The Top 30 Beers of 2016

Sure, we’re into the second month of the year, but I never got to put together the best beers I tasted in 2016. Below are the top 30 beers I tasted for the first time this past year.

My go to style are India Pale Ales (IPAs) and I had a bunch of new ones. I also had a few other styles mixed too.

1Narrow GaugeOJ RunImperial IPA5.00
24 Hands BrewingDakineIPA5.00
3Side Project BrewingFuzzySour5.00
4Toppling Goliath BrewingLight SpeedPale Ale5.00
5Cigar City BrewingJai AlaiIPA5.00
64 Hands BrewingCity WidePale Ale5.00
7Stone Brewing20th Anniversary CitracadoImperial IPA5.00
8O’Fallon BrewingShow Me IPAIPA5.00
9Epic BrewingTart ‘N Juicy SourIPA5.00
10Modern BreweryCitropolisIPA5.00
11Stone BrewingEnjoy By…Tangerine IPAImperial IPA5.00
12Ballast PointGrapefruit SculpinIPA5.00
134 Hands BrewingSnake OilIPA5.00
14New BelgiumVoodoo Ranger IPAIPA5.00
15Goose IslandBourbon County Brand Stout 2014Imperial Stout4.75
16Une Annee BrewingPecheSour4.75
17Narrow GaugeOast #2IPA4.75
18Terrapin BrewingHopsecutionerIPA4.75
19Firestone WalkerLuponic Distortion: Revoluation #2IPA4.75
20Mother’s BrewingUncannyPale Ale4.75
21Bur OakBig TreeIPA4.75
22Friendship BrewingFriendzyIPA4.75
23Perennial Artisan AlesAbraxasImperial Stout4.50
24Odell BrewingDrumrollAmerican Pale Ale4.50
25Taxman BrewingExemptionBelgian Tripel4.50
26Anheuser BuschUnderground Collection: Harvest AleBrown Ale4.50
27Destihl BreweryWild Sour Series: Counter ClockweisseBerliner Weisse4.50
28Ballast PointWatermelon DoradoImperial IPA4.50
2921st AmendmentBrew Free or DieIPA4.50
30Funky Buddha BrewingMore MoroIPA4.50

Yes, I’m a beer guy and I’ve only had BCBS and Abraxas for the first time this past year. Between the limited availability and the fact they were stouts (one of my least favorite styles, but I still try them), I never got around to them.

It’s also worth noting that an AB beer made the list. Their Underground Collection is from their experimental brewing and only available at the Brewhaus; the Harvest Ale was the second one I tried and it was really good.

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