These Are the Top 5 Summer Craft Beers, New Data Says
A lot of craft beer lovers love a good suggestion for a new one to try almost as much as they appreciate the act of sipping a brew itself. An app that sells beer from over 600 independent breweries has tallied its users' reviews to reveal what are currently the top craft beers in the country, according to the app's customers.
The app, Tavour, says it gives you access to "discover the highest-rated craft beers from all over the world" so you can "get craft beer delivered right to your door." According to New School Beer, Tavour recently announced the list of craft beers that earned the highest scores based on Tavour users' ratings and reviews. These beverages deliver on flavor in a wide range of styles. A perfect score would have been a 5… and these all come darn close.
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Anchorage Brewing Company's Bite Imperial Triple IPA
Bite is right! Alaska-based Anchorage Brewing Company's Bite Imperial Triple IPA is 9.5 percent alcohol by volume (ABV). New School reports this hoppy beast is brewed to deliver flavors of "an orange mango smoothie tinged by just a hint of dank cannabis." Tavour users gave it a 4.35 out of 5.
The Brewing Projekt's Draguavapple Puff Tart Fruited Sour
If you think the name is a mouthful, wait until you hear about the notes. This Wisconsin brewery went tropical with its beer composed of dragonfruit, guava, and pineapple, along with "creamy doses of milk sugar and vanilla," according to New School. Users of the Tavour app were sweet on this sour, giving it a 4.69 score.
Evil Twin Brewing NYC's ET STAY HOME 5 Berliner Weisse
New School reports that fans of Evil Twin go crazy when a new release from the brewery's Stay Home Fruited Sour Series hits shelves. Tavour users agreed, rating this 7 percent ABV sour ale with a 4.59. Evil Twin says this beer is "Brewed with passionfruit, mango, peach, & milk sugar," delivering "bold tropical smoothie flavors with a bright tartness."
Drekker Brewing's Braaaaaaaains Raspberry, Strawberry, Lime Double Fruited Sour
This North Dakota sour scored a 4.69 for its flavor, which the brand says is "stuffed with raspberry, strawberry and lime for a crazy thick & decadent yet still super refreshing blast to your senses!"
Casey Brewing & Blending's Funky Blender Cherry & Vanilla Sour Ale
Colorado came out on top with the Funky Blender Cherry & Vanilla Sour Ale from Casey Brewing & Blending. New School says this beer, brewed with real cherries and Madagascar vanilla, is oak-barrel aged with notes of spice. The effect is like "wild cherry pie filling, topped with a dollop of homemade whipped cream."
Casey Brewing & Blending says they source 99 percent of their ingredients from local Colorado suppliers—last week via Instagram, they reported just having picked up "2,000 pounds of cherries from a grower near Palisade, Colorado."
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