What is your favorite pale lager from your state/province/country?

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  1. tone77

    tone77 Grand Pooh-Bah (4,091) May 20, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Include any pale lager style, Helles lager, American or Euro Pale lagers, Malt Liquors, German or Czech Pilsners, American Adjunct Lagers.
  2. hopnado

    hopnado Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    Prima Pils
  3. Tucquan

    Tucquan Pooh-Bah (2,900) Oct 11, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Troegs Sunshine Pils
  4. chinabeergeek

    chinabeergeek Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2007 Massachusetts

    please stop reminding me that sam adams discontinued noble pils
  5. Billet

    Billet Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2013 Michigan

    Frankenmuth Twisted Helles
  6. The_Kriek_Freak

    The_Kriek_Freak Grand Pooh-Bah (4,271) Aug 18, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    I cannot pick any particular out of the rest as far as PA is concerned. I guess Prima Pils was pretty good.
  7. lambpasty

    lambpasty Initiate (0) May 3, 2013 New Hampshire

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  8. steveh

    steveh Grand Pooh-Bah (3,988) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Okay, I'll play along... even though I am very close to Wisconsin and there are many more to build a list from there.

    Metropolitan Flywheel.
  9. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina

    SC, Southern Barrel - Helles Lager
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  10. UrbanCaveman

    UrbanCaveman Pooh-Bah (1,866) Sep 30, 2014 Ohio
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    The Wright Pils. Which has apparently become brewpub-only. Sigh.
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  11. Sheppard

    Sheppard Grand Pooh-Bah (3,030) Mar 16, 2013 Massachusetts
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  12. donspublic

    donspublic Grand Pooh-Bah (3,356) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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  13. scbeerman

    scbeerman Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2015 South Carolina

    Southern Barrel Helles Lager is probably the best true pale lager in the state.

    COAST 32/50 Kolsch doesn't count I guess, as it is not a true lager in the American sense, but it is possibly the finest example of the style in the world. Their Pilsner is also excellent, but brewed infrequently enough that I wouldn't really give it consideration here.
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    THANAT0PSIS Pooh-Bah (2,189) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    New Glarus Hometown Blonde
    New Glarus Edel Pils
    New Glarus Yokel

    Lazy Monk Bohemian Pilsner
    Lazy Monk Pivo Kellerbier

    Metropolitan Krankshaft Kolsch
    Metropolitan Flywheel Bright Lager
    Metropolitan Heliostat Zwickel

    Off Color Tooth and Claw
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  15. jbertsch

    jbertsch Pooh-Bah (2,588) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts
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    A tie between 2 Jack’s Abby beers:
    House Lager (essentially a helles)
    Hoponius Union (as long as IPLs count – it is pale and a lager)
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    THANAT0PSIS Pooh-Bah (2,189) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    I miss that beer.
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  17. utopiajane

    utopiajane Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    It was too sweet. With hops. That's why I think SSSH! The bohemian pilsner. The "bopils" that people like gives good bitterness and won't leave you to sink in a fat dough.
  18. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Grand Pooh-Bah (3,169) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Lots of high quality pale lagers in PA. If I was compelled to down select to one I suppose I would choose Troegs Sunshine Pils.

  19. prost2hefeweizen

    prost2hefeweizen Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2015 Oklahoma

    schlafly pale lager
  20. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 California

    Anchor California Lager and Firestone Walker Pivo Pils
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  21. Minnebrew

    Minnebrew Initiate (0) Jun 9, 2015 Minnesota

    Schell's Pils
  22. Billet

    Billet Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2013 Michigan

    Bell's Lager of the Lakes
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  23. sharpski

    sharpski Pooh-Bah (2,584) Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
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    pFriem Pilsner
  24. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Grand Pooh-Bah (3,776) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut

    Ol' Factory Pils.
  25. SaisonRichBiere

    SaisonRichBiere Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2011 Michigan

    Bell's Quinnanan Falls Lager
  26. JohnGalt1

    JohnGalt1 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,734) Aug 10, 2005 Idaho
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  27. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Grand Pooh-Bah (3,581) Sep 15, 2014 Colorado

    If we're including pilsners as pale lagers, then Firestone Walker Pivo Pils.
  28. beermeplz

    beermeplz Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2015 California

    my favorite? i dunno. the one i drink the most of and enjoy? SN Nooner.
  29. YamBag

    YamBag Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Victory Helles and I love their Zelt Bier and Hip Czech when available.
  30. russpowell

    russpowell Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,904) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Marshall Old Pavilion Pilsner. I would like to think something better is out there, as it is just okay...
  31. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2014 Massachusetts

    Agreed. But since it is limited release, I'll say Hoponious Union.
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  32. zid

    zid Grand Pooh-Bah (3,036) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Southampton Keller Pils
  33. keithmurray

    keithmurray Pooh-Bah (2,721) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Anchor Steam
  34. drmeto

    drmeto Pooh-Bah (2,076) Jan 29, 2015 Germany

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