Best Beer No One Seems To Know About

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by HomeBrewed, Apr 18, 2012.

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  1. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,826) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    a local one would be Size 7 ipa
    a regional one would be odells ipa or just odells as a brewery
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  2. patto1ro

    patto1ro Zealot (526) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    Harvey's Mild.
  3. TheFlern

    TheFlern Initiate (0) May 9, 2009 Idaho

    Class V stout from KRBC. It blows most other big stouts out of the water.
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  4. pschul4

    pschul4 Zealot (562) Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Shhhh that's the best milk stout I've ever had (sorry Moloko) stop telling people about it! :grinning:
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  5. drgarage

    drgarage Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2008 California

    BA Shipwreck Porter from Arcadia Brewing. Just a spectacular bourbon barrel porter for about $6 for a 12oz. Really easy to buy in season in Michigan.
  6. Pelican5

    Pelican5 Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2012 California
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  7. BrianTheBrewer30

    BrianTheBrewer30 Aspirant (211) Nov 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Mission Brewing Co. Dark Seas. Stuff is very good.
  8. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2009 California

    One of the things I miss most about living in Boston is Ipswich Oatmeal Stout. That beer is goddamn amazing.
  9. StoutFest

    StoutFest Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2009 Illinois

    I would tell you but then word would get out and I wouldn't have access to it anymore.
  10. ASUBeer

    ASUBeer Aspirant (212) Nov 4, 2011 North Carolina
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    Fremont BA Abiminable

    New Glarus Barleywine

    Allagash Odessey
  11. mintjellie

    mintjellie Defender (630) Oct 2, 2005 Ontario (Canada)

    Blackheart Stout from Middle Ages Brewery in Syracuse, NY. Awesome beer.
  12. diesel59

    diesel59 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2012 New York

    very wise...... like when a gallon of Carlo Rossi piasano was $7.00.... before everyone got hip....
  13. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,839) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Premium Member Beer Trader

    Listermann in Ohio makes some delicious brews...even a true Mild that kicks it.

    Olde Hickory's Imperial Stout needs to be tried by more people. It is outstanding!
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  14. jasonycurtis

    jasonycurtis Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Oklahoma

    That was thinking of F5 the moment after I read the title. F5 is one amazing beer. They would be crazy not to can or bottle it. They're doing a meet the brewer soon for a new beer they're releasing for Spring. I will beg them to put it out in bottles or cans. I must have this wonderful liquid at home.

    BARFLYB Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Duck rabbit Baltic Porter
  16. Aml42000

    Aml42000 Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2011 Washington

    Agreed with the Sound and Fremont recs on here. Another big local surprise here in Seattle was the Schooner Exact Imperial Porter. Schooner usually makes some nice stuff, but this was on another level. Tiny distribution and bottled in half-growlers, so fairly inaccessible.
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  17. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,598) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Yes! Very good.
  18. 2378GCGTG

    2378GCGTG Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2011 Texas

    Do you age it or drink it fresh? Just received one in a trade and have been trying to figure out what to do with it; advice would be appreciated.
  19. Retail1LO

    Retail1LO Initiate (0) May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I've only had it fresh thus far, and it was great. I have a couple bottles aging currently, however.
  20. dvsbizzyb

    dvsbizzyb Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2011 California

    Valley Brew Uberhoppy
  21. Rochefort10nh

    Rochefort10nh Champion (866) Sep 30, 2005 New Hampshire
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    I love Class V!
  22. cpinto6

    cpinto6 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2010 Georgia

    Maybe people have noticed QC issues? I had 2 of them a week from each other and the 1st one was fucking good and the 2nd one was meh and I couldn't believe that it came out of a bottle with the same label as the one I had the week before.
  23. HomeBrewed

    HomeBrewed Initiate (190) Dec 10, 2006 Minnesota
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    I've had it 3 different times and each time it was equally amazing as the previous...haven't experienced any QC issues at all
  24. cpinto6

    cpinto6 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2010 Georgia

    We(my tasting group) did, I was just thinking out loud that maybe that's why its still on shelves, if we're not the only ones that perceived that. If I bought two and one turned out w/e, the good one has to be mind-blowingly good for me to take a freaking chance on buying any more. The good one we had was very good but it wasn't anything mind blowing.
  25. ucsbmullet

    ucsbmullet Crusader (749) Oct 5, 2011 Colorado
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    Crooked Stave in Colo. is rapidly building a cult-like fanbase in regards to wild/barrel aged beers. Their Wild Brett Series is a pretty interesting take on brett beers.

    I am also really enjoying Marble Brewing's (Albuquerque) Red beer. Like it better than O'Dell's Red.
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  26. bluntedboywonder

    bluntedboywonder Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2008 New York

    100% agree
  27. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2010 New York

    Ouch!! I'll agree with Rohrbach's Scotch ale....that stuff is gold. But what have you got against Three Heads?! Those guys are great!!
  28. Crackerroll

    Crackerroll Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2011 Missouri

    Schlafly American IPA....
  29. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,177) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    From all accounts the 3HB guys are cool, but for me, their beer is overpriced for what it is.
  30. bigfnjoe

    bigfnjoe Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Here's another one since the temperature is getting warmer: Narragansett Summer Ale. Had one last night, and it blew me away. 10 bucks for a sixer of tallboys (and that's at a grocery store!) is an amazing deal for something this flavorful, yet easy drinking
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  31. beancounter

    beancounter Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2010 New Hampshire

    I agree. Their quality and consistency has significantly improved!
  32. chcfan

    chcfan Devotee (466) Oct 29, 2008 California

    I'm really fond of that beer. Considering it's Gansett, I don't feel that $10 a sixer is that great of a deal even at 16oz cans, but overall I guess it's pretty good compared to standard craft pricing, especially for PA given our awesome prices. I think I paid $32 for a case last year.
  33. Vav

    Vav Disciple (303) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

  34. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,165) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    also got to tip my hat to boulevard dark truth stout. i coiuld live my life just drinking that stout and be pretty happy.
  35. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (849) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    I really like Mendocino Barleywine. It doesnt seem to get much love in the ratings though
  36. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2010 New York

    Overprice, maybe. Quality of product, for certain.
  37. LiquidTable

    LiquidTable Initiate (0) May 3, 2011 Michigan

    Everything from Big Rock Chophouse in Birmingham, MI. It's a brewpub so they only serve onsite and sell bottles and growlers to go, but the brewery is soon moving out of the restaurant to a new location down the street to be called Griffin Claw BC.
    Red Rock Flemish Red
    Saison St Clair
    Flying Buffalo RIS
    Bourbon Barrel RIS
    Sour Raspberry
    Norms Raggedy Ass IPA
    Bonnie's Raggedy Ass DIPA
    etc etc etc
    Check his awards. This beer is liquid awesomeness.
  38. americajesus

    americajesus Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2011 New Jersey

    the leviathan series is a pleasant surprise. i had the IIPA, Uber Bock, and Rye on draft @ brewey and bought some of the rye i loved it
  39. morimech

    morimech Poo-Bah (3,122) Nov 6, 2006 Minnesota

    August Schell's Bock. The best bock brewed by an American brewery.

    Steel Toe Size 7. An excellant West Coast IPA from the Midwest.
  40. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    I could name quite a handful here, but I'll stick close to home and promote a good one I recently had in Black Rat Imperial Stout from Cellar Rats Brewery, very good example of the style and amazing how that 9.2% abv just blends right in without so much as a kiss on the lips, I'll definitely be keeping this brewery on my short list as far as locals go.
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