What's the best lager from your state?

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  1. jakemn91

    jakemn91 Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2013 New Mexico

    Schell's Firebrick is probably my pick. It's a really solid Vienna lager
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  2. neenerzig

    neenerzig Pooh-Bah (2,589) Feb 15, 2006 Ohio

    Great Lakes' Dortmunder, Elliot Ness, and The Wright Pils are all quite excellent ones indeed!

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  3. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

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  4. archiebunkerjr

    archiebunkerjr Pundit (854) Oct 25, 2010 Michigan

    Buy yourself a sixer of Bell's Consecrator Dopplebock. It's a seasonal but it's on sale right now. Drink one or two of them now to see what they are fresh. Cellar the others and try them a year from now. This is a fantastic lager.
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  5. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,911) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    Defying the true intentions of Lagers and siding with the blasphemous Barrel Aged Troegenator.


  6. dprice

    dprice Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2014 Delaware

    fordham Helles Lager
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  7. utopiajane

    utopiajane Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    Right now for really well done lagers there is saranac's bavarian pils (saranac makes lagers, often) and southern tier's where the helles summer.
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  8. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    My favorite is Metropolitan Heliostat.
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  9. papposilenus

    papposilenus Grand Pooh-Bah (3,031) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Smuttynose East Coast Common... for as long as it's available.
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  10. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

    Anything by schells
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  11. scottakelly

    scottakelly Initiate (0) May 9, 2007 Ohio

    Slim pickings in Ohio. Only 2 that I can think of that are very good...

    Columbus Brewing Summer Teeth
    GL Elliot Ness
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  12. zid

    zid Grand Pooh-Bah (3,036) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    That's fine because the true intention of lagering is barrel aging. :wink:
  13. HeartofMiami

    HeartofMiami Pooh-Bah (2,161) Sep 20, 2014 Florida
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    I'll vote for

    Khoffner Brewing Maibock or Pilsner
    Funky Buddha Undbecks Oktoberfest

    I think Yuengling also had/has a plant in Tampa
  14. jaydoc

    jaydoc Grand Pooh-Bah (4,348) Nov 12, 2008 Kansas
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    Free State recently came out with Frost Flower which I found to be quite tasty.
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  15. Tracker83

    Tracker83 Maven (1,290) Jun 26, 2012 Michigan

    Shorts MMMkay
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  16. zid

    zid Grand Pooh-Bah (3,036) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    I don't have an opinion on best, but my favorite is Southampton Keller Pils - brewed in NY and possibly PA too.
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  17. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    It's hard to argue with that. I would give 2ond place to River Horse Unfiltered Lager.
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  18. kwakwhore

    kwakwhore Initiate (0) Nov 1, 2004 North Carolina

    Duck Rabbit Dopplebock
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  19. zeff80

    zeff80 Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,379) Feb 6, 2006 Missouri

    Boulevard Bob's 47 Oktoberfest
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  20. TomTown

    TomTown Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2011 Texas

    Karbach Zee Pils or Live Oak Pilz
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  21. PatrickCT

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

    Two Roads Ol Factory Pils.
  22. russpowell

    russpowell Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,904) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    I enjoy Coop Ale Works Oktoberfest. A lot of people like Marshall Brewing's Old Pavilion Pils, it didn't really float my boat.

    In neighboring Arkansas, Lost Forty Brewing's Pils is pretty good.

    No one will confuse this are with PA or Wisconsin to be sure.
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  23. WillRadar

    WillRadar Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2009 Minnesota

    Glad to see Schell's already mentioned here. I would put all their lagers up there. One Five Five, Pllsner, Firebrick and Dark.
  24. kell50

    kell50 Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2007 North Carolina

    What's a lager? :wink:
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  25. ONovoMexicano

    ONovoMexicano Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2012 New Mexico

    This thread will surely have the least replies of all of the "What's the best X?" because half of BAs don't drink any lagers at all.

    For New Mexico, Marble Pils is awesome but La Cumbre really does some of the best lagers. They'll soon be canning BEER, which is long overdue. Plus, their Vienna, Marzen and Oktoberfest "series" is pretty damn good. They also have made a wonderful helles or two over the years.

    BUT, I think the best lager in the state and one I hope becomes a permanent fixture is Bosque's Simcoe Pils. A damn work of art. I love it.
  26. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina

    Olde Mecklenberg Dunkel, Capt Jack Pilsner, or Mecktoberfest. All 3 are just fantastic.
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  27. kell50

    kell50 Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2007 North Carolina

    I live is Charlotte, and personally don't enjoy any of those beers. I know their all high quality products and probably all very true to style- but they're just so damn boring.

    Although, Mecktoberfest is pretty tasty fall beer!
  28. Hammerhead79

    Hammerhead79 Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2015 Massachusetts

    JA Hoponius Union
  29. jbertsch

    jbertsch Pooh-Bah (2,588) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Jack's Abby "house lager"
  30. Jacobier10

    Jacobier10 Pooh-Bah (2,978) Feb 23, 2004 New Jersey

    Trying to pick a favorite made me realize how few good lagers are brewed in New Jersey. Luckily, Pennsylvania is right next door.
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  31. JimmyTheDook

    JimmyTheDook Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2011 Texas

    Karbach's Sympathy for the Lager
  32. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    For Kansas, Free State Garden Party.
  33. thuey

    thuey Pooh-Bah (1,609) Nov 13, 2015 California

    Great question! No one represented my state yet. Go figure!

    Ol' Republic (anything), but my pick is their California Common / Frontier Amber. Same beer different format.
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  34. pinyin

    pinyin Savant (1,053) Sep 19, 2013 New York

    Victory Brandywine Creek Lager and Penns Gold.

    Stoudts Gold is also great but not attentuated enough.
  35. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Grand Pooh-Bah (3,069) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    If you are drinking the bottled versions then those are PA brewed.

  36. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Grand Pooh-Bah (3,069) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    When was the last time you drank that beer?

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  37. bennetj17

    bennetj17 Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2005 Arizona

    I prefer Dragoon Monsooner (Dortmunder), with an extra shout out to Huss Rise of the Rio (Schwarzbier). Wish I would see more Pils/Bocks produced in my state.
  38. MrUse

    MrUse Pundit (789) Jun 20, 2015 Minnesota

    My favorite is Mankato Kato Lager...love that beer.
  39. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,210) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    My favorite is their Kolsch, but for Washington I'd say the best Lager is Chuckanut Pilsner.
  40. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,670) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Snake River Lager.
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