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Zythophile calls First We Feast’s top 20 most-influential beer list “total crap,” offers up own list

I don’t want to diss the panel that chose these beers, but I only recognise one name on it, apart from him there are none of the commentators I turn to for insight into the North American brewing scene, let alone anyone from outside the US, and there doesn’t appear to be a single brewing historian among any of them. Which is presumably why they came up with such a totally crap list, with far, far more misses than hits. [...] So: what ARE the real 20 most influential beers of all time? Judged purely on the size of the effect they had on subsequent beer history, I reckon they are…

You can view both lists below and decide for yourself whose is better, if either.

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One thought on “Zythophile calls First We Feast’s top 20 most-influential beer list “total crap,” offers up own list

  1. He’s got a point, I’d say. Sure you could suggest an amendment or two to his list, and that’s fair. But his line about Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye being on the list instead of beers such as Bass Pale Ale or Barclay Perkins Porter is devastating. And for that matter, what about a beer such as Heineken? I’d imagine that’s influenced imitators as well.

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