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Old 01-06-2013, 04:35 AM   #1
Oct 2011
Lester, WA
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1. Black Butte Porter- from the source- Deschutes Brewery in Bend, OR- on nitro
2. Guinness from the tap
3. Anchor Steam
4. Session Black
5. PBR- the perfect lawnmower beer...


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Old 01-06-2013, 12:54 PM   #2
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First thought is: you need to get out more. Just kidding. Each of us will have our own list. Mine would have to include Arrogant Bastard or Slap Your Mammie on tap somehow...... But to each their own.

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Old 01-06-2013, 01:31 PM   #3
Feb 2011
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Depends on the premise of the question. Am I stuck on an island surrounded by salt water for the rest of my life with an unlimited supply of 5 beers? Or is it the 5 best beers I've ever had, knowing I might not want to consume them in quantity?
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:05 PM   #4
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Mine would be

The order would change a bit from time to time, but I think I could live the rest of my days happy a tornado in a trailer park on that line up..

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Old 01-06-2013, 10:25 PM   #5
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these are my picks
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:31 PM   #6
Nov 2011
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Rodenbach Grand Cru
Kostritzer Schwarzbier
New Glarus Moon Man
Bam Noire from Jolly Pumpkin
Aurė Entuluva! Day shall come again!

Sheldon: If its a brew day, its a good day

raptorvan: it makes the beer so silky smooth its like drinking a glass of giggling angels.

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Old 01-08-2013, 03:10 AM   #7
Dec 2009
Raleigh, NC
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I'd have a real hard time picking a top five without taking style into account. I'll just pick the best from some of my favorite styles instead:

Barleywine: Founders Boltcutter

IPA: Olde Hickory Death By Hops

IIPA: Bells Hopslam

Brown Ale: Lonerider Sweet Josie

Imperial Stout: Founders Imperial

Smoked: Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Marzen

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Old 01-08-2013, 03:14 AM   #8
Nov 2008
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1. Three Floyds - Arctic Panzer Wolf and Zombiedust (it's a tie)
2. Bell's - Oberon
3. Surly - Furious
4. Stone - Ruination
5. Bell's - Two Hearted

Just short of the list:
Highland -Gaelic Ale and Cold Mountain, Bell's Hopslam, Magic Hat #9, Sweetwater 420

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Old 01-08-2013, 03:39 AM   #9
Dec 2012
Birmingham, Alabama
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I'm going to count only universally findable product since you said commercial..
North Coast Old Rasputin
Oskar Blue's Dale's Pale Ale
Great Divide Titan
Rodenbach Grand Cru
And if there were 6 I would add Anchor Steam
If I went rarer I would have to think a lot longer..I'd almost call this my top 5 go-to-commercial craft list-Beers I could typically find in any good bottle shop in most states

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Old 01-09-2013, 06:57 AM   #10
Oct 2011
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1. natural light
2. coors light
3. miller 64
4. sharps
5. o'douls

just kidding... someone said I needed to get out more- maybe true- top 5 just isn't fair but what the hell- here is 5 more- not neccessarily in any order

Pyramid Wheaten IPA
Redhook ECS No Equal
Bert Grant's Imperial Stout
Michelob Dry
Elk Head Extra

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