Who doesn’t love beer? And why wouldn’t you? I mean really, beer should ALWAYS be cherished. And that is why we created a list of the best 15 beers around the world.
The beers were carefully selected by taking into consideration their world-class recognition and their variety of flavors. From robust cherry aromas to a dessert porter with strong but sweet maple-syrup zests.
15. Saison Bernice (Sante Adairius)
This beer’s hometown is a farmhouse ale from the brewers at Sante Adairius Rustic Ales in Capitola, California. It has a dry and refreshing taste; made with the best local ingredients. It’s Bernice clocks in at 6.5% ABV
14. Beer Geek Breakfast (Mikkeller)
Beer for breakfast? Why not? Copenhagen, Denmark’s best beer comes with a proposition never heard before. The Mikkeller is composed of 25% oat-based ingredients and a subtle touch of gourmet coffee. With a sweet taste and a 7.5% ABV, this is for sure a highly enjoyable brew.
13. Citra Single Hop Pale Ale (Hill Farmstead)
The guys from Hill Farmstead Brewing Company created a dry-hopped for bittering flavor with citrus hops from the Pacific Northwest. It also has a pinch of grapefruit and tangerine and overall a 5.5% ABV.
12. Westvleteren Extra 8 (Sint-Sixtus Abdij)
This Belgian strong beer is made in Westvleteren, by a group of Trappist Monks and the only place you can get it’s at the monastery. The Westvleteren Extra 8 has a dark-brown pour and a thick head. If you have a taste for dark fruits such as malts and chocolates this 8% of alcohol beer is definitely for you.
11. Serendipity (New Glarus)
The Serendipity brew is made by the New Glarus Brewing Co. in New Glarus, Wisconsin. It is a mixture of apples, cranberries, and cherries aged in oak that makes it possible to evolve in a unique fermentation process. The potent brew is a fruit ale that contains a 5.1% ABV.
10. Maple Bacon Coffee Porter (Funky Buddha)
Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park, Florida, has managed to create a diner-style breakfast in a glass with its Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, which has aromas of sticky maple syrup, coffee, and cream. At 6.4% ABV, it finishes sticky, creamy, and sweet, leaving behind a truly unique aftertaste.
9. Pliny the Elder (Russian River)
Santa Rosa, California’s Russian River Brewing Co. looked to the history of hops to create Pliny the Elder — the double IPA cousin to Russian River’s triple IPA, Pliny the Younger. Pliny the Elder is a vigorous and hoppy IPA with an ABV of 8%. It’s easily one of the most popular IPAs around.
8. Raspberry Tart (New Glarus)
This beer was created to be served frozen in a Champagne flute for it to have it’s epic raspberry essence. The Raspberry Tart truly has a unique flavor combined with a 4% ABV.7.
7. PseudoSue (Toppling Goliath)
This brew is created with a delicate body and heavy scents of grapefruit, mango, citrus, and evergreen. The PseudoSue has a 5.8% ABV, but the future batches will have an upgrade of 7% ABV since they are enlargening their barrel system.
6. Gose Gone Wild (Stillwater)
The folks at Stillwater Artisan Ales took Westbrook Brewing’s and created the Gose Gone Wild, which is a German sour wheat ale. The Brewers upgraded it with a massive dose of Citra and Amarillo hops to be later fermented with a variety of strains of Brettanomyces yeast that create a juicy, hoppy zest with a 4.3% ABV.
5. Zombie Dust (Three Floyds)
Brewers out of Munster, Indiana, from 3 Floyds Brewing Co. have taken citrus hops from the Yakima Valley in Washington State to create this medium-bodied, single-hop American pale ale. At 6.2% ABV, Three Floyds Zombie Dust is golden in hue and surprisingly but nicely hoppy for an APA.
4. Susan (Hill Farmstead)
The guys at Hill Farmstead did it again; they strike another beer that is starring the A-List. With a 6.2% ABV, Susan is an IPA that has a perfect pour with a short white head, also contains a nice blend of grassy and citrus notes.
3. Framboos (3 Fonteinen)
It is a dark, ruby red lambic-style beer with no carbonation. It is brewed in Belgium and contains a 5% ABV, with a strong raspberry flavor.
2. Ann (Hill Farmstead)
This is a beautiful complexion in which they age the beer with a pinch of honey, inside a French oak wine barrels and they let it mature in the presence of microflora. Ann is a 6.5% ABV with hints of honey and citrus that stays true to its Vermont roots.
1. Wisconsin Belgian Red (New Glarus)
Each bottle of this Belgian red ale is made in Wisconsin with over a pound of Door County cherries. The New Glarus Brewing Co. has perfected the technique in which they balance a medium-bodied beer that is highly carbonated and has a ruby red color with a 4% ABV.