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October’s Top-Rated Beers for September

September 28, 2018

By October Staff, September 28, 2018

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.

90: Sierra Nevada's 2018 Oktoberfest

“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.”

90: Magnify Brewing’s Trade Proof

“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.”

92: Odell Brewing's Cloud Catcher

“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.”

95: Toppling Goliath's Fire, Skulls & Money

“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.”

100: Lawson’s Finest Liquid's Sip of Sunshine

“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.”

ZX Ventures, a division within AB InBev, is an investor in October
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