I have been thinking about which was the best beer, the best pub and the best publication for my 2005. So far I am thinking:
- Smuttynose Big A IPA. I know this is not a famous Belgian or a beer everyone rates tops but for me it comes across as simply as an act of love by the brewer for the art. Strong yet creamy, hoppy but smooth. What is your pick?
- Best pub. This has been a good year for good pubs. Twice to Syracuse and twice to Maine makes for some quality moments. I really liked the steak, the room and the brews at King Arthurs in Oswego, NY as well as the handling of the Belgians by the helpful staff at St. Veronus in Peterborough, Ontario. But for a sense of place, relaxed staff, quality beer and good value as well as kid friendly we are going with the Adirondack Pub and Brewery in Lake George, New York. Again, what is your favorite.