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Craft Beer Selection (Page 1)

With so many craft beer styles and breweries to choose from, it is easy to become overwhelmed with such a huge selection. To help make the decision a little easier, we have created a summary of the microbrews in each of our beer gift baskets. If you would like to design your own bucket full of beer and gourmet snacks, you can always Create Your Own Beer Gift Basket to build a true one-of-a-kind gift.

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA by Dogfish Head Brewery (Delaware)60 Minute IPA is continuously hopped -- more than 60 hop additions over a 60-minute boil. 60 Minute is brewed with a slew of great Northwest hops. A powerful but balanced East Coast IPA with a lot of citrusy hop character; it's the session beer for hardcore enthusiasts!
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 6%
Rate Beer Rating: 98/100
Beer Advocate Rating: 91/100

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA90 Minute Imperial IPA by Dogfish Head Brewery (Delaware)
An imperial IPA best savored from a snifter. 90 Minute IPA has a great malt backbone that stands up to the extreme hopping rate.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 9%
Rate Beer Rating: 100/100
Beer Advocate Rating: 100/100
Magic Hat #9#9 Not Quite Pale Ale by Magic Hat Brewing Company (Vermont)
This pale ale is hard to describe as it stands out from other pale ales. It is considered a fruit beer with apricot flavor and a mild, not too hoppy finish. This brew is definitely a favorite for those who don’t want to be over-powered by hops, but want a subtle hint of fruit flavor.

ABV: 5.5%

New Belgium AccumulationAccumulation by New Belgium Brewing (Colorado)
A White IPA with Amarillo and Mosaic hops blended with fruit and citrus flavors make this brew a favorite for your holiday beer basket.

ABV: 6.2%

Founders All Day IPAAll Day IPA by Founders Brewing Company (Michigan)

All Day IPA is a high-flavor profile Beer in the wave of sessionable beers that are coming out now. This “light” IPA sure does pack a punch in the aroma and flavor department. The aromas are catty, grassy, piney and citrus-rind hoppiness. The flavor has lingering back-tongue bitterness from that hoppy mix that rebuilds with every sip.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.7%
Rate Beer Rating: 96/100

Woodchuck CiderAmber Hard Cider by Woodchuck Cidery (Vermont)
Woodchuck knows ciders. This is the original hard cider that the brewery is known for. Brewed with red apples, this is a refreshing, easy to drink cider.

ABV: 5%
Barley Mow Americana AleAmericana by Barley Mow Brewing Company (Florida)
Brewed in Largo, FL. A Golden Ale with neutral grains make it refreshingly easy to drink.

ABV: 4.8%

Hogwild AviatorAviator IPA by Hogwild Brewing Company
 (North Carolina)
This excellent has BIG hop aromas including brisk pine and grapefruit scents, mingled with a sultry, tropical pineapple. The flavors are a hop-heads dream, as you taste big beautiful citrus that rolls in bitter on the front of your tongue, but then glides out with a mellow finish on the back.

              ABV: 6.7%

Bourbon Barrel Aged Arrogant Bastard by Stone Brewing CompanyBourbon Barrel Aged Arrogant Bastard by Stone Brewing Company (California)
This favorite just returned to our shelves. Stone’s popular Arrogant Bastard aged in Bourbon barrels is a dark beer lover’s dream. You can taste the bourbon and oak, while balancing out with floral and citrus hops. A must try for the experienced beer drinker!

ABV: 8.1%

3 Daughters Beach BlondeBeach Blonde Ale by 3 Daughters Brewing (Florida)

Brewed in St. Petersburg, FL this ale has a high drinkability and amazing taste. Beach Blonde Ale is one of 3 Daughters Brewing's signature beers. It has a unique flavor profile and just enough hops to balance out the sweetness of the malt. Refreshing and light with a bright golden hue, this beer finishes with a satisfying hint of citrus. 

              Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5%

Blue MoonBelgian White by Blue Moon Brewing Company (Colorado)
This Belgian Style Wheat Ale is brewed with 2 different types of orange peels offering a balance of sweet and tart flavors. Top with an orange slice for the ultimate citrus flavor.

ABV: 5.4%
Kona Big WaveBig Wave Golden Ale by Kona Brewing Company (Hawaii)

This sessionable 4.4% ABV American Blonde Ale pours a cloudy amber in the glass, leaving a thin white head. As you smell the aromas of this beer, you’ll see it stays true to its Hawaiian homeland as it has a slightly sweet pineapple scent mixed with a malty balance. This Brew is perfect on a hot summer day. The body and flavor of this beer are very close to a light lager, but because it’s an ale, it’s a little crisper on the finish making it a very refreshing beer.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.4%

Twisted Pine Billy's ChiliesBilly’s Chilies Chili Beer by Twisted Pine Brewing Company (Colorado)

Brewed with mild chilies, this wheat beer is much more tame then the infamous Ghost Face Killah also brewed by Twisted Pine. Serrano, Habanero, Jalapeno, Anaheim, and Fresno chili peppers offer a mild spice, but easy on the pallet, making it an excellent brew for pairing with select dishes.

ABV: 5.2%

3 Daughters Bimini TwistBimini Twist IPA by 3 Daughters Brewing Company (Florida)

Brewed in St. Petersburg, FL, This IPA has intense floral and citrus hops balanced with sweet caramel malts. A nice blend of hops and malts make this IPA a local favorite.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 7%

Crispin Blackberry Pear CiderBlackberry Pear Cider by Crispin Cider Company (California)
100% Pear Juice with flavors of blackberry and pear. A must try if you are looking for a cider to compliment your beer basket.

ABV: 5%
Wyerbacher Blithering IdiotBlithering Idiot by Wyerbacher Brewing Company (Pennsylvania)

This is a Barley Wine style of brew which means it’s great for cellaring. The ABV is usually high in these types of beers and this one doesn’t disappoint, coming in at a beautiful 11.1%. The beer pours a nice murky copper in the glass and swirls into a nice medium creamy tan head. This has a very nice bouquet of aromas such as raisons and figs, molasses and caramel and even a hint of citrus. The malty sweetness is prevalent all through this big brew.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 11.1%
Rate Beer Rating: 96/100

Shipyard Blue Fin StoutBlue Fin Stout by Shipyard Brewing Company (Maine)

This Irish Stout is very nice, as well as sessional. It comes in at a comfortable “I’ll have another” 4.7% ABV. The brew pours a solid black into the glass, as it builds a huge creamy tan head. You’ll get those nice Stout aromas of dark chocolate, molasses and coffee. This beer is full bodied and finishes dry, with all the roasted Malt flavors you look for in a Stout.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 7%

Sam Adams Boston LagerBoston Lager by Samuel Adams (Massachusettes)

This is the one that started it all for Boston Beer Company’s worldwide success! It pours a billowy, thick white head that gives off beautiful aromas of sweet, roasted malts, with a slight citrus tang from the hops. This full bodied medium hopped Vienna Lager has a great crisp flavor that is perfectly balanced to wake up your palate with each sip. The malt gives this brew a smooth “mouth feel”, while the hops give your taste buds something to remember with each sip. This is a great lager that pairs easily with many foods.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.9%          

Smuttynose Bouncy House IPABouncy House IPA by Smuttynose Brewing Company (New Hampshire)

Get your taste buds jumping with Bouncy House. Smuttynose’s newest year-round beer is an all-occasion, sessionable IPA brewed for maximum drinkability and merry-making. This pale golden ale’s subtle malt body puts crisp hop flavor front and center and allows its dry-hopped fragrance to shine. Each sip of Bouncy House will make your taste buds spring with delight!

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.3%
Draft Magazine- 89/100

Rogue - Brutal IPABrutal IPA by Rogue Nation (Oregon)
This IPA pours a hazy, rich amber color in the glass, as it builds a medium creamy-white head. The aromas from this brew fool you into thinking it’s a double IPA, but it’s only 6% ABV. The sweet maltiness combined with the comforting mellow citrus create a beautifully balanced bouquet for the nose to enjoy. Then you take it to the next level and sip. The flavors are full-bodied. Mellow citrus bitter in the front with a slight linger on the back palette leaving a slight hint of orange as you’re drawn to take another sip!

Beer Advocate Rating: 90/100

Cali-Belgique IPA by Stone Brewing Company

Cali-Belgique IPA by Stone Brewing Company (California)

A Belgian twist on Stone’s renowned IPA. Belgian Yeasts are added to the classic IPA’s hoppy characteristics offering a refreshing, yet flavorful drinking experience.

 ABV: 6.9%

Castaway by Kona Brewing Company Castaway by Kona Brewing Company (Hawaii)
Tropical Mango and Passion Fruit combined with citrus hops and caramel malts make this IPA a favorite while relaxing in the hammock with the wind blowing in your hair.

ABV: 6%

Sierra Nevada CelebrationCelebration IPA by Sierra Nevada (California)

This seasonal IPA features a combination of Fresh Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops. Citrus and pine aromas are added to offer the seasonal flavors expected with a Christmas brew. Any IPA lover will love this addition to their beer basket!

ABV: 6.8%

Lagunitas Censored AleCensored Ale by Lagunitas Brewing Company (California)

This highly rated full-bodied Brew is a beautiful mix between an Amber Ale and a rich Red Ale. It pours a murky copper color that blooms a nice creamy, off-white head. The aromas are of sweet malt, caramel and even a hint of mandarin orange. Each sip surrounds your taste buds with a mellow blend of flavors such as citrus and dark fruit and a slight hoppiness that is balanced nicely with the sweet malt flavors of caramel and toffee.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 6.7%
Rate Beer Rating: 87/100
Beer Advocate Rating: 84/100

Victory CheersCheers Winter Wheat Ale by Victory (Pennsylvania)
A celebratory wheat ale from Victory. This light-bodied wheat ale has fruit and spice notes including banana, clove and citrus to create a warm flavor with a crisp finish.

ABV: 6.7%
Sam Adams Cherry WheatCherry Wheat by Boston Beer Co (Massachusettes)
This cherry wheat pours a hazy amber in the glass as it builds a medium creamy-white head.The aromas are very nice, as you get a tart, slightly sour cherry scent from the Michigan cherries they use while brewing. The flavors match, but you also get a nice malt cereal note to calm it down and mellow out the tartness. This brew is a perfectly ripe 5.3% ABV. If George Washington knew you could Brew like this with Cherries, he might not have cut that tree down!

ABV: 5.3%
Chimay Grande ReserveChimay Blue Cap-Grande Reserve-Trappist Ale (Belgium)

A World Class brew!! Chimay Blue Cap-Grande Reserve is an authentic Belgian beer, whose tinge of fresh yeast is associated with a light rosy flowery touch. Its aroma accents the delightful sensations revealed by the odor, all revealing a light but agreeable caramelized note.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 9%
Beer Advocate Rating- 96/100 (World Class Ranking)
             Rate Beer Rating- 100 of 100

Anchor Christmas AleChristmas Ale by Anchor Brewing (California)
Each year, Anchor releases a special edition of this traditional Christmas brew with a new taste on this holiday favorite that has lasted 41 years and counting.

The contents of this brew are top secret, but If it’s from Anchor, it has to be good!

Angry Orchard Cinnful AppleCinfull Apple Hard Cider by Angry Orchard  (Massachusetts)
Cinnful Apple Hard Cider is bursting with fresh, crisp apple flavors and a  dose of cinnamon. The festive flavors blend together on the palate to create a cider that's as delicious as apple pie. Enjoy!

ABV: 5%

Crisp Apple Cider by Angry Orchard (Ohio)Crisp Apple Cider by Angry Orchard (Ohio)
A very refreshing cider with a crisp, yet sweet apple flavor. Very easy to drink…and drink…and drink…

ABV: 5%

Lagunitas Daytime AleDayTime Ale by Lagunitas (California)
This Summertime Ale pours a clear straw color in the glass and builds a tall billowy white head. The aromas are floral hop scents of pine and grapefruit. The mellowed flavors of malt and hops make up a balance that’s perfectly orchestrated to create a light, crisp and very refreshing experience, sip after sip.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.6%
Rate Beer Rating: 94/100
Beer Advocate Rating: 90/100

Rogue Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale by Rogue (Oregon)

This mixed style brew combines a German Maibock and a Helles Bock for a very nice beer. Dead Guy Ale pours a nice copper color in the glass and builds a thick off white head. The aromas are floral hops, citrus rind and a slight malt sweetness.  The body is full with a medium flavor blend of malt, toffee and slight notes of herbs and spices to round out each sip.

 Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 6.6%
 Rate Beer Rating: 92/100
              Beer Advocate Rating: 89/100

Delirium TremensDelirium Tremens Belgian Ale (Belgium)

Delirium Tremens is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale brewed in Belgium. It has a light hop flavor mixed with a surprisingly malty flavor. Its big body leaves a rich mouth feel for a long, sweet aftertaste. In 1997 Delirium Tremens was nominated as the "Best Beer in the World". It also received a gold medal during the World Beer Championships in 1998 which confirmed its worldwide recognition.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 8.5%
Beer Advocate Rating- 91/100
Rate Beer Rating- 92/100

Victory Dirt Wolf Double IPADirt Wolf by Victory Brewing Company (Pennsylvania)
This excellent Double IPA pours a clear honey into your glass, as it builds a medium creamy-white head. It’s also brewed with whole hop flowers, which give huge floral aromas that are sticky- sweet notes of grapefruit, and lemon citrus, with a slight cattiness. The mouthfeel of this brew is silky smooth, as you get a rich maltiness that dances perfectly with notes of lemon zest and red grapefruit.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 8.7%
Rate Beer Rating: 99/100
             Beer Advocate Rating: 95/100

Founders Dirty BastardDirty Bastard Ale by Founders Brewing Company (Michigan)
This highly rated delicious Scotch Ale from Founder’s Brewing is a flavor bomb!!  This jewel pours a dark, murky ruby red in the glass as it leaves a thin tan head. The huge malt aromas you get are molasses, toffee and caramel. The huge malt aromas you get are molasses, toffee and caramel.The flavors are amazing with every sip as you get a slight warmth from the alcohol, which adds depth to the blended notes of dark fruit, spices, herbs, toffee and overall roasted malt goodness of this full-bodied brew.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 8.5%
             Rate Beer Rating: 98/100
             Beer Advocate Rating: 90/100

Ballast Point Dorado IPADorado Double IPA by Ballast Point  (California)
An American Double / Imperial IPA that pours a clear orange-amber color with a  white head. Aromas of hops, citrus, pineapple, honey, caramel and pine. Aromas carry to the flavors, with bitter hops and some caramel sweetness balancing. Medium-bodied and smooth.

9.6% ABV
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout by Charles Wells BreweryDouble Chocolate Stout by Charles Wells Brewery (England)
A chocolate twist on Young’s award winning dark beer. Chocolate and malts are added to create an indulgent, but not overly sweet experience.

ABV: 5.2%
Green Flash Double StoutDouble Stout by Green Flash Brewing (California)

This stout pours a deep black into your glass, as it builds a creamy, dark-tan, medium head! The aromas are delicious creamy coffee and dark chocolate nibs! The flavors are similar, as you get the luscious, deep-roasted maltiness, creamy coffee and dark chocolate notes! Each sip of this 8.8% ABV, full-bodied Brew leaves a little “hoppiness” that lingers on the back palette.

ABV: 8.8%

Down to Earth IPA

Down to Earth IPA by 21st Amendment (California)
This is a great choice for fans of citrus and other tropical notes. This golden ale is a little sweet with lemon and mango flavors and is easy to drink. Perfect for a thirst quencher on a hot day and will leave you with a mildly bitter finish and a lingering fruit hops aftertaste.

DuvelDuvel Belgian Golden Ale (Belgium)
Duvel is a natural beer with a subtle bitterness, a refined flavor and a distinctive hop character. The unique brewing process, which takes about 90 days, guarantees a pure character, delicate effervescence and a pleasant sweet taste of alcohol.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 8.5%
Beer Advocate Rating- 95/100 (World Class Ranking)
Rate Beer Rating- 99/100

Shipyard Export Blonde Ale

Export Blonde by Shipyard (Maine)
A good blonde ale that has a nice malty nose, a bit of biscuit or lightly buttered bread - just barely a light buttered popcorn flavor in the back!  Notes of apricot, orange and with a dry and lightly sweet taste and a hop finish. A good session bitter.

Funky Buddha FloridianFloridian Hefeweizen by Funky Buddha Brewery (Florida)
Brewed in Boca Raton, FL, this German style wheat beer is very flavorful while light on the palate. Notes of Bananas, cloves and citrus are perfectly blended with light malts offering a refreshing, light flavor.

ABV: 5.2%
New Belgium Fat TireFat Tire Amber Ale by New Belgium Brewing Company (Colorado)

An American Amber Ale with light hops and malts. An iconic beer from New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, CO. 

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.2%
Beer Advocate Rating: 81/100

Goose Island Festivity AleFestivity Ale by Goose Island (Illinois)
Each year, Goose Island brews a holiday brown ale and changes the recipe. Caramel and dark fruit notes highlight this year’s delicious, festive beer. This brew is a must try for your holiday beer basket!

ABV: 7.7%
Smuttynose Finest Kind IPAFinestkind IPA by Smuttynose Brewing Company (New Hampshire)

Smuttynose IPA is a physical salute to the glory of the American hop grower. The citrusy hop flavor coming from a mixture of Simcoe and Santiams is pleasantly balanced by a smooth bitterness from the Amarillo hops. The beer itself is light bodied and crisp with a golden color that will throw a slight haze. At 73.5 IBU’s, this is definitely not a training-wheels IPA, but is meant for hop lovers looking to satisfy their craving in a way that’s not easy to find. If bitter is better, this is your beer.

Florida Avenue IPA by Cold Storage Craft BreweryFlorida Avenue IPA by Cold Storage Craft Brewery (Florida)
Brewed in Tampa, Florida, this IPA includes notes of pine, floral and hints of citrus. The hops are very mild for an IPA making this brew easy to drink.

ABV: 5.6%

Freddie's Blonde Ale by Golf Brewing CompanyFreddie’s Blonde Ale by Golf Brewing Company (Florida)
This blonde ale is a refreshing finish to a long day on the course. A blend of European malts and Crystal malts offer a full flavor, but is surprisingly light and easy to drink.

ABV: 4.5%

Twisted Pine Ghost Face KillahGhost Face Killah Chili Beer by Twisted Pine Brewing Company (Colorado)
A wheat beer brewed with 6 different flavors of chilies including the ever-so-spicy ghost chilies! This is the ultimate combination of beer and spice for the heat seeker. The brewers description sums this brew up by stating “Utter agony for most, but absolute euphoria for a fiery few” – Twisted Pine Brewing Co.

ABV: 5.2%
Green Apple Cider by Angry OrchardGreen Apple Cider by Angry Orchard (Ohio)
A cider with crisp apple flavor and notes of honeydew melon and kiwi. The slight tartness of this cider is balanced with the sweetness of the fruit to offer a very refreshing flavor.

ABV: 5%

Left Hand Good Juju

Good Juju by Left Hand Brewing
This refreshing Ale pours a clear amber color into your glass, as it builds a medium creamy-white head. The aromas from this are interesting and exotic as you get mild ginger and slight citrus notes. The crisp flavor is different and very refreshing. The first sip surprises your palette and wakes it up, leaving a light ginger note in the back. This brew wisps in at 4.5% ABV.

Goose Island IPAGoose IPA by Goose Island (Illinois)
An English India Pale Ale with 5.9% ABV. Winner of the GABF Gold Medal 2012. Hazy golden-amber color. Shows a great balance of malt and hops. Herbal, grassy, citrusy hop notes meet toasted malt on the nose. Sweet malty flavors appear along with citrus hops up front. Assertive bitterness.
Stone Go To IPAGo To IPA by Stone Brewing Company (California)

This session IPA pours a hazy honey color into your glass, as it builds a tall, thick, creamy-white head. The aromas are “happy-hoppy” ones like grapefruit rind, citrus, piney-cattiness and a slight grassiness. The flavors of this Brew are great for a “Hop-Head Lite”! You get big, crisp; bitter-citrus notes that linger a little on the mid palette, but then fade, as if calling for the next sip of this 4.5% ABV, light bodied IPA. Stone knows IPAs and this one can't be beat. The lower ABV allows for drinking your favorite IPA all day long, making it your 'Go To' beer.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.5%

Rate Beer Rating: 89/100
Beer Advocate Rating: 97/100

GuinnessGuinness Draught (Ireland)

Ahhh! Guinness, My Guinness! At 4.2% ABV, this is one of the original Irish Stouts that can be called the guideline to sessionable dry Stouts! This beer pours jet black into the glass, as it builds a thin to medium thick creamy tan head. On the nose, you will get subtle notes of coffee and hints of bitter dark chocolate. These aromas come from the roasted malts and barley used in this smooth brew. If you like excellent dry Stouts, get the original!

Crown Valley Gunslinger

Gunslinger Double IPA by Crown Valley (Missouri)
This Double IPA pours a hazy amber color into your glass, as it builds a tall billowy white head. The aromas from this are hoppy citrus rind, a slight hint of tropical pineapple and a bubblegum note. The aromas are balanced nicely with the caramel sweetness of malt. As you take a sip, the first thing you notice, as you swirl it around your tongue, is how full the body is on this brew. Next you taste a mellow hoppiness that’s balanced beautifully with the malt’s sweetness. Your taste buds cheer as the flavors dance, dip and twirl around your happy palette, starting a party for all the other sips on the guest list!

Hard Cider by Cigar City Cider and MeadHard Cider by Cigar City Cider and Mead (Florida)
Made with Florida grown apples, this refreshing cider has a crisp apple flavor with the perfect blend of spices. Very easy to drink.

ABV: 5.4%

Harpoon CiderHarpoon Cider by Harpoon Brewery (Massachusettes)
This cider is made from one ingredient: pressed apples. There are absolutely no preservatives or artificial flavorings. This also makes the cider naturally gluten free and still tastes great. Healthy Beer….cheers to that!

ABV: 4.8%

Shiner Holiday CheerHoliday Cheer by Shiner (Texas)This holiday brew includes hints of Texas peaches and pecans. The addition of caramelized malts offer a deep, rich Christmas flavor.

ABV: 5.4%

Victory Hop Devil IPAHop Devil IPA by Victory Brewing Company (Pennsylvania)
This IPA pours a clear light caramel in the glass, building a medium thick, off-white billowy head. The aromas from this are malty and spicy with a slight hop driven pininess as well. This brew is full-bodied with a medium bitterness that lingers slightly on the back of the pallet, as any respectable IPA would. This beer comes in at a sinful 6.7% ABV so have a little Heavenly devil! Hop Devil that is!!

Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 6.7%
Rate Beer Rating: 98/100
Beer Advocate Rating: 91/100

Hop Gun by Funky BuddahHop Gun by Funky Buddha Brewery (Florida)
A must have for hop lovers looking for a Florida favorite. The American hops in the IPA are bursting with flavors of grapefruit and pineapple. The smooth caramel malts create a perfectly balanced brew.

ABV: 7%

Sierra Nevada Hop HunterHop Hunter by Sierra Nevada (California)

This brew is exactly what it claims, using hop oil for an extra hoppy beer to create a very different IPA. Pour it big and get your nose right in there!  Small head that doesn't last, allowing you to sip and smell bright resin and light florals, all the hops you can handle and a thick but pleasant bitter aftertaste.

Anderson Valley Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin’ IPA by Anderson Valley Brewing Company (California)

This well balanced IPA from Anderson Valley is excellent! It pours a beautiful cloudy copper into the glass as it builds a medium billowy- thick, creamy white head. The aromas are malty molasses notes that are balanced with piney citrus scents. This “dance in the nose” leads to a “party in the mouth”, as the flavors of malty sweetness swirl with the medium citrusy bitterness of the hops, creating a very well- balanced, full-bodied brew. The 7% ABV brings the silky warmth in every sip!

Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 7%
Rate Beer Rating: 97/100
Beer Advocate Rating: 90/100

Cigar City Hotter Than HellesHotter Than Helles by Cigar City Brewing Company (Florida)
A Munich Lager similar to the original style brewed in Germany. A very light floral expression balanced with sweet malts. Complex in flavor, yet very drinkable.

ABV: 5%

Coronado Idiot IPAIdiot IPA by Coronado (California)

A strong IPA with lemon drop and pine needle notes, comes off hoppy and good for those who lover sweet ales. A little boozy and dry at the beginning but leaves that tangy citrus sweetness behind and packs a decent kick after going down smooth.

Dogfish Head Indian Brown AleIndian Brown Ale by Dogfish Head Brewery (Delaware)
This Brown Ale gets 5 stars! This very tasty Brew is actually a hybrid cross between a Scotch Ale, an IPA and an American Brown. It pours a deep ruby-red, almost brown into the glass, as it develops a beautiful full, thick and creamy tan head. Your nose will love the aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, rich toffee and a slight Hoppiness! The 7.2%ABV of this Beer is almost masked by the silky mouth-feel and delicious flavor in each sip! Your taste buds will swim in the flavors of dark fruit, toffee, hints of spices and herbs. All blending together to create the full bodied roasted Malt flavor that is this excellent Brew.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 7.2%
Rate Beer Rating: 98/100
Beer Advocate Rating: 92/100

Weyerbacher Insanity

Insanity by Weyerbacher (Pennsylvania)
This is an English Barleywine style ale that is less bitter than expected. It has a very nice boozy malt flavor with vanilla, fruitcake, and oak combined with aromas of smoke and more vanilla. Leaves you feeling warm and cozy if you like a good dark beer with a lightly sweet aftertaste.

Cigar City Invasion Pale AleInvasion Pale Ale by Cigar City Brewing (Florida)
A balanced, citrusy, tropical, light-bodied Florida- American Pale Ale that is nicely balanced with malt and hop aromas and flavors. Citrusy, tropical hop notes meld beautifully with caramel grains. Light on the palate for flavorful, easy drinking enjoyment.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5%
Rate Beer Rating: 97/100
Beer Advocate Rating: 88/100

Lagunitas IPAIPA by Lagunitas Brewing Company (California)

This is another excellent Brew from Lagunitas! This IPA pours a clear amber-gold in the glass creating a nice medium creamy-white head. The aromas are the standard IPA bouquet of citrus fruits, such as grapefruit and pineapple that are balanced with a nice malty sweetness. The flavor is definitely an IPA, as it is full-bodied, with that hoppy, citrus character that an IPA lover wants in their brew. It’s not over-powering, but just right. 

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 6.2%
Rate Beer Rating: 94/100
Beer Advocate Rating: 87/100

Stone IPAIPA by Stone Brewing Company (California)

IPA by Stone is rated in the top of its class. This American IPA is known for its huge hop aroma and taste. The malts are noticeable yet the dry hops leave the palate with a crisp, hoppy flavor.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 6.9%
Rate Beer Rating: 100/100
Beer Advocate Rating: 94/100

Coronado IslanderIslander IPA by Coronado Brewing Company (California)
This IPA pours a murky amber in the glass, as it builds a medium, creamy white head. As you swirl the Beer in the glass and take in the aromas, you’ll get a sweet malty caramel aroma that’s brightened with a slight scent of citrus-rind.