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    Quote Originally Posted by Firth View Post
    My issue with the list is that all beers should have the location shown. Some were, great majority weren’t. This one is for sure a NEIPA:
    Newport Daze Hazy Pale Ale
    Rogue EastSide Pub & Pilot Brewery
    Every winner has city and state listed. And the Newport Daze isn't a NEIPA. It would be a New England style Pale Ale, Not a New England style India Pale Ale. Not a gigantic difference, I know, but...
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Every winner has city and state listed. And the Newport Daze isn't a NEIPA. It would be a New England style Pale Ale, Not a New England style India Pale Ale. Not a gigantic difference, I know, but...
    Actually for me it would make a big difference based on my experience so far. The NEPA is more to my liking since there is too much citra hops in NEIPA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Pleased to learn that Bishop, California now has a brewery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firth View Post
    there is too much citri hops in NEIPA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Well, I guess like prog, best of beer is mighty subjective, too. I haven't tried all of these and certainly I haven't even tried a few, but, come on, only a couple Massachusetts breweries made the cut? Like Ian said, maybe some of the bigger players stayed home.
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    ^ Breweries submit different beers for judging, and usually only submit around 3, I think. If one of their beers has already won in the past, they are less likely to submit it going forward. After all, the benefit is the plaque that hangs in the Brewpub, and once you've already got that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Thanks for posting! I count seven winners from IA, including a couple from a brewery here in town. There's also a winner from a brewery in Cedar Rapids, an hour south, called Lion Bridge, which for my money is making some of the best beer in the state at present, across a wide variety of styles. Not bad for a state not thought to be exactly a hotbed of craft beer activity!
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    In case you missed it
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    ^ Indeed! Like I've always said, if I want to taste pumpkin pie, I'll buy a pumpkin pie; I won't buy a beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post
    ^ Indeed! Like I've always said, if I want to taste pumpkin pie, I'll buy a pumpkin pie; I won't buy a beer.
    Speaking of pumpkin pie, we have an a outlet store for premium restaurant deserts. They make a killer pumpkin pie, quite spicy. However, their bourbon pecan pie is to die for.
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    This was a real surprise. Inexpensive and in pint cans. Has a clean, crisp and dry taste for a Marzen.
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    Had some Great Basin Oktoberfest on tap. Probably the only way it's sold. Good stuff. Saw a Firestone Walker Oktoberfest, but have not tried that one yet. Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest is good, as it is every year. Have no interest whatsoever in pumpkin spice flavored beer. Beer flavorings are really getting out of hand these days. Getting harder to find beer flavored beer.

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    Got the Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest, which is aged in Oak barrels. Stay tuned, I haven’t had any yet.
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    So I just tasted the Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest. Excellent and a lite oak flavor which is synergistic to the flavor.
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    Trillium Crates 14.3% Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout with chocolate and vanilla. A sipper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Trillium Crates 14.3% Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout with chocolate and vanilla. A sipper.

    I've got to try that. Love to see it in a Bone-Up glass.
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    Tremor California Light Lager - noticed this won a gold medal and knew where it was sold. Tasty organic west coast lager.

    In my continuing search for good Oktoberfest beers, I got some:

    Ayinger Oktoberfest - pricey 4 pack of 11 oz bottles, but expect this German beer to be good. Will let you know after I have one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by spellbound View Post
    Tremor California Light Lager - noticed this won a gold medal and knew where it was sold. Tasty organic west coast lager.

    In my continuing search for good Oktoberfest beers, I got some:

    Ayinger Oktoberfest - pricey 4 pack of 11 oz bottles, but expect this German beer to be good. Will let you know after I have one.

    I've heard legendary things about that bottle but never found one out here in the sticks. Enjoy.
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    Sitting in Small City Tap House with a flight lined up consisting of

    Fair State/Hubbard's Cave Tibanna NEIPA
    JAFB Wooster Fog Delay IPA
    3 Floyds Barbarian Haze NEIPA
    CLAG Hazy Beers Are The Devil IPA
    Perennial/Churchkey Take 10 Imperial Double Pastry Stout

    which will wash down some Vietnamese Pad Thai.

    Good times.

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    My fallback Oktoberfest - from a German brewery in New Ulm, MN. Very tasty, very well balanced

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    Tried a few drafts today. My wife was along, so I didn't have to kill a pint of each:

    Left Hand Oktoberfest (Colorado)
    Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest (California)
    Revision Sucka Fish Triple IPA (11.5% alc, 120 IBU) (Nevada)


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    I'd love to try that Revision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spellbound View Post
    Tried a few drafts today. My wife was along, so I didn't have to kill a pint of each:

    Left Hand Oktoberfest (Colorado)
    Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest (California)
    Revision Sucka Fish Triple IPA (11.5% alc, 120 IBU) (Nevada)

    I need to look for that left hand.
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    The Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen is a truly fine beer. From now on, I will judge all Oktoberfest beers by comparison to it. Malty-sweet with just enough Hallertau hop bite/afterflavor to make you want another one. Ingenious. One does not even consider flavored beer when pure Reinheitsgebot beer tastes this good.

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