#1 Redhook ESB

Brewing Company: Brewing Company: Redhook Ale Brewery. Woodinville Washington.

ABV: 5.77%

Style: Extra Strong Bitter

Why: Because it has taste, even though it says it's a strong bitter It's not so strong it'll kill your taste buds. It goes down nice with a great feeling in the chest. If you have 2 an hour your set with a decent buzz.

#2 Alaskan Amber

Brewing Company: Brewing Company: Alaskan Brewing Company. Juneau, Alaska.

ABV: 5.3%

Style: Amber Ale

Why: This beer got me into ales, I was a Lager guy drinking piss beer like Coors and PBR until I moved up to Washington and found that there was much more beer than getting fucked up. This beer is so smooth without hardly any carbonation getting in the way of the taste, so you can actually taste the caramelized malt and enjoy hint of hoppiness that makes this experience that much more memorable.

#3 Lumberjack Red

Brewing Company: Brewing Company: Rock Bottom Brewery. Bellevue, Washington.

ABV: 5."something"%

Style: Amber Ale

Why: Being part of the Mug Club at the Rock Bottom Brewery lets you experience a slew of different types of micro brews. The Lumberjack Red in particular is just as good as a ESB or Alaskan, but the best part is that since it's a micro brew, it's cheep. You can not beat $2 steins with $5 wings and pizzas!

#4 Bud Light

Brewing Company: Brewing Company: Anheuser-Busch. St. Louis, Missouri.

ABV: 4.2%

Style: Light Lager

Why: Budweiser/Bud Light set the standards for pure basic amazing beer. It's not too fancy, it's reasonable priced where ever you go, and it's never a bad choice if you just kick back and drink a cold one.

#5 Blue Moon

Brewing Company: Brewing Company: Coors Brewing Company. Golden, Colorado.

ABV: 5.4%

Style: Witbier(Belgium Wheat)

Why: This beer is like the cool cousin of the Hefeweizen beers. You can throw a lemon or lime in any beer, but it really takes something to garnish with an orange slice. It's a nice fruity beer that has a good kick to it. Also the chicks dig it, if there drinking beer.

#6 Guinness Extra Stout

Brewing Company: Brewing Company: St. James's Gate Brewery. Dublin.

ABV: 7.5%

Style: Roasted Barley Stout

Why: To be Irish lad, to be Irish. No, this beer is really tasty It's smooth and creamy. Also very nutritious and low in calories, lest than skim milk. But be careful, You can slam these down easy and get fucked up quick. So drink when you want to drink and drink it well!

#7 Dos Equis

Brewing Company: Brewing Company: Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma Brewery. Chihuahua, Mexico.

ABV: Lager 4.45%, Amber 4.7%

Style: Pale-Lager, Amber-Lager

Why: I was sitting down with the most interesting man in the world and he was explaining to me that in the San Fermin festival, the bulls run from him.. I truly enjoy this Mexican alternative to the states basic pale and amber lagers. So if your celebrating Cinco de Mayo, and not to into Coronas, take a pull from this delightful drink from south of the border.

#8 Killians's Irish Red

Brewing Company: Brewing Company: Coors Brewing Company. Golden, Colorado.

ABV: 4.9%

Style: Amber Lager

Why: For the longest time I thought this was ale, guess I was too drunk to read "Premium Lager" on the label. I think this is the closest taste to a caramelized malty ale than any other lager out there. It's light, smooth, and very much tasty. It's a good beer to go with a fish dish or a light meal.

#9 Stella Artois

Brewing Company: Brewing Company: Anheuser-Busch InBev. Leuven, Belgium.

ABV: 5%

Style: Lager

Why: I could be superficial and base it strictly off the glass they serve it in, pretty damn classy for a beer. But it's actually a zingy lager that pacts a punch. If you want to drink a Belgium beer but don't want the heaviness that comes along with it, defiantly kick one of these bad boys back, you'd be surprised.

#10 Red Trolley Ale

Brewing Company: Brewing Company: Karl Strauss Brewing Company. San Diego, California.

ABV: 5.8%

Style: Amber Ale

Why: San Diego is side by side with the northwest when it comes to this micro brewed beer. The complexity of flavors delivers makes Red Trolley Ale a hearty and truly enjoyable beer. I give it two thumbs up and consider it the beer I would drink to feel at home here in San Diego.