World's 10 Best Beers
Brewing beer is an age-old art that spans all peoples and cultures, so we thought it was high time to put together a definitive list of the world’s 10 best beers. Unfortunately, we soon got profusely drunk and found that ranking every beer in the world would be a never-ending struggle. While this may not be a scientifically selected list of the world’s best beers, it still showcases some of the best out on the market today.
- Widmer Hefeweizen Straight out of Portland, Oregon, Widmer's particular take on the age-old Hefeweizen proves to be an ale that's in a class all of its own. Widmer's Hef is far more robust than the classic German variety and its cloudy, wheat pulp-filled appearance is evidence of just that. Try one and you'll never taste other Hefs the same.
- Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA Scotland is home to more than one of the world's best beers and Twisted Thistle IPA is proof of the country's long history of brewing. This IPA is surprisingly smooth and refreshing and saves the bite typical of the style for the very end. If you can find it, drinking it on tap is of course the preferred method of consumption.
- Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale Without a doubt, this fall seasonal belongs on just about every best beers list out there. Imagine taking grandma's spiced pumpkin pie, throwing in some hops and putting it into a bottle and you'll have just an idea of how magical this beer really is.
- Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve A classic lager brewed with Cascade hops, the Blitz-Weinhard company describes this beer as having a "earthy, bread-like finish." Not only that, but Private Reserve has an incredibly refreshing finish—so much so that it almost begs to be drank on a long summer day. If you do just that, you'll see why Private Reserve is one of the word's best beers.
- Black Boss Porter Poland's Black Boss Porter is not a porter for the uninitiated or complacent beer drinkers. With a consistency like that of motor oil, Black Boss Porter goes down with a flavor so malty that it almost has to be accompanied by beefy cut of steak.
- Orkney Skull Splitter Ale As stated earlier, Scotland has more than one of the world's best beers and Orkney Brewing's Skull Splitter will cleave your taste buds in two! Named after a Viking earl or Orkney, Skull Splitter has a malty taste and sweet finish that makes it incredibly easy to drink. This is truly a beer of Viking royalty!
- Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale Not to massage Stone Brewing's already huge ego, but they really have created something special with the Arrogant Bastard ale. A complex mix of malts and hops, Arrogant Bastard starts out smooth and ends with an explosion of flavor like a real beer should!
- Bridgeport Hop Czar IPA The Hop Czar is exactly as the name would imply: a royal serving of hops in typical double IPA fashion. If you don't like your beer bitter, you should probably stay away from this one.
- Deschutes The Abyss The Abyss is dark, full bodied imperial stout loaded with coffee and chocolate flavorings. It's so dark, that you can barely see through it when holding it up to the light. Put it somewhere dark and let it age for maximum effect!
- Pabst Blue Ribbon Why Pabst Blue Ribbon, you ask? Yeah, it's flavor is surely nothing to write home about, let alone to give it rights to appear on a world's best beers list. But we all have our timeless drunken PBR stories and that makes this beer worth its weight in gold!