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Heady Topper

steel_eggsteel_egg Posts: 238
I am sitting here with my first one. A friend sent one via ups the other day and deceided this was the day. Too bad you can't this outside of the town it's brewed in. Very tasty!
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  • dgordon2ncdgordon2nc Posts: 48
    A guy I work with goes up there every year and brings back a ton. Was lucky enough he gave me 6 cans of it. Really awesome beer!
  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,452
    I'm jealous.
    Morgantown, PA

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  • steel_eggsteel_egg Posts: 238
    That's how my friend got one. He has a guy that gets about 2 cases a year from another that travels up there frequently. I'm being tasked to bring out other beers when I head out to Philly this summer. Most of what they are asking for can be bought at the grocery store here. 

  • PhatchrisPhatchris Posts: 1,655
    Yeah it's good  =)
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 4,059
    Maybe we need to have a beer exchange

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  • dgordon2ncdgordon2nc Posts: 48
    There are some great ones here in nc!  But I have to say the current stone go to ipa is tough to beat
  • steel_eggsteel_egg Posts: 238
    I have to give the go to a chance. I'm usually on a frenzied hunt for the enjoy by. Those beers are just amazing. 
  • dgordon2ncdgordon2nc Posts: 48
    I loaded up!  I bought a case of it from random places this weekend 
  • stompboxstompbox Posts: 725
    Love Heady, lucky enough to have had it several times.
  • NERVOUSNERVOUS Posts: 102
    edited June 2016
    I managed to get some of this stuff all the way over here in SoCal!
    Jeremiah  |  La Canada Flintridge, CA  |  XL BGE
    "Life is about experiences...  And one of my absolute favorite experiences is FOOD!"
  • trip150trip150 Posts: 37
    Heady is delicious!  This is one of my favorites.  

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  • steel_eggsteel_egg Posts: 238
    Pliny is another that's nearly impossible to track down. 
  • TN2TXTN2TX Posts: 285
    Heady is awesome. Favorite beer by far. 
    Dallas, TX
  • jdsmithiijdsmithii Posts: 28
    A couple years ago, when you could get it from the brewery.
  • The_StacheThe_Stache Posts: 1,014
    You guys are KILLING ME!!!  Piney the Elder and Heady Topper in the same POST... (at least there's no Piney the Younger!)...

    I guess I'll just sit here and suffer with my 12% Homebrew Imperial Stout!!...  Gonna have to take a trip to Burlington and head back down through Muster, IN to pick up a little "special" stuff...

    If someone is willing to do some beer trading... I'm in the Nashville, TN area but close to Oskar Blues and the Atlanta breweries!!

    Rick

    In a full time state of entropious nebulinity as Head Brewmeister and Chief Flatulator @ Rancho Loco Brewery and Flatutorium, Kirkland, TN

  • steel_eggsteel_egg Posts: 238
    You guys are KILLING ME!!!  Piney the Elder and Heady Topper in the same POST... (at least there's no Piney the Younger!)...

    I guess I'll just sit here and suffer with my 12% Homebrew Imperial Stout!!...  Gonna have to take a trip to Burlington and head back down through Muster, IN to pick up a little "special" stuff...

    If someone is willing to do some beer trading... I'm in the Nashville, TN area but close to Oskar Blues and the Atlanta breweries!!

    Rick

    Probably the best thing I could offer that's local to Pittsburgh is Fat Heads Headhunter ipa. Up there with the best of them. Unfortunately, the original bar in town for in to brewing and opened a brewery outside of Cleveland. The beer is too good to hold it against them. 
  • stompboxstompbox Posts: 725
    I neeeeeeeeeeeed Pliny.
  • AcnAcn Posts: 2,749
    OK, I'm going to be a contrary voice here.  Heady is really good, but it's not that much better than Stone, or MBC Mo, or Dogfish Head.

    90% of people's obsession on it is the lack of availability.  Same with Pappy Van Winkle.

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

  • steel_eggsteel_egg Posts: 238
    Acn said:
    OK, I'm going to be a contrary voice here.  Heady is really good, but it's not that much better than Stone, or MBC Mo, or Dogfish Head.

    90% of people's obsession on it is the lack of availability.  Same with Pappy Van Winkle.
    I agree to a certain extent. That's how it used to be with Nugget Nectar. I think the quality has gone down with increased production. I thought heady was pretty good  and I would drink regularly if it was available but there are plenty that I can drink that are pretty close. 
  • trip150trip150 Posts: 37
    You guys are KILLING ME!!!  Piney the Elder and Heady Topper in the same POST... (at least there's no Piney the Younger!)...

    I guess I'll just sit here and suffer with my 12% Homebrew Imperial Stout!!...  Gonna have to take a trip to Burlington and head back down through Muster, IN to pick up a little "special" stuff...

    If someone is willing to do some beer trading... I'm in the Nashville, TN area but close to Oskar Blues and the Atlanta breweries!!

    Rick

    Munster!  Amazing little place.  

  • jabamjabam Posts: 1,801
    DMW said:
    I'm jealous.
    Me too
    Central Valley CA     One large egg One chocolate lab "Halle" two chiuahuas "Skittles and PeeWee"
  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 6,161
    I actually prefer Focal Banger to Heady.
    Steve 
    XL, Mini Max, and a 22" Blackstone in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • TFolsTFols Posts: 239
    I didn't find Heady to be that mind blowing, decent but not what it's hyped to be. My neighbor gets a shipment a few times a year of Pliney from a friend in CA, last time he also got some Blind Pig, I thought that was very drinkable. 
    Bloomfield, NJ
  • PhatchrisPhatchris Posts: 1,655
    edited June 2016
    IMO Heady Fresh is tough to beat ... Focal Banger, Double Sunshine, Surley Abrasive,Pliny,Trillium's double hopped offerings, Abner, Second Fiddle ( I haven't had Mastermind or any Treehouse) I'll even throw in JA Excess all right there with it ... Now if you get an old one I can see how some Stone or MBC can compare... Dogfish, which I enjoy is too malty to compare to these Hop Bombs.
  • HondaHawkHondaHawk Posts: 98
    I've had Heady. It's been a couple of years...good stuff. Wouldn't down play it a bit.

    Lately I've been fortunate to have Todd The Axeman from Surley. That stuff is incrediable. Highly recommended to any beer brahs. 
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,388
    shtgunal3 said:
    Maybe we need to have a beer exchange
    YES!
    LBGE - 36Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,533
    edited June 2016
    If you're a west coaster check out Tavour.com they send 2 daily emails and you can order or not order beer depending on if you like the beer mentioned. 

    If you're interested give me a pm, we both get $10 bucks if you order.
  • chadpsualumchadpsualum Posts: 409
    Heady Topper is fantastic.  One of my top 5's.

    I have yet to try Pliny the Elder...and would also love to get my hands on the Younger as well.
    North Pittsburgh, PA
    1 LGE
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