Before we get too far into 2022, I want to re-visit 2021 again and look at my year in beer.
643 individual servings of beer were had and well over half were IPA. I would say bad me but I will save that for another point in this post. Of those IPAs, 114 were West Coasties and 105 were of the Hazed variety. DIPAs were 54 and TIPAs 19.
Pilsners and Lagers combined for 49 entries with Barrel- Aged right behind at 45. Sours, which I seem to be eschewing more and more ended at 15 and the beers from Foreign lands a pitiful, measly, really bad me 7. Right there is one of the reasons why I persist in this Excel exercise. So that I can see the stark numbers.
Speaking of stark numbers, I drank, on average, 158.7 ounces of beer a week. The lowest mark since I have done this. The ABV average was 7.38% per beer.
On to who I drank the most of, it as as follows:
- Firestone Walker
- Smog City
- Stone Brewing
- Radiant Beer Co.
- Eagle Rock Brewery
- El Segundo Brewery
- Los Angeles Ale Works
- Highland Park Brewery
- The Bruery
Yup, a 100% California list and 50% LA local to boot!
Finally, of note is that each week I “crown” a Beer of the Week. This year, Firestone Walker tallied an impressive 5 as did Anaheim newbie Radiant Beer Co. Smog City racked up 3 for the proverbial bronze.