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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Stinkypuss, Mar 20, 2014.
KANE Head High - New Jersey
Gotta hit up on that CC Cosmik Debris- had some from my work's growler bar tonight and it is like Tropicalia on steroids, but those than don't shrink your privates. It's 8.5%, and I feel like I could drink a few snifters (actually, pint glasses) of this.
Being from Chicago and seeing the hate that has gotten poured on Goose Island for the AB acquisition I still drink their beer as much as I have before, maybe a little less Honkers but still.
Since Cigar City was purchased, do you still feel the same way about their beer as you did previously? This is all very interesting to me.
Not counting breweries which don't distribute, bottle or can (often) like Cellarmaker or Fieldwork, I'm shocked to say my current vote is for Karl Strauss Aurora Hoppyalis. Mother Earth Boo Koo is also super. And El Segundo Mayberry.
Congress St IPA.
Although I have not yet had it, it seems like the big consensus for Connecticut would be Sip of Sunshine. I know Lawson's is out of Vermont but SoS is brewed right here in Connecticut. Where it's damn near impossible to find. I've been hunting for months with no success.
DFH 90 min
Bell's Two Hearted! Oh shit...it could also be Founders Centennial. It's really hard to decide when you live in Michigan :-D
Southern Grist Juice Line
Bearded Iris Homestyle
Smith & Lentz Double IPA
Ugh, maybe Scream? Wisconsin is not really killing it in the IPA race. Solid stouts, great sours, excellent wilds/fruits, decent browns, but we don't really have an IPA that's going to make your head spin.
TH Juice Machine!
Other half All Green Everything
I have tried many (make of that what you will!) and in Texas, Yellow Rose from Lone Pint in Magnolia is absolutely world class.
I didn't consider double IPAs in my vote, otherwise Hop Delusion would be a contender. I also would never turn down an Elissa but next to Yellow Rose? sorry St Arnold's...
Melvin. They put out some great IPAs and DIPAs. Now that they're starting to distribute more will find out about them. Colorado already knows!
I've tried the 2x4 by Melvin and I have to say its deffinetly one of the best iPas I've ever had. They will start distributing to Oregon in August and I can hardly wait.
this is a tough one to answer, so i'll just say off the top, double daisy cutter by half acre on tap if you can!
So far, all I've had have been outstanding.
Changed in what way? I've only been drinking craft for a relatively short time so I might be missing something here, please enlighten me.
I'll go Columbus Bodhi if Im picking one.... with White Rajah and Fat Heads Hop Juju and Hop stalker all also in my 'Favorite' rotation.
Loved that movie too... Tom Hanks was awesome in it!
Maybe not the best, but the best one I've had is TG Pompeii.
FLORIDA: Sunshine City IPA from Green Bench brewing. Terrific!
Jai Lai and Big Nose are a close second and third.
Well it's not a state but Le Castor's Yakima IPA here in Quebec! cheers!
Are we counting APAs?
When brewed in Decorah, Pseudosue is my favorite. There is just something in that Decorah water.
Ps. Watch out for Pulpit Rock and Lion Bridge in Iowa. They are producing some world class brews.
Blackfoot Single Malt IPA , Helena Mt
You all just wait. Weldwerks Juicy Bits for Colorado right now.
Probably Lot #3 from Evolution Craft Brewing Company.
Wish I could get them in VA. Had the 2x4 and Shaolin DIPA when I was in Boulder 2/4. Two of the best IPAs I've ever had.
I'm gonna go with Other Half's Second Anniversary IPA, though since that's a one-off and assuming the following comes back, I'll go with All Citra Everything.
West Sixth IPA
Coastal is hard to stop drinking, once you've had one or two.
Forgotten Boardwalk Shore Shiver.
Nice to see Cape May getting some love in here! Didn't expect to see anyone pick them. I'm a bigger fan of City to Shore than Coastal, though. White Caps was just released and that's pretty damn good too.
ODub still gets my vote for best in NJ, however.
I'm pretty sure I've already replied, but oh well.
I still love Alpine Nelson. And firestone double jack. And Waldos special ale is stupid good. Wait, does this include double IPAs? This is way too hard.
Yeah man I'm with you. As long as they continue to produce the same quality product, I'll continue to buy it. I have Jai Alai nearly every evening. And I still line up on Black Friday to buy Bourbon County.
I understand breweries wanting to expand and deliver their product to a wider audience, and I can't say that I blame them. I'm not as concerned with where the money to do that comes from as long as they keep creative/quality control and the local workers keep their jobs. I live in Jacksonville and We have an AB brewery here. I think people forget that no matter who owns these companies, they still provide a hell of a lot of local jobs. I never hear anyone mention that.
Currently it is Vine Shine by Magnify.
Just came back from a tour at Cigar City a couple weeks ago. Finally got to taste the Jai Alai white oak. The stuff is straight gold! Ended up buying a few 4 packs of it!
A relatively new one, but this thing is the best in all the Carolinas