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mmblz
02-16-2012, 08:55 PM
I think a lot of us like to try something different every night. But if you could only have a short list of beers - 5... 6.. 7... What would you choose to keep you happy no matter what you were in the mood for?

Choosing today, I would probably take:
Allagash Black
SN Pale Ale (my one sessionable, despite hating the term)
Smuttynose Barleywine
Souther Tier Un*Earthly
Stone Ruination

Backups:
Sixpoint Bengali Tiger
Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
Clown Shoes Muffin Top

icehog3
02-16-2012, 09:09 PM
Today being the operative word.....

KBS
Dark Lord Imperial Stout
Avery Mephistopheles Stout
Goose Island Bourbon Barrel Coffee Stout
New Holland Night Tripper Imperial Stout

mmblz
02-16-2012, 09:11 PM
Today being the operative word.....

ALways is.

I gathered you like Stout, but WOW ;)

icehog3
02-16-2012, 09:29 PM
ALways is.

I gathered you like Stout, but WOW ;)

I discovered over time (don't know how it took so long) that I hate IPAs...hate 'em. After the stouts, might be some porters on the list, guess that's who my tastebuds roll. :)

Bill86
02-16-2012, 09:32 PM
World Wide Stout
120 Minute IPA
Dreadnaught
Robert the Bruce
St. Bernardus 12
Rochefort 10

Back ups
Double Bastard
Vertical Epic
Ten Fidy

kaisersozei
02-16-2012, 09:33 PM
Commercial? I'd go with:

Bell's Two Hearted Ale
DFH Palo Santo Marron
Founder's Breakfast Stout
Ommegang Three Philosophers
Avery Maharaja

hammondc
02-16-2012, 09:35 PM
Hmmm.. interesting since it requires me to narrow down a few across many varieties

Howabout:
Stone Arrogant Bastard
Lagunitas Maximus IPA
Bells Hopslam
Deschutes Abyss
A Kolsch beer of some sort....
Troeggs Nugget Nectar

Backups...
Ska Brewing Modus Hoperandi
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
Crispin Cider (to really mix things up)
Anything from Victory Brewing
Anything From Dogfish Head

hammondc
02-16-2012, 09:36 PM
World Wide Stout



One of the years....Stoopid Texas has 120Min, but no WWS....WTF?

Bill86
02-16-2012, 09:38 PM
One of the years....Stoopid Texas has 120Min, but no WWS....WTF?

:r last year we got WWS but no 120 minute, go figure.

awsmith4
02-16-2012, 09:38 PM
Terrapin Wake n Bake
Ballast Point Sculpin
KBS or CBS - I like them equally
Rochefort 10
Hopslam
Pliny The Elder


Honorable mentions could go to a thousand others but Sweetwater IPA when fresh is great but it fades rather quickly.

Jbailey
02-16-2012, 09:41 PM
I can be happy drinking of these beers.
Ale Asylum Ballistic
Ale Asylum Satisfaction Jackson
Founders KBS
Central Waters Peruvian Morning
Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barleywine
Goose Island Bourbon County (2009)


Some of my absolute favorites are.
Goose Island Bourbon County Rare
Goose Island Bourbon County Coffee Stout
Surly Bourbon Barrel Darkness
Three Floyds Dark Lord Vanilla Bean

ChicagoWhiteSox
02-16-2012, 09:43 PM
Hard for me to choose. But in the moment, here goes:
Bells Hopslam
Three Floyds Dreadnaught
Three Floyds Dark Lord
Abyss
KBS
2009 Bells Expy
King Henry
FW Parabola

My "short" list of beers off the top of my head.

I'm with Dave for my all time favorite beer, Three Floyds Dark Lord Vanilla Bean aged on tap.

icehog3
02-16-2012, 09:50 PM
Vertical Epic


I saw this today at the local Armanettis, Bill, what can you remember about it?

ChicagoWhiteSox
02-16-2012, 09:51 PM
World Wide Stout
120 Minute IPA
Dreadnaught
Robert the Bruce
St. Bernardus 12
Rochefort 10

Back ups
Double Bastard
Vertical Epic
Ten Fidy

What year of the Vertical Epic?

Bill86
02-16-2012, 10:01 PM
I saw this today at the local Armanettis, Bill, what can you remember about it?

Not much unfortunately. I drank a bunch of last years (10.10.10) I just remember it being a very nice change of pace.

I'll buy an 11.11.11 or two next time I'm out.

What year of the Vertical Epic?

I've only had 10.10.10 and 11.11.11 but IIRC I enjoyed the 10.10.10 a lot more than the 11.11.11.

I could be mistaken but I don't remember buying too many 11.11.11's.


EDIT yeah I just looked it up. I preferred 10.10.10 over 11.11.11.

Poronico
02-16-2012, 10:14 PM
Black Boss Porter
Irish Death from Iron Horse Brewery
Mocha Death----^^
Trappist Westvleteren 12
Grieskirchner Weisse
CoCoNut Porter

Poronico
02-16-2012, 10:14 PM
I discovered over time (don't know how it took so long) that I hate IPAs...hate 'em. After the stouts, might be some porters on the list, guess that's who my tastebuds roll. :)

I am with you on that brother, IPA's are pretty terrible imo but to each their own :dr

emopunker2004
02-16-2012, 10:15 PM
PBR all the way :lv

icehog3
02-16-2012, 10:22 PM
I am with you on that brother, IPA's are pretty terrible imo but to each their own :dr

Tastes like liquid pine cones to me. :pu

icehog3
02-16-2012, 10:22 PM
PBR all the way :lv

Get a job. :lr

emopunker2004
02-17-2012, 06:37 AM
Get a job. :lr

I have one. We just took a roughly 4% paycut. Gotta make it up somehow.

BeerAdvocate
02-17-2012, 08:10 AM
St Bernardus Abt 12
SN Bigfoot
Any Lagunitas
BLVD Tank 7
Bear Republic HopRod Rye
GI Bourbon County Stout

ktblunden
02-17-2012, 08:30 AM
Right this moment in no particular order:

DFH 90 Minute
Deschutes Abyss (year doesn't matter, I honestly haven't noticed any difference)
Alaskan Smoked Porter (only smoked beer that doesn't taste like diesel fuel to me)
Sierra Nevada Pale
Pliny the Elder
Chimay Blue (belgians are a once in a while thing for me, this is the only one I can come back to consistently)
Stone Sublimely Self Righteous
Pliny the Younger (if this is purely hypothetical I have Vinnie from Russian River brewing this full-time in order to keep me supplied with fresh kegs)

pnoon
02-17-2012, 09:26 AM
Have to give this some serious thought. My initial lst is WAY too long.
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Mattso3000
02-17-2012, 09:39 AM
Hopslam.

T.G
02-17-2012, 10:36 AM
My always happy, always satisfied anytime list looks something like this:

Sudwerk DFU (unfiltered Marzen)
Sudwerk Pilsner
Deshutes Black Butte Porter
Serra Nevada Celebration
Sudwerk Hefeweizen
Stone Levitation

and an honorable mention to Ommegang Abbey Ale


There are other beers that might be higher on my favorites/best of all time list, but quite frankly, I wouldn't want to drink them that often.

newcigarz
02-17-2012, 10:59 AM
Have to give this some serious thought. My initial lst is WAY too long.
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:tpd:

Zanaspus
02-17-2012, 01:49 PM
I'm not a big beer drinker so I'll list some noob choices.

That is to say, I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I'm a hophead:

Burning River Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
Columbus Brewing Co IPA

I could be happy with those three.

dwoodward
02-17-2012, 02:08 PM
Honestly, I like ALL beers, from Bud Light all the way up to the Imperial Stouts and Quadruple Ales. A list for me would be impossible, however, I could probably fill it nicely with some simple Amber Ales, something that isn't too robust but not too light at the same time. There is something about Amber Ales, they are refreshing, and easy to drink.

Anyone agree?

oooo35980
02-17-2012, 02:37 PM
SN pale ale
Westmalle Tripel
Murphy's

My personal favorite: Bud Good (http://www.jest.com/video/142802/budweiser-good)

Poronico
02-18-2012, 12:30 AM
Tastes like liquid pine cones to me. :pu

I can see where you get that... I think its more metallic... almost aluminum can-like

icehog3
02-18-2012, 07:46 AM
I can see where you get that... I think its more metallic... almost aluminum can-like

I can see that as well...almost like liquid metal pine cones.

hammondc
02-18-2012, 08:48 AM
St Bernardus Abt 12
SN Bigfoot
Any Lagunitas
BLVD Tank 7
Bear Republic HopRod Rye
GI Bourbon County Stout

I approve of this list.....Solid with good brews, but still enough everyday type stuff to keep you from burning out.

hammondc
02-18-2012, 08:50 AM
Tastes like liquid pine cones to me. :pu

Yummy. Add some grapefruit in there and some bitter citrus!!!

MNSmoker
02-19-2012, 10:46 AM
Current favorites are:

Surly Abrasive
Surly Darkness
Trappistes Rochefort 10
Town Hall Masala Mama
Deschutes The Abyss

cobra03
02-20-2012, 01:39 AM
So many beers to choose from. For starters...

Ommegang Abby Ale
Great Divide Titan IPA
DFH Squall
Southern Tier Gemini
Seirra Nevada Torpedo IPA

elkhunter149
02-20-2012, 06:31 PM
Any Beer, and or Ale A Belgian Monk makes
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