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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
Toaster Pastry   21st Amendment Brewery San Francisco Style: India Red Ale Alcohol: 7.6% IBUs: 35 Serving style: 12-ounce cans and kegs (our sample from draft) Availability: Year-round in national markets
120 Minute IPA   Dogfish Head Brewery Milton, Delaware Style: Imperial IPA Alcohol: 18% IBUs: 120 Serving style: Bottles and kegs (Our sample from draft) Availability: Limited supply, but nationwide
Oktoberfest Bier   Weihenstephaner The Barvarian State Brewery (Germany) Style: Alcohol: 5.8% IBUs: unknown Serving Style: 12 ounce bottles and kegs (our sample from draft)
Anchor Steam, Dry Hopped   Anchor Brewing San Francisco Style: Dry-hopped California Common ale Alcohol: 5.4% IBUs: unknown Serving style: 12-ounce bottles Availability: September through December, nation-wide
Hopzeit Autumn IPA   Deschutes Brewery Bend, Oregon Style: IPA Alcohol: 7% IBUs: 60 Serving style: 12-ounce bottles Availability: Seasonal in fall (August-October) nationwide
Hubert MPA   Melvin Brewing Alpine, Wyoming Style: pale ale ABV: 6% IBUs: 66 Serving style: 12-oz.cans and kegs (our sample from draft) Availability: WY, CO and the Pacific NW
Zenith Grapefruit Gose   Ecliptic Brewing Co. Portland, Oregon Style: Gose Alcohol: 5% IBUs: 10 Serving Style: bottles and kegs (our sample from draft) Availability: Year-round
253 Pilsner   7 Seas Brewing Gig Harbor, Washington Style: Pilsner Alcohol: 5.2% IBUs: 32 Serving Style: 12 oz. cans and kegs (our sample from draft) Availability: Year round
  Toketie Lake Grapefruit Radler   Leavenworth Biers Olympia, Washington Style: Grapefruit-infused lager Alcohol: 4.2% IBUs: 23 Serving style: 22-oz. bottles and kegs (our sample from draft) Availability: Seasonal (summer) throughout the West and selected national markets
  Big Eye   Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits San Diego Style: IPA Alcohol: 7% IBUs: 71 Serving style: 12 oz. bottles and cans, 22 oz. bottles and kegs (our sample from draft) Availability: Year-round in national markets
Old Viscosity   Port Brewing Co. San Marcos, CA Style: Dark strong ale Alcohol: 10% IBUs: unknown Serving Style: In kegs and bottles (our sample from draft) Availability: Year-round on the West Coast
Anchor Summer Wheat   Anchor Brewing San Francisco Style: wheat beer Alcohol: 4.5%B IBUs: unknown Serving Style: kegs, 12-oz bottles and cans (our sample from can) Availability: Seasonal (brewed May-July for national mkts)
  Sea to Sea Lager   Green Flash Brewing Co. San Diego, CA Style: Lager Alcohol: 4% IBUs: 23 Serving style: 12-ounce bottles and kegs (our sample from draft) Availability: Year round. Good dist. West Coast and some parts of the U.S.
  Scrimshaw   North Coast Brewing Co. Ft. Bragg, California Style: Pilsner Alcohol: 4.7% IBUs: 22 Serving Style: 12 oz. bottles and kegs (our sample from draft) Availability: Year round, nation wide
Mistress of the Dark   Hop Valley Brewing Co. Eugene, Oregon Style: Cascadian Dark Ale Alcohol: 5.5% IBUs: 70 Serving Style: Kegs Availability: Seasonally in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California
  Love Child No. 6   Boulevard Brewery Kansas City, Mo. Style: Barrel-Aged Wild Ale Alcohol: 9.2% IBUs: 11 Serving Style: 750ml bottles Availability: Throughout U.S., though hard to find
Nut Brown Ale   AleSmith Brewing San Diego Style: Northern England Nut Brown Alcohol: 5% IBUs: 17 Serving Style: 22-oz bottles, kegs (our sample from bottle) Availability: West Coast and much of the U.S.
Samuel Adams Summer Ale Boston Beer Co. Boston, MA Style: Modified Hefeweizen Alcohol: 5.3% IBUs: 7 Serving Style: 12-ounce bottles & kegs (our sample from bottle) Availability: Nationwide, but seasonal—April through August
Pale 31   Firestone-Walker Brewery Paso Robles, California Style: California Pale Ale Alcohol: 4.9% IBUs: 38 Serving Style: 12-ounce cans, 12 and 22-ounce bottles and kegs (our sample from draft) Availability: Throughout the West and most of the U.S.
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