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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by geneseohawk, Nov 5, 2014.
Loose Cannon is pretty great.
It has over 1,000 ratings which puts it in the Top 100 for the style.
Cellarmaker in SF has world class beers all day, they just aren't as well known as say Tired Hands.
Yeah, according to their website, they only distribute in 13 states, so most people have never had the opportunity to try this excellent beer. Even Chicago doesn't get it.
Another DIPA that I've gotten from NJ that I thought was awesome was OverHead by Kane
18th Street Brewery Hunter Series
Yes. I had one at the top of the mountain during a lunch stop while skiing in the Italian(OK, Südtiroler) alps a couple years back. Fantastic, though I suppose there's a slight possibility the setting affected my opinion.
For me, Ipswich Oatmeal Stout. First had it in college in 1992 before craft beer was an insane revolution. Still amazing today!
Well, I wasn't expecting anything when I had my first one. Took one sip and immediately asked what I was drinking. (Granted, we were at a Biergarten on the Chiemsee, so... )
honestly, i have yet to try this! union makes really quality stuff, and is a fun place to visit. i cannot wait to try the double, i just never happen to be somewhere it is being served!
Nor I. My brother-in-law told me he had grabbed me a Hofbrau. Didn't take long to realize it wasn't the Hofbrau we both assumed it was.
Černé Pivo and Polotmavy, both by Notch Brewing.
(And the sadly discontinued Pretty Things Hedgerow Bitter.)
How Ithaca's Flower Power isn't a top 250 beer is borderline criminal. If only their distribution was worse...
(I know that it is decently regarded but come on!)
I think it's very highly regarded when fresh, but that the drop-off's comparatively rapid and that too many people who review it have had not-so-fresh bottles.
A few weeks out from bottling there's not much else I'd rather have.
Where in Baltimore are you? Honeygo Wine and Spirits just had growler fills last weekend. If I knew you haven't tried it, would've given you a heads up. Double is damn good, well IMO.
Midnight Sun Berserker. Now that's a man's beer that's much easier to find this year than prior years.
Love odins tipple!
Just wanted to thank you for bringing this beer to my attention. I took my dog up into Skamania County for some hiking and swimming yesterday and made sure to stop off to grab some cans of Top Cutter. This would be my everyday IPA if I could get it in Portland.
This might not be the case if Breakside IPA, Boneyard RPM, or anything from Barley Brown's was available in six packs, but Top Cutter is nearly as good as those beers to my palate and the fact that's packaged in 6-pack cans pushes it over the top. Awesome beer.
Roaring Brook Sharkbite. So good, I nearly fell out of my chair after the first sip. These guys haven't been open very long, but if they keep brewing like this, they're going to shake the VT beer scene up!
Hoparazzi openin up in anaheim soon has some of the greatest sours ive ever had. Imho better than sum of the bruerys best
Unsessionable is fantastic!
And when they team up with Mekongs and do the Kong Krush- that's even better!
All of the Heros are great - if you haven't had Galaxy Hero, Crystal Hero, or Jukebox Hero you are missing out. Fresh Crystal Hero was one of my favorite beers this year. The great thing about Anti Hero, though, is it is easy to find in Chicago... you can even pick it up at Walgreens.
Anything & everything from Trillium
Foley Brothers Fair Maiden
Grey Sail Captains Daughter
Trillium has deservedly blown up
Based purely on the availability of it, and the fact that I've been on a Michigan beer streak as of late:
I expected the rating here to be a bit inflated due to the locally influenced nature that seems to go into the reviews, but I was amazed.
And yet you can usually get in and out in less than 15 minutes!
Trader Joe's Stockyard Oatmeal Stout. Incredibly affordable, and really quite good. It's my go-to when I want something thicker than a Guinness and lower ABV than a strong imperial stout.
Jackie O' Lantern by Carson's Brewery. It is hands down the best pumpkin beer I have ever had, and it only has 9 ratings on BA.
Anchors Away by Lake Time Brewery. Awesome Russian Imperial, has a cult following locally here but isn't in BA's list of beers.
The Brother from Fremont (most all Fremont beers actually)
Blimey from Reuben's Brews
I would toss out Evolution Brewing Riseup Stout. Just tried that the other week and was impressed by the level of flavor packed in to a lower ABV beer.
Dare Devil Rip Cord is a pretty aggressive DIPA out of Indiana I think i worthy of some attention.
exactly this. great beer.
Metropolitan out of Chicago make world class German style beers.
Just came out with a schwarzbeir (black lager) called Megnetron that is one of the best lagers I've ever had. Gave it to my father last weekend and he had his first craft beer "AHAH moment"
A lot of beers that distribute to multiple states and are probably well known. So I will add...
City Star out of Berthoud CO
De Garde out of Tillamook OR
Union Craft out of Baltimore MD (although this is at least the 2nd reference so maybe people are more familiar with them)
Yeah whenever I go to Washington it's a go to for me. Always super fresh whenever I get it too which is a plus.
Other Half: Green Diamonds, Nelson, All Green Everything...pretty much everything they make. They barely bottle anything yet but when they start, it's gonna be crazy trade bait.
Burley Oak, agreed! But Mispillion? I'd be hard pressed to even call their stuff moist.