It makes for a great pre or post-meal sipper. This list is a good place to start forming your own. Skip to content Sections xml:space="preserve"> Search xml:space="preserve"> Lehigh … These are the folks who don’t screw around with the hoppy, refreshing goodness that is a nice, cold brew. Here's the top flight of 2020 beers made in the Lehigh Valley. Those hops have a little bit of a bite as a subtle spice kicks around in the background. Their flagship IPA, Surf Wax, has won a ton of medals and is so unassuming but extremely complex, with the perfect balance of hop flavor that takes it to the extremes of the style but doesn't overdo it. The holiday season is officially upon us. There are beer people, and then there are Beer People. It’s very fruit forward, so not everyone’s favorite, but I think most people around here appreciate that it’s a Tennessee beer. The beer is a classic brew that utilizes English malts and German hops to create a well-crafted wintry treat in beer form. Motivation: In U.S. nursing homes (NH), 40% of residents receive ≥9 different medications, which may be clinically inappropriate. It started out as a summer seasonal, but now it's available year round and tastes just as good in the ski lodge as it does on the beach. "My go-to is Harpoon IPA. Young Blood’s M.O. It’s a bit of magic in a bottle. If so, I would go with Happy Hops IPA by Russian River. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io, A Classic Champagne Cocktail for Any Celebration, Biodynamic Wine Aligns You With the Cosmos...Maybe, A New York Sour Is a Perfect Winter Cocktail, These Are the 10 Boxed Wines Worth Drinking, The Hands-Down Best Single Malt Scotch to Drink, The 35 Best Gifts for Serious Whiskey Drinkers, 25 Gift Ideas for the Beer Snob in Your Life, Why We're Leaning Into Batch Cocktails Right Now, Everything We'll Miss About Bars This Winter. Start the New Year with Jose's at Old 61 Diner in Boscobel, WI! *While Field Drinker is currently out of commission, Strong Rope has other IPAs available in Brooklyn; currently on tap are Wolf Orbit and Wolf Captain. Whether it’s a beer buyer, a brewer, or just your favorite bartender, every Beer Person has an IPA opinion. And their can art is always interestingly odd and eclectic, which definitely plays a factor in picking beer, by the way. "I'm from the West Coast and still prefer a bitter, clean, nearly clear IPA versus the softer, fruit-flavor-forward, Northeast-style that's risen in popularity over the recent years. ", The favorite of bartender Carl Parker of Washington, D.C."I love lighter colored IPAs, so my favorite and go-to IPA is the Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA. It contains some great malt notes but is by no means sweet. That translates to lots of spices and orange oils, with hefty ABVs and even heftier flavor notes. “We’ve had people wait about an hour for it. Though beer styles beyond the IPA are coming to be more and more popular (like sours and the classic lager), it’s telling that the Homebrewer’s Association named an IPA as its Best Beer in America last year. People are drawn to the strong hoppy flavor and the oft-high alcohol content. If you can get your hands on this, buy a couple. There’s a subtle campfire smoke up top with a nod to a fatty smoked salmon or bacon (depending on the age of the brew). The weather is getting crisper by the day and the halls are being decked. This year’s release is the first from the new Brewmaster, Tom Riley. Giancoli's personal favorite, this Mexican pilsner comes in at just 135 calories (per 12 ounces), with 12 grams of carbs. This limited-edition beer from Samuel Adams hits the perfect wintry spot right now. Its delicious, tropical fruitiness mixed with pine and dank flavors meld together perfectly, and don't get muddled and 'muddy' like a lot of IPAs do nowadays. It's your trusty companion and a welcome addition to any cooler. "For me, right now, I'm personally loving Gowanus, Brooklyn's Strong Rope Brewery's Field Drinker IPA; it's a 4.2 percent ABV, all New York-state hops and malts, palatably bitter, clean, refreshing, perfect-for-summer beer. The end is a matrix of dankness, citrus, and caramel malts with hints of spice that just works. It’s refreshing yet filling. “They’re not cheaper,” Hendler says. "Also, I think it's really important when buying packaged beer that you always, always check the 'brewed on' date on the can or bottle, so you know your beer is super fresh to preserve all the juicy hop flavors you want and paid for. Their Saison Dupont is beloved by beer aficionados the world over. It’s sublimely appropriate for Thanksgiving: full of rich, malty characters, without much roastiness (if at all), but with enough body and chutzpah to stand up to the main course as well as all the sides, even creamed onions … and it Devil’s Backbone brewery refers to this bright, tart tangerine beer as a “sparkling ale.” One of the lowest carb beers on the list and another good one for those who like fruit-forward beers that aren’t too sweet like a watermelon ale. The malts are bold, sweet, and creamy as the grassy tart nature of the lemon mingles with a distant spiciness and fruitiness. ", The 40 Greatest Comedy Series of All Time, Loungewear Is the Undisputed Winner of 2020, When a Bottle of Costco Bourbon Is Something More, This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. 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