Favorite/Best Beers of 2019

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by ktr5010, Dec 19, 2019.

  1. ktr5010

    ktr5010 Aspirant (218) Dec 12, 2014 Illinois
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    Hello everyone. I did this last year and really enjoyed people's responses and other people seemed to like it as well. The spirit is what are your favorite and/or best beers that you've had in 2019. They don't necessarily need to be the ones you rated most highly, but maybe ones that stuck with you or wish you could have more of just thinking about it.
    I don't want to force people to fill out a form, but I made one so it would be easier to see what kind of trends form as well as and easy place for people to come back to to look at sorted results. For the form, it's in the instruction, but brewery name - (vintage if applicable) beer name will help split columns. I suppose putting beers in the form and here would let the most people see and help discussion.

    BEST BEER OF 2019 FORM

    BEST BEER OF 2019 RAW DATA & RESULTS

    Rules are:
    • 10 beers
    • They don't have to be brewed/released in 2019. Just 2019 hen you drank them.
    Here are mine for 2019
    1. Transient - 2018 Canuckley - One of my favorite breakfast beers
    2. Hop Butcher - Wave Burst - IMO more interesting than any of their DIPAs because of the amount of flavor they were able to get in a <6% beer
    3. Off Color - Yuzu Fierce - Had a ton of this during the summer. So refreshing.
    4. Dovetail - 2019 Kriek - I tried to broaden what types of beer and I drank in 2019 and this stood out for me. A lovely lambic
    5. Fremont - Brew 3000 - Up there with VSOJ for favorite barrel aged barleywine
    6. Revolution - VSOR - Maple but from the barrel, not adjuncts. A delicious beer for sitting by the fire.
    7. Russian River - Intinction (Sauvignon Blanc) - Under the radar best sour from Russian River IMO
    8. Revolution - Supermassive Cafe Deth - Espresso barrel aged stout. mmm.
    9. Goose Island - 2 Year Reserve BCBS - A middle class man's 2015 Rare. Great barrel and char flavor.
    10. Alchemist - Heady Topper - Every year I like to get a 4 pack and every year it still fucking rocks.
    Happy Holidays and New Year
     
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  2. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (4,851) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    After perusing the straight up nasty Revolution thread, this is a breath of fresh air. Huzzah!!
     
  3. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (413) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    In no particular order:

    Goose Island - 2019 Prop
    Solemn Oath- Lu
    Gunwhale Ales - The Fun Zone
    Westbrook - Key Lime Pie Gose
    Hill Farmstead - Double Citra
    Half Acre - Bodem
    Hacienda Beer Co. - L'hiver Blend 1
    Hopewell Brewing Co. - Outside Voice
    Side Project - Thicket Blend 2
    Heirloom Rustic Ales - Ravedeath 1988

    Edit: I'll fill out the form too.
     
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  4. Jagrmaister

    Jagrmaister Initiate (82) Jan 13, 2018 Illinois
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    Not sure if I'll get the order right from the form I just submitted because they all are quite outstanding...lol...

    1. Toppling Goliath KBBS
    2. Revolution Double Barrel VSOD
    3. 3 Floyds Dark Lord 'Rrari Crochet
    4. Revolution Boss Jacket
    5. Founder's Imperial Stout
    6. Revolution VSOD
    7. Pulpit Imperial Cakewalk
    8. Toppling Goliath Term Oil Coconut Pecan
    9. Founder's KBS Espresso
    10. Other Half Double Dry Hopped Mylar Bags

    Honorable Mentions:
    3Floyds Dark Lord Chemtrailmix, Revolution Double Barrel XOD, 2019 CBS, and for mead...Viking Blod
     
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  5. chicagoTC

    chicagoTC Initiate (136) May 23, 2014 Illinois
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    1. Fou Foune 2018 - all time beer for me
    2. Cafe Deth
    3. 2-Year Reserve BCS
    4. Maplewood BA Cuppa
    5. Half Acre Dungeons - if you know, you know
    6. Half Acre Beer Hates Astronauts - big fav every year
    7. Maine Dinner
    8. Side Project Saison du Fermier #2
    9. Off Color Gator Time
    10. Hopewell Neon - just a wonderful fruited sour
     
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  6. vicodin_tears1

    vicodin_tears1 Initiate (52) Jun 22, 2019 Illinois
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    Goose / 2018 Proprietor - so much chocolate that I really really enjoyed

    Hop Butcher / Preserved in Three Dimensions - so many standouts that I kind of just wanted to pick one that I loved.

    Cruz Blanca / banana Rey Gordo - favorite beer from uppers and downers

    Cruz Blanca / Tarzan Boy - a notch down from the Rey Gordo but still so very good

    Other Half-Monkish / Aiight Chill - one of the best fruited/pastry beers I had this year.

    Revolution / Cafe Deth - this one has been discussed about how great it is this year

    Other Half-Burley Oak / All JREAM Everything - a beautiful melding that captured both breweries really well
     
  7. Chuckdiesel24

    Chuckdiesel24 Meyvn (1,336) Jul 6, 2016 Illinois
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    1. Hill Farmstead - Double Riwaka - This was mind-blowing, reminds me of one of the early IPAs that really got me into craft beer in a way that said "wow, beer can taste like this????"
    2. Half Acre - Now & Then - my favorite non hazy local beer, maybe my favorite period.
    3. Tree House - Very Gggreennn - Similar to what really got me into craft beer, maybe better - but not in a new way to the extent Double Riwaka was.
    4. Revolution - VSOJ - I didn't drink them all before the end of 2018, so yeah, this counts!
    5. Goose Island - 2 Year Reserve BCBS - About everything I'd want in a BA stout. The well-done ones without the adjuncts are usually the best! Double Barrel was awesome too but I'm only putting one of these on here.
    6. Beachwood - Citraholic - similar to HA N&T, was great to see these get distributed here.
    7. Hill Farmstead - BA What is Enlightnement - Great mesh of pale ale and barreled saison
    8. Drie Fonteinen - Armand & Gaston - Nice that these are findable locally!
    9. Pipeworks - Premium Pilsner - Feel like I should have a lager on here, and this was the best I can remember having
    10. Other Half - All Riwaka Everything - I learned this year I have a thing for Riwaka.
     
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  8. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (4,851) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Fou Foune is one of the best beers I've ever had, bar none.
     
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  9. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,440) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Ah, missed this last year. Cool idea, nice work.

    1. Kane Brewing Company - 2018 A Night to End All Dawns Coconut, Vanilla & Coffee this was actually this year's release, but they vintage date like wineries or SP.

    2. Cigar City Brewing - Barrel Aged Xquic w/ Cubano Espresso I actually also had regular Xquic and Special Socks on my list, but only wanted one beer per brewery. Cigar City continues to kill it though.

    3. BKS Artisan Ales - Vacation Island: Passion Fruit Colada this one knocked my socks off, and it was just an extra!

    4. Side Project Brewing - Bend 1 Tête de Cuvée stunning saison, the best out of SP by far. Glad I was able to enjoy their on-site availability of all three versions of this, even though I missed out on the actual bottle sale for this year's release.

    5. Angry Chair Brewing - Cognac Barrel aged Unrepentant Transgression another best beer out of a brewery that already does the given style consistently well.

    6. Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales - Stargate: Nectarine flavor explosion.

    7. Arkane Aleworks - Double Barrel Barley Wine they do a lot of pastry sours and I was not expecting to be blown away by their barleywine, but it was fantastic.

    8. HOMES - 2019 Nucleate they impressed me with a ton of different beers this year, but this took the cake.

    9. MoRE Brewing Co. - Barrel Aged Henna Double Rainbow the best Neapolitan beer I've ever had, including Cycle's entries in that arena.

    10. Casey Brewing & Blending - One Key Double Fruited Saison had to make sure I had room on the list for this beautiful beer.

    Runner-up: Barrel Culture Brewing and Blending - b1 Pie Time Had a hard time leaving this off my, but draft on-site was significantly better than the bottle.
     
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  10. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (306) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    From my Untappd ratings, so generally a heavy lean towards stouts...

    Bottle Logic Fundamental Forces (b1)
    Weldwerks Bananas Foster Medianoche
    Central Waters Ardea Insignis
    Revolution VSOJ (took me a while to finally track it down)
    Phase 3 Curvature b1
    Weldwerks/Horus Midnight Eagle
    Toppling Goliath Barrel Slayer (price be damned, it's good)
    Goose Island Double Barrel Bourbon County
    Weldwerks Medianoche Premier Vol 1

    Last spot is a tie from my 2 highest rated IPA's- Other Half All Citra Everything and Trillium Big Bird
     
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  11. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,407) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
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    First time trying in 2019 beers (not in any particular order except for #1):
    1. Beer:Barrel:Time (BBT) b3 from Side Project
    2. King JJJuliusss from Tree House
    3. Very GGGreennn from Tree House
    4. Genealogy of Morals (2018) from Hill Farmstead
    5. 'Rrari Crochet (Dark Lord variant) from 3Floyds
    6. Lou Pepe Framboise '13 from Cantillon
    7. Derivation 13 from Side Project
    8. Memoria from Hill Farmstead
    9. Modem Tones aged in Bovine Outline Barrels from Modern Times
    10. Autumna from Hill Farmstead
     
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  12. Gambyt20

    Gambyt20 Savant (939) Jan 14, 2016 Illinois
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    Tough to narrow down top 10 but here goes,
    in no particular order except BA Cake Walk landslide #1 for me

    #1 Pulpit Rock - BA Cake Walk
    Makes me drool just thinking about, one of the best ever

    Half Acre - Double Barrel Benthic Love Apple Brandy BA Beers
    Phase Three - Curvature b1 Hazelnut & Ghana Cocoa Nibs I love hazelnut stouts
    Maplewood - Cuppa Hazelnuts I love hazelnut stouts
    3 Sons - Mooore Rare Scoop All 3 flavors so well balanced
    Bottle Logic - Paisley Cave Complex Amazing liquid BA Blueberry Muffin
    Eagle Park - Big BOTM's Double Vanilla Now that is an amped dreamiscle!
    Edmund's Oast - Order of Magnitude Wasn't expecting anything as I never heard of it but I def want more of this
    Hudson Valley - Apothesis first Sour IPA, impressively balanced
    GI - Prop 19 Delicious
     
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  13. DryHoppedUrMom

    DryHoppedUrMom Initiate (0) Aug 15, 2015 Illinois

    Some that stick out in my mind:

    3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek
    Revolution Project Sanctuary #9: Double Barrel XO Lynott’s 2017 Stout
    Phase 3 Full Frame
    Afterthought Tradition & Twist
    Phase 3 Pressed Maple
    Decadent Wildberry Sorbet Gose
    450 North SLUSHY XL Fruit Basket
    Hop Butcher Your Wish is Granted
    Side Project Saison du Fermier (Blend #2)
    Perennial Abraxas 2019
     
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  14. miniditka77

    miniditka77 Aspirant (240) May 21, 2015 Illinois
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    These are the best beers I can remember from 2019:
    - Goose Island 2-year Reserve (This is my #1, others are in no particular order)
    - Hailstorm VZS 2019
    - Trillium DDH Congress Street
    - BBT 2017
    - More BA Double Rainbow
    - More Arketype French Silk
    - Dovetail Vienna Lager
    - J Wakefield Miami Madness
    - Mikerphone BA Press Play
    - Revolution VSOJ
     
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  15. KidGalaga

    KidGalaga Initiate (63) Apr 21, 2014 Illinois
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    Parish DDH Ghost in the Machine
    Bissell Brothers - Here's to Feeling Good all the Time
    Other Half - DDH Double Citra Daydream
    Saint Errant - Green Clouds
    Alvarado Street - One Giant Leap
    Burley Oak - Double Carrot Cake JREAM
    Half Acre - Vanilla Benthic
    Maplewood - BA Cuppa Cinnamon Coconut
    Aslin - Boston
    Angry Chair - Coconut Fionn

    Honorable Mention: Weldwerks - Midnight Eagle, Dancing Gnome - Infinite Highway
     
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  16. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (4,851) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    These are mine:

    Firestone Walker - Napa Parabola
    More Brewing - Barrel-Aged Henna - Chocolate Praline Macaroon
    Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen - Armand'4 Oude Geuze Lente (Spring)
    Revolution Brewing - Straight Jacket Barrel No. 3420
    Brouwerij Boon - Boon Oude Geuze A L'ancienne Vat 92
    Pipeworks Brewing - The Coconut Jones Dog - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
    Allagash Brewing - Coolship Resurgam
    Revolution Brewing - Strawberry Jacket
    Drake's Brewing - The Void
    Phase Three Brewing - Curvature - Ghana & Ecuadorian Cocoa Nibs

    All stouts, barleywines or wild ales...no IPA's. Interesting (to me, at least)!
     
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  17. miniditka77

    miniditka77 Aspirant (240) May 21, 2015 Illinois
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    I still haven't tried this one, and missed out on this twice in the last 2 months. I was in a bar in FL that had off sale cans/bottles, and they had a bunch of GITM (as well as some other stuff I wanted like Pirate Noir and Fantome saisons). I decided to have a few at the bar first, then realized I was late for a dinner reservation and ran out, but forgot to buy the bottles before I left. Then a month later, I got to a bottle share late, and they had already cracked and finished it. Still waiting.
     
  18. mando31

    mando31 Initiate (196) Oct 15, 2009 Illinois
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    Here are mine in no particular order:

    Parish - Ghost in the Machine
    Untitled Art / Angry Chair - BA Chocolate Vanilla Maple Imperial Stout
    Goose Island - Prop 2019
    Phase 3 - Curvature Ghana and Ecuadorian Cocoa Nibs
    More - BA Henna Chocolate Praline Macaroon
    Toppling Goliath - Mornin' Latte
    450 - Silver Nuggets
    Other Half - BA Pastrytown
    Corridor - Family Bine
    Phase 3 - Pressed Vanilla

    Yeah I guess I'm a sucker for pastry stouts.
     
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  19. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,407) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
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    It's crazy (to me) that I live in Illinois and I haven't had a single beer on your list.
     
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  20. DESK_SMASH

    DESK_SMASH Initiate (24) Feb 25, 2015 Illinois

    no particular order, with some "how i came-across-it info".

    modern times - mt ultra set (pdx league member tasting, they sold guest passes)
    modern times - dragons mask vanilla rye (was included in the MT ultra flight)
    p3 - curvature b3 (proved to be worth waiting in line for)
    pure project - corylus w/ vanilla (fobab show-killer)
    floodland van (sharing is caring)
    gi prop 19 (fobab is always a great bcs preview)
    sp D11 (DLD)
    cycle mooore rare scooop (DLD + taproom bottle on-site)
     
  21. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (306) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    To be fair, only 3.5 of them are from Illinois (BS at Binny's for absurd price), and I wouldn't call any of them super-easy pickups.

    I haven't had any of yours unless BBTb1 counts. :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  22. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,407) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
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    That’s the one BBT batch I haven’t had!
     
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  23. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (466) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan
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    No particular order. Despite going though 1 years worth of Untappd, I could really only come up with six standouts. Maybe I didn't drink enough beer this year...

    1. Witch's Hat - Boysenberry Ghost Pepper BA Night Fury
    2. Ellison - Gravitational Attraction
    3. Ellison - Force of Gravity
    4. Goose Island - 2yr BCBS Reserve
    5. Pipeworks - Cognac BA Jones Dog (before it got infected of course)
    6. Founders - Underground Mountain Brown

    Props to Ellison for making this list twice. They are killing it with the Gravity series. Honorable mention to VSOJ, which would have made the list, but I had it late in 2018.
     
  24. FlaviusG

    FlaviusG Initiate (124) Aug 15, 2009 Illinois
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    My best “wow” beer Firestone Walker Napa Parabola

    i thought 2019 VSOR was very good

    New Glarus Berliner Apfel was excellent
     
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  25. CityofWind_brew

    CityofWind_brew Devotee (412) Jan 15, 2014 Illinois
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    Half acre apple brandy benthic
    More frooted marbles
    Hubbards cave BA French toast
    Half acre loss of light
    Tree house king Julius
    Triptych tarnt cherry bomb
    Alvarado daiquiri island banana
    Monkish enter the fog dog
    Transient vanilla kamigoye
    Goose island Apple cart stout
     
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  26. flat_lander

    flat_lander Crusader (761) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    In no specific order for beers had first time this year:

    Prop 19
    DDH Ghost in the Machine
    Double Dose Benthic
    Traxxx Night Fury
    Los Lenadores - tap and bottle this beer was fantastic
    Rye Medianoche (or Rye Reserve...either will do)
    Assassin 19
    Boss Ryeway Select: Cuvee de Grace
    Bodem
    AJ's Stout 2019
     
  27. Evanlwiggins

    Evanlwiggins Initiate (52) Mar 4, 2018 Wisconsin
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    I lived in Europe for part of 2019 so I got to have a lot of crazy beers for cheap at different breweries. Don't want this thread to come off as a dick measuring contest so I wanna preface by saying my broke ass has no room to be flexing $300 beers in front of everyone without some context.

    Cantillon - Magic Lambic
    Cantillon - St Lamvinus Crand Cru
    Cantillon - 2004 Gueuze
    Goose Island - Triple Barrel BCBS
    Funk Factory - Biere de Coupage
    Funk Factory - Four Winters
    Mikkeller - Pantao
    Westvleteren 12
    New Glarus - Summer Sour
    3 Sheeps - Cuvee Blend 2019

    Honorable mentions: I moved to Wisconsin and all 3 of New Glarus' Belgian Red, Raspberry Tart, and Serendipity have single handedly made me not regret that decision.
     
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  28. Jagrmaister

    Jagrmaister Initiate (82) Jan 13, 2018 Illinois
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    Had Belgian Red and pretty solid.
     
  29. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (902) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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  30. ChangSing

    ChangSing Initiate (151) May 5, 2013 Illinois

    Temptation-Russian River
    Sip of Sunshine-Lawsons
    DFPF-J Wakefield
    Carpe Diem-Madhouse (des moines)
    Cafe Americano-Cigar City
    Straight Outta the Labratory-Equillibrium
    Imperial Double Fruited Marhsmallow Raspberry Hill-Southern Grist
    Strawberry Marbles-More
    Dark Lord Brozerker-Three Floyds
    Heady Topper
     
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  31. habc_me

    habc_me Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2017 Illinois

    Sierra Nevada - Celebration
     
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  32. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (902) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Best beers I had in 2019-
    Bottle Logic
    Red eye November
    Fundamental Forces
    Hop Butcher
    Normalize the Signal
    Bughouse Square (best beer I had this year)
    Snorkel Squad
    Goose Island
    2019 2 Year Reserve (what bcbs used to be IMO)
    Natural Villain (when I get sick of big beers this somehow is light and crisp enough to be actually drinkable for a lager)

    The quality levels of beer is so high right now that a lot of solid things I have had this year just aren’t memorable enough to buy again.
     
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  33. rac2000

    rac2000 Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2012 Illinois

    Im gonna go in a different direction and put up a recommendation for Half Acre Bodem as "regular/house beer" of the year. Of course Ive had some whalez and rare stuff; this is a different category. For Half Acre to finally get on board the haze train in 2019 and kill it with a super accessible hybrid bitter/sweet beer like Bodem was amazing. Bridge between hazy and traditional west coast pale, super tasty crushable beer, the Daisy Cutter of 2019. And only $9 a four pack!
     
  34. archiebunkerjr

    archiebunkerjr Aspirant (210) Oct 25, 2010 Michigan
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    These are in no particular order. But if they were, all four of those Ellison bba stouts would be on the top of the list. Ellison hit it out of the park with those beers.

    Brewery Vivant Wizard Burial Ground
    Bell's BBA Expedition
    Bell's Saturn
    Ellison Gravity Flux
    Ellison Quantum Gravity
    Ellison Force of Gravity
    Ellison Gravitational Attraction
    Superstition Straw Berry White
    Grimsby Hollow Raven Heart
    Bells Two Hearted
    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Odd Side Rye Hipster Brunch Stout
    Transient Buckley
    Founders KBS Espresso
    Prairie Ales Bourbon Paradise
     
  35. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,384) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Some beers which I've enjoyed this year.

    (NvU)vHaze - Would I have guessed this was a hazed up version of NvU without knowing beforehand? No, but a great beer on its own merit.
    (NvU)vThe Cryo - Really enjoyed this take on NvU. Hope they do this one again in 2020.
    Softly Spoken Magic Spells - Drank it when it first dropped in our market. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Have never seen it again, sadly.
    Superstructure - Long live the WCIPA!
    BA A Surprise Left - 2018 release which was drinking very well late this year. On the drier side of the spectrum which is my preference. No additives present (shockingly for them, yes) and none needed.
    Helles - enjoyed many of these from Dovetail during the summer. Looking forward to doing the same in 2020 (along with the Hefe. Need the Koslch canned in 2020 please!)
    Double Barrel X.O.D. Rye - Would loved to have had another glass of this. A perfect beer for contemplation, which was not possible that night. :wink:
    Celebration - A classic which is drinking exceptionally this year imo. And at ~$1 a bottle, makes me question a lot of beer purchases I've made during the period it's been available.
     
  36. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Disciple (354) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    This is totally off memory, but here are the beers I truly remember enjoying this year (and I no longer trade or partake in many shares, so most of mine will be local). In no particular order:

    1. GI Shamrock Stout (had this actually been labeled BCS, it would have been one of my top variants ever)
    2. Midnight Orange (I loved it from the get go)
    3. Dovetail Pilsner (please put this into cans already)
    4. PW Infinite Galaxy
    5. PW Galaxy Unicorn (continues to be one of the easiest drinking IIPAs I’ve had)
    6. FFF Broo Doo (possibly my favorite batch to date)
    7. SN Celebration (an annual staple)
    8. Strawberry Jacket (batch 1 was one of my single favorite Rev brews ever)
    9. Cafe Deth ‘19 (I understand why some think it’s too one-note-coffee-forward, but for me, on top of this base, it’s one of my favorite coffee stouts ever)
    Runner up: HA Benthic ‘19
     
  37. Cotton_27

    Cotton_27 Devotee (475) Feb 22, 2013 Michigan
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    1. Spruce Pilsner- Shorts Brewing Company
    2. Celebration- Sierra Nevada
    3. ME-MI- Old Nation Brewing
    4. Mule Beer- Shorts Brewing Company
    5. Hoodoo- North Peak Brewing
    6. Good Humans- Shorts Brewing Company
    7. Superfluid- Shorts Brewing Company
    8. Pineapple Intremo- Old Nation Brewing
    9. Single Hop Project #1- Old Nation Brewing
    10. Liberator- Shorts Brewing Company
     
  38. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (1,585) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Now that we are actually into 2020 I have better distance to say, for 2019:
    1. Cerebral (Foeder) Vienna Lager
    2. Half Acre Bodem IPA
    3. Logsdon Spontane Blanc
    4. Weldwerks Loral DDH Juicy Bits
    5. Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lager

    ..... keepin' it to 5.
    (yes yes, some of these are not "new" to 2019, just new to me)*
     
  39. Number1Framer

    Number1Framer Initiate (138) Mar 13, 2016 Wisconsin
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    CW Crew Drive Brut Pilsner (a go-to)
    HA Bodem (another go-to)
    Founders Underground Mountain
    Lakefront BA Beerline 2019 (what I hoped VSOJ was going to be but wasn't)
    Pipeworks Schwarzbier
    Bramble 18
    Driftwood Fat Tug IPA
    de Garde Violet Premiere
    BCBS Reserve Rye
    SN BA Vintage Bigfoot
     
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  40. flat_lander

    flat_lander Crusader (761) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Does not compute. Please elaborate.
     
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