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A flight of beers at Aftershock Brewing Co. in Temecula, CA

Beer has been around since the time of the ancient Egyptians, and the centuries since have not diluted its popularity. Brewed from malted barley with other grains, beer is capable of a range of flavors and pairs well with most meals. See our seasonal lists and beer reviews to find some of the best brews from around the world.

Featured Top 10 Lists

New Belgium Portage Porter, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Spring Beers
Top 10 Spring Beers

Spring has sprung along with these seasonal brews. GAYOT's Top 10 Spring Beers include a variety of options, from crisp saisons to refreshing fruit beers to robust Belgian ales. Make sure to pick up your six-pack today, because these fan favorites won't last till summer.

Try out the best beers for spring

Selections from Brooklyn Brewery, Mavericks and Brouwerij Rodenbach are all on GAYOT's list of the Top 10 Winter Beers
Top 10 Winter Beers

Banish the winter woes with brews that are festively spiced or simply turbocharged versions of year-round recipes. Serve these beers no colder than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, which is ideal for showcasing their delicious flavors.

Check out GAYOT's winter beer selections

Upslope Brewing Company Christmas Ale started out as a homebrewed beer
Upslope Brewing Company Christmas Ale

Colorado-based Upslope Brewing company offers this limited release Belgium-style Dubbel beer to warm up your winter nights. Abbey ale yeast, snowmelt water and holiday spices combine to leave you feeling as jolly as Santa Claus.

Celebrate the yuletide cheer

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA, one of GAYOT's Top 10 IPAs
Top 10 IPAs

The characteristically hoppy India Pale Ale was first developed for British soldiers in South Asia; however, the style has since gained popularity with civilian beer fans worldwide. Take a look at GAYOT's Top 10 IPAs to find classic English ales, inventive American varieties and more.

Take a look at GAYOT's top picks for hop heads

Featured Book Review

The Audacity of Hops by Tom Acitelli

The Audacity of Hops
Acitelli's fact-filled narrative takes in the individual stories of influential brewers like Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada and Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head, as well as journalist Michael Jackson and industry leader Charlie Papazian.

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Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Cask

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Book Reviews

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The Audacity of Hops

Beyond the Pale

The Oxford Companion to Beer

Uncorking the Past


India Pale Ale was first developed for British soldiers in South Asia; however, the style has since gained popularity with civilian beer fans.

Although sipping fine Scotch can be an expensive habit, GAYOT's Top 10 Single Malt Scotch Whiskies start at a reasonable $50 a bottle.