What's the best lager from your state?

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  1. tone77

    tone77 May 20, 2009 Pennsylvania

    These threads are popular and fun. So what is the best lager (any style), from your state or country?

    In PA, I would go with Stoudt's Smooth Hoperator.
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  2. sajaffe1

    sajaffe1 Feb 16, 2013 Utah

    Uncle Rick's Pilsner by Wicked Weed
  3. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    As a fellow Pennsylvanian this is a truly tough question since there are so many high quality lagers produced by numerous PA breweries. If I had a gun to my head maybe I would pick Troegs Sunshine Pils!?!

  4. teromous

    teromous Mar 21, 2010 Virginia
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    I'm sure most would say Devils Backbone Vienna Lager.
  5. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Love it, but really hard to track down here. I might agree though, a bit more hoppy than most.
  6. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Captain Jack from Old Mecklenburg in Charlotte. The only thing better is their Fest beer.
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  7. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    Best one I've had has definitely been Quinannan Falls Lager by Bell's.
  8. Invinciblejets

    Invinciblejets Sep 29, 2014 South Carolina

    First that came to mind was 32*/50* kolsch. Not a huge fan of lagers in general but did enjoy that.
  9. lambpasty

    lambpasty May 3, 2013 New Hampshire

    If I have to pick one from Jack's Abby, it probably has to be Hoponious Union.
  10. SaisonRichBiere

    SaisonRichBiere Mar 23, 2011 Michigan

    Wolverine Gulo Gulo IPL.
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  11. jzlyo

    jzlyo Mar 4, 2012 Iowa

    Confluence Fresh Start.
  12. Strike00

    Strike00 Dec 24, 2014 Iowa

    Probably Dorothy's New World Lager from Toppling Goliath.
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  13. Justin82

    Justin82 Jul 12, 2015 Massachusetts

    Anything by jacks abby, but for me mass rising
  14. Jacobier10

    Jacobier10 Feb 23, 2004 New Jersey

    NJ = Ramstein Oktoberfest

    I wish it was available year-round.
  15. stingley

    stingley Sep 21, 2013 Pennsylvania

    From one Pennsylvanian to another.
    Admittedly, I don't drink a lot of Straub, but when I do it's aways clean and fresh.
    Got some Groundhog in the fridge now, that's pretty good, too.
  16. TongoRad

    TongoRad Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I lurve the dank/earthy Columbus character in that beer!
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  17. stingley

    stingley Sep 21, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I live within an hour of the Straub brewery and have never been there! I was drinking the IPL at the company Christmas party. Interestingly, I'm also about an hour from Southern Tier and have been there several times. I'm primarily an IPA guy, and Straub's offerings tend to be more "mainstream" but I mean it when I say "fresh and clean", when I do have Straub that's what I get, they make good, honest, clean beers. Pete's Special Dark (I think it's called simply "Amber" now) is also very good.
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  18. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    Backpocket slingshot dunkle
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  19. Beef_Curtains

    Beef_Curtains Oct 14, 2013 Ohio

    I think I'll go with Jack Straw since it's bottled but Fat Heads makes a bunch of other damn fine and under appreciated lagers. They excel at much more than just hop bombs.

    Also GLBC has a few classics

    and I think I'm the only person who actually really likes Big Woody from Brew Kettle
  20. TongoRad

    TongoRad Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I love what they are doing lately- I make a point to get a few sampler cases every year by way of my sister. It was great to see that IPL 'graduate' from the sampler into a stand-alone; I hope it stays that way!
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  21. Billet

    Billet Dec 17, 2013 Michigan

    Bell's Lager of the Lakes
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  22. zeedub

    zeedub Jan 24, 2015 Vermont

    Green State Lager by Zero Gravity is pretty damn tasty.
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  23. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Hmm, two I've had this year that were outstanding was Jack's Abby Red Tape Lager and BBC's Czech Pils.

    More often than not and consistently it's Notch's Pils and Cerno Pivo. Honorable mention to Brewmaster Jack's Stray Dog Lager.
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  24. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin

    Probably Capital Dark Dopplebock or New Glarus Hometown Blonde.
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  25. gopens44

    gopens44 Aug 9, 2010 Virginia
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    I'd say yes, but just to be argumentative, I'd throw in Legend Brewing Octoberfest.
  26. puck1225

    puck1225 Dec 22, 2013 Texas
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    Karbach Mother in Lager.
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  27. 71ADub

    71ADub May 15, 2011 Virginia

    Vienna Lager from Devil's Backbone,,,but honestly, I haven't had too many. Must ...do...more....research.... :open_mouth:)
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  28. BigMike

    BigMike May 8, 2008 Pennsylvania

  29. msscott1973

    msscott1973 Dec 28, 2013 North Carolina

    I like Foothills Torch and Mother Earth Dark Cloud.
  30. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Jul 2, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    BUD. WEI. SER.

    theres a plant in Newark i believe. But seriously. Its not so bad.
  31. 22Blue

    22Blue Nov 10, 2013 Kansas
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    Interesting and difficult question.

    The best I have had in the past few years is Johnny's Blue Collar Lager brewed by Free State for the Johnny's Tavern locations.
  32. WillemHC

    WillemHC Jun 21, 2013 Utah

    I do really enjoy Pfeifferhorn Lager from Epic. Great beer. Frolich Pils from Red Rock might be better though.
  33. tuka

    tuka Apr 17, 2012 New York

    Sixpoint The Crisp.
  34. chavinparty

    chavinparty Jan 4, 2015 New Hampshire

    Vunderbar is solid
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  35. rab53

    rab53 May 1, 2005 Washington
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    Holy Mountain Czech Pilsner or Chuckanut Pilsner
  36. Smk54

    Smk54 Dec 18, 2015 Ohio

    Great Lakes Dortmund Lager is excellent.
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  37. jlharman

    jlharman Apr 5, 2015 Washington

    Helles Lager by Lucky Envelope
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  38. dcotom

    dcotom Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Best I've had is probably Backpocket Wooden Nickel. BA says Scottish Ale; however, according to the brewer, this is a "peated bock." Millstream Schild Brau Amber ain't bad, either.
  39. akolb

    akolb Aug 8, 2015 Colorado

    Upslope's Craft Lager is a good American pilsner. New Belgium's 1554 is also quite good.
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  40. South2NW

    South2NW Nov 25, 2013 Oregon

    Right now I'd probably say Pfriem's Pilsner.
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