Thursday, July 16, 2009

What's your Top 5?

The blogger over at The Drunken Polack had an interesting idea: Name your top five favorite craft beers of all time. Do it quickly, don't overthink it and don't revise your answer.

Here's what I came up with, in no particular order:

Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale
Avery IPA
Deschutes The Dissident
Stone Levitation
Russian River Damnation

I noticed I neglected all of the great dark beers out there. That probably has something to do with it being a hot July day. I also struggle with the complete lack of Durango beers. I don't intend that as a slight to our local brewers, who make many fine beers. That's just what I thought up in about 30 seconds.

What is your top 5? Please leave a comment.


  1. True blonde
    Tecate (?)
    Lately Modus

    This is hard.

    I loved that really dark Victory brew

    My preferences change too often...

  2. Ok just off the top of my head and in no particular order:

    Deschutes The Abyss
    Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
    Russian River Consecration
    Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
    Alaskan Smoked Porter (2008)

  3. Rogue Hazelnut Brown
    Mogul Madness
    Kiwanda Cream Ale
    Wocanda Cream Ale
    Shakespeare Stout