Living in Michigan (where drinking is a sport), we are blessed to have nearly 70 microbreweries, some of which are among the best in the country. Without a doubt, two of the best are Bell's Brewing Company and Founder's Brewing Company. Both of these brewing cos. have beers consistently ranked in the top 10 on Ratebeer.com. (Here's a directory of Michigan Breweries)
I have a few favorites at Bell's, including Expedition Stout (imperial stout), Double Cream Stout, Hopslam (imperial IPA), Two-Hearted Ale (one of the best IPAs on the planet).
At Founders, my favorites are: Breakfast Stout (an amazing, amazing stout), Kentucky Breakfast Stout (breakfast stout aged in bourbon barrels), Old Curmudgeon Ale (nice scotch ale), Hand of Doom (imperial IPA), and Devil Dancer (a triple IPA, comes in at 13.5% ABV :yum:, if you don't like bitter beer this will wrinkle your asscheeks).
Outside of Michigan, I am a big fan of some of the breweries out in California, such as Stone BC and Lagunitas. Also a big fan of Three Floyd's and Dogfish Head. Victory BC in Pennsylvania currently holds my favorite brew, Storm King Imperial Stout.
I have a lot more I can't think of right now, but if you can't tell I'm big on high-gravity stuff, especially the stouts and all varieties of IPAs :beer:Cheers!
17th June 2002
I'm not a big beer drinker, finding that spirits numb my pain much more effectively, but when I do indulge in brown water I tend to enjoy San Miguel, which I picked up a taste for on my last holiday, and - having made a welcome return to the pumps of my local - Tuborg.