Top 5 Year-Round, Easy to Find Beers

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by starrdogg, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Aspirant (246) Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
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    Odell IPA
    Modus Hoperandi
    Deschutes Obsidian Stout
    Odell Cutthroat Porter
    Ten Fidy (It sits around at a couple shops in town so it's always available)
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  2. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Zealot (524) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    They have always dated their bottles. It's sometimes been a bitch to read but it's been there. But all that's in the past now that they're printing the bottling date on the label.
  3. Lare453

    Lare453 Meyvn (1,338) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    Great divide yeti
    Brooklyn black chocolate stout
    North coast old Rasputin
    Dales pale ale
    Jai alai
  4. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    Well easy to find for me

    NG Moon Man
    Bells Two Hearted
    Ale Asylum Ambergeddon
    Lake louie Warped Speed Scotch ale
    SN/lagunitas/founders/victory anything
  5. alexipa

    alexipa Devotee (439) Oct 7, 2011 Colorado
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    I love this thread, I'd take most of the beers mentioned over most hard-to-find limited release brews.

    My list:
    La Terrible
    Old Chub
    Odell IPA
    Upslope Brown
  6. Prh27

    Prh27 Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2012 Virginia

    Bells Two Hearted
    OB Ten Fidy (same as a previous poster, been on the shelf since last October)
    Unibroue La Fin Du Monde / Trois Pistoles
    Founders Porter / Centennial / Red's Rye
    Old Rasputin

    All of these are absolutely outstanding for their respective styles and less than $3 a bottle, except for Ten Fidy which is $14 / 4 pack. In fact, seeing these on a list just made me wonder why I hunt whales sometimes.
  7. RichFellows

    RichFellows Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2011 Connecticut

    Uinta Hop Notch
    Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale, Oaked
    St Bernardus Abt 12
    Dogfish 90 Minute
    Stone IPA
  8. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,568) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    3F Gumball Head
    NG Moon Man
    Founders Porter
    Founders Dirty Bastard
    Asylum Mad Town Nut Brown (wish Dogfish Head Indian Brown was in WI)
  9. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    Edmund Fitzgerald
    Siberian Night
    LoneRider Peacemaker Pale Ale

    those are on shelves at all times.
  10. MeBeerGood

    MeBeerGood Initiate (19) Jan 27, 2010 Massachusetts

    Flower Power (hasn't been around for a while, but I hear it's on the way)
    Finest Kind IPA
    Founders Porter
    Ipswich Oatmeal Stout
    Baxter Stowaway IPA
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  11. BobZ

    BobZ Zealot (508) Jun 24, 2009 Massachusetts

    Rochefort 10
    St. Bernardus Abt. 12
    Achel Bruin
    Aventinus Eisbock
    Peche Mortel
  12. InebriatedJoker

    InebriatedJoker Zealot (586) Sep 16, 2010 Ohio
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    Columbus Ipa
    White Rahja
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  13. glitchedmind

    glitchedmind Initiate (0) May 8, 2012 California

    just outstanding
    class V
    Hop stoopid
    Arrogant bastard
    Racer 5
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  14. Resuin

    Resuin Meyvn (1,293) Jun 18, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Pretty limited selection out here in Hawaii, but here are my top 5 regulars that are always available in at least one of our couple beer stores (in my experience):

    Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus
    Westmalle Trappist Tripel
    Trappistes Rochefort 10
    La Fin Du Monde
    Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
  15. BedetheVenerable

    BedetheVenerable Meyvn (1,023) Sep 5, 2008 Missouri

    In no particular order...

    1.) Rodenbach Grand Cru
    2.) Goose Island Honker's
    3.) Hop Stoopid
    4.) Boulevard Bully! Porter
    5.) Fullers 1845
  16. Powderhornphil

    Powderhornphil Defender (649) Apr 30, 2012 Minnesota
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    Coffee Bender
    Two hearted
    Masala Mama
    Steel Toe Size 7
  17. dinksinct

    dinksinct Initiate (54) Nov 28, 2010 New York

    Arrogant Bastard
    Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale (Old Chub if you are feeling frisky!)
    Founders Dirty Bastard. May not be nation wide but PM someone and make a trade. It's worth it!
    Founders Porter.
    Sierra Nevada Torpedo. 4-pack Cans. Tough to beat and infinitely recyclable!
  18. MrHolland10

    MrHolland10 Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2012 Georgia

    FBS (my shop has it on the shelf year round)
    Founders Reds Rye
    Brooklyn EIPA
    Kalamazoo Stout
    Terrapin Rye Pale Ale
  19. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    Your top 5 is highly commendable. Kudos and congratulations on your achievement.
  20. Devi0us

    Devi0us Initiate (0) May 3, 2011 California

    1. Pliny
    2. Palo Santo
    3. Double Jack
    4. Old Rasputin
    5. Speedway Stout

  21. ObiWanKushnobi

    ObiWanKushnobi Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2011 Minnesota

    1. Rochefort 10
    2. St. Bernardus Abt. 12
    3. Delirium Tremens
    4. Chimay Blue
    5. La Fin Du Monde
  22. csano

    csano Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2010 Washington

    Totally agree on #1. It's a ridiculously good sour beer for the price ($11/750ml out here in Seattle).
  23. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,254) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    In no order:

    St. Bernardus ABT 12
    Smuttynose Finest Kind
    Goose Island Matilda
    Victory Storm King
    Brooklyn Lager

    I tried to pick ones from different styles too.
  24. fox227

    fox227 Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2010 California

    No particular order:
    Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
    Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
    Anderson Valley Hop Ottin
    North Coast Old Rasputin
    Sierra Nevada Torpedo
  25. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    Old Rasputin
    Torpedo (cans)
    Little Sumpin Sumpin
    Drakes 1500
  26. tdmccarthy

    tdmccarthy Devotee (456) May 6, 2010 Illinois

    This isn't easy. I'll go with:

    Bell's Two Hearted Ale
    Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
    Green Flash Rayon Vert
    Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
    Sierra Nevada Torpedo
  27. billlang675

    billlang675 Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Victory Prima Pils
    Great Lakes Edmound Fritzgerald
    Fatheads Head Hunter
    Full Pint Chinookie
    Smuttynose Finest Kind

    Very Hop tilited--I know
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  28. ByrdBrain

    ByrdBrain Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2012 Oregon

    It varies so much over time. My old regulars would have included:
    Ommegang Three Philosophers
    Tuppers' Hop Pocket Ale (all-time, sentimental favorite, esp. on the real ale tap in its Dominion days)
    Founders Red's Rye PA
    Smuttynose Robust Porter
    Dominion Oak Barrel Stout
    On another day, Brooklyn's Sorachi Ace and Number 1 might make the cut. And I have to admit to a fondness for Yuengling Porter from my ramen-eating, student days.

    I say "old" list because I just relocated from Virginia to Oregon. Now that I'm on the West Coast I have the not-too-terrible task of finding some locally available favorites, since most of my previous ones were regional East Coast brews. Either that or pay through the nose for shipping. This thread has given me some good ideas, so thanks!
  29. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,294) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    First 5 to come to mind...based on local distribution...I did one beer per style.

    Odell IPA
    Rogue's Hazelnut Brown
    Left Hand's Milk Stout
    Firestone Walker's Double Jack
    Deschutes Black Butte Porter
  30. JKIRBY

    JKIRBY Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2010 Wisconsin

    Founders Porter
    Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald
    New Glarus Spotted Cow (Always good in a pinch, and available nearly everywhere here.)
    Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout
    Bell's Special Double Cream Stout (My store has had it all year, God Bless them)
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  31. caseyoharaa

    caseyoharaa Aspirant (239) Nov 15, 2009 California
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    Fullers London Pride
    Deschutes Black butte porter
    Firestone Walker Union Jack
    Petrus Aged Pale
    Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
  32. klink40

    klink40 Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2010 Massachusetts

    Oscar Blues Deviant Dales
    Oscar Bluse Ten Fidy
    Victory Perpetual IPA
    Jack's Abby Hoponius Union
    Founders Red Rye
  33. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Illinois

    St. Bernardus Abt. 12
    Two Brother's Cane and Ebel
    Bell's Two Hearted Ale
    Great Lakes Eliot Ness
    Unibroue La Fin Du Monde

    That's what I'm feelin today though. This list could easily change tomorrow completely. So many great easy to find year round brews.
  34. slim2043

    slim2043 Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2012 Connecticut

    Reds RyePA
    Green Flash WCIPA
    DFH 90
    Sierra Nevada Torpedo
    Clown Shoes Vampire Slayer
  35. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Two Hearted
    Old Raspy
    La Fin Du Monde
    Dominion Oak Barrel
  36. booyahachieved3

    booyahachieved3 Initiate (112) Sep 5, 2012 Kansas
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    Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
    Tank 7
    And I might have to add 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat to this as number 5, so happy Boulevard made it year round!
  37. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (7,612) Aug 15, 2010 Texas
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    Speedway Stout
    Alaskan Amber
    Franziskaner Weissbier
    Old Rasputin
    Allagash White
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  38. RattleheadKV2

    RattleheadKV2 Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2011 New Mexico

    La Cumbre - Elevated IPA
    Deschutes - Obsidian
    Unibroue - La Fin Du Monde
    Odell - Myrcenary
    Stone - Arrogant Bastard (always a fall back beer, since I can get it a pretty much any grocery store or gas station around me)
  39. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (497) Jan 2, 2010 California
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    Heady topper
    All else is gravy
  40. Reinbeck11

    Reinbeck11 Aspirant (274) Aug 15, 2012 Iowa

    Just drive to IA and you can. I mean we drive to WI for NG and were not bitch'in. :slight_smile: