Thursday, December 22, 2011

White Birch...RedStone

Thanks to Jeff, one of the handful of people that frequent this blog's comments section, I have a new favorite beer store. Ironically it is about a mile from my house, but I had not been there in years. It is called Redstone Liquors and the new owner Kamal knows his stuff and is genuinely friendly. It is great to see such a small place dedicate itself to quality products and great service. I am very troubled that I had no idea how good their selection is. I am sold and will be going back on a regular basis. I picked up a number of bottles, including a Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA to add to my brother's belated birthday beer bonanza bag. I also grabbed my first White Birch Brewing beer, Hooksett Ale, and it was a nice surprise:

Batch 10 - 7.5%abv. Pours a beautiful copper color with a frothy white head. Incredible Belgian lace clings to the glass all the way to the last sip. Interesting combination of flavors. First sip is ripe fruit and bready malt. Orange zest hops. Candy sugar and citrusy hop flavors become more noticeable toward the end for the glass. Caramel and the mildest touch of cloves from the Belgian yeast. The 7.5% alcohol is incredibly well-masked, so much so that this could be mistaken for a session beer. This is the first beer I have tried from this brewery and it is quite well done. Again, kudos to Redstone Liquors in Stoneham, MA for introducing me to this line. I had not seen it anywhere else.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

Beer number 2001 in my database. 5.5% abv. Pours a rich ruby brown color. Milk chocolate, citrus, and juniper on the nose. First sip is totally balanced. Rich malt flavors with a piney sprucey hop flavor that just spells Christmas. Perhaps a touch drier than usual at finish, but this is a great seasonal session beer. Hop flavors dominate slightly, but dark dried cherries, some milk chocolate, cocoa, and bready malt flavors balance it off nicely. Orange zest, pepper, clove, and maybe nutmeg flavors release about mid-glass. Could be one of the most complex and flavorful lower alcohol beers that you will ever taste. I just love this beer. A case might not be enough this year.

Anybody else out there tried it yet, what do you think?

Friday, November 25, 2011

And then there were five...

9% abv. Batch 363 10/19/10. Cellared for over a year. This one exploded out of the bottle. I lost half of it on the countertop...and that is so disappointing. Pours dark brown with a white head. Cherry, clove, citrus and oak on the nose. First sip tells me Flemish sour ale meets Belgian dubbel on oak. Very interesting flavors. Medium bodied mouthfeel. Excessive carbonation but great drinkability. Dry at finish. Mild spicing quite noticeable at first but it gets stronger and stronger with each sip. Perhaps nutmeg, cinnamon, and cardamom. This would pair exceptional well with a Christmas or Thanksgiving holiday dinner. Rich malt bill hides beneath the spicing and funky Brettanomyces yeast. Apple and berry fruit flavors get stronger with each sip as well as a touch of citrusy hops. Sneaky alcohol content. Oak is not as pronounced as expected, but the sour cherry flavors combine with the oak to give it a good complexity. Not the best beer I have tried from this exceptional brewery, but it is a solid effort.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A little early holiday cheer...

Port Brewing Company, Santa's Little Helper
10% abv. I cellared this beer for almost 2 years. It pours pitch black with a dark tan head. Anise, chocolate, dark fruit , a touch coffee, and citrus on the nose. Nice carbonation, even after extended cellaring. Hop tingle all over the mouth, but hops are surely tamed a bit because of aging. Slight warming from abv, but alcohol esthers are well masked. You know in the first couple of sips that this beer is going to be real treat. Molasses, toffee, fig, raisin, chocolate, and touch of pine resin flavors in this pretty complex beer. Rumor has it they used brown sugar in this one. Alcohol is pretty sneaky. Wonderful mouthfeel. Sweet, but not cloying. Port Brewing Company is certainly one of the best breweries in the country and this Russian Imperial Stout is worth waiting for each holiday season.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Two for two...

Maine Beer Company - Lunch IPA

This is the second beer by the Maine Beer Company that I have tried in the last few days and they are knocking it out of the park. Here is a review:

7% abv. Had this on the eve of Hurricane Irene. Pours to a big head that dissipates quickly. Rich piney and sweet orange hops aromas right from the pour. Lots of delicious yeast and sediment all over the glass make it dirty water murky (but in a good way). Nice initial hop flavor. Hop profile seems similar to HopDevil IPA and maybe even Lagunitas Censored (two beers I absolutely love). Dry and astringent at finish, but slightly spicy hop flavors linger and continue to bite. Sneaky strong at 7% abv. Has a wonderful cask conditioned taste, smell and mouthfeel. I love nano breweries that can produce this kind of quality. Some slightly fruity and cracker-like malt sweetness, but pretty much all hops. This is another one that I could drink all night long.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

I love garage beer...

Here is a review of Maine Beer Company's Seeper Ale
5.5% abv. These guys started by making beer in their garage and wanted to share. I am glad they did. They still only brew in one barrel batches and that is what makes it so fantastic. This is a bottle conditioned small batch beer...a true nano brewery. It pours to a huge cauliflower head. Excellent piney fresh hop aroma. Wow, this has a truly cask conditioned flavor in a bottle. Hops are mildly bitter, but very tasty. Sweet caramel, butterscotch, maybe honey, and graham cracker. Piney hop flavors collide with orange zest and sweet grapefruit. This is a complex and delicious beer. Superb head and lace. This has a truly craft brewed feel to it. Dry astringency toward finish. I could drink this beer all night and if I had more, I would. Fantastic.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Tis the saision...

I just love Saison or Farmhouse Ales. They taste fresh and natural and well, they are just plain delicious. Victory Helios Ale weighs in at 7.5% abv. It pours gold with a thick white head. Cloves, banana, and mild citrus aromas. Nice spice flavors from the first sip. Generous hoping gives it a decent citrus bite. Black pepper and cloves dominate the flavor profile, but don't overwhelm you. Needs a touch more carbonation and is a little bit one dimensional. Get's drier and drier with each sip yet it remains very drinkable with a lemon tartness that is perfect for summer. This would pair well with grilled fish or shrimp and certainly cheese. This is a nice American version of one of my favorite Belgian beer styles. I pretty much like everything coming out of Victory.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Pretty Things East India Porter...

6.% abv. Recipe first made on December 6th 1855 and revived by Ron Patterson. Pours a black-brown color with a huge whitish-tan head. Excellent fresh roasted coffee and leafy, earthy hops on the nose. First sip is all roasted malt initially, but floral hop flavors follow quickly. Incredible sticky lace even on the second pour. Awesome mouthfeel combines a heavy malt silkiness with an oily hop slickness. I could drink this beer all night long. Made with tons of malt, you can taste the astringency halfway through the bottle. I love how complex and balanced this beer is. Floral hops to roasted coffee notes to chocolate to a bit of citrus. Other flavors include anise, molasses, and caramel. Another fantastic beer from the folks at Pretty Things. Please keep the beers and the historical perspective coming.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Hops and malt and malt and hops and malt...

Here is a review of Anderson Valley Brewing Company Imperial IPA. This is a big beer. Not just big in your face hops, but a big balanced beer. That is a BBB in the world of TLA (three letter acronyms). Simply put, this beer is delicious. I would pair it up with some zesty cheese or spicy pulled pork or ribs. Anyway, here is the review:

8.7% abv. First made for the 20th anniversary of the brewery. Pours a deep and rich dark copper color with a big fluffy white head. Fresh cascade and centennial hop aroma with a fruity sweet smell to boot. Brewed with tons of malt to balance the hops that are added 20 times during the brewing process. This is all Imperial IPA, but it is very well balanced by all the malt. Sweet caramel backbone with flecks of honey and maybe even pineapple. Complex blending of flavors fade in and out. Spicy hop flavors build with each sip and add touches of pepper, pine, and herbs. More alcohol presence than expected, but this is a smooth and drinkable big beer. Bottle conditioning helps add to the complexity of this beer. Too bad this is a limited edition offering, I could get used to having this one around.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A mixed review of a mixed 12 pack of Breckenridge

As you might imagine, I buy a lot of new beers. These are generally hit or miss. You find some real gems and some real crap. When I see a mixed 12 pack from a new brewery I generally jump on it simply because it is more cost effective to sample their wares that way. A few weeks ago I picked up a mixed 12 pack from Breckenridge Brewery in Denver, CO. Here's what I found:

Lucky U IPA -

This was by farthe best of the lot. The bottle s
ays it is an homage to the Tivoli Brewery. It pours a rich orange color with citrus and floral hops on the nose. The first sip is orange zest and grapefruit. It is somewhat dry and acidic, but it has a refreshing hop bite. Sweet caramel malt balances this of well. A solid IPA.

Avalanche Amber Ale

4.4% abv. Pours dark amber. Clean malt aroma.
Some citrusy hops. Fruity notes including apricot and pear. Has an English ale finish. Made with an English yeast. A decent BBQ beer that is certainly sessionable.

Vanilla Porter -

An homage to the Tivoli Brewery. Pours a rich orange color. Citrus and floral hops on the nose. First sip is orange zest and grapefruit. Somewhat dry and acidic, but it has a refreshing hop bite. Sweet caramel malt balances this off well. A solid IPA.

Oatmeal Stout -

Pours pitch black. Sweet malt, coffee, and molasses on the nose. Lots of malt gives it a slight astringency. Sweet mocha flavor with a solid hop backing. Milk ch
ocolate and citrusy hops toward finish.

Friday, April 22, 2011

It is not just for breakfast anymore...

My thanks to my good friend Jeff for giving me a couple of bottles of this hard to find brew. 8.3% abv 60 IBUs. Pours a dark black color with a thin tan head. Smells like fresh coffee grounds. More coffee aroma than just about any beer I have ever sniffed. First sip is black coffee, 85% plus cacao chocolate bar, and the slightest tinge of citrusy hops. No real alcohol esters to speak of. Hop profile increases with each sip. Somewhat acidic with hop and big malt profile astringency toward finish. Sweet and then bitter and sweet and bitter. Slight warming in the belly after a couple of sips. This is a really interesting beer. It jumps from hops to sweet malt to something in between. Very dry at finish. Touches of anise, oak, sweet oatmeal, and more chocolate and maybe subtle berry flavors. If this is what coffee tastes like, I might just start drinking it. This is a truly great beer.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I don't drink coffee, but beers with coffee flavors...

I am one of the few people on the planet who have never had a cup of coffee. I grew up in a tea drinking household and never really had an interest in coffee. I do know that if I did drink coffee, I would probably take it black and very strong. Now beers with coffee flavors on the other hand, I absolutely love. I picked up a Troegs Brewery 12 pack recently and tried the Java Head Stout.

Here is my review:

7.5% abv. Pours black with a half inch tan head. Coffee and roasted nuts on the nose. Great espresso and dark chocolate flavor. Silky smooth mouthfeel with good carbonation. Slighest bit of tootsie roll. Some citrusy dry hops at finish. Excellent lace. Dark cocoa flavors similar to European sipping chocolate. Excessively drinkable. Finishes extremely well with a pleasant lingering chocolate flavor. I really like this one, especially as a dessert beer.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Murray Macumber's Abbey Ale Homebrew

I have to thank my good friend Phil for hooking me up with this one. Pours dark brown with a thick creamy tan head. Sweet bready aroma with hints of cloves and fig. Nice natural carbonation creates a good mouthfeel. Dark fruit, lemony citrus, and mild black pepper flavors. Some warming in the belly, but alcohol presence is nicely masked. Decent lace throughout. More and more citrusy hops as I make my way through the glass. This is an excellent abbey dubbel for a home brew. I am going to guess that it weighs in at about 8% abv. Hop and yeasty spice tingle on the back of the tongue. This would pair well with cheese, chocolate, or a mildly spiced meat dish. Very nice, Murray please keep beers like this one coming!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A beer that was worth the wait...

This one weighs in at 11.5% abv, but you would never know it. I cellared this for 5 long years, resisting the urge to pull it out of the cellar at least a few times. I had this on my daughter's first birthday. It pours a murky, unfiltered brown color and has a peaty oak aroma. You know this beer is different on the first sip. I has an viscous mouthfeel and a sweet, but not quite cloying maltyness. The wide range of flavors include raisin, oak, rum, honey, chocolate mousse, fig, caramel...the list goes on and on. Immediate warming on the back of the throat. This is a beer to be taken seriously. Some very mild citrusy hop flavors sneak through, but this one is really all malt. Wow, this beer is really delicious. The dark fruit flavors are amazing and it goes down so smoothly with virtually no alcohol esters at all. I am so glad I let this one sit for a while. I have to say that I am a huge fan of Lagavulin Whisky and this beer may not be for everybody. I am about halfway through at this point and the peat and caramel flavors are still dominant. This is one of the best beers I have tasted in a long, long time. Dare I say this beer is worthy of the celebration that I saved it for.

Friday, March 11, 2011

One of the best beers in the world...

Weihenstephan Hefe-weissbier
This is certainly one of the best beers in the world. It weighs in at a super sessionable 5.4% abv. This beer is gorgeous. It pours orangish yellow with a marshmallow head that takes forever to dissipate down to about one inch. It smells amazing--dominant cloves with a sweet lemony aroma with touches of coriander and banana. This beer is the standard for all hefe-weizens. It is incredibly smooth and thirst quenching...each sip invites another. Cloves, lemon, black pepper, and doughy wheat bread flavors. The smooth mouthfeel and slight hop and spice bite at the end are a great combination. Slightly dryish lemon and wheat cracker finish. I could drink one of these every day. I am so glad that I added it to my Beer Necessities in 2011. Ein, Zwei, Drei, G'Suffa!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Another great beer from the folks at Otter Creek...

6% abv. It comes in at 60 IBUs. Pours pretty dark black with a massive cream colored head. Piney and grapefruit hops on the nose with touches of sweet roasted malt. Good lace. Surprising hop bite with rich coffee flavors on first sip. Slick mouthfeel with solid carbonation. Again on the second sip grapefruit and then espresso roasted flavors kicks in right after. Some licorice flavors as well. I think what I like most about this beer is that both the sweet and bitter flavors have an earthy rawness about them. It has a fresh, raw hop flavor that I really like. Some very mild spicy burn on the back of the throat that has more to do with the hop acidity than the alcohol content. Certainly reminiscent of a west coast stout or porter with heavy hopping. A very flavorful session beer. I got it in their winter variety 12 pack and I sure hope I find it in six packs. Another great beer from the folks at Otter Creek.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Fire in the Belly...

I was very excited last night to crack open a bottle I had been cellaring for about 10 months, Great Divide Brewing Company Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout. Or GDBCCOAYIS as I like to call it. It measure in at 9.5% abv. and pours oil black with a dark tan head. The tiramisu aroma is tantalizing. Dark chocolate morsels, mocha, bourbon oak, vanilla, and spicy alcohol on the nose as well. Good lace. I probably could have cellared this for a few more months to mellow it even more, since the alcohol is a bit more obvioius than I expected. It has a rich espresso flavor at finish. Very interesting cayenne spicyness on the back of the throat...I wonder if they added some kind of pepper. This beer smells amazing. Oak dryness is more pronounced at finish. Hop tingle develops halfway through the first glass. Hop spicyness and pepper combine for a really interesting complexity. Tingle on the front sides of the tongue. I love spicy, so I love this beer. However I can see how some people could be a bit distracted by what has to be cayenne...ok, did some research, it turns out it is cayenne pepper. Tastes like a Mexican spiced chocolate. Certainly a bit out of the ordinary, but I like it a lot.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Has Magic Hat lost its Magic...

I picked up a Magic Hat Spring Fever 12 pack the other day. It included the standard #9 and Circus Boy, as well as two new ones for me, Vinyl Lager and Demo IPA. My first thought was what happened to the days of Thumbsucker Russian Imperial Stout...that was Magic Hat at its pinnacle. Lately it seems that Magic Hat is either trying too hard or perhaps not enough. I am really not sure which it is. I keep thinking back to Wacko, the ale with beet juice added. Do I need to say more, beet juice to make it pinkish, are you kidding me. Anyway, here are of these two new ones.

Vinyl Lager
Pours a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch thick head. Wheat cracker and mild lemon scent. Crisp lemony hop bite on the sides of the mouth. Toasted caramel malt. Medium bodied with a decent drinkability. Dry and clean at finish. Decent lace. This is a pretty good lager, but nothing special.

Demo IPA
6% abv. Pours a surprising dark brown. Cascade hop aroma. Interesting balance at times of sweet roasted malt and citrusy hop. Really more of a pale ale or ESB hop profile with a little extra kick. Certainly drinkable. Decent lace. Some chocolate malt flavors at finish. An ok beer.

To quote Grey over at Razzball, these beers are quite "yawnstipating."

Friday, January 14, 2011

Brooklyn Sorachi Ace

7.6% abv. Made with somewhat rare Sorachi Ace hops and Brooklyn's Belgian yeast strain...then 100% champagne yeast re-fermentation. The corked and caged bottle opens with a big pop and pours yellow gold with a thick marshmallow head that is not going anywhere anytime soon. I poured it into a Chimay glass and the carbonation is clearly visible in the center of the glass 10 minutes after the first pour.

Citrusy lemon, cloves and mild banana on the nose. This beer smells incredible. Carbonation and hop bitterness make for an interesting mouthfeel. It finishes dry, but leaves you craving another sip. Virtually no alcohol presence, so this one can really sneak up on you. Spicyness intensifies with each sip, including cloves, white pepper, and a fresh hoppy spicyness as well - perhaps lemongrass? The Sorachi Ace hop varietal is from Japan and this is the first time I have knowingly tried it in a beer. I really like the fresh citrus fruit flavors and I am even detecting a bit of piney resin flavor as well. I wish I had some good cheese in the house to pair this with right now. This isn't Saison Dupont, but it is damned good. Find some, get some great cheese and enjoy the show. I give it a 4.3 out of 5. Great stuff.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Updated 99 Beers I would keep on my wall...

Here is my updated list of the 99 beers I would hang on my wall...basically my top 100 beers tried and rated.
This list is always changing, but that is what makes it so fun.

1. Westvleteren 12, Abdij Sint-Sixtus, Westvleteren, Belgium
2. Duvel, Brouwerij Duvel Mortgaat, Moortgat, Belgium
3. Adam, Hair of the Dog Brewing Company, Portland, Oregon
4. Shakespeare Stout, Rogue Brewery, Newport, Oregon
5. Speedway Stout, AleSmith Brewing Company, San Diego, CA
6. Chimay Grande Reserve, Abbaye Notre Dame de Scourmont, Chimay, Belgium
7. Westvleteren 8, Abdij Sint-Sixtus, Westvleteren, Belgium
8. Westmalle Tripel, Abdij der Trappisten van Westmalle, Malle, Belgium
9. Rochefort 10, Abbaye Notre Dame de Saint-Remy, Rochefort, Belgium
10. Tadcaster Porter, Samuel Smith, Tadcaster, England
11. Fuller's London Porter, Fuller, Smith, and Turner Brewery, Chiswick, England
12. Sam Adams Utopias (over cocoa nibs), Boston Beer Company, Boston, MA
13. The Abyss (2009), Deschutes Brewing Company, Bend, OR
14. Brooklyn One, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY
15. Delirium Noel, Hughye Family Brewery, Melle, Belgium
16. Yorkshire Stingo, Samuel Smith, Tadcaster, England
17. Hop Devil India Pale Ale, Victory Brewing Company, Downington, PA
18. Weihenstephaner Lager, Brauerei Weihenstephan, Freising, Germany
19. Gulden Draak, Brouwerij Van Steenberge, Ertvelde, Belgium
20. Delirium Tremens, Hughye Family Brewery, Melle, Belgium
21. Fuller's London Pride (Cask), Fuller, Smith, and Turner Brewery, Chiswick, England
22. Masala Mama IPA (Cask), Town Hall Brewing Company, Minneapolis, MN
23. Rodenbach Grand Cru, Rodenbach, Roeselare, Belgium
24. Anchor Our Special Ale (2000), Anchor Brewing Company, San Francisco, CA
25. Kilt Tilter, Middle Ages Brewing Company, Syracuse, NY
26. Ayinger Oktoberfest, Brauerei Ayinger, Aying, Germany
27. Black Chocolate Stout 2006-7, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY
28. Anchor Porter, Anchor Brewing Company, San Francisco, CA
29. Unearthly India Pale Ale, Southern Tier Brewing Company, Lakewood, NY
30. Olde Numbskull Barleywine, AleSmith, San Diego, CA
31. Saint Bernadus 12, Brouwerij St. Bernardus, Watou, Belgium
32. Spinal Pumpkin Barleywine, Cambridge Brewing Company, Cambridge, MA
33. Oak Aged Yeti, Great Divide Brewing Company, Denver, Colorado
34. J.W. Lees Harvest Ale Matured in Lagavulin Casks, Manchester, England
35. Saint Bernadus Tripel, Brouwerij St. Bernardus, Watou, Belgium
36. Imperial Young’s Special Bitter, Rogue Brewery, Newport, Oregon
37. Imperial Choklat Stout, Southern Tier Brewery, Lakewood, NY
38. Traquiar House Ale, Traquiar House Brewery, Peebleshire, Scotland
39. Obsidian Stout, Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Oregon
40. Rogue Imperial Chocolate Stout, Rogue Brewery, Newport, Oregon
41. Allagash Four, Allagash Brewing Company, Portland, Maine
42. Southern Tier Imperial Unearthly IPA, Southern Tier Brewery, Lakewood, NY
43. Allagash Tripel, Allagash Brewing Company, Portland, Maine
44. The Reverend, Avery Brewing Company, Boulder, Colorado
45. Doggie Claws Barleywine, Hair of the Dog Brewery, Portland, Oregon
46. Goose Island Imperial IPA, Goose Island Brewing Company, Chicago, Illinois
47. Affligem Noel, Brouwerij de Smedt, Opwijk, Belgium
48. J.W. Lees Harvest Ale Matured in Calvados Casks, Manchester, England
49. Sam Adams Imperial White, Boston Beer Company, Boston, MA
50. Stone Arrogant Bastard, Stone Brewing Company, San Diego, California
51. Three Broo Doo Harvest, Three Floyds Brewing Company, Munster, Indiana
52. Traquair Jacobite, Traquiar House Brewery, Peebleshire, Scotland
53. Heresy, Weyerbacher Brewing Company, Easton, Pennsylvania
54. Old Ruffian Barleywine, Great Divide Brewing Company, Denver, Colorado
55. Ebenezer (Cask), Bridgeport Brewing Company, Portland, Oregon
56. Fred from the Wood, Hair of the Dog Brewery, Portland, Oregon
57. Brooklyn Two, Brooklyn Brewing Company, Brooklyn, New York
58. Affligem Noel, Brouwerij de Smedt, Opwijk, Belgium
59. Rochefort 8, Abbaye Notre Dame de Saint-Remy, Rochefort, Belgium
60. Celebrator Bavarian Dopplebock, Ayinger, Aying, Germany
61. YuleSmith (2006), AleSmith, San Diego, CA
62. Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout, Anderson Valley Brewing, Boonville, CA
63. Houblon Dobbelen IPA, Brasserie D'AChouffe, Chouffe, Belgium
64. Yeti Imperial Stout, Great Divide Brewing Company, Denver, Colorado
65. Storm King Stout, Victory Brewing Company, Downington, PA
66. The Reverend, Avery Brewing Company, Boulder, CO
67. Scaldis, Brasserie Dubuisson, Pipaix, Belgium
68. Bishop's Finger Strong Ale, Sheperd Neame, Kent, England
69. Sam Adams Imperial Pilsner, Boston Beer Company, Boston, MA
70. Samuel Smith's Extra Stout, Samuel Smith, Tadcaster, England
71. Rogue Imperial Stout, Rogue Brewery, Newport, OR
72. Orval, Trappiste Orval, Orval, Belgium
73. Saison Dupont, Brasserie Dupont Tourpes, Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium
74. Brother David Double Abbey, Anderson Valley Brewing, Boonville, CA
75. Serpent Stout, The Lost Abbey Port Brewing Company, San Marcos, CA
76. Stoudt's Bottle Conditioned IPA, Stoudt's Brewing Company, Adamstown, PA
77. Mendocino Winter Ale, Mendocino County Brewing Co., Hopland, CA
78. Chimay Premiere, Abbaye Notre Dame de Scourmont, Chimay, Belgium
79. Fuller's 1999 Vintage Ale, Fuller, Smith, and Turner Brewery, Chiswick, England
80. Smuttynose IPA, Smuttynose Brewing Company, Portsmouth, NH
81. 100 Barrel Bohemian Pilsner, Harpoon Brewery, Boston, MA
82. Hercules Double IPA, Great Divide Brewing Company, Denver, CO
83. Hop Ottin IPA, Anderson Valley Brewing, Boonville, CA
84. Imperial Pale Ale, Victory Brewing Company, Downington, PA
85. Morimoto Hazelnut Ale, Rogue Brewery, Newport, OR
86. Moylan's India Pale Ale, Moylan's Brewing Company, Novato, CA
87. Hefe-Weizen, Brauerei Weihenstephan, Freising, Germany
88. Dragonslayer, Middle Ages Brewing Company, Syracuse, NY
89. Rogue Chipotle Ale, Rogue Brewery, Newport, OR
90. Harpoon 100 Barrel Wit Bier, Harpoon Brewery, Boston, MA
91. Monster Barleywine (2004), Brooklyn Brewing Company, Brooklyn, NY
92. Ipswich Oatmeal Stout, Mercury Brewing Company, Ipswich, MA
93. Deus, Brouwerij Bosteels, Buggenhout, Belgium
94. Konigshoeven Quadrupel, Brouwerij Konigshoeven, Tilsburg, The Netherlands
95. Bornem Tripel, Brouwerij Van Steenberge, Ertvelde, Belgium
96. Bass Our Finest Ale (Cask), Bass Brewing Limited, Burton-on-Trent, England
97. Leatherlips India Pale Ale, Haverhill Brewery, Inc. (The Tap), Haverhill, MA
98. ImPaled Ale, Middle Ages Brewing Company, Syracuse, New York
99. Lion Stout, Ceylon Brewing Company, Biyagama, Sri Lanka