There are a lot of ‘Top Beers’ lists out there, but none of them are written by me.
Here are the beers that I discovered, Columbus-style, and loved in 2014.
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In no particular order…
Stone’s Coffee Milk Stout
I rated this beer higher than the avg Untappd user, but I’m smarter than average.
Great Lakes Blackout Stout
People have been going crazy for their Christmas Ale, but I think this is better.
If you can find this on tap, drink it!
Brouwerij St. Bernardus Christmas Ale
I had this over Thanksgiving, but it tasted just fine to me.
Tasted just fine from the bottle, but I’d love to try this one from the source!
Terrapin’s So Fresh & So Green, Green (2014)
IPA’s are one of my favorite styles, and this one doesn’t disappoint!
This may change as it’s an annual brew, and I reckon the recipe changes. But Terrapin is a very solid brewery.
Brasserie St-Feuillien Tripel
This one didn’t dissapoint, and it’s less than 9% ABV, so you can have an ‘extra’ one 🙂
Great Divide’s Fresh Hop (2014)
Loved my time at their brewery this past February, and look forward to having this on-site again in February.
Stone’s Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA
Another awesome dark beer from the folks you probably know for their IPAs…
This was a surprise gift from an Oracle-Twitter friend who delivered it to me at Open World this fall. Thanks Illmar!
Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9°
I’m still thinking about this beer, for two reasons. One, I paid $12 for it, and two, it was awesome.
Sound’s Humulo Nimbus
I had a hard, hard time finding a decent beer in Seattle. That epic quest ended when I ran into the Humulo.
Ballast Point’s Sculpin
This beer was my favorite find of 2014. I had 9 check-ins – all on tap. I’ve heard it’s disappointing in the bottle, but I wouldn’t know 🙂
SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE!!!
Almost forgot about this beauty.
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Untappd offers an API, but not for free. So I had to manually’ish add this data in..