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The Best Strictly Brewpub Creation You've Had....

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BDEE, Mar 26, 2013.

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  1. SABERG

    SABERG Poo-Bah (1,532) Sep 16, 2007 Massachusetts
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    No particular order here
    Cask ESB at Mc neils in Brattleboro
    Blue Boots IPA at Northampton Brewery
    The Colonel Porter at CBC

    Cheers
     
  2. BKnarr

    BKnarr Disciple (307) Sep 5, 2012 Florida
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    Hornswaggled @ Cigar City Brewing
     
  3. Thirstygoat

    Thirstygoat Defender (613) Nov 22, 2012 Illinois
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    Old Backus barleywine on cask at Free State in Lawrence KS. I've had it three or four times, always delicious.
    This February we had King Henry and Sucaba the next day. The Old Backus holds its own in that company.
     
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  4. brkstoutfiend

    brkstoutfiend Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2010 Michigan

    Newaygo County Cherry and BB Imperial Stout from Founders
     
  5. WankelEngine

    WankelEngine Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2011 Illinois

    I had the Lagunitas Gueze at a beer fest. Incredible stuff.
     
  6. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 California
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    Lagunitas Sucks Hbc/366 ! Wtf ! As if it could get any better ? Well it did.
     
  7. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,048) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Copper kettle mexican chocolate stout
    Dry dock breakwater pale is my favorite APA right now. Its gu/bu is more like an american IPA, but who cares?
     
  8. stmgl01

    stmgl01 Aspirant (202) Dec 11, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Something from Tired Hands...be it MagoTago, TLTSOOTHIYH, Guillemot Nebula, HandFarm etc
     
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  9. jeffdill

    jeffdill Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2012 Washington

    I really loved FFF Tiger Jelly. Hoping they make that again, so awesome.
     
  10. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Defender (608) Apr 6, 2012 Illinois
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    The RAM / Big Horn Brewery - BTBACBA (Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel Aged Chocolate Brown Ale) - was freaking amazing
     
  11. GeoffreyM

    GeoffreyM Devotee (475) Feb 23, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Tired Hands' Mago Tago. Was lucky to get a growler of this. I hope they brew it again.
     
  12. seplo

    seplo Disciple (376) Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
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    Portsmouth Brewery Kate The Great...CHEERS
     
  13. MPLSbrewer

    MPLSbrewer Aspirant (202) Dec 7, 2010 Minnesota
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    Recently would be town hall twisted trace and manhattan barrel. Also free tail Porto gallito. These 3 are top of my list this year! If anyone has Porto gallito to get rid of... Hit me up!
     
  14. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,454) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    This is the only brewery only creation I have had, but my oh my was it sublime.
     
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  15. cway2031

    cway2031 Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2013 Illinois

    Shadow of a Doubt @ Russian River Brewing Company
    Michiana Power @ Three Floyd's (I think everyone slams it because it doesn't taste like Zombie Dust or Alpha King. But it is an excellent APA)

    Speaking of APAs: Row 2, Hill 56 at Russian River is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just found out that they do occasionally bottle this, but its mostly on tap. So it sorta counts. This is the best tasting and session worthy APA I have ever had.
     
  16. oglmcdgl

    oglmcdgl Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2007 Pennsylvania

    One more for mago tago
     
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  17. zachary80

    zachary80 Zealot (504) Nov 29, 2009 Indiana

    First would be Odell's Ze Bolshevik (summer 2009): http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/267/52799

    A beet beer that I had early into my craft career that was actually very enjoyable. Only having review tells me that I will never see that one again...

    Second (non-brewpub but fleeting) would be Revolution's Barrel Aged Sodom (DLD 2011):
    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/22072/68505

    I remember it as barrel aged perfection, but that was a long day. Hopefully it pops up again some day, but even regular Sodom is marked as retired.

    Had this one on tap at a local bar in town, but it is a very good beer.
     
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  18. radio2525

    radio2525 Aspirant (224) Feb 14, 2012 Ohio
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    this was outstanding i had it at there pub opening
     
  19. BobCobb

    BobCobb Aspirant (299) Jul 10, 2012 Illinois
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    Goose Island D-Day. As a side note, I think the BA listing is incorrect listing it at 7.5% ABV. I recall 13%.
     
  20. bonemuse07

    bonemuse07 Initiate (152) Apr 15, 2007 Illinois

    Two immediately spring to mind: Clare's Thirsty Ale from Haymarket (Imperial stout aged 13 months in Templeton Rye Barrels, and then, wait for it... raspberries...) and Old Double Bagger from Oskar Blues. I miss them so...
     
  21. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 Texas
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    I'm jealous of everyone who has posted! No brewers taprooms or brewpubs in TX yet! They're passing a law that is gonna change that for us!
     
  22. Chaney

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

    I came on here to report this brew as well. Killer! Citrusy, like an imperial "Black Sun."
     
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  23. axeman9182

    axeman9182 Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2009 New Jersey
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    Probably Bad Knees from Cambridge Brewing Company. It's an old ale that was aged in barrels that first housed Buffalo Trace bourbon, and then SA Utopias. Simply sublime.
     
  24. grandmeaulnes

    grandmeaulnes Initiate (0) Oct 18, 2010 Ohio
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    But Nebula and HandFarm were bottled. Love all the TH I've had though, no doubt.

    My answer is probably Poor Man's IPA.
     
  25. shredder83

    shredder83 Devotee (423) Feb 21, 2013 Illinois
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    They need to brew more and bottle this one I would be there buying a case the day it was announced!!!
     
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  26. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Meyvn (1,469) Aug 29, 2012 Michigan
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    The Full Kimono (Imperial Red Ale) ~10% ABV

    This one was a collaboration between three local brewries: Free State Brewing and 23rd Street Brewery in Lawrence, KS and Blind Tiger Brewery/Restaurant in Topeka, KS. I sampled the 23rd Street version. Many times.

    Every time I think about it, I get sad about the fact that I will likely never have it again... SO THANKS A LOT!
     
  27. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    Haymarket mathias, GI Clybourn dday, destihl rye ba wheat wine
     
  28. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    That beer.... sooo good, esp with deep fried brussels sprouts and bacon jam. :slight_smile:
     
  29. CaptainFleeker

    CaptainFleeker Defender (692) Aug 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Peach HabaƱero IPA at Cigar City Brewing during this past Hunahpu Day.
     
  30. Tony412

    Tony412 Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2012 Michigan
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    Every beer at Kuhnhenn, they don't bottle anything :-)
     
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  31. Jamison85

    Jamison85 Zealot (547) Mar 23, 2013 Indiana
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    Blot out the sun is phenomenal. I had the pleasure of enjoying it a few days before New Years. Also came home with a bottle of Murda'D Out Stout. Probably the best stout I have ever had.
     
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  32. elNopalero

    elNopalero Poo-Bah (2,647) Oct 14, 2009 Texas
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    Uberon. The barrel-aged Oberon. Quite possibly the first barrel-aged beer I tasted... and could see colors after trying.
     
  33. moester13

    moester13 Initiate (0) May 27, 2010 Nebraska

    Was at the Bobcat Cafe in Bristol a few months back. Had their Urepentant stout-- a Belgian style stout with chocolate and pepper. Absolutely blew my mind. The evolution of the flavors was incredible, dark gingery aroma, spicy pepper taste with a great mouthfeel, and smooth lingering chocolate finish. Without a doubt one of the most complex tastes Ive ever had in a pub and would love to get my hands on more.
     
  34. comfortablynirm

    comfortablynirm Disciple (360) Aug 19, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Mago Tago or Sea of Green at Tired Hands.
     
  35. shredder83

    shredder83 Devotee (423) Feb 21, 2013 Illinois
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    That was exactly what I was thinking after I tried murda'd out
     
  36. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,231) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Any from Peekskill Brewery, but especially World's End.
     
  37. stmgl01

    stmgl01 Aspirant (202) Dec 11, 2007 Pennsylvania

    But they were only available at the brew pub. Maybe I misunderstood the topic...
     
  38. hagbergl

    hagbergl Devotee (405) Aug 27, 2009 Maryland

    Nothing at Gordon Biersch, that's for sure...
     
  39. Rogorama

    Rogorama Disciple (335) Sep 4, 2012 Indiana
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    FFF Hell's Black Intelligencer. It was only 6% abv but it was awesome.
     
  40. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,214) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    There are brewpubs! Freetail homie!
     
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