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Hoppy Lagers

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by JEdmund, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. JEdmund

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    I hope hoppy lagers become a bigger trend this year. I know Sam Adams is coming out with one, not to mention how delicious their Noble Pils is. Anyone remember Avery's 17th anniversary ale, the dry hopped black lager? I'd love seeing something like that on the shelves again.

    Who's with me!?!?
     
  2. fuzzylogic

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    Just more lagers in general would be fine with me. Hoppy ones have their place (Southern Tier's Krampus comes to mind).
     
  3. RichD

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    Well Jack's Abby out of Massachusetts has their Hoponius Union which is far and above any other hoppy lagers. If you can gain access to their beers it'll be a treat for you. They only make lagers and they add hops and barrel age them.
     
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    There was Jack's Abbey Kiwi Rising and then I died a happy man. All lagers at Jack's Abbey.
     
  5. dawatts

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    Look for their Kiwi Rising. You wont be disappointed.
     
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  6. Brew33

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    I enjoy the hell out of My Antonia....
     
  7. Drtfinelli

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    Haven't met a Jack's Abbey I didn't like.
     
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    Haven't heard of Jack's Abbey before. Sounds like I'm missing out! How far do they distribute? I'm in Kansas, so Im' doubtful we'll see them any time soon.
     
  9. RichD

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    They've only been open since 2011. So right now they're only distributing to Massachusetts. I'd suggest trying to make some trades with people. It'll definitely be worth it.
     
  10. onefalsemove711

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    Humulus Lager is brilliant!
     
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    Avery Average Joe Pilsner is really nice and hoppy
     
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    Totally agree. More lagers for sure!

    Krampus is an excellent brew, the best ST has to offer in my opinion.
     
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    Personally, I dig the burgeoning IPL style.
     
  14. mrhartounian

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    I think when it comes to hoppy lagers the discussion begins and ends with Jack's Abby. We are very lucky here in Mass. They are a bargain too - usually in the $3-5 range for 500ml.
     
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    Came here to say this, Joe's is a great session beer.
     
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    Shmaltz Brewing/Coney Island makes an IPA style lager. Sword Swallower. Excellent brew
     
  17. JEdmund

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    Good call (and reminder)! Need to pick that up again.
     
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  18. JEdmund

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    Never tried that before. Will have to look for it. Thanks!
     
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    Schell Emerald Rye. Drinks like an IPA!
     
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  20. Leepa_Time

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    Victory Prima Pils
    Troegs Sunshine Pils
     
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    Victory/Fat Heads collaboration United is insanely hoppy (wet-hopped pilsner) for those lucky enough to come across some. It is delciious.
     
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    Firestone Pivo Pils will be in bottles soon! We've had a couple kegs come through the bar already and it's a fantastic hoppy pils that still manages to taste fairly traditional.
     
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    I dig My Antonia as well, I didn't go into it expecting much but ending up really liking it, a great summer beer.
     
  24. Longstaff

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    I would like to see US brewers brew more hoppier lagers with German noble hops (or US varieties that are similar in profile) instead of the wannabe IPA lagers that are gaining in popularity (I don't really see the point in them, just drink/make ipa if that's what you really want).

    I would love to Sierra Nevada replace one of its lower selling regulars (stout?) with either a beer like Glissade or that "imperial" pilsner that came out in last year's beer camp 12 pack.
     
  25. Kadonny

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    I didn't care for either Krampus or My Antonia. Both were a mess IMO.

    Hands down, the best hoppy lager I ever tasted was Coronado Hoppy Lager. Upon looking on BA,they don't even list it, so it was a real short run on it. Damn great hoppy lager. It sticks in my brain.

    Runner ups are Brooklyn Lager, Elliot Ness and of course Boston Lager.
     
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    Widmer Brothers is introducing a hoppy lager to their Rotator series this coming summer.
     
  27. PangaeaBeerFood

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    A new brewery just opened up in Queens, NY, called Singlecut Beersmiths, that focuses primarily on hoppy lagers. I've only tried one or two of their beers, but they've been great.

    My favorite, though, was the Abita S.O.S., a self-proclaimed, "India Weizen-Pils". It was a pretty bad-ass beer.
     
  28. JEdmund

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    I agree. Well, sort of. My first preference is to have hopped up lagers using Noble hops. But I'm all for trying a lager with a unique hop choice.

    And I loved that pils Sierra Nevada did (Schticke?)! It was my favorite of the group. And I believe it used New Zealand hops.
     
  29. Handle

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    I received a Voodoo PILZILLA in a trade a couple years back and thought it was phenomenal.
     
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    I like 'em.
    Bruery's Humulus Lager and Jacks Abbey Hoponious Union are both great. I'd love to see more brews like this, preferably in a 6 pack.
     
  31. SenorHops

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    Jack's Abbey are the kings of hoppy lagers. I never liked lagers until now. Delicious!
     
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    Some people won't be satisfied until every beer is an IPA.
     
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    Jack's Abby.
     
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  34. otispdriftwood

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    Then you should buy more non-IPAs so the brewers know that people like them as much.
     
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    Jack's Abby Hopinous Union and Victory Prima Pils come to mind.
     
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  36. LE_FEESH

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    Olde Hickory's Southern Cross is a New Zealand hopped pilsner. I really wish it were brewed more often as I think it is one of the finest beers they have ever put out.
     
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    I guess now is as good as any time for my semi-annual plea to SN to bring back Glissade. I'm sorely missing that one. Sierranevadabill, give me some good news!
     
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    I will again mention what every other person has mentioned jacks abbey, but i will also mention R.I.P.L effect which is their Rye India Pale Lager. i would encourage you to do a trade with someone $30 locals 4 locals and only ask for jacks abbey. you will be amazed.
    Kiwi Rising
    Hoponius Union
    RIPL Effect
    Lashes
    mom and pops (wet hop)
    these are the hoppy ones but i would suggest trying others, saxonator, smoke and dagger, jabby brau, the list goes on. and i have not had a bad beer from them yet. excellent QC as far as their consistency goes
     
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  39. devlishdamsel

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    I hope that day never comes.
     
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    You really want every beer to be IPA? Not even a tiny bit of room for AK?
     
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