Most beers you've rated by a brewery NOT distributed in your area

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  1. Franziskaner

    Franziskaner Poo-Bah (4,341) May 27, 2005 Missouri

    How many beers have you rated by a brewery NOT distributed in your area and which brewery is it? I'm up to 20 beers from Dogfish Head with another 4 in my fridge. I've tried more than that, but I'm going back through and rating them is helping me sort out my favorites. I'd like to rate many more by AleSmith (11), but I think I've hit nearly all of their year rounds so I'm left with seasonal selections and obscurities.
  2. StoutSnob40

    StoutSnob40 Poo-Bah (2,601) Jan 4, 2013 California
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    Probably 24 from 3 Floyds.
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  3. corby112

    corby112 Poo-Bah (3,910) Nov 19, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Same here. Around 20 so far from FFF but I have a pretty large backlog that I haven't entered yet. I haven't traded (expect for a few in person)in the last few years and almost every brewery eventually sends stuff to Philly. We used to get FFF as well but they stopped sending their beers years ago in order to meet demand in their local market.
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  4. tdmccarthy

    tdmccarthy Initiate (0) May 6, 2010 Illinois

    22 from Three Floyds.
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  5. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (4,357) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    90% of my reviews are of beers not in my distributed area so that may be hard to figure out! :grimacing:
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  6. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,384) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey

    Although Narragansett is in my area, I can not get everything and I have to go to a specific store 20 plus miles away to get anything from them. I'm up to 7 from them which is the most by one brewery for me. I wish I could find all their beers but can not.
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  7. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (3,046) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    11 - Jack's Abby
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  8. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poo-Bah (3,897) May 19, 2005 Colorado
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    Good question....let's see
    Probably Free State in Lawrence, KS since I used to live there and go back every time I'm in town.
    Cascade is second, but is now available here
    and unfortunately UB Group in India cuz I lived there. Ugh
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  9. Relik

    Relik Initiate (117) Apr 20, 2011 Canada

    since ive been keeping track:
    Left Hand (4)
    Jack's Abby (3)
    Brasserie Dunham (6)
    but pretty much any US beer i get my hands on.
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  10. tone77

    tone77 Poo-Bah (6,396) May 20, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Looks like it's a tie between Sweetwater and Lazy Magnolia, with 8 each.
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  11. Franziskaner

    Franziskaner Poo-Bah (4,341) May 27, 2005 Missouri

    That's hardcore! Time to move? :wink:
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  12. Satchboogie

    Satchboogie Savant (958) Oct 16, 2010 New Hampshire

    Hill Farmstead - 59 (I really really really like VT beer, ok!)
    De Struise - 27
    Lawson's - 16
    Trillium - 14
    Drie Fonteinen - 14
    Cantillon - 13
    Russian River - 11
    #12 Satchboogie, May 21, 2015
    Last edited: May 21, 2015
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  13. Tylertut

    Tylertut Initiate (0) Oct 20, 2014 Ohio

    Probably only 4 total

    2 from Shorts
    1 from Paw Paw Brewing Co
    1 from Columbus Brewing Co

    There are so many great beers available right here where I leave that I rarely find the need to go out of my distro for beer unless it's over 12% ABV cap we have here in Ohio.

    I will pick up some if I'm in an area far enough from home that I can't normally get. I don't travel much so it's only been a couple times.
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  14. halo3one

    halo3one Crusader (788) Jun 6, 2014 Georgia

    Cigar City - 47
    Hill Farmstead - 30 (28 were overrated)
    Several at 15-20
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  15. Modernrickk

    Modernrickk Zealot (597) Oct 3, 2013 California

    6 beers from Hill Farmstead I had at beachwood last year..

    The hype is real.. All of them rocked especially Abner.

    Having said that I think Noble makes IPAs that are just as good if not better

    Edit: I was gonna say Bells but they distribute out here in LA now
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  16. DoubleJ

    DoubleJ Poo-Bah (5,765) Oct 13, 2007 Wisconsin

    I suspect that would be Eisenbahn. 19 beers rated, but not sold in Orange County. I have made a number of trips to Brazil over the years, and that's where I taste all those Eisenbahn's.
  17. PicoPapa

    PicoPapa Poo-Bah (2,784) Mar 6, 2009 Connecticut

    Firestone Walker = 14
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  18. cyrushire

    cyrushire Defender (691) May 25, 2012 Florida

    3 Floyds at 14 and then Hill Farmstead at 11.
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  19. Droopy487

    Droopy487 Aspirant (231) Dec 3, 2013 Tennessee

    Not all on here officially, but elsewhere.

    26 - Three Floyds
    24 - Dogfish Head
    18 - Evil Twin
    17 - Wicked Weed
    10 - Pipeworks

    A lot at 8 and 9.

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  20. souvenirs

    souvenirs Crusader (722) Apr 18, 2013 Canada

    You folks are a lot more committed than I am. I'm probably at four or five from visits to breweries while traveling.
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  21. muddyh2oblues

    muddyh2oblues Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2010 Illinois

    New Glarus - 8
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  22. ovaltine

    ovaltine Poo-Bah (3,151) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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    29 from 3F's
    23 from New Glarus
    21 from Stone
    12 from DFH
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  23. chrisjws

    chrisjws Champion (873) Dec 3, 2014 California

    7 from Toppling Goliath, 4 from Surly

    Not a ton overall.
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  24. NickThePyro

    NickThePyro Savant (978) Dec 24, 2012 Washington

    18 New Glarus. Always drink it up while visiting Wisconsin.
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  25. floridadrift

    floridadrift Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2014 Florida

    Firestone Walker
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  26. Franziskaner

    Franziskaner Poo-Bah (4,341) May 27, 2005 Missouri

    Stone doesn't distribute to your area? It wasn't until I saw your post and checked Seekabrew that I realized they weren't nationwide. Learned something new. That's tough to think of being deprived of!
  27. Franziskaner

    Franziskaner Poo-Bah (4,341) May 27, 2005 Missouri

    That's commitment (and perhaps stubbornness) to get beers from those breweries!
  28. Ruds

    Ruds Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2008 England

    Cigar City - 70ish
    Hill Farmstead - 43
    Cascade - 40
    Coronado - 35

    There's others where just the core beers tend to show up like Ballast Point, Westbrook, Stone, Alesmith, Port/Lost Abbey so need to travel and trade to hit the 40/50 ratings I've got for these guys
  29. Goodspeed83

    Goodspeed83 Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2014 Minnesota

    6 from Toppling Goliath
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  30. Lucular

    Lucular Poo-Bah (3,193) Jun 20, 2014 Maryland
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    19 from New Glarus and that number will be at least 25 by the end of the year. It's great having a brother in Wisconsin!
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  31. halo3one

    halo3one Crusader (788) Jun 6, 2014 Georgia

    FFF not 3F...29 from 3F means you've tried some serious whalez....
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  32. Andrew041180

    Andrew041180 Defender (651) Mar 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    8 from Bells.

    Technically Hill Farmstead is now distributed to my area, although I'm not sure when I'll be able to get out to Worcester for lunch.
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  33. Lochnessmonster

    Lochnessmonster Defender (617) Dec 4, 2013 Florida

    19 from Russian River. Their brewery sampler is no joke!
  34. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,360) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    The technical winner for me is 3 Floyds (9). I've rated more beers per brewery by Cigar City, Clown Shoes, Saint Arnold and Sixpoint, all of which have never distributed to NC, but when I rated most of those, I was living in the respective area(s) where those beers were distributed. Mikkeller used to be distibuted to NC but no longer and it's the same case with those beers.
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  35. Eziel

    Eziel Savant (982) Jan 31, 2013 Ohio

    67 from Short's. Don't get that in Ohio but my wife's parents live very close so we've stopped in there a couple times a year for the last few years. They always have a ton of stuff on tap!
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  36. Franziskaner

    Franziskaner Poo-Bah (4,341) May 27, 2005 Missouri

    Ok, not being available in your country takes that to a whole new level. Then when you add the sheer number of different beers from those breweries I think that is mind blowing!
  37. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (6,012) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Most likely from Wicked Weed when i was in Asheville i lived at this place
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  38. Ruds

    Ruds Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2008 England

    I have travelled the US fairly extensively which has gotten me most of those rates.

    3 visits to PDX accounts for most of the Cascade, 2 visits to SD for most of the Coronado, ditto Alesmith/Ballast Point/Port-Lost Abbey. I was in SD for beer week last year, lots of one off Barrel age offerings on the go at Ballast Point, plus the Speedway Grand Prix at Alesmith.

    Hill Farmstead is the one I have another to thank for. One of my tasting group and good beer buddies based in London is from MA. When he gets over to visit his folks (few times a year) he nearly always does a road trip to VT. I think he's responsible for about 39 of those 43 HF beers I've rated!
  39. ZachDow7

    ZachDow7 Initiate (0) Aug 12, 2014 Michigan

    FFF's STUPID amount of reviews
  40. Eastside151

    Eastside151 Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2012 Ohio

    18 from Cigar City with 3 soon to be in transit.
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