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The Best Beer From Your State or Country?

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

  1. RichD

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    I'd have to agree. Even though I have yet to try Sofie, I do enjoy Matilda very much and they seem to have some very solid Belgian offerings
     
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  2. Stinger80OH

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    OH: Head Hunter
     
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  3. Jleo897

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    CT New England Stout Trooper
     
  4. gcamparone

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    Grey sail flying jenny extra pale. Comparable to zd in my opinion and 8.49/6
     
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    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
     
  6. njhopspop

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    Kane Head High IPA from NJ. absolutely no contest. blows anything else from Jersey out of the water IMO.
     
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    With all due respect, Flying Fish Exit 11
     
  8. Hotmetal1

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    Lazy Magnoila's Timber Beast RyePA, but it can be hit or miss.
     
  9. BB1313

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

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    MN - Surly Darkness
     
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  11. chimaychick

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    I second this! Definitely a great NJ IPA! One of my faves!
     
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  12. Mealhouse

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    For MN I'd go Surly Abrasive
     
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  13. chimaychick

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    Another good one! Can't wait for them to bottle it!
     
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  14. thegoon55

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    From South Carolina- COAST boy king
     
  15. 01Ryan10

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    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.
     
  16. DanE

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    Kane Head High is a tasty NJ beverage
     
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    MA: Hoponius.
     
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  18. Lare453

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    Hillsborough county, tampa, fl.

    Cigar city brewing

    Hunaphu
     
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  19. puboflyons

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    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.
     
  20. gatornation

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    Minneapolis,MN,has a bunch i will list a few
    3 hour tour
    Czar Jack
    Twisted Jim
    Size 7 IPA
    Abrasive
    Wet
     
  21. ThisWangsChung

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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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  22. michaeljstraub

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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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  23. paulytasker

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    From N.Y.
    1) Ommegang (Abbey Ale), Ommegang Brewery
    2) Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
     
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  24. swetsastonic

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

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  25. Wolfpack2005

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    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)
     
  26. lonewolfcry

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    MN - Indeed Old Friend is a killer holiday ale!
     
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    Great Lakes Brewing Company- Edmund Fitzgerald Porter...the Ric Flair of Ohio beers!
     
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  28. CanMan79

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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
     
  29. Devi0us

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

    Honorable mention:

    Exponential Hoppiness
    Parabola
    CFH
    BA Speedway
    Sucaba

    Cheers!
     
  30. mikeburd1128

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    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.
     
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    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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  32. stealth

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    Surly Pentagram...when it's released :D
     
  33. VegasBeerMan

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    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.)
     
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    Washington State: Fremont Kentucky Dark Star or Bourbon Abominable
     
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    I don't think my scores reflect this, but I'd pick Lakefront Brewing's Riverwest Stein beer for Wisconsin.
     
  36. HeyJim

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    I think pretty much everyone in PA has said it, but I'll echo : Troeg's Nugget Nectar.
     
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    Another Ohio post, but I'll say:

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

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    CA: RR Pliny the Elder or Younger, Alesmith BA Speedway Stout, Stone Enjoy By
     
  39. yemenmocha

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    Something from Old World, Grand Canyon Brewing, Electric Dave's, or SanTan. ;)
     
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    IL: BCBS Cherry. To me, it issimply amazing! :D
     
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