Dunno if its too early but with a few week left in the year, what's your beer highlights for the year? Mine: FAVORITE LOCAL BREWERY For me, gotta be Dieu du Ciel followed by Trou du Diable, Trois Mousquetaires, Hopfenstark, Benelux FAVORITE BREWERY - OTHER Driftwood, Howe Sound, Founders, Russian River, Alchemist (they make one beer but it's HT, 'nuff said), there's more but you get the idea FAVORITE LOCAL BEER Hands down, Dunham Black IPA. Naufrageur St-Barnabe is a majorly underrated brew IMO. Boson de Higgs i could drink gallons of. l'Herbe a Detourne was also stellar. FAVORITE BEER - OTHER Oakham Bishop's Farewell. If this were available here, it would be a constant in my fridge. Others: Maine Beer Zoe (not because it shares my daughter's name , RR Consecration, Paddock Wood Barrel Full of Monkeys, Red Racer Winter Ale & ESB, Howe Sound Pothole Filler NEW LOCAL DISCOVERY Jukebox Blonde, Dunham Black IPA NEW DISCOVERY - OTHER Sherbrooke beers, Bellwoods, The Kernel. Have had Muskoka & Great Lakes before but the beers i've add this year really made them stand out. NOTABLE BEER-CHIEVEMENT Got my first taste of Cantillon & Fantome LOCAL BREWERY TO WATCH Dunham. It's only been a few months since they changed brewer but the effects are already present. Eloi is bringing is experiments from Cheval Blanc and it's promising. Just out is an IPA collaboration with Kissmeyer wihich is brewed with Earl Grey Tea & guava puree. BREWERY TO WATCH - OTHER Bellwoods. Just had a few and they look very promising. LOCAL BEER DISAPPOINTMENTS / OVERHYPED Dieu du Ciel's Pionniere was average for a Black Ale (hopefully the upcoming Penombre in bottles is better), Brouhaha's Choco-Framboise was atrocious (they can do better) and Unibroue's Grande Reserve 17 is good but for me, it's a bit overrated. BEER DISAPPOINTMENTS / OVERHYPED - OTHER Black Albert & Surly Darkness are not the top in their respective categories IMO MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO TRYING (OR HOPE TO TRY!) DDC's Isseki Nicho is finally coming out in bottles, Funky Buddha, Westvleteren 12, Flying Monkeys BNL and any other beer worth drinking! What's yours?