(NW) Maxim Top 25 Brewery Beers, including Barley Brown, Deschutes, Pyramid, and Widmer.

image courtesy of danielhedrick's Flickr page Recently Man Mag’ Maxim Magazine posted their list of the favorite new beers of 2009. Within the list were four from the Northwest, namely Barley Brown, Deschutes, Pyramid, & Widmer. However, as the list was being reviewed by us we noticed some exceptional beers missing (where the heck are the other Idaho or Washington beers?) from the list.

So in the interest of the news here is the list as written by the fine stewards at Maxim Magazine.





  1. Butternuts Beer & Ale Porkslap Pale Ale
  2. Widmer Brothers Drifter Pale Ale
  3. Great Divide Hoss ("Best Name")
  4. New Belgium Hoptober ("Staff's No.1")
  5. Victory Helios Ale
  6. Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
  7. Pyramid Haywire
  8. Sam Adams Noble Pils
  9. Sierra Nevada Torpedo
  10. Clipper City Marz Hon ("Chug Easy")
  11. Bud Light Golden Wheat (yeah, yeah...we all knew it was coming)
  12. 21st Amendment Brew Free! Or Die IPA
  13. Dogfish Head Indian Brown
  14. North Coast Old Stock
  15. Foothills Sexual Chocolate
  16. Deschutes Green Lakes Organic Ale
  17. Upslope Pale Ale ("Best Pale Ale")
  18. Intercourse Brewing Blue Ball Porter (har-har...obvious why this was chosen)
  19. Ballast Point Calico
  20. New Glarus Fat Squirrel
  21. Brooklyn Local 1 ("Best Wine Sub")
  22. Barley Brown's Tumble Off
  23. Firestone Walker Union Jack ("Best IPA")
  24. Harpoon UFO White
  25. Sly Fox Phoenix

Speak up folks, because as far as we are concerned someone was robbed!


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