posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 01:47 PM
Being in the brewing industry, here is the list of beers that in my estimation, would be a waste of life if you DIDN'T try:
Russian River: Pliney the Elder (full IPA, about 67 IBU's)
Bear Republic: Racer 5 IPA (Awesome beer, hoppy with a clean finish)
Ale Industries: Rye'ed Piper (A rye IPA, interesting flavor and totally drinkable)
Dogfishhead: 90 Minute IPA (Weighs in at about 90 IBU, way hoppy with a good bready finish)
Lagunitas: Hopstoopid (title says it all, 102 IBU's but not bitter)
These are all fairly hoppy beers with a decent to brainsmashing IBU and alcohol %
Best Seasonal Beers
Buffalo Bill's: Pumpkin Ale (Literally like drinking a pumpkin pie)
Sam Adams: Oktoberfest (I know, Sam's didn't even start as an actual brewery, but it is the best selling
Oktoberfest beer in the world for a reason, look it up)
Sierra Nevada: Ovula Quad (Gran Cru, one of the best, don't make plans for the following day)
Anchor Steam: Christmas Ale (recipe changes every year)
Lagunitas: A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale (Summer Ale with a great finish, great for after mowing the lawn)
These beers are available in limited quantity, during certain times of the year. Check your local beer stores for availability
Best Foreign Beers
Chamay: Blue Label (the REAL champagne of beers)
Guiness Brewing co.: Smithwicks (Irish red ale, delicious and clean)
Spaten: Spaten Optimator Dopplebock (pours like a Guiness and drinks like a Lager)
Huyghe Brewery: Delirium Tremens (name says it all, Delirium Tremens is Latin "Shaking Frenzy" or the DT's)
Saxer: Saxer 3 Finger Jack Roasted Red Hefedunkel (hard to find but well worth it, delicious red ale)
So go out there and get a beer and a GOOD ONE!
As my friends say: "It's not that you don't like good beer, it's that you don't KNOW you like good beer!"
Good advice for all you Bud drinkers that just heard they add water to their beer RIGHT BEFORE ITS BOTTLED!
I knew it always tasted watered down but REALLY?