50 beers from all 50 states

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Beer4days, Nov 28, 2012.

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  1. Beer4days

    Beer4days Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012

    I'm planning to do a challenge for myself. I want to have a top notch beer from each state and I am hoping you all have some recommendations. I am looking for unique, high quality beers. I'm not picky about style (though I am partial to IPAs), I'm just hoping to get a good variety in my selections.
    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! :slight_smile:
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  2. cruzmissile72

    cruzmissile72 Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 Connecticut

    Gandhi Bot from New England Brewing in CT. It's a DIPA and is fantastic.
  3. Scotchboy

    Scotchboy Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2010 Idaho

    Dagger Falls just hit cans in Boise ID. Let me know if you want some. Awesome local beer.
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  4. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,500) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana

    I would recommend Three Floyds here is Indiana but the brewery burned down.
  5. ChanChan

    ChanChan Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2009 California

    What kind of lame ass joke is this??
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  6. ebarnesster

    ebarnesster Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Virginia

    Wild Wolf Double IPA in Virginia - probably would have to visit the brewery though. Full Nelson from Blue Mountain Brewery might be more available.
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  7. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,500) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana

  8. JM03

    JM03 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2010 Ohio

    Yeah, I really hope this "joke" dies off soon. It stopped being funny about 2 years ago.
  9. ArchEnemyBrew

    ArchEnemyBrew Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Washington

    What can I say about this joke that hasn't been said about Afghanistan? It's all bombed out and depleted.
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  10. ChanChan

    ChanChan Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2009 California

    Fill me in. Was this once a hip joke or something? I must not have read that thread.
  11. EdTheEdge

    EdTheEdge Initiate (0) Mar 26, 2011 California

    From the two states of California.....

    Southern California - Dorado
    Northen California - Blind Pig
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  12. mikeburd1128

    mikeburd1128 Zealot (539) Oct 28, 2011 New Jersey

    Kane's Head High IPA from NJ
  13. JM03

    JM03 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2010 Ohio

    BA Blackout (or regular blackout)
    White Rajah
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  14. jbertsch

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,095) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    I'd have to vote for Jack's Abby Hoponius Union to represent MA.
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  15. Localdrinklax

    Localdrinklax Devotee (416) Jul 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    Breweries to looking into:
    From Wisconsin- Central Waters, New Glarus
    From Minnesota- Surly, Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery, Olvalde Brewery
    From Iowa- Toppling Goliath, Madhouse, Millstream
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  16. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,500) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana

    The Three Floyds brewery burning down has been an ongoing joke on here for years. If you go to Three Floyds website under FAQs #1 is "The brewery did not burn down."
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  17. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2009 Virginia

    You should take the hundreds of suggestions you're going to get here, put them in Excel and sort by "likes".
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  18. Zach136

    Zach136 Meyvn (1,406) Jun 17, 2012 Georgia

  19. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,500) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana

    To add some value to te thread:

    Alaskan IPA
    Three Floyds Dreadnaught or Zombie Dust or Acrtic Panzer Wolf
    Montana - Big Sky IPA
    New York - Flower Power
    Vermont - Heady Topper
    Missourii - Schlafly A- or T-IPA
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  20. Pando

    Pando Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2011 Connecticut


    Thomas Hooker Liberator Doppelbock
  21. AHood

    AHood Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 Texas

    Fort Worth, TX - Rahr & Sons Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer (releases in a few weeks)
    Houston, TX - Saint Arnold Endeavour DIPA
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  22. BigCheese

    BigCheese Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts


    I'm not from Maine, but, either Lunch IPA or Allagash White for sure.
  23. SnowFlowMfg

    SnowFlowMfg Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2011 California

    Nor Cal: Sierra Nevada Organic fresh hop or a Pliny.
  24. Beer4days

    Beer4days Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012

    That is actually what I plan on doing!

    Thank you everyone for these amazing suggestions! So many things to try; keep them coming :slight_smile:
  25. kevinscott

    kevinscott Initiate (196) Oct 21, 2008 Texas

    Austin Beerworks Einhorn - Should be available in cans in 2013
    Hops & Grain Alt
    Live Oak Hefeweizen - Either make a trip to TX or trade for a growler
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  26. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2012 Mississippi

    Mississippi-Timber Beast from Lazy Magnoila
    Alabama- Snake Handler, and Good People IPA
    If you need these let me know but Snake Handler is kinda hard to get sometimes.

    HANGOVER Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2012

    Minnesota - Surly Brewing, that is all you need to know.
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  28. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Palo Santo Marron for Delaware.
    Runner up would be Indian Brown Ale if you want more hops.
  29. AHood

    AHood Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 Texas

    New York - Ommegang Three Philosophers
    Alaska - Alaskan Winter or Amber
    Hawaii - Kona Koko Brown (interesting)
    Colorado - Where to begin...?
    Louisiana - Abita Purple Haze (not my favourite, but I can't think of much off the top of my head from LA)
  30. kevanb

    kevanb Poo-Bah (1,855) Apr 4, 2011 Illinois

    In before FosterJM comes in and brags about how he has already done this
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  31. Daemose

    Daemose Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Texas

    Ignore all other posts. Get Buddhas Brew by Jester King from Texas.
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  32. FosterJM

    FosterJM Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2009 California

    Well then I will pull a MordorMongo and say, "Dick Move"

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  33. ArchEnemyBrew

    ArchEnemyBrew Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Washington

    WA: Fremont Cowiche canyon fresh hop Ipa (next year), black raven wisdom seeker, Fremont bourbon barrel abominable and any lager from chuckanut.
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  34. ajthegreat

    ajthegreat Initiate (132) Nov 11, 2010 Vermont

    Galaxy white IPA, anchorage brewing co
  35. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Weyerbacher Insanity from PA fo sho
  36. keysburg

    keysburg Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2012 Massachusetts

    I really just want to know how you're going to cross off North Dakota.
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  37. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I've been there, it's more of a wasteland than a state.
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  38. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Devotee (413) Apr 16, 2012 Wisconsin

    Although not my favorite Wisconsin brewer, New Glarus is surely the most iconic and when nominating a representative, it's going to be hard to beat. I'd go with the Wisconsin Belgium Red, there's not going to be a lot of competition within that style in my opinion, most of all considering NG holds 3 of the top 4 on the top 100 of Fruit / Veg. Beers.

    If in need of other styles, NG Dancing Man Wheat is very solid as well. For stouts and barleywines, Central Waters for sure. For porters, Tyranena.
  39. rolltide8425

    rolltide8425 Meyvn (1,215) Feb 18, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I would have to say Good People Snake Handler for Alabama.
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  40. mcaulifww

    mcaulifww Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2011 Virginia

    In VA:
    Hardywood Park GingerBread Stout or Pumpkin Farmhouse
    WiliamsburgAlewerks Bitter Valentine
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