It’s the end of the year and time to look back on the… wait a minute, it’s 2018! Between the holidays, getting sick, and drinking, drinking, drinking, this list is unfortunately coming out a little late.
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.
Two Illinois brewing traditionalists inspired us to dig deeper into lagers and hefeweizens, so we pitted a bunch against each other in a goofy Crossfire showdown. Riggs Beer Co. from Urbana and Dovetail Brewery from Chicago know the German way and have expertly paid homage to tradition at their year-old …