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Aug 20, 2009 09:53 AM

What is your go-to 6 pack to take to a get together....

...let's say poker nght, or a evening with friends. What do you bring and why?

Thanks! Looking forward to hearing responses :-)

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  1. i thought i'd respond to my question first- Left Hand anything, I guess cuz I live in Boulder and the beer is good. Might say I'm showing some Longmont, CO pride.

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    1. re: liveloveat34

      When Left Hand is available, I'll grab some, though it's hard to come by in Boston. And for the same reason: Skyline High class of '87. (Or I would have been if I hadn't moved after the 8th grade.)

      1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

        Left Hand is and has been available for years now. I remember buying Left Hand Milk Stout about 5 years ago at Yankee in Attleboro. Nowadays its available at most decent beer stores.

        1. re: mkel34

          Only a few of their things (including the milk stout) are readily available around here these days though.

        2. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

          Left Hand Sawtooth Ale just showed up in my hood... awesome!

          1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

            I have seen Left Hand's brews in that place (Liquor World?) in Porter Square, Cambridge, and at the Cambridge Whole foods on River St.

            1. re: Kenji

              Yeah, River Street WH is the only place I've ever consistently seen Left Hand brews around here: unfortunately, I'm not there often. My one disappointment with Martingetti's as my go-to liquor store is that I wish they had a deeper beer selection.

              1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

                The Harvest CoOp in central square almost always has them, as does Supreme in Central.

        3. I often grab Stone Levitation, a tasty, hoppy amber with relatively low alcohol.

          1. When it's available, I like Kona's Pipeline Porter. I also like New Belgium's Skinny Dip, Victory Prima Pils, and Stoudt's Scarlet Lady ESB.

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            1. re: Josh

              Is Stoudt's available in California? I don't recall ever trying anything from that brewery.

              1. re: juantanamera

                It was for an all-too-brief time. I think I picked that one up at Whole Foods in Hillcrest. Wish I could get it again.

                1. re: Josh

                  Chances are it would often suffer from being so far from home. It's hard for a small brewery to keep on top of freshness in those situations.

                  1. re: Jim Dorsch

                    This is what i was told the reason why Carol Stoudt pulled their beers from distribution in NC some years ago..........unfortunately for us here in NC.........when living in PA and/or making my way north years later I always made a pilgrimage to Adamstown.........back in the days when all their brews were in the 750ml chapagne bottles........

                    1. re: Saddleoflamb

                      I used to do the same thing, drive by Stoud't and pick up a case of 750ml from their cooler.

              2. re: Josh

                Pipeline Porter over Maui's CoCoNut Porter?

              3. Mission Pale Ale from Trader Joe's...
                Love anything Allagash...pricey and hard to part with..

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                1. re: Beach Chick

                  ah i wish we had a tj's in CO- can u believe there are absolutely none here! as a Californian (the NJ, then NYer) i miss it so much!

                  1. re: Beach Chick

                    I like Mission's IPA, also available at TJ's.

                    "My" TJs carry Sierra Nevada's pale ale, porter, stout, and anniversary ale. If only they would stock the Torpedo.

                    1. re: Kenji

                      There was that lengthy supply issue with Torpedo. Perhaps that's the problem at your store?

                  2. Right now I can buy Big Sky IPA for 6.99. Can't beat that. If they're out, or it's off sale, Single Wide IPA is usually 6.50, also a good beer at a good price.