It needed to be done.
I begin with a quote from a very wise man: "Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." —Benjamin Franklin
This amazing beverage that is essentially liquid bread is, as a Brussels Beer museum aptly put it, "a wise decision for any occasion." The old myths about America only having piss poor beer and Europe being far and away the best when it comes to creating this wonderful elixir simply is no longer true. Let us beer gurus educate the masses on all that the wonderful world of beer has to offer beyond the typical light beers. Anyways, lets discuss beer!
I open with a list of my favorite common beers/brewers that you can find pretty consistently in stores and some/many bars. Chances are if it is made by any of these brewers, it is a pretty good beer.
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA - This brewer from Delaware makes a wide variety of beers, all of which are fantastic. The 60 minute is also a very good IPA, but the 90 is even better.
Rogue Dead Guy Ale - Another fantastic brewer, this time from Oregon. The Dead Guy Ale is one of my favorite beers period. It is quite hoppy, but oh so good. There is also a Double Dead Guy Ale that is tough to find. It can be difficult to find either on tap, but it is possible.
Smithwicks - Made by Guinness, this is an exceptional beer that is on the top of many of my friend's lists of beer. Not hoppy like the previous two, its just an overall great beer.
Stella Artois - Crafted by Belgian brewer Inbev, this is, as far as I'm concerned, pretty much the best lager you will find. I'm not a big lager fan, but this is a great beer nonetheless.
Stone Ruination IPA - This is the most insane IPA I've probably ever had. I saw it in a Publix of all places once, and I'm sure you can find it at a Total Wine or whatever the high end beer/win place is in your area. Stone is from Colorado and in general make some good beers, but I love me some intense IPAs.