Monday, January 10, 2011

December 2010 Top Five

December was a good month. This will be the last Top Five for 2010 (barring an Obama Executive Order to add calendar months). I do plan on doing a special year-end recap, perhaps a Top 9 or Top 16 or some different number as Top 10's are clearly overdone.

In December, seven or eight people showed enthusiasm to write a guest post, yet I had no guests. Sad Panda! Oh well, you know that means I just drank a little more. I did participate in some crazy hijinks when I buried a bottle of Dogfish Head Olde School to be retrieved next year. And I also had one particularly disgusting infected bottle of beer (don't click unless you want your stomach rotated). But I won't linger on the crappy ones any more.

Christmas Eve in a Miami Beach luxury high rise? Awesome! New Year's Eve at Cirque du Soleil's Kooza followed by a party in Coconut Grove? What an evening! And some of you have probably noticed that I got an iPhone for Christmas and am just starting to figure it out! It truly was a terrific month.

December 2010 Top Five

1. World Wide Stout

2. Swamp Ape IPA

3. Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout

4. Northern Hemisphere Harvest 2010 Wet Hop Ale

5. Burton Baton

Honorable Mention:

So Fresh & So Green, Green

Looking at each month in 2010, there wasn't a single repeating brewery with a Top Five win. I see that as a remarkable statement about the number and diversity of terrific brewers out there. Thanks to all of you for everything you've done for me. Thanks for reading, commenting, criticizing, whatever. Have a wonderful new year!

Here are all of the 2010 Top Five lists from each month if you're interested in seeing them. All of December's reviews can also be found here. Here's to a fantastic 2011!

Toy Story 3 -- Tom Hanks

Despicable Me (Single-Disc Edition) -- Steve Carell

Inception -- Leonardo DiCaprio

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