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Your dream mix 6 pack

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

  1. dennho

    dennho Oct 29, 2006 New York

  2. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Dec 24, 2012 Texas
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    Idk what's available where you are, but as for someone new to craft beer, I'd recommend these six that shouldn't be to hard to get your hands on

    Victory Storm King
    Ten Fidy
    Old Rasputin
    Deschutes Obsidian
    Green Flash Double Stout

    ..I'd recommend branching out though. Try all kinds of styles
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  3. omgshesaboy

    omgshesaboy Jul 19, 2010 Ohio
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    If you asked the same question next week this could very well change but...

    1- Founders KBS
    2- Russian River Supplication
    3- DFH Festina Peche
    4- Russian River Pliny The Elder
    5- Central waters Barrel Aged Barleywine
    6- Ill throw a New Glarus Belgian Red into the mix tonight too

    Now if only I could get these year round, and in the same store!
  4. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    I would love a six pack of tweak. Fuck it, barrel aged tweak.
  5. NHbeerfishing

    NHbeerfishing Dec 31, 2012 New Hampshire
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    Zombie Dust
    HF Double Galaxy
    LFL Double Sunshine
    HF Society & Solitude #5
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  6. Shagator

    Shagator Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    For me, it would be all IPA (and beers i have had and can get). In no order

    Lake Erie Monster
    Schlafly Tasmanian IPA
    Zombie Dust

    For a six pack of bombers:
    Rye Da Tiger
    Arctic Panzer Wolf
    Arrogant Bastard
    Palate Wrecker
  7. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Does Fou' Foune x 6 count?
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  8. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    lagunitas maximus
    north coast old stock
    bourbon barrel plead the 5th dark horse
    smuttynose finestkind
    fantome saison
    shorts strawberry shorts cake
  9. CoachC

    CoachC Nov 25, 2012 Florida

    Troegs Nugget Nectar
    Troegs Perpetual IPA
    Russian River Pliny the Elder
    Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
    Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA
    Ithaca Flower Power IPA
  10. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    This is definitely subject to change, but......

    Expedition Stout
    Double Bastard
    Ten Fidy
    Third Coast Old Ale
    Victory At Sea
  11. t4haughton

    t4haughton Jan 24, 2013 Illinois
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    Assuming they have to be 12oz bottles that are distributed in my area...

    GI Bourbon County Stout
    Bells Black Note Stout
    Founder's KBS
    FFF Zombie Dust
    Lagunitas Sucks
    New Glarus Fat Squirrel

    I'd like to think I could be okay on those six for the rest of my life...
  12. beercanman

    beercanman Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    Goes to 11
    BA rasptuin
  13. 312HopBomb

    312HopBomb Mar 4, 2012 Illinois

    Dark Lord
    Double Daisy Cutter
    Pliney the Elder
    Kern Citra
    Fuzzy Baby Ducks
  14. sprucetip

    sprucetip Nov 13, 2007 Alaska

    Maybe not my DISP (Desert Island Six Pack), but before a flight home from an overseas trip where I had a fairly serious and very surprising medical issue, I suggested my bro and dad have some of these waiting for me. Suggestions based on what I thought might be available in the shops where they were (DFW). They had 'em all, and it amounted to a 6 pack:

    Rochefort 10
    Lenny's RIPA
    Dogfish 90
    Oaked Bastard

    The cool thing about the DISP is that it can be fluid and change from day to day. This may not have been my ultimate DISP for today, but based on what I thought they could procure this was my suggestion and the fam came through!

    Cheers! And don't tattle to the doc....
  15. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Green Flash Rayon Vert
    Weyerbacher Insanity
    Founders Backwoods Bastard
    DFH Palo Santo Marron
    Surly Abrasive
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  16. Ohio_Stevo

    Ohio_Stevo Feb 1, 2013

    Wow. This has become quite the discussion! Thanks guys for the tips and awesome lists! I think I am going to try mix 6 of stouts since it's winter and I'm in the mood for dark beers :)
  17. Longstaff

    Longstaff May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    Given all of these are uber fresh:

    Mahr's U
    Widmer Drifter
    Flower Power
    Ispwich Oatmeal Stout
    Heady Topper x2
  18. victorioborges

    victorioborges Aug 7, 2012 Brazil

    Troegs Troegenator
    Westvleteren 12
    Great Lakes Oktoberfest
    Cigar City Jose Marti
    The Breury Chocolate Rain
    Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel
  19. fredmugs

    fredmugs Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    Limiting myself to beers I've never had and bottles (or cans) that would fit into a 6 pack:

    Westy 12
    Nugget Nectar
    Gandhi Bot
  20. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo May 30, 2011 Alaska

    Just goin` with what I've had recently (also throwing out seasonal and regional distribution to my location, all below are currently found in12 oz):

    Impending Descent (troeg)
    Black Chocolate Stout (brooklyn)
    Brown Shugga
    Two Hearted
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  21. crytion

    crytion Jun 24, 2010 Ohio

    Broo doo, Zombie dust, great lakes Nosferatu , lagunitas red, Dark lord, Great Lakes Vanilla bean aged Edmund Fitzgerald Porter. *NOTE that last beer doesnt exist nor has it ever but we are talking dreams and it sounds pretty delicious.
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  22. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Aug 13, 2009 Indiana
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    3x Three Floyds Zombie Dust
    3x Sierra Nevada Northern Hemmisphere Harvest
  23. 2005wendyrika

    2005wendyrika Jun 10, 2012 Belgium
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    Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel
    Struise Brouwers Kabert
    The Bruery Black Tuesday
    Westvleteren 12
    La Trappe quadrupel oak aged batch 2
    Nogne O Imperial Rye porter
  24. djrn2

    djrn2 Nov 4, 2009 New Jersey
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    Guinness foreign extra stout
    Lion stout
    Founders IS
    Black Albert

    Some world tour action
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  25. Stockfan42

    Stockfan42 Jan 20, 2009 Massachusetts

    Westy 12, Dark Lord, Kate the Great, Kentucky Breakfast Stout, Bourbon County Brand Stout, Lady of the Woods.

    Dunno if this would be my final six, but just the first six to pop in my head.
  26. jsm1289

    jsm1289 Mar 11, 2011 New York
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    Blaber rare bbvbdl cable car lente crianza helena
  27. WhiteJordan

    WhiteJordan Sep 6, 2012 Washington
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    Hop Slam, Black Note, Sucks, Cuvee Des Jacobin Rouge, Two Hearted and Schlafly TIPA.
  28. dertyd

    dertyd Mar 23, 2010 California
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    Zombie dust

    Its hard to only pick 6 lol
  29. DNICE555

    DNICE555 Aug 13, 2008 Connecticut
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    It changes by the hour... but this particular hour:

    1. Fat Head's Head Hunter
    2. Heady Topper
    3. Fuzzy Baby Ducks
    4. Zombie Dust
    5. RARE
    6. Sea Hag
  30. travMI13

    travMI13 Jan 7, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I'll take this and add M or Wooden Hell to it to fill out your whale sixer. ;)
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  31. cnbrown313

    cnbrown313 May 29, 2012 Illinois

    I'm assuming that we're talking about beers available in standard 12oz bottles / cans that could actually be put into a mix a 6 pack (ie. no bombers or 750s):

    Goose Island BCS
    Bell's Black Note
    BBA Plead the 5th
    Founders KBS
    Founders Backwoods Bastard
    Bell's Hopslam
  32. klaybie

    klaybie Nov 15, 2009 Illinois

    6x Heady Topper
  33. mellowmark

    mellowmark Mar 31, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    I know Younger doesn't come in bottles, but whatever. I chose not to include retired beers as well.

    Beers I haven't had:

    1. Pliny the Younger
    2. Westy 12
    3. CBS
    4. Heady Topper
    5. Fou' Foune
    6. Blåbær Lambik

    Beers I've had:

    1. Surly Wet
    2. BCBS
    3. KBS
    4. Darkness
    5. Hopslam
    6. Parabola
  34. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    Hmm. are we talking Bombers or 12oz?


    Bells "This Goes To 11"
    Bells "Expedition"
    Bruery "Otiose"
    RR "Supplication"
    Relic "Fortnight"
    New Glarus "Belgian Red"

    That might change tomorrow though, who knows.
  35. StoutChaser7D

    StoutChaser7D Nov 16, 2012 California

    Deschutes Abyss
    Deschutes Dissident
    Lagunitas Sucks
    Sierra Nevada Celebration
    Ballast Point Victory at Sea
    Oskar Blues TenFIDY

    List limited to beers that I have had.
  36. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Nov 21, 2008 Texas

    Schlafly A IPA - talk about a most underhyped but top-tier IPA... Good to see it on someone's list here! I love that beer. Wish it was easier for me to obtain.
  37. mecummins

    mecummins Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

    Since it's Winter, mine would be a mix of stouts and porters. Ask me again in Summer and you'll get a completely different answer.

    1) FBS (OK, Summer? Winter? Who cares on this one. I'm thinking that a scoop of ice cream could go very nicely with it)
    2) Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald
    3) NH Dragon's Milk
    4) LH Nitro
    5) KBS (haven't tried this yet, but that's the beauty of a sixer, right?)
    6) SN Narwhal
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  38. SaCkErZ9

    SaCkErZ9 Feb 27, 2005 South Carolina
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    Nobody's favorite meal is meatloaf. Now meatloaf beer is a different story. If it is aged in Yellow Tail Shiraz barrels, sign me up STAT!
  39. jbck109

    jbck109 May 30, 2010 Michigan
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    Founders Imperial
    Lagunitas Sucks
    Weinstephaner hefe
    Celebrator dopplebock
    Edmund Fitzgerald porter
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  40. Beefytits4

    Beefytits4 Nov 2, 2011 Illinois

    Double Trouble
    Enjoy By IPA
    Pliny The Elder
    Hop Juice
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