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Best Year Round 6-Pack From Your State

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by anglagard1, Jan 10, 2013.

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  1. tjwarren

    tjwarren Dec 31, 2008 Ohio

    Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald in Ohio.
  2. jollygoodfellow

    jollygoodfellow Jan 3, 2013 Wisconsin

    Lakefront EyePA ;)
  3. jollygoodfellow

    jollygoodfellow Jan 3, 2013 Wisconsin

    Kudos, didn't see this before I 2nd the emotion.
  4. notchucknorris

    notchucknorris May 28, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    That is an awesome avatar. Love me some Brand New. Nicely done. For California, as others have said, I think it has to be Sculpin.
  5. dalepryor

    dalepryor Aug 30, 2007 Kentucky

    West Sixth IPA - Kentucky
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  6. samoblue

    samoblue Apr 26, 2006 California

    A more interesting way to look at this is what beer (available year-round in 6-packs) is most representative your state? Here's my list, feel free to fill in the blanks.

    Alabama -
    Alaska - Alaska Smoked Porter
    Arizona - Corona
    Arkansas -
    California - Stone IPA
    Colorado - Dale's Pale Ale
    Connecticut - Chateau Margaux 1995, consumed on a yacht
    Delaware - Dogfish Head 60-Minute IPA
    Florida -
    Georgia -
    Hawaii - Maui Brewing Coconut Porter
    Idaho -
    Illinois -
    Indiana - Three Floyd's Alpha King
    Iowa - Anything to erase the memory of 2012 Hawkeye football
    Kansas -
    Kentucky - Blanton's Barrel Proof bourbon
    Louisiana -
    Maine - Shipyard IPA wicked pissah
    Maryland -
    Massachusetts -
    Michigan - *Insert comment about FBS coming to 6-packs here*
    Minnesota - Doesn't matter. So cold it's impossible to taste anything.
    Mississippi -
    Missouri -
    Montana -
    Nebraska - 100% corn adjunct lager, preferably flat
    Nevada - Whatever I can afford after I lose all my money at games of chance
    New Hampshire -
    New Jersey -
    New Mexico -
    New York - Something rude and far too expensive for normal people to afford
    North Carolina -
    North Dakota -
    Ohio -
    Oklahoma -
    Oregon - Caldera IPA and a bong hit
    Pennsylvania - Victory Prima Pils
    Rhode Island -
    South Carolina - do they have beer there?
    South Dakota -
    Tennessee -
    Texas - Tecate and a bar fight
    Utah - A 6-pack of wives
    Vermont - OMG Heady Topper zzzzzzzzz....
    Virginia -
    Washington - Some beer that's actually brewed in Oregon
    West Virginia -
    Wisconsin - Better make it a 12-pack
    Wyoming -
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  7. soughtbygod

    soughtbygod Apr 27, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    prob union jack
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  8. johnkale

    johnkale Dec 19, 2009 Wisconsin

    Wisconsin: O'so Night Train, Lakefront Riverwest Stein, NG Moon Man... I'm indecisive in moments like this but I think the O'so might win it (tonight).
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  9. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Flying Fish has said that Exit 16 is going to be year Round. That's the winner in NJ.
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  10. dianimal

    dianimal Apr 18, 2012 California

    ^ These! And some runners-up, in 4-packs: Green Flash West Coast IPA and Sierra Nevada Hoptimum. Yum.
  11. PittBeerGirl

    PittBeerGirl Feb 27, 2007 Ohio

    Oh yeah. I live in Ohio now-that makes it really easy

    Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald
    2nd would be Brew Kettle White Rajah

    For PA-
    Weyerbacher Double Simcoe (I don't think its in 4 packs)
  12. cavedave

    cavedave Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    I've only had regular (many times, CC gets distro here) and the cedar/Humidor, but yes I have. I've only tried 50 or so IPA's and neither Jai Alai is in my top ten, and had them both fresh. Flower Power currently is my #3 reg. distro IPA.

    I assume you have tried fresh Flower Power?
  13. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    I'd say for WY, Pako's IPA and Zonker Stout.
  14. IPossesstheHandofMidas

    IPossesstheHandofMidas Jan 11, 2013

    Revolution Anti Hero
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  15. tubeman

    tubeman Jan 25, 2009 New York

    In NY I would have to go with Flower Power.
  16. zrbeer1579

    zrbeer1579 Dec 3, 2012 Illinois

    Illinois. A few to mention: Metropolitan Flywheel, Half Acre Daisy Cutter, and Two Brothers Cane and Ebel. All of which I have not done a formal review yet.
  17. kpanter

    kpanter Nov 25, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    I haven't yet....Hook a brotha up! ha ha
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  18. zach60614

    zach60614 May 1, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    For some reason I read that as area.
  19. Giantspace

    Giantspace Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    It's a four pack

  20. Bluetrekrider

    Bluetrekrider Nov 6, 2010 Indiana

    Alpha King by Three Floyds
    Munster, IN
  21. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Nov 11, 2011 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Either GL Eddie Fitz or Columbus IPA...i would include White Rajah but, of late, its been hit or miss in finding it in the normal spots on a regular basis...and im 10 minutes from the brewery sooooooo.....
  22. kbrinson

    kbrinson Mar 5, 2010 Indiana

    Indiana- Alpha King and Zombie Dust. I love living here.
  23. searsclone

    searsclone Sep 7, 2006 Arizona

    Even though some "hop heads" will disagree, I gotta go with Four Peaks Kiltlifter, also available in cans!
  24. StoutLover4life

    StoutLover4life Dec 13, 2012

    zombie dust, just wish it was more available :(
  25. Jwale73

    Jwale73 Aug 15, 2007 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    Grey Sail [of Rhode Island] Flying Jenny Extra Pale Ale.
  26. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Sorry, Abrasive isn't a year round beer.
  27. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    Yes. I realized that after I posted. See my first answer.
  28. KevinGordon

    KevinGordon Dec 16, 2012 North Carolina

    I need to try Dark Cloud! I've had Sisters of the Moon and wasn't too impressed. I also wanted to get some Silent Night but didnt want to pay 19 dollars
  29. david370

    david370 Jan 29, 2007 Georgia

    Georgia-Sweetwater IPA
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  30. KevinGordon

    KevinGordon Dec 16, 2012 North Carolina

    Agreed. Wild Rice Double IPA is a winner. I just got a fresh one off the truck today down in North Carolina
  31. jbeezification

    jbeezification Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    Houston only Karbach Hopadillo or Weisse Versa. Saint Arnold is supposed to start packaging Endeavour in 6 packs also.
  32. KevinGordon

    KevinGordon Dec 16, 2012 North Carolina

    I kind of feel like this should be split up further. Like a best IPA from your state, best porter/stout, best wheat, or red etc. Especially with states like California that are huuuuge. While I cant disagree that Stone IPA isn't a great beer, is it the best in the state? hmm. Furthermore which states have the best beer?
    My short list would be
    1.) California
    2.) Colorado
    3.) North Carolina (okay I live here so it gets higher ranking)
    4.) Michigan
    5.) Ohio
  33. adamdarcy

    adamdarcy Feb 26, 2008 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Gotta be Founder's Rye PA.
  34. Cresant

    Cresant Apr 25, 2006 Kentucky
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    KY West 6th IPA cans!
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  35. Drtfinelli

    Drtfinelli Jun 7, 2012 New Hampshire

    Smuttynose Finest Kind IPA Portsmouth, NH
  36. smitherz22

    smitherz22 May 8, 2012 California

    ...oh wait, you were serious?
  37. anglagard1

    anglagard1 Nov 17, 2010 Wisconsin

    Just tried night train for the first time on Tuesday and must say I was pleasantly surprised. I'll be buying a 6-er soon.
  38. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin
    ¡Bad Trader! Beer Trader

    Another thing I like is that is translates well to tap.
  39. SBMRL

    SBMRL Jan 5, 2011 Michigan

    two hearted founders porter
  40. smitherz22

    smitherz22 May 8, 2012 California

    Thanks for the laugh! ...especially Utah!
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