Two years is equivalent to a decade in Chicago beer, and StoutFest returned from its last appearance in 2016 to a very different Goose Island Clybourn Brewhouse with a new crop fo breweries ready to take home the coveted StoutFest cup.
Take a little trip with me. Come back to a time when people cared about year-end lists – approximately three and a half weeks ago, or perhaps never – and allow me to share my completely arbitrary rankings of beers released in 2017 that I enjoyed.
The second part of Ryan’s Most Arbitrary Countdown of the best beers of 2016, covering beers 1-25.
If you’ve heard our podcast, we’re all about emphasizing how arbitrary the order is on our end-of-episode rankings, because we tend to find flaws in our beers in the scrutinizing way that Jerry Seinfeld found flaws in his fictional love interests.