Five whales that you've recently caught.

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  1. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,195) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    Thought this was a nice spin off of the "list 5 beers you want to try" thread. Over last year or so, what beers have you been dying to try for a while and finally got to acquire or taste some?

    My more recent ones (some might be a little more than 1 year):
    Lawson's Sip of Sunshine
    Westbrook Gose
    Bourbon County Barleywine
    Westy 12
    SA Utopias
  2. KaeF

    KaeF Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2015 Netherlands

    Bourbon County Rare 2010
    Duck Duck Gooze
    BA Abraxas
    DB Hunahpu's
  3. Beerdudenumberone

    Beerdudenumberone Disciple (317) Dec 9, 2012 Indiana

    Alpha Kong
    Double Citra (Hill Farmstead)
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  4. osc1123

    osc1123 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2015 Florida

    was fortunate enough to get tickets to Rare Day - flew with the wife from Miami to the event

    Bourbon County Rare 2015
    '14 Prop
    '15 Prop
    Cherry Rye

    -not event related

    BA Mexican Cake
  5. Inglewood

    Inglewood Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2013 Illinois

    West Ashley
    Fo Foune
    Abricot Du Fermier
    Red Angel
    Angel of Darkness
  6. pinhead

    pinhead Initiate (0) May 4, 2013 Washington

    Parabola 2010 (b1)
    De Garde Imperial Apricot Bu, The Peach, Foeder D'Or
    Trillium Artaic
  7. McMatt7

    McMatt7 Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Pilsner Urquell in a can
    Schlenkerla Eiche on tap
    Cantillon Iris
    Victory Uncle Teddy's on cask
    Fat Tire can at New Belgium
  8. jmasher85

    jmasher85 Zealot (571) Mar 27, 2015 Maryland

    It's been a hell of a good year for me, as I've stepped up my beer-seeking game a lot.

    1) The entire 2015 Bourbon County lineup, except Proprietor's (never had any BC beers before)
    2) Sam Adams Utopias (The Splurge!)
    3) Pliny the Elder
    4) Heady Topper (though I also discovered Sip of Sunshine that day at the drop, and thought it the better of the two)
    5) Founders Canadian and Kentucky Breakfast Stout at the same time (KBS was better, to me)
  9. jdhops

    jdhops Initiate (177) Dec 30, 2011 Tennessee

    Tree House Julius
    Hill Farmstead Abner
    Alpine Bad Boy
    Alpine HFS
    Trillium Congress Street
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  10. rightcoast7

    rightcoast7 Disciple (352) Apr 2, 2011 Maine

    In the past 3 months or so:

    Mornin' Delight
    Good Morning
    Cable Car
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  11. gregcordle

    gregcordle Zealot (504) Apr 20, 2008 Ohio

    I picked up a lot of good stuff trading.

    FFF Dark Lord
    Kern Double Citra
    Lawsons Sip O' Sunshine
    Huna '14

    Honorable Mention: Tree House Julius
  12. MachIPA

    MachIPA Aspirant (229) Feb 25, 2014 New Jersey

    BA Darkness 2015
    Assassin 2014
    Prop 2014
    Pallet 1
  13. RichD

    RichD Champion (804) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island

    Founders CBS (on-tap)
    Tree House Good Morning
    Goose Island Vanilla Rye
    Westy 12
    Hill Farmstead Double Citra
  14. Hoptimus-Prime

    Hoptimus-Prime Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2012 North Carolina

    Sip of sunshine
    Vanilla Rye
    Second Fiddle
    Surly Pentagram
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  15. Seanem44

    Seanem44 Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2014 Virginia

    Goose island BCBS, Coffee, Barleywine (should this even count though?)
    Firestone anniversary 19
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  16. ChrisL24481

    ChrisL24481 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2012 New Hampshire

    I was fortunate to have an opportunity to travel to Belgium back in March, and I was able to finally try quite a few whales.

    1. Westy 12
    2. Cantillon (Fou, LPK, LPG, 50N40E, St. Lam, Vig, and a few others)
    3. Julius
    4. Swish
    5. RR wilds (Supplication, Consecration, Temptation, Sanctification)

    Hoping to capture these in 2016: HF Everett, LPF, Double Sunshine, Focal Banger, and Dinner.
  17. emount91

    emount91 Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2015 Connecticut

    Trillium Mettle
    Trillium Melcher Street
    Alpine Nelson
    Tree House Julius
    Tree House Haze
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  18. CMLinder

    CMLinder Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2015 Wisconsin

    BCBS Rare '15
    Westbrook Bourbon Cake
    CW Black Gold
    Westvleteren 12
    FFF 2012 Dark Lord
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  19. chuckgietzen

    chuckgietzen Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2014 Michigan

    Westvleteran 12
    Kuhnhenn BB4D
    '12, '13, '14, '15 Dark Horse bbpt5
    Oddside Hipster Brunch
    '15 BCBS, '15 BCBBW, '15 BCBS Regal, '15 BCBCS
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  20. nickfern

    nickfern Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2015 New Jersey

    A Night To End All Dawns (set)
    Black Tuesday
    Hawaiian Speedway Stout (tap)
    Double Daisy Cutter
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  21. MattyB203

    MattyB203 Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2015 Connecticut

    Derivation 4
    Morning Delight
    Prop 15
    West Ashley
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  22. totalbangover

    totalbangover Initiate (102) Jul 3, 2012 Michigan

    Prop 13
    DB Huna
    Duck Duck Gooze
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  23. InsuranceGuy

    InsuranceGuy Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2011 Delaware

    BCBCS 2014
    BCBBW 2014
    FW 19
    FW 18
    Parabola 2014
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  24. Hesscabob

    Hesscabob Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2014 Illinois

    #1 - Fou Foune
    #2 - Rare
    #3 - BCS Coffee
    #4 - Lou Pepe Framboise
    #5 - Beatification
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  25. cjohns73

    cjohns73 Defender (603) Dec 19, 2010 Delaware

    Breakfast Exorcism
    Black Tuesday
    Stoneface BA RIS
  26. BazingaTimis

    BazingaTimis Initiate (0) Aug 15, 2013 Ohio

    Woodland Pass
    Port REPUBLIC Light
    Beer Thirty
    Aspen Edge
    High Life Lite (can, NOT bottle)
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  27. sweemzander

    sweemzander Initiate (0) Mar 26, 2009 Illinois

    - Cantillon Blabaer '12
    - 3f Hommage
    - Cantillon Iris '05
    - Stone StoneWall Ale
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  28. invertalon

    invertalon Devotee (485) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio

    Abrasive (very good)
    Chocolate Rain (meh)
    Julius (awesome)
    Haze (incredible)
    Dogfish 120 (better than expected... expectations were on the low side)
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  29. PatsBlueRibbon1

    PatsBlueRibbon1 Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2014 New Jersey

    Assassin '14
    Prop '14
    BA Darkness '15
    BA Hazelnut
    -Rick, phillyhops and halo3one like this.
  30. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,428) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois

    Coffee Dark Lord
    Prop '14
    Vanilla Rye
    Rare '15
  31. halo3one

    halo3one Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2014 Georgia

    In the last month:

    Brandy Vanilla Dark Lord
    Isabel Proximus
    Hommage 07 x3
    Alexander (again)
    Derivation 2, 3, and 4
  32. summy670x

    summy670x Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2015 Illinois

    King Henry on black friday
    15 rare
    14 vanilla rye (i've had it, finally acquired a bottle though!)
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  33. TonyLuvsBeer

    TonyLuvsBeer Aspirant (221) Mar 28, 2015 Michigan

    Sip of Sunshine
    2014 & 2015 BC Proprietors
    2015 BC Rare
    Heady Topper
  34. Dukejjz

    Dukejjz Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2015 New Jersey

    2 full sets of ANTEAD
    Curiosity 23
    Second Fiddle
  35. Josholson666

    Josholson666 Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2015 Minnesota

    15 Rare (& Regal & plenty of coffee)
    9 (soon to be 10) year Abyss vertical
    A couple DFH (Higher Math, Fort, WWS)
    Surly 5-9 Anniversary
    #35 Josholson666, Dec 22, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2015
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  36. EveningCordial

    EveningCordial Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2014 New Jersey

    Good Morning
    Morning Wood
    Monsters Park Rum/Coconut
    de Garde (various Bu's)
    West Ashley
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  37. starrdogg

    starrdogg Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2010 District of Columbia

    These aren't all the rarest beers, but they're beers that had been on my Wants list for 6+ months before I got to try them:

    Toppling Goliath Mornin' Delight
    Alesmith Hawaiian Speedway Stout (been wanting to try some version of a Vanilla/Coconut Speedway for years)
    Lagunitas Born Yesterday (not an uber whale, but I missed out on this last year and it's been a want ever since)
    Jackie O's Bourbon Barrel Black Maple
    Goose Island Proprietor's Bourbon County Stout (2014)
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  38. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,195) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
    Society Trader

    A few others:
    Found some Wicked Weed Sours while down in Wilmington, NC last winter (same trip I found the Westbrook Gose).
    Love Child (#5) & Sasion Brett - been hunting both of these Smokestackers for a while but a friend found a bottle of Love Child on travels and I had a Saison Brett on tap in Victoria's Gastropub in Columbia, MD. Both have been elusive.
    FW Stickee Monkey Quad (found a box while on travel in Colorado in September).
    RR sours - had a co-worker mule some home from a business trip to San Fran last year.
    New Glarus (anything) - had a co-worker mule home some from visiting family in Wisconsin last year.
    3-Floyds (anything) - coworkers muled back some Alpha King from Chicago business trip
    Surly (anything) - same Chicago trip, got a 4 pack of Abrasive
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  39. JStampler

    JStampler Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Am I the only one who read the thread title and thought this was about whales that they regret chasing down? I assume he meant Recently, not Resently?
  40. CraftFan5

    CraftFan5 Meyvn (1,022) May 14, 2013 New Jersey

    Good question!

    Cuvee de Castleton
    Atrial Rubicite
    Starkeller Peach
    Remy's Pappy
    DB Jesus
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