Top 5 Year-Round, Easy to Find Beers

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

  1. MilkManX

    MilkManX Disciple (300) Jul 10, 2012 Arizona


    Sam Adams
    New Belgium
    Sierra Nevada
    Dogfish Head

    That is my usual go to stuff.
  2. Schwerzpunkt

    Schwerzpunkt Initiate (0) Oct 9, 2012

    Chimay Blue
    Bear Republic Racer 5
    Southern Tier Unearthly
    Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
    Berkshire Coffeehouse Porter
  3. mscott1975

    mscott1975 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Palo santo
    Two hearted
    Victory Hop Devil
    Founders dirty bastard & porter
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  4. HOMEPL8

    HOMEPL8 Initiate (149) Dec 26, 2010 Virginia

    Two Hearted...I know, original, but so good
    Youngs Double Choc Stout
    Dead Guy
    Union Jack
    Stealhead Extra Pale
  5. edwado

    edwado Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2013 New Jersey

    I agree wholehardadly with your assessment and put two more beer's in with it:Weihenstephaner's Vitus which vies with Schneider-weiss's Aventinus as easy to get and far and away the best in their styles that I have drunk.( Le Fin should be forced to label their beer liquid heroin- to myself it is impossible not to drink it 2 times a week)
  6. edwado

    edwado Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2013 New Jersey

    The rest of you pinnapples that are answering this post are just that ...except for Zac.At least he understood and communicated what the post is all about.NO. 1-15-most if not everybody have posted your regional brewery's-come on people really.....
  7. jdauria

    jdauria Initiate (172) Sep 15, 2010 Massachusetts

    Lakefront IPA
    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    Victory Prima Pils
    Harpoon IPA
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  8. Utley12

    Utley12 Aspirant (257) Jun 10, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Dogfish 60min
    Victory Hop D
    Victory Prima
    Sierra Celebration
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  9. mudbug

    mudbug Zealot (593) Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

    Wow, seems most BAs don't get out much. I did a two year motorhome tour of the US and I can tell you that almost all of the suggestions so far are out to lunch as fas as available EVERYWHERE. Except:
    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    Sierra Nevada Torpedo
    SA Boston Lager
    NB Fat Tire
    Past that it's local stuff or nothing. I found these at almost every Wallmart in the country, even the boonies of North Dakota and Wyoming
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  10. surfcaster

    surfcaster Zealot (507) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina
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    Two Hearted
    Dead Guy
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  11. thegodfather1076

    thegodfather1076 Disciple (346) Oct 11, 2009 Ohio

    Stone IPA
    Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
    Oscar Blues Old Chub
    Sierra Nevada Stout
    Thirsty Dog Labrador Lager
  12. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Crusader (730) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    Good idea, here are mine.
    Sierra Nevada
    Flying Fish
    Great Lakes
  13. robertsmith

    robertsmith Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2013 North Carolina

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  14. Curloftheburl

    Curloftheburl Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2013 Connecticut

  15. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Crusader (736) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    No Fat Tire here in NY and very little selection, if any, at WalMart.
  16. surfmanjim

    surfmanjim Initiate (67) Aug 21, 2005 New Jersey

    In these parts, I'd go with Ithaca Flower Power, La Fin Du Mond, Double Jack, Aventinus, and St. Bernardus Abbott 12.
  17. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Crusader (730) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    You can't get Fat Tire in NJ either . If fact I don't think you can get it anywhere in the North East.
  18. RichD

    RichD Champion (805) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
    Samuel Adams Noble Pils (you need to look in the right spots, though. Plenty everywhere in my neck of the woods.)
    DFH 90 Minute IPA
    Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout/RIS (Not sure how much of this is floating around in other stores, but this is common in New England.)
    Rochefort 10
  19. jkane101

    jkane101 Devotee (477) Sep 22, 2007 New Jersey
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    I'm fine with no Fat Tire, which I personally do not all
  20. mrcraft

    mrcraft Meyvn (1,318) Dec 15, 2012 California
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    Weihenstephan Hefeweissbier
    Unibroue La Fin du Monde
    St. Bernardus Abt 12
    Firestone Walker Double Jack
    Rochefort 10
  21. Beef_Curtains

    Beef_Curtains Devotee (445) Oct 14, 2013 Ohio
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    Fat Heads Head Hunter
    Dogfish 90 Minute
    North Coast Old Rasputin
    Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald
    Bell's Two Hearted
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    WCKDVBZ Savant (961) May 9, 2014 South Carolina
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    1. Ommegang Abbey Ale
    2. New Holland Dragon's Milk
    3. Boulevard The Sixth Glass
    4. Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron
    5. Evil Twin Even More Jesus
  23. hillind

    hillind Aspirant (265) Apr 24, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Prima pils
    Racer 5
    Palo Santo
    SN stout
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  24. smakawhat

    smakawhat Poo-Bah (5,936) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland

    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    Leffe Blonde
    Sam Adams Boston Lager
    New Belgium Ranger
    Stone IPA

    those are beers I can easily find in just about any store in the US from coast to coast.

    Easy :wink:

    Honorable mention for Dogfish 60. And Deschutes Mirror Pond, which are somewhat distributed.
  25. raulstotle12

    raulstotle12 Aspirant (218) Feb 19, 2014 California

    too many i cant just do top 5
  26. McMatt7

    McMatt7 Disciple (382) Jul 30, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Edmund Fitz
    Roch 10
    Hop Stoopid
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  27. MOVERTON1284

    MOVERTON1284 Zealot (558) Jul 23, 2014 Alabama
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    Jai Alai
    GP Snake Handler
    Fat Tire
    Stone RIS (Sits on shelves here year round)
    Straight to Ale Monkeynaut
  28. iluvBA4life

    iluvBA4life Initiate (64) Jan 18, 2009 California
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    Enjoy By IPA
    Union Jack
    Sculpin IPA
    Lil Sumpin
    AleSmith IPA
  29. Lucular

    Lucular Meyvn (1,141) Jun 20, 2014 Maryland
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    I'm sure this would be totally different if you asked me 6 months from now--and who knows, I might even have a favorite style by then--but for now I'd say:

    Heavy Seas Loose Cannon
    Oskar Blues Old Chub
    Boulevard Long Strange Tripel
    SN Kellerweis
    Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
  30. ToddThompson

    ToddThompson Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2012 North Carolina

    Bells Two Hearted
    Victory Dirtwolf
    Lag Hop Stoopid
    Uinta Hop Nosh
    NB Ranger
  31. cambabeer

    cambabeer Crusader (767) Dec 29, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Yeah this is obviously super different for everyone based on where you are... for me (that I can always find and in no order)

    Jai Alai
    Dogfish 90 minute
    Fin Du Monde
    Weihenstephaner Vitus
    Victory Dirtwolf

    (too many others, but those are go to's)
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  32. UrbanCaveman

    UrbanCaveman Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2014 Illinois
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    GLBC Eliot Ness.
    Unibroue Maudite/Trois Pistoles.
    Ayinger Brau Weisse.
    St. Bernardus Abt 12.
    Schneider Aventinus Eisbock.

    Honorable mention to Old Rasputin, Three Philosophers, and too many others to name.
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  33. Buschyfor3

    Buschyfor3 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2009 Kentucky

    Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
    Old Rasputin
    La Fin du Monde
    St. Bernardus 12/Rochefort 10 (I would think at least one of these would be easy to find in most markets)
    Any Samuel Smith's stout - Organic Chocolate Stout, Imperial Stout, Oatmeal Stout
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  34. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Meyvn (1,452) Aug 29, 2012 Michigan
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    Well, the concept of easy to find is relative, because if you look at the Brewers Association top 10 brewers from 2013, only two of them are distributed in all 50 states (going by Seekabrew): Boston Beer Co. and Sierra Nevada. So with that in mind, I'm providing two lists (in my personal order)--

    Universally Easy To Find Top 5:
    1. Duvel
    2. Orval
    3. Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
    4. Celebrator Doppelbock
    5. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

    Reasonably Easy To Find Top 5:
    1. Tank 7
    2. Duvel
    3. Orval
    4. Deschutes Black Butte
    5. Green Flash WCIPA
  35. starrdogg

    starrdogg Champion (822) Jun 21, 2010 District of Columbia
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    I'm sad I don't live in Odell's distribution footprint because Odell IPA is fantastic. Easily the best easy-to-find year round IPA out there (over contenders Sculpin, Two Hearted, Jai Alai).
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  36. BodiesLexus

    BodiesLexus Disciple (304) Feb 23, 2011 New York
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    Anchor Porter
    90 Minute
    Guinness Foreign Extra

    I could easily live, forever, with these 5 and should be able to walk to get them, from 90% of the USA. These are blessed times to be discerning beer drinkers.
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  37. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Poo-Bah (1,537) Aug 10, 2013 California
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    Five beers that I can drink year round and are easy to find
    North Coast Old Rasputin
    Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout
    Firestone Walker Union Jack
    Sierra Nevada Torpedo
    Green Flash Double Stout
    so many others I could throw in.
  38. leantom

    leantom Crusader (792) Nov 20, 2011 Indiana
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    DFH 90 min
    SN Torpedo IPA
    Alpha King Pale Ale
    Two-Hearted (cans are fantastic)
    La Fin Du Monde
  39. walterk

    walterk Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2014 Mississippi

    Samuel Smith Russian Imperial Stout
    Anchor Porter
    Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
    Goose Island Sofie
    Founders Porter
  40. IPAGeorge

    IPAGeorge Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2014 Illinois
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    Stone IPA
    Half Acre Daisy Cutter
    Deschutes Mirror Pond
    Victory Dirt Wolf
    Bells Two Hearted
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