Best Beer No One Seems To Know About

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  1. Retail1LO

    Retail1LO Initiate (0) May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Uinta Labyrinth Black Ale.

    It's available year round, runs $11.99-$12.99 for a 750mL bottle, and it's ALWAYS on the shelves around here. The real beauty of it? It's not a black ale. It's a stout. A double imperial one. And it's fucking BARREL AGED. And it's 13.2% Inexpensive, widely available, tasty, high ABV, barrel aged stout with a 92 rating on this site...and either no one knows about it, or they just can't be bothered with it. Regardless, it's a beautiful beer.
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  2. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,291) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Dang, I will be out buying extras today, gonna get one of these for sure. I do see this one on shelf all the time, and routinely do pass it by.
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  3. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2010 New York

    Anything Three Heads.
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  4. Brew33

    Brew33 Crusader (748) Oct 24, 2007 Ohio
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    Absolutely. Came here to say this. Gypsy Ale is also amazing.
  5. Patrickbrusil

    Patrickbrusil Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    White Birch brewing from NH.

    There barrel aged wild ales are off the charts. Past QC issues have faded with their new space. Give then a go.
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  6. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,241) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    The best beer that no one knows about is hands down Drakes Aroma Coma. Amazing brew.
  7. jchoffman

    jchoffman Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2012 Georgia

    I agree,
  8. digdug1810

    digdug1810 Aspirant (264) Mar 1, 2011 New Jersey
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    love me some exit 4 and am sure to try any of their exit releases... not a big fan of their regular rotation stuff though, besides exit 4
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  9. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,138) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Yikes! Where's the 'dislike' button when you need it?
  10. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,138) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Craftsman 1903
    Rorhbach's Scotch ale (can't wait until this stuff is bottled)
  11. tigg924

    tigg924 Poo-Bah (4,253) Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Not a big range of distribution for both of these but:

    NOLA's Flambeau Red--one of the best red ales I have had
    High and Mighty's Fumata Bianca--If I did not know better I would think I was drinking a German rauchbier
  12. Auror

    Auror Defender (642) Jan 1, 2010 Massachusetts
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    A lot of the small MA breweries are getting love (BA/Bros. festival proximity exposure helps), but I'll go with Slumbrew and their Porter Square Porter. Chocolately goodness.
  13. shopshopshop

    shopshopshop Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2011 Ontario (Canada)

    New Holland Bourbon Barrel Pilgrim's Dole
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  14. immobilisme

    immobilisme Aspirant (231) Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    Haymarket Mathias Imperial IPA
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  15. daryk77

    daryk77 Aspirant (246) Jun 16, 2005 District of Columbia
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    This, just popped one open from 2010 and it was awesome. Buy it whenever you see it!
  16. carteravebrew

    carteravebrew Zealot (509) Jan 21, 2010 Colorado

    One that I love that nobody seems to talk about is Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca. I'm not a huge fan of witbiers but this one is just fantastic.

    Another that I'm sure people are plenty aware of but I never see talked about is Petrus Aged Pale. Maybe I don't see it because I never read the threads about "Recommend me some SOURS!!!" but as far as quality, price, and availability, you can't beat this one.

    <EDIT> I just checked out the "Sours...I'm hooked." thread out of curiosity and, sure enough, the Petrus got mentioned a couple times so there you go...
  17. EgadBananas

    EgadBananas Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2009 Louisiana

    St. Arnold Endeavour DIPA is phenomenal, and in my opinion can stand up to Pliny and Hopslam.

    NOLA makes great beer. Now that they are canning, they'll always get distributed in my trades.
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  18. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,719) Nov 16, 2009 California
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  19. EgadBananas

    EgadBananas Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2009 Louisiana

    Recently had this, and I agree that it's definitely up there as one of the most solid coffee stouts. I'm contemplating picking up a case to have one as breakfast every now and then.
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  20. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,719) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    If you like this, drive out to Craft in Lake Elsinore and get their Ravens Stout.
    Very good small batch stout.

  21. Longstaff

    Longstaff Initiate (0) May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    Ispwich Oatmeal Stout

    And Portsmouth brewery makes one of the best stouts I have ever had - oatmeal stout that is... ;-) Milk Stout is no slouch either... Kind of glad they don't excite the beer geeks like Kate though.
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  22. dukes

    dukes Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2012 Maryland

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  23. dukes

    dukes Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2012 Maryland

    Short's Huma Lupa Licious IPA - Never really see it mentioned here. Do people know this gem exists?? Best American IPA on the market methinks.
  24. Aexoonge

    Aexoonge Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2012 California

    I miss this beer SOOO much! It was always on tap back in Boston...

    :grinning: CHEERS
  25. pawpaw

    pawpaw Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Never had the Tripel but if it's anything like their Saison then I trust you.
    I wish I still lived in Ohio.
  26. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,105) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    uinta's hop notch, ska brewing's modus hoperandi and steel toe stout come to mind immediately. i don't know why i don't hear more about hop notch, it's amazing. i can understand ska being limited in distro though.
  27. funkel81

    funkel81 Devotee (423) Jan 23, 2011 Colorado
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  28. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2009 California

  29. libbey

    libbey Initiate (0) May 18, 2008 British Indian Ocean Territory

    Second Overcast. Great coffee stout
  30. golfr22

    golfr22 Initiate (125) Nov 6, 2007 Colorado

    Two come to mind for me. One I mentioned in another thread is Pyramid Outburst Imperial IPA. Best value out there right now at $8 a sixer and downright delicious. The other is Wynkoop's The Coupler. It was a sweet imperial stout brewed with cocoa nibs and hot peppers then aged in Stranahan's barrels. From what I was told, they aren't brewing it again this year, but it was quite possibly the best beer I have ever had.

    P.S. Labyrinth is pretty damn amazing too as others have said
  31. Acforster2

    Acforster2 Disciple (374) Jan 17, 2011 Florida
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    Narragansett bock lager. $7.99 6 pk of 16oz cans. I've never heard it mentioned and found it in the seasonals
    . Very impressed.
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  32. CasanovaCummins

    CasanovaCummins Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2012 Nevada
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    McMenamins Hammerhead and their Ruby. Never hear any love for them May be because they're all tap only.
  33. Pelican5

    Pelican5 Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2012 California
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    Will do for sure. Planning an LA/SD run here soon and look forward to hitting them up!
  34. StarRaptor

    StarRaptor Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2010 California

    Black Tuesday - None of my non-beer geek friends have any idea about it
  35. jmw

    jmw Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2009 North Carolina

    Blue Mountain's Full Nelson pale ale.
    If you just want a damn good beer that doesn't try to impress by being imperial, double, barrel-aged, bourboned, Belgian-inspired, or overhopped, this is it.
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  36. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,719) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    Wow. Really didnt see you were in Santa Barbara! Enjoy the SD run.

  37. imbibehour

    imbibehour Poo-Bah (6,278) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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    I actually had this in an obscure place sometime ago in rural Virginia Shenandoah county, just on a fluke. It is really impressive I agree.
  38. jbertsch

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,096) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    Two come to mind (and I'm not sure I'm playing this game exactly right, but):

    Ipswich Oatmeal Stout:
    This can take care of any craving I might have for something like Founders FBS.

    Rock Art Double Smoked Porter:
    I don't know if this was just hitting my palate really well on the day I had it, but I really loved this baltic-style porter... I guess a little more than others do as I look at the reviews.
  39. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    Nugget Nectar! HA

    no seriously - Fullsteam IGOR. really good BA Stout. local brewery in Durham, NC.
  40. bsuedekum

    bsuedekum Zealot (563) Aug 13, 2010 Missouri

    Perennial Abraxas
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