Top 25 Beers of All-Time

I don’t know if you all drink beer in South Dakota or not, but BeerAdvocate has released its list of top-25 beers of all-time. How many of these have you tried? Are they available where you live? I’m willing to trade.


#1 Rochefort 10 Trappistes Quad*
#2 Stone Imperial Russian Stout
#3 St. Bernardus Abt 12 Quad**
#4 Founders Breakfast Stout
#5 Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock**
#6 Three Floyds Dreadnaugth IPA**
#7 Victory Storm King Stout
#8 Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
#9 Bell’s Two Hearted Ale**
#10 Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA**
#11 Stone Ruination IPA**
#12 Bell’s HopSlam Ale**
#13 Unibroue La Fin du Monde*
#14 Aventinus Weizenbock
#15 North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout**
#16 Duvel Belgian Strong Pale Ale*
#17 Stone IPA**
#18 Stone Double Bastard Ale
#19 Rogue Chocolate Stout*
#20 Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye**
#21 Troegs Nugget Nectar
#22 Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale
#23 Rochefort 8 Trappiste*
#24 Rogue Shakespeare Stout*
#25 Chimay Grand Reserve Blue*
*=We have it here, but I am lame and have yet to try it.
**=I’ve had it and me likey.


#1 Ghost of Dude on 12.16.08 at 9:31 am

I’ve had #3, #10, #19, #22, and #24. All were pretty good. The chocolate stout was my favorite, but you really can’t drink it all night – kinda heavy.

#2 l3wis on 12.16.08 at 9:31 am

Number 17 & 25 is all I can claim.

Angry Guy has probably drank about half this list.

#3 Comoprozac on 12.16.08 at 9:41 am

Yeah, the chocolate stouts are best with/for dessert. I was surprised there were no barley wines on the list, also a great after-dinner drink.

#4 l3wis on 12.16.08 at 9:51 am

At Upstream Brewery in Omaha they had a black cherry double-bock chocolate stout one time when I was there. Unfckbelivable.

#5 Ghost of Dude on 12.16.08 at 10:37 am

Here’s a fair question: Why isn’t there a microbrewery in SF? There are a good number of people who appreciate good beer here, and it makes sense that we have something – at least a real brewpub.
Monk’s and Old Chicago have been doing pretty well with their selections of beer, and even Granite City is popular.

#6 l3wis on 12.16.08 at 12:21 pm

We have a contract brewer that bought all of the SF Brewing Company’s equipment. He’ll make a batch for you. My friend Ben in Yankton uses him.

#7 Johnny Roastbeef on 12.16.08 at 12:41 pm

The Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA is one of my favorite IPAs.

I don’t think we have a good microbrewery in the state of South Dakota. I went to both the Firehouse in Rapid and Crow Peak in Spearfish last summer and neither were very good.

Watertown has the only other microbrewery in the sate I know of. Anyone been there?

#8 l3wis on 12.16.08 at 1:05 pm

Who needs a good microbrewery when we have so many great vineyards and winery . . . . yeah right.

#9 Ghost of Dude on 12.16.08 at 1:55 pm

Prarie Berry actually has some pretty good wines – most of the better ones aren’t made from grapes, though.
My favorite of all time was their wine made from wild grapes. Great stuff, but they must have picked every wild grape in the state to make that batch.

#10 l3wis on 12.16.08 at 2:16 pm

I know, some of them are good – but not all.

We used to get Hoot Raisin wine – tasted like Jagermeister (and felt like it the next day).