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Whether they’re out there talking to brewers, publicans, distributors, scientists, hop growers, or other experts to learn whatever they can for our magazine articles, or whether they’re more focused on tasting and critiquing the latest creations and trends, our contributing writers and editors spend a disproportionate and extravagant amount of time simply thinking about beer.
Every now and then, it’s fruitful to ask their thoughts.
In our Best in Beer 2021 issue, out now, you can find our complete Critic’s Lists in addition to your Readers’ Choice picks, our 20 Best Beers in 2021, and much more. In this special, one-a-year episode of the podcast, we let our writers share their top beers of the past year, their thoughts on wht they loved them, plus some added observations on the latest trends and what ought to come next.
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