The Best Beers of All Time
Whether it’s with friends, family, or a sunset over the water, beer is a beloved and timeless drink. Throughout the centuries, beer styles have been established to represent particular characteristics that can help us to understand and appreciate a beer better.
The best beer is the one that you genuinely enjoy, whether it’s with a sunrise, a party, or just a good night with your friends. And while there are plenty of beers to choose from, it’s difficult to know which ones will work well for a specific occasion.
If you’re looking for a go-to that’s not too heavy or overbearing, consider Old Style from La Crosse, Wisconsin. It’s a classic lager with a mild bread flavor and just enough hops to be refreshing.
For a more complex beer, try Chimay’s Grande Reserve, a strong Belgian ale with notes of caramel, toast, plum, fig, raisins, pepper, and boozy warmth. It’s brewed in the famous Trappist style, and is made at one of 14 breweries worldwide that meet strict standards for quality and authenticity.
Sacred Profane, the minimalist brewery founded by Michael Fava and Brienne Allan, exemplifies the kind of beer that many American craft breweries have rushed to embrace: time-honored styles that don’t require a lot of effort to make, but still manage to produce excellent beers. Their lineup is anchored by the brewery’s most popular brew, an excellent Czech-style lager, but also includes a variety of other offerings.
A top pick among beer writers, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale is a great choice for those who aren’t too fond of hops and want something refreshing and easy to drink. The brewer also has a fruity version of the beer conditioned on raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries that’s a crowd-pleasing IPA that balances orange peel and coriander flavors with a refreshing finish.