A Few Sites I Use:
For microbrew lovers, this site is awesome!
Drink recipes and reviews on recent alcohol releases can be found on Drinkhacker. This is fun to read from time to time and keeps me up to date on what’s happening in the liquor store. They also provide some great recipes for bartenders trying to improve their pour.
And for those looking to build your own personal bar at the house, here’s how to do it for less than $150. I must say that redditor samething22 did quite a fine job designing this list. In particular, I highly agree with a few of his recommendations: Sauza tequila is sure to give you the bang for your buck. Nelly and Joe’s Key Lime is amazing and must be used as a replacement for Rose’s Lime and Gran Gala is about as good as it gets for Triple Sec under $15.
I love microbrews, visiting, and touring breweries around the world.
When it comes to beer, the darker the better. Black lagers, ales, porters, and stouts complement my taste buds with a sense of purpose.
A Small Collection of Personal Favorites
Over the past few years, I have compiled a list of my favorite beers/breweries in the world.
Some of these places, I have visited and others are in the plan to be visited, explored, and tasted.
Here are a few of my favorite beer companies around the world:
1. Uinta (Salt Lake City, Utah)
This is by far my favorite brewery in the U.S. I love their motto: Earth, Wind, & Beer. Nothing beats sustainable brewing.
Must try beers include: Uinta Dubhe Imperial Black IPA (this is the best bang for you buck, period) Try this beer now. Another must try, a bit more expensive, is the Labyrinth Black Ale which hosts an amazingly rich and thick taste, aged in rye barrels.
Still waiting to try their, Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale.
2. 21st Amendment Brewery (San Fransisco, California)
In 2011, I had one of the greatest beers of my life.
In 2012, it disappeared.
21st Amendment Brewery created a legendary blend of hops, cinnamon, cardamon, and vanilla into a Belgian-style ale that turned out to be one of the most delicious tastes to ever come out of a can; they called it Monk’s Blood.
If you see this beer, buy a six pack and drink them with your best friend. I promise it will be worth it.
3. Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn, New York)
One of the first microbrews that I ever tried was Brooklyn Beer. One of my best friends brought a six pack of Brooklyn Brown Ale over to my house one night and from that moment on I fell in love. Over the years, we have sampled some amazing beers together from the Brooklyn Brewery.
Personally, I recommend any of there beers that suite your taste. Brooklyn Brown Ale is fairly priced and great for starters.
My favorite beers was a limited edition big bottle called Brooklyn Black Ops. Outstanding!
More on that here.