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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ncarlber, Jul 14, 2015.
Firestone Walker's Union Jack --> IPA
Odell Myrcenary --> IIPA
I don't see having an additional middle man being the best way to routinely get a beer as fast as possible. To try once or twice sure, but to have constantly...no. And I think that was the original intended question of the thread.
Pliny the Elder
The best shelf IPA is Tasmanian IPA by Schlafly.
Don't tell anyone but I think it's better than lunch!
Brew Kettle's White Rajah or Fat Heads Head Hunter. Take your pick
It would probably be Union Jack or Anti-Hero here for me. The problem ironically enough is that Union sits on the shelves too long and / or I can't really find any that are THAT fresh. Anti-Hero? Not much of a problem there.
My Man, Another One is Light Years beyond Lunch.
Yea man you get Ballast in Wisco so Sculpin and GF Sculpin- Also how far are you from Chicago? come down and get Gone Away IPA in two weeks from Half Acre(Old Senita)- Spiteful IPA- we also get Union Jack here too.
And for trading- try and trade some Scream IIPA or NG for Creature Comforts Tropacalia, Odell IPA, Fat Heads Head Hunter.. 3 solid year round offerings to trade for..
When it comes to being fresh I find the stores that are busy yet small they dont carry large amounts on hand like Whole Foods have very fresh beer. They dont mind ordering weekly one case at a time.
Without question, Head Hunter.
I wish Head Hunter and Finest Kind were shelf beers here in CA...think I'd pick them up more than anything here now to be honest
I'd have to say it's Torpedo. I can go across the river and into Illinois to get some Stone IPA, but seeing as how I have to go into a different state, I don't know if I'd count it as my region.
Psh. "shelf IPA" is for newbies. I only drink "rack IPA."
Mystic Mama, Head Hunter, Truth, White Raja
Living in Wyoming the easiest to get is Odell's IPA or Hop Nosh from Uinta Brewing.
- Surly Furious
- Summit Saga
- Steel Toe Size 7 / 11
4 Hands Resurrected. I can't wait for it to be back out again in August and then it'll be year round.
Whoa whoa whoa..... are you saying that Resurrected is going to be a year round beer soon???? I have not heard this.
Yes it certainly is. That news came from Kevin Lemp himself on the STL Hops site.
I've been doing the happy dance since hearing the news.
That is awesome!
OP, if you're looking for a really stellar pale, you're not too far from FFF, which usually has 4+ IPA's on shelves. Alpha King is available year-round, and it's delicious. Pipeworks in Chicago always has a few IPA's out as well.
Yes, NH's favorite is Harpoon IPA, thank god it's not Bud Lite! Click the link to see what's popular in your state
gotta give a shout-out to a favorite go-to for me, Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes. Another good one, especially since they started to can it, is Grapefruit Sculpin from Ballast Point. nothing better than a solid IPA on a 110+ degree day.
So many options in NNJ these days. That said I am looking forward to when Kane Head High starts being canned in the next couple of months. Hopefully it will be all over NJ as a 'shelf' IPA
Space Dust, Grapefruit Sculpin here for me
I think I would take Flower Power over Two Hearted, but I drink way more Two Hearted for some reason.
What part of OH? I can get Columbus all around me 65 miles north east of brewery. Picked up some 3 days old last week.
Local-specific, probably Rico Sauvin or Citra Ass Down.
Habanero Sculpin makes it only feel 109
Best shelf IPA in AZ is Two Hearted
Don't forget Headhunter!
Sixpoint resin. $2.50 a can and i can get it at a deli a block away
Believe it or not, yeah. You can regularly find Lunch on the shelves around here, depending on where you look. Swish is admittedly hard to come by, but it lands in the local shops whenever they can it. It's spending less and less time on the shelves, though. (And it's seasonal.) And come to think of it, it's pretty darn hard to get Epiphany in the shops, though it used to make appearances on a regular basis. So with the passing of time, maybe you're right about me being full of baloney...
As for Austin Street, they always have stellar stuff on tap. You can't go wrong with Patina, Kon-Tiki (if you hit it at the right time), and - by god - Brett Loves Hops. Brett Loves Hops is the absolute sleeper of their lineup. It is phenomenal and doesn't nearly get the accolades it deserves. They're expanding and plan to bottle quite a bit of their stuff in the next year.
Good luck - enjoy your visit to our fair state!
I really enjoy both, but I tend to go with fresher whatever's fresher - and it seems that, despite FP being from NY, the 2H I find in any given store seems to be fresher Weird, right?
Coppertail Free Dive
Tampa Bay Brewing Company Old Elephant
TBBC Reef Donkey is also fantastic, a great pale ale
Cases of Lagaunitas sucks for $34 at Woodmans. Best Deal in town.
Two Brothers Wobble. And it holds its own with any IPA in the country.
Here in Nebraska, my favorite shelf IPAs are Odell's and Fresh Squeezed, although a fresh six pack of Nebraska Brewing's IPA is always solid too.
No one has ever heard of this one, but Funk Brewing Citrus IPA is the best local IPA available. Kick ass.
From around here...
Lone Pint Yellow Rose
Rale Ale Full Moon Rye IPA