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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by CityofBals, Jan 16, 2013.
Masala Mama is pretty damn good.
This is what I came here to say...probably my favorite DONG...
Sorry, couldn't resist. Is there a less hilarious acronym we could use?
HF Ephraim, aside from the recent growler fill opportunity.
DC Brau - The Citizen (pear brandy barrel aged)
Funky Buddha Morning Wood and their star fruit and passionfruit berliners. Unbelievable.
This one is tough and testing my memory bank. Off the top of my head, I would say Buckeye Brewing Amarillo IPA and Iron Hill Oak Aged Old Tom. I may change this answer when I think about it a while.
Mayan Gold from Goose Island Clybourn at FOBAB last year - phenomenal Chocolate Barleywine aged in Bourbon barrels.
I second Cerise Casee by Cambridge and I'll add Honey Badger which I probably loved even more.
I think a growler originally purchased from a tiny restaurant still qualifies as "draught only".
Considering this has showed up at 3 tastings I've been at recently, it can't be that draft-only.
Fixed that for you. There are a few Humulus beers they do.
Three come to mind
CCB Puppie's Breath, amazing stuff that they should bottle and use as a regular porter (in place of Maduro Brown ale which I hate)
Funky Buddha Bacon Maple Coffee Porter, ok this is slightly cheating but the bottling was extremely limited and for many practical purposes, this is draft only
Hill farmstead Edward, one of my favorite beers ever. I would really love to see HF do sixers of this, and only this, and distribute this. Keep everything else brewery only but distro Edward as the only thing they distribute.. well I can dream right?
How often is Orange Whip around?
Basically came here to say "the vast majority of cask-only offerings I had in England" but ya beat me to it lol
This is an impossible question to answer, but I love Pizza Port Poor Man's IPA.
I'd say Live Oak Hefe, Austin Beerworks Einhorn, and Avery Lilikoi Kepolo were my 3 favorite draft-only beers in 2012.
Waldo's Special Ale by Lagunitas.
Mister E Froot from Founders was damn tasty. As was Cashew Mountain Brown.
I have only seen it during the summer. However, I am 1 hour away, so not a regular. It may be more often, but that is the only time of year I have seen it.
I used to also include CBS, but....
Morning Wood - Evolution brewing in DE. AWESOME!
I'm pretty sure you aren't talking about the same beer.
DOS not VOS
500 mL bottle swingtop bottle.
Edit: maybe you thought I was talking about Rare Dos (without the "R"). As far as I know that was only bottled once, and I still haven't had a chance to try that.
BB vanilla Darkness. For a year round beer Masala Mama from Town Hall
Without thinking too hard about stuff I have tried Ill have to say Hells Black from FFF. Amazing
Yes, but RareR D.O.S. is only sold at Pegs as far as I know. If you received some of those growlers, I'm pretty sure they were filled, by hand, at the restaurant. The last Rarer DOS day was 12/21/12. They had maybe 8 small barrels. See my pictures below
Then that's probably where they came from. Not sure what my friends traded for them, but they seem to be pretty plentiful right now.
Lagunitas SF Fusion
On cask, Old Backus. Free State is my happy place.
Not sure it's the best but
Columbus brewing co - creeper was a phenomenal brew.
Also a shout out to both bba tungusta and bba jackhammer from tbk
I agree with this guy. '83 Dirty Horse was overhyped to me. I much prefer all vintages of Cantillon Kriek.
My vote goes to Black Damnation IV - Messy for my favorite draft beer.
I'd have to go with Real Ale's Kraken (French Oak Aged Sisyphus Barleywine).
I had an orange cream IPA or some shit that was mad baller, yo.
Orange Whip IPA
Someone send me some more of this, PLZ. thx.
Of the breweries I've had the opportunity to visit, I'd say 3 Floyd's Thick White Freaks, Bell's Trumpeter Stout, and Russian River Happy Hops. Each place had other great beers on draft only, but those would be my top request from each if they wanted to start bottling something new.
Boneyard - Suge Knite
That beer blows my mind everytime it hits my lips. Dear Mr. Lawrence please bottle that extra tasty brew, hugs and kisses - you're good friend Axes&Anchors.
Kane Barrel Aged Head High
Off the top of my head I'd have to say founders - dave's not here...
Good call on the BB Jackhammer, it blows away all other BA Barley Wines I've ever had...
Not the "biggest" beer, but my vote goes to Victory Uncle Teddy's. Every time I see it I have 3 or 4 pints. It's so smooth and balanced.