Your Top 5 beers from New York breweries from 2016

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  1. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,275) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Been a great year for craft beer geeks in New York this year. We have come a long way in the last 2 or 3 years with some awesome breweries and beers. What are your top 5 beers of 2016?

    In no order for me:

    Other Half DDH Double Mosaic Dream
    Sand City Even Mo Mofo
    LIC Beer Project Pile of Crowns
    Grimm Afterimage
    Barrier/Other Half Make it Rain
     
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  2. JohnnieB71

    JohnnieB71 Initiate (143) May 7, 2016 New York

    In no particular order my favorite 5 were

    Grimm Lumen
    Other Half Double Mosaic Dream
    Paradox Brewing Southern Hemisphere
    Other Half Stacks on Stacks
    Sloop Brewing Mosaic Bomb
     
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  3. OtherHalfHearted

    OtherHalfHearted Initiate (109) Dec 3, 2016 North Carolina

    Grimm Lumen
    OH/AZW City Slicker
    LIC Beer Project Pile of Crowns
    Finback Smooth Beats Miami
    Greenpoint Turbulence
     
  4. Msudukie

    Msudukie Disciple (330) Oct 26, 2013 New York
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    In no order:
    LIC Pile of Crowns
    OH DDHDMD
    Sand City One
    Interboro Mad Fat! Fluid
    Greenpoint Instant Credibility

    Kind of feel like Suarez Family, Industrial Arts, and Equlibrium beers might make the list over the next few weeks given what I hear about each.
     
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  5. JordonHoltzman

    JordonHoltzman Defender (657) Apr 9, 2009 New York

    All IPAs, surprise surprise.

    LIC Pile of Crowns
    OH Double Dry Hopped Double Mosaic Dream
    SingleCut Mo Shuggie
    Barrier Money
    Grimm Lambo Door

    and possibly right before the buzzer is Interboro Mad Fat Fluid. Really enjoying it, hard not to give it a mention.
     
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  6. Peterock27

    Peterock27 Aspirant (239) Oct 4, 2016 New York
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    OH - double dry hopped mosaic dream
    Singlecut - softly spoken magic spells
    Threes - SFY
    Interboro - The Next Episode
    OH - All Citra Everything
     
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  7. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,275) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Crap, I knew I posted too quick, left out my favorite beer of the year, Singlecut Mo Shuggie.
     
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  8. rozzom

    rozzom Defender (689) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    OH DDHDMD
    OH Simcoe/Wai-iti

    (yes you'll note both from same release [the only one I went to], but genuinely my two faves of the year - I had most others on draft)

    Grimm Lumen
    Grimm Afterimage
    Singlecut Mo Shuggie
     
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  9. icfpny

    icfpny Aspirant (221) Apr 3, 2015 New York
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    No real order:

    Suarez Hecto
    Suarez Triangular Nature (BA saison on draft at Spuyten Duyvil)
    Interboro Premiere
    Grimm Sumi Ink
    Threes DOTD (remember that?)

    Just realized not a single DIPA, lol.
     
  10. ONovoMexicano

    ONovoMexicano Poo-Bah (2,815) Jun 14, 2012 New Mexico
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    Let's just see how many variations on 5 different IPAs we can get to represent NY's Top 5 beers. C'mon y'all, do y'all drink anything else? Not even one 13% adjunct stout in a barrel to make things remotely interesting?
     
  11. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,275) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    My guess is some Grimm sours will make it on the list as some stouts.
     
  12. rozzom

    rozzom Defender (689) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    I know - I'm embarrassed. I was going to put sumi ink in there for forms sake - but while I really like it I'd be lying if I put it in top 5. BA BQE is the only outstanding stout I've had that's NYC-made. And haven't had it this year
     
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  13. ONovoMexicano

    ONovoMexicano Poo-Bah (2,815) Jun 14, 2012 New Mexico
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    Hard to dredge through the memories of beers I've had over a year, but I can think of great beers from The North Brewery (God Complex), Plan Bee, Ithaca, Finback, LICBP, Threes and on and on, that aren't IPAs. Many are sours though. haha. Ithaca's Hellish Lager was phenomenal to me, but I am surely in the minority there. Industrial Arts Night School was another exceptional beer for me.

    I'll have to do some real thinking.
     
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  14. ONovoMexicano

    ONovoMexicano Poo-Bah (2,815) Jun 14, 2012 New Mexico
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    I think Apple Brandy BQE blew BA BQE out of the water, but I am not sure if that beer is from 2016. Did you never try that or just thought BA was better?
     
  15. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,275) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Doesn't have to be released in 2016 for this list.
     
  16. Comparison_Ford

    Comparison_Ford Disciple (330) Apr 4, 2014 New York
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    Sand City ONE
    Other Half Double Dry-Hopped Double Mosaic Dream
    Other Half 2nd Anniversary
    Sand City Second Wave
    Grimm Magnetic Compass

    Honorable mentions: Grimm Afterimage & Lambo Door, LIC Pile of Crowns, Other Half Mylar Bags/Forever Simcoe/Motueka+Galaxy

    Collabs from out-of-state breweries don't count, right? Other Half No Layups was probably my favorite beer of 2016.
     
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  17. ecpho

    ecpho Initiate (199) Mar 28, 2011 New York

    NY Beer Advocates are not know for their beer style drinking diversity.
     
  18. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,275) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Not true, if New York breweries made awesome stouts like GI, FW, Bottle Logic, etc and awesome sours like Russian River, Lost Abbey, Cascade, etc, they would make these lists too.
     
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  19. ecpho

    ecpho Initiate (199) Mar 28, 2011 New York

    Well there are other worthwhile styles out there besides IPAs, stouts and sours. You wouldn't know that by what the new boutique breweries put out though. Its cool though - I definitely don't consider myself a "beer geek", having a local oaked belgian dubbel now.

    Still looking for a local worthwhile Zwickel.
     
  20. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,275) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Cheers! Enjoy! There is great beer for everyone.
     
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  21. Msudukie

    Msudukie Disciple (330) Oct 26, 2013 New York
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    Beech Zombie by Kings County Brewers Collective was pretty amazing so there is one non-IPA
     
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  22. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,188) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Jail City's Mass Riot
    Rushing Duck Chained to the Dead
    Softly Spoken Magic Spells
    I'm going to think about this before I add 4 & 5.
     
  23. xmattxyzx

    xmattxyzx Initiate (139) Nov 22, 2016 New York
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    Not a ton of variety (though my general top of 2016 would be a bit more diverse):

    Grimm - Lambo Door or Lumen & Forcefield
    Suarez - Hecto
    Other Half - Second Anniversary IPA & Double Dry Hopped Double Mosaic Dream
     
  24. rozzom

    rozzom Defender (689) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    No sorry I had AB. Was awesome. Was just meaning as opposed to reg. And wasn't this year
     
  25. unclejazz

    unclejazz Defender (639) Oct 24, 2011 New York
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    It's Prison City not Jail City, FYI
     
  26. GreaserGreg

    GreaserGreg Initiate (137) Feb 27, 2015 New York
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    Other Half/Suarez - Neighborhood Flock
    Threes - Day of the Dead
    Hudson Valley - Amulet
    Suarez - Round the Bend
    Other Half - DDH DMD
     
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  27. Ajulian21

    Ajulian21 Initiate (132) Mar 14, 2016 New York
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    Greenpoint- Instant Credibility
    Interboro-Premiere
    OH-Moteuka/Nelson
    LICBP-Pile of Crowns
    PB-Amazeballs (not sure if this was released for the 1st time this year)
     
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  28. kjrod20

    kjrod20 Devotee (409) Jul 16, 2005 New York
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    One that hasn't been mentioned yet: Industrial Arts Safety Glasses. So good.
     
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  29. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,275) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Just to clarify, doesn't have to be a beer released in 2016.
     
  30. Bieniek30

    Bieniek30 Devotee (415) Mar 24, 2013 New York
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    Other half - DDH Double Mosaic Dream
    Sand City - One
    Grimm - Sumi Ink
    Other Half - City Slickers
    Interboro - Premier
     
  31. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,440) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Pick pretty much any five from Suarez
     
  32. Skartski

    Skartski Initiate (26) Dec 21, 2015 New York
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    Sand city One
    Otherhalf/AZ Wilderness City Slickers
    Interboro Mad Fat Fluids
    Otherhalf Forgot about Drie
    Finback AB BQE (I think this was 2016?)
    Otherhalf Oat Overdose
    Upstate 2016 Ale
     
  33. ekardz

    ekardz Disciple (311) Dec 6, 2009 New York
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    Interboro: Next Episode
    Other Half: DDHDMD
    Other Half: DMD
    Threes: SFY
    Barrier/Carton: SS. Cream
     
  34. SkiBum22

    SkiBum22 Defender (626) Oct 18, 2009 New York
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    Equilibrium MC2
    Saurez Hecto
    OH No Layups
    OH DDH DMD
    Greenpoint Turbulence

    Honorable Mention: OH Grits n Greens
     
  35. xmattxyzx

    xmattxyzx Initiate (139) Nov 22, 2016 New York
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    Yeah, Grits n Greens was excellent and since it wasn't a DDHDIPA cans were plentiful!
     
  36. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,083) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    I'm going:

    OH DDH Double Mosaic Dreams
    Singlecut Mo' Shuggie
    Threes Day of the Dead
    Rushing Duck Chained to the Dead
    Rushing Duck Divided by Zero
     
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  37. redworld

    redworld Initiate (35) Sep 9, 2016 New Jersey
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    No particular order and I didn't give much thought. I think Magnetic Compass could be on this list but I want to give it a couple more tastes remove some recency bias.

    Grimm - Lambo Door
    Grimm - Cube Cuvee #2
    Other Half - Double Dry Hopped All Citra Everything
    Other Half/Tired Hands/Omnipollo - Debbie Downer
    Rushing Duck - Divided By Zero
     
  38. elucas730

    elucas730 Initiate (197) Feb 5, 2010 New York
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    North Brewery Mega Mean
    Prison City Riot in Vermont
    Upstate 2016 Ale
    Prison City Run Like an Apricot
    North Brewery Santa's Nightcap
     
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  39. elucas730

    elucas730 Initiate (197) Feb 5, 2010 New York
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    There's more to NY than the city.
     
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  40. Moradin

    Moradin Initiate (176) Jul 7, 2016 New York

    OH - 2nd Anniversary
    Grimm - Lumen
    LICBP - Pile of Crowns
    OH - Fully Frothed
    Singlecut - SSMS

    (just to add some non-IPA I really enjoyed : KCBC - sandcastles & Beach Zombie; Singlecut -Raspberry sour ; Evil Twin - EMJ)
     
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