5 Favorite Beers from Your State

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  1. Cugabuh

    Cugabuh Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012 Massachusetts

    Been meaning to make my way out to the western mass area to try those guys out! It's tough 'cause I don't have a car though (city living)!
     
  2. SirWalkAbout

    SirWalkAbout Initiate (161) Dec 6, 2011 Texas
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    Bells - Two Hearted
    Kuhnhenn - BB4D
    Founders - KBS
    Founders - Dirty Bastard
    Dark Horse - Pt5
     
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  3. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Aspirant (269) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    So nothing from Newport Storm ?
     
  4. Providence

    Providence Champion (801) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island
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    Do you see any Newport Storm on the list?:wink:
     
  5. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Aspirant (269) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    Ok didnt know you werent a fan. Me personally, I dont think they do a good job of marketing and getting their beers out there. I know craft breweries arent supposed to be marketing masters but it just seems like they dont put much effort into letting people know about their products. I mean they should be in every RI liquor store easy to find and they are not really right there in your face like they should be.
     
  6. Johnny_Muir

    Johnny_Muir Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2014 New Jersey

    Jersey isnt that great on the national scene yet. But I really like what River Horse is doing, so I'll put their Belgian Freeze Winter Ale and their Belgian Tripel up for scores.
     
  7. Zacp2110

    Zacp2110 Initiate (0) May 28, 2013 New Hampshire

    Smuttynose Baltic Porter
    Smuttynose Finest Kind
    Moat Mountain Imperial Stout
    Smuttynose Durty
    Smuttynose Big A IPA

    Guess we don't have as much variety in NH as I often think haha
    Don't know what I would do without Smutty!

    I need to get my hands on some CCB and Three Floyds stat! and Russian River of course
     
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  8. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (532) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    Top of the head...
    Great Lakes Blackout Stout
    Jackie O's Dark Apparition
    Jackie O's Oil of Aphrodite
    Willoughby Brewing Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter
    Thirsty Dog Siberian Night
     
  9. Bartos

    Bartos Initiate (0) Mar 8, 2013 Florida

    CCB/Funky Buddha/Blue Jacket - Snack Attack
    CCB/Terrapin - Rum-Soaked White Oak Southern Slice
    CCB - Double-Barrel Aged Hunahpu's Imperial Stout
    CCB - Cafe Americana
    CCB - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Big Sound Scotch Ale
    Honorable Mention: Swamphead - Chipotle Smoke Signal

    If we are not including one-off beers:

    CCB - Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale
    CCB - White Oak Jai Alai
    CCB - Chicory Dickory Choc Brown Ale
    CCB - Marshal Zhukov
    CCB - Good Gourd

    I will admit that my list is skewed because I haven't had any beers from Funky Buddha. I imagine that No Crust, MBCP, Last Snow, Wide Awake It's Morning, Nib Smuggler, and Morning Wood would all compete for places on the list
     
  10. Providence

    Providence Champion (801) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island
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    It's not that I'm not a fan really. Their flagship is solid. I just think those other 5 beers are better. But in general, I don't think we have anything special beer-wise in RI, certainly nothing when compared to other New England states.
     
  11. Aldogg007

    Aldogg007 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2013 California

    1. SN Bigfoot
    2. RR Concentration
    3. Bruery Grey Monday
    3. Speedway
    4. FW double jack
    5. Bruery Tart of Darkness
     
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  12. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Aspirant (269) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    I agree but we do have the best AAL in the country even if its made in NY. :grinning:
     
  13. Providence

    Providence Champion (801) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island
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    Narragansett's not a Rhode Island brewery. If they were, I'd of ranked their Bohemian Pils as our number one beer.
     
  14. dave317

    dave317 Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2012 North Carolina

    wicked weed - Bedeviled (Belgian triple)
    Wicked weed - Freak IPA
    Foothills - BBL People Porter
    Green Man - Porter
    Oskar Blues - TenFidy

    Not in any order!
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  15. Kaiyotee

    Kaiyotee Initiate (141) Jan 10, 2014 Virginia

    Virginia
    Alewerks Cafe Royale (Coffee Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels)
    Alewerks Bitter Valentine Double IPA
    Parkway Gent Bent Moutain IPA
    Alewerks Grand Illumination American Barleywine
    Devil's Backbone Eight Point IPA
     
  16. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    Jack's Abby- BA Framinghammer
    Night Shift- Ever Weiss
    Wormtown- Be Hoppy
    Mayflower- Oatmeal Stout
    Jack's Abby- Mass Rising
     
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  17. TheOriginal

    TheOriginal Initiate (109) Feb 6, 2011 North Carolina

    North Carolina: (appears there is big difference between those that live in the western part of the state as to those who live in the eastern part of the state)

    NoDa - Hop Drop N Roll
    The Duck Rabbit - Baltic Porter
    Foothills - Torch Pilsner
    Carolina Brewing Company - Imperial Stout
    Pisgah - Pale Ale
     
  18. memphischas

    memphischas Initiate (0) Apr 15, 2008 Tennessee

    Wiseacre Ananda
    Yazoo Sue
    Wisacre Tiny Bomb
    Memphis Made Humbucker
    High Cotton ESB
     
  19. JGlitz87

    JGlitz87 Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2013 Texas

    Jester King Atrial Rubicite
    Lakewood Bourbon Barrel Temptress
    Freetail La Muerta
    Jester King Boxer's Revenge
    Real Ale Mysterium Verum Series

    Tough to leave a few other classic standby's off (Buried Hatchet, Temptress, Live Oak Hefe, etc...)
     
  20. marticusrex

    marticusrex Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2014 Wisconsin

    as far as year-round offerings go (and not in any particular order):
    New Glarus- Moon Man
    Ale Asylum- Bedlam
    Lakefront- IPA
    Lakefront- Riverwest Stein
    Lake Louie- Warped Speed Scotch Ale
     
  21. MacStinson

    MacStinson Zealot (582) Aug 1, 2011 Michigan
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    Dark Horse - Crooked Tree
    Bells - Hopslam
    Founders - Breakfast Stout
    Bells - Wheat Love
    Shorts - Good Humans
     
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  22. SC_Beer_Drinker

    SC_Beer_Drinker Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2013 South Carolina

    Thomas Creek is my favorite South Carolina brewery. In no particular order:

    Thomas Creek Red River Ale
    Thomas Creek Chocolate Orange IPA
    Thomas Creek Pump House Porter
    Conquest Sacred Heart IPA
    COAST 32/50 Kolsch
     
  23. MattGrimley

    MattGrimley Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2012 Massachusetts

    MA:
    Trillium -Fort Point
    Tree House - Julius
    Jack's Abbey- Barrel Aged Framinghamer
    Wormtown - Norm
    Trillium - Pot & Kettle
     
  24. Flibber

    Flibber Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2013 England

    Black Sheep Best Bitter
    Ilkley Lotus
    Leeds Pale
    Timothy Taylor's Dark Mild
    Timothy Taylor's Landlord
     
  25. brandon911

    brandon911 Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2011 Texas

    Texas!
    Jester King Funk Metal
    Lone Pint Yellow Rose
    Jester King RU-55
    Karbach BBA Hellfighter
    Real Ale Kraken

    Really tough to leave off other favorites by JK, Southern Star, and Saint Arnold's. In other words, we're pretty lucky in Texas in some ways.
     
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  26. mattcrill

    mattcrill Meyvn (1,335) Mar 16, 2004 Ohio

    Ohio!

    Great Lakes Blackout Stout
    Columbus IPA
    Fat Head's Head Hunter
    Thirsty Dog Siberian Night
    Columbus Bodhi

    Not necessarily in that order....
     
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  27. ToddSoonerFan

    ToddSoonerFan Disciple (316) Aug 23, 2013 Iowa

    Toppling Goliath X 5
     
  28. BoomKentucky

    BoomKentucky Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2013 Kentucky

    Apocalypse Brew Works - Butchertown Brown (they made it when they first open and refuse to make it now)
    Country Boy - Forkin Gourd and Amos Moses
    West Sixth - Amber
    Bluegrass Brewing Company - Organic Altbier (Haven't made it since like 2008)
    Against the Grain - 70K
    (theres more but its hard to pick them all, Blue stallion makes some good traditional german style beers and Lore makes one or 2 beers I like but I won't consider them since they only bottle their beer and do not sell it at their shop or on draft. And yes I picked 6 beers)
     
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  29. sneaks2210

    sneaks2210 Initiate (0) Oct 20, 2006 New York

    Southern Tier - Choklat
    Sixpoint - 3Beans
    Sixpoint - Hi-Res
    Captain Lawrence - Hops N' Roses
    Ommegang - Three Philosophers
     
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  30. Ckoz

    Ckoz Aspirant (293) Feb 15, 2014 Michigan
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    For me Michigan:

    Bells Black Note (still may fav BBA but Batch 9000 is a close second)
    Founders Porter (had one last night for the first time in a long time an forgot how amazing this was)
    Bells Two Hearted
    Atwater Dirty Blonde
    Zaison from Brewery Vivant-Which if you haven't had this and are a fan of Saisons...you're missing out big time.

    Good mix here...covers all seasons for me!
     
  31. wiscokid920

    wiscokid920 Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2011 Wisconsin

    I got a four pack of the next batch. Thinking that they would do their due diligence and they didn't disappoint
     
  32. Powderhornphil

    Powderhornphil Crusader (746) Apr 30, 2012 Minnesota
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    Looking at my reviews...

    Darkness
    Wet
    Abrasive
    Czar Jack
    Rum King
     
  33. darklord2011

    darklord2011 Initiate (138) Nov 18, 2011 Indiana
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    Three Floyd's Dark Lord
    Three Floyd's Zombie Dust
    Flat 12 Walk About IPA
    Sun King Wee Mac
    Brugge Tripel De Ripple
     
  34. Boca-X

    Boca-X Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2014 Missouri

    This is an always changing list but right now at this exact second...
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  35. Oliversarmy1085

    Oliversarmy1085 Initiate (0) Mar 12, 2012 Florida

    CCB Life is Like...
    Funky Buddha Wide Awake It's Morning
    Brew Bus Last Stop
    Funky Buddha No Crusts
    CCB White Oak Jai Alai
     
  36. Mersh

    Mersh Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2013 Connecticut

    NEBCO: Fuzzy Baby Ducks
    NEBCO: Coriolis
    NEBCO: Gandhi Bot
    NEBCO: Imperial Stout Trooper
    Two Roads: Igor's Dream
     
  37. Titanic_Ant

    Titanic_Ant Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2014 Michigan

    State: Michigan

    In no particular order:

    Mitten Brewing Co. - Peanut And Crackerjack Porter: Probably my favorite peanut/peanut butter infused porter. It's brewed with real peanut butter, which just complements the nice, bitter roasted quality from the beer itself. Rather sessionable for a Porter too. (Tap room only)

    Founders - KBS: Obligatory Michigander beer of choice. 2011 was the best year for this, I hope all of you BAs out there managed to score some bottles! (limited tap/bottle release)

    Brewery Vivant - Wine Hand: Wine Hand was from this years Wood Aged Beer Fest, it was the standard Farm Hand that had been aged in white wine barrels for upwards of 12 months. The oak wood and white wine really took and added to what is a typically boring beer in my opinion. It was almost like drinking a sour with a white grape finish! e (only available on tap/during festival)

    OddSide Ales - Citra Pale Ale: My go to Pale Ale, the grapefruit, lemon and orange notes are strong enough to complement the hoppy finish on this guy, not overpower it. Perfect for hanging out in summer, lounging on the beach or just for any occasion. I'd love to see this come out in cans! My contender for "Oberon Killer". (available in bottle)

    Harmony Brewing Co. - Fiddlestix IPA: To tie up my list, I have to go with the brewery right around the corner from my house. Fiddlestix is honestly one of my favorite IPAs I've had in quite some time, 7.0% ABV leads me to only have a few at a time, but I could drink it all day if I felt like being useless. Strong bitterness on the front leads to a grassy, floral hop finish.

    HONORABLE MENTION
    Harmony Brewing Co. - Grapefruit Moon: The word shandy can be a dirty word around here I know, but in summer, I love to smash growler's full of Harmony's Grapefuit/IPA Shandy. Made with hand squeezed grapefruit juice and the aformentioned Fiddlestix, I can't get enough of the stuff.
     
  38. thewrongtone

    thewrongtone Initiate (120) Oct 15, 2006 Arkansas

    Four of my top five would probably be from Jester King, so I'll try to spread the love.

    Jester King Atrial Rubicite
    Jester King Boxer's Revenge
    Real Ale Four Squared
    Saint Arnold Endeavour
    Freetail Yo Soy Ün Berliñer

    I know I have barely scratched the surface of the TX offerings, because I live so far south.
     
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  39. Morakaton

    Morakaton Initiate (0) May 6, 2013 Michigan

    Hmm, I did post in here before, but I'll just post again since I think my list is a bit different this time:

    1.) Kuhnhenn DRIPA (this beer fresh on tap is surreal)
    2.) Founder's Porter
    3.) Short's Publican Porter (one of the best Porter's out there imo)
    4.) Bell's Hopslam
    5.) Founder's Kentucky Breakfast Stout (had an older one for the first time and loved it, very much so hoping to score KBS day tix this year!)
     
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  40. Mikeynas

    Mikeynas Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2010 Massachusetts

    Massachusetts
    In no particular order......

    Ipswich- Oatmeal Stout
    Jack's Abby- Kiwi Rising
    Berkshire Brewing- Coffehouse Porter
    Mayflower- Winter Oatmeal Stout
    Slumbrew- Yankee Swap
     
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