Monday, April 26, 2010

GQ's Bucket List of Beer - One Hell of a Party!

GQ just released their "Bucket List" of 50 beers to try before you die.

A quick scan of the list definitely makes me sure that any self-respecting microbrew/craft beer lover will have already strolled down this list a bit, or should.

I have only had a couple of these, but have had many of the styles made in small batches at pub only or home settings. The range of flavors, aromas, textures and varying amounts of alcohol are sure to offer lots of unique experiences. The top six list of a good place to start, but the rest shouldn't be overlooked.

Over the weekend I put back a couple of pints of the Smuttynose Imperial Stout and IPA as well as a bottle of the Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA. The first and third are higher on the alcohol spectrum which lent itself to more sipping and enjoyment than guzzling. Both of the IPA's had nice fruity notes in the nose and plenty of hops, but not overwhelmingly so. The Imperial Stout was truly enjoyable. It had a nice nose and was rich with some chocolate and coffee undertones. It was creamy and light which is always a surprise for such a dark beer. Having a stout with my favorite sandwich at Biederman's in Plymouth brought back many nice memories.



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