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Beers I Have Known and Loved 2021

§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: 607 beers
Average Rating: 2.5
Average ABV: 6.69%

§Beers

❧Best

  1. J. Wakefield UJP (5.0, 7.0%, Porter, USA)
  2. Forager Gathering in the Woods 2021 (5.0, 5.1%, Sour, USA)
  3. Forager Dazed and Homesick - Meadow Foam (5.0, 5.5%, Saison, USA)

❧Worst

  1. Blackstack The Great Blackstack Bake Off: Blackberry French Toast (0.0, 6.4%, Berliner Weisse, USA)
  2. Glutenberg Blonde (0.0, 4.5%, Specialty Grain, Canada)
  3. O'so Your Favorite Sports Drink Sucks (0.0, 6.0%, Sour, USA)

§Months

Average: 50.58 per month
Most: October (102)
Least: February (27)
Best: April (2.84)
Worst: December (2.29)
Booziest: March (7.82%)
Soberest: October (5.94%)

§Places

❧Cities Visited

31 different cities
Best: Örebro (3.0)
Worst: Mariehamn (1.67)
Booziest: Merrifield (8.63%)
Soberest: Mariehamn (4.67%)

❧Countries Visited

3 different countries
Best: Sweden (2.84)
Worst: Åland Islands (2.07)
Booziest: USA (6.82%)
Soberest: Åland Islands (4.89%)

❧Brewery Countries

18 different brewery countries
Best: Belgium (3.0)
Worst: Finland (1.4)
Booziest: USA (6.85%)
Soberst: Finland (4.24%)

§Styles

64 different styles
Most: IPA (98)
Least: Belgian Strong Ale (5)
Best: Saison (3.48)
Worst: Golden Ale (1.77)
Booziest: Imperial Stout (12.11%)
Soberst: Pale Lager (4.74%)

§ABV

❧Strongest

  1. Dogfish Head Utopias' Barrel-Aged World Wide Stout (4.0, 17.3%, Imperial Stout, USA)
  2. Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten Fiddy (2.0, 16.0%, Imperial Stout, USA)
  3. Inbound Halucidation 2020 (2.0, 14.5%, Abbey Tripel, USA)

❧Weakest

  1. Paulaner Radler (1.0, 2.5%, Fruit Beer, Germany)
  2. Lapin Kulta I (1.0, 2.7%, Pale Lager, Finland)
  3. Bang Riff (4.0, 3.3%, Fruit Beer, USA)

§Breweries

206 different breweries
Most: Forager (28)
Least: Cascade (5)
Best: Forager (3.46)
Worst: Tin Whiskers (1.2)
Booziest: Cascade (10.28%)
Soberst: Stigbergets (4.76%)