What’s the one beer...?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by guinness77, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Aspirant (240) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

    The two that come to mind are by no means whalez, but I love them and wish I could have them on demand...

    1) Modern Times Fortunate Islands - sunshine in a glass.
    2) Yards Brawler - best representation I've had of a style that's far too rare.
     
  2. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (1,957) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    MT Fortunate Islands is my go-to pool/lake/river beer. Love it! Only wish is for more frequent refreshing by local distributors, but I'll take 4x per year as opposed to one and done
     
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  3. challenger1441

    challenger1441 Initiate (32) Mar 29, 2019 Pennsylvania

    Hmmm....Pa to Louisiana is a bit of a haul so I'd have to say It would have to be Ghost In The Machine from Parish Brewing Co in Broussard. I had a pint at the Bulldog in Baton Rouge and was hooked, line and sinker....GOAT!
     
  4. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Meyvn (1,225) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    There is a few that come to mind

    but the Wooley Pig Dopplebock hurt my soul to see drank

    There is another guy I forget his name lives in the PNW that posts some great lagers that I need to try..

    and last by not least would be HF Damon, as a dog person I want to try it but I would imagine it would be a letdown after this long of wanting it.
     
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  5. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (2,036) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    A good supply of Cantillon would be nice. I would love to see Wulver around SoCal. It's one of the first beers I pick up every time I'm in Ohio. Backwoods Bastard made it...so can Wulver! I would compare the two every night!
     
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  6. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Meyvn (1,225) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    California has let KBS and Backwoods rot since day 1. Not that you would get Wulver but you don't need it.
     
  7. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (1,957) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    KBS maybe, but my buddy and I have been looking for Backwoods for over 6 months with no luck. So please tell us where to find some?
     
  8. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,526) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Fremont BBA Dark Star
    Jester King Atrial Rubicite

    They still are "rotting" on shelf in NY, that's for sure.
     
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  9. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Aspirant (240) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

    As a consumer, it’s not the worst thing in the world, because aged Backwoods is delicious. However, it seemed to move better as a once a year beer. How long before they pull the plug?
     
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  10. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,526) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    I love seeing it on shelf all year, and def tastes great with a bit of age on it. It can "rot" on shelf here 365 days a year and I'll happily buy it when I'm in that mood. Hope it never gets its plug pulled.
     
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  11. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,745) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I haven’t seen Backwoods on the shelf here, I’m not much of a BW fan, but it usually goes fast anyway. There’s still lots of KBS around too, I told they're still coming in waves, so the Distributor must have gotten a ton. But at $24 whoever wanted it got what they wanted, I expect it’ll sit a bit now that the novelty wears off. TW has severely dropped the price on FBS when they were overstocked, but having 3-4 cases of KBS sitting around isn’t a problem.
     
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  12. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,290) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Westvleteren VIII
     
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  13. Jasonja1474

    Jasonja1474 Initiate (160) Oct 15, 2018 Tennessee
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    Ya, my local store wants $20 a 4pk of KBS. They won't split it up this year either. Last year they did single bottles at $3.50 a piece. Not this year though.
     
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  14. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,346) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    That was a bargain at $3.50 last year. Maybe they'll do it again and you can buy 4 of them and make your own 4-pack. :wink:
     
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  15. Jasonja1474

    Jasonja1474 Initiate (160) Oct 15, 2018 Tennessee
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    I asked the manager why it was different this year and i got a shoulder shrug. But she did say if it doesn't sell soon maybe they will look into doing it that way. Haven't stopped back in there in a week or so to check. I've been trying to hit up local breweries instead and see what's been cookin. I wish i would have done that last year, but i just wanted to try it and see if it was good. Honestly i was just starting out trying craft beer and not being that Miller Lite or die guy so I didn't know that it was a good deal. I'm learning now though lol.
     
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  16. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,910) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Have you ever had it on cask? I attended the Yards Real Ale beer festival yesterday and needless to say Brawler on cask was available. That beer really 'shines' on cask IMO.

    Cheers!
     
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  17. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,910) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    The beer I would want more of are the beers of Hill Farmstead. A year+ ago they re-entered the Philly area market but the availability is too small and spotty (as compared to before they left). I really wish it could be like the old days (5+ years ago) when Hill Farmstead beers were more readily available.

    Cheers!
     
  18. Troutbeerbum

    Troutbeerbum Initiate (165) Dec 5, 2016 Maine

    Any West Coast IPA that I can't get locally. Living in the land of sub par NEIPAs....
     
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  19. meefmoff

    meefmoff Zealot (574) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Even though I've never had it I'd have to say Yards Brawler. It would be fantastic to have a dark mild regularly on the shelves and the PA folks seem awfully pleased with it.

    Mr. Horzempa is just rubbing it in now with the real ale festival :sunglasses:
     
  20. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,295) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    At my house. All of them.
     
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  21. zid

    zid Savant (981) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    King Sue is here now... well, at least in NYC and Westchester... but you know how that goes. Swish made a very tiny appearance a long time ago, but with the recent Bissell availability here, it might only be a matter of time before a genuine drop.
     
  22. zid

    zid Savant (981) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    If just ONE beer, maybe Mühlen Kölsch.

    For beers that were once by me for a minute but then vanished, Gänstaller Bräu Zoigl.

    A beer basically needs two umlauts for me to really consider it. :wink:
     
  23. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,910) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Come on down next year; it is great time beer-wise and other.:slight_smile:

    Cheers!
     
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  24. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (2,090) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    That brings back memories. Some good. Some not so good.
     
  25. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (2,090) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    Now I know the secret to your longevity!
     
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  26. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,069) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Yeah, just saw Universal in Westbury got Sue and I just purchased a 4 of Substance in Islip of all places. I’m figuring Sue might be by me in a few days. I’m waiting for these Paulaner cans too...can’t wait to have fresh canned Munich Lager.
     
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  27. Beer_Stan

    Beer_Stan Initiate (83) Mar 15, 2014 California
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    Same could be said of Pliny the Anything. And since Pliny is pretty plentiful here I've had it enough times to tell you its an absolutely great beer, but not worth the hype. Maybe back when standards were different for craft beer as a whole they were mind blowing but nowadays its just a good IPA, riding on the coattails of legend and scarcity.
     
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  28. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (1,957) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Cough... bullshit. When I get PtE fresh, which is far more frequent now that the Windsor facility is up and running, it's a VERY welcome change of pace from too many as average hazies. YMMV
     
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  29. Beer_Stan

    Beer_Stan Initiate (83) Mar 15, 2014 California
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    You have your opinion and I have mine, no need to go calling my point of view "bullshit." I never said anything negative of the beer itself other than that I don't feel its worth the hype for what it actually is.
     
  30. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (2,868) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia

    Good call. I have had that beer before and it is very good. I had it in Santa Rosa, and I also had it at Monk’s in Philadelphia while doing a day trip to see the Liberty Bell. So, you don’t have to go to Cali to have that beer. Cheers!

    ps-As far as which beer I would want, it’s the opening post’s M-43, but I should be able to find it on my next road trip to the Heartland.
     
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  31. JimboBrews54

    JimboBrews54 Devotee (453) Apr 22, 2018 Michigan
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    Under the Kilt!
     
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  32. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (1,957) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Where's the hype? I don't see it, maybe I need to spend time in the Trading forums?
     
  33. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Poo-Bah (1,753) Feb 19, 2012 New Hampshire

    I don't know about "one" beer but I'd kill to have regular access to Suarez Family Brewing. Amongst a world that's full of big, 8% plus beers they stand out with 5% pales and pilsners, not to mention their farmhouse ales.
     
  34. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Poo-Bah (1,665) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    Yeah, I mean, I could easily drive to Vermont or Massachusetts in 3-4 hours, so I really should.
     
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  35. SudsDoctor

    SudsDoctor Zealot (541) Nov 23, 2008 New York
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    Wow, I'm like a 5 minute drive from Islip so that's good news. I recently had The Substance for the first time (purchased at Clinton Gourmet) and wouldn't mind buying more than just one can this time.
     
  36. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,346) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I wonder if the frequency that you've had this beer has jaded you a bit. I've had the beer on three different trips to CA and even hauled cases back to Michigan on two of those trips over a 7-8 year period, so I still put Pliny a notch above what it sounds like the beer means to you. I really don't think I could get tired of it.
     
  37. Beer_Stan

    Beer_Stan Initiate (83) Mar 15, 2014 California
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    I wouldn't say jaded due to over exposure of the beer, as I've said It's a great beer, and I'll never say otherwise. The hype surrounding it, that I've witnessed, is probably the source of my sardonic tone. The beer, to me, as good as it is, doesn't match the legend in my opinion. If you kept hearing how it's the "God of all beer" as much as I do then I'm sure you'd understand hahaha.
     
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  38. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,745) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Try used to sell by the bottles when supplies were shorter $6. They just prorated it, certainly it was no bargain.
     
  39. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,910) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    And that is reflective of your personal palate. Other beer drinkers have palates different from yours.

    Cheers!
     
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  40. CheapHysterics

    CheapHysterics Aspirant (221) Apr 1, 2009 Pennsylvania

    A friend was kind enough to bring a bottle back from Belgium for me. Probably the one hyped beer I've ever had where I drank it and thought, "Wow, I see what all the hype is about ."
     
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