Alabama: Good People Brewing Company, Snake Handler
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As you can probably tell from the name, this beer ain’t for sissies. The Snake Handler Double IPA is as hoppy and bitter as it gets, an IPA-drinker’s dream—and, potentially, a nightmare for those without the acquired taste. But with notes of pine, citrus, flowers, spice, and pineapple, this light craft beer has some tamer, fruitier flavors to balance it out. Here are 19 beers you should try right now.
Alaska: Anchorage Brewing Company, A Deal with the Devil
This special reserve beer from Anchorage Brewing Company is only available at certain times throughout the year, making it a special treat when you can grab a bottle. This American Barleywine is aged in cognac barrels, giving a woody but sweet aroma, with notes of caramel, molasses, and oak.