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Our Favorite Beers of 2018

Last updated December 23, 2018 · By Dylan Blake


During the last year we at BeerMenus downed more beers than our parents would care to know. But despite the [staggering] volume, each of us had one beer that mattered more, one beer that stood head and shoulders above the rest.

Whether it's the physical form the beer took, the fact that its maker was involved in the tasting, or that it was the favorite beer of a lost loved one, each of the beers below were seriously special to us.

Here are our favorite beers of the year.

Top 10 Crispy Boys of 2018

Last updated December 21, 2018 · By Dylan Blake


Crispy Boys. Those easy drinking lagered beers that always have a time and place—at the beach in the summer heat, around the camp fire with Pops, toasting a solid hike in the trailhead parking lot.

Even in this era of juicy IPA escalation, the whole BeerMenus team has a big place in it's collective heart for Crispy Boys. But, while all of us enjoy a good Crispy Boy, there's one member of our team—Rex, our head account manager—who's by far the Crispiest. Here you'll find Rex's top 10 Crispy Boys of the year.

Sidebar: we thought there was no better way to show our love for Crispy Boys than making a neat-o t-shirt. Check out our store on Teespring to grab one for you and your Crispy buddies!

New: Arrival Beer Recommendations on iOS!

Last updated April 19, 2018 · By Dylan Blake

Arrival Recommendations

Bar tender busy? Too many options on the bottle list? Not sure if you should go for a stout or an IPA?

Your world's already full of tough decisions, so why don't you let BeerMenus handle this one.

Announcing another new feature on iOS: Arrival Beer Recommendations.

We're excited about this one, folks.

We Brewed a Beer in Chicagoland with Sketchbook Brewing Company!

Last updated March 02, 2018 · By Dylan Blake

Sketchbook Brewing Company

Introducing Unsurpassable Clearance: a double NEIPA brewed with Passionfruit. Hazy, oh so hazy.

Where can you find it? Easy: come join us and our friends at one of the upcoming Chicagoland release parties!

Can't make it to one of the events? Be sure to follow Unsurpassable Clearance to get notified whenever it becomes available near you!

Beer Recommendations BETA!

Last updated January 25, 2018 · By Joe Masilotti

Beer Recommendations

We're proud to announce a brand new BeerMenus feature, made just for you, the beer lover: Beer Recommendations!

Now each menu on BeerMenus mobile web, iPhone app, and Android app will lead off with an all new "Recommendations" section!

We're still working out a few kinks (hence the BETA tag) but we were just too damn excited to wait any longer. We needed to let Recommendations loose on the world ASAP!

We'll get into the algorithm-y weeds below (grab some popcorn!) but here's the bare bones story on how Recommendations work: Beers land in the "Recommendations" section based on how well they score in 5 categories:

• Is the beer local?
• Is the beer rare?
• Is the beer sought-after?
• Is the beer new to the menu?
• Is it rated well?

As you can see, we also included Recommendations by Beer Style in this launch. We love this tool. It comes in handy if, for example, you want a hoppy beer but you don't know where to start because a place has a ton of IPAs, double IPAs, etc. Simply navigate to "Recommended Hoppy Beers" and order!

As always, if you have any questions/concerns/feedback let us know.

Once you give Recommendations a shot, show us some love by Tweeting about them or sharing this blog post on Facebook !

Most Popular Beers of 2017

Last updated December 31, 2017 · By Dylan Blake

Most popular beers

This year's list provided few surprises—8 of the 10 beers were on last year's most popular beer list. Also unsurprising: IPAs and bourbon barrel stouts made up almost the entire list.

Indeed, the biggest surprise was what shook out as the year's most popular beer: a category bender from one of the most well known breweries in the country.

Anyway, without further ado, here are the 10 most popular beers of the year—enjoy!

Our Favorite Beers of 2017

Last updated December 29, 2017 · By Dylan Blake

BeerMenus Favorites

Just like every year, we drank a lot of beer in 2017, so it was a little tough for each of us to choose our our single favorites. We did, it though. [Pat on the back.]

Check 'em out below and let us know on social media if you agree with one of us, applaud another, or think one of us has the unrefined an undiscriminating taste of an ape.


Thanksgiving Beer Pairings

Last updated November 23, 2017 · By Dylan Blake

Thanksgiving Beer Pairings

Below you'll find the beers we're pairing with each of our Thanksgiving meal courses.

Note: We chose these particular beers for two reasons—first, they're relatively widely available throughout the country. Second, they're solid examples of their style.

That said, if you can sub in a beer from a local brewery, do it!

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