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The Best Beer From Your State or Country?

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

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  1. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,482) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Event Horizion - crazy good at any price, but $13? Remarkable.
    Foothills Jade IPA
    Olde Hickory Death by Hops.
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  2. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (622) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    From Missouri:

    Perennial Abraxas
    Schlafly: TIPA or AIPA
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  3. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Crusader (771) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    Those are all top notch beers but Flying Fish Exit 16 is the Garden State's best beer.
  4. bushycook

    bushycook Aspirant (235) Jan 31, 2011 Virginia
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    After tasting this year's Cafe Royale, I'd go with it. Alewerks Cafe Royale from VA!
  5. bushycook

    bushycook Aspirant (235) Jan 31, 2011 Virginia
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    And my homebrewed Citra IPA.
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  6. Goosey

    Goosey Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2012 Missouri

    Missouri: Bud Light Platinum #1
    followed by Perennial Abraxas with honorable mention to Vermillion
    followed by Schlafly TIPA and pumpkin and maybe the single malt scotch? I was really drunk when I had it
    followed by one of 2nd shift's saison's
  7. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Southampton IRS
    Adirondack Jack Daniels BA Fat Scotsman
    Ithaca Brute
    Brooklyn BCS
    Southern Tier Choklat/Mokah/Creme Brulee
    He'Brew Lenny's RIPA
    Captain Lawrence Cuvee De Castleton/Nor' Easter
    Cortland Beer Co. BBA Flight Level 410 Barleywine
  8. Pecan

    Pecan Devotee (421) Dec 20, 2012 Arizona
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    Hometown home IN: 3F Robert the Bruce (for the common selection), 3F Darklord (for the rare selection)

    Just moved away from home AZ: Papago Elsie's Irish Coffee Milk Stout, Sonoron White Chocolate Ale

    Brand spanking new home CA: Ballast Point Victory at Sea
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  9. paulytasker

    paulytasker Disciple (329) May 16, 2012 New York
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    Agreed. I toyed with listing Black Ops as well. Great Brew, just been a while since i've experienced it. Good friend of mine has been cellaring some and we're planning on having them this Spring.... can't wait.
  10. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    MN: Surly Abrasive.
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  11. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    uhm yeah im not even from PA but i visit several times a year and Weyerbacher is there...so like, what planet are you guys on?
  12. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    Man you are relentlessly mean! : ) Afraid to admit the truth that almost everything from Sonoran and Lumberyard wallops your true loves?
  13. hudsonvalleyslim

    hudsonvalleyslim Devotee (475) May 29, 2003 Massachusetts

    Nice choices - mine would be:

    MA: Ipswich IPA
    VT: Hill Farmstead Edward Pale Ale
    NH: Smuttynose IPA
    RI: ('Gansett does brew good beer nowadays)
  14. fuzzylogic

    fuzzylogic Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Well, different strokes I guess (do you like Saisons?). I certainly have not been impressed by anything from Full Pint. Also, Victory is my favorite brewery but Hop Devil is pretty mediocre as far as IPAs go. Victory's best offerings are their German styles and Belgians, so I could have easily went with their Lager, Braumeister Pils or Mad King's Weiss. I recently had the chance to try Helios on tap at a Victory beer dinner and it was the unanimous favorite among the beers we sampled.
  15. dmeadows

    dmeadows Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2002 New York

    Lake Placid Pub and Brewery's KB's Wee Heavy.
  16. Seanniek91

    Seanniek91 Defender (646) Jul 1, 2012 Rhode Island
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    NH- Smutty IPA, Smutty Scotch Ale
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  17. Neffbeer

    Neffbeer Zealot (507) Jun 9, 2009 Pennsylvania

    It's a tough call, but Selin's Grove IPA is one of my favorite beers in PA.
  18. deuce9259

    deuce9259 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2011 Ohio
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    Well I've seen a few from Ohio...but no Hoppin Frog love. B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher.
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  19. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,459) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    Arizona - Four Peaks Hop Knot on Cask - that's my serious vote.
  20. gkatsoris

    gkatsoris Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2007

    PA: Voodoo Cowbell

    (please bottle this stuff lol :wink:)
  21. Avangion

    Avangion Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2012 New York

    Not Oak Creek?
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  22. Avangion

    Avangion Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2012 New York

    Lol can I come?

    I bought a few in Whole Foods not too long ago. Black Ops that is. But BCS is frickin delicious. And I am not a fan of BB.
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  23. mateuszekxxpl

    mateuszekxxpl Initiate (172) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois
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    Illinois: BCBS
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  24. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2011 Vermont

    Iowa: Toppling Goliath Golden Nugget
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  25. 4Socialanxiety

    4Socialanxiety Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2012 Tennessee

    Tennessee- Adam Bomb IPA from Blackstone. Not a lot to choose from that is brewed in TN but, Adam Bomb is a pretty darn good IPA.
  26. rubicat

    rubicat Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2012 Ohio


    Head Hunter

    with White Rajah being a close second and Columbus IPA a close third
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  27. tonyseleski

    tonyseleski Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2011 Michigan


    Founders Breakfast Stout I believe to be the clear winner. They also make a ton of the stuff, so no trouble finding it.
  28. Dirty25

    Dirty25 Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 Germany

    I agree my dad lives 2 mins from full pint, chinookie is awful, Rye rebellion is estery as shit, tri pa is bla, their night of the living stout is way to roasty, their hobnober and pilsner are ok, and their all in amber is whatever. I hope they succeed but they need some recipe refinement, from talking to the guys at the brewery they are still evolving them though so maybe one day. My PA choice (my residency is PA) It would be troegs perpetual IPA, that beer is good. All their other offerings are good as well though.

    From AR I would choose DB porter, we are kinda limited here. Diamond bear makes a decent porter that I think is as good as founders, their rocktoberfest is a good example of the style, the southern blond is a decent pilsner, the pale ale has won a couple medals in the GABF, their IPA is a...IPA, and that's pretty much all I have to say about them. We have no other real breweries in this state. Two or three brew pubs and a brewery that is some dudes hobby and he has no idea how to brew (refined ale).
  29. Hawkharvs

    Hawkharvs Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2012 Iowa

    IA -Toppling Goliath, PseudoSue.
  30. mtalley999

    mtalley999 Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2011 Maryland

    From MD, so I have a few favorites.

    Flying Dog Raging Bitch and BA Gonzo Imperial Porter
    Heavy Seas Great'r Pumpkino
  31. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    North Carolina. Duck Rabbit Baltic porter.
  32. fuzzylogic

    fuzzylogic Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Good call. Perpetual IPA is up there for me too.
  33. spoony

    spoony Poo-Bah (1,929) Aug 1, 2012 Colorado
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    I think only saw one fellow Centennial Stater, and I don't disagree with his choices. I'll add Deceit by Funkwerks and pretty much any of the Great Divide Yeti family or...perhaps Ten Fidy.

    Bros like imperial stouts.
  34. JOrtt

    JOrtt Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2012 North Carolina
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    I prefer La Cumbre Elevated IPA or Marble Red Ale.
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  35. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    NH - Having never had Kate the Great - the first batch of Nepenthe's "Lotus Eater" was out of this world good.
  36. luckylefty

    luckylefty Initiate (0) Aug 27, 2011 Ohio
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    1. Bodhi
    2. BABORIS
    3. Headhunter
    3. Fresh White Rajah
    5. Anastasia
    6. Siberian Night
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  37. ja1022

    ja1022 Initiate (163) Sep 27, 2009 Indiana

    Zombie Dust and Dreadnaught will get most of the Indiana love but I'll say Behemoth from Floyd's.

    I've also recently really enjoyed Triton Rail Splitter and Flat 12's Half Cycle, both nice IPAs out of Indy.
  38. jjchristiano

    jjchristiano Aspirant (259) Sep 24, 2009 New Jersey

    Taste your way trough the Heavy Seas and Flying Dog offerings. Both are MD breweries that put out great stuff.
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  39. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Poo-Bah (2,704) Oct 15, 2011 Maryland
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    To me, those two breweries make a lot of 'good' stuff, stuff that's reliable and easy to find (Wildeman, Raging Bitch, Gonzo, Loose Cannon), but nothing that quite wows me.
  40. visualmartyr

    visualmartyr Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2012 Indiana
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    my personal fav indiana beer is
    Dreadnaught IPA

    so i vote ^^^^
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