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The Year in Beer: 40 Beer Reviews from 2012

by The Drink Nation on Dec 27, 2012 in Beer
The Year in Beer: 40 Beer Reviews from 2012

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... wait, no. When talking about all the craft beer we reviewed this year, the good times definitely win out. 2012 was a fantastic year for the beer industry in the U.S., with the number of breweries in America hitting a 25-year high. Thanks to our intrepid roster of beer writers, we showcased some of the best from more than 40 different craft producers. How many have you tried?

Agnus — Tripel from Corsendonk

Art of Darkness — Belgian dark ale from Ommegang

Black Chocolate Stout— Russian imperial from Brooklyn

Blanche de Chambly — Belgian witbier from Unibroue

Bourbon Barrel Porter — Barrel-aged imperial from Williamsburg AleWerks

Daisy Cutter— American pale ale from Half Acre

Diesel— Hoppy stout from Sixpoint

D’uvaBeer— Fruit-infused sour ale from LoverBeer

Eclipse (Rittenhouse Rye)— Aged imperial stout from FiftyFifty

Expedition Stout— Russian imperial from Bell’s

Friendship Brew— Black saison collaboration from Green Flash and St. Feuillien

Golden Delicious — American-style Tripel from Captain Lawrence

Goudenband— Flanders brown ale from Liefmans

Hell or High Watermelon— Summer wheat beer from 21st Amendment

Hop Sun — Summer wheat beer from Southern Tier

International Arms Race (U.S.)— Zero-hop collaboration from Flying Dog and BrewDog

Jack D’Or — Saison Americain from Pretty Things

Landlord— English pale ale from Timothy Taylor

Lava — Imperial stout from Ölvisholt

Love Buzz — Saison from Anchorage

Loving Cup — Maple porter from Coalition

Muffin Top — Belgian Tripel from Clown Shoes

Pere Jacques— Abbey Dubbel from Goose Island

The Perfect Crime— American blonde from Stillwater and Evil Twin

Pot Kettle Black— Hoppy porter/black IPA from Yeastie Boys

Rayon Vert— Belgian pale ale from Green Flash

Ris a la M’ale — Dessert beer from Mikkeller

Saison — Belgian saison from Yards

Saison de Lente — Spring saison from The Bruery

Saison Deluxe — Saison from Southampton Publik House

Scythe & Sickle — Harvest ale from Ommegang

75 Minute IPA — Dry-hopped IPA from Dogfish Head

Spéciale Belge — Belgian sour collaboration from Dupont and Philly Beer Week

Stumptown Tart — Belgian ale from BridgePort

Summer Squeeze — Belgian witbier from BridgePort

Tri-PA — Imperial IPA from Full Pint

Tweason’ale — Fruit beer from Dogfish Head

Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale — Brown ale from Rogue

Winter Ale — Seasonal from Weyerbacher

White Magick of the Sun — White ale from Voodoo

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