Monday, August 13, 2007

Mike's List

For those who don't know, Mike Sober (aka Big Mike, Taliban Mike) is a man of few words and exceptional beer taste. As co-host for the award winning beer podcast, Pacific Brew News, it is assumed (and rightfully so) that the man knows a thing or two about anything beer related... and today he's willing to share. Listed below is a partial list of the beers Big Mike considers among his favorites. I encourage you all to submit feedback requesting more of Mike - his writing skills and creativity are second to none and I simply love seeing in words what goes through this man's head.

Here it is - this list.

Mike’s favorite beers

Hefeweizen’s/Lighter Beers
Franziskaner Weissbier
Hoegaarden witbier
Sudwerks Hefeweizen
Sacramento Brewing Hefeweizen
Schneider Weisse
Mad River Extra Pale Ale

Session Hop drinks
Auburn Ale House Gold Digger IPA
Sierra Nevada Celebration
Bear Republic Racer 5
Green Flash West Coast IPA
North Coast Brewing Red Seal
Alpine Brewing Duet
Sequoia Brewing Hop Fest
Russian River Blind Pig
Speakeasy Big Daddy
EJ Phair Hop On Board
Kern River Brewing Just Outstanding IPA
Lagunitas Brewing XX Birthday Red
Amnesia Copacetic IPA

The Big Hop Monsters
Green Flash Imperial
Russian River Pliny the Elder
Russian River Pliny the Younger
Walking Man Homo Erectus
Alpine Brewing Pure Hoppiness
Alpine Brewing Exponential
Sequoia Brewing Buzzsaw
Sequoia Brewing Log Splitter
Water Street Brewing Big Phatty Imperial Red
Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
Bear Republic Racer X
Moylan’s Hopsickle
Elk Grove Freedom IPA

Stouts, Porters & Barleywines
Stone Brewing Imperial Russian Stout
Sierra Nevada Big Foot
Alaskan Brewing Smoked Porter
Rubicon Brewing Winter Wheat Wine

List obviously, and happily, subject to change

See Rick's List