Why we're here...

Beer culture is coming of age. At any store, restaurant, bar, or friend's house you can now find at least a few good brews. In fact, there seem to be so many new beers, breweries and bars it's difficult to separate the good, the bad, and the mediocre.

If you're going spend $10 on one beer, what should you buy? If you're going to drive 2 hours to check out a brewery, what's worth your time? If you're going to plan a Friday night, what has a good selection and friendly atmosphere? We're here to help you answer these questions.


When you're looking at a vast selection of beer how do you decide what to drink? We hope showdowns will help.

Pale Ale: Sierrea Nevada vs. Deschutes 

Keg vs. Bottle

IPAs: Bear Republic vs Lagunitas vs Rubicon

Red Ale: Rogue vs Knee Deep vs Bear Republic vs Blue Frog

Hops: Sierra Nevada vs Lagunitas vs BridgePort

Hops II: Bear Republic vs Dogfish Head

Pilsner: Sudwerk vs Pilsner Urquell

Mendocino Pale Ales Blue Heron vs. Acme

Oktoberfest Beers

California vs New York: Pale Ales

California vs North Carolina: Oktoberfest Beers