The biggest challenge in compiling this list of 15 beers to try before you die: narrowing the selection to a mere 15 beers. The list is by no means complete and it is entirely subjective, but these are the beers that left a lasting impression. In writing this list, I adhered to three simple guidelines. First and foremost, each beer on the list is available at least once a year. You might have to travel to a particular region to get it, but you should be able to find it. This criterion eliminates all anniversary and most collaboration beers. Second, the list reflects a variety of beer styles from various regions, a necessity on any “beers to try before you die” list. Finally, I tried each of these beers prior to writing this article.
In no particular order, here are 15 beers to try before you die. (more…)
Some people are in a book club. Johnny Brooke is in a home brew club. Yep, it’s like that.
Johnny Brooke is an avid home brewer, craft beer enthusiast, and the man behind the blog Beer Review Dude. Since 2009, he’s been churning out some of the funniest, most relatable craft beer reviews on the Web, capturing it all on video for the viewing pleasure of beer drinkers worldwide. Recently, he launched Craft Beer Network, a sort of “Facebook for craft beer lovers.” Craft beer drinkers unite!
The first beer that comes to mind is Russian River’s Supplication. This beer was my first introduction to sour beers, and it sparked my current obsession with sour beers.
Also, the St. Bernardus Abt 12 was another incredible beer, and it was also a fun review. The St. Bernardus was the first beer I drank when I turned 21, and it was the best beer on Planet Earth when I reviewed it. It is still one of my favorites.