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It’s that time again: Our blind review panelists and editors at Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine® have tasted through thousands of beers, winnowing them down to what we believe are the very best. That yearlong process culminates in our annual Best in Beer issue (available now), featuring your Readers’ Choice picks and our Best 20 Beers in 2022.
In this special episode of the Craft Beer & Brewing Podcast, we share the results of our reader survey—in which you voted on the top beers, breweries, homebrew gear, and more—and we share the stories and thought process behind the selection of these 20 pinnacles of craft brewing.
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