A beer that's not all the rage, but you really love.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by SailIntoTheStout, Jan 13, 2016.

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  1. Justin82

    Justin82 Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2015 Massachusetts

    I posted on this one earlier but i would like to add switchback ale to my list. Excellent beer for when you just want a beer, if that makes any sense
  2. 1960mb

    1960mb Initiate (24) Feb 24, 2015 Wisconsin

    I agree. Fantastic beer. Readily available thereby it is always fresh and a great price at $34 a case. Best bang for the buck that I have found.
  3. MiloDropsOutofCollege

    MiloDropsOutofCollege Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2015 Colorado

    Boulevard Wheat for some easy drinkin'.
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  4. tigg924

    tigg924 Poo-Bah (5,876) Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts

    DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus and Abita Restoration Pale Ale are two of my favorites.
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  5. 1960mb

    1960mb Initiate (24) Feb 24, 2015 Wisconsin


    In this situation I am referring to the earlier post on Fresh Squeezed.
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  6. 1960mb

    1960mb Initiate (24) Feb 24, 2015 Wisconsin

    I am with on the Brother Thelonious---great stuff at a reasonable price.
  7. BrownAleBollocks

    BrownAleBollocks Zealot (509) Nov 18, 2014 Kansas

    New Belgium's core lineup. All really well done beers that taste great for the price. I also love red hoptober in the fall, although I don't know if it is still brewed.
  8. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Initiate (143) Jan 8, 2015 California

    Firestone Walker Pale 31. I had it for the first time at the brewery and thought it was wonderful with just enough bright hop flavors to make it interesting. I buy it time to time now when my palate is burned out by IPAs. It's under 5% ABV so some would call it a session beer.

    I believe it comes in cans now. It would make a great summer cooler ale.
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  9. carmike813

    carmike813 Devotee (410) Mar 15, 2013 Illinois

    Stone IPA.. Absolutely love that beer, tastes like bubblegum
  10. kalosjakar

    kalosjakar Initiate (0) May 5, 2014 Rhode Island

    Ive said this before but Yuengling Lager.
    Cheap as hell, oldest brewery in america, family owned for generations, and a much better option than Bud or any other mass produced beer.
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  11. Iamatool

    Iamatool Initiate (50) Nov 20, 2015 Maryland

    RJ Rocker's Son of a Peach
    I'm a sucker for all things peach and this is no exception, not too peachy, with a slight malty, almost biscuit finish.
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  12. DunkelFester

    DunkelFester Initiate (194) Aug 24, 2004 Pennsylvania

    lagers. Doesn't matter where they come from. Germany, Czech Republic, USA, Austria, Holland, Belgium... I love a well-made lager. Pils, Helles, Maerzen, Dunkel, Schwarzbier, Rauchbier, Bock, Doppelbock, hell - even the 'lowly' adjunct lager. The full spectrum! And the vast majority of people who rate beer on this site consistently under-rate all lager styles by a wide margin.

    Don't believe me? Look at the 'Best of BA' list. Count the lagers. Last time I did it, I think there were 3. Out of 250?
  13. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Aspirant (236) Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    Abbot Ale
    OG Flag Porter
    Left Coast Black Jack Porter
    Dragoon IPA
    Nimbus Old Monkeyshine
    Black Xantus
    Alesmith Nut Brown
    Coronado Orange Avenue Wit
    Rochefort 8 (not exactly off the radar but I think it's better than the 10 which gets most of the recognition)
    Ayinger Dunkel

    I'll just stop here because I could go on for a while. I think a lot of beers get overlooked but that's probably just because of the sheer amount of beer being put out there at the moment. So many that deserve credit get lost in the shuffle and on the flip side of the coin so many that get credit hardly deserve it.

    Either way, its nice having amazing beers that aren't being chased. Cheers:slight_smile:
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  14. BaseballNBeer

    BaseballNBeer Initiate (124) Apr 22, 2015 Michigan

    Perrin Gold is just the easiest drinking micro beer I've ever had. They pack so much flavor into a golden ale. Nothing fancy, either. Just simple, clean, crisp, and delicious.
  15. BaseballNBeer

    BaseballNBeer Initiate (124) Apr 22, 2015 Michigan

    Both are excellent beers.
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  16. drinkin-beeers

    drinkin-beeers Disciple (376) Jan 29, 2014 Montana

    Lakefront brewing. IPA, Fuel coffee stout, Fixed Gear, and most of the rest of the lineup.

    Boulder shake chocolate porter.

    pFriem blonde IPA
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  17. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Poo-Bah (1,778) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    One of my favorites always try to keep a few in the cellar.
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  18. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Poo-Bah (1,778) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    My first real craft beer, still love it.
  19. doktorhops

    doktorhops Poo-Bah (1,981) Jan 12, 2011 Australia

    I second Fresh-Squeezed however where I live (Australia) it is quite rare (only ever been about to get my hands on a single 6-pack).

    Also Victory DirtWolf - also fantastic - also rare here.
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  20. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (5,254) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia

    I like slightly tart beers for my go to sessions, including AV Gose. But in a similar vein, I enjoy a decent Berlinerweiss. One that is rated "ok" but that I had most of this past summer was Cayuga Cruiser from Ithaca.
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  21. BecauseWhalezbro

    BecauseWhalezbro Disciple (304) Apr 22, 2015 Colorado

  22. CGuil220

    CGuil220 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2015 New Hampshire

    For me, locally (within an hour to get), substance from Bissell Brothers is fairly easy to get and I am always so satisfied when I have one.

    If I had to choose one high production beer, it would probably be Lagunitas DayTime or Founders All-Day. Love those session IPA's. Also, Notch Left of the Dial is awesome
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  23. SoleBriety

    SoleBriety Disciple (336) Oct 10, 2013 California

    Local: Alesmith's .394 Pale Ale and BP's Grunion
  24. conoraugustine

    conoraugustine Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2015 North Carolina

    I went to the release of that beer and I loved it
  25. yakimatwilight

    yakimatwilight Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Bear Republic Racer 5
    Cigar City Jai Alai
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  26. Kappakoosh

    Kappakoosh Disciple (314) Dec 26, 2013 Texas

    Uinta - Hop Nosh and Karbach Hop Delusion
  27. TankerSteve

    TankerSteve Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2014 Washington

    I second Ft George. Sunrise OPA is my choice for this thread. I love it.
  28. Cottontown201

    Cottontown201 Initiate (123) Nov 16, 2013 South Carolina

    Westbrook Shane's Big DIPA, always welcome.
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  29. thatoneguymike

    thatoneguymike Meyvn (1,165) Sep 18, 2012 Georgia

    Automatic isn't available in a package format yet, but I feel your pain! Very good brew.
  30. SaisonRichBiere

    SaisonRichBiere Savant (969) Mar 23, 2011 Michigan

    Firestone Walker DBA
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  31. BenGap

    BenGap Initiate (170) Mar 28, 2015 Alaska

    Dale's - always was a go to when I couldn't de idea what I felt like. A little harder to find in AK, but not much.

    Another I can't get now is Easy Street by Odell. That is always a good summer BBQ beer.
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  32. dlcarst

    dlcarst Initiate (106) Aug 21, 2015 Illinois

    Right now drinking Two Brothers Domaine Dupage. Subtler styles don't get enough love. I could drink this beer every day.
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  33. puck1225

    puck1225 Poo-Bah (2,934) Dec 22, 2013 Texas
    Society Trader

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  34. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt Disciple (328) Jan 27, 2014 New Hampshire

    People line up for substance. Its the rage. I dont know why but it is.
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  35. jojo2112

    jojo2112 Initiate (167) Sep 24, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Funny...I love Stone IPA, but never got bubblegum out of it. Which is a good thing for me because I hate bubblegum flavor.
  36. EdwardAbbey

    EdwardAbbey Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2015 Washington

    Narwhal and Brown Shugga' are strong, widely available, affordable, and delicious (at least to me). They are my go-tos for these darker months, and rightly so. While they are both generally well-reviewed, I feel their ubiquity is a mark against them for many. For my part, they are easily one of the very best value purchases around, and for any calendar year.
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  37. Sir_Whats-his-face

    Sir_Whats-his-face Initiate (162) Mar 2, 2015 Oregon

    I know it's hip to hate on Rogue, but their Hazelnut Brown Nectar is what really got me into craft beer, and it still tastes great to me. There's a small nearby brewery that makes an imitation of it, but it's just not the same.

    Also, maybe it's just because it's so easy to find here that we just take it for granted, but I always enjoy a Deschutes Fresh Squeezed or Pinedrops, depending on what's in season.
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  38. Cameron_como

    Cameron_como Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2015 Missouri

    Dirty Bastard, 8-Bit
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  39. ldavi258

    ldavi258 Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2015 Colorado

    Left Hand Brewing's Polestar Pilsner on tap.. It's so light and lacy I just want to dance in it.
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  40. Aestro

    Aestro Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2009 Oregon

    Deschutes River Ale. A verifiable session that still has a lot of flavor, but not overpowering. One of the most refreshing beers out there - and my absolute favorite for taking on river floats.

    I'll nth most Lagunitas seasonal 6-packs - Brown Shugga, Sucks, Lil Sumpin Wild. They're all excellent bang for your buck both in terms of flavor and getting your buzz on.

    And there's an absolute ton of beer in Oregon that locals probably take for granted and outsiders don't really know about. Laurelwood's Workhorse might fit that niche perfectly, but there's probably a half-dozen IPAs that I think people here appreciate as being good but many might not recognize as being some of those "best in the country" beers. Including Breakside's IPA and Barley Brown's Pallet Jack, both of which HAVE been named best in the country.
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