Let's check the best new beers of the last two months!
I haven't had any of these beers. Have you?
|Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.||Oktoberfest (2016) Mahrs Brau||5.8||131|
|Jack's Abby Brewing||Beer Geek Helles||5.0||124|
|Hill Farmstead Brewery||Karma Emulsion||4.4||113|
|Tallgrass Brewing Company||Key Lime Pie||4.3||121|
|Modern Times Beer||Attack Frequency||4.0||110|
|Other Half Brewing||Debbie Downer||3.8||110|
|The Veil Brewing Co.||Eternal Shredder||3.7||108|
|Almanac Beer Co.||Lavender Honey De Brettaville||3.7||108|
|Other Half Brewing||Motueka/Galaxy||3.6||107|
|The Veil Brewing Co.||Lord Lord Shredder Shredder||3.6||111|
|Epic Brewing Company||Thor||3.5||110|
|Grimm Artisanal Ales||Catch Wave||3.3||109|
|Tired Hands Brewing Company||Technicolor Splendor||3.2||106|
|Funky Buddha||Sticky Treats||3.1||113|
|Modern Times Beer||Accumulated Knowledge||3.1||107|
|Sole Artisan Ales||Giant Juicebox||2.7||105|
|Trillium||Outside The Lines||2.6||103|
|BrewDog||Live Dead Pony Club||2.3||105|
I'll have the Sierra Nevada, I try it every year, and it's barely a new beer anyway. We try to scrub this for seasonals and variants so that these are truly new beers, so maybe I should have taken that off. But it seems like a new beer and I'll try it.
I'm surprised I haven't had the Modern Times, but maybe those were local releases? I'll probably find the Almanac, that's local to the Bay Area. The rest are regular East Coast offerings but still tough to get. Maybe I'll get one in a trade if it's still around.
There's a decent amount of 'juicy' IPAs on this list, but the unattainability of these beers strikes me the most. They're so ephemeral. Local, small releases that are here today, gone tomorrow.
Eventually some of these will be bottled and will make their way up the leaderboard, but it all seems a bit much to keep on top of, even for someone that tries to keep on top of it.
Can you get any of these beers? Have you had any? What does this mean for the industry?