I have learned that the August issue of Reader’s Digest borrows from our results to construct a list of “The Twelve Best American Beers”—the dozen beers listed all being 9-point scorers in The Beer Trials. That’s well and good, but I feel a need to disclaim a bit to any readers who may have found their way here to share a concern that we missed a beer or six.
The best-scoring beers in the book are, of course, merely the best-scoring of the beers we tasted. And make no mistake, there are a lot of beers we didn’t taste. According to the Brewer’s Association, as of April 2010, there were 1,599 breweries in the US alone. We only tasted 250 beers!
|8||Brooklyn Lager||Amber Lager|
|9||Hop Rod Rye||India Pale Ale|
|8||Bear Republic XP Pale Ale||Pale Ale|
|8||Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA||India Pale Ale|
|5||Session Premium Lager||Pale Lager|
|8||Alaskan Amber||Pale Ale|
|9||Alaskan Smoked Porter||Smoke Beer|
|8||AleSmith Anvil ESB||Pale Ale|
|8||AleSmith IPA||India Pale Ale|
|6||AleSmith X||Pale Ale|