Craft Beer Power Rankings 4-4-13
The Full Pint brings to you the Craft Beer Power Rankings for the last week of March. We attempt to rank the top five beers based on influences from a number of factors including, but not limited to social media platforms, Rate Beer, BeerAdvocate, etc. Here we go!
5. Perennial Barrel Aged Abraxas – ISO BA ABRAXAS. Wait, what is a BA Abraxas and why do I want it so bad? A fairly young brewery in St. Louis named Perennial, Barrel Aged their amazingly decadent Abraxas Imperial Stout, and released a small amount at their brewery. The beer was released in February, and the ISO’s for this beer have not died down yet. It’s such a crazy name, I’m sure after a half bottle of this stuff, you probably won’t be able to get it out correctly on the first try.
4. Allagash FV 13 – Allagash brewed a new sour wild ale, and it’s the first one to hit distribution, if you don’t count Confluence. Craft beer retailers lit up their social media feeds upon receiving this beer, and so far, it’s been very well received by the small amount of enthusiasts who have reported back.
3. Three Floyds Permanent Funeral – These guys know how to brew Double IPAs really well, and this latest offering reaffirms that strong opinion. This hasn’t been out long and has amazing ratings so far, and within a week will be blowing up social media and trading boards.
2. Goose Island Bourbon County Stout – Now this is tricky. It’s not a “craft beer” but is easily the most sought after beer by craft beer drinkers, young and old. This beer just returned to Los Angeles, and is on tap at finer craft beer bars. This beer still lights up social media feeds, and the variants (Cherry Rye, Coffee, Vanilla, etc) are still super popular.
1. KBS 2013 – There is a small list of beers people will pay up to $1 an ounce for and drive hundreds of miles for. This beer builds more momentum every year its released, and we are at the peak of KBS season as we speak.