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Beers I Have Known and Loved 2016

§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: 613 beers
Average Rating: 2.64
Average ABV: 6.75%

§Beers

❧Best

  1. Cascade Foudre Project #1 (4.3, 9.2%, Sour, USA)
  2. Sierra Nevada Trip in the Wood Barrel-Aged Stout (4.3, 10.0%, Imperial Stout, USA)
  3. Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett (4.2, 9.67%, Flanders Sour, USA)

❧Worst

  1. Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (0.2, 9.0%, Fruit Beer, USA)
  2. San Francisco Brewing Miner's Sourdough Sour (0.4, 6.1%, Sour, USA)
  3. Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Barrelful Of Hops (0.5, 9.5%, Double IPA, USA)

§Months

Average: 51.08 per month
Most: October (93)
Least: February (31)
Best: September (3.03)
Worst: May (2.39)
Booziest: February (7.81%)
Soberest: May (5.84%)

§Places

❧Cities Visited

36 different cities
Best: Oakland (2.96)
Worst: Hays (1.92)
Booziest: Larkspur (7.98%)
Soberest: Salt Lake City (4.11%)

❧Countries Visited

4 different countries
Best: USA (2.66)
Worst: Mongolia (2.19)
Booziest: USA (6.82%)
Soberest: Mongolia (5.41%)

❧Brewery Countries

25 different brewery countries
Best: Denmark (2.89)
Worst: Mongolia (2.18)
Booziest: Belgium (7.91%)
Soberst: Mongolia (4.81%)

§Styles

60 different styles
Most: Sour (72)
Least: Baltic Porter (5)
Best: Barley Wine (3.33)
Worst: Abbey Dubbel (2.06)
Booziest: Imperial Stout (11.35%)
Soberst: Berliner Weisse (4.12%)

§ABV

❧Strongest

  1. The Bruery Mocha Wednesday (3.5, 19.4%, Imperial Stout, USA)
  2. Dogfish Head Fort (3.7, 18.0%, Fruit Beer, USA)
  3. Lervig Big Ass Money (3.0, 17.5%, Imperial Stout, Norway)

❧Weakest

  1. Сэнгүр Radler (2.5, 1.9%, Fruit Beer, Mongolia)
  2. Novel Prose (2.8, 3.0%, Gose, USA)
  3. Barebottle SF Sourdough Wheat (0.7, 3.3%, Sour, USA)

§Breweries

255 different breweries
Most: Rare Barrel (47)
Least: Evil Twin (5)
Best: Great Divide (3.24)
Worst: Liquid Bread (1.81)
Booziest: Great Divide (8.6%)
Soberst: Squatters (4.14%)