Your Top 3 Bucket List Beers

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by 19etz55, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (323) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    1. Pliny the Elder
    2. Pliny the Younger
    3. A Night to End All Dawns (Kane Brewing Co. NJ)
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  2. DJturnstile

    DJturnstile Initiate (48) Sep 2, 2015 California
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    My 3 would have to be -

    1. Fou Foune/Lou Pepe (tied)
    2. Assassin/Mornin' delight (tied again)
    3. Fundamental Observation
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  3. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,842) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    1. Toppling Goliath KBBS (must win lottery and go there - luckily "only" 4 hr trip)
    2. Oskar Blues Rum BA Ten Fidy (brewery only, so a 10 hr trip to Boulder)
    3. Any BCBS variant except Barleywhine (we don't get variants here, so 8 hr trip to Chicago)
  4. Benish

    Benish Savant (959) Mar 13, 2013 Wisconsin
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    In no particular order on this given day:
    - Dark Lord
    - Treehouse Green/Julius
    - Westbrook Mexican Cake
  5. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,126) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Dark Lord and said variants.
    that trillium ipa with nelson hops and nelson sauvin must.
    triple barrel baptist.
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  6. Benish

    Benish Savant (959) Mar 13, 2013 Wisconsin
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    TB Baptist isn't even out yet. I sure as hell hope it won't be hard to land!
  7. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,862) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    You cheated. That's five.
  8. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Meyvn (1,030) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I had some then I stopped caring.. great thread though.
  9. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (1,774) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Since the bucket concept represents unrealized desires beer is not even third on my list.
  10. The_Snow_Bird

    The_Snow_Bird Meyvn (1,415) May 7, 2015 Florida
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    Mexican Cake
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  11. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Poo-Bah (2,127) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Pliny the Younger
    Mother of All Storms
    Mexican Cake
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  12. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (3,406) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Westvleteren XII
    Dark Lord
    A Deal with the Devil
  13. SpruceFish

    SpruceFish Aspirant (249) Jan 18, 2009 California
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    30+ year old lambic
    Geuze Cuvée J&J (Joost En Jessie) Blauw (Blue)...and Red
    Hair of the Dog Dave

    Ill probably never be in the same room as these beers, but one can dream
  14. scream

    scream Zealot (511) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    Had 'em before but can't get now

    Bateman's XXB x2
    Bateman's Victory Ale
    Gale's Prize Old Ale
  15. KindaFondaGoozah

    KindaFondaGoozah Aspirant (292) Jan 1, 2013 Wisconsin

    No bottle is unavailable in the age of the internet, it's just where the price will make you flinch. My bucket list would have to include the full experience.

    Westvleteren in the brew house.

    Orval while walking the grounds.

    Mother of all Storms while standing on the beach.

    That third is the most attainable and I have been to Pelican before. Gorgeous view and I envy the locals.
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  16. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,334) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
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    Treehouse green is everything you could imagine. I was skeptical until i drank one. Literally perfect balanceand the most insane silky feeling.
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  17. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,334) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
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    Cantillon Fou Foune
    Cantillon Blaeber
    Westvleteren 12

    Id also like to try Rose di Gambrinus. Hopefully ill get to try them soon. Going to hudson valley area soon and know of a place that does half bottles for $30. Worth it.
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  18. neenerzig

    neenerzig Poo-Bah (1,772) Feb 15, 2006 Ohio

    Sam Adams Utopia, Pliney The Younger, Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout.

  19. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Initiate (170) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    1. Heady Topper
    2. Sam Adams Utopias
    3. Anything from Carton (had 077XX a little over 2 years ago and it was amazing)
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  20. Coltron23

    Coltron23 Aspirant (263) Apr 23, 2017 Connecticut
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    1. Juice Machine
    2. King JJJuliusss
    3. Very Green

    Im kind of spoiled that I live so close to TH. But ever since they Have opened up their Charlton location, The best beers that they have released IMO is In Perpetuity and HOTS.
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  21. hopsputin

    hopsputin Meyvn (1,179) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    No particular order:

    Westy 12
    Zombie Dust
    U Fleku
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  22. El_Brujo_de_A2

    El_Brujo_de_A2 Aspirant (233) Nov 15, 2016 Michigan

    I have a reocurring dream of finding a genie to grant me 3 wishes
    1 Daisy cutter
    2 Sip of sunshine
    3 Pseudo Sue
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  23. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Meyvn (1,363) Aug 17, 2013 Germany
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    Well, with all of this recent chatter about Utopias, that's on my list. Here it is for today:

    1968 Thomas Hardy's Ale
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  24. zid

    zid Savant (908) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Kölsch from gravity in Cologne
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  25. njcraftguy

    njcraftguy Zealot (548) Apr 6, 2015 New Jersey
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    Good Morning
    Fundamental Observation
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  26. SpauldingSmails

    SpauldingSmails Initiate (196) Sep 11, 2014 Massachusetts
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    I'm with you on the first two. I'm headed to Brussels in about a month and hoping I can knock those off the list. The most I ever paid for a 12-oz beer was a Westy (in Montreal).

    My third might be one that I have already had, but haven't had another - Trillium Headroom.
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  27. darklord2011

    darklord2011 Aspirant (233) Nov 18, 2011 Indiana
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    Heady Topper
    Pliny The Elder
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  28. beerbelly_mike

    beerbelly_mike Initiate (185) May 19, 2016 Illinois
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    In no order
    Tete De Cuvee
    The Broken Truck
    Cable Car
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  29. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (3,336) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    IIRC all the Blaebeer produced (once a year) goes only to a particular store in Copenhagen where it sells out pretty quickly.

    The Fou Foune is a seasonal (Aug IIRC) and sells out fairly quickly but a few of the specialty shops (e.g., Beer Planet, Biertempel or the brewery itself) may still have some. (There's a thread in the Europe form that focuses on what's currently on offer at the Brewery.)

    For more Westvleteren, all three varieties, Biertempel is usually a good bet.

    But be sure to find the time to visit the Cantillon brewery and do the self guided tour. They'll have some stuff on offer that you may want and some of their stuff can be purchased by the glass for consumption in their tasting room.

    Good hunting.
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  30. mkh012

    mkh012 Devotee (424) May 7, 2015 New Jersey
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    1) King Julius
    2) Sunday Brunch
    3) Focal Banger

    Of the ones named so far, I've had P.T.E, Daisy Cutter, Pseudo Sue, and Zombie Dust.
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  31. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (1,934) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Not much for chasing a beer bucket list anymore, but I'd be pretty ecstatic to try these:

    1. Toppling Goliath's Mornin' Delight
    2. Alesmith's Speedway BA Hawaii/Kopi Luwak
    3. Treehouse's Double Shot single origin series
    Honorable Mention: Treehouse's Good Morning and Perennial's BA Sump.

    Coffee beer is what got me into beer, so it's safe to say it has a soft spot in my heart. All of these seem to be well respected beers with a more intimate focus on coffee, the first beverage I started getting picky about. The dream would be to do a bottle share "cupping" (from the coffee world) with Double Shot or Speedway single origins.
  32. HopHunter19

    HopHunter19 Crusader (701) May 2, 2015 Missouri
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    Not a beer bucket list specifically but my periodic road trips are:
    East coast (Treehouse/Alchemist/Trillium/Bissell)
    West Coast
    (Russian River/Firestone/La Cumbre)
    Michigan /Indiana
    (Bells/Founders/Old Nation/Three Floyds)
    Iowa /Minnesota
    (Toppling Goliath/Surly) it down to a science, waiting in line forever at a release just isn't worth it with all this amazing beer obtainable if you'e willing to travel for It, imho
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  33. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,356) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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  34. Psilocybeer

    Psilocybeer Initiate (197) Jul 11, 2017 California

    Anything Cantillon
    Heady Topper
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  35. CRWalton

    CRWalton Devotee (431) Jun 6, 2017 Wisconsin
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    DB Damon
    DB Derivation
    Monkish hops
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  36. n2185

    n2185 Poo-Bah (1,879) Apr 14, 2008 North Carolina
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    Haha, the old white whales. Should add Wooden Hell to that list as well.

    Personally, there are way too many beers out there now to spend overly much effort on just one beer. I used to be a whale hunter, but have since given it up. I'll still go to local/regional releases if I'm close and it's a brewery I trust (i.e. not breweries that overhype their own mediocre beers to make people stand in line, buy tickets, enter raffles, pay out the ass, etc.), but that's about it. It used to be that you basically had to trade to get really good beer, but with breweries popping up everywhere and great breweries drastically increasing distribution, it seems less and less necessary.
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  37. DJturnstile

    DJturnstile Initiate (48) Sep 2, 2015 California
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    I couldn't contain it to just threeeeee!!!
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  38. readyski

    readyski Aspirant (241) Jun 4, 2005 California
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    Mother of all Storms
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  39. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Crusader (773) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    I don't know if it even makes my list. Beer is the sprinkles on the cupcake, not the cupcake or even the icing, and you can have an awesome cupcake without sprinkles.
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  40. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,356) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Wasn't a Wooden Hell fan. Plus it got made again. Never tried M or Dave, and Isabelle is my favorite of all beers I have tried, would love to have some again before final exit.