Favorite beer/beers you have had on tap.

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  1. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
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    It might be worth it to make the trip to Founders right now just to try Backwoods Bastard on tap. Delicious and inexpensive ($6/12 oz pour).

    And while you're there, stick around for a month or two for the KBS release.
  2. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (688) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Tilquin .... Amazing on tap, somewhat a regular in Philly of late
    Tartare..... Top 5 beer
    Daisey cutter
    Fresh 90 minute
    Allagash victor
    Allagash old HLT...... Love this beer , had it at beer week last year.

  3. beerserks

    beerserks Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2010 Texas

    Just some that come to mind...
    Old Raspy Nitro
    DFH Palo Santo Marron
    St. Arnold Endeavour
    GD Oak Aged Yeti
  4. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    Peg's/Cycle Brewing Rare D.O.S.
    Peg's/Cycle Brewing RareR D.O.S.
    Peg's/Cycle Brewing Wine Barrel aged Stout
    Oskar Blues Old Chub on Nitro
    CCB Peach Jai Alai
  5. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    Dragonmead Killer Bee is amazing on tap fresh. Two days in a growler and it loses the perfect smell that makes me like it so much.
  6. seplo

    seplo Aspirant (271) Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
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    Blind Pig
    BA Stout Trooper
    Smuttynose Big A
    Kate The Great
    any Yeti
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  7. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    Hill Farmstead straight from the brewery.
  8. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,535) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    HF Susan
    Lawsons Hopzilla
  9. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Aspirant (226) Oct 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    Old engine oil on cask about a month ago. So smooth and flavorful. My brother and I got 3 each. That would be the biggest standout for me in recent memory.
  10. BeerBob1

    BeerBob1 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Fatheads Headhunter
    Victory Hopdevil
    Victory Storm King
  11. dendroaspis

    dendroaspis Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2008 New Mexico

    Recently at least...Stone Vertical Epic 12/12/12, Great Divide Expresso Oak Aged Yeti, New Belgium La Folie, St. Bernardus Abt 12, Left Hand Smoke Jumper (only for the hardcore smoked beer fans)...probably some others I'm forgetting.
  12. mhksuccess

    mhksuccess Zealot (586) Jul 7, 2012 California
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    Alpine Duet
    Allagash Bourbon Barrel aged Black
    Societe The Pupil
    Pizza Port Poor vato
    Hollister Brewing Masterplan DIPA
    some stuff i just like better from the bottle but some stuff you cant get in the bottle
  13. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New York

    Ten fidy
    Bitches brew
  14. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,190) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    Augustiner Lagerbier Hell straight out of those wooden kegs is magic. Bottles are fine, but on draft that one is otherworldly.
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  15. CreightonSM

    CreightonSM Disciple (344) Dec 23, 2010 New York

    Just had Dogfish Head's 120 on tap at a local bar that the owner aged for a year. That's in my top 10 for sure.
  16. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,348) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Rogues Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout on nitro tap was so much better than the already much enjoyed bottle version.
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  17. maximumu13

    maximumu13 Initiate (0) Aug 31, 2010 Ohio

    Kuhnhenn BBBW, delicious
    FFF BA Robert the Bruce, could have had it for desert.
  18. shahn

    shahn Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2010 Maryland

    DFH Life & Limb
    DFH Raison (before it was ever bottled)
  19. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,796) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    These 3 standout 4 me
    BCBS 2010
    Rose de Gambrinus
  20. OMsweetOM

    OMsweetOM Aspirant (277) Feb 1, 2011 California

    Shame to hear. It's always on draft around me and I'm in S. CA - not the Northwest.
    Have you had one of the Black Butte reserves on draft? I was fortunate enough to sample XXII and XXIII both from the same great place in SD - Slater's 50/50 (they are serious about craft brew at that joint).

    My most memorable drafts from the last year in order:

    The Abyss 2011 (courtesy glasses - appropriately in Deschutes snifters, and generously refilled at a burlesque venue during Deschutes Base Camp LA 2012)

    Black Butte XXII (tapped just for me the night before it was scheduled to pop after I called in on a hope and dream to have it as I left town that night - thus missing the event the following day for Deschutes Base Camp SD 2012).

    Hop Venom (Growler fill attempt cut short when the keg ran dry - leaving me and the wife with 2 courtesy pint glasses from the partial fill. Growler Guys really is an amazing place!)

    Horse Ridge IPA (normally not a big deal at the Deschutes Public house but this was served in SD during Deschutes Base Camp SD 2012. It's not typical for experimental pub exclusives to be taken on the road)

    Pliny the Elder (happy hour prices at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing - it's always nice to save $ on good brew)
  21. njhopspop

    njhopspop Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

    I don't get to drink tap beer that often but the best I remember recently are Founders Breakfast Stout, DFH Bitches Brew, Kane Head High IPA, Carton Carton of Milk Stout
  22. Douglasjamjak

    Douglasjamjak Initiate (127) Jan 7, 2011 Connecticut
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    Allagash black bourbon
    Backwoods bastard(created a monster)
    Brooklyn black chocolate stout.

    I heard tilquin gueuze has been popping up in ct. I need to track that one down.


  23. adchappell

    adchappell Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2013

    I had Cantillon at the brewery about 14 yrs ago. Their Lambic, Kriek and Framboise. Amazing. Also I would have to say the 15th anniversary of Firestone Walker on tap.
  24. drperry11

    drperry11 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 South Carolina

    Flower power fresh from a tap is the best ipa I've ever had
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  25. DBijnagte

    DBijnagte Initiate (109) Dec 7, 2012 Minnesota
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    CBS was amazing on tap! Close seconds (in order) were BB Batch 9000, BCBS, and Black Note.
  26. suspect

    suspect Defender (685) Apr 12, 2010 New York
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    Pliny the Elder was great when I was in San Fran.
  27. ADfan

    ADfan Initiate (124) Nov 28, 2010 California

    Both Plinys, Alpine Nelson, Beachwood Still Life Stout, Anderson Valley Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout, Dogfish 120 IPA
  28. stayclean

    stayclean Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    Central Waters 1414
    The base for the 16th Anniversary CW beer
    Zombie Dust (always will go to any bar that has it on tap and drink a huge volume of it)
    Black Note
  29. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Aspirant (244) Sep 21, 2012 Texas
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    Any Live Oak beer is world class. It only comes on draft so it wins over individual packaging by default.

    Somebody said it above, Delerium Tremens. That really extends for all the Delerium beers. Delerium Noel on draft is pretty incredible.

    Left Hand Hopfenweiss. I don't think it ever gets bottled but damn it was a delicious beer.

    512 Barrel Aged Pecan Porter. I haven't had it in the bottle so it's also winning by default.
  30. Jacurdy60

    Jacurdy60 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2013 Massachusetts

    I had a Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan on tap and it tasted exponentially better than it did in the bottle. It's a nice, decently priced brown ale
  31. egrace84

    egrace84 Savant (949) Mar 25, 2012 Illinois
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    Peruvian Morning
  32. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    Three Floyds' Hell's Black Intelligencer at DLD...better than the Dark Lord in my opinion...oatmeal stout...best beer ever.
  33. Bblumoehr

    Bblumoehr Aspirant (228) Jun 26, 2012 New Jersey

    Kane Head High...Sculpin...Founders Rye PA
  34. Chickenhawk9932

    Chickenhawk9932 Savant (928) Jul 19, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Double Jack on tap was like sippin a fine scotch - I am hesitant to try it the bottle.

    Arrogant Bastard great the bottle, but near the best beer I've had fresh on tap.

    Java Head awesome on tap, just good in the bottle.

    Great Lakes Oktoberfest awesome on tap and surprisingly the same in a bottle.
  35. Huffs

    Huffs Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2012 New York

    Franziskaner Dunkel Weisse
    Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
    Köstritzer Schwarzbier
  36. vidguy17

    vidguy17 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2013 Iowa

    Schlafly Tasmanian IPA
    90 minute
    Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout on nitro
    Three Floyd's Alpha King
    La Fin Du Monde
  37. shahn

    shahn Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2010 Maryland

    Too funny! ^ but seriously
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  38. tjosborne

    tjosborne Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2013 Nebraska

    Sam Adams Oktoberfest
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  39. chicagoish

    chicagoish Devotee (421) Jun 14, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Nugget Nectar. is Nectar of the Godz.
  40. tjosborne

    tjosborne Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2013 Nebraska

    anybody ever see that trippel ipa by belgium on tap?
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