[A photo gallery and a few favorites after the jump.]
New Belgium 10/10/10: Part of the Lips of Faith line, this beer was brewed on October 10th, 2010 at exactly 10:10 a.m, contains 10 ingredients (four malts, four hops, salt and pepper) and is 10% alcohol. It's also part of some quixotic quest by the brewery to move us all to the metric system. The result is a complex Belgian Strong Pale Ale that pours pale yellow and tastes sweet and spicy with a faint floral hint.
Cismontane Black's Dawn: A mellow Imperial Stout, this 8% beer has a nice creamy head and a lovely coffee flavor that's subtle, not overpowering.
Bootlegger's Brewery Black Phoenix: Like someone ashed a chipotle into your beer, but in a good way. Not for everyone.
Maui Coconut Porter Float: A scoop of banana ice cream in a coconut-tinged porter? Done and done.
Taps Fish House & Brewery Oaked Thomas Jefferson Ale: This is the hands-down winner, the one that blew us away. We weren't alone. Reddish amber in color and creamy in texture, this beer is slight smokey