Your Top Beers of 2012

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  1. starrdogg

    starrdogg Champion (836) Jun 21, 2010 District of Columbia
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    We all know the old favorites, but what are your Top 5 beers that were released for the first time in 2012? It's always great to see breweries trying new things, so let's encourage more of this! Mine are:

    Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic
    Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #5
    Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #4
    Drie Fonteinen Golden Blend
    DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon

    Honorable Mention: Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break, Upright Fantasia, Stillwater Table Beer
  2. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (475) Dec 12, 2009 California
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    I don't have access to a lot beers but some of the ones that I've enjoyed so far are, in no particular order:
    Conflux NO .1 (Collage)
    Kern River Winter Ale, new recipe
    Enjoy by IPA
    Kern River 6th Anniversary
    Black Butte XXIV
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  3. canucklehead

    canucklehead Poo-Bah (2,464) Mar 7, 2003 British Columbia (Canada)

    Bringing the BC POV .

    Fearless IPA by Dead Frog
    Switchback IPA by Lighthouse
    Tasman Red by Lighthouse
    Nectar of the Gods Wheatwine by Russell
    Black Christmas CDA by Parallell 49 ( best new BC brewery)
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  4. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,214) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    Deschutes Black Butte 24
    SN/RR Brux (I think I'm only a handful of people that loved this beer)
    Stone Collab Mint Chocolate Stout
    Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti
    Stone Enjoy By

    In no specific order
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  5. mixed_master7

    mixed_master7 Initiate (0) May 16, 2012 Florida

    CCB Cognac Imperial Sweet Stout
    CCB Leon
    Stone Enjoy by
    Black Butte 24

    Can't think of a #5 right now
  6. kevanb

    kevanb Poo-Bah (1,865) Apr 4, 2011 Illinois
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    Russian River Row 2/Hill 56
    Lost Abbey Track #10
    Three Floyds Cognac Dark Lord
    Three Floyds Creepy Raider
    Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break
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  7. grandmeaulnes

    grandmeaulnes Initiate (0) Oct 18, 2010 Ohio
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    Alpine Double Nelson
    Fantome Extra Sour
    Row 2/Hill 56
    3F Golden Blend
    Jack's Abbey Kiwi Rising
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  8. thebouch01

    thebouch01 Devotee (432) Jun 26, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Upright Fantasia
    HF Civil Disobedience 4
    Brau Bros Rye Wyne
    Jackie O's Hot Bird
    Sam Smith Organic Chocolate
  9. Brandywine

    Brandywine Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2012 Washington

    Firestone 16
    Kentucky Darkstar
    Bravo Brown (not bottled but tapped for the first time in Washington at a Firestone event hosted by Brouwers).

    All are exemplars of the complexity that can be achieved with barrel aging.
  10. luisc123

    luisc123 Initiate (173) Oct 20, 2011 California

    Enjoy By
    10th Anniversary Ruination
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  11. ArchEnemyBrew

    ArchEnemyBrew Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Washington

    Crooked Stave Persica
    2012 cherry Adam (better than aftw IMO)
    La cumbre 1/2 Nelson
    HUB army of darkness
    SH black raspberry lambic
  12. Daemose

    Daemose Devotee (426) Oct 3, 2011 Texas
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    Jester King Buddhas Brew.
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  13. starrdogg

    starrdogg Champion (836) Jun 21, 2010 District of Columbia
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    Already loving all of the different answers coming in. So many new beers I missed this year!
  14. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Crusader (752) Mar 2, 2008 Oregon
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    Peche 'N Brett
    Bourbon Fred 2012
    Churchill's Finest Hour '12
    Bootlegger's Imperial Dark Phoenix
    Commons Eleanor
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  15. Thomas15

    Thomas15 Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2012

    Kansas city Missouri pov

    Boulevard Love Child 2
    Perennial Peach Berlinner Weiss
    Stone Enjoy By 12-21-12
    Goose Island Lolita, 2011 vintage released here in 2012
    Goose Island Bramble Rye

    Not in order, just my five choices for the year I got through distribution in state, perennial from st louis though....
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  16. Auror

    Auror Defender (644) Jan 1, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Logsdon Peche 'N Brett
    Westbrook Mexican Cake
    Evil Twin Lil' B
    Hill Farmstead Ann
    Jack's Abby Bourbon Framinghammer
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  17. spark3148857

    spark3148857 Defender (677) Dec 4, 2010 California

    Three Floyds Hell's Black Intelligencer
    Odell Mash of the Titans
    New Belgium/Alpine Super IPA
    Surly Bandwagon
    Thai Me Up Melvin IPA (blew my mind)
  18. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    The Bruery Fruet
    FW Parabola
    Avery Rumpkin
    Hoppin' Frog Naked Evil
    FW 16th (haven't had it yet, but I'm sure it will be in my top 5)
  19. stayclean

    stayclean Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    Central Waters 1414
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  20. seplo

    seplo Aspirant (271) Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
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    Fuzzy Baby Ducks
    Society &Solitude #5
    Black Butte XXIV
    Ruination 10 Anniversary
    Bolt Cutter
  21. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Cisco Lady of the Woods (fucking awesome)
    Perennial Abraxas
    Jolly Pumpkin Sobre Humano
    Odd Side Citra Pale Ale
    Bell's BA Batch 9000
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  22. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Devotee (470) Aug 30, 2012 California

    Black Butte XXIV
    FSW 16
    PumKing (New to me)
    Stone 16th Anniversary
  23. Levitation

    Levitation Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2009 California

    ruination 10th
    enjoy by
    track 10
    double nelson
    cfh '12

    this is the correct answer. you can close the thread now. i have won.
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  24. immobilisme

    immobilisme Aspirant (231) Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    Going on memory, no order:
    Bell's BA Batch 9000
    Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #2
    Logsdon Peche 'n Brett
    Dark Lord Cognac de Muerte
    Armand + Tommy

    Honorable Mention:
    Society & Solitude #5
    Stone Enjoy By 9/21/12
  25. hefehead12

    hefehead12 Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2010 North Carolina

    Ruination 10 Anniversary
    Ruination 10 Anniversary
    Ruination 10 Anniversary
    Ruination 10 Anniversary
    Ruination 10 Anniversary
  26. Brew33

    Brew33 Crusader (753) Oct 24, 2007 Ohio
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    Crooked Stave Persica
    Stone Enjoy By
    Rivertown Ojos Negros
    The Bruery Filmishmish
    Alpine/NB Super IPA

    I also really enjoyed Brux for what it was and Sour Grapes from Quaff Bros here in Cincinnati was a pleasant surprise.
  27. ripps1

    ripps1 Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2012 New Jersey

    Kane Double Dry hopped Head High IPA
    Ruination 10th Anniversary
    Firestone Walker DDBA
  28. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    Alpine Double Nelson IPA
    Evil Twin Auld Yin
    Port Churchill's Finest Hour 2012
    Fantome Extra Sour
    Logsdon Peche n Brett

    Have a feeling Crooked Stave Persica would end up on this list, but I haven't yet opened it.
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  29. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,347) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Deschutes's Red Chair
    Avery's Uncle Jacob's Stout
    Firestone Walker's XVI
    Crabtree's Menage a Trois
    Funkwerks's Monarch

    Honorable Mention to Avery's Oud Floris and Odell's Chocolate Oar.
  30. ArchEnemyBrew

    ArchEnemyBrew Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Washington

    Gotta open that. Shit is bonkers!
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  31. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    I've just starting to think about this. We still have a month to go folks.
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  32. winbassett

    winbassett Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2010 North Carolina

    Odell The Meddler (GABF floor)
    Deschutes Black Butte XXIV (Deschutes VIP Party during GABF)
    Stone Enjoy By 9/21/12 (Freshcraft during GABF)
    Logsdon Seizoen Bretta (Beer Bloggers Conference in Indy)
    Alpine/New Belgium Super IPA (Tasty Beverage Co. in Raleigh on several occasions)
  33. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,260) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    I'd struggle to get to 5. Here are 2 givens:

    Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye
    Sierra Nevada Brux

    Was Victory Summer Love new this year? It might have been new last year. Other than that, I'd really have to think about it.
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  34. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    New Beers 2012:
    SN/RR Brux
    Schmaltz He'Brew Sweet 16
    Cortland Beer Co. Flight Level 410 BBA BW
    Jester King Thrash Metal

    New Beers for me 2012:
    DeStruise Black Albert
    King Henry
    Bootleggers Knuckle Sandwich
    Green Flash Rayon Vert
    Adirondack Jack Daniels BA Fat Scotsman
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  35. QuentinCall

    QuentinCall Aspirant (237) Sep 30, 2011 Georgia
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    Dogfish Head - Noble Rot
    Hitachino Nest - 3 Days
    New Belgium - Peach Porch Lounger
    To ├śl/Mikkeller - Sleep Over
    Terrapin - Phlux Capacitor
  36. AgentZero

    AgentZero Poo-Bah (2,336) Jul 19, 2009 Illinois
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    Cigar City Leon
    Alpine Double Nelson IPA
    Goose Island Apple Brandy BA Bourbon County Stout
    Port Brewing Company Dusk Till Dawn
    Armand Lente

    Honorable Mentions to Stone Enjoy By and Cigar City Passionfruit Dragonfruit Berliner
  37. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,719) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    Armand Lente
    Armand Zomer
    Eclipse EC12
    Rosso E Marrone B3
    3F Golden Blend

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  38. AgentZero

    AgentZero Poo-Bah (2,336) Jul 19, 2009 Illinois
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    Crap, was Lente this year? Guess I need to update my top 5.
  39. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,719) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    I actually dont know. I didnt read his 1st line. I know I had it this year. So I went with my top 5 for this year. So I messed it up. I have no idea when shit is released.

    **kicks rocks** My bad.

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