I love lighter beers but, in general, they lack the oomph and range of flavors I want in what I drink for my own enjoyment. Relapse and Chronokinetic lack for not a damned thing.
These are emerging immortals and, yes, there are a couple of small breweries listed and those are located Out Here and you may have to struggle a bit to get them but, well, THEY’RE EARTH-SHAKING, and any effort to get them will be handsomely rewarded.
Crux Fermentation Project…I call ’em “one of America’s Best breweries” and I have seen nothing to alter that judgment a millimeter since they opened, back in the summer of 2012.
Yoked Farmhouse & Brewery is a primary example of how knowledgeable, accomplished brewers, given the facilities and the setting, can create a space and a style that make a killer first impression and invite repeat visits.
QUIT falling for the communal delusions of “Best”. You have taste buds. USE ‘EM. Listen politely to what your friends say about your beer, your cat, your car, your house, your hair style and then forget it.
I don’t need to be the smart guy in the room. I DO need to be that guy sitting in his seat, a yelling his head off for the Kraken, sipping a great Washington indie beer that I didn’t have to smuggle in.
You have everything you need to determine what constitutes “best beers”, for your tastes, in your possession as you read this: Brain. Tongue. Maybe a bottle opener and glass. That’s IT.
Garrett Marrero is a Nice Guy. I will never meet him but if I did, I’d like him. I hope he makes 200 billion dollars and becomes governor of Hawaii…because he’d do the right thing with both of those.