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Title: 15th annual Zymurgy Best Beers in America survey
Post by: Dave Carpenter on March 01, 2017, 12:16:18 AM
The 15th annual Zymurgy Best Beers in America survey is now open! Please take a few minutes to vote for up to 20 of your favorite commercial beers available for purchase in the U.S. at homebrewersassociation.org/zym-best-beers (http://homebrewersassociation.org/zym-best-beers). You will need to log in to vote. Voting ends March 10.

While you're voting, please take a few minutes to comment on one of your favorite beers or breweries in the comments field. This is not mandatory, but it is appreciated. Comments may be used in the July/August issue of Zymurgy as well as in future installments of "You've Gotta Drink This" in the Beeroscope section of Zymurgy

Thanks for voting!
Title: Re: 15th annual Zymurgy Best Beers in America survey
Post by: Stevie on March 01, 2017, 12:59:37 AM
Pliney
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/21/Carnac.jpg)
Title: Re: 15th annual Zymurgy Best Beers in America survey
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 01, 2017, 01:01:43 AM
Pliney
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/21/Carnac.jpg)


Awesome.
Title: Re: 15th annual Zymurgy Best Beers in America survey
Post by: Stevie on March 01, 2017, 04:28:28 AM
I guess it is supposed to be three answers. So Pliney, Heady, and juicy.
Title: Re: 15th annual Zymurgy Best Beers in America survey
Post by: Phil_M on March 01, 2017, 12:07:16 PM
Wrong! Yuengling, SN Pale Ale, and...uh well I can't think of another good low abv cheaper craft beer that's available nationwide...
Title: Re: 15th annual Zymurgy Best Beers in America survey
Post by: hopfenundmalz on March 01, 2017, 03:01:46 PM
Pliney
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/21/Carnac.jpg)
On a recent trip, I had a couple of fresh Pliny the Elders at Lucky Baldwins in Pasadena.

It is still a fine beer.
Title: Re: 15th annual Zymurgy Best Beers in America survey
Post by: Stevie on March 01, 2017, 03:30:47 PM
No doubt. Just calling attention to the ridiculousness of this "contest"

And Blind Pig is better.
Title: Re: 15th annual Zymurgy Best Beers in America survey
Post by: EnkAMania on March 01, 2017, 04:46:55 PM
Pliney
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/21/Carnac.jpg)

Sis boom bah
Title: Re: 15th annual Zymurgy Best Beers in America survey
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 01, 2017, 05:00:33 PM
No doubt. Just calling attention to the ridiculousness of this "contest"

And Blind Pig is better.

I agree on both counts.
Title: Re: 15th annual Zymurgy Best Beers in America survey
Post by: mainebrewer on March 01, 2017, 07:48:25 PM
This annual survey definitely falls under the "who cares" category, at least for me.
I wonder if it even provides any useful marketing info for the breweries that make the winning beers?
Title: Re: 15th annual Zymurgy Best Beers in America survey
Post by: Phil_M on March 01, 2017, 08:04:42 PM
I don't know, but all the beers I submitted were under 6% abv...maybe some will take notice...
Title: Re: 15th annual Zymurgy Best Beers in America survey
Post by: Joe Sr. on March 01, 2017, 08:52:46 PM
I won't notice.  I stopped paying attention to this survey years ago.
Title: Re: 15th annual Zymurgy Best Beers in America survey
Post by: gsandel on March 01, 2017, 09:26:29 PM
who cares is about right.  I view the yearly survey issue as a throw-away.  The list is dominated by ballot box stuffing homers and then there is Pliny....which is good, but not in my wheelhouse.  Who cares about the best beers you can't get, and all the highly rated ones you know well but don't particularly like?
Title: Re: 15th annual Zymurgy Best Beers in America survey
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 01, 2017, 11:08:31 PM
I won't notice.  I stopped paying attention to this survey years ago.


Same here. I've said for years that 'Favorite Beers' would at least be an improvement. It's plenty debatable what the 'best' beer even is within a given style, much less all styles lumped in together. Whatever.
Title: Re: 15th annual Zymurgy Best Beers in America survey
Post by: Dave Carpenter on March 10, 2017, 05:02:03 PM
Just a reminder that today is the LAST DAY to vote in the 15th annual Zymurgy's Best Beers in America survey:

homebrewersassociation.org/zym-best-beers (http://homebrewersassociation.org/zym-best-beers)

Thanks for voting!
Title: Re: 15th annual Zymurgy Best Beers in America survey
Post by: santoch on April 11, 2017, 03:04:05 AM
I vote for Podunkville Pilsner, the stand-in for every local beer which is way better than every well-known you have ever heard of, but which will get only two votes from the locals who actually heard of them.