I just tried one of those huge bottles of Stone IPA and I gotta say this is a great beer. I always avoided it because it's from San Diego County but it's very clean with just a little bite and not what I expected at all. The trendy label kind of put me off too, but this is now one of my faves. I also got some Booneville Christmas Ale or something like that that goes well with the Stone IPA. Both are great craft beers. THey were all out of the Deschutes Mirror Pond so I picked up some Deschutes Black Butte Porter, which has a bit more body than the Booneville and the Stone pale ales.
Oh yeah I also picked up some Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale.