What's your favorite local Lager?

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  1. tone77

    tone77 May 20, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    I would go with Stoudt's Smooth Hoperator
     
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  2. drtth

    drtth Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Troeg's Sunshine Pils, closely followed by about a dozen others, including the Smooth Hoperator. (And this choice is probably biased by the fact that this is the season for Sunshine....)
     
  3. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    New Glarus Hometown Blonde or Yokel.
     
  4. herrburgess

    herrburgess Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina

    I'd have to go with Two Women...but good choice.

    For me, Olde Mecklenburg Mecktoberfest.
     
  5. tasterschoice62

    tasterschoice62 May 14, 2014 Rhode Island
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    I go to closest state MA for this - Leisure Time Lager Jacks Abby. Whole country ? Would open up a lot more options....
     
  6. Lucular

    Lucular Jun 20, 2014 Maryland
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    Heavy Seas Cutlass amber lager for MD.
     
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  7. tone77

    tone77 May 20, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    I never tried that one, despite drinking plenty of beers from Heavy Seas. I will keep an eye out for it.
     
  8. MUTINY

    MUTINY Feb 6, 2015 Virginia

    For VA: Wild Wolf American Pilsener. Big, tasty pils.
     
  9. TongoRad

    TongoRad Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Yup- I'm going to have to expand 'State' to mean 'Region' and cast a vote for Sunshine Pils as well.

    I happen to have some Straub's Pilsner in hand right now and may just put them to the test one of these days. Until then, Sunshine is still the champ...
     
  10. Moose90

    Moose90 Nov 25, 2012 Washington

    WA — Chuckanut Pilsner, then Fremont Pilsner, then pFriem Pilsner (close enough to WA).

    Rough life.
     
  11. Kozaka

    Kozaka Apr 25, 2006 Connecticut
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    CT: New England Brewing Company Elm City Pilsner
    Honorable Mention to Thomas Hooker Brewery for Liberator Dopplebock and Munich-Style Lager.
     
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  12. FarmerTed

    FarmerTed May 31, 2011 Colorado

    Prost pilsner, followed by the dunkel and Polestar Pils.
     
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  13. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Jun 18, 2002 Arizona
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    For an American lager, I suppose Victory Prima Pils.
     
  14. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    Slimgshot dunkle from backpocket. I haven't tried Dorothy's yet and I love everything TG I've had so it might become my favorite when I get around to it.
     
  15. hillind

    hillind Apr 24, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Prima Pils every time
     
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  16. IPAandGreenChile

    IPAandGreenChile Jun 25, 2014 Colorado

    Literally said exactly what I was going to say. Copper Kettle Helles is bomb too.
     
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  17. 5thOhio

    5thOhio May 13, 2007 South Carolina

    "...from the top five cities if you could only drink one beer for the rest of your life out of a can after mowing the lawn on a golf course for your wedding on a desert island..."
     
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  18. 1ale_man

    1ale_man Apr 25, 2015 Texas

    From my state: Hans Pils, Firemans 4, Dallas Blonde.
    From my country: Victory Prima Pils.
     
  19. MattSlem

    MattSlem Oct 30, 2011 California

    Pivo Pils from Firestone and Doppel Down Doppelbock and Soaring Eagle from Feather Falls Casino Brewing
     
  20. Jsteez

    Jsteez Apr 28, 2012 Utah

    Two really good beers from my home city, SLC: Bohemian Czech style pils, and Wasatch Devastator Doppelbock.
     
  21. Jeffreysan

    Jeffreysan Apr 12, 2013 Virginia
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    For Virginia beers:

    Devil's Backbone Vienna Lager and Starr Hill's Jomo Lager for Vienna-Style lagers;

    Devil's Backbine Swartzbier for a Munich-style dunkle;

    Devil's Backbone Turbo Cougar for a Helles Bock;

    Port City's Oktoberfest for a Marzen-style;

    Port City's Downright Pilsner for a German-style Pilsner; and

    Starr Hill Snowblind for a Dopplebock


    For Maryland beers:

    Heavy Seas' Cutlass for a Vienna-Style Lager;

    Flying Dog's Old Scratch Amber later; and

    Flying Dog's Dogtoberfest for a Marzen-style
     
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  22. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Jan 8, 2015 California

    I'll let the NE and MW answer this one. There are good ones in California, but nothing stands out from the crowd for me.
     
  23. thgreatrandini

    thgreatrandini Jun 26, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Love me some troegs cultivator in the spring, and ill add a tally in the prima pils column.
     
  24. Cameron_como

    Cameron_como Jan 31, 2015 Missouri

    Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.'s Zwickel. They do all their German beers the right way.
     
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  25. fuhkyou

    fuhkyou Feb 20, 2013 Idaho

    Prima Pils.
     
  26. Uniobrew31

    Uniobrew31 Jan 16, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Straub's Altbier. It is perfect in every Lager way!
     
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  27. Patches826

    Patches826 Aug 28, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Dude, Jack's Abby is located here. Please don't make me choose.
     
  28. blues_fever

    blues_fever Apr 2, 2015 California
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    Yet to try any of the Jack Abby's lagers, hear those are pretty good. Nonetheless, I am open to all lagers. It is hard for me to not enjoy any lager, red/dark probably an exception. Cheers to all the folks that enjoy a good, refreshing lager!
     
  29. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Chuckanut Kolsch.
     
  30. zid

    zid Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Southampton Keller Pils
     
  31. superspak

    superspak May 5, 2010 North Carolina
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    Shorts Spruce Pilsner with an honorable mention to Wolverine Massacre BBA Doppelbock. Shorts makes some of the best quality lagers across the board, and even though Wolverine seems to get totally crap ratings they are also some of the cleanest lagers I have ever had. There are countless other pale lagers and IPLs I could list here from Shorts as regular favorites. Also worthy of noting is Kuhnhenn tripel bock and Winter Wonder Eisbock. Both were completely amazing, but are much less attainable as they have not been released in a while to my knowledge.
     
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  32. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Mar 1, 2009 California
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    They took our jobs! Lager.
     
  33. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Jun 8, 2005 Michigan
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    Bells Quinnanan Falls.
    Wolverine does a good job on traditional styles, Gulo is tasty.
     
  34. Anaxagoris

    Anaxagoris Sep 14, 2014 Washington

    Chuckanut Pilsner!! It's so good
     
  35. BigJim5021

    BigJim5021 Sep 2, 2007 Indiana

    It's a toss up between Upland's Oktoberfest and a local brewpub's schwarzbier.
     
  36. SomethingClever

    SomethingClever Feb 22, 2013 Ohio
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    Fat Head's Hop Juju, I would say Columbus Brewing Company Bodhi but I think Hop Juju edges it out slightly
     
  37. steveh

    steveh Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Metropolitan, Chicago: Flywheel Bright Lager, Dynamo Copper Lager, Generator Doppelbock.
    Tighthead Brewing: Oktoberfest Märzen.
    Goose Island, Chicago: Oktoberfest.
    Sprecher, Milwaukee: Black Bavarian, Maibock, Oktoberfest, Summer Pils.
    Lakefront, Milwaukee: Big easy Maibock, Riverwest Stein, Eastside Dark.
    Capital, Madison: Maibock, Oktoberfest, Blonde Doppelbock, Dark Doppelbock, Autumnal Fire, Winter Skål.
    Wisconsin Brewing, Madison: Amber Lager, Maibock, Ol' Reliable.
    New Glarus, New Glarus: Hometown Blonde, Two Women, Yokel.
    Delafield Brewhaus: Fruhlingzeit Maibock, Mandarina Pilsner.
    Point Brewing: Einbock Maibock, Oktoberfest, Whole Hog Imperial Pilsner.
    August Schell: Bock, FireBrick, Chimney Sweep, Pils, Maifest, Oktoberfest
    Summit: Maibock, Pilsener, Oktoberfest Märzen.
    Urban Chestnut: Zwickel.

    Central Time Zone pretty well represented in the lager category, difficult to pick a favorite.
     
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  38. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Any beer from Old Mecklenburg, all are great beers. I had some Trauger Pils when I was visiting my parents it's a great Pils too, on the line of Sunshine And Prima , a bit more hop profile. I could drink any and all interchangeably.
     
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  39. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Nov 21, 2008 Texas

    TX - Live Oak Schwarzbier
    USA - Victory Prima Pils
     
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