Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Matthew1788, Apr 13, 2013.
Free Will Coffee Oatmeal Brown Ale.
The mystery beer at Hill Farmstead I got a small pour of at the bottle release yesterday. Supposedly the upcoming Genealogy of Morals. All I know is it was possibly the most enjoyable 2-3 ounces of liquid that have ever hit my taste buds.
Brut by enlightenment and mikkellers yeast series
Lagunitas Sucks, Terrapin Hopzilla, or the Stone Espresso RIS
Probably either Hoptimum, sucks, or green flash double stout.
Love Child #3. If there was ever a time regretting NOT picking up more than a single bottle at less than half its retail price, this was it.
Green Flash Imperial Red Rye... PLEASE PUT IN BOTTLES AND SEND TO MY LBS!!!!!!!!! SOOOO DANKY!
Peche 'n Brett. Had it at a tasting recently that included a number of great beers and it stands out to me as something special.
There can be no doubt...Heady Topper
Favorite new beers to me this year would be Stone Enjoy By and DC Brau OTWOA.
DDC/The Alchemist Moralite
Surly Abrasive and Alpine Nelson.
Sour In The Rye Kumquats was amazing, and just had a taste of Hill Farmstead's Abner IPA yesterday which was pretty awesome too
Solely New beers in 2013:
Coronado 17 - Kind of bothered with its 89 rating but hey what are you doing to do.
Beer hates Astronauts
Sound Brewery "Monk's GINdiscretion". The original Monk's aged in Captive Spirits "Big Gin" Bourbon barrels. Indescribable.
Maybe not the best, but the most surprisingly good beer that I tried this year was Anderson Valley's
Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout
As in, I expect Pliny the Elder and Heady Topper to be good, but this surprised me, since I'd never had nor heard of it
Maybe I should hold off for the next week or so, until I crack open my first 4-pack of Founders Harvest.
For stouts, it has to be Velvet Merkin. For IPAs, definitely Enjoy By, although that answer will change when I go get my KRBC Citra in a few weeks .
Raspberry Dark Origins from Crooked Stave. That beer is on another level.
Shelf beer? Deschutes Red Chair. Amazing beer.
Last month I would have said one of the Enjoy By's but will have to change my vote to Victory DirtWolf after having it last week.
Ovila Quad with Plums... Went back the next day and it was all sold out. Really wish I would have filled up the cart on that one.
Mornin Delight / Kentucky Brunch by a mile
I can't pick just one. It's impossible, but just considering stuff I've had for the first time this year I'd go Heady and FFF Permanent Funeral. The best recently I'd pick Green Flash Green Bullet.
Heady Topper, Another One, Lunch, HopSlam, Pliny, Alchemy Hour, Eastern Standard, Waldo, Merveilleaux, El Cedro, Funk Metal, and Sculpin....Wow its been a great year of IPA's....
Stone - RuinTen
Bruery - Beauregarde and Sour in the Rye
Deschutes/Hair of the Dog collabo - Conflux # 1 (Collage)
Iron Hill - Bourbon Octagon (local PA brewpub BBA quad)
Voodoo - Pappy Van Winkle Big Black Voodoo Daddy
Tired Hands - Such Unique DIPA
These might not all be new beers, but they were all new to me, and every single one of them totally blew me away.
Wow... It's that good? I really need to get on that already...
Invicta 1000 IBU...their second anniversary beer and for a Brazilian imperial IPA pretty impressive.
Alchemy Hour was awesome.
Just had it the other day. Westbrook's Rummy barrel aged Old Time. Probably my favorite beer of all time. Amazing.
Well, it was Alchemy Hour, but Dirtwolf is my new favorite of 2013.
Best new beer of the year? Great Lakes Alchemy Hour, Steel String Cryin Holy DIPA/No Quarter, and NB La Terroir.
Other than that, Short's Prolonged Enjoyment, Saugatuck Neopolitan Milk Stout, Event Horizon, BA Blackout, oh and NoDa Hop Drop n Roll.
oh shit, i forgot about steel string cryin holy. definitely the best new beer of 2013
Central Waters' Sixteen, by a significant margin -- easily one of the best beers I've ever tasted.
(Can't wait to try Black Gold, as it's purportedly like Sixteen taken a couple of steps farther!)
I'm sure I am forgetting some, but what stands out is Bockor Cuvee Des Jacobins on Draft and Green Flash Palate Wrecker on Draft.
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