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Pick Six: Dan Carey Shares a Six-Pack from the Wayback

The highly respected brewmaster from Wisconsin’s New Glarus guides us through six monumental beers that always lead to disappointment—because, inevitably, your glass is empty too soon.

Daniel Carey Sep 25, 2022 - 11 min read

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This is tough, picking six beers. There are so many.

Like all brewers, I recognize good beer. Orval, Edelstoff, Pilsner Urquell, Westmalle, Schneider, et al. You know them because they’ve all been listed here before. So, I submit a different perspective.

Memorable beer is more than notoriety or—heaven forbid—adherence to style guidelines. It’s about time and place—time spent with friends or enjoying a great view or just relaxing on the couch with family. Beer doesn’t stand alone; rather, it’s part of a fabric. We should have a word for this—something like gemütlich.

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