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Beers I Have Known and Loved 2022

§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: 673 beers
Average Rating: 2.53
Average ABV: 6.62%

§Beers

❧Best

  1. Lupulin Little Black Rain Clouds (5.0, 11.1%, Scotch Ale, USA)
  2. Day Block Amber Road (5.0, 5.3%, Amber Ale, USA)
  3. Hair of the Dog Fred - Batch 23 (5.0, 10.0%, Barley Wine, USA)

❧Worst

  1. Evil Twin Lemon Meringue (0.0, 6.0%, Sour, USA)
  2. Prairie Coco Berry (0.0, 7.9%, Sour, USA)
  3. Arbeiter HAHA x 2 (0.0, 9.2%, Imperial Pils, USA)

§Months

Average: 56.08 per month
Most: April (100)
Least: January (37)
Best: July (2.71)
Worst: March (2.1)
Booziest: November (7.21%)
Soberest: July (5.95%)

§Places

❧Cities Visited

35 different cities
Best: Sandy (3.4)
Worst: Montevideo (1.67)
Booziest: Sandy (9.22%)
Soberest: Montréal (4.95%)

❧Countries Visited

2 different countries
Best: Canada (2.73)
Worst: USA (2.52)
Booziest: USA (6.7%)
Soberest: Canada (4.97%)

❧Brewery Countries

12 different brewery countries
Best: Belgium (2.73)
Worst: USA (2.52)
Booziest: Belgium (7.34%)
Soberst: Canada (4.94%)

§Styles

72 different styles
Most: IPA (88)
Least: Belgian Strong Ale (5)
Best: American Strong Ale (3.89)
Worst: Fruit Beer (1.75)
Booziest: Barley Wine (11.72%)
Soberst: Pale Lager (4.71%)

§ABV

❧Strongest

  1. Dogfish Head Bourbon-Barrel Aged World Wide Stout (2.0, 18.3%, Imperial Stout, USA)
  2. The Lab Wright (1.0, 17.3%, Imperial Stout, USA)
  3. Dogfish Head Wake Up World Wide Stout (3.0, 17.0%, Imperial Stout, USA)

❧Weakest

  1. Dual Citizen Cereal Crops (2.0, 2.0%, Saison, USA)
  2. Millennial German Sour - Raspberry (1.0, 3.5%, Berliner Weisse, USA)
  3. Millennial German Sour - Watermelon (0.0, 3.5%, Berliner Weisse, USA)

§Breweries

235 different breweries
Most: Blackstack (36)
Least: Black Tooth (5)
Best: Hair of the Dog (3.58)
Worst: Portage (1.5)
Booziest: Hair of the Dog (9.25%)
Soberst: Dispensarie (5.12%)