Your Top 3 Bucket List Beers

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  1. ovaltine

    ovaltine (1,464) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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    PtY
    BA PtY
    Kettle-soured PtY
     
  2. semibaked

    semibaked (760) Mar 27, 2007 Minnesota

    I wonder how many trades are going to come about from this thread? Looks like a good opportunity to tick off some of their bucket list beers.
     
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  3. Fishingforbeers

    Fishingforbeers (0) Oct 19, 2016 New Jersey

    Currently I would say:
    King Sue or any of the Ddh sues
    Dinner
    Fuzzy
     
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  4. SipIt

    SipIt (0) Jul 18, 2013 Minnesota

    Yep, the the booth on the left as soon as I walk in is all for on sight consumption (cash only). The takeout bottles (much more limited) r sold w the shirts and merch (accept cards).
     
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  5. AngryDutchman

    AngryDutchman (0) Aug 8, 2015 Pennsylvania

    I can't really come up with three specific beers I haven't had, but I'd like to invite Charlie Papazian to come to Selin's Grove Brewing Company where I'd buy him a Shade Mountain Oatmeal Stout. We owe him a debt of gratitude for advancing the art of brewing and I'd be willing to act as his sponsor for a trip to my (since '94) hometown.
     
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  6. wes008

    wes008 (0) Mar 1, 2017 Pennsylvania

    Just want to give you a heads up if you attempt this, you can't actually drink Westy 12 at the abbey. To get Westy 12 (from the source), you have to call the abbey a month or so in advance and place an order for a case. You have to let them know the license plate number of the car you'll be picking up the order in. You then come when they let you know the pick-up day, and collect your crate of Westy 12 (or any of their others that you order).

    As for the other two experiences, I can attest to their goodness. The Augustinerkeller is great, and there's a bit of magic in every pub in Ireland.
     
  7. Blinkyoureyes

    Blinkyoureyes (0) Aug 28, 2015 Tennessee

    I am gonna say, in no particular order:
    - Don Quixote
    - ADWTD B3 Box Set
    - Anabasis
     
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  8. Leebo

    Leebo (0) Feb 7, 2013 Massachusetts

    Coming up to NERAX next week?
     
  9. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast (0) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    NERAX?
     
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  10. Leebo

    Leebo (0) Feb 7, 2013 Massachusetts

    New England Real Ale Expo. Cask conditioned ales from New England and the UK, 3 days of awesomeness. Every fall and spring, one of the few must go events for me every year.
     
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  11. Domingo

    Domingo (1,309) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    I dunno if I even have any these days. Certainly nothing trendy. Not that those are bad, they just aren't necessarily better.

    Probably just some particularly good Cantillon or Drie Fonteinen bottles that weren't made for mass production. Maybe something particularly compelling from Hill Farmstead or New Glarus, too.
     
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  12. alexanderplatz

    alexanderplatz (0) Jul 5, 2015 Kentucky

    Westvleteren
    Thomas Hardy
    Heady Topper

    Honestly if we're talking actual bucket list I'd just say that is love to take a beer themed vacation to Belgium and Germany.
     
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  13. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast (0) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Dude, that is sweet! You're lucky you're so close.
     
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  14. tjwarren

    tjwarren (0) Dec 31, 2008 Ohio

    Focal Banger is a worthy entry.
     
  15. Minipork

    Minipork (379) Dec 11, 2010 Illinois
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    KBBS
    Good Morning
    Pliny the Younger
     
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  16. BierRunner

    BierRunner (0) Dec 4, 2015 Ohio

    Julius
    Heady
    Pliny
     
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  17. sbh50

    sbh50 (0) Feb 6, 2015 Ohio
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    BA Abraxas
    Derivation 6
    GNVP B2
     
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  18. sbh50

    sbh50 (0) Feb 6, 2015 Ohio
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    Did Czech republic and bamberg this summer. Both highly recommended. Bamberg had my favorite food of the trip and my favorite places to visit. Czech republic had my favorite beer of the trip which was a dark lager. Called kozel cerny or something like that. Also would recommend salzburg for the scenery. Beer is great there too though. Especially stiegl pils. Can't go wrong with any of them. Koln is definitely on my bucket list to visit.
     
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  19. Hoppsbabo

    Hoppsbabo (0) Jan 29, 2012 England

    Kozel Cerny (Dark) is quite widely available. You should have no problem finding it in the States.
     
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  20. flaskman

    flaskman (0) Aug 3, 2015 New York

    1. Pliny the Elder
    2. Utopia
    3. Canadian Breakfast Stout
     
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  21. JonnyBeers

    JonnyBeers (380) Oct 24, 2012 Canada (BC)

    Surprised how many times PtE has shown up here. It's been on tap in multiple Portland bars every single time I've ever been down and that's many times. That said, going to RR in person was pretty fun, but not so much for that one beer rather the trip there and back along the West Coast. Hard to pick a top 3 after many years of drinking and some pretty great trips and generous friends who share spoils from their travels as well. Highly recommend travelling over trading to obtain these top wants. That said:

    1 - PtY
    2 - Some sort of Belgian beer made in 1983
    3 - Kate The Great was one of the original 'top' beers when I first got into this crazy stuff.

    But I'd probably rather go to Belgium, East Coast USA, or UK first. To obtain any of those 3 would require a trip anyways.
     
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  22. bbtkd

    bbtkd (1,774) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    I wonder if the license plate number a month in advance requirement is intended to shut down the possibility of foreign tourists getting it, presuming they typically arrive in a rental car or taxi.
     
  23. cavedave

    cavedave (1,030) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    It is specifically designed to keep grey market assholes getting their hands on it.
     
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  24. Hoppsbabo

    Hoppsbabo (0) Jan 29, 2012 England

    By chance were you born in 1983? Great idea.
     
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  25. JouerAvecLeFeu

    JouerAvecLeFeu (0) Apr 17, 2015 Washington
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  26. BergBeer

    BergBeer (0) Aug 21, 2013 Hawaii

    Fou
    Westy 12
    A Deal with the Devil
     
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  27. Bpriddy119

    Bpriddy119 (0) Sep 25, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Morning Delight
    Pliney the Younger! I've had plenty of Elder, If you live on the east coast, you can get it regularly at Monks Café in Philly!
    King Julius
     
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  28. WIexile

    WIexile (270) Jul 20, 2017 Michigan
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    DDH SUE
    Pompeii
    Intergalatic Warrior
     
  29. jhavs

    jhavs (1,269) Apr 16, 2015 New York
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    Didn't I give you a Double Shot in Boston last year?
     
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  30. warrendietrich2001

    warrendietrich2001 (0) Feb 13, 2013 Nevada
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    You did it was Double Shot - Guatemala Bella Vista. It was one of the best beers I have ever tried that is why I am so interested in trying the regular version.
     
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  31. wes008

    wes008 (0) Mar 1, 2017 Pennsylvania

    Yes, that's likely the reason. I'm sure part of it is that they're monks living a monastic life and don't really have the resources for online sales or mass day sales, but I'd bet part of it is to stop a flood of tourists from bothering them at all hours. Most places you'll have the chance to get it are resale, but the price I paid for the bottle I had was very reasonable. Way cheaper than any special release here in the US.
     
  32. MFMB

    MFMB (0) Jan 23, 2015 Idaho

    FO
    Morning Delight
    PTY

    In any order.
     
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  33. Phoodcritic

    Phoodcritic (776) Jul 3, 2014 Michigan

    I think I should be able to obtain all three of these...eventually:
    Kuhnhenn BB Fourth Dementia
    Jackie O's BB Black Maple
    4 Hands Madagascar
     
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  34. Albin

    Albin (0) Aug 18, 2013 Sweden

    Well there is a café just outside the abbey that serve Blond, 8 and 12. And if you call the abbey and somehow manage to order crates, you can also tell them you're coming with a rental car and don't know the license plate.
     
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  35. Powderhornphil

    Powderhornphil (690) Apr 30, 2012 Minnesota
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    Morning Delight
    DB Huna
    Morning Wood
     
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  36. bsullivan

    bsullivan (0) Aug 17, 2017 Connecticut
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    Just an FYI, there isn't really a regular version of Double Shot. Each batch is a new coffee variant. My personal favorite was the 4th Anniversary with Mexican Vanilla Bean
     
  37. fthegiants

    fthegiants (735) Nov 20, 2013 California
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    Don Quijote
    Yellow Bus
    3F Framboos 1999
     
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  38. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor (0) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    If you trade Pompeii and intergalactic warrior aren't limited beers. Ddh sue can be tough to get, but all of those beers are reasonably easy to obtain.
     
  39. seahawksandbassguitar

    seahawksandbassguitar (0) Jan 12, 2016 Washington

    Pliney the Elder
    Heady Toppy
    Bell's Hopslam & Two Hearted

    I know this might sound lame, but also Yuengling. I live in western WA, so we don't get it, but I've always wanted to try it.
     
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  40. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast (0) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Thanks to @bret717 I'll be able to knock #1 off of my list. Will be having it tonight.
     
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