By volume of consumption, beer is America’s favorite alcohol, so it’s not surprising that some of the best beers in the world come from the United States. Although the country is famous for Whiskey, especially bourbon from Kentucky and Tennessee, there are a growing number of smaller breweries that are making unique beers that are comparable to the best of what the established breweries in Europe have to offer. If you’ve been looking for some good American beers, or just some excellent beers in general, then these are three that you absolutely need to taste.
Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale by Stevens Point Brewery
Flavored beers are becoming a big thing in the industry, and you can find anything from exotic fruits to seaweed in some craft brews. Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale is one of those special beers with a completely unique flavor, and the light spices will have you reminiscing about pumpkin pie and all things sweet. There’s no complex explanation necessary for this beer. It tastes just like pumpkin pie, and that curiosity alone makes it worth buying.
Victory Storm King Imperial Stout
Stout is one of the world’s most loved beer varieties, but there’s lot more to dark beer than a pint of Guinness. This beer is on the strong side, with a 9.2% ABV rating. This beer makes for a dark pour with some rich toasted and chocolatey flavors. Malt and hops are on the front row, as is a nice amount of bitterness. Being a stout, there’s also a significant creamy texture to the beer, and you will enjoy this one to the very last drop.
Anchor Brewing Christmas Ale
During the holiday season this year, you’ll get to try a beer that few have ever tasted, and that beer is the Anchor Brewing Christmas Ale. This San Francisco based brewery has been coming up with new recipes yearly, so every Christmas you will get to try something different. While we have no idea what they’ll come up with this year, they’ve never disappointed in the past, and you should seek these out over the winter so that you can take part in what will surely become one of your Christmas traditions. These beers are usually highly aromatic, and big on flavor. The pumpernickel inspired brew of 2014 was one of their high points.
Not every beer is a classic, and if you’re someone who loves to chase great flavor, then knowing three of the best will make sure that you don’t pick up a pack of duds when you’re out. Keep trying new flavors, pass your experiences on, and enjoy the greatest drink known to mankind – Beer![Image Credit]