The Overlooked Beers of 2012 (Part 1)

Before we settle into 2013, I want to recognize the (almost) overlooked beers of 2012.

I had a great year of drinking craft beer in 2012, as I described in over 60 blog posts last year. But there was so much more! I sampled a lot of brews that didn’t make it into a regular blog post in 2012, but they were certainly blog-worthy. So over the next three posts, I’ll give a nod to the (almost) overlooked beers of 2012.

First up, two San Francisco brews: Bitter American from 21st Amendment Brewery and Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing – my Super Bowl brews. I bought them to show my support for the Patriots over the Giants in last year’s Super Bowl. Maybe I should have just gone with Sam Adams. Anyway, I love the artwork on the Bitter American can. This was a great beer for a football game – a session brew at only 4.4% ABV. That reminds me – I gotta pick-up some Baltimore brew for the big game on Sunday.

Super Bowl brews

Mountain State Brewing Company

Mountain State Brewing Company

I drank a Seneca Indian Pale Ale at Private Quinn’s Pub in historic Harpers Ferry, WV during a camping trip in April 2012.

 

Peg's Cantina

Beer Flight at Peg’s Cantina and Brewpub

I made a return trip to Peg’s Cantina and Brewpub in Gulfport, FL during Spring Break 2012. I love this place!

 

Stoudts Brewing Company

Session Sampler from Stoudts Brewing Company in Pennsylvania

 

Samuel Adams Long Shot

Mayflower Brewing Company

Bottles from Mayflower Brewing Company in Plymouth, MA

 

Tap Handles at Dempsey's Brewpub in Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Tap Handles at Dempsey’s Brewpub in Oriole Park at Camden Yards

A brewpub in a baseball stadium – Dempsey’s was a must-visit when I went to O’s games this summer and fall

 

Abita Brewing Company

Mixed case from Abita Brewing Company

 

To Be Continued…

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