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)
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.)
Dogfish Head 90 Minute
Other – A catchall for some of my favorites.
Fat Tire (This one’s become REALLY popular apparently.)
Old Chub Scotch Ale (Good beer in a can? YES!)
Boddington’s Pub Ale
6 thoughts on “Twenty Solid Beers”
You need a category called BEER! That being said I like your list and will have to try out the ones I haven't had yet. 🙂
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.
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.
Well that was interesting. Discus said I didn’t comment but then it posted it. Weird.
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.
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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