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 am from Central New York...I've actually never done a trade on here! Care to course me in it?:slight_smile:
  2. Beer4days

    Beer4days Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012

    Ginger stout sounds AMAZING.
  3. Beer4days

    Beer4days Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012

    It was not missed!! Thank you:slight_smile:
  4. Beer4days

    Beer4days Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012

    Wow. Thank you ALL for all the input...I went out of town for the weekend and it looks like I have a lot of options to look over. I'll through up some "This vs That" later this week:slight_smile: You guys are great!!!

    THANAT0PSIS Crusader (725) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Just trying to help out! If you come through Madison, WI, give me a message on here. I'd be glad to share a drink with you.
  6. Brunite

    Brunite Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2009 Illinois

    This was covered and discussed in the thread about Hopslam losing its essence after 2 days and SN Celebration being under-spiced this year.
  7. Brunite

    Brunite Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2009 Illinois

    My cousin lives there and homebrews!!:stuck_out_tongue:

    Oh...and for IL...I recommend BCBS. If you are anti-ABInBev...try a Half Acre Daisy Cutter PA.
  8. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    I don't trade... but there's a whole forum for it. If you post on the trade forum that you want some Texas beer in exchange for some stuff that we can't get here (most stuff!), I'm sure someone will oblige.
  9. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,410) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Haha with 1500 reviews and a 94 I would say you are decidedly in the absolute minority on this one. I know a lot of stout lovers and almost every one of them considers Shakespeare to be one of the finest of style.

    Which Oatmeal Stouts do you think are better? Or do you just hate the style?
  10. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    the beer is over carbonated and the sweetness has a triviality to it that makes it feel like somebody added sweet n low to a drier stout.
    it's gross

    I prefer Telegraph, Ipswich, FW Velet Merlin, AV Barney Flats, even Sam Smiths....
  11. ducknrunfoo

    ducknrunfoo Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2012

    Got to agree with MN and IA. Surly, I'd go with Furious or Abrasive (if you can find it). And Toppling Goliath (my #1 favorite brewery) I'd say try them all, but leave with a growler of the Golden Nugget.
  12. MusicaleMike

    MusicaleMike Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I agree with you...all these awards are probably paid for by the government.

    Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout

    2012 Australian International Beer Awards—Silver
    2012 World Beer Championships - Silver
    2010 World Beer Championships - Silver (Best of 2010)
    2010 European Beer Star - Bronze
    2010 GABF—Bronze
    2010 Northwest Conference (Thirsty Beagle)—1st
    2010 Australian International Beer Awards—Silver
    2009 Great International Beer Festival—3rd
    2008 World Beer Championships—Gold(Best of 2008)
    2008 Tesco Drinks Awardl—Runner Up
    2008 International Beer Challenge—Top 50
    2008 Great International Beer Festival—3rd
    2008 World Beer Awards—World's Best Stout
    2008 European Beer Star Awards—Silver
    2008 NWBN Reader's Choice Awards—1st
    2007 World Beer Championships—Gold
    2007 Stockholm Beer Fest—Gold
    2007 European Beer Star Awards—Bronze
    2007 California Brewers Festival—3rd place
    2007 NWBN Reader's Choice Awards—Runner Up Stout
    2007 Australian International Beer Awards—Bronze
    2007 Celebration of Suds—Best Stout
    2006 NWBN Reader's Choice Awards—Best Stout
    2006 World Beer Cup—Gold
    2006 California Brewers Fest—1st
    2006 World Beer Championships—Gold
    2005 Great American Beer Festival—Gold
    2005 NWBN Reader's Choice Awards—Best Stout
    2005 Great International Beer Festival—Gold
    2005 International Beer Competition—Silver
    2005 Great International Beer Competition—3rd Place
    2005 Australian International Beer Awards—Bronze
    2004 World Beer Championships—Gold
    2004 Great International Beer Competition—1st Place
    2004 Brewing Industry International Awards—Champion
    2004 U.S. Beer Tasting Championship—Pacific N.W. Champ
    2003 Australian International Beer Awards—Gold
    2003 World Beer Championships—Silver
    2003 Real Ale Festival—Bronze
    2002 World Beer Championships—Silver
    2002 Australian International Beer Awards—Silver
    2002 California Brewer’s Festival—2nd
    2002 BIIA—Bronze
    2001 North American Beer Awards—1st Place
    2001 Australian International Beer Awards—Silver
    2001 California Beer Festival—3rd
    2000 Australian International Beer Awards—Gold
    2000 Real Ale Festival—Gold
    1999 U.S. Beer Tasting Championships—Grand Champ
    1999 World Beer Championships—Gold
    1999 Australian International Beer Awards—Silver
    1999 California Beer Festival—2nd
    1999 Colorado State Fair—3rd
    1998 World Beer Championships—Gold
    1997 International Beer Summit—Bronze
    1997 World Beer Championships—Silver
    1997 National Cask Ale Competition—1st Place
    1996 World Beer Championships—Gold
    1996 Wine Journal—Gold
    1995 Colorado State Fair—Gold
    1994 World Champion Stout (Wine Enthusiast)—Silver
  13. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    okay you can like what other people tell you to if you want.
    i don't like the beer. i think it tasts like crap and has a terrible mouth feel.

    im sure many peope ereally do think this is a good beer. im happy for Rogue that they've won so many awards. yay roguie yaaaay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lets do a happy beer award dance! yay! yay!

    there lots of popular things that some people don't like.

  14. Beer4days

    Beer4days Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012

    I will definitely post it!:slight_smile:
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  15. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,410) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Sam Smiths is more carb.'ed than Shakespeare, and has off flavors that are supposed to be part of that English profile, but which are off putting to me. I guess to each his own.

    To me Shakespeare is a clean oatmeal stout with perfect body, perfect balance of flavor, refreshing and interesting taste, about the benchmark for the style.

    And I am anything but a Rogue fan, but gotta give credit where it's due.
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  16. ChrisL24481

    ChrisL24481 Zealot (553) Jul 15, 2012 New Hampshire
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    NH - gotta go with Smuttynose Finest Kind IPA...also, White Birch's Nyx (American Black Ale) and Great Rhythm Brewing's Resonation Pale Ale are solid options as well.
  17. nawset

    nawset Initiate (148) Mar 19, 2011 New Hampshire

    New Hampshire: Smuttynose Baltic Porter
  18. jb123

    jb123 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2012 Michigan
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    anything from jolly pumpkin, if you like sours. while in traverse city you can hit jolly pumpkin, right brain, or even 7 monks tap room which has about 40 beers on tap from michigan and around the world. shorts brewery which is near traverse city(bellaire) is great too<---they only distribute in michigan as well! ENJOY
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  19. loupap

    loupap Disciple (305) Jun 21, 2008 Rhode Island

  20. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Zealot (515) Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Someone has to be the first to complain, right? Some of those are great beers, but for DE they go with Shelter Pale Ale? It's not even bottled anymore. India Brown Ale or Palo Santo Marron are much better and more "special" (I'm trying not to incoherently say "more unique"). There's pale ales and IPAs across the fifty states, but find me another state where they brew on some crazy tree from Paraguay.
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