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Beers I Have Known and Loved 2017

§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: 656 beers
Average Rating: 2.52
Average ABV: 6.78%

§Beers

❧Best

  1. BrewDog Dog C (4.1, 15.1%, Imperial Stout, Scotland)
  2. Firestone Walker Bravo (4.1, 13.5%, American Strong Ale, USA)
  3. Voyageur Boundary Waters Brunette (4.1, 4.3%, Brown Ale, USA)

❧Worst

  1. Kagua Rouge (0.2, 9.0%, Belgian Strong Ale, Japan)
  2. Indian Wells Orange Blossom Amber (0.3, 5.5%, Fruit Beer, USA)
  3. Pedal Haus Kölsch (0.4, 4.5%, Kölsch, USA)

§Months

Average: 54.67 per month
Most: September (111)
Least: October (28)
Best: December (2.7)
Worst: January (2.13)
Booziest: October (7.49%)
Soberest: May (6.49%)

§Places

❧Cities Visited

36 different cities
Best: New York City (3.15)
Worst: Idaho Falls (1.96)
Booziest: Hoboken (8.84%)
Soberest: Baxter (5.19%)

❧Countries Visited

8 different countries
Best: Hong Kong (2.82)
Worst: Israel (2.11)
Booziest: Hong Kong (6.93%)
Soberest: Argentina (5.59%)

❧Brewery Countries

29 different brewery countries
Best: Scotland (3.0)
Worst: Israel (2.11)
Booziest: Scotland (8.74%)
Soberst: Hong Kong (5.37%)

§Styles

65 different styles
Most: IPA (113)
Least: American Strong Ale (5)
Best: American Strong Ale (3.26)
Worst: Fruit Beer (1.45)
Booziest: American Strong Ale (12.61%)
Soberst: Berliner Weisse (4.04%)

§ABV

❧Strongest

  1. Drake's The Void (2.7, 18.6%, Imperial Stout, USA)
  2. Dogfish Head World Wide Stout (2.9, 18.0%, Imperial Stout, USA)
  3. 8 Wired Bumaye (2.2, 16.0%, Imperial Stout, New Zealand)

❧Weakest

  1. Golden Road Tart Mango Cart (1.4, 3.2%, Fruit Beer, USA)
  2. Sierra Nevada Queen of the Woods (2.2, 3.2%, Sahti, USA)
  3. Evil Twin James Beer (3.4, 3.5%, Berliner Weisse, USA)

§Breweries

271 different breweries
Most: Rare Barrel (41)
Least: Henhouse (5)
Best: BrewDog (3.14)
Worst: INC 82 (1.64)
Booziest: BrewDog (9.18%)
Soberst: Jack Pine (5.19%)