World Beer Fest: Must-Try Beers?

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  1. alysmith4

    alysmith4 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2005 District of Columbia

    Heading to the WBF in Raleigh next weekend, and I'm just now looking over the beer line-up. Anybody else going, and/or are there are any "must-try" beers I should look for?
     
  2. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    come say hi to me at the Olde Meck table!
     
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  3. planbee

    planbee Disciple (303) May 28, 2009 North Carolina
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    If you've never had Foothills, Asheville Brewing Co, Green Man, or Mother Earth, I recommend those as far as NC beers to try. Olde Meck Copper is damn fine too. As for seasonals, one-offs, or harder-to-find stuff, kind of hard to say since the beers aren't listed on the site, only the breweries.
     
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  4. alysmith4

    alysmith4 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2005 District of Columbia

  5. alysmith4

    alysmith4 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2005 District of Columbia

    I combed through, and these were the ones I picked to try to try:

    Blue Mountain
    -Chocolate Coffee Dark Hollow

    Boulevard
    -80 Acre Hoppy Wheat
    -Double Wide IPA

    Brouwerij Rodenbach
    -Rodenbach Classic

    Deschutes
    -Black Butte
    -Red Chair NWPA

    Great Lakes
    -Rye of the Tiger

    Lagunitas
    -Undercover Investigation

    Mad River
    -Steelhead Extra Stout

    Oskar Blues
    -Deviant Dales

    Ska
    -Modus Hoperandi
     
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  6. planbee

    planbee Disciple (303) May 28, 2009 North Carolina
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    Well then. Looks like there's a lot of interesting stuff from breweries that don't distribute to DC. All of the stuff from the breweries I previously mentioned. Plus Blue Mountain for Dark Hollow, the cask of IPA at Legend, Mystery Brewing Queen Anne's Revenge, Sweetwater IPA, the Tenth and Blake Honey IPA out of sheer curiosity. And who could resist Deschutes.

    For something local and less ballyhooed among BA's, try the Carolina Brewing Nut Brown....good stuff. Enjoy! I am off to Atlanta this weekend where I will be seeking out brews I can't get here!
     
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  7. alysmith4

    alysmith4 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2005 District of Columbia

    Haha, was just going to ask if you'd be there! Enjoy the ATL!! :)
     
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  8. ewright

    ewright Initiate (0) Oct 25, 2007 North Carolina

    Sigh. This is why I quit going to WBF. It's mostly shelf beers from locally distributed breweries (Deschutes notwithstanding). The random casks/one offs seem to be fewer and farther between every year.

    Oh well, only 9 more months until RRVBF rolls around again.
     
  9. OldeMeckbrew

    OldeMeckbrew Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2013 North Carolina

    We don't get too many opportunities to sample some beers with our friends in Raleigh. We'll be there this weekend, hope to see some of you there!
     
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  10. defaultroute

    defaultroute Initiate (167) Aug 14, 2005 North Carolina

    Check out Lonerider's Preacher and Raleigh Brewing's Hidden Pipe Porter.
     
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