The Best Beer From Your State or Country?

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

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  1. VTFriar

    VTFriar Initiate (25) Jan 4, 2013 Vermont


    Lawson's Finest: Double Sunshine.....Kiwi is up there. Maple Tripple (thank goodness it's a 1x per year beer - can only afford it that often)

    Hill Farmstead - Double Galaxy , Society & Soitude #4 (over #5), Civil Disobedience, my keg of Edward

    Alchemist - Heady Topper
  2. Icarus

    Icarus Initiate (175) Oct 6, 2012 Minnesota

    MN- Surly Abrasive for sure
  3. Craigory

    Craigory Disciple (351) Nov 10, 2012 South Carolina

    I've been quite pleased with most offerings from Westbrook & RJ Rockers (Coast makes some fine brews as well).

    Westbrook makes a great 'everyday' IPA, and RJ Rockers' Son of A Peach is a great summer seasonal (they just released an 'imperial' version called Impeachment).
  4. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    Hell yeah that's a tremendous beer (in a style i generally don't even like). That and Fremont Bourbon Abominable, Old Schoolhouse Brewer's Reserve Stout came immediately to mind...
  5. Drew26

    Drew26 Aspirant (217) Nov 2, 2012 Wisconsin
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    WI: toss-up between my avatar (CW BBBW) or NG Belgian Red...two vastly different beers, but both awesome!
  6. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Washington

    I'm with the BBomb So so good.
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  7. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Washington

    Just had my first Abraxas and damn if it wasn't delicious. One of the best stouts in the country. Had never had it before...lets hear it for extras! HUZZAH!
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  8. printer1

    printer1 Initiate (181) Aug 29, 2005 Iowa

    Toppling Goliath pseudo sue from the ever improving state of Iowa.
    TG knows beer.
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  9. fearfactory

    fearfactory Disciple (354) Aug 12, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Pretty Things-Meadowlark IPA for 2012, it changes every year....
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  10. theCoder

    theCoder Disciple (393) Oct 24, 2011 Minnesota
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    I agree with all of the above aside from Abrasive but I am far from the norm on that opinion as I've found out. Had it on multiple occasions at various levels of freshness, just not getting it. Good yes, great ehhhhhhhhh not quite, honestly my first time I was going to drain pour it but I decided to instead pour it in a bag and throw a steak in there with it. Makes a KILLER steak marinade though, so when it comes out I buy it for that.
  11. Chaney

    Chaney Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2006 District of Columbia

    DC: On the Wings of Armageddon
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  12. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (623) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    Glad you enjoyed it! Pricey @ $19 a pop but freakin delicious. The barrel aged version is coming in a few weeks!
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  13. johnkale

    johnkale Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2009 Wisconsin

    Wisconsin: NG Hometown Blonde Enigma

    I thought Luther from Lakefront was phenomenal, though I don't know if I'll ever see it again.
  14. tabascosigned

    tabascosigned Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2012 Virginia

    All I've had by them was the Bourbon Barrel Porter and it was delicious.
  15. Thads324

    Thads324 Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2010 Connecticut

    I can agree with all of this, maybe Larry for MA
  16. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (469) Dec 12, 2009 California
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    I don't know of any solid beers here in California :wink:
  17. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (469) Dec 12, 2009 California
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    I was impressed!!
  18. Onenote81

    Onenote81 Poo-Bah (1,879) May 27, 2008 North Carolina

    NC: Event Horizon
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  19. Hopdaemon39

    Hopdaemon39 Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2011 New York

    I'm from Ohio so no doubt in my mind it's boris the crushe
  20. Horbar

    Horbar Zealot (560) Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    Best in RI??? YES!!! Comparible to Zombie Dust?? Not quite...
  21. TheBeerologist

    TheBeerologist Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2011 Rhode Island

    RI - Grey Sail Stargazer RIS
    Although there are very few (if any) other RI beers I have been really pleased with since I moved here
  22. Morey

    Morey Meyvn (1,029) Dec 30, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    I'll try. Voodoo needs to release it soon! Been waiting for the release date.
  23. Schwantz

    Schwantz Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2012 Florida

    Contest over... We have a winner!
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  24. WilderPegasus

    WilderPegasus Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Ontario - Muskoka Mad Tom IPA
    Canada - Dunham Leo's Early Breakfast IPA
  25. AttitudeBrew

    AttitudeBrew Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2009 Texas

    this is some pretty good stuff.
  26. craftbrew502

    craftbrew502 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2012 Kentucky

    Here in Kentucky

    BBC Bourbon Barrel Stout
    West 6th IPA
  27. RickS95

    RickS95 Meyvn (1,497) Mar 19, 2004 Indiana

    Yep, just about anything from FFF.
  28. zach60614

    zach60614 Aspirant (204) May 1, 2012 Illinois
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    Illinois - bcbs and variants for limited, revolution anti-hero for easy to obtain beers.
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  29. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (852) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    My favorite from Fl: Moat Water. Absolutely delicious. I still haven't tried Hunahpu or any Peg's Cantina beers though.
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  30. wafels_and_schnapps

    wafels_and_schnapps Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2013 Massachusetts

    From Michigan:

    Dragonmead's Final Absolution
    Founder's Dirty Bastard
    Short's Soft Parade

    All three are very different styles/flavors, and are some of my favorites.
  31. Mr_Brodie

    Mr_Brodie Initiate (16) Dec 13, 2012 New York
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    If I am trying to win a trophy Double Sunshine or Heady Topper will not represent Vermont. Too much competition with DIPAs. Celia Saison will take gold in the Gluten Free category.
    Yes I just took a best beer thread into GF land... I want something shiny to put on display.
  32. rembrant

    rembrant Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2010 Ohio

    Against The Grain is clearly THE upcomer in KY. Lick The Blade DIPA is impressive. They made a great Smoked Porter too.
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  33. rembrant

    rembrant Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2010 Ohio

    From Ohio....I'd go with White Rajah IPA from Brewkettle, but Rum Barrel Oil Of Aphrodite is a super stout. Big stouts...TOUGH competition. Rajah...however...matched up to the BEST IPA's...including Pliny, Sculpin, Zombie Dust, Headhunter, Hopslam. Jackie O's Mandala Citra...a DIPA,is a lot like White Rajah...lots of Citra Hops. It's so far a sometimes draft..but I did get a growler.

    I'd think Michigan goes with a big Stout and BA Plead The Fifth ( Dark Horse) and Canadian Breakfast Stout( Founders) are the best "Big Stouts" I've seen bottled. The Kopi Luack version of Jackie O's Oil of Aphrodite is at that level but was a "one-time" growlers or bottles.
  34. BeerNFoodDood

    BeerNFoodDood Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2012 Colorado
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    Id say New Belgium La Folie
  35. TheSSG

    TheSSG Crusader (798) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Cane & Ebel
    from Two Brothers Brewery in Warrenville, Illinois.

    My favorite of all time...
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  36. craftbrew502

    craftbrew502 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2012 Kentucky

    west sixth IPA- Kentucky
  37. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (490) Jan 2, 2010 California
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    Pliny the Younger

    Come at me bro
  38. DeanMoriarty

    DeanMoriarty Savant (936) May 9, 2010 California
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    Absolutely love La Lupulosa! I drank 3 of them last night at BCB Tasting Room and brought four 22oz bombers home to drink later. Without a doubt, one of the best IPA's being brewed at the moment.
  39. Handyandy58

    Handyandy58 Initiate (131) Aug 3, 2011 California

    Tough... It would be hard to narrow down to one NG Enigma, Belgian Red, and Dancing Man are all amazing, wonderful beers. Ale Asylum Bedlam is hands down the best Belgian-style IPA I've ever had, and a fantastic beer independent of that qualification anyway.

    So I have to choose 1..... Going with Dancing Man. I'd pick it over Weihenstephaner, Franziskaner, Paulaner, Hacker Pshorr, any day of the week.

    (Except maybe when there's a sale of the 8 pack cans of Paulaner for 5 bucks. that's kind of hard to pass up.)
  40. WVbeergeek

    WVbeergeek Poo-Bah (4,740) Sep 24, 2002 West Virginia

    Ohio fatheads headhunter, white rajah, and BORIS from Hoppin' Frog
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