Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The 10 best beers in the country

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6. Lagunitas Brewing Co.'s Lagunitas Sucks
Brewed in: Petaluma, Calif.
Style: Imperial IPA
ABV: 7.85 percent rating: 97
Brewery distributes in Colorado: Yes
Description: "This beer is a ‘cereal medley’ of barley, rye, wheat, and oats…. Full of complex-ish-ness from the four grains. Then joyously dry-hopped for that big aroma and resinous hop flavor."
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7. Dogfish Head Brewery's 90 Minute IPA
Brewed in: Milton, Del.
Style: Imperial IPA
ABV: 9 percent rating: 95
Brewery distributes in Colorado: Yes
Description: "Esquire magazine calls our 90 Minute IPA 'perhaps the best IPA in America.' An imperial IPA best savored from a snifter, 90 Minute has a great malt backbone that stands up to the extreme hopping rate."
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8. Stone Brewing Co.'s Enjoy By IPA
Brewed in: Escondido, Calif.
Style: Imperial IPA
ABV: 9.4 percent rating: 98
Brewery distributes in Colorado: Yes
Description: "You have in your hands a devastatingly fresh double IPA. While freshness is a key component of many beers - especially big, citrusy, floral IPAs - we've taken it further, a lot further, in this IPA. You see, we specifically brewed it NOT to last."
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9. Founders Brewing Co.'s Breakfast Stout
Brewed in: Grand Rapids, Mich.
Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 8.3 percent rating: 100
Brewery distributes in Colorado: No
Description: "Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, and Sumatra and Kona coffee, this stout has an intense fresh-roasted java nose topped with a frothy, cinnamon-colored head that goes forever."
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10. Goose Island Beer Company's Bourbon County Stout
Brewed in: Chicago, Ill.
Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 14.2 percent rating: 100
Brewery distributes in Colorado: Yes
Description: "A liquid as dark and dense as a black hole with thick foam the color of a bourbon barrel. The nose is an intense mix of charred oak, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and smoke."

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