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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Hanzo, Dec 27, 2012.
Maybe the best beer I've had all year, and I've tried a new one every single day this year.
Idaho, Laughing Dog IPA
Haven't tried the Two Roads yet but heard only good things so far. Gandhi Bot is sub par in my eyes (way over hyped). Best CT beer.....Thomas Hooker Liberator Doppelbock
Completely agree. They should've bottled some.
Washington state.....hard to choose, for me it's a toss up between 5 beers
Fremont: The Sister
Fremont: Kentucky Darkstar
Black Raven: Great Grandfather Raven
Black Raven: Pour Les Oiseaux
Reubens Brews: Imperial Rye IPA
Gandhi-Bot or Fuzzy Baby Ducks
Espresso oak yeti (seasonal)
Modus hoperandi year round. Tastes like colorado in. A can. Piney and dank.
If you're from PA, the correct answer is Weyerbacher Insanity.
Let me list the reasons.
1) Fairly easy to acquire singles, 4-packs, & cases.
2) Reasonably affordable.
3) No worries about freshness, ages very well.
4) It's a fucking bourbon barrel aged english barleywine .
Lot No3 IPA from Evolution Brewery in Maryland. I would have said Lot No6 DIPA, but EVO changed the recipe and it's not very good anymore in my opinion.
PA - Can't pick one, but depending on my mood, I'd probably choose from the following.
1. Weyerbacher Insanity
2. Victory Red Thunder
3. Troegs Nugget Nectar
4. Voodoo Black Magick
Several come to mind. but nothing better than Monk's Indiscretion from Sound Brewery. That beer tastes amazing.
Bourbon County and all the varients!
Haha. You just named all that I love! And for NYE I will be driving down from OC to San Diego where I will more than likely bring back some lovely brews from Alpine and AleSmith. One thing though; I have never had Citra and don't know where to get it. Again, I live in Orange County. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
lol Yeah not alot to pick from. Its the darn laws that the stores have to follow here. Convenient stores can't sell over 6.3 ABV and the liquor stores can't sell anything under that, liquor stores can't even sell soft drinks in them in TN. Its freakin ridiculous!
Hmm... from Texas.... I'd go with Saint Arnold Endeavour... it's a great double IPA.
Reppin' NEBCO Gandhi-Bot hard out here in CT.
Maryland. Id have to go with Union Brewing Balt Alt.
I'm fairly certain they won a gold medal at the GABF. It's a fantastic beer. I could drink it all day.
MA - Kiwi Rising
Kinda slim pickings in SC. I'd go with a coin flip between two tasty offerings from the fine folks at COAST:
Single Hop Series: All Cascade Pale Ale
Voodoo Brewery: Big Black Voodoo Daddy
Victory: Red Thunder
From Maryland: Flying Dog Citra IIPA
From Delaware: DFH Palo Santo Marron
Maryland: Evolution Lot No. 3 IPA
Very glad that Evolution can now be referred to as a Maryland brewery!
As a Maryland n00b (moved here in Aug) it makes me happy to see a lot of you fellow marylanders on the forum
I've been seeing Evolution at my local store in Hampden this weekend. I thought about grabbing some, but went with Pub Dog Hoppy Dog instead. I bet I should have went with Evolution
Their Fourteen Fourteen is my choice.
Arkansas , my favorite made in state that I have tried is Diamond Bear Two Term IPA
Chicago (why aren't there more of us???)- I agree that BCBS is amazing, but my choice would have to be Revolution's Eugene Porter. On tap or in a can, it's exactly what I want to drink right now during winter.
Virginia: Hardywood Park Bourbon Gingerbread Stout
if that break's the OP's "no rares" rule then I'll say Blue Mountain Brewery's Full Nelson.
such a great go-to pale.
I've never had a Pub Dog beer before. Another Maryland brewery to consider!
Evolution's Exile ESB, Lucky 7 Porter, and Primal Pale Ale are also decent beers available in bottles, though I find Lot No. 3 to be superior.
I'll have to give it a shot, where in baltimore are you, if you dont mind my asking?
OH great lakes rackhouse ale and fat heads head hunter
I agree that Bourbon GBS is the top, and one of my personal favorites, but probably a little difficult for most to get since there were only 2000 or so bottles. I think that Williamsburg's Cafe Royale is a good choice, and fairly obtainable throughout their distribution area.
Doppelbock is very tasty, but I can't disagree more about Gandhi Bot. The last couple batches have been amazing...
As for my favorite beer from CT, Coriolis from NEBCo has been my absolute favorite. (very close runner up being Fuzzy Baby Ducks)
North Carolina is tough, but here we go anyway.
Stout - BASC
Pale - LoneRider Peacemaker
IPA - Mash House Hoppy Hour IPA
Hefe - Mash House Hefeweizen
British Pale - Bull City Clay St.
Oktoberfest - Highland Clawhammer
Porter - LoneRider Espresso Jack
Black IPA - DR Hoppy Bunny
And for best in the state, i would say the Bull City is the winner. Not many places do a good British Pale, and this is a knock out in style. yea theres a ton of great stouts and dark beers, but those are kind of over done. The Bull City place is a great place to visit--I mean im still going in to try stuff a year later that Ive never had, they just keep doing new stuff--and the food is amazing.
FL: Proof Brewing's Cocoa Stout, Cigar City's Humidor IPA or Hunapu or Jai Alai or Tocobaga or Church or...
Zombie dust...can't stop at only one!
Zombie dust or dreadnought on draft at FFF or Upland Kiwi
I wanna play for my old state (OH) as well.
From what Ive had, this will be just as tough as NC.
IPA - CBC IPA/Head Hunter
RIS - BA Blackout
Barleywine - BA Naked Evil
Lambic - Rivertown Lambic
Oktoberfest - Thirsty Dog Oktoberfest
Winter Warmer - GLBC Christmas
Dortmunder/Vienna Lager - GLBC Dortmunder/Eliot Ness
Porter - Edmund Fitzgerald
Stout - Thirsty Dog Stud Service (3.1% second runnings from Siberian Night)
Kolsch - Ohio Brewing Verich Gold
Milk Stout - TD Mint Chocolate Mint Stout
Of all of those, I have to say that BA Naked Evil wins. Its the best Barleywine Ive had, and Ive heard that in blind side by side tastings, it has beaten King Henry. Its followed closely by Rivertown Lambic and BA Blackout.
what no Nugget Nectar?!