The Best Beer From Your State or Country?

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

  1. BrettMcCal23

    BrettMcCal23 Nov 23, 2010 Minnesota

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

    Mojo Jul 21, 2012 Alabama

    Alabama = Good People Snake Handler IIPA
     
  3. SpecialN32

    SpecialN32 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
     
  4. imthaschmidt

    imthaschmidt Nov 9, 2012

    Surly Furious in MN
     
  5. richj1970

    richj1970 Oct 26, 2012 Alabama
    Subscriber Beer Trader

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

    ncaudle 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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  7. delawarebrew

    delawarebrew 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.
     
  8. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    WI: Tyranena Whose Your Daddy. Only because it is more rare. :D
     
  9. BB1313

    BB1313 Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

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

    Cjames88 Mar 6, 2011 Pennsylvania

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

    RobertColianni 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.
     
  12. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Tell us how you really feel.
     
  13. BColton1

    BColton1 Jan 7, 2005 Rhode Island
    Subscriber

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

    rozzom 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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  15. sukwonee

    sukwonee Dec 13, 2011 Washington
    Beer Trader

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

    dclsu Dec 28, 2012

    from Louisiana: NOLA Hopitoulas
     
  17. Jaredp

    Jaredp 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!
     
  18. slim2043

    slim2043 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!
     
  19. jrnyc

    jrnyc Mar 21, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    New York - Flower Power
     
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  20. yankeefan287

    yankeefan287 Feb 23, 2012 Pennsylvania

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

    Daehpoh Jun 30, 2006 Ohio

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

    kjmcdonald May 27, 2010 Tennessee
    Beer Trader

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

    Brandywine Aug 20, 2012 Washington

    Washington: Bourbon Abominable from Fremont brewery
     
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  24. MichPaul

    MichPaul Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Too tough to call being from Michigan... I will have to opt out of this... :(
     
  25. FEUO

    FEUO 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
     
  26. Drtfinelli

    Drtfinelli Jun 7, 2012 New Hampshire

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

    bjstabio Dec 28, 2012

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

    gqqg 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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  29. TNGabe

    TNGabe 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.
     
  30. RutgersBeerGuy

    RutgersBeerGuy Jan 16, 2007 New Jersey

    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.
     
  31. gqqg

    gqqg Mar 6, 2012 North Carolina

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

    omniscientcause Jun 4, 2010 District of Columbia

    Kiwi is better then hoptonious. And there is no way Gansett makes the best beer in RI
     
  33. 1424IpA

    1424IpA 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!"
     
  34. El_Chupahueso

    El_Chupahueso Nov 15, 2012 California

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

    Drtfinelli Jun 7, 2012 New Hampshire

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

    mgoose Jan 3, 2012 New Jersey

    NJ
    Flying Fish Exit 16 Wild Rice Double IPA
     
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  37. MRsojourner

    MRsojourner Dec 28, 2011 Massachusetts

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

    MRsojourner Dec 28, 2011 Massachusetts

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

    Marti403 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!!
     
  40. semibaked

    semibaked Mar 27, 2007 Kentucky

    Kentucky, West Sixth IPA (draft)
     
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