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  1. Lukus_Maximus

    Lukus_Maximus Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2014 Connecticut

    In the past 2 years I have grown to absolutely love beer. I've decided to make a beer bucket list for brews that I absolutely MUST have before my demise in the, hopefully, distant future.

    I value a lot of opinions on here, and was wondering what you guys suggest I put on my Beer Bucket List

    ps. I like all types of beer.
  2. fredmugs

    fredmugs Meyvn (1,483) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana

    Two of mine are:

    Pliny the Younger
    Westy 12 in Belgium
  3. robear

    robear Initiate (0) May 24, 2014 Wisconsin

    Alpine- ideally a trip to the brewery itself, but maybe a trade for some bottles/growlers. Nelson, Duet, Hoppy Birthday, and Bad Boy are all bucket list worthy.
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  4. GreesyFizeek

    GreesyFizeek Poo-Bah (7,035) Mar 6, 2013 New York

    Visit another country to soak up the beer scene- England, Belgium, Gemany, etc. It's something I really want to do badly in the future.
  5. mrcraft

    mrcraft Poo-Bah (1,983) Dec 15, 2012 California

    A trip to Belgium and visit Cantillon and the Trappist breweries.

    On my beer bucket list. :slight_smile:
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  6. BeerGreg

    BeerGreg Disciple (361) May 17, 2013 Illinois

    Went there back in April. So worth it. Got to try eight of their beers and brought back a bunch of Nelson and Pure Hoppiness. Amazing beers.
  7. atrocity

    atrocity Meyvn (1,126) Dec 18, 2013 Virginia

    My bucket list is more to visit breweries. I've been to all the local ones near me and last year I got a chance to go to Stone and Green Flash. In 3 weeks I'm going to Cantillon and De Halve Maan and if I'm lucky maybe the Kernel in London.

    My big bucket list of breweries I absolutely want to visit:
    -Hill Farmstead
    -The Alchemist
    -3 Fonteinen
    -Port City/Lost Abbey
    -Russian River
    -3 Floyds
    -Cigar City
    -Jester King
    -Firestone Walker
    -Toppling Goliath
    -New Glarus
    -The Bruery

    There's probably many more I'm forgetting. I will most likely be in Southern California sometime 6-12 months from now (I'm from there) for a vacation and I plan on trying to hit Alpine and AleSmith at the very least.
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  8. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (5,152) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota

    Would love a bottle of dirty horse
  9. RichD

    RichD Crusader (787) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island

    I've been lucky to be able to have some of the best beers in the world (Heady Topper, Double Sunshine, Pliny, BCBCS, etc.) in my 2 years of craft beer drinking . However there are definitely some awesome beers out there that I have not tried and may not ever try. My beer bucket list most certainly includes these 5 beers.

    Samuel Adams Millennium (super whale, but it's worth a shot)
    Goose Island Bourbon County Vanilla Stout (the news that this may be the variant this year, this might happen sooner than later)
    Hill Farmstead Beyond Good and Evil
    Cantillon Fou Foune
    Hill Farmstead Double Barrel Damon

    with honorable mentions to Cigar City's Hunaphu and 3 Floyds Dark Lord regular and variants.
  10. Loganyoung

    Loganyoung Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2011 Georgia

    I would do terrible, unforgivable things to try some of the loon super whales. Loerik, pikkulintu, ect. But I know I'll kick the bucket far before I get to try any :slight_frown:
  11. MooseBoose

    MooseBoose Devotee (414) Jun 6, 2007 Wisconsin

    Westy 12. That's pretty much it right now.
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  12. BlumBeer

    BlumBeer Initiate (161) May 17, 2012 Florida

    Prob Pliny the younger would be the only one....I can get everything else if I really really tried..
  13. Phigg1102

    Phigg1102 Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2013 New York

    Both Pliny's, Parabola, any FFF. Living in VT helped take down a huge portion of beers that would be on most peoples list. Lawsons Double Sunshine should be on anybody's list that hasn't had it. For foreign beers I'd say Westy 12 is first and foremost.
  14. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,350) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado

    A trip to vermont is on my bucket list. Looking forward to lawsons and HF as are many other ba's.
    Also, it isn't in bottles yet, but BA tweak will be out sometime this year and I am absolutely up for buying a case.
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  15. Mark

    Mark Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2001 California

    I am not a fan of Belgian ale but I back this suggestion totally. I have been to England 16 times wiith many more planned. What a tremendous beer scene! Also visit local pubs and breweries in your area and take "beercations" Can't be beat.
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  16. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Poo-Bah (1,619) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

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  17. WeymouthMike

    WeymouthMike Devotee (457) Jun 22, 2004 Massachusetts

    Couple on my list include
    • Ommegang Belgium comes to Cooperstown festival
    • Stone Bistro
    • One of the Ebenezars Pub festivals
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  18. WillieThreebiers

    WillieThreebiers Poo-Bah (5,007) Apr 26, 2012 Connecticut

    FFF - Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Dark Lord
    HF - Double Barrel Damon
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  19. Lukus_Maximus

    Lukus_Maximus Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2014 Connecticut

    Hate to admit that I have yet to visit a single brewery in my day :slight_frown:
  20. RichD

    RichD Crusader (787) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island

    Right?! I may or may not be force to do some incriminating things to acquire the beers on my list and those 2 HF beers specifically.
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  21. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Poo-Bah (1,619) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    If I have to send out some Rare StillWater stuff to obtain that brew, by god! I gotta do what a man's gotta do!:stuck_out_tongue::grinning:
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  22. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,521) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland

    Recent bucket list cross offs
    - Just got to sample Westy 12 and wasn't blown away (it was solid though).
    - Sampled Prairie Artisian Prairie Bomb and the Wine Noir and wasn't blown away either.
    - Finally found a 1809 Prof. Fritz Berliner Weisse (amazing/loved it)

    I'm still looking to eventually try something from Cantillon, 3 Floyds Zombie Dust and others, New Glarus sours/fruit beers, Alpine (I was in SD last summer and couldn't get out there), Lawsons, many of the Extreme Beer fest brewers I still haven't found so I'm trying to identify and sample them. Oh, still want to get ahold of a can of Westbrook Gose as well.
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  23. RichD

    RichD Crusader (787) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island

    That's what I'm saying. I made the mistake of not buying a bottle of Hommage when I saw it 3 weeks ago. I would've been able to get something on my list. Oh well, I can dream.

    Still need to try some OTWOA, Mexican Cake & Supplication.
  24. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Poo-Bah (1,619) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    I will still live without trying Mexican Cake or Supplication. Next Wings release I will give you a shout.
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  25. RichD

    RichD Crusader (787) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island

    I'd still fight people for a bottle of Lawson's Maple Tripple. Never had a beer that has no water in it. And thank you, sir. I struck out when I went to DC last month.
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  26. reaganrvltn

    reaganrvltn Aspirant (211) May 24, 2014 Georgia

    St. Bernardus brewery tour
  27. SLewis

    SLewis Aspirant (253) Jun 17, 2014 North Carolina

    Stouts are my favorite style and Founders is one of my favorite breweries, so I'd have to try it at some point.
  28. MichaelGV

    MichaelGV Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2008 California

    Hitting Alpine (and having lunch) and AleSmith is a wonderful way to spend a day.
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  29. dashmartino

    dashmartino Initiate (166) Aug 30, 2006 Pennsylvania

    -Germany and Belgium
    -Trip to Russian River

    I've done vermont several times, as well as oregon.
  30. TboneRN

    TboneRN Defender (639) Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota

    Do you have a source that vanilla might be the variant this year?!
  31. brian4beer

    brian4beer Initiate (147) Jan 27, 2013 Indiana

    Good choice on the Sam Adams Millennium. One of the best, if not the best beers I have ever had.

    B1 soleil is my answer (guy can dream)
  32. ThePaintedGrey

    ThePaintedGrey Disciple (305) Jun 7, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I don't have ready access to some of the more popular brews, so my current bucket list contains a lot of beers that most advocates have already had the privilege to enjoy.

    Heady Topper, Pliny the Elder, Goose Island BCBS, Zombie Dust, Founders KBS, the Abyss...

    Other than that, I just really want to have a Guinness in Ireland. But that's more for the experience rather than the beer itself...
  33. RichD

    RichD Crusader (787) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island

    No source other than the thread that's been circulating on this site over the last few days. Wishful thinking for sure.

    I can only hope that a bottle of this finds its way to me. Not going to hold my breath, though.
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  34. WellRested518

    WellRested518 Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2014 New York

    *sighs* damon by Hill Farmstead.... Fuck myself.

    Also- billionaire, brunch weasel, and anything from fantome
  35. WellRested518

    WellRested518 Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2014 New York

    I can totally get you heady... kbs as well. kbs is definitely over hyped these days though. I had a lost abbey deliverance recently that blew it away.
  36. wordemupg

    wordemupg Poo-Bah (4,159) Feb 11, 2009 Alberta (Canada)
    Society Trader

    I suggest you try every beer ever brewed, its the only way to be sure:wink:
  37. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Zealot (570) Apr 6, 2012 Illinois

    Beer related bucket listed items I have are Oktoberfest in Germany, Vermont trip ( HF, Alchemist, Lawsons, et al), and a visit to a true Trappist brewery
  38. Noelito76

    Noelito76 Crusader (797) Oct 30, 2004 New York

    Does it count if you won't go too much out of your way?

    Pliny the younger is the one, but outside of going to Philly during a weekend in February and hoping to hear it's tapped someplace ... well that's about it.

    If it doesn't count, report me to the moderators. They will either ban me or force me to drink Coors Light for a day. If given a choice, I'll take the ban.
  39. NAPO

    NAPO Initiate (199) Jan 7, 2014 Massachusetts

    Y que tal una Medalla?
  40. Bigbadboris

    Bigbadboris Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2013 New Jersey

    Alchemist, Hill Farmstead, Russian River, Cantillon, Orval, Ommegang, Chimay
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