Originally Posted by 9/9
Sad to see Foothills here in NC not make the list this year.
Their beers were great. My wife and I tried all of them (that only happened at a handful of other tables). I was ignorant that a southern brewery could do such wonderful things with barley, yeast, hops and water. I am glad I was informed that one could.
My take on the winner's list is that if it fits the category perfectly enough to win, then the beer becomes less interesting. For me it's always about the things that push the beer out of category that make me want to have another pint. The obvious exception is the Experimental beer category. Cambridge Brewing Company had me back for seconds (one of only three beers to do so this year).