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Hot tables: July 2013

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The best seats in beer right now.

1. On the patio at The Crest in Columbus, Ohio; there’s a kids menu for your little ones, and 60 taps and beer-onion burgers for you.

2. Passing the wait time for a bocce court with a pint of Bayreuther Zwick’l and a bockwurst at Seattle beer hall Von Trapp’s.

3. On a barstool at Queens’ Forest Hills Station House, pairing cask ale with the short rib/mushroom/Boursin cheese Decadent Burger.

4. Reveling in the cask of Williams Bros. Joker IPA and snacking on reuben croquettes at Philly’s Cajun-skewed Strangelove’s (from the beer brains behind Memphis Taproom and Local 44).

5. Browsing the Bollywood movie posters at L.A.’s Indian gastropub Badmaash, probably the only place you can sip Drake’s 1500 Pale Ale with Chicken Tikka Poutine.



Why a Miller Lite Was the Best Beer I’ve Ever Had

I’ve worked in craft beer for nearly five years now. I’ve had the fortune to try some truly amazing brews: Pliny the Elder, Heady Topper, Bourbon Barrel Aged Expedition Stout. Supplication? I’ve got one in my mini-fridge. The reason I’m telling you this is because I want to frame my statements here properly. I’ve had good beer, trust me. The best beer I’ve ever had, though, was a Miller Lite.

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Allagash Farm to Face

A few years ago a friend of mine sent a text saying they had just tried the best beer ever, a sour ale brewed with peaches called Farm To Face from Allagash Brewing Company. I get beer recommendations all the time, but it is rare that they come with a “favorite beer ever” label, so I made a substantial effort to find a bottle. Unfortunately I came up empty, a limited amount of the beer has

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