Sunday, February 7, 2010
Draft Magazines 25 Best Beers of 2009
Draft Magazine has recently released their list of the 25 Best Beers of 2009. The list appears in the January-February 2010 issue and two of New York's finest have made the cut.
Draft says: "We tasted more than a thousand beers this year--some fresh from the tank, others from centuries-old recipes--and crowned the top 25 that blew us away in 2009, either for the first time or the hundredth. Some are multi-medal award winners, others have captured the imagination of bloggers and beer geeks and still others have sat quietly, awaiting their moment of glory. Here it is."
Brooklyn Brewery's Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse
Captain Lawrence's Cuvee de Castleton
Editor's Thoughts: Draft gives no specific criteria, nor does it give a numeric rank so it is hard to argue with any of their selections. The Brooklyn beer is very good and we have heard the same about Cuvee de Castleton. It seems that people love these "Best Of" lists and it looks like Draft has put together a nice one. It is hard to overlook the fact that the incorrect spelling of Brooklyner though, especially with the spelling appearing on the bottle, which Draft features on the very next page.