America's Best Regional Brews

Beer gets interesting with a surge of flavors from unexpected locals
By Sophie Goldstein,  Newser User
Posted Nov 1, 2007 12:28 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Beer isn't alcohol's second-class citizen any longer. To California chef and beer expert Sang Yoon, it's worthy of as much respect-—and connoisseurship—as any of its grape-based cousins. Food & Wine asked the "beer provocateur" for her five favorite regional brews:

  1. Alaskan Brewing Company Alaskan Amber (Juneau, AK)
  2. Deschutes Brewery Black Butte Porter (Bend, OR)

  1. Craftsman Brewery 1903 Lager (Pasadena, CA)
  2. Brewery Ommegang Hennepin Farmhouse Saison (Cooperstown, NY)
  3. Stone Brewing Company Arrogant Bastard Ale (Escondido, CA)