired Hands anything
    10. Treehouse anything
     
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  12. Heady
    Kern River DIPA (I brewed the recipe given by Kyle Smith and it was fantastic and would love to try the original)
    Pliny
    Abrasive
    Cantillion (any)
    Double Sunshine
    Westy 12
    A CASE of FFF Zombie Dust!!!!! ( I've gone 6 times and its sold out everytime)
    Troegs Triple Hop Mango
    Any Alpine IPA
     
  13. Buzzardsuds

    Buzzardsuds Initiate (0) Ohio May 27, 2013

    Just brain storming here!

    1) Avery Mephistopholes
    2) Hair of the Dog Matt
    3) Dark Lord
    4) Pliny the Younger
    5) HF anything
    6) Lawsons anything
    7) CCB Hunaphu
    8) Darkness
    9) Surly Wet
    10) CBS
     
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  14. BMMillsy

    BMMillsy Champion (770) Florida Feb 16, 2012

    Heady
    Kentucky Brunch
    Bourbon Vanilla Dark Lord
    Surly Furious
    PtY
    BA Speedway
    Churchill's Finest Hour
    BCBS Vanilla
    HF Ephraim
    King Henry

    Now I command you to send them to my house.
     
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  15. Dark Lord
    Founders CBS
    Duck Duck Gooze
    Sam Adams Utopias
    Sexual Chocolate
    Kern Citra IIPA
    Chocolate Rain
    Hopzilla
    Cantillon Fou' Foune
    Ephraim - It's been around a few times and I always miss out on it.
     
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  16. nc41

    nc41 Advocate (745) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008

    4 of your 10 wants should be easy to get if you trade.


    Nelson is an on line buy.
    Jai Alai should be easy if you trade
    Same with Zombie Dust
    HT certinly isn't rare it's just local

    With CA stuff available to you should be able to get most things you want. Actually surprised so many CA wants, I've had Kern Citra, Blind Pig and everything I've put up above trading local stuff, and Surly stuff bought on line from france44 when in season. Your not trying hard enough :)
     
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  17. celfan

    celfan Savant (465) Vermont Jul 4, 2004

    While the name Double Citra sounds juicy, i find it to be one of Hill Farmsteads dryer double IPAs. Personally, I'd substitute that with Double Galaxy or Abner.
     
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  18. ScottieD

    ScottieD Savant (435) Connecticut Jul 30, 2011

    NEBCO Fuzzy Baby Ducks
    RR Pliny The Younger
    Lawson's Chinooker'd
    Three Floyd's Zombie Dust
    Kern River Citra DIPA
    Firestone Walker Parabola
    Surly Abrasive
    Tree House Julius
    Deschutes The Abyss
    Hill Farmstead (anything from them)
     
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  19. RichD

    RichD Champion (780) Rhode Island Mar 18, 2012

    Not in any particular order. However, if I found any of this on the shelves of a store I'd probably drop whatever is in my hands to grab some.

    Heady Topper (Had on draft once, but struck out at the brewery. Working on getting some soon, though)
    GI BCBVS
    Kentucky Brunch Imperial Stout
    GI King Henry
    Founders CBS
    Pliny The Younger/Elder (Would like both, might get my hands on one or the other in Philly in Sept.)
    Samuel Adams Millenium (Definition of a whale, I doubt this one will ever happen.)
    Lawson's Maple Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout
    On the Wings of Armageddon
    Samuel Adams Triple Bock (For the sake of saying I tried it. Preferably a 94 or 95. Plus I think it could be interesting.)
     
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  20. Boulevard BBQ
    Heady Topper
    Hill Farmstead (any, but specifically Everett, Abner and Twilight of the Idols))
    Hunaphu
    Zombie Dust
    Gumballhead
    Fuller's London Porter on cask
    Short's Uber Goober
    BA Mexican Cake
    Ballast Point Victory at Sea

    ...

    Beers I wish would come back into my life...

    Fresh Orval for one euro a bottle in Belgium.
    Fresh pints of Pliny the Elder for 3.50 at happy hour in Berkeley.
     
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  21. wardenclyffe

    wardenclyffe Savant (250) Virginia Sep 10, 2010

    1. 2013 Dark Lord
    2. Brandy Huna
    3. Vanilla Bean Dark Lord
    4. King Henry
    5. Bourbon County Vanilla
    6. Alpine Exponential Hoppiness
    7. Three Floyds Zombie Dust
    8. Jack's Abby Smoked Maple Lager
    9. Founder's Vanilla Stout (taproom only)
    10. Sexual Chocolate
     
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  22. nc41

    nc41 Advocate (745) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008

    Not really a long list I'm more than happy with what I can get here, and I can easily trade for my favorites I can't.


    PTY - I'll never see this one
    BCBVS - same here too, I don't get whales in NC to trade for this.
    I'd like to try Julius , completely foreign to me.
    Fuzzy Baby Ducks, but I had Ghandi Bot and it was just ok, so this isn't a killer strong want.

    I can live with KBS and BCBS, and I get enough HT and Abrasive in season I don't feel too deprived. Once a year or so I look for some ZD, and I'm good.
     
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  23. Welp, most of mine is going to be utterly predictable, but what the hell, right?

    PtE
    Heady Topper
    Westvleteren XII
    BBAVB Dark Lord
    Hopslam
    KBS
    Zombie Dust

    And three (slightly) less conventional and difficult-to-acquire ones that I still really, really want to try:
    Jack's Abby Framinghammer (I know, I know, I live about 15 miles from the brewery...just never found the time to get out there.)
    Fantome Saison
    Ten FIDY
     
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  24. 1) Sam Adams Millennium
    2) PvW DL
    3) Brandy Vanilla DL
    4) Blauw
    5) 3F Millennium
    6) KBBS
    7) Bass King's Ale
    8) KBE
    9) 3F '99
    10) Canillon OG '96
     
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  25. Corbet

    Corbet Savant (350) Michigan Nov 7, 2010

    Younger
    Kern Citra (just so I can finally tick all of the top 25)
    Zwanze '10
    Soleil De Minuit
    Blabaer (need to track one of these down when it's released again)
    Persica
    LaBleu
    HotD Matt (thankfully I'll be getting some of this later this year)
    Apple Brandy Zhukov
    Funky Buddha Bacon Maple Porter
     
  26. alex_hart

    alex_hart Advocate (605) Oklahoma Feb 28, 2013

    RR Consecration
    Black Tuesday
    Founders KBS
    HF Mimosa
    Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock
    Dark Horse BB Plead the 5th
    Avery Rumpkin
    De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva
    Heady Topper
    Big Black Voodoo Daddy

    In no particular order. Many of these I expect I will never see, but it would be amazing if I get a chance to get some!
     
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  27. in no order

    goose island rare
    three floyds bourbon barrel aged vanilla bean dark lord
    founders cbs
    the bruery chocolate rain
    goose island king henry
    sam adams utopias
    hair of the dog dave
    lost abbey cable car
    cantillion gueuze 100% lambic
    toppling goliath kentucky brunch
     
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  28. aasher

    aasher Poobah (1,040) Indiana Jan 27, 2010

    Gueuze from '87, ten bottles
     
  29. 1. Millennium Geuze
    2. 3F 50th Anniversary
    3. Roze
    4. 3F Selectie C
    5. Eszett Geuze
    6. Don Quijote
    7. Loerik
    8. Soleil De Minuit
    9. Fond Gueuze Bierpallieters
    10. Cable Car
     
  30. MJsGhost

    MJsGhost Savant (265) New York Jun 30, 2013

    1 Cable Car
    2 Cable Car
    3 Cable Car
    4 Cable Car
    5 Cable Car
    6 Cable Car
    7 Cable Car
    8 Cable Car Kriek
    9 Cable Car
    10 Cable Car
     
  31. Premo88

    Premo88 Advocate (620) Texas Jun 6, 2010

    the world's 10 best dubbels not named Chimay Red or Rochefort 6

    i like dubbels
     
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  32. I was fortunate enough to land several of my wants in various trades this year. If I could just have 5 more beers that are not already waiting in my cellar, I'd choose these...

    Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Bean Dark Lord
    Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock
    Hunahpu
    Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout
    Bourbon County Coffee Stout
     
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  33. Yeah, I know. I never said the beers had to be unattainable. This is just what my list looks like now. It will (hopefully) change over the next few months as I knock some of these off. Cheers!
     
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  34. GI KH
    MOAS
    GI RARE
    BA speedway stout
    Any PVW BA stout.
     
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  35. Schwantz

    Schwantz Savant (390) Florida Dec 16, 2012

    1-5 : the 5 cigar city BA secret beers that will be released this year for their new beer club.. (today) - El Catador
    6-9 : the other CCB/ El Catador beers this year that will not be available to the public.
    10. : Grey Tuesday

    Cheers kids!
     
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  36. Dicers

    Dicers Poobah (1,230) Texas Sep 2, 2012

    1. KBS
    2.CBS
    3. Zombie dust
    4. Bcbs vanilla
    5. BbavB dark Lord
    6. Chocolate rain
    7. Parabola
    8. The abyss
    9. Ba speedway
    10. Uncle Jacobs Stout
     
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  37. Double Galaxy
    DDG
    Bourbon BADL
    Persica batch 1
    Mimosa
    Morin Delight
    Susan
    S & S #5
    S & S #4
    Keene Idea
    Citra Ninja (and other Ninjas)
     
  38. 1. Black Tuesday
    2. I want to get my hands on a bottle of Churchill 's Finest Hour. Had it on tap but I want to cellar it.
    3. Kate the Great