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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by guinness77, Apr 14, 2019 at 5:13 PM.

  1. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,064) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    I saw the “pick the best beer region” thread and it got me to thinking...

    Especially being a “regular” of the WBAYDN thread, what’s the one beer that’s outside of your distribution or brewery that is too far to purchase from that you would want the most?

    I hate to add to the supposed haze craze but I see pictures of that Old Nation M-43 and I would have to pick that. Everyone who drinks that in that thread seems to love it and, to me, it’s a visually pleasing beer. I’d also say King Sue by TG, but that may be coming to my area soon. Swish by Bissell Bros would be another but I have been lucky enough to try that before.

    What say you, BA?
     
  2. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,440) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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  3. mkh012

    mkh012 Zealot (596) May 7, 2015 New Jersey

    I agree with Old Nation stuff. I also had King Sue for the first time the other day and it was very good but a bit more bitter/spicy than expected.

    As far as distributed beers go, I'd like Modern Times, maybe, but I honestly had to think about it for a while because there are so many good options in NJ now. Between that and occasional trading, I feel sated.
     
  4. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Savant (931) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

  5. Ronmarley1

    Ronmarley1 Initiate (97) Jan 20, 2014 Ohio
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    Sip of Sunshine. I see it posted in WBAYDN all the time. My brother brought me a three pack (he had to try it), after a ski trip in New York. If I could buy that locally, it would always be in my fridge.
    Edit: But honestly, between Fat Head’s, Columbus Brewing Company, Jackie O’s and Great Lakes, I don’t get too wound up over beers I can’t get.
     
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  6. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,318) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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  7. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,563) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Alaskan Smoked Porter.
     
  8. tolar111

    tolar111 Disciple (360) Aug 17, 2008 New York

    Pliny the Elder, I don't trade and don't want to trade, but that's the one I'd like to try.
    My gas station sells Sip of Sunshine and I live by the Singlecut brewery so I can't
    complain about having access to great brews. I'm sure one of these days I'll get
    to CA and get my fill. I also agree with the OP about Old Nation
     
  9. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (876) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Pliny the Elder or Younger
     
  10. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (1,740) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    Zombie Dust or Westy 12
     
  11. scream

    scream Crusader (759) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin
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    FW Parabola or Pelican MOAS
     
  12. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (1,955) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    I'm having a hard time choosing between Barley Brown's Fresh Hop Pallet Jack and Fremont's Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Star. Guess I'll go with the former since hoppy stuff is more my jam (but sadly though its only done once a year).
     
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  13. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (1,799) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    All three of those beers are pretty good. I can see why you would want to try them. I agree that you should be able to get King Sue sooner than later, and fairly easy. Cheers, brother!
     
  14. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (1,799) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    I've been hunting for so long that every time I cross off a long-time want, I end up realizing that it wasn't as good as I hoped it would be. I'd rather travel back in time and experience OG Alpine Nelson all over again. Now what was a LARRRGE day.
     
  15. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,083) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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  16. Jasonja1474

    Jasonja1474 Initiate (159) Oct 15, 2018 Tennessee
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    I still wanna try Great Notion"s Blueberry muffin and Double stack. One of these days. Also got to try Fremont's Head full of Dynamite once thanks to @AgingNerds and it's still probably one the best in my book.
     
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  17. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,064) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    I’ll actually add another, now that I’m thinking about it, I’d like to try Bottle Logic’s Fundamental Observation. See a lot of good things about it and it sounds like something I would like.
     
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  18. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,344) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I'll add to the list of those above who said Pliny the Elder. I'd like to say Westy 12, but I've never had that one to know whether it should be at the top of my list. I've recently read a couple comments in these forums that Westy is not all that it's cracked up to be, so now I have my doubts about it.
     
  19. needMIbeer

    needMIbeer Savant (946) Feb 5, 2014 Tennessee
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    I’m going to have to go with Live Oak Hefeweizen. Was bummed when I still lived in DFW and distro got pulled back. Now I’m even further away in Nashville.
     
  20. Longhorn08

    Longhorn08 Initiate (187) Feb 4, 2014 Texas
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    Another vote for Westy 12. Grabbed 2 bricks during their one time distro a few years ago and it was da bomb.

    As much as I’d like to say Pliney or something like that, I’ve never tasted it before so I don’t want to pick a beer I’ve never had.

    So I’ll say Event Horizon. Had it one on a work trip and would buy more if it made it to TX.
     
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  21. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Poo-Bah (1,917) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut
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    Fat Head's Hop JuJu.
    It use to be Two Hearted until recently.
     
  22. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,735) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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  23. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,144) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Oh there are so many, do I really have to choose?
     
  24. tolar111

    tolar111 Disciple (360) Aug 17, 2008 New York

    If you don't choose we'll choose for you, and my vote would be Bud Light Lime
     
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  25. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,144) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    I had a companion who liked Bud Light Lime so I bought it for her. That and vodka, that girl sure could polish off the vodka.
     
  26. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,424) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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  27. BeerseAnyone

    BeerseAnyone Initiate (50) Oct 5, 2017 Ohio
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  28. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Poo-Bah (1,658) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    Westy XII is probably my biggest whale at this point, but I'd still really like to try Tree House. Oh well. I might go up to MA one of these weekends and finally try them.
     
  29. Pstone530

    Pstone530 Initiate (60) Mar 15, 2018 California
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    Finally got to try Heady and SOS from a recent BA trade.

    I would say next on this list is some Tree House or Hill Farmstead.
     
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  30. Jasonja1474

    Jasonja1474 Initiate (159) Oct 15, 2018 Tennessee
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    cheer up you have bearded iris and southern grist in your back yard. We just get the old stuff over here in Knoxville from there.
     
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  31. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,294) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Reading this thread makes me realize how good my distro is right now. If I had to pick one beer, I would put any hill farmstead or FFF beer on that list.
     
  32. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,735) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Or Steel Reserve, it’s doubles for antifreeze.
     
  33. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Disciple (343) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

  34. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Poo-Bah (2,051) Nov 13, 2007 Tennessee
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    I can relate.. just landed over here in Memphis and several of the offerings were, shall we say, not fresh? A few were around a month old but I saw some January cans... as an intro into the market, I would have expected some super fresh cans...
     
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  35. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,735) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    IMO it’s really quite the perfect beer.
     
  36. Longhorn08

    Longhorn08 Initiate (187) Feb 4, 2014 Texas
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    I just rolled my eyes so hard I got a headache.
     
  37. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,083) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    If I lived in Horseheads, that's what I'd do. Hell, I'm thinking about doing it anyway. :slight_smile:
     
  38. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,735) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Gave one away as an xtra in a trade once. Made his day I hope.
     
  39. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Disciple (343) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Dude, you should hit up New Trail in Williamsport if you haven't already. $10-12 4 packs of damn good beer.
     
  40. mambossa

    mambossa Initiate (141) Jun 30, 2015 Ohio

    I’m surprised at a lot of the Zombie Dust responses. It’s a pretty standard Citra-based IPA, and definitely isn’t the best offering from
    3 Floyds that is available.

    I’d probably say Bierstadt Slow Pour Pils. I’d love to try any of their beers in general.