What is your favorite beer of 2013 thus far?

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  1. Kinsman

    Kinsman Champion (873) Aug 26, 2009 California

    HF Double Galaxy
    Lawsons Double Sunshine
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  2. DOTU

    DOTU Aspirant (232) Feb 11, 2011 California

    Prairie Gold is fantastic and new to me if not new this year. Also, I finally had a BORIS last night and loved it. Those come to mind as standouts I have had this year.
  3. joshbhs04

    joshbhs04 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Really Enjoy the Dayman and this years version of Huna is great as well.
  4. powz87

    powz87 Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2012 Illinois

    Galaxy Unicorn by Pipeworks. Or Apple Brandy BCS at stoutfest
  5. yankinwis

    yankinwis Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2012 Wisconsin

    Live Oak HefeWeizen. I'm a wheat guy, it's awesome.
  6. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Zealot (595) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    Naughty Temple or CW BBBW for me.
  7. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    Enjoy by 4.1.13.
  8. BarrelAgedBrian

    BarrelAgedBrian Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2013 Massachusetts

    Jack's Abby BA Framinghammer for local, Firestone Walker Sucaba for non-local
  9. oN3xM

    oN3xM Initiate (118) Mar 22, 2013 Illinois
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    Stone's Dayman. Also looking forward to Enjoy By 5.17.13 since I didn't get to try 4.20.13.
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  10. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2012 Michigan

    Fresh Hop Stoopid. Last year too!
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  11. vacax

    vacax Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2008 California
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    Mocha Black Tuesday by a pretty wide margin.
  12. MrRockstar

    MrRockstar Initiate (157) Sep 9, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    New this year is easily Great Lakes Alchemy Hour, what a great beer.
  13. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Founders Imperial Stout as far as new to me beer and Alchemy Hour as new this year beer.
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  14. unclejazz

    unclejazz Defender (622) Oct 24, 2011 New York
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    Hill Farmstead Susan, it even looks like OJ in a glass. Runner up goes to Allagash FV 13, very tasty.
  15. dan027

    dan027 Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I'm going to have to go with Alchemy Hour as well
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  16. ediaz

    ediaz Aspirant (211) Nov 23, 2011 Florida
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    BP Victory at Sea - new to me!
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  17. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Aspirant (213) Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    I keep seeing this around but have yet to get it. Maybe I'll grab it sometime.

    As for me:

    Alchemy Hour - This stuff ranks right up there with Hopslam as one of the best DIPAs coming out if the Midwest.

    KBS - This year's batch is a lot better than previous years, IMO. I just did a three year vertical and the '13 won out. Easily the most balanced batch yet.

    BCBS Cherry Rye - Another stellar variation by Goose Island.

    Black Note - My first time having it this year. Mind blown.

    I'm sure there are others that I'm forgetting, but those are the stand outs right now. And of course, I have other stuff in the cellar I haven't touched yet that will probably rank up here as well.
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  18. TotallyHosed

    TotallyHosed Disciple (321) Jun 20, 2009 Illinois
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    CW Fifteen. Outstanding!
  19. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Ohio

    Sucks and I Wish there were 2 cases to buy. Congrats & Cheers
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  20. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Jack's Abby Smoke and Dagger.

    I doubt this beer was released for the first time in 2013, but it was new to me this year and I absolutely love it.
  21. smitherz22

    smitherz22 Initiate (0) May 8, 2012 California

    Sucks and barrel aged Gonzo
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  22. atomic

    atomic Disciple (328) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    I've had more beer (variety) this year than all other years combined... So this will be tough.

    Standouts include
    Heady Topper (Thanks willbm3!)
    Pliny (big ole thanks to jkbootlegger for these RR)
    RR Blind Pig
    RR Temptation
    Nugget Nectar (another big thanks to will!)
    Unibroue La Terrible
    New Glarus Winter Warmer (surprised the hell out of me)
    Deschutes Chainbreaker
    Zombie Dust
    BCBS CS and CR (technically 2012 but I drank them this year)

    But I think in the end, the all around winner was fresh KBS for me. Never in my life have I had such a potent BBA beer that was this easy to drink. I don't know what magic they're using. I had a 2012 vintage this week as well, and the fresh KBS is just so much better! Now I have a good excuse to polish off the 4 2013s I have left.

    Looking forward to Doom, Parabola, and opening up the Huna I got from Chardlogic.
  23. jpaulsen

    jpaulsen Aspirant (295) Dec 6, 2010 California
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  24. Roser

    Roser Disciple (347) Aug 4, 2012 Virginia
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    Kind of really digging the Lagunitas Sucks
  25. busternuggz

    busternuggz Zealot (528) Mar 9, 2008 California

    Bell's Smitten. So incredibly well made.
  26. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Crusader (713) Apr 3, 2006 Michigan
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    BCBCS and Sucks for new to me
    Tart Side of the Moon and Right Brain Naughty Girl Stout for new for 2013 (at least in bottles)
  27. CanConPhilly

    CanConPhilly Champion (825) May 17, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Tired Hands Mago Tago. All of their beers are great, but this one tops the heap.

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  28. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas
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    That sounds great.
  29. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Zealot (535) Jul 13, 2011 Florida
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    Cigar City Cubano Espresso...if only I could find more of it (without driving 4 hours to the brewery in Tampa)!
  30. pelcheck

    pelcheck Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Bells is SO good! Ever have their Hopslam? Mmmmmmmmmm.
  31. AAG

    AAG Disciple (328) Dec 29, 2012 New York

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  32. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Zealot (595) Aug 13, 2009 Indiana
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    Crooked Tree IPA. Love the multiple hoppy citrus favors and the price.
  33. ThreeFishes

    ThreeFishes Devotee (447) Jan 8, 2013 Florida
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    Miami Madness from J Wakefield. Unbelievably good stuff. Maybe I'll get to try more next Saturday.
  34. OTB

    OTB Disciple (398) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Beachwood's Citraholic IPA. World class IPA from an amazing line up of IPA/DIPA's that define the term world class.

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  35. ThomasMetal75

    ThomasMetal75 Devotee (425) Jun 15, 2009 Massachusetts

    Troegs Nugget Nectar. Never had it, and wow is it an awesome brew!
  36. kcbaby

    kcbaby Aspirant (225) Jun 30, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Most definitely.
  37. BarryMFBurton

    BarryMFBurton Meyvn (1,016) Mar 28, 2011 Indiana

    Best beer first introduced this year? Victory's session saison, Swing.

    Best beer I've had since the beginning of the year? Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA.
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  38. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    Hopped up Johnnie and BA Abraxas, with Double Sunshine behind. Mmmmmmm
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  39. Askchucky

    Askchucky Initiate (196) May 2, 2011 Illinois
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    The next one
  40. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    Bodhi or dayman
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