Your dream mix 6 pack

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Ohio_Stevo, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. Ohio_Stevo

    Ohio_Stevo Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2013

    I am just getting into the craft beer scene. I used to drink the piss beer and dove straight to the stouts and been in love with craft beer ever since. I have been doing mix 6 packs to get my feel for what is out there. So my question is what would be in your mix 6?
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  2. EddieGold

    EddieGold Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2012 North Carolina

    i would be general about it and break it down by brewery.

    this is what im thinking...

    and something local to where you live...

    those are a few breweries you can try, you cant go too wrong with them.
  3. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,439) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    If a store lets you mix 6-packs, as most do, it probably just lets you buy individual bottles in any quantity; at least that's my experience. So is the "dream mix 6-pack" an arbitrary limit imposed on this thread? Unless I'm misunderstanding something, this just seems like you're asking "what are your six favorite beers?"

    Anyway, my answer would be something like:
    Pliny the Elder
    Saison Dupont
    Westmalle Tripel
    RR Temptation
  4. Ohio_Stevo

    Ohio_Stevo Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2013

    I am just curious to see what someone's mix 6 might be whether it's specific beers or breweries. I guess if you want me to be more specific, What would be your mix 6 for imperial stouts?
  5. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,439) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Off the top of my head and in no particular order, I'd go with:
    Beer Geek Brunch Weasel
    Older Viscosity
    Péché Mortel
    The Abyss
    Speedway Stout
    Founders Imperial Stout

    Because at my dream store, it's "buy two, get one free" :wink:
  6. mondegreen

    mondegreen Devotee (423) Nov 4, 2009 Georgia

    If we are talking about beers that I could go to the store right now and buy, then it'd be:

    Ten FIDY
    Founders IS
    Terrapin WnB
    Chocolate Yeti
    BA Boris
    Mikkeler Beer Geek Brunch Weasel
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  7. proseberry

    proseberry Initiate (0) May 2, 2008 Illinois


    Headdy Topper
    Pliny the Elder
    Devil Dancer

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  8. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    Chocolate Rain
    50/50 EC12
    3F Gueuze
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  9. Mgm54

    Mgm54 Disciple (370) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    One of each of these:

    Orval - aged at least one year
    Cantillon Gueuze
    Odell Myrcenary
    Westy 8
  10. Jacurdy60

    Jacurdy60 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2013 Massachusetts

    2 Founders Breakfast stouts, 2 Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stouts, then 2 more Founders breakfast stouts..
  11. digita7693

    digita7693 Disciple (397) Jan 19, 2010 Germany
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    Framboos 99
    Dirty horse 100%
    Don quijote
    And I don't give a damn if I have those 5:wink:

    Or is this a reality thing?
  12. jman005

    jman005 Aspirant (258) Jan 21, 2013 Kentucky

    Three Floyds Zombie Dust
    Rogue Dead Guy Ale
    Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout
    SixPoint Resin
    Dogfish Head Palo Santo
    Bell's Two Hearted Ale

    These beers should be put into one six pack seriously.
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  13. time4lunch

    time4lunch Initiate (178) Aug 10, 2012 New Hampshire
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    This one goes to eleven
    Crooked stave surrette reserva

    This is my choice of beers that actually bottled... great, now I have to move it to twelve. And belly stick it so I can go back to work...wierd
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  14. Beerdudenumberone

    Beerdudenumberone Disciple (305) Dec 9, 2012 Indiana
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    Zombie dust
    Heady topper
    Pliny the elder
    Double 574- local brew from Bare Hands(like zombie dust but with the dominant flavor and smell of grapefruit(sadly carry out only)
    Apocalypse cow
    Black note
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  15. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    Great thread. (seriously)

    Yeti Espresso
    Black note
    Big eddy Bourbon Cherry
    Founders Porter :slight_smile:

    Double Jack

    Pale ales:
  16. mikecharley

    mikecharley Devotee (406) Nov 6, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    A sixer of beatification
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  17. fatsnowman22

    fatsnowman22 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2011 Nevada
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    Knuckle Sandwich
    Crooked Stave Blackberry sour
    Chocolate Rain
    Something from Mikkeler
    Great Oud Bruin
  18. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    One of each:
    Cantillon Iris 07
    Great Lakes Hop Madness
    Zombie Dust
    Great Lakes Alberta Clipper
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  19. ESeab

    ESeab Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 New Jersey

    Right now: (only 12oz because, well, it makes sense for a mix a 6)

    Founders Imperial Stout
    Terrapin Wake n Bake
    Two Hearted
    Nugget Nectar
    90 minute

    Imagine a Super 6er of:
    120 minute
    Thomas Creek xtreme ipa
    Palo Santo

    Now thats alot of abv
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  20. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2012 Michigan

    Insanely Fresh IPA's (a strategic impossibility) of:

    Hopslam (Bell's)
    Hoodoo Midwest Fresh Hopped (North Peak)
    Sucks (Lagunitas)
    Tricerahops (Ninkasi)
    All Day IPA (Founders)
    Odell IPA

    In no order, of course.
    The last two, lower-ish ABV sessionables.
    Left a million off!
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  21. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Zealot (528) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Great Divide Titan IPA
    Moylan's Hopsickle IPA
    Green Flash West Coast IPA
    Bell's Hopslam DIPA
    Half Acre Daisy Cutter APA
    Dogfish Head Aprihop IPA
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  22. stakem

    stakem Poo-Bah (5,204) Feb 20, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    My dream 6-pack would be 6 different berliner weisse offerings that I never had before.
  23. Jfriz25

    Jfriz25 Initiate (150) Jun 8, 2012 Wisconsin
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    You're like the guy on death row who orders meatloaf as his last meal.
  24. razeup

    razeup Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2013 New York

    In terms of available stuff that'd fit in a sixer:

    Anchor Liberty Ale
    DFH 120min
    Founders IS
    FW Union Jack
    GD Yeti
    Unibroue La Fin du Monde
  25. jbaker67

    jbaker67 Poo-Bah (1,578) Jul 1, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Russian River Consecration
    Lost Abbey Red Poppy Ale
    Jolly Pumpkin La Roja
    Lagunitas Sucks
    Weyerbacher Verboten
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  26. ESeab

    ESeab Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 New Jersey

    What a random selection, me like
  27. NickyDee21

    NickyDee21 Devotee (467) Dec 23, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I think you guys are missing the point... He wants guidance, not a treasure hunt! Lets start him out on a reasonable path.


    Old Rasputin
    Duck Rabbit Milk Stout
    Ten Fidy
    Founders Imperial Stout
    Dragon's Milk
    Stone IRS
    Sam Smiths Oatmeal Stout

    As far as other styles, venture out.

    90 min ipa
    Prima pils

    In all reality, you'll never know if you don't try. For a sixer, go out on a limb. Worse comes to worse, you're a out a couple bucks on one beer! Just pick stuff that sounds good/cool
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  28. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Crusader (718) Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
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    As of right now:

    Founder's BS
    Founder's IS
    Terrapin W&B
    Tröegs Nugget Nectar
    Lagunitas Sucks
    Sculpin IPA
  29. Jacurdy60

    Jacurdy60 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2013 Massachusetts

    What if meatloaf is your favorite meal?
  30. seakayak

    seakayak Disciple (379) May 20, 2007 Massachusetts

    -La Fin Du Monde
    -Hoponius Union
    -Ipswich Oatmeal Stout
    -Mayflower Porter
    -Smuttynose Robust Porter
  31. Ohsaycanyoubeer

    Ohsaycanyoubeer Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2012 Colorado

    Cherry Adam from the Wood
    Fred from the Wood
    Adam from the Wood
    Bourbon Fred from the Wood
    Doggie Claws
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  32. Irishize75

    Irishize75 Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2012 California

    If indeed we are talking about a 'Reasonably Accessible Dream Sixer', then;
    Lagunitas Sucks
    Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald
    Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
    St. Bernardus abt 12
    Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barleywine
    Founders Breakfast Stout
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  33. jmccullough108

    jmccullough108 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Missouri

    I am quite like you and newer to the craft beer scene, so I do the mix-a-six thing alot.

    Typically the selection is limited in my area but I try to pick up a variety from each of the breweries that I can get stuff from. Some of my favorites are,

    1. Bell's (Two-Hearted)
    2. Odell (IPA)
    3. Southern Tier (Seasonal brews, or the 2X)
    4. Schlafly (AIPA this time of year)
    5. Left Hand (Enjoyed the sawtooth ale)
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  34. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    rather than a pile of stuff I've already had (undeniably would go for a 6pk of cherry rye), I'd want a pile of beers that sound amazing, but I can't get my grimy paws on:
    Hunahpu's Imperial Stout
    hill farmstead Everett Porter
    bell's black note
    maui brewing CoCoNut Porter (I love love love coconut... and it's a huge tease that this isn't in nyc)
    fine, and maybe a cherry rye. can't resist :stuck_out_tongue:
  35. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,347) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    12 oz bottles....a 'Reasonably Accessible Dream Sixer'...sticking with beers available to me locally

    Odell IPA
    Odell Red
    Deschutes Red Chair
    Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
    Left Hand Milk Stout
    Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
  36. Thirstygoat

    Thirstygoat Defender (629) Nov 22, 2012 Illinois
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    Abt 12
    Rochefort 10
    Burton Baton
    Backwoods Bastard

    I left out beers only sold in bombers
  37. EdelweissDad

    EdelweissDad Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2012 Georgia

    So here's some really great stouts that are all pretty readily accessible.

    Founder's Breakfast Stout
    Founder's Imperial Stout
    Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
    Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout
    Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter
    Anderson Valley Barney Flatts Oatmeal Stout
    Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
    Bell's Brewery Cherry Stout

    That's a pretty good list for getting a good variety of stouts: imperial, coffee, chocolate, oatmeal, fruit, and even porters (a brewery's definition of a "porter" vs. a "stout" is ambiguous and pretty subjective--so keep porters in mind when trying stouts).

    Also, try anything barrel aged; can't go wrong, for the most part.

    I love imperial stouts as well, but don't limit yourself. I'd venture into all varieties of stouts to really nail down which styles are your favorites! And keep up with good breweries. One of the easiest ways to finding good beer is finding good breweries. That way, whenever you're just shooting in the dark you have an idea of good possibilities (that goes for all styles of beer, not just stouts).
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  38. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Aspirant (257) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    My dream mix sixer is made up entirely of half liter bottles:

    Kiwi Rising
    Hoponius Union
    Fire in the Ham
    Copper Legend
  39. brewbetter

    brewbetter Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2012 Nauru

    6 Cantillons I haven't had
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  40. MexicanSkittel

    MexicanSkittel Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2010 California

    Expedition stout
    Oaked arrogant bastard
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