Zymurgy's Top 10 Best Beers in America and What That Says About Craft Beer Drinkers
Here's the list, if you missed it:
1. Russian River Pliny the Elder+
2. Bell’s Two Hearted Ale*
T3. Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA*
T3. Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout
5. Bell’s Hopslam+
6. Stone Arrogant Bastard
7. Sierra Nevada Celebration*
T8. Sierra Nevada Torpedo*
T8. Stone Ruination*
10. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale*
* = IPA
+ = DIPA
|The Russian River line at Pro Night|
I just wasn't ready for the shocking lack of diversity of the top ten.
Is this what the Craft Beer movement has come to: 60% IPA, 20% DIPA, and 10% hoppy non-IPA?
I guess I shouldn't have been so suyrprised. Last year, the results were very similar, with Guinness replacing KBS and Bigfoot Barleywine keeping Arrogant Bastard company as a hoppy non-IPA. Hopslam wasn't in the top ten, which made it 60% IPA, 20% Hoppy non-IPAs and 10% DIPA.
I know I should never do this, but I am going to quote Jason "JP" Petros, of The Brewing Network, who said, "Drink something else!" There's more to life than IPAs. Not much. But more.
Labels: Beer News
posted by Jeff Holt at 15:17