Favorite beer at EBF 2017?

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  1. BourbonJersey

    BourbonJersey Aspirant (250) Jan 18, 2014 New Jersey

    Hey guys, just wondering for those of you that went to EBF 2017, what were your favorite beers?

    Mine had to be Trophy Brewing's Monkey Way.

    That shit was literally bananas.


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  2. jcflorian

    jcflorian Devotee (447) Oct 27, 2014 Connecticut

    Top 10 from what I had

    Kane- Sunday Brunch + ANTEAD
    Civil Society- Seventh Wonder + BA King Gary Goes Bananas
    Dogfish Head - Pudding Wine
    Other Half- 3rd Anniversary
    Finback- Between the Dead and BQE
    Prairie- BA Xmas Bomb
    Funky Buddha- Last Buffalo

    Honorable Mention- FFF- Gin Barreled Perm Funeral,
    Amherst- Breakfast in Bed,
    Magnify- Hype Train IPA

    Best smelling beer of night was def Great Notion Double Stack.
  3. warrendietrich2001

    warrendietrich2001 Defender (688) Feb 13, 2013 Nevada

    Last Buffalo was my favorite followed by all 4 Civil Society pours.

    I do agree with the original post Monkey Way was a great beer.
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  4. celliott385

    celliott385 Initiate (43) Jun 27, 2015 North Carolina

    First of all it's crazy how many great beers you enjoy and then read about other people's favorites only to realize you missed so many. That being said these are the ones I remember really liking.

    The Lost Abbey - PX 7
    Liquid Riot - Taste the Rainbow
    Civil Society - Extra Pulp
    Jackie O's - BB Coffee Vanilla Bean Dark Apparition
    The Rare Barrel - There Are Rules
    Dogfish Head - BBA World Wide Stout
    Kane - Sunday Brunch
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  5. GimmeAGuinness

    GimmeAGuinness Defender (605) Sep 1, 2005 Massachusetts
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    I loved the palate-destroying bitterness of Dreamier Rise from Relic.
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  6. NCGreg

    NCGreg Initiate (73) Jun 20, 2016 North Carolina

    Relaigh, NC represent! They did a brewery-only banana ipa that was out of this world good I wish they would can that bad boy I would buy a case.
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  7. besch64

    besch64 Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2013 New York

    I think the dark horse champion for me was Blackberry Farms' Four Roses Barrel Aged Quad. Only beer I went back for seconds of. My alphabetical top five would probably be this:

    Barreled Souls - Honey Pot
    Balances a profound syrupy sweetness with no abrasive qualities or off-flavors, one of the most impressively crafted beers I've had. Wonder if it would hold up with a larger pour. Too bad they didn't bring the Rum Honey Pot they had listed!

    Blackberry Farms - Four Roses Barrel Aged Quad
    Rustic woody tartness and texture was an unbelievable addition to a bready, relatively dry quad.

    Funky Buddha - Last Buffalo in the Park
    Finally got to try this. Don't think it needs an introduction.

    Lost Abbey - PX7
    The most unique beer I tasted at EBF. Raw, undeveloped flavors of extremely underripe peach and spoiled white wine. Really far out there, but fascinating and unlike anything else I'll get to try anytime soon.

    The North - Mothra
    I try not to lose it over flavored beers that just "omg taste exactly like" the thing they are trying to taste like, but when it's this spot on I cannot help but get hyped. Absolutely nails every element of the California roll, and even throws in a perfectly measured addition of pickled ginger. Mouthwatering.

    Only listing first-time tries. Honorable mention to Stickee Monkee, which is maybe the best beer in the whole world, but I've had it outside of EBF. Lots of fun as always.
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