The February edition of Playboy magazine includes an article called Brew Romance, in which a distinguished panel of fourteen chose their favorite bottled beers in several categories. The article then recounts the results. Here are their top ten choices:
- Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
- Victory Prima Pils
- Ommegang Abbey Ale
- Anderson Valley Boont Amber
- Sierra Nevada Porter
- Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
- Tröegs Tröegenator Double Bock
- Samuel Adams Utopias
- Alaskan Smoked Porter
- Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale
And there were also a few honorable mentions:
- Samuel Adams Double Bock
- Rogue Shakespeare Stout
- Anchor Porter
- Anchor Steam
- Victory HopDevil
- Blue Point Toasted Lager
It’s a pretty good list, too. I can’t really quibble with any of the choices, they’re all great beers. Sure, I might have put some above others and there’s a few missing from the list I might have compiled — Russian River’s Pliny the Elder comes to mind. And it’s certainly great to see good beer in such a mainstream magazine as Playboy.
Jim- Beer Jockey- Quinn says
Bi- Coastalism is a disease!
These experts list NO beers from any state that does not touch an Ocean- this is wrong!
Get thee to 3 Floyds, Bells, Lakefront, Boulevard and New Belgium!
There is Love in the Heartland- open your eyes and tap that keg.
The Beer Jockey