The Best Beer From Your State or Country?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Hanzo, Dec 27, 2012.

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  1. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Crusader (759) Nov 11, 2011 Ohio
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    OH: Head Hunter
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  2. Jleo897

    Jleo897 Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2012 Connecticut

    CT New England Stout Trooper
  3. gcamparone

    gcamparone Poo-Bah (1,531) Dec 6, 2011 Rhode Island
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    Grey sail flying jenny extra pale. Comparable to zd in my opinion and 8.49/6
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  4. TechTriumph

    TechTriumph Zealot (500) Oct 26, 2011 Virginia

    Virginia: Hardywood Gingerbread Stout

    This is probably a homer pick for me, but it would be my choice at this very moment.
    Honorable mention: Williamsburg AleWerks Cafe Royale and Bitter Valentine, and Mad Fox Orange Whip
  5. njhopspop

    njhopspop Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

    Kane Head High IPA from NJ. absolutely no contest. blows anything else from Jersey out of the water IMO.
  6. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,193) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    With all due respect, Flying Fish Exit 11
  7. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Aspirant (286) Feb 28, 2012 Mississippi
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    Lazy Magnoila's Timber Beast RyePA, but it can be hit or miss.
  8. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (2,698) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    I'd usually say TBK White Rajah.. but I'm definitely going with Columbus Bodhi DIPA..
  9. josephwa

    josephwa Devotee (479) Jun 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    MN - Surly Darkness
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  10. chimaychick

    chimaychick Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2011 New Jersey
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    I second this! Definitely a great NJ IPA! One of my faves!
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  11. Mealhouse

    Mealhouse Aspirant (296) Feb 19, 2012 Minnesota
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    For MN I'd go Surly Abrasive
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  12. chimaychick

    chimaychick Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2011 New Jersey
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    Another good one! Can't wait for them to bottle it!
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  13. thegoon55

    thegoon55 Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2012 Massachusetts
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    From South Carolina- COAST boy king
  14. 01Ryan10

    01Ryan10 Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2011 California

    Nobody from California checked in yet? Probably way to hard to name just one.

    Of the following list:

    RR - Pliny the Younger
    RR - PtE
    AleSmith - SpeedWay Stout
    Alpine - Exponential Hoppiness
    Alpine - Nelson
    Kern River - Citra
    Bruery - Black Tuesday

    I'll go with AleSmith's SpeedWay Stout. Just so well balanced.
  15. DanE

    DanE Disciple (328) Feb 24, 2012 Connecticut

    Kane Head High is a tasty NJ beverage
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  16. Droogins

    Droogins Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2012 Massachusetts

    MA: Hoponius.
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  17. Lare453

    Lare453 Meyvn (1,338) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    Hillsborough county, tampa, fl.

    Cigar city brewing

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  18. puboflyons

    puboflyons Poo-Bah (4,403) Jul 26, 2008 New Hampshire

    It is difficult to figure out the best beer in my country (the USA) bercausde there are so many thousands to choose from. But here in New Hampshire I favor most of the beers that are coming out of the White Birch Brewery. Smuttynose brews are better known on a national scale but eventually White Birch will get its name out there.
  19. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,740) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Minneapolis,MN,has a bunch i will list a few
    3 hour tour
    Czar Jack
    Twisted Jim
    Size 7 IPA
  20. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Poo-Bah (2,758) Oct 15, 2011 Maryland
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    What about Evolution Lot 3 IPA for MD? There aren't many great beers from this state, but I'd put this up against any readily available IPA on the market.
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  21. michaeljstraub

    michaeljstraub Aspirant (294) Oct 6, 2012 Georgia
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    I'll need more people from the Atlanta area to weigh in on this:

    Terrapin - Wake-n-Bake
    Wild Heaven - Eschaton (just barely escapes the OPs rule since you can grab growlers every now and then)
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  22. paulytasker

    paulytasker Disciple (338) May 16, 2012 New York
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    From N.Y.
    1) Ommegang (Abbey Ale), Ommegang Brewery
    2) Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
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  23. swetsastonic

    swetsastonic Initiate (196) Mar 22, 2012 New Jersey

    state - nj - kane head high
    country - usa - king henry

  24. Wolfpack2005

    Wolfpack2005 Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2010 North Carolina

    There are a bunch of good brews from NC, but if I had to pick one I would go with:

    -Olde Hickory Lindley Park
    -Fullsteam Working Man's Lunch (honorable mention)
  25. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (567) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    MN - Indeed Old Friend is a killer holiday ale!
  26. philhite

    philhite Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2011 Ohio


    Great Lakes Brewing Company- Edmund Fitzgerald Porter...the Ric Flair of Ohio beers!
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  27. CanMan79

    CanMan79 Initiate (61) Jan 16, 2012 Ohio
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    Tough call when going across different types/styles, so I will backup the posts from my Ohio brethren and say:

    GLBC BA Blackout Stout
    FatHead's Headhunter IPA
    TBK White Rajah IPA
  28. Devi0us

    Devi0us Initiate (0) May 3, 2011 California

    So many awesome brews from Cali...I'd have to submit PtY with Kern River Citra a close 2nd...

    Honorable mention:

    Exponential Hoppiness
    BA Speedway

  29. mikeburd1128

    mikeburd1128 Zealot (514) Oct 28, 2011 New Jersey

    I really didn't think there would be much of a contest in NJ. It's Head High by far. Their double dry hopped galaxy head high is even better, but as far as I know it was only brewed once.
  30. Avangion

    Avangion Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2012 New York

    I feel comfortable seconding this. I feel CL deserves a spot and Black Ops is killer, but these are both solid choices.
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  31. stealth

    stealth Zealot (508) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
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    Surly Pentagram...when it's released :grinning:
  32. VegasBeerMan

    VegasBeerMan Initiate (11) Jul 28, 2007 Nevada

    Nevada- the 2012 Bourbon Barrel RIS brewed by Alex Graham for Joseph James Brewing.

    (BeerandRaiderFan: BM me if you would like a bottle. I'm up there about once a month, and have had many good drafts from Great Basin. I'm a fan...but you need to give this 2012 batch a taste.)
  33. Chelsea1905

    Chelsea1905 Devotee (452) Sep 3, 2008 Washington
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    Washington State: Fremont Kentucky Dark Star or Bourbon Abominable
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  34. dhannes

    dhannes Zealot (505) Feb 14, 2010 Wisconsin

    I don't think my scores reflect this, but I'd pick Lakefront Brewing's Riverwest Stein beer for Wisconsin.
  35. HeyJim

    HeyJim Initiate (169) Sep 22, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I think pretty much everyone in PA has said it, but I'll echo : Troeg's Nugget Nectar.
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  36. bluejacket74

    bluejacket74 Poo-Bah (4,390) Jul 4, 2005 Ohio
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    Another Ohio post, but I'll say:

    Columbus IPA
    FatHead's Headhunter IPA
    TBK White Rajah IPA
    Rockmill Tripel
  37. Fresh

    Fresh Initiate (171) Dec 27, 2012 California
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    CA: RR Pliny the Elder or Younger, Alesmith BA Speedway Stout, Stone Enjoy By
  38. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,482) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    Something from Old World, Grand Canyon Brewing, Electric Dave's, or SanTan. :wink:
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  39. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (738) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    IL: BCBS Cherry. To me, it issimply amazing! :grinning:
  40. Schwantz

    Schwantz Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2012 Florida

    What no Unicorn tears?? Oh alright.. No Leon or Hunaphu + versions. Marshal Zhukov.

    Ps. No DONG
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