Beer, one of the oldest drinks in the world. It was given to the slave in Egypt to build the pyramids, the Mesopotamians had a recipe, George Washington made sure the Revolutionary soldiers had it in their rations. Beer has a long and profound history in almost every society. So I was lucky enough to get a chance to go to The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver, Co.
The GABF was at Denver's convention center. There were American brewers from all over the country, Alaska, Tennessee, New York, Maine, of course Colorado, and even Hawaii. There breweries from big to small, Miller, Budwieser, Coors, and Samual Adams (just to name a few of the bigger ones), Tommy Knockers, Hoppers, Michigan Brewing Company, Two Brother's Brewing, (to name a small sample of the smaller brewers). There were so many great beers there to try. Your usual lagers from your big brewers and craft beer from local brewers. However, the best of the best for me was Samual Adams' Utopia. Utopia is a beer that is brewed in the traditional method, but then is distilled like whiskey, or brandy, and then is aged in barrels, also like whiskey or brandy. Utopia has a alcohol content by volume of 27%, which make it 54 proof. The only draw back to buying it is the price. $120/ a bottle. But beleive me it is worth the money.
So next September, try and make it to the GBAFT. And is you see a bottle of Utopia, and you have enough evta money buy a bottle of Utopia.