What is your favorite beer of 2013 thus far?

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  1. headylamar

    headylamar Initiate (167) Feb 11, 2010 New Jersey

    Port Brewing Co: Board Meeting

    Innovative and delicious.
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  2. adamhand

    adamhand Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2009 Massachusetts

    Heady Topper, finally made the trek up.
  3. headylamar

    headylamar Initiate (167) Feb 11, 2010 New Jersey

    Oh - i'd like to add a 2nd beer to my 2013 list: Nectar Ales - Black Xantus.
  4. ThirdEyePA

    ThirdEyePA Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 Texas

    I'm going to have to go with this years Parabola.
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  5. tipfortap

    tipfortap Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2013 New York

    Columbus Brewing Company's Bodhi DIPA was awesome, and I was all about Green Flash's Serrano Chile Double Stout when it was popping up in NYC in April
  6. Askchucky

    Askchucky Initiate (197) May 2, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Bridge Road / Nøgne Ø Aurora Australis. Pretty great beer. As it warms up, it changes the taste profiles.
  7. Absolut

    Absolut Zealot (564) Sep 19, 2011 California

    had Parabola on tap last night. WINNER
  8. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (323) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    Kane (NJ) Head High IPA. It's world class!
  9. IroquoisPlisken

    IroquoisPlisken Initiate (0) May 21, 2013 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Zombie Dust then Gangster Frog IPA. Edit: New to me, at least.
  10. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    Funky Bow's So Folkin' Hoppy IPA...no joke...blew me away.
  11. KingforaDay

    KingforaDay Defender (653) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    I would also have said "Enjoy By 5/17" but I was lucky enough to have 2 PTY's back in March so will have to go with that.
  12. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2012 Ohio

    Dark Horse Crooked Tree variety pack.
  13. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Aspirant (226) Oct 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    Heady. New to me. Just next level good.
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  14. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,274) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Still got to go with the original Saison Vielle from Crooked Stave.

    Other favorites include:

    Funkwerks Nelson Sauvin and Solenna
    Odell Loose Leaf
    Port Board Meeting
    Crooked Stave Hop Savant
    Ommegang Gnomegang
    Grimm Brothers Willows Wren
    Telluride Face Down Brown
  15. Handyandy58

    Handyandy58 Initiate (131) Aug 3, 2011 California

    New Glarus IIPA.
  16. dennho

    dennho Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2006 New York

    Wormtown Tennessee Tats.
    The two year old Burton Baton I found in the back of the fridge.
  17. infiniteloop

    infiniteloop Initiate (141) Dec 13, 2012 District of Columbia
    Beer Trader

    Shrieking Violet
  18. GameFreac

    GameFreac Disciple (373) Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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    By far.

    Holy shit.
  19. swolepeer

    swolepeer Initiate (164) May 23, 2013 California

    Alesmith IPA on cask is probably my favorite.
  20. ReeseMax3

    ReeseMax3 Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Anchorage Brewing Company "A Deal with the Devil" barley wine. It is, hands down, the best barley wine I have ever had.
  21. watermelonman

    watermelonman Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2004 California

    Yes! I think the years under its belt along with the rye mellowed and straightened it out. I bet my tasting was also skewed by never having it fresh.
  22. nogidrew86

    nogidrew86 Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2010 Nevada

    Noble Ale Works Naughty Sauce
  23. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (816) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    FU Sandy from Flying Fish (forever unloved they claim)
  24. brunop

    brunop Aspirant (248) Jun 21, 2006 Massachusetts

    jacks abby cascadia.
  25. Lugoves

    Lugoves Initiate (0) May 21, 2013 Florida

    So far my Favorite is 'South Swell' by Green Room Brewery one of local breweries. It's as Hoppy as a Terrapin Hopsecutioner but it's a red ale. Probably can't find it outside of Jacksonville FL , so for Beer obtainable elsewhere I'd say Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewery in San Diego.
  26. striker2160

    striker2160 Disciple (398) May 5, 2013 Minnesota
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    1- 2008 BCBS
    2- Toppling Goliath Mornin Delight on tap.
    4- BA9K on tap
    5- Bells Blacknote on tap.
  27. mdfb79

    mdfb79 Poo-Bah (4,930) Jan 11, 2010 New York
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    For news beers, it's been Goose Island's BCS Cherry Rye, followed by their Baudoinia, oddly enough. Funny, both BCS variations.
  28. jmgrub

    jmgrub Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2010 California

    Xyauyu barrel
  29. BigEZ_VZ

    BigEZ_VZ Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2013 Louisiana

    Boulevard Coffee Ale...smoove
  30. ZamaMan

    ZamaMan Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2013 California

    Parabola or chocolate rain
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  31. SournRare

    SournRare Initiate (149) Dec 2, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I have to pick 3 here:

  32. justforrazors

    justforrazors Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2013 Missouri

    What is Enlightenment? Excited to drink a ton of it this weekend...
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  33. JoeSpartaNJ

    JoeSpartaNJ Initiate (180) Feb 5, 2008 New Jersey

    I haven't tried alot of new beers in 2013 (too much home brewing), But I got to try KBS which I really liked as well as Founders Doom (at a Founders night, go figure) and pleasantly surprised by Old Forge Overbite IPA. Not the best IPA I have had, but much better than I was expecting.
  34. BMMillsy

    BMMillsy Poo-Bah (2,310) Feb 16, 2012 Florida
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    As a new beer to 2013, Stone is surprising me. Dayman Coffee IPa and Espresso RIS were both insanely well crafted.

    As for best beer I have swallowed this year, Founders CBS wins followed closely by CCB Cafe Con Leche stout and a 2011 Kuhnhenn BB4D.
  35. TechTriumph

    TechTriumph Devotee (496) Oct 26, 2011 Virginia

    Stone Espresso IRS
    2012 KBS
    Ten FIDY
    Ayinger Celebrator
    ...pretty much in that order...
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  36. BeerMeInStl

    BeerMeInStl Aspirant (205) Jan 26, 2013 Missouri

    My favorite (new to me) beer of 2013 is Central Waters Peruvian Morning. That one just blew me away.

    This may change when I open up my bottle of Parabola though.
  37. shamrock1343

    shamrock1343 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2010 New Jersey

    Alchemy Hour. a close second is the BCBS Cherry Rye
  38. jmgrub

    jmgrub Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2010 California

    Earlier in this thread, when I said my favorite of 2013 so far was Xyauyu Barrel, what I meant to say was that my favorite of 2013 so far is PVW Black Magick. Epic.
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  39. BlakeAM

    BlakeAM Disciple (313) Nov 6, 2011 Illinois

    Peruvian Morning, Permanent Funeral and Espresso RIS were all incredible, Alchemy Hour was no slouch either.
  40. shamrock1343

    shamrock1343 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2010 New Jersey

    Funky Buddha Last Snow
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