146 Comments

  1. Barley masher
    February 2, 2013 @ 6:20 am

    Karbach rodeo clown

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  2. Hocking Hick
    January 18, 2011 @ 12:50 pm

    Not even close: Founder’s Harvest (Wet-Hopped) Ale.

    2nd: Green Flash’s West Coast IPA

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  3. Thomas Ham
    January 18, 2011 @ 8:39 am

    Oskaar, the issue with Oude Tart, is not many people have tried it. It was such a limited run. Knuckle Sandwich has been making it’s way all over the US in trades lately.

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  4. Oskaar
    January 16, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

    I can’t believe this is even close, Oude Tart rips-ass on the other beers in this poll.

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  5. billyb
    January 16, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

    My vote is for Hill Farmstead Brewrey’s Everett (porter)… very good!

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  6. linda
    January 15, 2011 @ 6:03 am

    Abita SOS

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  7. Lloyd Fox
    January 14, 2011 @ 7:52 pm

    How do you know it’s The Bruery Oude Tart…….because it’s a sour in an IPA storm and still holding its own!

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  8. Courtney
    January 14, 2011 @ 4:31 pm

    Abita SOS

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  9. tanya
    January 14, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

    oude tart

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  10. Jason
    January 14, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

    Bootlegger’s Knuckle Sandwich!

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  11. Jason
    January 14, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

    It’s a tough one because there’s some great beers but I’d have to say Bootlegger’s Knuckle Sandwich. It’s redefined IPAs. The Gubna is good but it’s way expensive and not as good as the Knuckle. Check out my show on Bootlegger’s Brewery at http://www.beersinparadise.com/?p=2306

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  12. Shane
    January 14, 2011 @ 2:30 pm

    Stone/DFH/Victory–Saison du Buff. YUM!!!

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  13. MDFF
    January 14, 2011 @ 1:50 pm

    Write in candidate!

    Hook & Ladder Backdraft Brown

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  14. Chad Montgomery
    January 14, 2011 @ 1:43 pm

    One of the best beers I have ever had.

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  15. Matt
    January 14, 2011 @ 1:29 pm

    Abita isn’t cheating. They just asked their 5000 Twitter followers to vote for them.

    http://twitter.com/TheAbitaBeer/status/24947742790909952

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  16. ali
    January 14, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    Looks like a dark horse came up~ the sos came out of nowhere. Its been bootleggers and bruery. I think the abita sos people are cheating. Something smells fishy.

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  17. Brad
    January 14, 2011 @ 11:49 am

    please add a vote for Oscar Blues GUBNA ftw

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  18. Misty
    January 14, 2011 @ 11:37 am

    My vote is for Abita SOS!
    sooooo good.
    🙂

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  19. JEANA
    January 14, 2011 @ 11:23 am

    Peacetree Double IPA!

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  20. Todd S
    January 14, 2011 @ 11:21 am

    Peace Tree Brewery all the way!

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  21. Jonny Fullpint
    January 14, 2011 @ 10:00 am

    thanks for all the write ins Abita fans your votes have been counted

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  22. Sandy
    January 14, 2011 @ 8:23 am

    Abita SOS!

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  23. Charles
    January 14, 2011 @ 8:22 am

    Abita SOS

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  24. krawphish
    January 14, 2011 @ 8:20 am

    Abita Save Our Shores

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  25. Randi Adams
    January 14, 2011 @ 8:18 am

    Abita~ SOS

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  26. Chip
    January 14, 2011 @ 8:09 am

    Abita SOS!

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  27. madonna
    January 14, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    abita save our shores (SOS)

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  28. MrsR
    January 14, 2011 @ 8:01 am

    Abita Save Our Shores

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  29. Blair White
    January 14, 2011 @ 7:57 am

    Abita Save Our Shores

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  30. NoelleRamsey
    January 14, 2011 @ 7:55 am

    Abita SOS!

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  31. D. Marks
    January 14, 2011 @ 7:53 am

    The vote button is not working for me?!

    I vote Abita Save Our Shores

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  32. Clint
    January 14, 2011 @ 7:50 am

    Abita Save Our Shores

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  33. SNB
    January 14, 2011 @ 7:48 am

    Abita SOS is my vote!

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  34. Doug Allen
    January 14, 2011 @ 7:47 am

    Abita SOS, hand down. Abita Restoration Ale is highly underrated for those who haven’t tried it as well!

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  35. Herky Fan
    January 14, 2011 @ 7:42 am

    Peace Tree Double IPA, it’s the best!

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  36. Richard
    January 14, 2011 @ 7:42 am

    Abita Save Our Shores

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  37. Whitney Richard
    January 14, 2011 @ 7:36 am

    Abita S.O.S. is my choice. How do I vote for it?

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  38. Dana Bennett
    January 14, 2011 @ 7:35 am

    Abita Save Our Shores

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  39. Heather
    January 14, 2011 @ 7:34 am

    Peace Tree Double IPA!!

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  40. sara
    January 14, 2011 @ 7:32 am

    Abita SOS!!

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  41. guy
    January 14, 2011 @ 7:32 am

    peace tree!!!!!!!!

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  42. guiseppe
    January 14, 2011 @ 7:31 am

    ABITA Save Our Shores!!!

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  43. RRCuriel
    January 14, 2011 @ 7:31 am

    Abita Save Our Shores

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  44. Jeff Olson
    January 14, 2011 @ 7:30 am

    Abita SOS!!!

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  45. Michelle
    January 14, 2011 @ 7:30 am

    Abita Save our shores

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  46. Wild William
    January 13, 2011 @ 5:12 pm

    I love Peace Tree Brewery.
    All their beer rocks.
    So I vote for the Double IPA.

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  47. Willy
    January 13, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

    Peace Tree Double IPA gets my vote.

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  48. Sarah
    January 13, 2011 @ 1:11 pm

    Peace Tree Double IPA is truly extraordinary!

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  49. Mike Beersnob Sauer
    January 13, 2011 @ 10:38 am

    Just picked up a bottle of SOS due to it’s popularity on this site. Can’t wait, my favorite Pilsner I had this year was My Anotnia, but I don’t think that’s a 2010 beer.

    Anyhow…I voted Cigar City – Jai Lai, mainly because I’m from Florida and I gotta support my state.

    Love the Lucky Basterd too! Wish they made it every year!!

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  50. Chad
    January 13, 2011 @ 10:17 am

    Nebraska Brewing Company “Hop God”

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  51. Mary Eliza McRae
    January 13, 2011 @ 9:23 am

    Duck-Rabbit Barrel Aged Milk Stout YUM!!!!!

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  52. dave johnson
    January 13, 2011 @ 7:45 am

    Abita SOS

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  53. shawn
    January 13, 2011 @ 7:41 am

    Abita SOS! best drinkable new beer for me

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  54. elliott
    January 13, 2011 @ 7:40 am

    Abita SOS!!

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  55. Daniel L Bersuder
    January 13, 2011 @ 7:40 am

    Abita Save Our Shores

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  56. Eric
    January 13, 2011 @ 7:40 am

    I’ll add in a vote for NOLA Irish Channel Stout.

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  57. SamBeer Jones
    January 13, 2011 @ 7:31 am

    Abita Save Our Shores! Not just a great cause, a great beer!

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  58. Jenny
    January 13, 2011 @ 7:31 am

    Abita Save Our Shores

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  59. Neoillumine
    January 13, 2011 @ 7:28 am

    Abita Save Our Shores.

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  60. Neil
    January 13, 2011 @ 7:28 am

    Abita Save Our Shores

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  61. Brain
    January 13, 2011 @ 7:27 am

    Abita Brewery Save Our Shores (SOS)

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  62. Rob Phelps
    January 13, 2011 @ 7:26 am

    Abita SOS

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  63. Warren Fritsch
    January 13, 2011 @ 7:26 am

    Abita Save Our Shores rocks!!

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  64. Shawn
    January 13, 2011 @ 7:25 am

    Abita Save our Shores

    A portion of the sales goes to help w/ the Deep Horizon oil spill clean-up.

    Abita did the same the with Restoration Ale after Katrina.

    Great beer w/ a philanthropic edge….

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  65. Jenni
    January 13, 2011 @ 7:20 am

    Abita Save Our Shores

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  66. NOLATri
    January 13, 2011 @ 7:19 am

    Abita Save Our Shores

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  67. ryan whiteaker
    January 13, 2011 @ 7:18 am

    ABITA!!!!

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  68. Brad
    January 12, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

    Great Divide 16th Anniversary Wood-Aged Double IPA

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  69. Shoeshine
    January 12, 2011 @ 2:39 pm

    Odell Mountain Standard Double Black IPA

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  70. Jenn
    January 12, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

    Abita Save Our Shores

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  71. Roseann Davis
    January 12, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    Peace Tree Double IPA! Nom, nom, nom!

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  72. Holly
    January 12, 2011 @ 10:06 am

    Otter Creek Black IPA!

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  73. Scooter
    January 12, 2011 @ 10:04 am

    Jester King Wytchmaker Rye IPA

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  74. Randy
    January 12, 2011 @ 9:44 am

    Yazoo Brewing Hop Project

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  75. JDawg
    January 12, 2011 @ 7:16 am

    Stoudts Pils!!!!

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  76. Justin K
    January 12, 2011 @ 5:46 am

    Stoudt Brewing Pils….great stuff!

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  77. J
    January 11, 2011 @ 8:19 pm

    Pizza Port San Clemente “Pseudo IPA”

    took gold at GABF this year

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  78. FogNog
    January 11, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

    Foggy Noggin Brewing – Bit O’Beaver (English Bitter)

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  79. Rob
    January 11, 2011 @ 5:46 pm

    Steven Point’s 2012 Black Ale; Best beer if the year!!

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  80. Jim Mosteller
    January 11, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

    Best Craft Beer: San Diego County Session Ale. What a great beer.

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  81. Rob
    January 11, 2011 @ 5:44 pm

    Steven’s Point Brewery 2012 is the best beer of the year.

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  82. Todd
    January 11, 2011 @ 4:18 pm

    Bear Republic
    Ryevalry

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  83. Grappler
    January 11, 2011 @ 3:19 pm

    Goose Island IPA yum,yum.

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  84. LeHeretic
    January 11, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

    Deschutes Hop Henge IPA

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  85. Mark Zuck
    January 11, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

    Give Peace Tree Brewing Co. a try. Nestled in the center of Iowa, these folks really know how to brew some outstanding craft beers. The Double IPA is outstanding. The kind of craft beer that when you have your first taste, you wonder if you will ever find another flavor that will excite your tastebuds the way that this beer does.
    Nice work Peace Tree!!

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  86. Dean
    January 11, 2011 @ 2:12 pm

    OMG! Bear Republic’s 2010 Gold-Medal-Winning Ryevalry!

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  87. Jax
    January 11, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

    Abita Save Our Shores!!

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  88. Phil
    January 11, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

    Ommegang Belgian Pale Ale

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  89. Furious D
    January 11, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

    Stoudts – American Pale Ale!!!

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  90. Fred Karm
    January 11, 2011 @ 1:31 pm

    Best craft beer for 2010 – Hoppin’ Frog BORIS The Crusher, Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout

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  91. Brent
    January 11, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

    Stoudt’s Brewing Company Pils

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  92. colleen
    January 11, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

    gotta agree with Hopgeek

    Ballast Point/Stone/Kelsey McNair – San Diego County Session Ale

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  93. PeTor
    January 11, 2011 @ 12:46 pm

    Shorts Anniversary Ale (2010, if that’s not obvious)
    Hoppy Wheat Wine with blood orange juice/zest and green peppercorns was the most impressive beer I had this year (Founder’s Looking Glass and some other very fresh hoppy beers being the numerous runners up).
    It managed to be bold and innovative, but still tastes like beer and possesses enough subtlety to please the discerning, sipping beer nerd. Or at least that’s what I thought.

    If only I had the pleasure of having more of the contestants…

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  94. Joe
    January 11, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster Imperial IPA. The hops punch you right in the face but has just enough maltiness to balance it off.

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  95. Mike
    January 11, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

    Ranger IPA – One of my favorites of 2010… how did this beauty not make the list?

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    • Dan
      January 11, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

      @Mike Ranger IPA, as well as Stoudt’s Pils was out on the market before 2010. Cheers, Dan

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  96. Dogman
    January 11, 2011 @ 12:22 pm

    Kona Brewing”s Pipeline Porter is an exceptional brew. You won’t be disappointed!

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  97. Kelsey
    January 11, 2011 @ 11:38 am

    Alaskan Double Black IPA . . . not widely distributed outside of AK but so worth seeking out.

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  98. Nate
    January 11, 2011 @ 11:33 am

    Stoudt Brewing Company. Stoudt’s Pils!!

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  99. Eddie
    January 11, 2011 @ 11:28 am

    Stoudt’s Pils-German style pilsener

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  100. tristan
    January 11, 2011 @ 11:15 am

    Cascade’s Bourbonic Plague.

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  101. Thomas Ham
    January 11, 2011 @ 9:46 am

    Wow, it’s the battle of Orange County. One sour and one massive double IPA.

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  102. Paul
    January 11, 2011 @ 7:53 am

    Goose Island Bourbon Country Brand Vanilla Stout.

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  103. Lauren
    January 11, 2011 @ 7:42 am

    Great Lakes Brewing Company Lake Erie Monster

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  104. matt
    January 10, 2011 @ 5:24 pm

    Anderson Valley Winter Solstice Ale followed by Terrapin Moo-Hoo!

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  105. alex
    January 10, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

    Sun King Brewery’s Wee Mac brown ale

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  106. Strand Fan
    January 10, 2011 @ 4:58 pm

    Strand Brewing Company’s 24th Street Pale Ale.

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  107. Ryan
    January 10, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

    Allentown brew works pumpkin ale or their rude elfs reserve for sure.

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  108. Drew
    January 10, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

    Cigar City’s Batch 69 Cream Ale. Best IPA I had all year that wasn’t even an IPA. Great stuff.

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  109. shelovesbier
    January 10, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

    Before I state my vote, let me just say this: I *hate* barley wine. It just never sits well with me. Doesn’t go with my palate.

    That said; I would have never tried Founder’s Nemesis 2010 had I known beforehand that it was a barley wine.

    HOLY FLYING COW DUNG. I thought it was a stout. Albeit, the most amazing stout I’ve ever tried, but a stout nonetheless. Boy was I surprised!

    That’s my vote. Hands down.

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  110. Andrew
    January 10, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

    I got this link from DFH on Twitter.
    I was looking for Hunahpu… couldn’t find it
    We don’t even get “the Bruery” here in Minnesota but I got my hands on the Oude Tart. That is the finest flanders style beer from the US, hands down, It even rivals and destroys most that originated from the Flanders region in Belgium. La Folie and Dissident barely hold a match to it. I would say Red Poppy gives it a run for the money but they haven’t brewed it for 2 years. Give up the California/Bruery bashing.
    I definately would have voted for BCBCS/Hunahpu or a few other beers that aren’t on the list over Oude Tart, but glancing over the list, that is the one that sticks out the most to me.

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  111. Chris
    January 10, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

    Stone Vertical Epic 101010!

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  112. Greg Schmid
    January 10, 2011 @ 2:23 pm

    My two choices aren’t on there.
    Southern Tier’s Double IPA
    and
    Breckenridge’s 451.

    I’m sad to say this list is so West Coast biased I have only had two of the beers on the list and one of them wasn’t that special. So, I’m going to vote for the other one, which was. To Zuur, with love.

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    • Dan
      January 10, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

      @Greg Schmid – OVER Half the beers listed are not from states touching the Pacific Ocean.

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  113. johnny
    January 10, 2011 @ 2:22 pm

    greenport harbor brewing leaf pile ale

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  114. Obstreperon
    January 10, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

    New Glarus R & D Gueuze.
    Brewed by:
    New Glarus Brewing Company
    Wisconsin, United States

    Style | ABV
    American Wild Ale | 6.20% ABV

    Notes:
    Limited (brewed once). Serving types had: bottle (58).

    1,900 bottles
    Brewed March 24, 2009
    Bottled August 6, 2010

    Brewed in the tradition of the Lambics of Belgium but using a blend of Ale Yeast, Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, and Acetobacter. These microorganisms came from our culture collection as well as many collected by Dan around the wilds of Wisconsin! Fermented and aged in Oak. This beer spent the summer of 2009 aging outdoors in used oak barrels, then bottle fermented.

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  115. Getz
    January 10, 2011 @ 9:56 am

    Oskar Blues GUBNA

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  116. hey Ralph
    January 8, 2011 @ 8:00 am

    GUBNA – when I can get it!!

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  117. John
    January 6, 2011 @ 1:40 pm

    How are we supposed to vote if the voting is always blocked?

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  118. joel
    January 5, 2011 @ 1:21 pm

    Odonata Saison, closely followed by Lagunitas Lil Sumpin’ Wild Ale

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  119. John
    January 5, 2011 @ 9:53 am

    Jason: I agree, no point in voting when The Bruery or one of their pretentious fans are going to cheat to win. Their beers are overrated. Half the beers on the list are better than theirs!!! My vote is for Goose Island Bourbon County Stout.

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  120. Jason
    January 5, 2011 @ 2:25 am

    Found this link on facebook. Website wouldn’t load properly to let me vote, however, due to that, I did notice from the few minutes of trying to reload the website that The Bruery jumped probably over 30pts to be in first place. Obviously,at almost 230am, highly doubt people are voting in masses in a few minutes time frame. Decided this poll is obviously rigged and not worth voting on.

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  121. Itapbeertender
    January 3, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

    Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout, without a doubt.

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  122. Jacob
    January 3, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    I have to write in Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout. Basically redefines chile beers and imperial stouts.

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  123. david g
    December 31, 2010 @ 11:05 am

    bootleggers brewery KNUCKLE SANDWICH coming out of Orange County is the best of 2010.

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  124. Tania
    December 31, 2010 @ 1:09 am

    Bootlegger’s Knuckle Sandwich DIPA – hands down is the best!

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  125. Jake
    December 30, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

    Weyerbacher – lima

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  126. Hopgeek
    December 30, 2010 @ 12:28 pm

    Ballast Point/Stone/Kelsey McNair – San Diego County Session Ale

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  127. mosrite
    December 30, 2010 @ 11:27 am

    Shmaltz HE’BREW Jewbelation 14 should be on this list. Just sayin’.

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  128. MiGS
    December 30, 2010 @ 10:50 am

    Shipyard Chamberlain Pale Ale

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  129. Seahandler
    December 30, 2010 @ 9:41 am

    Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits
    San Salvador Farmhouse Ale (Saison Inspired)

    Here’s Ballast Point’s description of the beer:
    The idea started as a San Diego Farmhouse Ale using local ingredients. We wondered what the Kumeyaay Indian’s were eating when Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo climbed out of his flagship boat, the San Salvador, and onto the shore of Ballast Point in 1542. Also, what might have Cabrillo stocked on his boat before he left Acapulco (then called Navidad) 3 1/2 months earlier? So with some research we tracked down a fun mix of ingredients for a Belgian inspired San Diego indigenous Ale.

    With some help from our friends at The Linkery, North Park Native Plants and Wingshadow’s Farm we were able to track down ingredients like corn, pine nuts, agave, elder flower, white sage, manzanita berries, curacao and local sage honey. The malt bill consisted of Belgian pale malt, caramunich, biscuit, wheat and corn. The result is a 7.5% ABV, brown beer that really has to be tasted to be understood. It tastes like the San Diego countryside.

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  130. Kristen
    December 30, 2010 @ 9:13 am

    Magic Hat Odd Notion Spring 2010 (American Pale Wheat Ale)

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  131. Donna Munsel
    December 30, 2010 @ 7:45 am

    Terrapin Beer Company’s “Moo Hoo” chocolate milk stout!

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  132. Devin
    December 30, 2010 @ 7:01 am

    21st Amendment Back in Black!

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  133. confucious
    December 29, 2010 @ 11:32 pm

    am I daft? I don’t see how to vote?

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  134. Nate
    December 29, 2010 @ 7:22 pm

    Oskar Blues Gubna Imperial IPA!

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  135. sjbtrublu
    December 29, 2010 @ 7:13 pm

    San Pedro Brewing Company’s Winter Blitzen Ale.

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  136. Ty Moran
    December 29, 2010 @ 4:27 pm

    Green flash silva stout. Definitely

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  137. Beth
    December 29, 2010 @ 3:51 pm

    Firestone Velvet Merlin

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  138. Personal_Jesus
    December 29, 2010 @ 3:36 pm

    Firestone 14th Anniversary most definitely.

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  139. Ebot99
    December 29, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

    Stone’s Vertical Epic 101010

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  140. Jimson
    December 29, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

    I second Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin

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  141. Meli
    December 29, 2010 @ 12:11 pm

    Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin

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  142. FogNog
    December 29, 2010 @ 11:11 am

    Foggy Noggin Brewing (Bothell,WA) should be on the list. Opened March 2010 with 2 flagship beers – Bit O’Beaver (English Bitter) and Christmas Duck (Porter). Already received Best Nano-brewery award. Traditional English Ales on small 1/2 BBL batches.

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  143. JohnEFresh
    December 29, 2010 @ 9:41 am

    Write in vote:
    Marin Brewing Indian Summer IPA

    I realize not a widely distributed beer. It was a beauty!

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  144. Snob Ritch
    December 29, 2010 @ 8:07 am

    Not on the list, but maybe the best beer I’ve ever had is Firestone Walker Parabola.

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