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Best in Show: The standouts of GABF 2012

A look back at my Best in Show picks from 2012’s GABF.

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In my previous post I listed several of my favorite beers from this year’s GABF. But I wanted to do one more that specifically pointed out a few beers and breweries I thought were just unbelievable.

  1.  Hot Thoup (Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Milton, DE).  This beer was served warm, which is completely unlike any beer I’ve ever had. Carrot juice and pureed ginger were added to an imperial ale base recipe, giving it a mulled wine-like quality.
  2. Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter (Willoughby Brewing Co., Willoughby, OH).   This was my #1 FAVORITE beer of the festival! In fact, that’s two years in a row. While there were a handful of dark peanut butter beers present, this one was the absolute most flavorful and delicious–hands down. I thought about it for an entire year and was beside myself to have it in my…

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