|A Northern Arizona Salud!|
We like to talk about what's interesting, what we like, what we are tasting, but we're not about to give anything a 98.5 or a Top 10 of 2010. When we compare beers, we like to say, "this is maltier" or "this has a sweeter finish". This beer is a more natural pairing with ribs than that other beer. The tasting and deciding is up to you. If that's a 82 in your book, then have at it. We'll stick Stan's RULE #6.
We've been combing the intertubes for local end-of-the year lists, Holiday Beer choices and gift guides and we really haven't really found very much. We did read Zachary Fowle's The Top 10 Christmas Beers and while we agree that those are some fine beers, we wonder why there was no mention of any locally produced beers. Understandably, you'd be hard pressed to find packaged Arizona Holiday offerings. This is something we've talked about in October. Still, we've noticed a tendency for the New Times to review unobtainable beer and all too often, over-the-top style examples. We love to hash it out with Zach over a Sun Up Nut Before Christmas (even if after Christmas).
Here is what we think you should do during the Holiday Season.