Best 1-2 punch?

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  1. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (329) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    What are the best back-to-back
    beers you have ever had together?

    Yesterday had a Kane Head High
    and Morning Bell. Both world class.

    Also about a week ago I had an Ithaca
    Creeker and a Great Lakes Chillwave.
    A great DIPA pairing.

    Both were memorable experiences.

    Your 1-2 punch?
  2. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,167) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina

    Schlenkerla Maerzen #s 3 and 4 from the wooden keg at the tavern.
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  3. Beef_Curtains

    Beef_Curtains Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2013 Ohio

    yesterday I followed a Jackie O's Full Allotment with a Hop Juju and it was awesome
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  4. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (14,609) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Prairie Pirate Bomb and Abyss 2015. Last Easter, my son was visiting so I thought it would be an opportunity to split a couple of potent cult beers. He sipped a bit of the Pirate, then decided BA stouts are not his thing, so I had to "suffer" through drinking them myself. Needless to say it made Easter interesting. These are now two of my favorite beers.
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  5. Billet

    Billet Devotee (498) Dec 17, 2013 Michigan

    Kolsch then Pilsner, light and delicate then increased flavor and bitterness. That works for me.
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  6. ZebulonXZogg

    ZebulonXZogg Meyvn (1,106) May 5, 2015 Illinois

    The local dive bar usually has 10-12 better than average craft beers on tap at any given time.
    Last Friday after work I had a Backwoods Bastard and chased it down with a Curmudgeon.
    Several weeks earlier I was fortunate enough to have a Bells World Wide Stout and followed that with a Lagunitas High-Westified. That was a potent one-stop punch.
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  7. Jag237

    Jag237 Initiate (100) Aug 23, 2014 Virginia

    I recently had a Allagash Avance then followed it up with a Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Stout. It was nice to contrast the very different beers but both aged in bourbon barrels and hit that sweet spot for a perfect buzz.
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  8. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (3,575) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Back-to-back would probably be Focal Banger, followed by Heady Topper. Cheers.
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  9. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,771) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Drinking s real nice 1-2 right now. Started with a 3 month old Weihenstephaner Origional, and followed that with a 3 month old Pils Urquell. I'm in agreement looking back at past posts about the PU, it's outstanding and most versions just kinda hop it up a bit. This beer is a bit deeper than just hoping it up a bit, the balance is outstanding if not subtle.
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  10. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Off the top of my head:

    Pliny the Elder & Heady Topper
    Julius & Congress Street IPA
    Pliny the Younger & Beatification
    BCBS Coffee & Black Tuesday
    The Abyss & OG BCBS RARE

    Too many to count after all these years, but the above were memorable for sure.
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  11. 911CROFT

    911CROFT Devotee (438) May 18, 2015 England

    At the brewery I've had, Cantillon Gueuze, Kriek, RDG, FF, LPF, Zwanze '15 Wild Brussels Stout all back to back then Faro on cask at Moeder Lambic. That was a good afternoon.

    My favourite 1-2 combo though is a BSPA or Tripel followed by a big imperial stout. Subtle and delicate complexity followed by a complete change of pace, flavour, texture, intensity.

    De Dolle Stille Nacht & AleSmith Hammerhead Speedway

    Tripel Van De Garre & Black Albert

    As an everyday option a Duvel & FBS takes some beating.
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  12. akolb

    akolb Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2015 Colorado

    I love drinking two very different beers in a row. Sometimes they really highlight each other.

    Recently, Weldwerks Juicy Bits followed by Lindeman's Peche was a great combo. Both very fruity, but Juicy Bits being driven by hops and Peche being driven by tartness.
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  13. Fordcoyote15

    Fordcoyote15 Meyvn (1,213) Nov 19, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Last fall I was on my porch on a cool night after working a 4-12 shift and had a alaskan smoked porter followed by a schlenkerla dopplebock and was in senses heaven with the fall air and smokey beer.
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  14. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Crusader (744) Mar 28, 2009 California

    Considering the overall experience it has to be Keene Idea And Nelson from Alpine when it was Alpine. I still remember sitting on the patio on a perfect spring evening drinking them. Ahhhh, soooo good!
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  15. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (14,609) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    One I recently had was a comparison of Founders Backwoods Bastard and Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale. Two excellent renditions of a Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale, both excellent, and too close to call.
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  16. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Poo-Bah (1,670) Jul 27, 2013 Texas
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    When I read the thread title "best 1-2 punch" I was thinking Sierra Nevada and a shot of Maker's...I've been known to enjoy this at tailgates...
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  17. JBogan

    JBogan Savant (911) Jul 15, 2007 California

    Probably either an Orval followed by a Rochefort 10 overlooking the rainy cobblestone street in Ghent, or a side by side of St Bernardus 12 and Westvleteren 12 in the beautiful sitting room at the St Bernardus Brouwershuis.
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  18. moose1980

    moose1980 Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2015 Germany

    Last weekend had an OGV '08 followed by a Zenne. Also had a 2009 Menu Pineau followed by an LH12...followed by a La Vie est Belge. The perks of living in Europe ;-)
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  19. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 California

    I really enjoy have a base beer like Narwhal and then the barrel aged version. Also enjoy having Supplication and Consecration back to back.
    Next up to try is Judgment Day and Cuvee de Tomme as I really enjoyed it.
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  20. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (14,609) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Once had black followed by tan :wink:

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  21. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Poo-Bah (2,072) Jul 2, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Recent memory it was Left hand Wake IPA Dead. Nitro imperial stout at 10+% followed by huyghe Fruli strawberry.

    It was a huge smooth nitro stout followed by a highly carbonated strawberry Belgian.

    Amazing combo.
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  22. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Keene Idea!! Dammit! That's one that has eluded me all these years. I wish I were on the patio that day too. Cheers!
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  23. DownyIsHungry

    DownyIsHungry Savant (933) Feb 6, 2015 Minnesota

    Bitter and Dark Mild!
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  24. TriggerFingers

    TriggerFingers Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2012 California

    Westvleteren XII followed by a Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise.

    Great beers on a great night with some great people.

    Best 1-2 punch, back-to-back that I can think of.

    Pretty damn amazing!
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  25. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,977) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Bodhi and Dirty Bastard on tap at the Old Mohawk in Columbus. With their signature turtle soup. :slight_smile::slight_smile::slight_smile:
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  26. Tmwright7

    Tmwright7 Initiate (117) Feb 3, 2015 Pennsylvania

    A few weeks ago a friend and I split these back to back.... to back to back

    Bomb!, Christmas Bomb!, 2014 bourbon county coffee, and Marshal Zhukov's Vanilla Hazelnut

    Then a few weeks before that (same friend)

    Firestone 18, Firestone 20, and Fundamental Observation
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  27. Nuks

    Nuks Initiate (48) Jun 18, 2014 Illinois

    Had a Cantillon Kriek followed by a Side Project Biere Du Pays.

    Was great and still the only Cantillon I've ever had. GF and I lucked out and apparently stumbled into SP a day after some sort of sour event in 2015 and the Cantillon was still on draft.
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  28. chuckgietzen

    chuckgietzen Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2014 Michigan

    Tree House Julius followed by Trillium DDH Melcher Street
    Trillium Congress Street followed by Alvarado Street Haze of Our Lives
    Prairie Pirate Bomb followed by New Holland Dragons Milk (Coconut Rum Barrel)
    Hopslam followed by Hop Juju

    Just a few off of the top of my head.
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  29. emtrexx

    emtrexx Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2007 New Jersey

    In recent memory: Funky Buddha Maple Bacon Coffee Porter > Perennial Abraxas, Other Half Mylar Bag > Like Whoa, OH No Lay Ups > Grimm Lumen.

    When I was in Belgium this time last year: Cantillon 100% gueuze > Fou' Foune
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