Time for the year-end lists! I always enjoy looking back and re-living some of my favorite beers and beer moments of the year. Here goes: Favorite new (to all or just to me) local beers: Indeed Day Tripper Summit Saga Town Hall Twisted Jim Surly Brett Liquor (maybe my #1 of the year) Fitger's Framboise Beers of Fame I ticked: Westvleteren XII ('03 was sublime, '11 was meh.) Heady Topper Founders CBS (bottle>tap for me) Out-of-market faves: Alpine Nelson Bruery Sour in the Rye Russian River Row 2 Hill 56 Allagash Confluence On tap gems: Goose Island Dominique Great Lakes Rally Drum Red Bells Barrel Aged Cherry Stout (In the running for best of the year) Watering hole of the year: Buster's on 28th. Great bartenders, good events, gave me two free Kwak glasses just because I asked. Liquor store that stole the most of my money: The Ale Jail Favorite beer-travels experiences: The Mellow Mushroom, Charleston, SC, Papago Brewing, Scottsdale, AZ I really tried to limit this post, but dang, I drank a lot of tasty beer this year. What were some of your favorites? (Feel free to customize your categories).