One sentence reviews of my twenty favorite beers of 2020.
Black is Beautiful
A beautiful Imperial Stout for a beautiful cause.
Plan Bee PitZ
Tart, funky, and peachy.
Anchorage A Deal with the Devil
This barley wine lived up to the hype.
Soquel Fermentation Project Golden Sour #7 with Raspberry
A delightful raspberry sour from the wizards at Soquel.
Sierra Nevada Farm Trail Harvest
A taste of Nor Cal in the form of a tasty Baltic Porter.
Jester King Bière de Blanc du Bois
Another Jester King masterpiece.
Drekker CHONK Raspberry & Chocolate
I tried a bunch of Pastry Sours this year, and this was my fave.
Evil Twin Zach’s Authentic Key Lime Sour
“Authentic Key Lime Sour” is a bold claim, and this beer pulls it off.
Secret Trail Delta Breeze
This is the beer that got me through the COVID Summer.
Roadhouse X Maui Pono Life
A taste of the islands, via Wyoming.
Moonlight Reality Czeck
Does anyone outside of Northern California know that some of the world’s best lagers are brewed in a 21-barrel brewhouse in Santa Rosa?
Old Nation M-43
Loaded with flavor and a nice sweetness; this NEIPA is like a fruity dessert.
This dangerously smooth IIPA is loaded with tropical fruit flavor.
Black Project Tombstone
The dry-hopping adds some nice fruity notes to this delightful, funky sour.
Scratch Barrel-Aged Apple
The first apple beer I’ve ever really enjoyed from one of the most interesting breweries in the world.
Mikkeler Double Blush
A Raspberry, Coffee, Berliner Weisse shouldn’t make this much sense.
Run & Hide Fuque De French
I’d never heard of Run & Hide until they offered to send me this beer, and it blew me away.
Eel River Single Origin Mocha Stout
A taste of Humboldt County, brewed to perfection.
Slice Blurry Dreams
Stoked to finally try an IPA from Slice!
3 Fonteinen Kriek
Zero people were shocked that this was the best Kriek in our tasting.