The Best Beer From Your State or Country?

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

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  1. jrbchef

    jrbchef Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2011 Connecticut

    New England Brewing: Gandhi Bot
  2. xnicknj

    xnicknj Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    came to post this. there's some other really tasty stuff happening in NJ right now, but this is my current benchmark.
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  3. jpfromb

    jpfromb Initiate (142) Apr 9, 2010 Oregon
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    Logsdon's Peche 'n Brett
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  4. mecmd

    mecmd Savant (906) Jan 7, 2012 Georgia
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    Terrapin Wake-n-Bake for stouts
    Sweetwater IPA for IPAs
  5. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Brewery Ommegang Barrel aged Adoration
  6. valdieu2

    valdieu2 Aspirant (290) Feb 23, 2012 Maine

    Lunch is a wonderful IPA but the best beer from Maine is Allagash Curieux.
  7. TheSaboteur

    TheSaboteur Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2010 Nebraska

    Nebraska Brewing Company: Black Betty RIS
  8. jmw

    jmw Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2009 North Carolina

    I see this thread has turned into yet another state-a-state muscle flexing exercise. I chose to read the question a little bit differently, especially since WV has no dog in that fight.

    In a heartbeat I'd put North Coast Old Stock on a rocket with some Elvis albums, attempting to put our best foot forward.
  9. lokieman

    lokieman Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2011 Oklahoma

    Texas: Live Oak Hefe hands down
  10. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Indiana
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    I'm from Indiana. Where do I start!!


    Oh, and Michigan is 20 miles away, Illinois is 25 miles away!
    Tough living in the Beer Belt!! :slight_smile:
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  11. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Its close but I would go with Capital Maibock over CW Muddpuppy porter because I believe that for the style that Capital Maibock is top 5 even though I personally think Muddpuppy porter is a better beer.
  12. MSandahl23

    MSandahl23 Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2012 Indiana

    Indiana - Black Acre's Hop Pun DIPA
  13. JNauser

    JNauser Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2012 Missouri
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    Missouri: Love Child #2
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  14. RattleheadKV2

    RattleheadKV2 Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2011 New Mexico

    From New Mexico I'd have to go with La Cumbre's Elevated IPA.
  15. MexicanSkittel

    MexicanSkittel Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2010 California

    I'll get in on this...
    Russian river-blind pig, and Pliny the Elder
    Firestone walker- parabola damn near perfect
    The bruery- tart of darkness
    Fifty fifty- eclipse
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  16. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Aspirant (257) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    Ahhh, to be a craft beer lover from Massachusetts. It is a point of pride, for some of us. I would say that everything from Jack's Abby, Pretty Things, and Berkshire is can't-miss. I highly enjoy Harpoon, Ipswich, Sam Adams, Wachusett, Mayflower, Mystic, and the smaller local brewing companies as well. MA = FTW
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    THANAT0PSIS Crusader (728) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
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    I am probably going to get bashed so hard by fellow Wisconsinites, but I'd put up either Ale Asylum Bedlam or Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout.

    Yeah, New Glarus makes excellent beer in basically every category, but I view them as more of a classic, style-constrained brewery and a jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none brewery, rather than one that excels at any one style or pushes the envelope in any way that catches my attention. It is possible that I take them for granted, considering they were my gateway to craft beer.

    My guess is that most Wisconsinites will put up NG Raspberry Tart, Wisconsin Belgian Red, Serendipity, or Enigma (or the hipster choice: R&D Sour Brown).

    To quote the Human Torch, "Flame on."
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  18. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Texas here: howdy howdy howdy.

    Jester King Craft Brewery - Boxer's Revenge.

    It's a wild ale blended after aging in both wine and whiskey barrels. Can there be a better THING?
  19. MarioM

    MarioM Zealot (514) Sep 13, 2009 California

    California: Russian River Pliny The Elder/Younger, of course. Although, anyone who comes to Nor-Cal should visit Russian River Brewery, their Belgians and sours are a must have. Damn I miss that place...
  20. goodbeerallday

    goodbeerallday Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2011 Australia

    I'm from Australia so for that I would say: Feral - Hop Hog (year round simple IPA but showcases galaxy hops like no other)
    I'm living in Canada and would have to say Driftwood - Satari Harvest
  21. njhopspop

    njhopspop Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

    I agree. Carton has some great stuff too. I can't wait for them and Kane to start bottling more.
  22. marquis

    marquis Crusader (759) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Purely a matter of opinion.I have some beers I really love but which probably wouldn't impress a lot of BAs. And best beer for what? Refreshment on a hot day or sipping in front of a log fire in the winter?
    I sometimes couldn't say which is the best beer in a pub!
    There's vast numbers of good beers around.A lot of great beer.What's best of all is the fact that it's readily available. :slight_smile:
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  23. NickyDee21

    NickyDee21 Devotee (467) Dec 23, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I'm having a tough time picking one, but I'm gonna go ahead and say Victory Hopdevil
  24. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    *name one beer you would choose to represent your state*

    *well there's

    :confused: I'm guessing you guys/gals purposely colored outside the lines as kids?
  25. Mediczod

    Mediczod Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2012 New York

    For New York, I'm going to say Ommegang Art of Darkness
  26. rdegroat

    rdegroat Initiate (119) Sep 19, 2009 New York

  27. eric5bellies

    eric5bellies Meyvn (1,394) Jun 9, 2006 Australia


    My State - Western Australia
    Feral - Water Melon Warhead (Berliner Weisse)

    My Country
    Thorogoods - Billy B's Dark Apple Beer (Flanders Old Bruin Syle on Steroids !)
  28. rdegroat

    rdegroat Initiate (119) Sep 19, 2009 New York

    From New York....I'll have another Flower Power. When I'm finished , off to Ommegang for a Hennepin!
  29. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    Recently had my first Toppling Goliath brew on tap here is La Crosse, WI at a returant called Buzzard Billy's and was blown away! Man they know how to work the hops, I had their Golden Nugget, three times. When they start bottling I hope they make it up my way as they will never be out of my fridge.
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  30. TNGabe

    TNGabe Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2012 Tennessee

    I was wondering if someone from TN would chime in. I was thinking a bottle full of tears would be approproate, given the sucking crafthole that is TN.
  31. BigCheese

    BigCheese Defender (689) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    Yea great call on Allagash, totally forgot about that guy, one of my all time favorites. Based on availability (or lack there of) of lunch, Allagash White would be a better pick for Maine.
  32. jroberge1981

    jroberge1981 Initiate (167) Apr 4, 2009 North Carolina
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    North Carolina - I'm waffling between Olde Hickory Event Horizon, and Highland Cold Mountain.

    At gunpoint: Event Horizon
  33. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Crusader (755) Nov 11, 2011 Ohio
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    Look for it in bottles beginning mid-January!!!!
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  34. joeebbs

    joeebbs Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2009 Pennsylvania

    PA: Mad Elf
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  35. xanok

    xanok Disciple (369) Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut
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    This is one of my biggest spelling pet peeves.

    The beer is "Gandhi-Bot" not "Ghandi-Bot."

    Lemme add that as a CT resident, I would send NEBC Premeditated Murder or NEBC Wet Willy.
  36. erikl48

    erikl48 Initiate (176) Jun 29, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Victory Headwaters from PA....

    Making a trip to Downingtown today to visit the brewery, and will assuredly be having one.

    I am also going to stop by media for an iron hill trip and in Ardmore for tired hands. I can't wait for tired hands today!
  37. Thehuntmaster

    Thehuntmaster Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 South Africa

    The best beer I have had from a South African brewery would be Ocean Potion from Triggerfish Brewery - an APA that tastes almost like Zombie Dust.
  38. alexipa

    alexipa Devotee (439) Oct 7, 2011 Colorado
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    I really like the other two posts from CO, but I'd say:

    CO - Avery The Reverend
  39. merc7186

    merc7186 Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2010 New York

    I am saddened by the choices made by my fellow NY state BAs....not a single mention of:

    Ithaca Le Bleu
    Ithaca Brute (RIP):flushed:
    Peekskill Shotgun Willy
  40. BrettMcCal23

    BrettMcCal23 Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2010 Minnesota

    Minnesota has to be Surly Furious...if not Surly Abrasive ha
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