A couple beers come to mind from some recent(ish) experience: La Cumbre's excellent Elevated IPA was the highlight of summer, in beer form. Can't wait to pass through New Mexico again. Three Floyd's Zombie Dust lived up to and exceeded every expectation I had. Anchor Steam's Zymaster Series #3, their Flying Cloud Import Stout, seemed to me to raise the bar on the style. I seriously hope they make it a regular. Finally, although it's still too soon to tell, ever since I had Almanac's Biere de Chocolat I haven't been able to get it out of my mind. I've been a fan of Almanac's premise (and promise) since their inception but this is the first brew of theirs where it all came together, and then some.