Top 10 Beers of 2012
We sampled a lot of amazing beers in 2012, and thanks in large part to this blog, we have met a lot of wonderful new people. When compiling this list of our top beers of 2012, we eschewed any pretense of objective analysis, and simply chose our most mutually memorable first-time beer experiences. Cheers to another year of great beer!
OUR TOP 10 BEERS OF 2012:
Adam/Fred (Hair of the Dog Brewing Company – 12 oz. bottles, purchased at The Bruery Provisions, Orange)
Black Butte XXIV (Deschutes Brewery – 22 oz. bottle, purchased at Taylor’s Market)
Boda Savaje (Peruvian wedding beer home brewed by Marie – draft, sampled at Scott and Becky’s wedding)
Dos Cone Es – aged on oak chips (Cismontane Brewing Company – draft, purchased at Beer Revolution, Oakland)
Enjoy By 09.21.12 IPA (Stone Brewing Company – 22 oz. bottle, purchased at Stone Brewery, Escondido)
Every Man’s DIPA (Societe Brewing Company – draft, purchased at Blind Lady Ale House, San Diego)
Jack N Jolly (Drake’s Brewing– draft, purchased at The Page, San Francisco)
Old Stock Ale (2009) Cellar Reserve (North Coast Brewing – 16.9 oz. bottle, purchased at Pangaea Bottle Shoppe)
Smoking Wood – Bourbon Barrel-Aged (The Bruery – purchased at The Bruery Tasting Room, Placentia)
Sweet and Sour (HaandBryggeriet – 16.9 oz. bottle, purchased at Pangaea Bottle Shoppe)
IN A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN…
Pliny the Younger (Russian River Brewing Company)
Trappist Westvleteren 12
Anniversary Barley Wine (Uinta Brewing)
Black Hole (Mikkeller)
Elliot Brew (De Struise Brouwers/Mikkeller collaboration)
FiringsQuad (Alpine Beer Company)
Imperial Smoked Porter (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)
Jewbelation 15 (He’Brew Beer)
Madrugada Obscura (Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales)
3 Days (Hitachino Nest Beer)
URKontinent (Dogfish Head)
Waldo’s 420 Ale (Lagunitas Brewing Company)
Thanks Daniel and Darcy for the mention in your list! Love the blog!
Shmaltz Brewing Co.
Thanks Sara! And thank you for making such delicious beer. Cheers!