Monday, April 26, 2010

THE HEDONIST BEER JIVE 95

Let’s take a moment to give thanks and praise to the beers that rejoice and sing hosannas with the angels, shall we? Expanded from the Hedonist Beer Jive 75, let me present to you the HEDONIST BEER JIVE 95 – the ninety-five finest ales (and lagers!) to have ever passed my lips. There are multiple newcomers to the list – with THE BRUERY’s “Mischief” being the single greatest new beer to hit the hallowed rankings – and jeez, if we can only drink five more world-beating beers, we’ll make it all the way up to a big 100.

As we always like to say, start your shopping here and fill your basket with these gems. HBJ says you’ll be glad ya did.

1. BRASSERIE DE ROCHEFORT – Trappistes Rochefort 8 (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)
2. BRASSERIE DE L'ABBAYE DES ROCS - Triple Imperiale (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)
3. SOUTHERN TIER – Gemini (Double IPA)
4. DESCHUTES - The Abyss (Russian Imperial Stout)
5. UNIBROUE La Fin Du Monde (Belgian Strong Pale Ale)
6. THE BRUERY - Mischief (Belgian Strong Pale Ale)
7. MOYLAN’S Hopsickle (Double IPA)
8. BRASSERIE DE ROCHEFORT Trappistes Rochefort 6 (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)
9. BROOKLYN BREWING - Black Ops (Barrel-Aged Stout)
10. THREE FLOYDS - Alpha King (American Pale Ale)
11. LOST ABBEY Gift Of The Magi (Biere De Garde)
12. SIX POINT CRAFT ALES - Bengali Tiger (IPA)
13. LOST ABBEY 10 Commandments (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)
14. ST. BERNARDUS – Grotten Brown (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)
15. BROWERIJ VAN STEENBERGE – Monk’s CafĂ© Sour Flemish Ale (Flanders Oud Bruin)
16. LUCKY LABRADOR - Super Duper Dog (Double IPA)
17. RUSSIAN RIVER – Damnation (Belgian-Style Strong Golden Ale)
18. AVERY BREWING – The Reverend (Quadrupel)
19. MOONLIGHT – Reality Czeck (Czech Pilsner)
20. VICTORY BREWING – Wild Devil (Belgian IPA)
21. STONE BREWING – IPA (IPA)
22. HACKER-PSCHORR – Dunkel Weiss (Dunkel Weizen)
23. DE STRUISE - Pannepot Old Fisherman's Ale (Quadrupel)
24. LOST ABBEY - Devotion Ale (Belgian-Style Blonde Ale)
25. CAPTAIN LAWRENCE - Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA (Double IPA)
26. ALPINE BREWING - Nelson (IPA)
27. SURLY - Furious (Imperial Red Ale)
28. MIKKELLER/BREWDOG - Devine Rebel (English Barleywine)
29. DARK HORSE - Tres Blueberry Stout (American Stout)
30. CAPTAIN LAWRENCE - St. Vincent's Dubbel (Dubbel)
31. BROOKLYN BREWING – Extra Brune (Flanders Oud Bruin)
32. GOUDEN CAROLUS – Ambrio (Belgian Strong Pale Ale)
33. THE BRUERY – Saison Rue (Saison)
34. DENNISON’S – Weizen (Hefeweizen)
35. BELL’S – Expedition Stout (Imperial Stout)
36. BROUWERIJ WESTVLETEREN – Trappist Westvleteren 12 (Quadrupel)
37. RUSSIAN RIVER – Blind Pig (IPA)
38. SMUTTYNOSE - Gravitation (Quadrupel)
39. 5 SEASONS BREWING – Venus (Witbier)
40. MARIN BREWING - Tripel Dipsea (Tripel)
41. MOYLAN’S – IPA (IPA)
42. RUSSIAN RIVER – Rejection (Belgian Black Ale)
43. UNIBROUE – Maudite (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)
44. DE PROEF – Zoetzuur Flemish Ale (Flanders Red Ale)
44. DRAKE’S – Denogginizer (Double IPA)
45. BEAR REPUBLIC - Racer 5 (IPA)
46. LOST ABBEY – Avant Garde (Biere De Garde)
47. SOUTHERN TIER - Heavy Weizen (Imperial Hefeweizen)
48. ST. BERNARDUS - Prior 8 (Dubbel)
49. TELEGRAPH BREWING – California Ale (Saison)
50. RUSSIAN RIVER - O.V.L. Stout (American Stout)
51. LOST ABBEY – Angel’s Share 2007 (Barleywine)
52. BROOKLYN BREWING – Local 1 (Belgian-Style Golden Ale)
53. BROWERIJ DE DOLLE – Oerbier (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)
54. BOULDER BEER – Hazed & Infused (IPA)
55. DOGFISH HEAD – 90-Minute IPA (IPA)
56. BRASSERIE DUPONT - Saison Dupont (Saison)
57. GREEN FLASH – Saison (Saison)
58. LOST ABBEY – Carnivale (Saison)
59. RUSSIAN RIVER – Redemption (Belgian-Style Pale Ale)
60. SIERRA NEVADA – Celebration Ale 2007 and 2008 (IPA)
61. HANDBRYGGERIET – Norwegian Wood (Smoked/Spiced Ale)
62. SOUTHERN TIER - Hoppe (Double IPA)
63. LAGUNITAS – Imperial Red (American Strong Ale)
64. 5 SEASONS BREWING - Dark White (Dark witbier)
65. TELEGRAPH BREWING – Golden Wheat (Wheat Beer)
66. BRASSERIE DE ROCHEFORT – Trappistes Rochefort 10 (Quadrupel)
67. THE BRUERY - Orchard White (Witbier)
68. DE PROEF – Kerstmutske (Christmas Ale)
69. ST. BERNARDUS – ABT 12 (Quadrupel)
70. SILVER CITY BREWERY – Fat (Scotch Ale)
71. TWO BROTHERS BREWING - Hop Juice (Double IPA)
72. BRASSERIE DUPONT – Foret (Saison)
73. SIERRA NEVADA – Torpedo Extra Ale (IPA)
74. NORTH COAST – La Merle (Saison)
75. RUSSIAN RIVER – Damnation, Batch 23 (Belgian-Style Strong Golden Ale)
76. RUSSIAN RIVER – Temptation (American Wild Ale)
77. ALPINE BREWING - Duet (IPA)
78. LOST ABBEY - The Angel's Share 2009 (American Strong Ale)
79. SIERRA NEVADA/DOGFISH HEAD - Life & Limb (American Strong Ale)
80. SOUTHERN TIER - Oak-Aged Unearthly (Double IPA)
81. MASIA AGULLONS - Runa Ale (Brown Ale)
82. ELYSIAN/GREEN FLASH - The Red Queen (Saison)
83. MOONLIGHT – 2006 Toast Malt Liquor (American Amber/Red Lager)
84. AVERY BREWING – Fourteen (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)
85. IRON HORSE – Beer Shoppe Anniversary Ale (Double IPA)
86. NEW BELGIUM – Le Fleur Misseur (Belgian-Style Pale ale)
87. LAGUNITAS – Freak Out! (IPA)
88. FIRESTONE WALKER – 10 (Barleywine)
89. DOGFISH HEAD – Raison D’Extra 2005 (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)
90. DESCHUTES – 2006 Jubel Ale (Winter Warmer)
91. PORT BREWING – Hop Suey (Double IPA)
92. NORTH COAST – Old Stock 2004 (Old Ale)
93. DE PROEF & ALLAGASH – Les Deux Brasseuers (Belgian Strong Pale Ale)
94. AVERY - Fifteen (American Wild Ale)
95. SOUTHERN TIER - Iniquity (Double IPA)

1 comment:

Dave said...

Love the list Jay. It's very different than what mine would be. I really need to work on mine.