Twenty Solid Beers

Instead of ranting on the state of work, publishing, or why the anti-Mosque movements are so dumb I think I’ll list my top twenty “go-to” beers. These are solid performers that I tend to enjoy while I’m not chasing the newest micro/nano/femto brewery’s efforts.

This was inspired by Billy Brew’s list (flawed though it may be in some ways) and Geistbear’s list (which serves a different purpose but is no less awesome for that). These will be beers that so far as I know are widely available since I can get them in the state of NC (where we still have a cap, though a much more reasonable one).

Fruit Beers – Yes, beer and fruit go sooo well together. Nothing wrong with that.
Blue Moon’s Harvest Moon
Sam Adams Cherry Wheat
Arbita’s Purple Haze
Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy

Stouts – You’ll notice one that’s missing.
Sammy Smith’s Oatmeal Stout
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
Duck Rabbit Milk Stout
Sam Adam’s Cream Stout

Witbiers – Unfiltered, spiced, heaven. Perhaps one of my favorite beer styles.
Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat
Sam Adams Blackberry Witbier (okay so this is also a fruit beer)
Blue Moon
Shocktop (Yeah, I know. But it’s decent.)

IPA – Not my favorite style, but there are some good ones.
Harpoon Leviathan (A BIG boy, this might not be widely available. If not their regular IPA is good.)
Sierra Nevada
Dogfish Head 90 Minute

Other – A catchall for some of my favorites.
Pipeline Porter
Fat Tire (This one’s become REALLY popular apparently.)
Old Chub Scotch Ale (Good beer in a can? YES!)
Boddington’s Pub Ale
Swithwick’s

ht to Atilla1000 for the pic

6 thoughts on “Twenty Solid Beers”

  1. You need a new category: BEER!I like most of your list already so I'll have to make a note to check out the others. Not a huge fan of porters though. I do like some of them though. Stouts I really have to be in the mood for and I'm usually not. Thanks for the list.

  2. Hey Beq! I'm not sure if I've done enough beer post here to have a need for that, but I guess I could start now.The Pipeline porter is nice because it's brewed with Kona coffee and that really pops.

    1. Hey Beq! I’m not sure if I’ve done enough beer post here to have a need for that, but I guess I could start now.

      The Pipeline porter is nice because it’s brewed with Kona coffee and that really pops.

  3. You need a new category: BEER!

    I like most of your list already so I’ll have to make a note to check out the others. Not a huge fan of porters though. I do like some of them though. Stouts I really have to be in the mood for and I’m usually not.

    Thanks for the list.

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