Men’s Journal "25 Best Beers in America"

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DCopperfields
beers 146 º 11:18 Tue 8/29/2006

1 Firestone Walker Pale Ale
2 Dogfish Head 60 Min IPA
3 Stoudt’s Pils
4 Russian River Temptation
5 Avery Mephistopheles
6 Anderson Valley Boont Amber
7 Great Lakes Holy Moses White Ale
8 Full Sail Session Lager
9 Rogue Brutal Bitter
10 Bell’s Expedition Stout
11 Southampton Double White
12 Smuttynose Big A IPA
13 Penn Weizen
14 Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale
15 Hennepin
16 Samuel Adams Black Lager
17 Sprecher Hefe-Weiss
18 Alaskan Amber
19 Deschutes Broken Top Bock
20 Lost Abbey Avant Garde
21 Jolly Pumpkin Bam Bier
22 Victory St. Victoriouis
23 Allagash Interlude
24 Alesmith Speedway Stout
25 New Glarus Yokel

Plus their big party with most of these beers here at Hop Devil Grill tomorrow night. Maybe there will be some left over after the event.

 
Reid
beers 3155 º places 94 º 11:57 Tue 8/29/2006

Originally posted by DCopperfields
1 Firestone Walker Pale Ale
2 Dogfish Head 60 Min IPA
3 Stoudt’s Pils
4 Russian River Temptation
5 Avery Mephistopheles
6 Anderson Valley Boont Amber
7 Great Lakes Holy Moses White Ale
8 Full Sail Session Lager
9 Rogue Brutal Bitter
10 Bell’s Expedition Stout
11 Southampton Double White
12 Smuttynose Big A IPA
13 Penn Weizen
14 Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale
15 Hennepin
16 Samuel Adams Black Lager
17 Sprecher Hefe-Weiss
18 Alaskan Amber
19 Deschutes Broken Top Bock
20 Lost Abbey Avant Garde
21 Jolly Pumpkin Bam Bier
22 Victory St. Victoriouis
23 Allagash Interlude
24 Alesmith Speedway Stout
25 New Glarus Yokel

Plus their big party with most of these beers here at Hop Devil Grill tomorrow night. Maybe there will be some left over after the event.

Thats a weird choice for Number1 !! Are they the sponsors?

 
Kevin
beers 2228 º places 58 º 12:16 Tue 8/29/2006

Originally posted by illinismitty
Firestone Walker IPA at one and Speeday at 24? This list is a crock.


all depends on the criteria used to make the list and the peoples tastes. there are some good beers on there, i don’t care about the order. it is good to see good beers being presented to the public.

 
beerguy101
beers 5360 º places 75 º 12:17 Tue 8/29/2006

But is there a beer there that you would NOT drink?

 
illinismitty
beers 2271 º places 279 º 12:17 Tue 8/29/2006

Firestone Pale Ale at 1 and Speedway at 24? This is list is a crock

 
illinismitty
beers 2271 º places 279 º 12:19 Tue 8/29/2006

Originally posted by beerguy101
But is there a beer there that you would NOT drink?


No. I’d drink them all. Not a bad list, I just think the order is crazy. But again, I guess you have to consider their target audience.

 
OKBeer
beers 1175 º places 34 º 12:25 Tue 8/29/2006

I wonder how many complaint letters they’ll get saying "I’ve never heard of any of those. Where’s Bud/Miller/Coors?"

 
batkins
places 78 º 12:28 Tue 8/29/2006

Full Sail Session........are you kidding me?

They’re kidding ...right?

 
DCopperfields
beers 146 º 12:33 Tue 8/29/2006

I haven’had that beer and won’t till tomorrow night, but they did say that drinkablity was a big factor in their decision making process. Isn’t it good?

Originally posted by batkins
Full Sail Session........are you kidding me?

They’re kidding ...right?

 
batkins
places 78 º 12:50 Tue 8/29/2006

Full Sails answer to PBR, which has a huge market here.

 
mkgrenwel
beers 619 º places 117 º 13:15 Tue 8/29/2006

These lists are always really weird. I believe it was Maxim that declared Abita Turbodog the best beer in America a few years ago. I mean, they’re on the right track, but it just seems a bit random. I think they probably try to give a wide swath of brewers and styles. If I were them, I might title the list "25 great American beers you’ve probably never heard of." Of course, that doesn’t sell magazines nearly as well. I just like to hear that they are pointing people in the right direction who wouldn’t have a clue otherwise.