“Every beer listed is worth seeking out as a top example of the style,” the magazine says.
Here’s the breakdown of the Ohio beers cited, along with the rating (out of 100);
• Porter: Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter (93). It was the top-ranked porter.
• Imperial Stout: Thirsty Dog Siberian Night Imperial Stout (94) and Great Lakes Blackout Stout (94).
• Winter Ale: Elevator Winter Warmer Spiced Holiday Ale (93). It was the top-rated winter ale.
• Barley Wine: Elevator Bourbon Barrel Barleywine (97). It was the top-rated barley wine.
• Barrel-Aged Ale: Elevator Horny Goat Barrel-Aged Porter (93), Elevator Angry Goat Barrel-Aged Nut Brown (92) and Thirsty Dog Wulver Wee Heavy Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels (91).
• American-Style Pale Ale: Elevator Bear Ass Pale Ale (90).
• India Pale Ale: Elevator Three Frogs India Pale Ale (95).
• English-Style Brown Ale: Elevator Dirty Dick’s Nut Brown Ale (95). It was the top-rated.
• Scottish Ale: Thirsty Dog Twisted Kilt (91).
• American-Style Wheat Ale: Elevator Big Vic Imperial Mogabi Wheat IPA (91).
• Fruit Beer: Thirsty Dog Raspberry Ale (91).
• Marzen/Octoberfest: Elevator Oktoberfest 1810 (93).
Boston Beer Co., which has a Samuel Adams brewery in Cincinnati, also has plenty of beers honored.
The Beverage Tasting Institute in Chicago works like this: Brewers must pay $150 per beer to be reviewed or $300 for three beers. The beers are rated on a scale of 0 to 100. Obviously, not all brewers enter.
For more details or to check out all the ratings, click here.