God gave us hops and barley for a reason, guys...
On New Years 2014, I came up with an idea. I wanted to try beer...and alot of them. So I decided to start at Wegmans (a great food/drink grocery store). They have a 'Create your own six pack' deal for $11.99. I decided to try as many different types as possible. I ran out of space on my cabinet around August, thus unofficially ending my collection. However, I came across some very interesting beers along the way. For example here are some excellent crafts. Just a fun fact, I love wheat beers and a good IPA:
Victory Hop Devil and Golden Monkey: A very potent IPA and and a whopping 9.2% percentage triple ale (respectively). Victory Brewing Company is minutes away from me in Downingtown, PA. Their beers have been expanding outward and I encourage anyone to try these.
Troegs Dreamweaver: One of my favorite beer companies. This smooth wheat beer is great for these times of year. The have a wide range of seasonal and year round brews in all styles. Another highly recommended brand. Based out of Hershey, PA.
White Lightning: A kick ass Belgium-style wheat beer with enough alcohol to make you ride the lightening. I apparently loved it on New Years, despite being quite drunk at the time. Hails from a North Versailles, PA which is outside of Pittsburgh.
Sam Adams Rebel IPA: Wanted- Not so much a craft anymore, this extremely West Coast style IPA will heighten your senses with an earthy flavor. Last seen: Chili's. Reward: A good experience with food.
Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter: This beer was quite a treat. I found out about this brew after a shift at the restaurant I used to work at. The head chef broke a couple open and was quite pleased. Very thick and full of flavor, can barely taste the alcohol. Made at the Duclaw Brewing Company in Baltimore, Maryland.
Venom Pale Ale: Another DuClaw product, this ale is quite sharp yet has very little aftertaste. They did a good job with this one. Not sacrificing taste or alcohol percentage. I could easily drink 3 of these and let the poison sink in deep throughout the night.
Shock Top Belgian White: I picked this up in the summertime and was no let down with the citrus and coriander aftertaste that had me begging for more. I enjoy their comical logos a lot. Comes from St. Louis, Missouri.
Dos Equis Ambar: I don't always drink craft beers, but when I do, I make sure to eat a burger with them. This excellent beer was incredibly crisp and unique. I am not a huge fan of Mexican beers but Dos Equis has become my favorite import.
Image Credit » myself and all the great breweries in this picture