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Beers I Have Known and Loved 2015

§Introduction

So you're actually reading this. You aren't sick of me talking about beer all day everyday forever. ... Cool. Some people do music, some people do events, I'm gonna talk about all the beer I tried this year.

❧Things You Should Know

I've ignored counts of less than 5 in the superlatives. That is, best/worst of X only includes Xes that I have more than 5 entries for in the year. If there's a percentage in the parentheses, it's an ABV. If there's no percentage, it's a rating. I use a 5 point rating scale:

  • Bad (0-1)
  • Meh (1-2)
  • Ok (2-3)
  • Good (3-4)
  • Great (4-5)

§TL;DR

Total: 700 beers
Average Rating: 2.59
Average ABV: 6.9%

§Beers

❧Best

  1. Hilliard's Suffering Bastard (4.5, 7.6%, Saison, USA)
  2. Thirsty Pagan Scotch Ale (4.2, 8.2%, Scotch Ale, USA)
  3. Anthem Bourbon Barrel Golden One (4.0, 8.9%, Belgian Strong Ale, USA)

❧Worst

  1. Coors Light (0.6, 4.2%, Pale Lager, USA)
  2. Alaskan Freeride (0.6, 5.3%, American Pale Ale, USA)
  3. Fitger's Ole Redbeard (0.6, 10.9%, Barley Wine, USA)

§Months

Average: 58.33 per month
Most: March (83)
Least: February (38)
Best: February (2.82)
Worst: October (2.27)
Booziest: February (7.94%)
Soberest: August (6.19%)

§Places

❧Cities Visited

29 different cities
Best: San Leandro (3.13)
Worst: Split (2.13)
Booziest: San Leandro (8.59%)
Soberest: Bratislava (5.13%)

❧Countries Visited

6 different countries
Best: Netherlands (2.69)
Worst: Austria (2.22)
Booziest: Netherlands (7.94%)
Soberest: Slovakia (5.13%)

❧Brewery Countries

25 different brewery countries
Best: Germany (3.01)
Worst: England (1.97)
Booziest: England (9.21%)
Soberst: Austria (5.35%)

§Styles

68 different styles
Most: IPA (82)
Least: Abbey Dubbel (5)
Best: Imperial Stout (3.12)
Worst: Pale Lager (1.96)
Booziest: Barley Wine (11.4%)
Soberst: Berliner Weisse (4.23%)

§ABV

❧Strongest

  1. Sam Adams Utopias (3.8, 27.0%, Barley Wine, USA)
  2. Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail Heavy (3.8, 17.2%, Double IPA, Denmark)
  3. Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee (3.3, 13.4%, American Strong Ale, USA)

❧Weakest

  1. Stiegl Radler Grapefruit (2.7, 2.0%, Fruit Beer, Austria)
  2. Schöfferhofer Grapefruit (3.7, 2.5%, Fruit Beer, Germany)
  3. Peddler Berliner Weisse (2.0, 3.1%, Berliner Weisse, USA)

§Breweries

267 different breweries
Most: Magnolia (25)
Least: Almanac (5)
Best: 3 Stars (3.3)
Worst: Mendocino (1.9)
Booziest: Sam Adams (10.8%)
Soberst: Peddler (5.22%)