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LoneStarTiger
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74 of those 100 were over 8%. Seems like it can't be a good beer anymore unless it is an imperial aged in bourbon barrels.


not a fan of this trend


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The Apple Effect

limited supply+hype = profit


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Brooklyn also has it mapped well.


I'd add Firestone Walker to this list. All of their year round beers are solid and I've never been disappointed in one of their seasonal/special releases.


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I think that a lot of breweries do a good job of making a solid lineup, but the fact is that in this day and age of craft brewing an Amber or Pale Ale is considered boring. Samuel Adam's makes a really good pilsner and lager in their lineup. Saint Arnold makes a really good kolsch. Sierra Nevada makes a really good hefeweizen and pale ale.


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I love Speedway stout, but do we really need 4 variants of it in the top 100?


many of those probably only available at the brewery in 2 oz pours


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Geauxld Finger
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I think that a lot of breweries do a good job of making a solid lineup, but the fact is that in this day and age of craft brewing an Amber or Pale Ale is considered boring. Samuel Adam's makes a really good pilsner and lager in their lineup. Saint Arnold makes a really good kolsch. Sierra Nevada makes a really good hefeweizen and pale ale.


I would toss Rogue Amber and Chocolate in there as great everyday attainable beers.

I know anything I order from Brooklyn, Anchor, Sierra Nevada, Alesmith, DFH, or the like will be good. I stay away from things like Magic Hat.


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Geauxld Finger


A most excellent rant.


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and there are now WAY TO frickING MANY bourbon barrel, wine barrel, maple infused, bacon cured, super yeast fermented, double chocolate, bat shite coffee roasted, super hop strain, and spice infused beers. make something simple and make it right. no need for all this crap.


Another Amen!


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Geauxld Finger
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A most excellent rant.


Thanks

I just grew to dislike that culture a lot. Now in my travels to DLD in Indiana, I met some cool people who were very gracious in sharing their beers.

I remember the first time we went it was miserable. We were very unprepared. We got shite faced the night before in chicago. If it wasn't for someone mistakenly calling my cell @ 7am we'd have missed DLD. Also you can't really stay in Munster, there is one hotel and it's full, always. It's like a 60 minute drive to Munster from Chicago. We got there and saw what was probably 300 people in line already. It was first come first serve mind you. We didn't bring chairs like others did. I remember standing there and seeing all these characters and thinking WTF am I doing here. I drove to Munster, Indiana for some beer. One group even arrived in a limo. What a bunch of a-holes. By the time we got our beers, I would say there was another 2000-3000 people in line. We got the beer and promptly left back to Chicago.

We went back again the next year prepared with tailgate chairs. DLD was once again a giant clusterfrick and poorly run at that. People would get there early for BA meet ups and share beer. Problem is most of them got wasted and were puking all over. Once again, we got our beer and left. I think after that year, I realized how dumb and not worth it this whole deal was. Driving 14 hours from BR to Chicago. It was a cool trip once, never again.

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re: beer advocates top 100 beers of 2012
no need to hate on barrel aging

not too difficult and adds nice flavor to right beers


Geauxld Finger
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no need to hate on barrel aging

not too difficult and adds nice flavor to right beers


I'm def not. Just think it's overdone now.


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BMoney
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no need to hate on barrel aging

not too difficult and adds nice flavor to right beers


No kidding. The people who don't like bourbon notes in their beer are coming out of the woodwork here.

I don't know who you people are anymore. Lots of whining about > 8% beers being good. I don't see too many of you drinking session beers in the daily FBD threads.


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The people who don't like bourbon notes in their beer are coming out of the woodwork here.


i didnt say shite


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I don't see too many of you drinking session beers in the daily FBD threads.


Because the f'ing two beer rule needs a few loopholes.


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I don't know who you people are anymore. Lots of whining about > 8% beers being good


Not that those beers are not good, just that they have completely taken over the craft beer movement at the moment. It seems the only way a beer can be considered good anymore is if it is a special release of some kind. I don't see many people drinking regular Stone Ruination anymore, instead it has to be some kind of anniversary or special release Ruination.


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Because the f'ing two beer rule needs a few loopholes.




"I'm only going to have one beer tonight," that one beer being a bomber that weighs in at 10%.


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rutiger
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I don't see many people drinking regular Stone Ruination anymore, instead it has to be some kind of anniversary or special release Ruination.


because there are better beers AND way more options now than 10 years ago when ruination was revolutionary.


RedHawk
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because there are better beers AND way more options now than 10 years ago when ruination was revolutionary.


But where does it end?


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But where does it end?



When people stop buying them.


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Kim Jong Ir
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The people who don't like bourbon notes in their beer are coming out of the woodwork here.


i didnt say shit




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