11/19/2010: This blog has been the most exhausting yet gratifying thing I have ever been through. Drinking and acquiring all the good beer was the easy part, but actually updating the site proved to be a bit daunting at times. In the end it was all worth it, tried almost 80 styles of beer, drank some amazing beer from all over the world, made some great business connections, got a lot of great publicity from some high profile people/breweries, and made some friends along the way as a result of creating this website. I never could have imagined when I thought this idea up that I would get 56,000+ page views in just under a year. Thanks to everyone for reading and commenting, as that is what really motivated me to stick with it. After I gained about 15 lbs I almost decided to call it quits, but thank God for p90x as it helped me lose that weight plus 5 more (side note if you are looking to get back into shape, p90x IS the real deal). Keep in mind I am going to keep the site up and running, just going to update about half as much. So keep reading! I hope you all have enjoyed reading as much as I have maintaining it.
Below is a list of my top ten from the year. No surprise that five of them are Imperial Stouts, one Quad, one Belgian Strong Dark, one Double IPA, one Rye Ale, and an English Barleywine. Let me know your personal thoughts on any of the beers in my list. Agree Disagree?
Such a unique sweet toffee like flavor. Wish it was a bigger bottle though!
Click the link below for the rest of the top 10!
This is saying a lot considering I hate Rye beers as a whole. I am sure the high quality Bourbon barrels that they used help add to my liking of this beer.
Quite possibly the most hyped beer of all time, and for good reason. Thick, sweet and delicious.
My first ever double IPA, and it was love at first sip. Amazing tropical flavors. Could you imagine a black and tan with this and Dark Lord?
This was my favorite Belgian beer before I ran into Pannepot. I know the 10 is most peoples favorite Trappistes, but something about the 8 really does it for me.
Amazing how drinkable this was at 18% ABV. I would have guessed it closer to 10%
A barrel aged Belgian? Hell yes. Amazing flavors without coming off as overwhelming.
I am a big coffee and bourbon fan on their own, but Goose Island married these together perfectly.
Best mouthfeel ever, the use of chile’s was very unique and really mellowed out the sweetness.
A combination of 5 great flavors that married together almost perfectly. De struise really makes some great beer.
Alright so 365 down, and who knows how many more to go. Going to start updating with new beer again next week. Thanks again for reading and cheers!