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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ashleylake, Aug 27, 2015.
1.) to the choir
3.) hop killah
4.) high westified
5.) fruit punch 1
I would say:
1 - Julius
2 - Sure Bet
3 - No Rules
4 - &+
5 - Navaja
Why.......Cuz I spit hot fire
The best beers I had for the first time this year:
de Garde The Boysen
Cellarmaker Imperial Coffee and Cigarettes/Blammo
Sante Fruit Punch #2/Brandy Palmpiset
Great Lakes BA Blackout
Lost Abbey V15
I had a good year but I dont specifically remember.
HF Society and solitude #12
Sip of sunshine
Rock art brewery bb imperial stout aged on cinnemon and vanilla (one off. My wife's favorite beer ever)
Flying monkeys Acadian groove -this really surprised me
And there's still plenty of year to go!!!
Society and solitude 5
All green everything
Not in strict order:
1. Central Waters - Call Me Old Fashion
2. Steady Habit - Coalesce [or Method]
3. Kent Falls - Awkward Hug
4. Other Half - Small Green Everything
5. The Bruery - Cuivre
Sump Coffee Stout (Perennial Artisan Ales)
Black Gold (Central Waters)
Madagascar (4 Hands)
Waldo’s Special Ale (Lagunitas)
Thomas Hardy’s Ale — amazing taste from somebody’s cellar, good luck finding it
Halia (Goose Island) — actually available
1 & 3 especially I'll remember for years to come -- Sump is easily the best non-BA coffee beer I've ever had, and Madagascar was the first vanilla beer to do it spectacularly right.
1) Hill Farmstead Susan
2) Trillium Artaic
3) Alchemist Focal Banger
4) Tree House Alter Ego
5) Funky Buddha Last Snow
HM: Night Shift Morph 08/19/15, Trillium Green Street Obvious Pale Ale, Tree House Julius, Lawson's Triple Sunshine
Tough to choose just 5!
So many hoppy beers, let's go with..Focal Banger
BA BQE from Finback
Bourbon Abominable with Coffee and Cinnamon (Fremont)
Kane Mexican Brunch
Something sour...maybe Cuvee de Castleton (Captain Lawrence), poured at Belgium comes to Cooperstown
I could make this list two or three more times and it would be different. Notable absences are Hill Farmstead and Grimm beers that I super loved.
Mikkeler Citra IIPA
1. Proclamation's Derivative w/ Galaxy
2. OH All Green Everything
3. Treehouse Triple Shot
4. Trillium DDH Fort Point
5. Trillium Vicinity
I knew I would forget one, need to add Cellarmaker Original Dankness to this list!
3 Floyds Wigsplitter (May be my beer of 2015.. my friends and I have downed multiple bottles).
Upland Persimmon Lambic (consumed during an acid trip so may be skewed but it was like drinking a fine juice).
3 Floyds Drunk Monk (Just for style, loved it).
3 Floyds/Mikkeller Black Flame (Had it in bottles in March when released and again this month on tap at FFF and it's so much better now).
3 Floyds/Half Acre Anicca IPA (Easily the best IPA I've ever had. So juicy and grapefruity).
Beers new to me in 2015:
1. Embalmer '13 (Brothers Reserve)- Featuring X-431 Hops- Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
2. Labyrinth Black Ale - Uinta Brewing Company
3. Chillwave Double IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4. Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA - Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
5. Allagash Coolship Resurgam - Allagash Brewing Company
BA Oil of Aphrodite
Aurelian Lure b1
Alpine Hoppy Birthday
In no order
In no order...
TH Good Morning
HF Single Hop Mosaic
FB Last Snow
FB Morning Wood
Cognac BA Darklord
hmmm, there's a lot to choose from. some of my favorites have included-
The Bruery "Breakfast of Champions"
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales "West Ashley"
Perennial Artisan Ales "Abraxas"
Cellarmaker "Bourbon Barrel-Aged Vastness of Space"
Top 5 rated new to me in 15:
Sip of Sunshine
Kane Sunday Brunch
Ballast Point Victory at Sea
New to me this year. I'm probably forgetting a few but here goes
Trillium Fort Point
Cantillon Kriek (a new one for me)
Honorable mentions to:
BC Vanilla Rye
PW Spotted Puffer
Metropolitan dynamo lager
The only two new and unforgettable beers I've had so far this year are
Summation (best beer I've ever had. Period. Better than KBBS)
Tree House - Green
Tree House - Julius
Tree House - Good Morning
HF - Abner
HF - Susan
Top 5 first timers in 2015...:
1.) Toppling Goliath Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout
2.) Founders CBS (tap)
3.) Hill Farmstead Abner
4.) Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia
5.) Funk Factory Fox and the Grapes
Cantillon Saint Lamvinus
Cigar City Life is Like
Allagash Coolship Red
New Glarus R&D Vintage 2014
Hill Farmstead Society and Solitude #4
Hill Farmstead Society and Solitude #5
Central Waters Black Gold 2014
Bourbon County Backyard Rye
Central Waters 17
Tree House Julius
Lawson's Sip of Sunshine
Anchorage A Deal With the Devil
Hill Farmstead Aaron
Surly Todd the Axeman
Disappointed these were not in the top 20 I had this year:
Double Barrel Hunahpu
Cantillon Fou Foune '14
New Glarus R&D Bramble Berry Bourbon Barrel (rumor has it Dan Carey said to wait 4-6 months)
Grapefruit sculpin in cans
Hop Slam - Sike
Last is a Tie between Hop Tanker and Lupilin River
Garden State Rhapsody was amazing...glad I still have one left!
No order :
Shape Of Hops
1. Vanilla Rye
2. Prop' 14
5. Focal Banger
It's been a good year for beer....to say the least.
New to me....
No particular order also....
Bruery TOD w/ cherries & vanilla
NG wild peach
NG vintage 2014
1. Schells - Dawn of Aurora Berliner Weisse
2. Banff Ave. Brewing Co. - Earthquake Double IPA
3. Fulton Brewing - Sweet Child of Vine IPA
4. The Brewers Art - Birdhouse Pale Ale
5. DC Brau - Public Pale Ale
New to me in 2015
In no order
Victory at Sea coffee vanilla
Little Sumpin extra ale
Honorable mention but worthy for sure
Sublimely Self Rightless
Old Chub Nitro
Weyerbacher - Sunday AM Stout
Three Floyds - Cimmerian Saber Tooth Berzerker
Barrier Brewing - Daddy Warbucks
Jack's Abby - Double Dry Hopped Mass Rising
Alesmith - Vietnamese Coffee Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
As of right now, just based on my ratings my top 5 for 2015, in order.
1. Firestone Walker - PNC
2. The Bruery - Black Tuesday
3. Goose Island - Bourbon County Brand Barleywine
4. Firestone Walker - Bczar Beans
5. Smog City - Infinite Wishes
It's been a good year but if I must pick 5 I'm going with these:
1. Kane Mexican Brunch -- This one was actually unreal
2. Tired Hands Alien Church
3. Other Half All Green Everything
4. Pizza Boy BBA Sunny Side Up
5. Tired Hands Only Void aged on coffee and cherries
I know this sounds homerish but I've had beers from all over and these are the ones that killed it.
1 - green man maceo
2a - tree house good morning
2b - fonta flora tropical monk
4 - trillium ddh melcher street
5 - olde hickory omega point
1. de Garde - Imperial Raz Bu
2. FFF - Skull ole
3. Breakside - Braggadocio
4. Cascade - Sang Royal
5. Oakshire - Hellshire V
1. Prairie Apple Brandy Noir
2. Ola Dubh Special Reserve 16
3. Trappist Achel 8° Bruin
4. Mexican Cake
5. De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)
1. Salt Water Brewing Sea Cow Milk Stout
2. Bangin Banjo Odin's Revenge (Belgian Ale)
3. Bangin Banjo Moodoo Voodoo (milk stout)
4. Lauder Ale Port everglades Porter
5. DFH My Antonia