What are the top 3 new beers you tried this summer?

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  1. tone77

    tone77 Poo-Bah (7,247) May 20, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Mine would be:

    1) Nelson from Alpine Beer Co.
    2) Crusher from the Alchemist
    3) Special Cookie from Free Will Brewing
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  2. Balliarno

    Balliarno Initiate (0) Sep 14, 2020 France

    Augustiner Edelstoff from Augustiner Brau
    Stockade Refreshing Ale from Stockade Brew Co
    Newtowner from Young Henrys
  3. deleted_user_1007501

    deleted_user_1007501 Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2015

    Not really new beers, but first time trying them:

    Champion Shower Beer
    St. Bernardus Tripel
    Fat Head’s Mystery Machine
  4. socon67

    socon67 Poo-Bah (2,612) Jun 18, 2010 New York

    Killsboro Linzer Tart
    Destination Unknown Peaches and Cream
    Equilibrium Super Fractal Marshmallow Set
  5. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (3,112) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Tropicália, Creature Comforts
    Dolphin Sparkles, Toppling Goliath
    (tie) Bohemian Pilsner, von Trapp
    (tie) Collapse of the Multiverse, Lion Bridge

    Honorable mention: Tripel Karmaliet
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  6. Amendm

    Amendm Meyvn (1,121) Jun 7, 2018 Rhode Island

    Modernism and Alexandr 10° by the Schilling Beer Co.
    Euro Dark Lager and a Czech Pilsner respectively. Both were just plain excellent.

    Goody Two Shoes from Exhibit "A" Brewing Company, an outstanding Kölsch.

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  7. bret27

    bret27 Poo-Bah (2,021) Mar 10, 2009 California
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    Treehouse- Very Gggreen
    Bottle Logic- Hypermash Hydra
    Revolution- VSOD
  8. DokiDokiLitFam

    DokiDokiLitFam Zealot (513) Jun 3, 2019 New Jersey

    Had Weihenstephaner's Hefeweissbier for the first time this summer. Better late than never. Great anytime easy drinker.

    Double Dry Hopped Pseudo Sue was also another great one. Saw em on the shelf at Total Wine and they disappeared in a flash. Only managed to get one 4-pack.

    And last night I had Trillium's Twice The Daily Serving: Raspberry. Hoo boy. If you like Raspberries, that one is absolutely for you. It was so rich and dense, you could pour it on cheesecake as a topping.

    BMBCLT Poo-Bah (1,938) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    Man, this is a hard one. I was very fortunate to try so many amazing beers this summer. I'll just mention several and any 3 of them would qualify to be in the Top 3. And by "new", I assume you meant "new to us" beers.

    Commonwealth Villuminati
    Humble Forager Coastal Sunshine (v3): Dragon Fruit, Mango, Passion Fruit
    Bearded Iris Attention Please!
    Old Nation M-43
    Cascade Cranberry (2015)
    Charles Towne Fermentory Sungazer
    Hazelwood Indo/Outdo
    Carolina Bauernhaus Keowee

    That's all that I can remember at the moment.
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  10. Abe_Froman

    Abe_Froman Savant (916) Mar 24, 2012 Massachusetts

    Born Dreaming, Creature Comforts: GA
    Mosaic Singularity, Trimtab Brewing Company: AL
    dHop 24, Equilibrium Brewery: NY

    Also, a shout out to the All Together collaborations. Good beer, great cause!
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  11. Chilmer

    Chilmer Defender (636) May 22, 2018 Iowa

    Side Project - Fuzzy
    More - Strawberry Marbles (I’m not huge on milkshake IPAs, but this was awesome)
    Perennial - BA Fantastic Voyage

    Humble Foragers - Coastal Sunshine is the best beer series.
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  12. The_Kriek_Freak

    The_Kriek_Freak Poo-Bah (2,534) Aug 18, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Best new beers I've had since the start of summer (i.e June 20) are:

    Aslin Double Orange Starfish (DIPA)

    Pohjala & Jester King collaboration Over Easy (Imperial Porter)

    Kane Sideshore (Pilsner)

    Honorable mention: Forest & Main Off Duty (English Bitter)
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  13. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (2,195) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    I can't narrow down to 3 beers but 3 breweries that are solidly on my radar following this summer are;

    1. Ghost Town - Oakland, CA
    2. Seismic - Sebastopol or Santa Rosa, CA
    3. New Glory - Sacramento, CA
    Seismic I was getting hip to over the winter, ghost town was one of the few cases I ordered for shipping, and new glory started bringing some stuff to my area for regular distribution. All welcome additions to my beer horizons
  14. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (2,868) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Paisley Cave Complex - Bottle Logic
    Greenshift - Beachwood
    Imperial Coffee and Cigarettes - Cellarmaker
  15. sethmeister

    sethmeister Defender (681) Feb 21, 2007 New Hampshire

    1. Proclamation - Derivative: Citra
    2. Proclamation - KDA
    3. Foundation - Epiphany
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  16. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (14,963) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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  17. traction

    traction Devotee (466) Dec 4, 2010 Georgia

    Agreed the entire Coastal Sunshine series is awesome. I also loved Sweep the Leg by Equilibrium and Civil Society and ET Stay Home #1 by Evil Twin NYC.
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  18. Sheppard

    Sheppard Poo-Bah (2,301) Mar 16, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Port City Helles
    Everything I got from Notch (Voll Projekt Hefe Weisse, Standard, Lojko)
    Fox Farm The Cabin
  19. thesherrybomber

    thesherrybomber Devotee (402) Jun 13, 2017 California

    The Hairy Eyeball
    Fire And Eisbock
    Xingu Black
  20. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (2,062) Apr 16, 2015 New York
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    New to me top 3 based on my ratings/reviews/etc.
    Pliny the Younger
    Willet Bourbon BA Stay Puft - Barreled Souls
    Copestone - Fox Farm

    honorable mentions include:
    Pliny for President
    Edward (the original recipe canning run from a couple months ago)
    Coffee Shop Vibes 2020
    Barleywine is For Lovers - Barreled Souls
    Double Motueka - Hill Farmstead
  21. mickyge

    mickyge Poo-Bah (2,122) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts

    Force of Will, Tree House
    Double Dry Hopped Vicinity, Trillium
    Boss Tweed, Old Nation.
    2 more of note
    Permutation 7.02, Trillium
    Stackin' Paper, Hoof Hearted
  22. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (2,101) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado

    1. New Image More Fun Than a Pillow Fight D(t?)IPA. 9.5% of tropical, plush kush
    2. Dovetail Kolsch, and I miss it.
    3. Half Acre Dark Trail mixed culture foeder saison (mind blowing)

    ...no honorable mentions. I worked hard for the top 3. :wink:
  23. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (2,101) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado

    Don't know the other two, but heard on #3. I was impressed by the three beers I had from New Glory last year (2019) when you know... we could move and travel normally in the meat-world, smoke free and whatnot. Cheers.
  24. Blogjackets

    Blogjackets Poo-Bah (1,553) Nov 22, 2017 Ohio
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    Best new to me beers this summer: Sip of Sunshine, M-43 and Boss Tweed.
  25. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (2,195) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    I've only had ipas from new glory but they have great, clean, modern west coasters for sure
  26. BillAfromSoCal

    BillAfromSoCal Zealot (584) Aug 24, 2020 California

    Ok, this may seem weird, but the only beer I have bought more than once, and that at I tried for the first time this summer was a low alcohol beer: Athletic Brewing Run Wild IPA. I find it is very satisfying for those days that I can't drink alcohol, even though I continue to love my old stand-by full alcohol IPAs and stouts on other days....and it is only 70 calories.

    My second favorite was Freemont DarkStar Imp. Oat Stout

    The others I tried were not bad, to pretty good, but did not break through to more than an average of 80 points in my own scoring system (0 to 100 points possible) so they shall remain nameless, perhaps to be retried in the future.
  27. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (5,632) Sep 3, 2007 Texas

    New to me this summer, off the top of me head would be these:

    Riggs Beer Company Pilsner
    Saint Arnold Barrel Aged Wild Saison (Batch 002)
    A tie, as I can't decided:
    Maine Beer Company Lunch
    3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Cuvee Armand & Gaston

    There are certainly some others I could have included as well, like most anything from Maine Beer Company.
  28. Lucular

    Lucular Poo-Bah (4,497) Jun 20, 2014 Maryland
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  29. oldmankoch

    oldmankoch Devotee (479) Jan 1, 2014 Tennessee

    In no particular order these have been my top newbies this Summer -

    • Wicked Weed - Dark Arts..Scotch Barrel Stout
    • Albright Grove x Shared - Johanna..Belgian Pale Ale
    • Schlenkerla - Helles Lagerbier
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  30. tigg924

    tigg924 Poo-Bah (7,262) Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts

    My favorite new to me beers from the summer:

    Timothy Taylor's Landlord--perfect English beer. Reminded me of my trip overseas while I was stuck at home.
    Jack's Abby 2% Initiative Pilsner--So much flavor in such a light beer
    Fox Farm Bluster--Excellent NEIPA.
  31. TheEpeeist

    TheEpeeist Defender (602) Nov 5, 2008 Maryland

    Suarez Slow Bustle
    New Trail Hammock
    River Roost Mas Verde

    honorable mention to Hoppin' Frog Coconut Cream Pie. nasty but in a fun way. malt liquor love.
  32. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (4,771) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio
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    R. Shea - Heavy Containment (Coconut Macaroon Coffee Imperial Stout)

    MadTree - Koru (New Zealand style lager)

    Melvin - The Dry Hopper's Guide To The Galaxy DIPA

    Honorable Mentions:
    Octopi - Double Maple Imperial Breakfast Stout

    Southern Tier - White Chocolate Raspberry Imperial Milk Stout

    3 Floyds - Pillar Of Beasts (Salted Caramel Barrel-Aged Barleywine)
  33. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (4,248) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Rouge et Mosaique! (NEIPA) - Human Robot

    The New Life (Berliner) - The Referend / Tonewood

    Stay Puft (Imperial Stout) - Barreled Souls
  34. gegan

    gegan Initiate (62) Mar 29, 2016 Washington

    Fox Farm: Bluster

    Hudson Valley: Secret Life of Plants

    Dovetail: Kolsch

    Honorable mention: Practically everything else Fox Farm brews, those beers are delicious
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  35. Griffin2

    Griffin2 Meyvn (1,371) Aug 22, 2014 Virginia
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    Double Dry-Hopped King Sue - Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.
    Broccoli World - Other Half Brewing Co.
    You'll Never Walk Alone - Ocelot Brewing Co.
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  36. sportscrazed2

    sportscrazed2 Defender (658) Mar 29, 2010 American Samoa

    M43 Strawberry
    M43 Strawberry
    M43 Strawberry
  37. BMBCLT

    BMBCLT Poo-Bah (1,938) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    Had it on Sunday and was very impressed. The original is outstanding as well.
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  38. Insomniac

    Insomniac Disciple (332) Nov 5, 2019 Canada (ON)

    Off the top of my head.

    Fuller’s Imperial IPA
    Rodenbach Caractère Rouge
    Cascade Brewing Rose City Sour 2016

    I know I missed a lot of possible candidates as this was without consulting my database.
  39. Spaceman_Jer

    Spaceman_Jer Crusader (769) Jan 27, 2015 Colorado

    -Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Narwhal
    -Jack's Abby Maibock Kellerbier
    -Westbound&Down and Melvin: Western Conference All Stars WCIPA

    ....also I wish I could add Bierstadt's first canned run of Helles. Not actually a new beer, but having a chance to get in packaged form for the first time was HEAVENLY!
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