Taking A Short Break From Beer Reviews & A Look Back At 301-400 Greatest Hits


I’ll be taking a short break from posting beer reviews — my next review will go up Wednesday, June 12. Until then, there will be a special announcement here in a couple of days that will appeal to you if you use Facebook, and I thought I would take a look back at the last 100 reviews and compile a list of my personal favorites.

Lots of “holy grail” beers got knocked off in the last hundred reviews; Pliny The Elder, Heady Topper, Westvleteren 12, Bourbon County Stout, just to name a few. Below are a list of the most memorable beers — by ‘memorable,’ I mean that they might not be the highest rated, but they lingered in my head long after consumption. All of these I would buy again; some of these, I did. A few, again and again.

See you June 12th when we trek through another hundred brews, hopefully just as good as this group was!

#301 Trappist Westvleteren 12, 100 points
#309 Lagunitas Sucks Brown Shugga’ Substitute Ale, 100 points
#311 Mother Earth Silent Night Imperial Stout, 96 points
#314 Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro, 93 points
#318 Brooklyn Monster Ale Barleywine (2012), 93 points
#332 Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale, 97 points
#335 Stone Enjoy By 04.01.13 Imperial IPA, 98 points
#336 Olde Hickory Seven Devils Scotch Ale, 95 points
#341 21st Amendment Lower De Boom Barleywine, 97 points
#344 Avery The Maharaja Imperial IPA, 97 points
#345 Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPA, 97 points
#358 New Glarus Serendipity Fruit Ale, 97 points
#359 Russian River Pliny The Elder Imperial IPA, 99 points
#370 The Bruery Smoking Wood Imperial Porter, 94 points
#377 Stone Enjoy By 05.17.13 Imperial IPA, 96 points
#382 The Alchemist Heady Topper Imperial IPA, 100 points
#383 Logsdon Seizoen Bretta Farmhouse Ale, 98 points
#397 Highland Imperial Kashmir IPA, 91 points
#399 Mother Earth Windowpane Series Fig & Raisin Dubbel, 91 points


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