The Best Beer From Your State or Country?

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

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  1. Mojo

    Mojo Champion (845) Jul 21, 2012 Alabama

    Alabama = Good People Snake Handler IIPA
  2. SpecialN32

    SpecialN32 Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2011 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    From VA:
    Hardywood Barrel Gingerbread Stout-classic deliciousness
    O'Connor El Guapo IPA-only available on draft right now but worth finding
    Star Hill Bourbon Barrel Cryptical- only seen at brewery in bottles but fantastic
  3. imthaschmidt

    imthaschmidt Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2012

    Surly Furious in MN
  4. richj1970

    richj1970 Poo-Bah (2,083) Oct 26, 2012 Alabama
    Premium Member Beer Trader

    From Alabama, I would have to go with either Good People Snakehandler or Avondale Saison.
  5. ncaudle

    ncaudle Defender (602) May 28, 2010 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    VA is kind of tough, can't pick just 1 (not even just 1 per style):
    stout - Alewerks Cafe Royale and Wolf Hills Chocolate Milk
    ipa - Alewerks Bitter Valentine, Mad Fox Orange Whip and (brand new) COTU PocaHOPtus
    other - Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin and Blue Mtn Mandolin

    super excited to see what the upcoming Strangeways (old Farmers Cabinet brewers) will be doing in '13
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  6. delawarebrew

    delawarebrew Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2011 Delaware

    Evolution's Rise Up Stout, hands down the best beer ever brewed in Delaware, even though they recently moved the brewery to Maryland. If that disqualifies Evolution as a Delaware brewery, then Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA would be next on my list as best brew in the state.
  7. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,562) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    WI: Tyranena Whose Your Daddy. Only because it is more rare. :grinning:
  8. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (2,668) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    That's what I heard.. can't wait!
  9. Cjames88

    Cjames88 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2011 Pennsylvania

    PA: Fathead's Head Hunter IPA and Troegs Nugget Nectar.
  10. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Zealot (524) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Philly Pale Ale > Nugget Nectar, any God damned day of the week. Nugget Nectar isn't even good. It's average and overrated at best. Better when aged, because it's over malted as shit. Troegs blows, anyway. Stop lying to yourselves.
  11. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Tell us how you really feel.
  12. BColton1

    BColton1 Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2005 Rhode Island

    Rhode Island: Grey Sail Flying Jenny Pale Ale
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  13. rozzom

    rozzom Defender (679) Jan 22, 2011 New York
    Beer Trader

    Where I'm from:

    Scotland - Jarl (Fyne Ales) on cask
    U.K. - Jaipur (Thornbridge) on cask

    Where I live:

    New York - Flower Power (Ithaca)
    U.S.A. - Abner (Hill Farmstead)
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  14. sukwonee

    sukwonee Crusader (740) Dec 13, 2011 Washington
    Beer Trader

    WA = Bourbon Abominable from Fremont, hands down.
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  15. dclsu

    dclsu Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2012

    from Louisiana: NOLA Hopitoulas
  16. Jaredp

    Jaredp Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    There is so much to choose from I dont think I can, so I'll list three:

    - Brooklyn Black Ops - bourbon aged stout
    - Lagunita's Maximus - Imperial IPA
    - Element Red Giant - I have no idea what it is but it changes as it warms up - MUST TRY!
  17. slim2043

    slim2043 Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2012 Connecticut

    CT was Ghandi-Bot but right now Im really digging Two-Roads in Stratford, CT particularly Road 2 Ruin IIPA... It's fantastic!
  18. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,270) Mar 21, 2010 New York
    Premium Member Beer Trader

    New York - Flower Power
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  19. yankeefan287

    yankeefan287 Aspirant (235) Feb 23, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Came here to say that same thing. You read my mind shane.
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  20. Daehpoh

    Daehpoh Aspirant (235) Jun 30, 2006 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Love Head Hunter, but I have to go with Bodhi for Ohio.
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  21. kjmcdonald

    kjmcdonald Initiate (124) May 27, 2010 Tennessee
    Beer Trader

    While wholeheartedly agree with this statement, I have to give some props to Yazoo Sue.
  22. Brandywine

    Brandywine Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2012 Washington

    Washington: Bourbon Abominable from Fremont brewery
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  23. MichPaul

    MichPaul Zealot (597) Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
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    Too tough to call being from Michigan... I will have to opt out of this... :slight_frown:
  24. FEUO

    FEUO Disciple (327) Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Tough call for me too. Haven't identified the BEST from Ontario. However, for my adopted state of MI I have a couple of bests:
    Best - Backwoods Bastard
    Runner up - Kuhhenn's DRIPA
  25. Drtfinelli

    Drtfinelli Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2012 New Hampshire

    I agree Except for VT.... Heady Topper!!
  26. bjstabio

    bjstabio Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2012

    MT: Bozone Select Amber Ale from Bozeman Brewing Company in beautiful Bozeman, MT
  27. gqqg

    gqqg Initiate (139) Mar 6, 2012 North Carolina

    From NY: Ithaca Flower Power.

    I'm drinking one now and the tropical fruit nose never disappoints!
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  28. TNGabe

    TNGabe Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2012 Tennessee

    Personally, I think that beer is terrible and it's '#1 ranked beer in TN' status speaks poorly of both TN brewing and beer ratings....but I'm a negative nancy.

    On a positive note, I'm looking forward to trying some of Yazoos beers with Brandon if I get the chance. Blackberry Farms beers as well, although I'm assuming the price point may be prohibitive.
  29. RutgersBeerGuy

    RutgersBeerGuy Aspirant (265) Jan 16, 2007 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    While my fellow New Jerseyans make great points with Flying Fish Exit 16 and Kane Head High, I think River Horse Oatmeal Milk Stout deserves a vote. If Flying Fish were to bring back Exit 11, the matter would be settled.
  30. gqqg

    gqqg Initiate (139) Mar 6, 2012 North Carolina

    Also, Ithaca Flower Power easily stands up to Pliny the Elder in a taste test! Both great beers.
  31. omniscientcause

    omniscientcause Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2010 District of Columbia

    Kiwi is better then hoptonious. And there is no way Gansett makes the best beer in RI
  32. 1424IpA

    1424IpA Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Cali...with california pumping out some of the best hoppy beers known to man, kern river's CITRA screams, "look at me...I am californias best beer!"
  33. El_Chupahueso

    El_Chupahueso Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 California

    Ca: Alpine Brewing - Keene Idea. (Double Nelson. Perfect.)
  34. Drtfinelli

    Drtfinelli Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2012 New Hampshire

    Kiwi is good, but I prefer Hoponius Union. Does RI have any good beer??
  35. mgoose

    mgoose Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2012 New Jersey

    Flying Fish Exit 16 Wild Rice Double IPA
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  36. MRsojourner

    MRsojourner Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2011 Massachusetts

    Massachusetts- High & Mighty "Fumata Bianca & nero". ive come to love both of these beers this year
  37. MRsojourner

    MRsojourner Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2011 Massachusetts

    Gansett does there best work in the sesonals. love em
  38. Marti403

    Marti403 Disciple (328) Jul 23, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    From Michigan, either Kuhnhenn BB4D or BBBW. I'd pour out a bottle of KBS if it were filled with fresh BBBW. Cheers all!!
  39. semibaked

    semibaked Zealot (573) Mar 27, 2007 Illinois

    Kentucky, West Sixth IPA (draft)
  40. bigbluebeerguy

    bigbluebeerguy Zealot (564) Nov 19, 2009 Kentucky

    Maybe the best beer I've had all year, and I've tried a new one every single day this year.
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