10. Brewery Ommegang Three Philosophers
Brewery Ommegang is a relatively young brewery. However, it has quickly grown over the past decade and their brew “Three Philosophers” is one of their most popular. It’s a dark, sweet brew, with a hint of fruit. Definitely different than your run-of-the-mill big beers.
9. Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza
With a taste close to that of champagne, Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza is tasteful experience. Light, golden color, overall a great brew.
8. Three Floyds Brewing Zombie Dust
Brewed by Three Floyds Brewing, this citrus-infused golden brew is quickly becoming a classic. Naming on par with the zombie apocalypse and badass comic-book label art doesn’t hurt either.
7. Trappistes Rochefort 10
This Belgium quad is one of the best available. Dark, stout and well balanced, you must drink it to believe it.
6. Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
Thick and dark, Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout is a classic. If you aren’t a fan of dark brews, this one probably isn’t for you.
5. Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
This IPA is one of the best around. Dogfish Head is one of the leaders in the craft brewery movement, and if they keep producing brews like this, they will remain so.
4. Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)
Brewed with lots of chocolate and coffee, and aged in oak bourbon barrels for a year. A must try for any man looking to expand his beer experience.
3. Sierra Nevada Kellerweis
With their “open tank” fermentation method, Sierra Nevada has quickly climbed to the top of the favorites list of many a microbrewery fan. The Kellerweiss a fruity aroma with a touch of bread, this hazy wheat ale is a superb choice to expand your horizons.
2. Westvleteren XII
While many claim this is the best beer in the world, many equally claim that the scarcity produces hype, leading to high regards about this beer. However, it is a fantastic brew, very full-flavored with hint of spicy cinnamon and fruit. However, in order to get this beer, you must make an appointment with the Belgium Brewery, and only can only do so once every 60 days. The purchase is limited to one or two cases, per the brewery rules.
1. Alchemist Brewery Heady Topper
Yes, the beer that tops our list is served in a can. Although, get yourself a can of Heady Topper and we guarantee you will agree this brew belongs on this list. The can features and image of hops literally “blowing” out the top of the drinker head, and is a perfect depiction of the feeling when you drink it. With an aroma close to the scent of pine, the hops are nicely overwhelming in this brew. Peachy flavor to follow in an attempt to counter some of the bitterness of the hops. Overall, a great brew.