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Beers I Have Known and Loved 2018

§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: 811 beers
Average Rating: 2.68
Average ABV: 6.87%

§Beers

❧Best

  1. Flossmore Station No. 4 (4.2, 10.1%, Barley Wine, USA)
  2. Mikkeller Hr. Friederiksens Væsel Brunch (4.1, 10.7%, Imperial Stout, Denmark)
  3. Cascade Sang Rouge (4.1, 8.06%, Flanders Sour, USA)

❧Worst

  1. Alpha Acid Nimbus Nectar (0.3, 7.0%, IPA, USA)
  2. Budweiser Reserve Copper Lager (0.5, 6.2%, Vienna, USA)
  3. Social Kitchen SKB Pilsener (0.6, 5.0%, Pilsener, USA)

§Months

Average: 67.58 per month
Most: August (113)
Least: May (27)
Best: January (3.01)
Worst: July (2.55)
Booziest: February (8.15%)
Soberest: June (6.13%)

§Places

❧Cities Visited

42 different cities
Best: Shuzenji (3.2)
Worst: Orlando (1.93)
Booziest: Amsterdam (8.42%)
Soberest: Leavenworth (5.35%)

❧Countries Visited

7 different countries
Best: Philippines (3.0)
Worst: Austria (2.49)
Booziest: Netherlands (7.66%)
Soberest: Austria (5.47%)

❧Brewery Countries

23 different brewery countries
Best: Philippines (3.0)
Worst: Sweden (2.42)
Booziest: Denmark (8.74%)
Soberst: Italy (5.36%)

§Styles

74 different styles
Most: IPA (129)
Least: Abbey Dubbel (5)
Best: Flanders Sour (3.32)
Worst: Pale Lager (2.06)
Booziest: Imperial Stout (11.61%)
Soberst: Pale Lager (4.62%)

§ABV

❧Strongest

  1. De Molen Bommen & Granaten - Woodford Reserve BA IJsbock (3.0, 21.1%, Eisbock, Netherlands)
  2. Dogfish Head Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout (3.1, 18.0%, Imperial Stout, USA)
  3. The Bruery Sangria Tuesday (2.0, 17.4%, Imperial Stout, USA)

❧Weakest

  1. De Natte Gijt 7e Gijtje (2.0, 2.5%, IPA, Netherlands)
  2. Hoegaarden Rosée (1.2, 3.0%, Fruit Beer, Belgium)
  3. Cuyuna Jabob's Realty Radlermass (2.9, 3.1%, Fruit Beer, USA)

§Breweries

331 different breweries
Most: Fieldwork (37)
Least: Altamont (5)
Best: Baird (3.29)
Worst: Sea Dog (1.67)
Booziest: De Molen (10.0%)
Soberst: Sea Dog (5.14%)