Our team (Jacob Berg, John Fleury, Greg Parnas, Mike Stein, and Bruce Webster) looked at over 200 beers, the most in SAVOR history, and picked out twenty that shouldn’t be missed. Note that we are grumpy old men who mostly care not for your underattenuated hazy IPAs, though we do seem to like high-gravity, barrel aged stouts and strong ales (and sours and lagers). These are arranged in alphabetical order by brewery, with the tables in parentheses.
Brewery, State (Table) Name Style / ABV
Allagash, ME (16) BARREL & BEAN BA Tripel / 10.1%
What they say: Barrel & Bean starts its life as our Tripel—a Belgian-style golden ale. We age that beer in bourbon barrels for just shy of two months, before blending it with cold-brewed coffee from Speckled Ax, a Maine coffee roaster. The sun-dried Ethiopian beans in the coffee are known for their stone fruit and dark berry flavors. The finished beer features rich notes of caramel, bourbon, and coffee.
Cigar City, FL (81) ACROSS THE
Source: DC Beer
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