The legendary Bear Mace has been tutoring me on local and great American brews since we have been in Colorado. We are expecting 6-10 inches of snow tonight and tomorrow so we stocked up today for the coming deluge. You can see there are a few missing already.
Rock on Mace and here is a list and my thoughts:
Colorado Native Lager - A solid Lager with a bit more hops than I would like for a slammer beer. Almost a Pilsener
Lagunitas a Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - 64 intense IBUs make for a hoppy ride that carries the lovely orange zest to a land of Tootsie pop minus the corn syrup. Much better from an open Chimay-style glass
Tommyknocker Cocoa Porter - A real blast of cocoa goodness like a mole' without the enchilada. I love Porter and while this ain't no Cole, it is way better than a hotel bell-bitch.
Left Hand Milk Stout (Nitro) - This is without question the finest stout I have ever tasted from a bottle. I believe my drunken memories of Guinness in Ireland serve me well enough to say that this Milk Stout is right up there with the best and from a bottle is my # 1 (3rd six-pack in 1 week :-)