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Tangerine Express   Stone Brewing Escondido, CA Style: American IPA with tangerine & pineapple Alcohol: 6.7% IBUs: 75 Serving Style: 22-oz bottles, kegs Availability: Year-round nationwide
Kölsch   Chuckanut Brewery Bellingham, WA Style: Blonde, top-fermented ale Alcohol: 4.5% IBU: 20 Serving style: Kegs only Availability: Good dist. In western WA, some in rest of state
Accumulation   New Belgium Brewing Ft. Collins, CO Style: White IPA Alcohol: 6.2% IBUs: 55 Serving Style: 12-ounce bottles and kegs Availability: Seasonal--winter
Pacific Wonderland   Deschutes Brewery Bend, Oregon Style: lager Alcohol: 5.5% IBUs: 40 Serving style: 12-ounce bottles Availability: Year-round
Public Enemy   Dust Bowl Brewing Turlock, CA Style: Baltic Porter Alcohol: 9% IBUs: 35 Serving Style: 22-ounce bottles Availability: Ltd Wintertime release in California and no. Nevada
Torpedo Extra IPA   Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Chico, California Style: Extra IPA Alcohol: 7.2% IBUs: 65 Serving style: 12-ounce bottles Availability: Year-round
Red Chair   Deschutes Brewery Bend, Oregon Style: IPA Alcohol: 6.2% IBUs: 60 Serving Style: 12-ounce bottles Availability: Seasonal—January through April
Manny’s Pale Ale   Georgetown Brewing Co. Seattle Style: American Pale Ale Alcohol: 5.4% IBUs: 38 Serving Style: kegs only Availability: Year-round. Good distribution in the Pacific Northwest
Old Rasputin   North Coast Brewing Fort Bragg, California Style: Imperial Stout Alcohol: 9% IBUs: 75 Serving Style: Kegs and 12-ounce bottles Availability: Year around
Sam Adams Winter Lager   Boston Beer Co. Boston, MA Style: Bock Alcohol: 5.6% IBUs: 22 Serving style: Kegs and 12-oz bottles Availability: Seasonal, nationwide
Dark Swan   Lagunitas Brewery Petaluma, California Style: dry-hopped sour ale with red wine grapes Alcohol: 8.7% IBUs: 24 Serving style: kegs Availability: Nov & Dec only
Black Butte XXVIII   Deschutes Brewery Bend, Oregon Style: imperial Porter Alcohol: 11.5% IBUs: 51 Serving Style: 22-ounce bottles Availability: Special product produced annually by the brewery
Lager   Paulaner Munich, Germany Style: Helles lager Alcohol: 4.9% IBUs: Unknown Serving style: Bottles and kegs Availability: Year-round and worldwide
Pumpkin Down   Ballast Point San Diego Style: Scottish ale with pumpkin Alcohol: 5.8% IBUs: 22 Serving Style: 12-oz bottles & kegs Availability: Seasonal—fall
Pumpkin Ale   Laurelwood Brewery Portland, Oregon Style: Pumpkin ale with spices Alcohol: 7.2% IBUs: 20 Serving Style: 22-ounce bottles and kegs Availability: Seasonal in the Northwest
Soul Style   Green Flash Brewing Co. San Diego Style: American IPA Alcohol: 6.5% IBUs: 75 Serving style: 12-ounce bottles and cans & kegs (our sample from draft) Availability: Year round in national markets
African Amber   Mac & Jack’s Redmond, WA Style: Amber Ale Alcohol: 5.2% IBUs: Unknown Serving Style: kegs only Availability: Year-round in the Pacific Northwest
Oktoberfest   Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Chico, California Style: Märzen Alcohol: 6% IBUs: 30 Serving Style: bottles, kegs (our sample from draft) Availability: Seasonal, nationwide
Pranqster   North Coast Brewing Ft. Bragg, CA Style: Belgian-style golden ale Alcohol: 7.6% IBUs: 20 Serving Style: 12 oz., 750ml bottles, kegs (our sample from draft) Availability: Year round. Good distribution in California with lesser presence in rest of the country
Armory XPA   Deschutes Brewery Bend, Oregon Style: “Experimental Pale Ale” Alcohol: 5.9% IBUs: 55 Serving style: 12-ounce bottles Availability: Year-round in national distribution
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