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Re: Best Beers in America
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2016, 06:34:48 PM »
The list is what it is.  I cannot complain because I didn't vote.  I don't vote mostly because I don't buy much beer, I drink primarily what I brew.  That said, I don't really think the list adds anything to Zymurgy...

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Re: Best Beers in America
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2016, 08:03:27 PM »
The list is what it is.  I cannot complain because I didn't vote.  I don't vote mostly because I don't buy much beer, I drink primarily what I brew.  That said, I don't really think the list adds anything to Zymurgy...
There are often some brewery supplied Homebrew recipes that accompany the article. That has been an add for me over the years.
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« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2016, 09:05:52 PM »
The Homebrewers' Favorite Beers vs Best Beers In America gets discussed every year. Everyone here realizes what it is, but on other sites there is annual outrage. Whatev.

I would like to see a list of our faves though, if we all actually filled it out.

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Re: Best Beers in America
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2016, 02:01:32 PM »
The list is what it is.  I cannot complain because I didn't vote.  I don't vote mostly because I don't buy much beer, I drink primarily what I brew.  That said, I don't really think the list adds anything to Zymurgy...
There are often some brewery supplied Homebrew recipes that accompany the article. That has been an add for me over the years.
Good point- recipes do help.  I think it would also be interesting to tally all of the bjcp scores from the commercial calibration column and see what up there from those- particularly if the beers were more widely available.

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Re: Best Beers in America
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2016, 02:47:38 PM »
I agree that I hate that these popularity contests call themselves "Best Beer" lists.
Podunkbrau can never gain the votes that a very well known but lesser quality beer gets.
Go to the World Beer Cup and GABF winners lists for a more accurate representation of what the best beers really are.
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Re: Best Beers in America
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2016, 07:39:43 PM »
I wish they would maybe break it out a bit into categories..... Don't have to go crazy with every BJCP category. And, rather than do "best" do "top 5" in no order.
Perhaps do something along the lines of:

Top 5 IPA's/APA's/Amber's
Top 5 Browns/porters/stouts
Top 5 Lagers
Top 5 Sours/Farmhouse
Top 5 English/Scottish
Top 5 belgian
Top 5 Barrel Aged

Maybe 5-8 categories.  Simply list the 5 (or 10) beers in each category that got the most votes. 

As it is now, it is simply a list of DIPA's and big stouts.  blah, blah, blah.... they could just as well post a link to Beer Advocate or Rate Beer.

If they broke it out by some broad style groups and simply listed the top 5 vote getters in each one, it might encourage people to seek out and try a number of beers they had not considered before in various styles.  It would be more educational and informative for sure.

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Re: Best Beers in America
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2016, 08:18:15 PM »
I had Pliny a couple years ago in philly. I was better than average.

I don't vote anymore, nor do I look at the list.

I can't complain, but I can't be blaimed either!  ;)
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Re: Best Beers in America
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2016, 09:08:53 PM »
Back on it. 700 miles today, now sitting in Colorado.  I know this is a b@$!# fest every year, I just wanted to be the first to start it, especially with my recent experience with that ole #1. When voting, I hit a wrong button and only got 2 local beer votes logged. I know they would not have cracked the list, but wanted to try to help them out. I like the idea of top 5 or so in each of 5-10 categories. Something like that would be a lot more interesting to read and could help me find my next favorite
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