You would think with a blog named “Drinks Well . .” that I would have posted a love letter to beer a long time ago.
The selections on this list are subject to change with the possible exception of a few of my all timers. Guinness for instance. Forget the cunning of its meal in a bottle formula. Or that a draw from the tap calls for the kind of patience only a nun could relate to. Love comes with the recognition that you are drinking something that means it, from the very first sip to the last.
Using an Irish harp as its symbol makes it cooler than most right from the get. But if that was all there was to it, all those light beer lightweights would be littering this list of mine. Nope, a great beer doesn’t bother itself with vortex bottles and name tags and temperature sensitive labels for the simple reason that none of those things has a damned thing to do with how a beer tastes. Those suds need the smoke and mirrors, my list doesn’t.
10- Yuengling Bock
9- Magic Hat #9
8- Sierra Nevada
6- Brooklyn Lager
5- Dogfish Head 90 Min Indian Pale Ale
3- Sam Adams Boston Lager