The Best Beer From Your State or Country?

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

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  1. JoEBoBpr

    JoEBoBpr Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2004 Missouri

    For Missouri its a tie for me between

    Perennial Artisan Ales Abraxas Imperial Stout and Boulevard Brewing Co. BBQ
  2. jokemon

    jokemon Disciple (317) Apr 3, 2007 Illinois
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    Illinois - BCBS

    Seriously when you think of all the different variations on this beer it is quote impressive

  3. TheNightwatchman

    TheNightwatchman Zealot (520) Mar 28, 2009 Pennsylvania

    There's so much from PA that I haven't had, but I'd say it might be Nugget Nectar.
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  4. mcrago

    mcrago Aspirant (281) Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    State - Zombie Dust (not even close). Country? I don't know, Heady Topper?
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  5. Jasonrm72

    Jasonrm72 Disciple (319) Apr 29, 2012 Colorado
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    my answer could possibly change minute to minute. But overall one beer I can never get enough of is Copper Kettle's Mexican Chocolate Stout out of Denver, CO.
    Great Divide Yeti is a close second. The variations are all good to great, but the standard Yeti is still my favorite of the bunch (not counting the Heaven Hill aged version of the Belgian Yeti)
    Oskar Blues Ted Fidy comes in a close third (again, not counting the various BA versions which are stunning)
  6. BobaFret

    BobaFret Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I'd definitely say Nugget Nectar for PA.
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  7. ironchefmiyagi13

    ironchefmiyagi13 Defender (642) Jan 9, 2013 Tennessee
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    Flower Power: IPA
    Resin: Imperial IPA
    Bengali Tiger: IPA
    Boris the Spider: Imperial Stout
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  8. Utley12

    Utley12 Initiate (148) Jun 10, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Two three faves from the Keystone- 1 seasonal 1 year round:
    1) Troegs Nugget Nectar
    2) Vbc Prima Pils (brutally underrated)
  9. AndrewM661

    AndrewM661 Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2012 California

    Black Tuesday from The Bruery!!!
  10. cmannes

    cmannes Disciple (383) Mar 15, 2009 Minnesota
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    MN: Surly Abrasive
    IA: Toppling Goliath Assassin. (So damn good)
  11. Cotton_27

    Cotton_27 Devotee (408) Feb 22, 2013 Michigan
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    Michigan= Shorts Brewing Company!
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  12. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) May 30, 2011 Alaska

    Better do this one now before I leave Maine, so I'll go with:

    MBC Zoe.
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  13. Mersh

    Mersh Zealot (531) Mar 10, 2013 Connecticut
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    From my state, probably would be Gandhi Bot and Imperial Stout Trooper both from New England Brewery.
  14. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Zealot (570) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    Citra ninja
    Ninja vs unicorn
    Brickstone apa
    Piece the weight
  15. DeanMoriarty

    DeanMoriarty Savant (936) May 9, 2010 California
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    Stone Ruination IPA and Alpine Beer Co. Pure Hoppiness - I go back and forth between the two as my favorites from the fine state of California.......I am a bit biased to San Diego brews being that it's my hometown and we brew great beers here as well.
  16. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Zealot (515) Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Palo Santo Marron from Delaware
    Home state of Maryland, I'm tempted to go with Flying Dog Citra IIPA, but I might be biased by its position in front of me at the moment.
  17. Jacurdy60

    Jacurdy60 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2013 Massachusetts

    Good People (Birmingham, Alabama) Snakehandler DIPA. It rivals any DIPA on the market.
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  18. Ahappyhiker2

    Ahappyhiker2 Initiate (93) Mar 27, 2013 New Jersey
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    NJ. Not a whole lot of notable beer being made here, but I'd probably have to go with Riverhorse. I've been to their brewery and I haven't had anything that I hated. Good stuff, not incredible but good.
  19. yankinwis

    yankinwis Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2012 Wisconsin

    Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing does it again.
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  20. primrose54

    primrose54 Initiate (143) Apr 7, 2009 Ohio
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    Fatheads - Headhunter IPA
  21. CarolinaKev

    CarolinaKev Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2010 South Carolina

  22. bmilt

    bmilt Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2011 North Carolina

    I will say Sexual Chocolate by Foothills because I havent had near as many popular NC beers as i should have by now.
  23. juankzas

    juankzas Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2008 Mexico

    Is a great beer, I'm glad you liked a mexican brew!!
  24. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Crusader (718) Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
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    I'd have to toss it up with the man who started this thread. Williamsburg Alewerks Bitter Valentine and Cafe Royale and fantastic!
  25. Hopportunistic

    Hopportunistic Aspirant (263) Jan 24, 2013 North Carolina

    I'll go with Good People Snake Handler DIPA.

    (Runner up: Straight to Ale Monkeynaut IPA)
  26. oldedog

    oldedog Aspirant (213) Oct 23, 2012 Connecticut

    Gandhi Bot
  27. EersandBeers

    EersandBeers Aspirant (259) Jan 16, 2013 West Virginia

    I live in WV. They apparently don't believe in having delicious beer. If I want that I have to drive to another state. We make good 'Shine though!
  28. breakingbland

    breakingbland Zealot (505) Feb 11, 2013 Michigan

    I'm pretty new at this, but so far....

    Bell's Hopslam (and I'm not even a hophead)
    New Holland Dragon's Milk Oak Barrel Ale

    ...but I have many, many more to try.
  29. ThomasAWilson2

    ThomasAWilson2 Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2012 Virginia

    Admittedly I haven't spent much time in Virginia as a drinker. I've tried offerings from some of the most widely known and talked about, and for me:

    Williamsburg Alewerks Cafe Royale is the best beer in the state. With the hoopla that is Founder's KBS such a national "thing", I was extremely surprised for my palate to prefer Royale to KBS. Blasphemy, I know... But in a head to head taste test, Royale seemed just a bit better. The notes were more evenly balanced and likened to a nice latte with a touch of chocolate/caramel as opposed to KBS's heavy coffee/bourbon note that subsided to a much less sweet cocoa/vanilla finish... I guess I would put it like this: Cafe Royale = bourbon coffee & creamer, KBS = bourbon coffee black with a splash of chocolate/vanilla.
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  30. mtmonroe9

    mtmonroe9 Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2013 North Carolina
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    Olde Hickory Lindley Park. I love everything about it.
  31. Gassygunslinger

    Gassygunslinger Initiate (23) Dec 20, 2012 Maine

    Either Pumpkinhead or the new Melonhead.

    ... Hah! As if. Naw, gonna have to go with Cadillac Mountain Stout from Bar Harbor Brewing Co.
  32. Beerswag

    Beerswag Devotee (486) Jan 16, 2013 California
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    I do think most of the beers from Pretty Little Things are at minimum exceptional. I really love their Jack D' Or 2011 farmhouse/saison. I am from Cali and got a 22oz bomber from my local bevmo for $7.49. They are a small brewery, and hand draw all their labels, and that's what "American"/ craft beer is all about. Cheers! Beerswag.
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  33. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Being that I live in Illinois, here are our Top 3 IMHO:

    1. Pipeworks' Citra Ninja
    2. Goose Island BCBS and variants
    3. Half Acre Daisy Cutter

    Shout out to Two Brother's Ebel's Weiss for being a damn tasty beer, however not Top 3 worthy
  34. hornsup

    hornsup Disciple (324) Nov 29, 2012 Virginia
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    Im with you 110%.

    Bad: Cafe doesn't get nearly the respect it should nationwide. Good: more for us
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