I haven’t taken a peek at the highly rated beers for quite some time. So long in fact, that I felt a little out of touch with what the wider world was thinking and drinking.
Part of the reason why I had lost track was that I do my rating on Untappd (when I do tick) and that site is less into whale culture and is more on the wider net.
So it is of interest that Toppling Goliath is so highly thought of with three beers in the top 10. That is crazy. I was glad to see that both Pliny’s from Russian River were on the list and that Heady Topper seemed to be staying afloat despite a wider footprint than in the past. This especially since West 12 has dropped all the way out of the top 25. The other clear winner is Tree House with six hits in twenty-eight. I had expected to see Monkish or Other Half or maybe Jester King but all might have to dispersed of a line-up.
The full list is 250 beers long but I quickly realized that my mode I should not to follow but rather dabble here and there. I bet these beers are great and I do want that Bottle Logic Fundamental Observation (perhaps a sampler tray of the variants), but I do not feel driven to hunt these down.
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I had to look up where Toppling Goliath is located. Decorah, Iowa. Funny, years ago, I was driving cross-country and dipped down from Minnesota into Iowa. A book called “Roadfood” listed three restaurants in Decorah – this was before cell phones, so I didn’t call ahead – and all of them were out of business when I showed up. One of my biggest detours ever, but I’ve technically been to Decorah.
Good beer can come from anywhere.
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