I moved back to Colorado in June of 2011 for a job at a great company with a bit of a shift in my engineering career. The main reason for moving back to Colorado was for this very reason. However, sometimes I like to tell folks that one reason for my move back was for all the great beer and the beer culture that generally permeates Colorado. It’s a great place for beer lovers to really enjoy some great stuff and watch the re-emergence of American craft beer.

So, I captured a list of the top twenty five beers that I have really enjoyed this past year. I’m a hop-head, so most of these beers are stronger beers and a few of the beers below are here because of the enjoyment they provided me during various vacations and trips. The list of beers come from a handful of (mainly Coloradan) breweries and there’s a bunch more that I have enjoyed – but I decided to cap this list to twenty five. You can find more of my favorite and not so favorite beers on my Untappd profile page:

http://untappd.com/user/tehmasp

Anyway, enjoy your beer! – here is my list for the past year:

Green Bullet Organic IPA (Asher Brewing Company)
United States
Style: American IPA
ABV: 7.2%
http://untappd.com/beer/28945

Superfly Organic Oatmeal Stout (Asher Brewing Company)
United States
Style: Oatmeal Stout
ABV: 5%
http://untappd.com/beer/117821

FunBarrel IPA (Asher Brewing Company)
United States
Style: American IPA
ABV: 9%
http://untappd.com/beer/68773

Bad Moon Risin’ (Boulder Beer Company (CO))
United States
Style: Imperial / Double Black IPA
ABV: 12%
http://untappd.com/beer/128030

Hazed and Infused (Boulder Beer Company (CO))
United States
Style: American Pale Ale
ABV: 4.85%
http://untappd.com/beer/1740

Mojo India Pale Ale (IPA) (Boulder Beer Company (CO))
United States
Style: American IPA
ABV: 7.2%
http://untappd.com/beer/799

Hop Czar (BridgePort Brewing Co.)
United States
Style: Imperial / Double IPA
ABV: 7.5%
http://untappd.com/beer/7198

Presidente (Cerveceria Nacional Dominicana)
Dominican Republic
Style: Pilsner
ABV: 5%
http://untappd.com/beer/7057

Union Jack IPA (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)
United States
Style: American IPA
ABV: 7.5%
http://untappd.com/beer/5428

Double Jack (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)
United States
Style: Imperial / Double IPA
ABV: 9.5%
http://untappd.com/beer/10050

Nomad (Great Divide Brewing Company)
United States
Style: Czech Pilsener
ABV: 5.4%
http://untappd.com/beer/92576

FYIPA (Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery)
United States
Style: American IPA
ABV: 7.5%
http://untappd.com/beer/12632

Vagabond IPA (Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery)
United States
Style: American IPA
ABV: Not Available
http://untappd.com/beer/163990

Prime Time Pilsner (Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery)
United States
Style: Pilsner
ABV: 5.6%
http://untappd.com/beer/180320

Resinous Rye (Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery)
United States
Style: Rye Beer
ABV: 7%
http://untappd.com/beer/12278

Dropkick Stout (Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery)
United States
Style: Stout
ABV: Not Available
http://untappd.com/beer/27834

Trickster Black IPA (Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery)
United States
Style: Black IPA / Cascadian Dark Ale
ABV: 6.7%
http://untappd.com/beer/28042

Double Pilsner (Odell Brewing Co.)
United States
Style: Belgian Dubbel
ABV: 8.1%
http://untappd.com/beer/231

Dale’s Pale Ale (Oskar Blues Brewery)
United States
Style: American Pale Ale
ABV: 6.5%
http://untappd.com/beer/10759

Pilsner Urquell (Plzensky Prazdroj (SAB Miller))
Czech Republic
Style: Czech Pilsener
ABV: 4.4%
http://untappd.com/beer/37936

Pliny the Elder (Russian River Brewing Company)
United States
Style: Imperial / Double IPA
ABV: 8%
http://untappd.com/beer/4499

He’Brew Hop Manna IPA (Shmaltz Brewing Company)
United States
Style: American IPA
ABV: 6.8%
http://untappd.com/beer/52671

Stone Ruination IPA (Stone Brewing Co.)
United States
Style: Imperial / Double IPA
ABV: 7.7%
http://untappd.com/beer/1382

Hoppy Knight (Twisted Pine Brewing Company)
United States
Style: Black IPA / Cascadian Dark Ale
ABV: 8%
http://untappd.com/beer/8555

Big Ned Red (Wild Mountain Smokehouse & Brewery)
Style: American Amber / Red Ale
ABV: 8.8%
http://untappd.com/beer/179322