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Abnormal Beer Company’s Boss Pour and Mocha Stout Beer Reviews by

Boss Pour checks all of the West Coast IPA boxes, while Mocha Stout—made with local coffee—drops plenty of roastiness, baker’s chocolate, bitter cacao nibs, espresso beans, cola, and dark cherries onto the palate.

The Civil Life Brewing Company’s Vienna Lager Beer Reviews by

The Vienna Lager from Civil Life Brewing Co. in St. Louis, Mo., is as authentic as you can get outside of Austria.

Double Mountain Brewery’s Killer Green, Killer Red, and Killer Lion Beer Reviews by

These three beers from Double Mountain Brewery in Hood River, Ore., feature fresh hop variations with hops harvested from Sodbuster Farms in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Blackberry Farm Brewery’s Boundary Tree Beer Reviews by

If you’re looking for a near perfect example of the style, hunt this Saison down or run through the rest of Blackberry Farm’s portfolio, which is loaded with similar beers and other Belgian-influenced offerings.

pFriem Family Brewers’ Sour IPA Beer Reviews by

The controlled acid profile in this kettle-soured IPA allows the desired hoppy, fruity, and sour elements to be distinctly noticeable yet still play well together.

Walking Tree Brewery’s Red Wine Barrel-Aged Barnacled Manatee 2017 Beer Reviews by

Beginning with the Walking Tree’s Barleywine from the year prior, the 2017 barrel-aged edition of Barnacled Manatee spent eight months in French oak red wine barrels from Napa.

Highland Park Brewery’s Yard Beer Batch 4 Beer Reviews by

Part of the Yard Beer series from Highland Park Brewery, Batch 4 is inspired by ingredients found growing in neighborhood yards, including black limes and sour flowers.

Birrificio Ex Fabrica’s Oro Nero Beer Reviews by

Oro Nero is quite drinkable for a slightly bigger beer; the dryness sets in but the flavors don’t fade as quickly as they do in other beers.

Cellar West Artisan Ales’ Sapience Beer Reviews by

Sapience’s mélange of ingredients includes pink peppercorn, coriander, honey-like specialty malts, acidulated malt, and American hops.

Banded Horn Brewing Company’s Greenwarden Beer Reviews by

Made with fresh-cut spruce tips, Banded Horn’s Greenwarden is by far one of the most drinkable versions of a spruce beer, and very much worth the hunt.

War Horse Brewing Company’s The Big Broadcast Beer Reviews by

The Big Broadcast’s bitterness is at a perfect level to let the hop flavor shine while still keeping this brew in balance for the style.

The Spencer Brewery’s Monks’ Reserve Ale Beer Reviews by

Monks’ Reserve Ale is definitely not your typical Quad. It’s different. Done their way. And very American.

Meadowlark Brewing’s Fungus Shui Beer Reviews by

Fungus Shui is truly an “aha!” beer moment that all gastronomy geeks must try.

Hop Butcher For The World’s They Who Bear Honey Beer Reviews by

This dry-hopped Pale Ale is all about nuances, and that’s something that makes it so much more inviting.

Firestone Walker Barrelworks’ SLOambic Beer Reviews by

An American Wild Ale fermented with marionberries and boysenberries, SLOambic’s tasting experience recalls a “funky berry pie.”

Indeed Brewing Company’s Lucy Session Sour Beer Reviews by

Impressive all around, this is the kind of sour you want to have in your fridge at all times.

The Lost Abbey’s Track #8 Beer Reviews by

Despite its high alcohol, Track #8 is an insanely drinkable beast of a beer that’s been tamed for your enjoyment.

Wild Heaven Beer’s Ode To Mercy “Nitrode” Beer Reviews by

The nitro works well in Ode to Mercy—just enough to enhance the mouthfeel without tempering the toasted malt flavor or the bitterness and roastiness of the coffee.

Forbidden Root Brewery’s Fernetic Beer Reviews by

Although a robust and somewhat chaotic beer, the balance of ingredients brought a surprising drinkability to Forbidden Root’s Fernetic.

Funky Buddha Brewery’s Barrel-Aged Last Buffalo In The Park Beer Reviews by

An Imperial take on Funky Buddha’s Last Snow, a Porter that’s brewed with coconut and coffee, Last Buffalo has a warming alcohol hitting 11.5 percent alcohol by volume and a lush, full-bodied mouthfeel you’d find in a souped-up adult coffee drink.