Top 5 beers you want to try...

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  1. Mehinaman

    Mehinaman Zealot (522) May 16, 2015 Washington

    The thread about our top 5 favorite beers got me thinking about the beers I have not tried yet and want to. Here are my current top 5 which of course will change over time..

    1. BCBCS
    2. Goose Island Vanilla Rye
    3. Sip of Sunshine
    4. Julius
    5. The Bruery - Chocolate Rain
    #1 Mehinaman, Jul 25, 2015
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  2. HopBroker

    HopBroker Disciple (375) Jun 5, 2015 Washington

    Nice thread. Here's mine:
    1. The Bruery Grey Monday
    2. Pliny the Younger
    3. KRE - I have it, can't wait to try it!
    4. Sam Adams Utopias
    5. Any of the NE hops (Heady, SOS, Maine Beer Co.)
  3. Akerstache

    Akerstache Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2015 Germany

    1. Cantillon, all of them [although that won't be much of an issue in the near future due to living close to Belgium]
    2. [insert BA stout, i.e. Yeti, BCBS, Narwhal etc.]
    3. Ballast Point Victory At Sea
    4. Westvleteren 12
    5. Anything by Austin Lunn/Hammerheart
  4. RLVineh

    RLVineh Initiate (124) Jun 21, 2014 California

    BCBS and its variants
    Breakfast stout
    Kiwi Herman
    The Thief by Societe
    and NE hops
  5. do_ob

    do_ob Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2015 Kentucky

    Atrial Rubicite
    Black Tuesday
    Dark Lord
    Last Snow

    in no particular order
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  6. joshdaut

    joshdaut Initiate (168) Jun 3, 2015 Illinois

    No specific order:

    Prop BCBS
    Pliny The Elder/Younger
    King Sue
  7. RLVineh

    RLVineh Initiate (124) Jun 21, 2014 California

    oohhhhh i already posted 5 but i forgot Barrel Aged Odin's Raven!!! That would be on my list for sure
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  8. Mehinaman

    Mehinaman Zealot (522) May 16, 2015 Washington

    Yeah, and I forgot to include anything by Cantillion in my list
  9. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Poo-Bah (1,843) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
    Society Trader

    Out of beers I could realistically try
    Dfh wws
    Westy 12
    Heady topper
    Both barrel aged laikas
    Dark lord
  10. DerelictPI

    DerelictPI Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2010 New York

    I've been very lucky and have had practically all of the ones I really want to try. Here are my top 5, some of which I have but haven't drank yet.

    In no order:

    BB Plead the Fifth (probably drink that tonight)
    Parabola (wanted to get this year's so I could do a 3 year vertical...but that is proving difficult)
    Dark Lord
    Double Barrel Mexican Cake
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  11. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey

    There are hundreds I want to try
    The 2 on my immediate list are:

    1) Sip of Sunshine
    2) Huna
  12. Hefewiseman

    Hefewiseman Disciple (389) Sep 6, 2011 Florida

    If I had to pick 5 and order them...

    1. Mornin' Delight
    2. Chez Monus
    3. 3 Sons BA Lumberjack
    4. Alpine Bad Boy
    5. Westly

    Honorable mention: Dragontrax
  13. needMIbeer

    needMIbeer Meyvn (1,077) Feb 5, 2014 Virginia
    Society Trader

    Always enjoy these threads..

    My list in no particular order

    Grey Monday
    Fou' Foune
  14. Myotus

    Myotus Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2014 Texas

    I can get you an Atrial Rubicite when batch 6 comes out. I also have access to other JK brews.
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  15. oldn00b

    oldn00b Savant (904) Feb 23, 2015 Virginia

    Cool thread - love how it can evolve as you check one off:

    Prairie Bomb (hopefully getting some in a couple weeks)
    Some kind of BCBS varietal
    Sip of Sunshine
    Hill Farmstead (haven't had anything, just want to try something!)
  16. Myotus

    Myotus Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2014 Texas

    Unfortunately, one of these isn't brewed anymore. Does anyone have a time machine that I may borrow?

    1. Black & Wild - Side Project Brewing
    2. Stillwater / Westbrook Gose Gone Wild
    3. Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #53 - Braggot Rights
    4. Sahati- The Ale Apothecary
    5. Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold
  17. Mehinaman

    Mehinaman Zealot (522) May 16, 2015 Washington

    If you aren't successful with Prairie Bomb let me know and maybe we can work on a trade.
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  18. Golden303

    Golden303 Initiate (0) May 3, 2015 Colorado

    Vietnamese speedway stout
    Mornin delight
    Proprietors other BC rare types
    The vanilla dark lord

    PS I have a couple Bcbcs if interested....and prairie bomb
  19. Monkeyknife

    Monkeyknife Poo-Bah (3,557) Jan 8, 2007 Missouri
    Society Trader

    Black Tuesday
    Beer Geek Vanilla Shake
    Duck Duck Gooze
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  20. MUTINY

    MUTINY Meyvn (1,135) Feb 6, 2015 Virginia

    1) Mikkeller Brunch Weasel
    2) Primo Lager
    3) Alchemist Focal Banger
    4) Zombie Dust
    5) King Sue
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  21. twelveone

    twelveone Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2015 Illinois

    1.) Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout
    2.) Crimson Snapper
    3.) Sip of Sunshine
    4.) 120 Minute IPA
    5.) Thumbprint Scream IIPA
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  22. Mehinaman

    Mehinaman Zealot (522) May 16, 2015 Washington

    King Sue is another I want to try. Zombie Dust was on my list earlier in the year and I finally got to try it. I liked it, but if it had been a blind taste test with other ales not sure it would have come out on top. Think it's one of those sought after beers in which you kind found just as good if not better at your local shop. Just my opinion obviously as I know a lot of people who love it
  23. twelveone

    twelveone Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2015 Illinois

    I live in the suburbs of Chicago so finding Zombie Dust isn't too difficult. When I first tried it in March, I thought it was very good, but since then I have had some really great IPAs and I would agree with your notion about the blind taste test. Not to take away anything from the Dust or 3 floyds because they do make excellent brews. Great topic by the way!
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  24. Mehinaman

    Mehinaman Zealot (522) May 16, 2015 Washington

    Thanks man! And yes, Zombie Dust is still excellent! But I guess like with all the hyped beers sometimes the hype doesn't always meet expectations though the beers are still so good.
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  25. njcraftguy

    njcraftguy Zealot (547) Apr 6, 2015 New Jersey

    I've been lucky to be able to track down most of my wish list but some are harder to procure here on the east coast.
    Either Pliny
    Sip of sunshine
    Founders Doom
    PS: Leaving on an hour long trek later today that should net me some Hopslam.
  26. twelveone

    twelveone Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2015 Illinois

    Couldn't agree more, sometimes the hype can become overwhelming.
    That is a great list you got there. A friend of a friend recently came back from Cali with some Pliny, that stuff is hard to come by if you don't live on the west coast. I would love to try Julius as well, but thats gonna be a tough task because I don't think they distribute their beer.
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  27. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (11,668) Apr 18, 2007 Florida
    Society Trader

    Trillium (many)
    Lawson's (many)
    Focal Banger
    Other Half(many)
    Looks like the East Coast brews for me 1 part of the country ihave not had alot of brews from
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  28. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    The newest Bruery Melange brew. It sounds as fantastic as Five beers combined! Oh and Maine Beer Company Dinner. Sounds like a great beer.
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  29. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,982) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
    Society Trader

    TG Assassin
    DFH Theobroma
    Hauenstein (no kidding)
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  30. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (619) May 11, 2012 Missouri

    Lawson's (Any and all, my trade attempts have proven futile)
    Spuyten Duyvil
    Brabantiae (yea right lol)
    BA Peche Mortel
    The Seasons

    Ok and I guess KBBS if I can add 1 more
  31. esetter

    esetter Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2014 Tennessee

    Mexican Cake
    BA Abraxas
    Canadian Breakfast
  32. Mehinaman

    Mehinaman Zealot (522) May 16, 2015 Washington

    I also want to try Julius and Sip of Sunshine. I have been lucky enough to be able to get my hands on some Pliny from time to time. I find that it is one of those hyped beers that truly lives up to the hype so I can't get enough. If you have trouble finding some feel free to send me a private message in the future and we can make a trade. I don't always have but we can work on something when I do.
  33. Bferber

    Bferber Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2013 New York

    DB Cake
    BA Abraxas
    Armand Seasons
  34. Mehinaman

    Mehinaman Zealot (522) May 16, 2015 Washington

    I love Peche Mortel but haven't tried or even seen the BA yet. And I agree, Lawson's is extremely hard to find. Not impossible, but hard.
  35. tmbgnicu

    tmbgnicu Zealot (509) Mar 15, 2014 Pennsylvania

    1. Pliny the Younger
    2. Black Tuesday variants
    3. Haze
    4. Double Sunshine
    5. Darkness
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  36. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2012 Nebraska

    In the interest of narrowing this down to five, I'm not including any beers that I want to try that I currently have in my possession but have yet to open.

    1) Blåbær Lambik
    2) Blueberry Flanders
    3) Fuzzy
    4) Apple Brandy Mexican Cake (although it would need to be a fresh batch to really be on my wants)
    5) Nocturn Chrysalis
  37. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Heady Topper
    Pliny the Younger
    Westy 12
    Bourbon Barrel Aged Bigfoot
    Zombie Dust
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  38. 4lo

    4lo Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2015 Texas

    1. Selectie C
    2. LH12
    3. Spuyten Duyvil
    4. Vanilla bean assassin
    5. '05 woodford reserve dark lord
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  39. Cpmitchno1

    Cpmitchno1 Meyvn (1,133) Jan 7, 2015 Virginia

    Double Sunshine
    Pliny the Younger
    Exponential Hoppiness
    Focal Banger
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  40. BrewsingBuffalo

    BrewsingBuffalo Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2015 New York

    In no particular order:
    - Heady Topper
    - Westvleteren 12
    - Sip of Sunshine
    - Fort Point Pale Ale
    - Anything by HF

    Rochefort 10 is/was on my immediate list, but I picked that up today so I'll be getting to try it soon.
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