Brewer: Laurelwood Brewing
Style: Imperial Red Ale
"I had the honor and pleasure of getting [renowned beer writer] Michael Jackson a sample of this beer once when he asked me to get him 'something American and hoppy,'" says Belmont Station's Morrison. "I felt like I couldn't breathe as I waited for a response. He took a sip and his head shot up. His gaze fell upon me and he asked, 'What is this?' 'Laurelwood Deranger Imperial Red,' I squeaked. 'It is ... incredible!' was his reply." One taste of the resinous, caramel-laced, and hugely hoppy Portland red ale and we think you'll concur.