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What's your favorite beer that isn't a hard-to-get whale?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mkh012, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. mkh012

    mkh012 Disciple (382) May 7, 2015 New Jersey
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    What's your favorite beer that isn't a limited release, stand-in-line brew? Im curious what "regular" beers people really love. Can be regional, just not small batch whales like Tree House one-offs etc. Ideally available year-round.

    I'll say Pipeworks Lizard King

    Runners up include: Weihenstephaner Hefe and Unibroue Trois Pistoles
     
  2. WheelsPSU

    WheelsPSU Zealot (565) Aug 25, 2013 New Jersey

    AleSmith Speedway Stout. It always sits on shelves in NY and NJ
     
  3. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,525) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier
    Lindemans Framboise
    Odell 90 Schilling Ale
    Surly Coffee Bender
    Péché Mortel
    Trappistes Rochefort 10
    Evil Twin Even More Jesus
    Orkney Skull Splitter
    Duchesse de Bourgogne,
    World Wide Stout
    And on and on...
     
  4. CaptainHate

    CaptainHate Disciple (360) Apr 22, 2006 Ohio

    AleSmith Wee Heavy is the same way. So fucking good but there it sits.
     
  5. Squire123

    Squire123 Poo-Bah (1,600) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Unibroue Trois Pistoles, Pislner Urquell, everything in between and I could extend those parameters in either direction.
     
  6. Beersnob724

    Beersnob724 Initiate (100) Jan 11, 2016 Ohio
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    Even More Jesus and World Wide Stout are sitting on your store shelves huh......horsecrap
     
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  7. Beersnob724

    Beersnob724 Initiate (100) Jan 11, 2016 Ohio
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    I second this. In cans now even!!!!!
     
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  8. mkh012

    mkh012 Disciple (382) May 7, 2015 New Jersey
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    I've seen a healthy amount of Even More Jesus on shelves.
     
  9. Beersnob724

    Beersnob724 Initiate (100) Jan 11, 2016 Ohio
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    I need to move to Jer..... nah... I'm not that crazy!!!!!
     
  10. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Meyvn (1,210) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    TG hops, the only ones that aren't fairly easy to get are ddh sue, king sue, and sosus.
    Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen
    Great divide hibernation ale, I drink quite a bit every year.
    Funkwerks saison, tropic king, mango king, and peach saison.
     
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  11. jzlyo

    jzlyo Poo-Bah (1,605) Mar 4, 2012 Iowa

    Half Acre Akari Shogun, FFF Gumballhead and pretty much anything Alesmith.
     
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  12. Ikarus1974

    Ikarus1974 Initiate (119) May 25, 2015 Pennsylvania

    Cigar city jai alai
    Bells 2 hearted ale
    Neshaminy creek shapes of hops to come
    Any stone enjoy by
    Breakfast stout by founders
    Even more Jesus
     
  13. Beersnob724

    Beersnob724 Initiate (100) Jan 11, 2016 Ohio
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    I was in South Carolina a couple weeks ago and was Shocked to find Jai Ali on clearance $4 off a six. It was only a month old!!!!
     
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  14. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Meyvn (1,094) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    Ooh, there's a lot. I'll go with:

    Bell's Two Hearted
    Founders Breakfast Stout (seasonal but shelf beer)
    Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin
     
  15. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,319) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
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    I've never and will never stand in line for beer. I have many favorites
     
  16. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,319) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
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    There's people dying to leave lol. Did you know if you move out of NJ you need to pay a "leaving tax" LOL
     
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  17. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,787) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Carton Boat is my favorite beer
    It is available more often than not
     
  18. PA-Michigander

    PA-Michigander Meyvn (1,430) Nov 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    How do they know you're leaving?
     
  19. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,787) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    You live in a State that has Cleveland, Dayton and Youngstown. I don't think you should be throwing stones.
     
  20. cmiller4642

    cmiller4642 Aspirant (278) Aug 17, 2013 West Virginia
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    3 Floyds Alpha King and Gumballhead
     
  21. Psilocybeer

    Psilocybeer Initiate (170) Jul 11, 2017 California

  22. AmeriCanadian

    AmeriCanadian Defender (608) Jul 5, 2014 Tennessee
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    Many good ones come to mind. I'll go with a potpourri:
    - Ten Fidy
    - Bell's Expedition Stout
    - Victory Dirt Wolf
    - Smuttynose Finest Kind
    - Lagy Sucks and Little Sumpin' Sumpin'
    - Wiseacre Lord Skylark
    - Bearded Iris Homestyle (Nashville beer, probably what I drink the most)
     
  23. Kb024

    Kb024 Initiate (159) Jun 11, 2015 California

    Alpine Pure hoppiness
    Founders Centennial
    Karl Strauss Aurora Hoppyalis
    FW Luponic Distortion, Union Jack
    Bear Republic Racer 5
    Boulevard Tank 7
    Alesmith speedway stout
     
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  24. BenBreeg

    BenBreeg Crusader (793) Mar 18, 2014 Belgium
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    Rochefort 10... Love it !
     
  25. Tdizzle

    Tdizzle Zealot (526) Dec 19, 2006 California

    Talk about an underrated beer.
     
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  26. Tdizzle

    Tdizzle Zealot (526) Dec 19, 2006 California

    Sierra Nevada Torpedo
    AleSmith Speedway Stout
     
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  27. pianoguy

    pianoguy Devotee (472) Feb 14, 2015 Washington

    Representing the 206 (Seattle)

    Cooler weather; Deshutes Obsidian stout

    Warmer weather; Georgetown's Lucille IPA

    Honorable mention; Pyramid's Outburst Imperial IPA (for when I want to adjust my reality quickly!)
     
  28. mmmbirra

    mmmbirra Aspirant (206) Apr 19, 2009 Italy

    Every beer I drink! :slight_smile:
     
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  29. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,525) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Recently found several Speedways at Cassanova in Hudson, WI and several EMJ at Total Wine in Bloomington, MN. They're hard to get?
     
  30. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Crusader (771) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, That would still be the answer if "whales" were included.
     
  31. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,131) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Cause of its price point. Excellent beer, but Never understood why Alesmiths beer is so expensive.
     
  32. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,389) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    I like plenty of beer but I most often drink the pilsner and very often drink Bittburger Premium
     
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  33. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,131) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    La Fin Du Monde
    Aventinus Eisbock
    Vitus
    Korbinian
    St Bernardus Abt 12
    Sunshine Pils
    Gulden Draak
    DFH 90 Minute
    Ipswich Oatmeal Stout
    Hennepin
     
  34. ivyman

    ivyman Disciple (387) Jun 9, 2005 Massachusetts
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    Boulevard Tank 7
    Allagash White
    La Fin du Monde
    Weihenstephaner Hefe weissbier
     
  35. dcotom

    dcotom Meyvn (1,408) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    TG King Sue. It isn't always available, but when they release it most of the stores around here have a few. Nice thing is that it's always fresh. It doesn't sit around.
     
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  36. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,525) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Upon quick glance through the posts, Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier appears to be in the lead
     
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  37. Shanex

    Shanex Crusader (706) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    Tripel Karmeliet, pretty available and 1,80€ the bottle. (~$2)
     
  38. Donco

    Donco Devotee (484) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Stout & Insanity
    Founders Backwoods Bastard
    Alesmith Speedway Stout
    various Clown Shoes BA stouts
    Victory Java Cask
     
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  39. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Initiate (139) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    This is a tough one. Probably Perpetual IPA.
     
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  40. Lone_Freighter

    Lone_Freighter Poo-Bah (5,157) Jun 4, 2017 Vermont

    Between the following:

    Zero Gravity's Conehead
    Otter Creek's Couch Surfer
    Frost BeerWorks' Lush DIPA
     
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