Your Favorite Beer from 2017

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BeastOfTheNortheast, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Initiate (188) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Alright BA, what was your favorite beer in 2017 (so far)?
  2. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (1,662) Sep 3, 2008 California
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  3. bshemansky

    bshemansky Aspirant (262) Nov 30, 2014 Illinois
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    Side Project Beer:Barrel:Time
  4. PittBeerGirl

    PittBeerGirl Poo-Bah (1,587) Feb 27, 2007 Ohio

    Jackie Os Oro Negro is #1

    Other great beers of 2017
    Avery Nuttiest Professor
    R. Shea NEO IPA
    Battery Steele Flume DIPA
  5. Lazhal

    Lazhal Disciple (345) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan
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    Burley Oak is doing some crazy good new age sour stuff right now. Pretty soon the copycats will come out. Can't wait TBH. The more breweries doing this the better.
  6. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,139) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Man, I had some killers this year, but Utopias is next level shit.
  7. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Poo-Bah (1,656) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina
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    I had Tree House Julius for the first time this year...but if we’re taking 2017 new releases I’d have to say Breakside What Rough Beast IPA
  8. swolepeer

    swolepeer Initiate (164) May 23, 2013 California

    Modern Times Counter Magic.
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    MUSHROOMCLOUD Meyvn (1,176) Mar 4, 2005 Texas
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  10. Junior

    Junior Disciple (345) May 23, 2015 Michigan
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    I've got to try a lot of awesome beers for the first time this year. Pliny, Heady, Julius, Green, and in the very near future CBS. Best new beer though, Boss Tweed.
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  11. ICTguy21

    ICTguy21 Aspirant (265) Jul 18, 2017 Kansas

    Coffee Porter from Walnut River Brewing Company. First local beer that's really blown me away.
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  12. TriggerFingers

    TriggerFingers Disciple (381) Apr 29, 2012 California
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    Firestone Walker Mocha Merlin. $7.49 for a 6’er of this? QPR is fantastic and best I’ve had this year!

    Runner Up: Sierra Nevada Fresh Hop IPA from the Fresh Hop 12 pack.
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  13. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (1,837) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Roughly a tie between a couple dozen.
  14. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (13,330) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Review #6000, top 5 of all time, blows any sour I've ever had out of the water. The perfect Flanders red ale.

  15. Blogjackets

    Blogjackets Initiate (166) Nov 22, 2017 Ohio
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    The operative word for me is favorite, not best. Bells Arabicadabra. I wish I stocked up on this beer and now it’s vanished. Seems like destiny with a name like that ;n)
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  16. zid

    zid Savant (924) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Favorite new beer... new to me beer... or just any beer drank?
  17. loebrygg

    loebrygg Initiate (98) Jun 4, 2016 Norway

    ..any beer drank, Dark Horizon 4.5
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  18. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Poo-Bah (2,119) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    Los Locos by Epic Brewing
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  19. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Initiate (188) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    What was your favorite beer that you had consumed in 2017? It could be new in 2017, it could be new to you.
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  20. wally_world

    wally_world Initiate (157) Nov 27, 2015 Illinois
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    I've had a lot of really good beers, so I thought about beers that I just kept raving about, and ended up with two:

    Funky Buddha - Last Buffalo in the Park - The coconut and barrel combo in this was insane.

    Grimm - Power Source - Was lucky enough to land this in a trade, despite not having had any Grimm before. Thick, lasting juice with strong finish. I was truly impressed as this was right after a road trip to the big NE breweries.
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  21. Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas

    Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas Disciple (351) Aug 24, 2015 Texas
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    Every year at this time, my brother and I decide what - for each of us personally - was our "Brewery of the Year". This has to be a brewery we tried for the first time this year and that we felt changed the way we drink craft.

    Much to some folks dislike, mine was easily Wicked Weed.

    Im not bothered they sold out. In fact, Im kinda glad they did because otherwise I still wouldnt have been able to try them. Here are a few favorites I've had from WW:

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  22. Hinda65

    Hinda65 Initiate (194) May 7, 2017 Utah
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    I poured a lot a great beers this year, but this one stands out as my Favorite and it's in my backyard...not literaly, but a mile from my house.
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  23. steelerfan1

    steelerfan1 Initiate (111) Nov 25, 2017 North Carolina

    Have to say I was very impressed with the Foothills BA Sexual Chocolate. I'd always felt the regular Sexual Chocolate was a good but overrated beer.

    To me the difference is like a Founders Breakfast Stout vs. a KBS.

    Of course I haven't had the chance to sample some of the major player stouts like Toppling Goliath, Firestone, CBS, but for me the BA Sexual Chocolate is in my top 3 for sure.
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  24. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (2,008) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Haven't cracked CBS yet, but... Westy 8 was the highest rating I've given to any beer thus far this year, followed by Fundamental Observation and Parabola.

    Right behind that though was Beachwood Amalgamator, and I'd say that's the one I'd drink most often if I could get my hands on it regularly.
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  25. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Devotee (457) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Top 3. Foam Pavement; River Roost Mo’rilla, and Trillium collab cloudwater High Fahion.
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  26. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,699) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    My highest rated Melvin Lambda Lambda Lambda. My favourite and go to Odell Rupture.
  27. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,139) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Tried a bunch of stouts at HABF this year, baptista blew them all away, mornin delight didn't come close.
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  28. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,699) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Nice. Their Double Baptist wasn't too shabby either.
  29. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Meyvn (1,296) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    I haven't opened my cbs, but so far it's madhouse Carpe diem, it's a BA maple breakfast stout. So either way it'll be the same style. A close second was BA el Gordo from good people in Alabama.
  30. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Meyvn (1,296) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    Cbs edges out Carpe for #1. Wow it is incredible.
  31. matcris

    matcris Savant (951) Sep 17, 2015 Arizona

    My first BCBS.
  32. TheMattJones88

    TheMattJones88 Initiate (112) Sep 12, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Upper Pass Brewing's "First Drop" is an absolutely unreal Pale Ale, by far the biggest surprise beer to me.
  33. Sideshow_Luke_Perry

    Sideshow_Luke_Perry Initiate (48) Jan 9, 2016 Massachusetts
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    TRILLBOMB! was probably my 2017-specific, but I could also drink 2nd Shift Katy all day every day.
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  34. CFCforlife

    CFCforlife Initiate (79) Jun 13, 2015 Ohio
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    Tie between Jackie O's BBA Oil of Aphrodite and Old Nation M-43
  35. threeviews

    threeviews Zealot (581) Apr 18, 2011 Florida

    Top Five (thus order) for 2017 - [never had before]
    1st - Cornet - Brouwerij Palm NV (Brouwerij De Hoorn)
    2nd - Duvel Tripel Hop Citra - Duvel-Mortgat
    3rd - Finally Legal - Weyerbacher
    3rd - Goliath - Brasserie Des Legends
    4th - Straffe Hendrik Wild 2017 - Brouwerij De Halve Maan
    5th - Barista Chocolate Quad - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
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  36. surfcaster

    surfcaster Champion (816) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina
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    This question becomes tougher every year with so many local great things. A trip to Asheville didn't make it easier.

    The wonderful thing is that I don't have to remember anymore because, well, I can go in and find something super good without worrying that there won't be a replacement around the corner.

    My socks got knocked off more than a few times.
  37. imbibehour

    imbibehour Poo-Bah (6,441) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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    Can't wait for 2018, intitial notes for the year and ratings are showing quite an interesting lineup for our hero..

    Stay tuned!
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  38. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,918) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    For new-to-me beers I tried in 2017 I'd have to say Empyrean Carpe Brewem Barrel Aged Baltic Porter, with Prairie Pe-kan and Founders CBS just behind that. As far as favorite beer drank in 2017, I'd have to fall back to my favorite Prairie Pirate Bomb.
  39. Realsambo

    Realsambo Initiate (167) Apr 15, 2016 Idaho
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    Mother Earth brewing Say When ipa, the only beer I bought week after week until the supplier ran out. A close second was BBA double vision lager from Grand Teton Brewing.
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  40. GaryChalmers

    GaryChalmers Initiate (173) Apr 25, 2006 Connecticut
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    Best new release - Jack’s Abby Post Shift Pilsner.

    CT has two local Pils (both new this year) that are stellar as well - Counter Weight Workhorse and Fox Farm Gather.