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Beers I Have Known and Loved 2019

§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 0-5 rating scale that more or less corresponds to how I would describe the beer to someone asking my opinion.

  • Undrinkable (0)
  • Not That Good (1)
  • Fine (2)
  • Good (3)
  • Really Good (4)
  • Great (5)

§TL;DR

Total: 734 beers
Average Rating: 2.53
Average ABV: 6.65%

§Beers

❧Best

  1. Lervig Barrel-Aged 3 Bean Stout (5.0, 12.0%, Imperial Stout, Norway)
  2. Funkwerks White (5.0, 4.8%, Belgian White, USA)
  3. Sisyphus I Do...bbel (5.0, 5.4%, Abbey Dubbel, USA)

❧Worst

  1. Genesee Hefeweizen (0.0, 5.5%, Hefeweizen, USA)
  2. Corona Light (0.0, 3.7%, Pale Lager, Mexico)
  3. Dangerous Man Double Cream Ale (0.0, 8.6%, Cream Ale, USA)

§Months

Average: 61.17 per month
Most: February (93)
Least: June (47)
Best: March (2.82)
Worst: August (2.12)
Booziest: December (7.49%)
Soberest: August (5.75%)

§Places

❧Cities Visited

43 different cities
Best: Oakland (3.2)
Worst: Lerwick (1.7)
Booziest: Berkeley (7.54%)
Soberest: Lerwick (4.85%)

❧Countries Visited

5 different countries
Best: Spain (2.61)
Worst: Azerbaijan (1.6)
Booziest: Spain (7.22%)
Soberest: Azerbaijan (4.36%)

❧Brewery Countries

23 different brewery countries
Best: England (2.67)
Worst: Georgia (2.11)
Booziest: Spain (6.8%)
Soberst: Georgia (4.97%)

§Styles

71 different styles
Most: IPA (129)
Least: Bitter (5)
Best: Scotch Ale (3.33)
Worst: Cream Ale (1.57)
Booziest: American Strong Ale (11.37%)
Soberst: Bitter (4.42%)

§ABV

❧Strongest

  1. Modist Boozehound (4.0, 20.0%, American Strong Ale, USA)
  2. Inbound Halucidation 2017 (2.0, 15.0%, Saison, USA)
  3. Goose Island Bourbon County Stout (3.0, 14.7%, Imperial Stout, USA)

❧Weakest

  1. Marz Bubble Creek Yuzu (3.0, 2.8%, Berliner Weisse, USA)
  2. Sisyphus Neverlasting Gobstopper (1.0, 3.0%, Sour, USA)
  3. Roundhouse Uncle Piwo (4.0, 3.5%, Grodziskie, USA)

§Breweries

253 different breweries
Most: Dangerous Man (29)
Least: Bauhaus (5)
Best: Rare Barrel (3.45)
Worst: Genesee (1.2)
Booziest: Lupulin (8.54%)
Soberst: Valhalla (4.54%)