What beer do you advocate for?

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  1. TastyIsBeer

    TastyIsBeer Devotee (422) Dec 13, 2006 Illinois

    Visited New Mexico a few years ago and went to the Marble taproom in Sante Fe. Outstanding beer, easily one of the better breweries in the West. I wore a Marble t-shirt to the Great Taste of the Midwest a couple years ago and got more good comments than the Hill Farmstead shirt I had on last year - I think the folks who know Marble are always happy to see someone appreciating them...
     
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  2. Monkeyknife

    Monkeyknife Poo-Bah (3,175) Jan 8, 2007 Missouri
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    I feel that Gubna doesn't quite get the love it deserves as an IIPA.
     
  3. Smconnor

    Smconnor Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2015 Iowa
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    Some of Two Brothers beers in my opinion do not get enough recognition. I am biased because I live in the area, but the people there are great as well. Very nice and friendly.
     
  4. jcos

    jcos Aspirant (214) Nov 23, 2009 Maryland

    Any very good beer you can actually buy at a local store on any given day...
     
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  5. DerekCarruth

    DerekCarruth Disciple (381) Aug 17, 2012 Georgia
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    I'd say Georgia beer, in general, doesn't really have a great reputation. And that's a mistake. Sweetwater and Terrapin are the leaders, but man the followers are coming quick.

    Creature Comforts, Burnt Hickory, Orpheus, Jekyll, Monday Night are a few small breweries that are consistently making great, highly rated, beers one after the next. Tropicalia, the Didjits, Transmigration of Souls are just some of the highly sought after brews that GA is producing. It's just going to get better.

    I live in GA and haven't really given it the due that it deserves. Not any more. GA is making its mark on the beer industry.

    Now if we could just get the morons in the government to let these guys sell their own beer at the breweries, we'd really have a great thing going!
     
  6. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,066) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Smuttynose Robust Porter.
     
  7. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,370) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    I am an advocate for Washington Beer! Sure, not all of our almost 300 breweries are gems, but a lot are. From Nano's like Foggy Noggin, Justice, and Geaux, to long standing craft pioneers like Pike, Boundary Bay, Red Hook, and Fish, to new bright lights like Wander, Bale Breaker, and Holy Mountain. From small towns like Oroville, to neighborhoods (Ballard) in a large city stuffed with breweries, from our long-time Ale makers like Silver City, Port Townsend, and Old Schoolhouse, to our Lager specialists like Chuckanut and Alpine.

    Our biggest fest of the year happens every Fathers Day weekend, y'all should come: http://washingtonbeer.com/festivals/washington-brewers-festival.php
     
  8. beermeplz

    beermeplz Aspirant (286) Feb 13, 2015 California

    Agreed, Gubna is great! Even if it has changed over time, I still dig it.

    My girl smuggled one into the movie theater for me last week. She went with an Anderson Valley Gose...
     
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  9. PA-Michigander

    PA-Michigander Meyvn (1,446) Nov 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    So true, they are killing it lately. I'm lucky to have a couple friends down in GA.
     
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  10. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (4,897) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    The D/IPAs coming out of SingleCut Brewing here in NY are awesome.

    Don't know if they're underrated as much as they're simply up-and-coming...
     
  11. SaisonRichBiere

    SaisonRichBiere Savant (969) Mar 23, 2011 Michigan
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    Michigan beers.
     
  12. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Devotee (410) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

  13. socon67

    socon67 Poo-Bah (2,290) Jun 18, 2010 New York
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    For me, its Yards Brewing. I like their core lineup and I love that one of them is Brawler, an English Dark Mild ale with a nice low ABV. Their 12 pack is one of the few (Great Lakes being another) where I enjoy all of them.
     
  14. fredmugs

    fredmugs Meyvn (1,484) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    I seriously need to get some of this.
     
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  15. threeviews

    threeviews Zealot (581) Apr 18, 2011 Florida

    I think Exit 4 (Flying Fish) is deserving of at least a 90 rating (if not a 95-98 rating by my palate)...I think that this beer does not get its fair share is due to the fact it is viewed as a Belgian Tripel and not an 'American Trippel' as it is labeled. If you get your hands on a bottle that is less than 90-110 days old, you will experience one of the premier Belgian IPA's that are available.
     
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  16. fredmugs

    fredmugs Meyvn (1,484) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    Coast Buster by Upland. Upland went through a big transition when they built their larger production facility and the quality of their products has improved significantly and Coast Buster is the best example of this. I also think 3 new breweries opening up in the area gave them a little kick in the ass too.
     
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  17. ecpho

    ecpho Aspirant (256) Mar 28, 2011 New York

    they are underrated because they are in bottles not canned, kind of expensive and Queens isn't as cool as other boroughs.
    I personally am not crazy about them though - too much on the juicy IPA side for me.
     
  18. Bear1964

    Bear1964 Zealot (513) Dec 12, 2012 Nebraska

    I agree and would like to add that this happens way too much, I also enjoy Grain Belt for it's sweet corn flavor!
     
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  19. drmeto

    drmeto Poo-Bah (2,037) Jan 29, 2015 Germany
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    other than the fact that most lager styles dont get a fair shake in the craft community?

    its so rare seeing topics involving kellerbier,schwarzbier or dunkel outside of the germany forum
     
  20. Bear1964

    Bear1964 Zealot (513) Dec 12, 2012 Nebraska

    So very true, all the taste profiles of the different Lagers are a joy!
     
  21. ClePaul

    ClePaul Zealot (582) May 30, 2013 Ohio

    I feel like 'Southern Tier' has a great line up, solid distro foot print, reasonable prices and great beer nerd stats/food recommendations on their label. I feel like their 'craft beer morals' are very high. Yet they seem to always be left off any 'best of lists' I know they are not the most amazing brewery, but sometimes I feel like they deserve more credit.
    http://www.stbcbeer.com/



    Also... Not an American brewery, but Fuller's makes some great stuff and is also unheralded
    http://www.fullers.co.uk/
     
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  22. HammsMeASAP

    HammsMeASAP Initiate (127) Jun 14, 2012 Minnesota

    Kolsch's.

    Under appreciated.
     
  23. gatheredwaters

    gatheredwaters Devotee (426) May 1, 2014 Vermont

    Neshaminy Creek's County Line IPA is outstanding, yet gets a lack of "rating" love.
     
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  24. sajaffe1

    sajaffe1 Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2013 Utah

    Victory
     
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  25. pagriley

    pagriley Meyvn (1,027) Oct 27, 2014 Illinois
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    Clown shoes. Seriously consistent and awesome beers, that are cheaper and just as good if not better than comparable brews. For the life of me, I can't understand how things like Space Cake at 5.99 a bomber sits on the shelf for more than a day. and don't get me started on Undead Party Crasher - fucking criminal that I can get that beer for 8 bucks a bomber - soft, slightly smoky and rich as all get up. Love me them big feet.
     
  26. JTW10

    JTW10 Initiate (69) Nov 25, 2013 Pennsylvania

    weyerbacher insanity is a 93 and yet criminally underrated. some of the reviews i read before buying this were like "this is the reason i get up and go to work every day" and "if this said founders on the label it would sell out in a day." the 2012 version of this with a year on it has left me chasing the dragon with every barleywine if not every beer i have had since. CWBBBW, BCBBW, sucaba on tap, etc etc....nothing was close. it has definitely been inconsistent from year to year and can be "hot" when fresh but this has to by my answer to this question.

    honorable mentions:
    port mongo
    jolly pumpkin noel de calabaza
    unibroue maudite
    gulden draak

    all of these are rated pretty high but don't get mentioned that much. for lower rated beers i would be a PA homer and say anything by sly fox
     
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  27. BullDoza

    BullDoza Initiate (194) Apr 12, 2014 Texas
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    Community Mosaic. I'm convinced it's the best IPA from Texas, Yellow Rose be damned. YR is good, but NOTHING in this state beats a fresh Mosaic...drinking one now, actually; I wish yall were too.

    BTW, the same brewery makes an absolutely outstanding BA stout. They're making Texas (Dallas?) proud.
     
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  28. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Aspirant (224) Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

    I love the fact that a MN craft brewer owns a macro beer.

    I think Surly should consider this. I bet they can come up with a killer macro (albeit tasty) recipe.
     
  29. BullDoza

    BullDoza Initiate (194) Apr 12, 2014 Texas
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    maybe you've had this beer and disagree. Maybe you haven't. If you havent, locate and drink the Brew dog/Mikkeller collab Devine Rebel. Had it on tap a couple months ago and it was incredible. Looked it up here afterward and was astonished at the ratings. I'm with you in loving a good barrel BW. Stand out beer for me.
     
  30. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (13,753) Mar 18, 2010 California
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  31. mig100

    mig100 Meyvn (1,241) Aug 3, 2014 Texas
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  32. stealth

    stealth Zealot (549) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota

    Coors Banquet Beer alongside a bloody the day after... My palate smiles at the thought.
     
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  33. zachpaschal

    zachpaschal Disciple (315) Apr 5, 2014 Indiana

    The Bier Brewery is all around amazing
     
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  34. tasterschoice62

    tasterschoice62 Poo-Bah (1,809) May 14, 2014 Rhode Island
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    If you think they don't get much recognition you don't spend alot of time on WBAYDN. Just saying.,
     
  35. tasterschoice62

    tasterschoice62 Poo-Bah (1,809) May 14, 2014 Rhode Island
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    Not everybody has the same opinion.....just saying.
     
  36. tasterschoice62

    tasterschoice62 Poo-Bah (1,809) May 14, 2014 Rhode Island
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    Wtf is this???
     
  37. MUTINY

    MUTINY Meyvn (1,118) Feb 6, 2015 Virginia

  38. Fox82791

    Fox82791 Devotee (469) Jun 20, 2014 New York
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    You're right, I really don't haha
     
  39. tasterschoice62

    tasterschoice62 Poo-Bah (1,809) May 14, 2014 Rhode Island
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    Nothing wrong with honesty. I respect that more than people joining in and "trolling" with obnoxious candor just to get points. Enjoy your beer. Cheers!
     
  40. SonictheBeerhog

    SonictheBeerhog Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2013 New York

    All of it. But mostly brews dedicated to the craft.
     
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