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Best on tap?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by alucard6679, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Savant (380) Arizona Jul 29, 2012

    For quite a while I was happy with just quietly enjoying some amazing beers at home (still am, for the record), but recently I've started seeking out great beers at various bars. Last night I went to The Yard House with a friend, and tried a few awesome beers on tap for the first time. Throughout the night I had: Arrogant Bastard, Stone IPA, Firestone Walker Union Jack, Odell Myrcenary, and Tripel Karmeliet

    I have to say, the one that really stood out for me was Union Jack. It made me think, "God, this is what an IPA should be!"

    So, does anyone else have a similar experience, or just an overall favorite beer on tap?
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  3. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poobah (1,070) Colorado Aug 15, 2010 Verified

    Not that they're favourite beers on draught, but Fat Tire and Guinness both stand out as substantially better from a keg.

    A friend just alerted me recently to the existence of Cantillon on tap, which I'd never even thought about. Oddly, I'd always just assumed Cantillon was bottle only. Misconceptions about Belgian tradition and that. Go figure...
  4. ShemRahBoo

    ShemRahBoo Advocate (530) New Jersey Jan 28, 2010 Verified

    Had maharaja on tap and was extremely impressed. Had it in a bottle last year a couple times and liked it, but what i had recently was too good. Get the maharaja if you see it anywhere you won't be disappointed.
  5. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Savant (380) Arizona Jul 29, 2012

    I haven't tried Fat Tire on tap, but I definitely agree with you on Guinness. It tends to be the best option at a lot of places I've been to.
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  6. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Savant (380) Arizona Jul 29, 2012

    I'll keep an eye out, thanks : )
  7. Thoroughly enjoy ANY Alpine brew on tap.
    Personal favorite though is Pliny... on tap, its just awesome'er.
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  8. MarioM

    MarioM Advocate (560) California Sep 13, 2009

    Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout
  9. raynmoon

    raynmoon Advocate (620) Colorado Aug 13, 2011 Verified

    Beer on tap. so GOOD.
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  10. 1424IpA

    1424IpA Savant (465) California Nov 2, 2012 Verified

    Pliny and sucks are extremely delicious on tap, i heard the same of enjoy by...
  11. recently some of my favorites on tap were Goose Island BCBCS, Bear Republic Racer X and Firestone Sucaba 2013

    the bcbcs was seriously incredible, every sip i was just in awe
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  12. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poobah (1,035) New Jersey Jun 3, 2004 Verified

    Quality Munich Helles and IPAs always elicit a huge "whoooooah" from me when they are on draught and fresh, moreso than any other styles.
  13. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Advocate (710) Virginia Jan 27, 2013 Verified

    Enjoy By is unbelievable on tap!

  14. dougfur

    dougfur Savant (355) New York Jan 24, 2011

    Some beers are just undeniably, completely better on tap because they're different. Our local brewery, Lake Placid Brewery, brews at their pub in lake placid and you can get all their stuff on tap there. Their bottled beers are brewed at the Saranac brewery in Utica and they're not even in the same ballpark. Their IPA in the bottle is mediocre at best, but on tap in the brewery, it's really tasty. If they bottled the stuff they make, that IPA would be a known beer outside of this area.
  15. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Advocate (590) Minnesota Oct 4, 2012 Verified

    Best I've had is Bear Republic cafe racer 15, on tap at the brew pub. Awesome.
  16. klaybie

    klaybie Savant (275) Illinois Nov 15, 2009

    Bell's Black Note is simply amazing.
  17. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,440) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    Circa 3 years ago.
  18. I can't think of any beer that I would consider to be better in a bottle than on tap.
  19. WBD

    WBD Zealot (95) South Carolina Feb 3, 2013

    I just picked up a growler of founders all day IPA

    Wonderful I must say. 10 buck 64 oz fill.

    Sucks on tap is one that I would travel for.
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  20. Can't say, I've only been able to legally drink for 2 years lol and I've only just gotten into craft in the last year and a half or so. All I know is what I had last fall was delicious, the bottled version is no where near as good.
  21. TitusD84

    TitusD84 Aficionado (125) Illinois Nov 27, 2011

    I know exactly what op is talking about. Three floyds dreadnaught is must have if it is on tap. It's just much better(no bottled on dates so you never know how fresh it is)
  22. Premo88

    Premo88 Champion (755) Texas Jun 6, 2010 Verified

    College Station's New Republic "the Bellows" ... because it's the only way you can get it
  23. ufmj

    ufmj Savant (440) Florida Feb 15, 2013 Verified

    Where were THESE on tap?!
  24. Just had some Racer 5 = deeeeeelish......
  25. Weihenstephaner Hefe. Wouldn't think much of it, but soo much better on draft when it's already awesome in a bottle.