A trailblazing beer from Vermont is on top of the list of this month’s best beers—a beer that, despite its lack of haze, was a pioneer of the haze craze. Perfect beers come in all shapes, sizes, colors and levels of transparency. These are the best beers our reviewers drank in September.
“Sierra Nevada was smart to collaborate with the world’s oldest brewery because the resulting offering hits on the oldest recipe for a good beer: simple, clean and well-executed.”
“Trade Proof is an exceptional example of a gose. At 4.5% ABV, it’s drinkable yet flavorful. This is a great gose for those hesitant to try the style.”
“Odell’s Cloud Catcher is the best widely distributed New England-style hazy IPA I’ve tasted. It strikes the balance between bitter and sweet, while ticking all the boxes of the style: juicy, tropical, citrus, bright, soft and creamy.”
“Fire, Skulls & Money is an exercise in sensory overload: fruit, cream and pine, all in assault mode. Far from overwhelming, that’s precisely what makes Fire, Skulls & Money such a thrill.”
“A trailblazer that—despite the lack of haze—unintentionally helped kick off the hazy IPA trend, Sip of Sunshine is a whale worth chasing. One of the first juicy, creamy and tropical IPAs out of New England, it also has distinct malt character and plenty of bitterness.”