Top 10 Beers Everyone Should Try This Year
There are more than 50 million people enjoying themselves to a bottle or two of their favorite beer at any given moment. This underscores the popularity of this fermented beverage. While there are only a handful of large-name brewers on the planet, there are also thousands of brands that are all jockeying for the position of the world’s best beer. Each has the characteristic taste that endears it to its avid followers. Whether you’re a beer-lover or are looking for gifts for beer lovers, then you need to check out our top 10 picks for the best beers that everyone should try this 2019.
A product of two of the world’s best brewers, Braupakt is a hefeweizen that marries American inventiveness and German precision. The beer offers notes of clove and banana that connoisseurs love about the beers of Weihenstephaner. There are hints of dried apricots, warm ripe oranges, and fresh white peaches, too. The addition of the cherry cross-breed, Chinook, gives the Braupakt that distinct slight bitterness of the beer. This beer also features a hint of grapefruit which rounds up all the different tastes in a creamy mouthfeel.
2. Sauvignon Blanc Gose
If you’re a fan of both the white wine and the sour German wheat beer we know as “gose”, then you’ll love the Sauvignon Blanc Gose. This Two Roads Brewing formulation is one of the brand’s latest in their Tanker Truck series. It has tropical fruit notes that are rich in citrus, lemon, and passion fruit. In case you’re wondering why they call it the Tanker Truck series, it’s because the fermentation of this beer occurs in a tank truck. This gives it a very unique taste.
3. Beachwood Blendery Funk Yeah
You might think that the Funk Yeah is nothing more than a strong and sweet Belgian beer, but Beachwood Blendery insists that the formulation is very different from the traditional lambic or gueuze. As the first wave of beer hits your palate, you’ll get mouth-watering tartness. As the beer washes the insides of your mouth, hints of stone fruit and oak fill the senses. And as you push the beer down your throat, it’s that lemon zing that will remain in your mouth longer than you’d expect.
4. Relax It’s Just a Hazy IPA
From the California brewery of Offshoot Beer comes Relax, a hazy IPA that follows in the footsteps of good New England IPAs. It has hints of pineapple and orange juice that blends well with the notes of peaches and apricots. It is velvety smooth, unlike other beers. It has a distinct sweetness that ladies will also love. It’s never too sweet for the palate, nonetheless. The best Relax happens to be the one that is fresh from the brewery. They are your best bet if you’re looking for a hazy IPA with a distinct taste.
5. Crooked Stave Sour Rose
For fans of the beers and ciders that come with rose infusions in 2018, the Crooked Stave’s Sour Rose is sure to be an instant hit. This artisan beer boasts of healthy dosing of Brettanomyces plus aging in oak barrels. The blend also features second-use blueberries and raspberries to impart deeper flavors into the craft beer. If you want to compare the Sour Rose to other rose brews, you’ll find that it has a more subtle taste. It is mild yet has the capacity to delight the senses.
6. Goose Island IPA
Resiny and piney, the Goose Island IPA is the epitome of classic American IPA. The rich flavor of hops combines with the slight bitterness of fruit salad to make one of the best in the world. Its creamy and malty foundation is the glue that holds all of these sensorial experiences together.
7. Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale
It is not new, but the Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale still tastes brand-new to the palate. Beer lovers all over the world love the medium body of this seasonal pumpkin beer. Its amber color is rich and deep while treating the nose to the wonderful scent of cinnamon, all-spice, cloves, and nutmeg. It is a refreshing and comforting brew for those who love the taste of pumpkin in their drinks.
8. Samuel Adams Octoberfest
If you’re quite reluctant to try craft beers, then the Octoberfest from Samuel Adams should be a good choice. Its amber color is so tantalizing that you’ll be ordering for more. The husky roasted scent adds a nice touch to its fruity malt flavor. It is smooth on the palate and way better down the throat. It comes with pretzel aftertaste that is as decadent as the popular pastry. It’s this aftertaste that makes it enjoyable all the way to the last drop.
9. Great Notion Brewing Ripe IPA
People say that the Ripe IPA from Great Notion Brewing can be more than a delicious experience. It is so decadent that avid fans are more than willing to make a pilgrimage to the brewer’s plant in Portland. All sorts of tropical fruits provide the titillating notes that flood both the nose and the palate. There are hints of ripe mangoes and pineapples that blend so well with Citra hops. Be careful with your first glass, though, as you will be yearning for more.
10. Sweetwater 420 Strain: G13
There are folks who love combining beer with weed. We’re not saying that the Sweetwater 420 Strain: G13 is a beer that boasts of the addition of marijuana during brewing. However, it does come with the scent of one. The good thing about this brew is that the fun extends beyond what the nose can perceive. There are grassy notes that come with the mouthfeel, giving you a beer drinking experience that is both zesty and soft. The Sweetwater 420 Strain: G13 seems like an IPA from New England, but the experience is more from the West Coast.
These beers are in this list for a reason. They all taste awesome, possessing characteristics that are very far from the usual.
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