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    For Beer Lovers

    They ranked "the best" craft beers from each state. The criteria for choosing the one beer to represent each state is a little sketchy, but it is interesting if you like different beers.

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    Re: For Beer Lovers

    I have come to enjoy Magic Hat #9 from Vermont



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    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneSupt6 View Post
    I have come to enjoy Magic Hat #9 from Vermont
    I visited their brewery a while back and got to sample some of their brews. #9 was definitely the best of them.



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    Re: For Beer Lovers

    This is a pretty good list, with 3 things I really like and 3 things I really dislike...

    Likes
    1. FatTire is only rated 43rd; it's decent beer, but so so overhyped.
    2. Abita is ranked 48th; I can't stand Abita.
    3. 3 breweries are within a 2-hour drive from my house.

    Dislikes
    1. Yuengling is AWESOME; definitely not the 50th best beer.
    2. Shipyard is great, too, and IT'S NOT EVEN THE BEST BEER IN MAINE (how they omitted Allagash White is beyond me).
    3. No DC breweries...DC Brau, Chocolate City, and Three Stars breweries all have some good beers.



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    Re: For Beer Lovers

    I refuse to believe a witbier is the best craft beer Iowa can put out.


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    Re: For Beer Lovers

    Yuengling is awesome, but it doesn't really belong in the discussion. They really short changed PA beers since there are many many awesome beers in PA other than Yuengling.



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    Quote Originally Posted by weeb2k1 View Post
    Yuengling is awesome, but it doesn't really belong in the discussion. They really short changed PA beers since there are many many awesome beers in PA other than Yuengling.
    Good point. Philadelphia has had a flurry of small breweries spring up in the last few years, and a lot of them are pretty good.



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    Re: For Beer Lovers

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    I visited their brewery a while back and got to sample some of their brews. #9 was definitely the best of them.
    Also toured Magic Hat while in Vermont. Sampled their full lineup. While #9 is very good, it didn't blow the others out of the water, in my opinion. Not a knock- they just had a very good lineup of brews, overall. And very cool people there (the brewery, not Vermont ). In fact, one of the brewers had a connection to Des Moines.



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    Re: For Beer Lovers

    If I were to give any advice to any true beer lover in the world, it would be to start brewing your own. Yes, there are a ton of beers worth drinking, but when you figure out how to brew that beer for yourself, it opens up a whole new world of taste.

    I brew my own. I still buy plenty of craft beer to taste what's out there's. but, when you have 15 gallons of beer carbing up, while you have 3 other 5 gallon kegs in different levels of full, still on tap, it's the greatest feeling in the world. Especially when you just brewed one of the best amber ales you've ever tasted. Seriously, if you love beer, brew you own.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan94 View Post
    If I were to give any advice to any true beer lover in the world, it would be to start brewing your own. Yes, there are a ton of beers worth drinking, but when you figure out how to brew that beer for yourself, it opens up a whole new world of taste.

    I brew my own. I still buy plenty of craft beer to taste what's out there's. but, when you have 15 gallons of beer carbing up, while you have 3 other 5 gallon kegs in different levels of full, still on tap, it's the greatest feeling in the world. Especially when you just brewed one of the best amber ales you've ever tasted. Seriously, if you love beer, brew you own.
    How much space do you need for this? I'd love to get into homebrewing, but I live in a small (by non-DC standards) apartment.



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    Re: For Beer Lovers

    So, this seems like it is just one random beer per state, otherwise no way Indiana (Three Floyd's), Ohio (Great Lakes), Wisconsin (New Glarus), and Michigan (Bells) are that low. Maybe those particular beers, but you really have to look more at the body of work...because those breweries are putting out better beers than those selected, IMO.



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    Re: For Beer Lovers

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    How much space do you need for this? I'd love to get into homebrewing, but I live in a small (by non-DC standards) apartment.
    Tough in a small apartment, I will not lie, but still, a pot that can boil 3 gallons at a time (you would top off with 2 extra gallons of clean water to make 5) and a smaller extra fridge can give you all the flexibility in the world. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying commercial beer is crap, I still buy it. But the ability to brew that beer on your own, whenever you want, is amazing. I have a small stand alone kegerator. Basically, you can find in any sears store. I put a three tap tower on it, and it holds 15 gallons of beer in 3 different 5 gallon kegs. Then, a closet to ferment in, and you are good to go. Go to homebrewtalk.com, there are a lot of people there that even brew in 1 gallon batches.



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    Re: For Beer Lovers

    Johns White Ale? I've yet to try a truly delicious beer from Milstream. They just don't appeal to me at all.



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    Re: For Beer Lovers

    As a resident of AZ I will give their choice for my state a thumbs up. Kilt Lifter is yummy!



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    Re: For Beer Lovers

    Dirty John's, represent! Honestly, I can understand the criticism of the beer itself, but John's has done so much for craft beer over here.



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