Your top 10 beers

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  1. isu81

    isu81 Well-Known Member

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    For IPA lovers, Ranger comes in 12 pack cans. My go-to for tailgates.
     
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  2. cyhawkdmb

    cyhawkdmb Well-Known Member

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    I will look for it.. In Missouri over easter they the New Belgium variety pack in cans.. Which Iowa has in bottles.. that was nice!
     
  3. Cyclonick182

    Cyclonick182 Well-Known Member

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    I'm starting to become a fan of the Cigar City brews coming out of Ybor/Tampa. They have an IPA thats just glorious.
     
  4. IAmNotTheMayor

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    10 is such an arbitrary number...
    how about 21, sorted in approximate auto-biographical order (bonus points for the reference):


    • Ayinger Celebrator - even after all these years, still my #1 favorite
    • Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
    • Aventinus - meal in a bottle
    • Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter
    • Boulevard Doublewide
    • 3 Floyds Alpha King - boo, no more distribution to IA :(
    • 3 Floyds Robert The Bruce
    • Surly Furious
    • Hofbrau Dunkel - fresh from the tap in Munchen
    • Goose Island Matilda
    • Trappistes Rochefort 10
    • Boulevard Saison Brett - probably my favorite U.S. beer
    • Bells Special Double Cream Stout
    • O'Fallon Wheach - my summertime jam
    • Brau Brothers Moo Joos
    • Breckenridge Vanilla Porter
    • Capital Brewery Oktoberfest - if I could only drink 1 beer the rest of my life
    • Two Brothers Dumaine DuPage
    • New Belgium Shift - my other summertime jam
    • Unibroue Trois Pistoles
    • Surly Hell - yay, Surly distribution to IA :)
     
  5. HitItHard58

    HitItHard58 Well-Known Member

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    This thread proves that I haven't tried nearly enough different beer. Don't even recognize a lot of the stuff mentioned. Typically just grab coors or bud due to price. I do really like most of what Leinenkugels kicks out specifically Sunset Wheat on a hot day and enjoy the Clone from Olde Main. I had one at Moosejaw up in the Dells a few years back that was similar to the Clone but way better.

    Really like trying new stuff so its time to broaden my beer horizons. I vow to have a legit top 10 of random beer by the end of summer!
     
  6. Redman97

    Redman97 Well-Known Member

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    Drinking Leinenkugels right now and about to open another.
     
  7. DevilDog

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    People still drink beer? Left that crap years ago for Crown Royal no reason to ever look back.
     
  8. pulse

    pulse Well-Known Member

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    Was drinking Oskar Blues' Old Chub Saturday. (sounds odd). Decent, not a McKewns but what is.
     
  9. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    jai alai? I've heard it's a great beer.
     
  10. Cytown12

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    1. Rolling rock
    2. Spotted cow or any new glarus beers
    3. Busch light
    4. Bells Oberon
    5. Michelob golden light
    6. Shocktop
    7. Coors light
    8. Dos Equis
    9. Leninkuegals canoe paddler
    10. Shocktop honey bourbon cask wWheaton
    in no particular order
     
  11. cyclonesurveyor

    cyclonesurveyor Well-Known Member

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    adding to the list..............

    santa fe happy camper IPA
    santa fe black lager
    uinta hop nosh IPA
    unita wyld EPA
    oscar blues G'knight red IPA
    great divide Yeti stout - haven't had the imperial yet
    founders breakfast stout
     
  12. ISpyCy

    ISpyCy Well-Known Member

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    I'll shout out to a few...

    Capital Brewery Co - Supper Club
    North Country Brewing - Firehouse Red Ruby Ale
    Bad Water Brewing - Saison
    Grand Lake Brewing - Plaid Bastard Ale
    Kannah Creek Brewing - Land's End Amber Ale
    Crazy Mountain Brewery - Crazy Mountain Ale
    Jack's Abby Brewing - Hoponius Union IPA
    Empyrean Brewing Co. - Burning Skye Scottish Ale & Chaco Canyon Honey Gold
    Thunderhead Brewing Co. - Cornstalker Dark Wheat
     
  13. HitItHard58

    HitItHard58 Well-Known Member

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    I've got a somewhat complicated method you should try to ensure you get the best flavor possible. A couple years ago, the wife and I played slow pitch and showed up at the first game with a cooler full of beer. Somebody put a bunch of Busch Light in and didn't finish it so it came home with us. I forgot the cooler in my trunk until the next week but left em in, dumped out the warm water, and filled the cooler with more ice and beer. Repeated that process a few more times before I finally drank one. Absolutely divine.

    :jimlad:
     
  14. TurdFerguson

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    Curious is anyone has ever tried Monchshof Festbier? Had it a few years ago at Hessen Haus as a specialty beer. It blew me away. Nothing, to me, has come close since.
     
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    isn't that the only way to drink Busch light let it get warm then had some ice and you're ready to go
     
  16. bufante

    bufante Active Member

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    I'd like to add to my list:

    Epiphany-Foundation Brewing
    Good Vibes-VooDoo Brewery
    Todd the Axeman-Surly

    I'm getting some Tree House beer this week, I think I am going to love it.

    We should do a Cyclone bottle share some time?
     
  17. Cybyassociation

    Cybyassociation Well-Known Member

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    #97 Cybyassociation, Apr 17, 2015
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    Blasphemy! 2012 Wet was incredible. I didn't get to try last year's version though. I'll give you credit with Pinner though because its a fantastic session.

    Now I'm gonna swing my beer nerd **** around and list off my 10, in no particular order:

    Crooked Stave - Wild Wild Brett Violet (This is my #1)
    Cigar City - Rum BA Cafe Americano
    New Glarus - Sour Fruit (Very Sour Black Berry)
    Goose Island - Bourbon County Rare
    Goose Island - Bourbon County Coffee 2014
    Goose Island - King Henry
    Jester King - Montmorency vs Balaton
    Perrenial - BA Abraxas
    Cantillon - Fou Foune
    Surly - Abrasive

    Honorable Mention: Tree House - Good Morning

    Freakin nerd.
     
  18. Cybyassociation

    Cybyassociation Well-Known Member

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    I just got back from Boston and Tree House. They're incredible.

    Where are you located? Cybyassociation enjoys sharing bottles.
     
  19. bufante

    bufante Active Member

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    I'm on the west side of Des Moines...

    If we got like 5-10 of us, we might be able to get some pretty serious beer together!

    I had Julius this past weekend and I would say it was in my top 3 beers ever.
     
  20. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    2012 was the peak for Wet. 2013 was down from that, and I think they didn't make any in 2014 due to the new brewery project.

    Hence it's drop from my list.
     

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