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Old 09-16-2012, 03:15 AM   #1
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So I've been looking for as many good beers as possible that are local to California and I've found a few that have been pretty good and some not so good. Anybody have any suggestions some that I may have not tried yet?

 
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:45 AM   #2
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-Basically anything from Stone (go for the Cali-Belgique, Sublimely Self-Righteous and Ruination for starters)
-Firestone 805
-Russian River Pliney (Younger and Elder)
-Figueroa Mtn. Hoppy Poppy IPA & Stagecoach Stout (bloody excellent stuff, though their red lager isn't too impressive)
-Santa Cruz Ale Works Pale Ale
-Knee Deep Hoptologist IIPA & Simtra Triple IPA
-Indian Wells Orange Blossom Amber (and the Lobotomy Bock if you're up for an "adventure"...)
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:58 AM   #3
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Hanger 24 orange wheat, out of Redlands, is a must!

 
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:00 AM   #4
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What are something you have tried?

 
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:41 PM   #5
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-Russian River Pliney (Younger and Elder)
The rest of RR's offerings range from rather good to downright fantastic, especially if you like sours.

Lets not leave out

Green Flash
Lost Abby
Lagunitas

 
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:37 PM   #6
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What are something you have tried?
Had Pliny (elder) still haven't tried younger, had Anderson valley, stone, of course anchor, golden road...I've had more, just can't think of them right off.

 
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:45 PM   #7
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Lagunitas Ipa is one of my favorite ipa's. Indian wells orange blossom amber sounds tasty. My first all grain batch was an orange blossom honey amber. It was just a recipe I bought and just added the honey. I've had Most of the stuff mentioned just didn't know it was californian. Keep going'...I need some more to try.

 
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:27 PM   #8
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Bear Republic has some really nice offerings as well, though I've found their food to be average and the service to be abysmal on most occasions.

 
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:51 AM   #9
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Firestone: union jack, double barrel,double jack, wookie jack, & pale 31 are all very good.

 
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:55 AM   #10
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Alesmith! Particularly their ESB.
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