Travel day sucks, especially after an exhausting week at baseball's winter meetings. So here's an admittedly easy post, just because it's fun. And at some point, we'll have something like this on the leaderboards.
Here are December's most popular beers, sorted first by check-in counts, limited to the top fifty, and then sorted by average rating. These are the better beers that untappd users are drinking right now:
|2||Pliny the Elder||4.34||19125|
|5||Lagunitas Sucks - Brown Shugga' Substitute Ale||3.89||24631|
|8||90 Minute IPA||3.81||19285|
|9||Two Hearted Ale||3.79||31169|
|11||A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale||3.64||18850|
|12||Racer 5 IPA||3.59||18102|
|14||60 Minute IPA||3.57||24554|
|15||West Coast IPA||3.52||18370|
First: looks like Founders' Breakfast Stout is zooming to the top of the wish list. Second: There are surprisingly few surprises on there. 10 of the 15 best-rated most-popular beers are IPAs, too.
And hello Lagunitas. The Little Sumpin' Sumpin' and Brown Shugga are in heady competition right now. Go get some Lagunitas if you can, it might be an under-rated brewery.
Just because I was curious, your top 15 just by raw count. The popular kids:
|5||Yuengling Traditional Lager||3.18||45905|
|6||Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)||2.57||43960|
|7||Samuel Adams Octoberfest||3.36||42697|
|8||Sierra Nevada Pale Ale||3.36||38401|
|9||Samuel Adams Boston Lager||3.08||36199|
|11||Blue Moon Belgian White||3.06||33278|
|14||Bell's Two-Hearted Ale||3.79||31171|
|16||New Belgium Fat Tire||3.24||28992|
It's impressive, isn't it, that Lagunitas and Bell's and Sierra Nevada pushed their way onto this list. But why why why Fat Tire.