Favorite Beers that are Actually Possible to Obtain

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Avangion, Dec 26, 2012.

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  1. BostonHops

    BostonHops Champion (848) Sep 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    a few that jump to mind:

    racer 5
    hoponius union
    rochefort 10
    union jack
    brooklyn local 1
    palo santo marron

    (hopefully add BCBS to this list one day soon)
  2. tswater

    tswater Aspirant (239) Jul 25, 2007 Colorado

    Pliny the Elder
    Heady Topper
    Oak Aged Yeti
    The Abyss
    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Surly Furious & Abrasive
  3. mikeburd1128

    mikeburd1128 Zealot (514) Oct 28, 2011 New Jersey

    Do you own a teleporter and therefore have access to RR, HT, and Surly or are you just delusional?
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  4. paulytasker

    paulytasker Disciple (329) May 16, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

    -Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout
    -Smuttynose Finest Kind
    -Ithaca Flower Power
    .......... Living in upstate N.Y., there are, I'm sure beers that are fairly obtainable in other regions that i would like more than these 3. These are my go to's that are always readily available (not that i'm complaining!). Cheers!
  5. jdillon334

    jdillon334 Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2010 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Allagash Curieux
    Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza
    Founders Centennial IPA
    North Coast Rasputin
    Founders BS (winter)
    Rochefort 10
  6. Avangion

    Avangion Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2012 New York

    Daisy Cutter? Seriously? That almost tore out my entire palate. My hat is off to you, sir, if this is one of your regular tipples!
  7. Avangion

    Avangion Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2012 New York

    Indeed... Let's not be showing off too much. Pliny the Elder, Abyss, and FBS are not exactly everyday items in any part of the universe I've been to...
  8. Avangion

    Avangion Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2012 New York

    I should add, I like DFH Sahtea quite a lot, but it's seasonal and expensive so it doesn't belong on this list. I'm not sure ANYTHING that comes exclusively in large, pricy bottles belongs on this list.
  9. jbck109

    jbck109 Aspirant (267) May 30, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    La Fin Du Monde
    Two hearted
    Founders porter
    Breakfast stout
    Ayinger octoberfest
    Soft parade(mostly for the lady, but is one of the few that we will both drink)
    Weinstephaner hefe
  10. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2006 New York

    In no particular order...

    Blue Point Toxic Sludge
    Blue Point (Sour) Cherry Imperial Stout
    Blue Point Hoptical Illusion
    Sixpoint Righteous Ale
    Brooklyn BCS
    Brooklyn Monster Ale
    Brooklyn Lager
    Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
    Tröegs Pale Ale
    Founders Porter
    Victory Prima Pils
    Anchor Steam Beer
    Stone Arrogant Bastard
    Franziskaner Hefeweizen
    Paulaner Marzen/Oktoberfest
    Fullers ESB

    I'm sure there are a lot more but those are the ones I thought of right away.
  11. andthevolcano

    andthevolcano Disciple (326) Apr 22, 2008 Delaware
    Beer Trader

    rochefort 10
    St Bernardus abt 12
    Victory golden monkey
    Weyerbacher merry monks
    Dfh 90 minute
    Ommegang three philosophers
    Stone arrogant bastard
  12. Avangion

    Avangion Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2012 New York

    Hop Stoopid is something you drink regularly? Do you drink it alone? I like it, but it's so powerful... Do you drink it last or do you feel it pairs well with other hoppy IPAs?
  13. Avangion

    Avangion Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2012 New York

    PS - Weyerbacher Double Simcoe would be one of my go to beers if I thought I could stand it that often
  14. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Aspirant (217) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    I had a Hop Stoopid tonight. It was nothing special but would give it another chance if it were fresh or on tap.
  15. Avangion

    Avangion Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2012 New York

    I did a tasting with it alongside Double SImcoe and Mikeller 1000 IBU. Double Simcoe came out on top, followed by mixed results for the other two. I guess I preferred Hop Stoopid to Mikeller, which seemed a bit flat, but maybe I just couldn't taste anything anymore LOL.
  16. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2006 New York

    I'll drink a (measley 8% ABV) Hop Stoopid on a Friday or Saturday night (all by myself) and most of the time I'll have a few more beers before and/or afterwards.

    Have a nice vacation and a safe trip home, cheers!
  17. jmgrub

    jmgrub Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2010 California

    Pannepot and -peut), 3F Gueuze, Celebrator, a million others.
  18. BrasserieDeZiltoid

    BrasserieDeZiltoid Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2012

    Peche Mortel
    Avery Hog Heaven
    St. Bernardus Abt. 12
    Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
    Avery Maharaja
    Dale's Deviant IPA
    Brasserie a Vapeur Saison
    Chimay Grande Reserve
    Allagash Curieoux
  19. Mediczod

    Mediczod Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2012 New York

    Rochefort 10
    Traquair House Ale
    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Franziskaner Weissbier Dunkel
    Belhaven Wee Heavy
    Ommegang Abbey Ale
    Gaffel Kolsch
    Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron
    Rohrbach Scotch Ale
    Oskar Blue's Dales Pale Ale and Old Chub
  20. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Drinking a Founders Breakfast Stout now.

    And if this isn't a top 10 easy catch. Not sure what is!
  21. BJasny

    BJasny Disciple (378) Jul 10, 2011 Texas

    Stone IPA
    Stone Arrogant Bastard
    London Porter
    Deschutes Black Butte Porter
    Rogue Dead Guy Ale
    Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout
    Ten FIDY (Just started selling it around where I live and I love it)
    Basically anything from Samuel Smith's
    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
    Great Divide Hercules
    Dale's Pale Ale
    Racer 5
  22. Gregfalone

    Gregfalone Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Some of my regular go to beers include:

    St bernardus (all)
    Samuel smith Taddy porter
    Ballast point sculpin
    Ballast point victory at sea
    Alesmith IPA
    Fullers London porter
    Rochefort (all)
    Deschutes black butte
    Ten Fidy
    Alaskan smoked porter

    There are many more, but these are tho first that come to mind
  23. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (561) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Yeah I don't see it either.
  24. tswater

    tswater Aspirant (239) Jul 25, 2007 Colorado

    I live in CO (we get RR), from Minneapolis (unlimited Surly by friends) and I traded for HT 3 times. So no, no teleporter needed. Just $ for shipping. :stuck_out_tongue:
  25. tswater

    tswater Aspirant (239) Jul 25, 2007 Colorado

    I also have plenty of BCBS in my cellar. :slight_smile:
  26. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012

    St Bs Apt 12 & Tripel
    Rochforte 6, 8, 10
    BS Sculpin
    Stone YRs
    Lagunitas YRs
    SN YRs
    FW YRs
    Green Flash YRs
    Lost Abbey YRs
    Unibroue YRs
  27. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Pliny the Elder & Blind Pig
    Celebration Ale, Ruthless Rye, Bigfoot, Torpedo and SNPA
    Speedway Stout
    GF West Coast IPA
    Drake's 1500
  28. cyrushire

    cyrushire Crusader (732) May 25, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    If you can get to Miami there is a place called stop and shop on Ponce de Leon. I know they have batch 69, cucumber saison, warmer winter winter warmer, all the dos costas, humidor ipa, coco plum 6 packs and 750's, Jose Marti 4 packs, Florida Cracker Maduro & Jai Alai 6 pack cans. I bought all the White oak Jai Alais though. I'm sorry.

    No I'm not.
  29. SStein

    SStein Zealot (509) Dec 26, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Arrogant Bastard
    Sumptin Sumptin
    Rochefort 8/ 10
    Old Rasputin
    When all else fails:
    Fat Tire
  30. PEBKAC

    PEBKAC Savant (907) Sep 4, 2006 New York

    Weihenstephaner Korbinian
    Okocim Porter
    Ayinger Celebrator
    Sam Adams Noble Pils
    Ithaca Flower Power
    Green Flash Rayon Vert
    Petrus Pale

    All awesome. All solidly distributed. All under $4 a bottle.
  31. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (852) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Jai Alai is actually one of them for me. So yes, OP, you should get some.
  32. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,229) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Anchor Steam. $6.29 a 6 pack at TW near my work. Always on hand at my house.
  33. winbassett

    winbassett Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2010 North Carolina

    Rochefort 6, 10
    Lagunitas Sucks
    New Belgium Ranger
    Oskar Blues Gubna, G'Knight, Ten Fidy, Dale's, Deviant
    Ballast Point Sculpin
    Olde Hickory Death by Hops
    Bear Republic Racer 5
  34. jcreegan

    jcreegan Disciple (304) Aug 12, 2010 Florida
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    In Florida, particularly the Tampa area you can get lucky at Whole Foods & Fresh Market grocery stores. If you pass by one check them out, you could find a gem. For whatever reason the limited bottles last longer on the shelves there. Don't know where you could get any MZ though at this point.

    My regulars would be:
    CCB Maduro Brown & Jai Lai
    Left Hand Milk Stout
    Bell's Two Hearted
    Stone Pale Ale/Dale's Pale Ale from OB
  35. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,492) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Two Hearted Ale is everywhere, and it's a great IPA.
  36. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Savant (967) Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
    Beer Trader

    Steelhead Scotch Porter and Extra Stout from Mad River are SEVERELY underrated in my meager opinion.
  37. bleakies

    bleakies Disciple (380) Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    I never fancied myself a Masshole homer, really, yet the regular-drinking portion of my refrigerator pretty much always features various offerings from Pretty Things, Mayflower, and Jack's Abby, as well as frequent appearances of beers from Notch, Cambridge, Slumbrew, Ipswich, and Berkshire.

    Plus a bunch of other beers from further afield, brewed by our friends at Anchor, Weihenstephan, Ayinger, Samuel Smith, Fuller's, Sierra Nevada, Great Divide, etc., etc., etc., oh my.
  38. Avangion

    Avangion Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2012 New York

    You're really spoiled for choice up there. I like getting the Ipswich 5 Mile series whenever I'm up in Boston. Might be coming next week, actually, if there are any seasonals I should look out for. Pretty Things also used to distribute to NY and doesn't anymore. I wonder what that is all about. Low margins maybe.

    Maine Brewing Lunch might could go on my list, btw, but it's not reliably available.. Something usually is though and I like the cut of their gib
  39. Avangion

    Avangion Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2012 New York

    Got a six pack of cans to take home and had some on draft at the Yard House. Very nice stuff.
  40. Avangion

    Avangion Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2012 New York

    Is that a chain, because there seem to be a few around including one up here? I may have to call around, but it'll be pretty funny if I'm asking these places, uh, do you sell beer?
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