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Best Beer 2016: Best of the Best



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Atmosphere & Experience

Modern Times Flavordome

Tasting Rooms

Most Creative

Modern Times
North Park and Point Loma

Best Lighting

Kilowatt
Clairemont Mesa

Best Design

Ballast Point
Miramar

Roomiest

AleSmith
Miramar

Most Social

Societe
Clairemont Mesa


Food

Bagby
Oceanside

Karl Strauss
Sorrento Valley

Ballast Point
Little Italy

South Park Brewing Company
South Park

Mason Ale Works
Oceanside


Views

Amplified Ale Works
Mission Beach

Pacific Beach AleHouse
 Pacific Beach

Bagby
Oceanside

Pizza Port
Bressi Ranch

Breakwater
Oceanside


Beer Gardens

Stone
Liberty Station and Escondido

Cellar 3
Poway

Bagby
Oceanside

Karl Strauss
Sorrento Valley

Booze Brothers
Vista

My Top 10


Grant Tondro

Urge Gastropub

Velvet Speedway Stout
AleSmith

Dr. Bill’s Extra Special Barleywine
Monkey Paw

Veritas
The Lost Abbey

.394 Pale Ale
AleSmith

My Bloody Valentine Amber Ale
AleSmith

Boo Koo IPA
Mother Earth

The Pupil IPA
Societe

Beatitude Tart Saison
Council

M2 Oatmeal Stout
Abnormal

Lupulin Lust IPA
Rip Current

Nate Soroko

Toronado

Hop Boxed IPA
Alpine

Speedway Stout
AleSmith

Blanc on Blanc on Blanc IPA
Modern Times

The Bachelor with Hallertau Blanc IPA
Societe

Apocalypse Pony Imperial Stout
Fall

Suavecito Imperial Stout
Pizza Port

Victory at Sea Russian Imperial Stout
Ballast Point

3 Beagles Brown
Bagby

Velvet Speedway Stout
AleSmith

30th Street Pale Ale
Green Flash

Tyson Blake

O’Brien’s Pub

The Coachman IPA
Societe

Fruitlands Sour Cherry Gose
Modern Times

Plenty for All Pilsner
Fall

Barrel-aged Black Lagoon Scottish Strong Ale
Rip Current

Hop Boxed IPA
Alpine

Xocoveza Mocha Stout
Stone/Insurgente/
Chris Banker

Aurora Hoppyalis IPA
Karl Strauss

Debut IPA
Abnormal

Deadlock Dark Sour
Council

My Way Wet Hopped IPA
Nickel

Kid-Friendly

AleSmith
Miramar

Coronado Brewing Company
Bay Park

Nickel
Julian

Green Flash
Sorrento Valley

Bolt
La Mesa


Dog-Friendly

Mother Earth
Vista

Second Chance
Carmel Mountain Ranch

Green Flash
Sorrento Valley

Mission
East Village

Societe
Clairemont Mesa


Design

BNS
Santee

Mission
East Village

Kilowatt
Clairemont Mesa

AleSmith
Miramar

Mother Earth
Vista


Activities

Division 23
Miramar

Second Chance
Carmel Mountain Ranch

32 North
Miramar

Mission
East Village

Stone
Liberty Station


Selection

large

AleSmith

Ballast Point

Stone

Green Flash

Karl Strauss

small

Monkey Paw

Breakwater

Fall

Pure Project

32 North


 

Beer Styles

IPAs

Nelson
Alpine

The Pupil
Societe

Aurora Hoppyalis
Karl Strauss

Sculpin
Ballast Point

Enjoy By series
Stone


Pale Ales

Bonobos
Monkey Paw

Pin Up
Mother Earth

30th Street
Green Flash

.394
AleSmith

Pintail
Karl Strauss


Wheat Beers

Thunderweizen
Lightning

Hefeweizen
Gordon Biersch

Golden Child Hefeweizen
Bitter Brothers

Wahoo
Ballast Point

Jack Straw Wit
Amplified Ale Works


Stouts/Porters

Speedway Stout
AleSmith

The Butcher
Societe

Zumbar Coffee Stout
New English

Cosmic Ristretto Baltic Porter
Green Flash

2 AM Bike Ride
Fall


Pilsners/Kölsches/Helles

Czech Style Pilsner
Gordon Biersch

Elemental Pilsner
Lightning

Smoked Helles
32 North

Vienna Lager
Bay City

Plenty For All
Fall


Reds

Evil Dead Red
AleSmith

Hop Whompus
Bagby

McIlhenney’s Irish Red
Alpine

Legally Red
Second Chance

Charley Hustle
Mason Ale Works


Browns

Imperial Brown
Second Chance

Brown Ale
Benchmark

Nut Brown
AleSmith

Board Meeting
Port

Brewers Special Brown
New English


Belgians

Horny Devil
AleSmith

Judgment Day
The Lost Abbey

Two Tortugas
 Karl Strauss

Table Beer
Benchmark

Devotion
The Lost Abbey


Barrel Aged

Veritas
The Lost Abbey

Xocoveza Mocha Stout
Stone

Bourbon Barrel Aged Brown
New English

Four Seasons Winter
Mother Earth

Santa’s Little Helper
Port


Sours

Natura Morta Cherry
Cellar 3

Red Poppy
The Lost Abbey

Passion Fruit Sour
32 North

Beatitude Tart Saison
Council

Bearleener
Half Door


Fun Names

Tickle My Zwickel
Karl Strauss/Gordon Biersch

Grainiac
Stone

Apocalypse Pony
Fall

Piper Down
Ballast Point

Jagged Little Pilsner
Backstreet

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