Nick Larson and Jake Devincenzi
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Kinesiology senior Nick Larson and aerospace engineering senior Jake Devincenzi are Mustang News beer columnists.
The time you’ve all been dreading is upon us. This is our last beer column for, um, ever. It’s been a great ride full of hate comments, an award and, of course, beer. So now, young padawans, we’ve taught you everything you need to become beer aficionados. You’re finally ready for the holy grail: Nick And Jake’s Master Beer List For All The Beer That Matters In Our Opinions And If You Don’t Agree, We Respect That But You’re Wrong, aka NAJMBLFATBTMIOOAIYDAWRTBYW. Without further ado, we present the best beers we have had over the past year. These are all strongly recommended, so if you find them anywhere, get them.
Obsidian — Deschutes Brewery
Organic Chocolate Stout — Samuel Smith Brewing
Vanilla Oatis — Ninkasi Brewing Company
Best imperial stouts
The Abyss — Deschutes Brewery
Fyodor’s Classic (2013) — Stone Brewing Co.
Dos Osos — Revolution Brewing/Firestone Walker
Blind Pig IPA — Russian River Brewing
Best imperial IPAs
Stygian Descent — Stone Brewing Co.
Simtra Triple IPA — Knee Deep Brewing Company
Best pale ales
American Beauty — Dogfish Head Brewery
Undercover Investigation Shut-Down — Lagunitas Brewing Company
Best Belgian quads
Stickee Monkey — Firestone Walker Brewing Company (not really Belgian, but this is our list)
Decadence (2012) — AleSmith Brewing Company
Tart Of Darkness — The Bruery
Rueuze — The Bruery
La Folie (2014) — New Belgium Brewery
Chocolate Hazelnut Porter — Heretic Brewing Company
Black Butte Porter — Deschutes Brewery
Drake’s Black Robusto Porter — Drake’s Brewing
Haha, go away ciders. This list is for beers.
But if we had to pick one, I guess Fox Barrel’s Blackberry Pear Cider is pretty good.
Best light beer
OK, it’s not exactly that extensive, but these are the best of the best. If you cross paths with these beers, you better get them. If you aren’t satisfied, we’ll grab your next beer. Thanks again for reading this year. Now, it’s time for you all to go out and make your own beer list of favorites. Keep drinking craft, and remember wine is boring.
As an addition to our last hurrah, we are doing our last bottle share this weekend. Our other two have been a great success, and we want this one to be nothing less. We are both going all out and contributing bottles around the $25-30 range, so bring something you’ve never seen, and don’t be afraid to drop a few bucks, as the stuff you’ll get to taste is going to make every dollar worth it. For more details on the Saturday night event, hit us up on Twitter, Facebook or Snapchat. Thanks again for reading, and we’ll see you there.