There are at least infinity beers in this country of ours, and someone likes every single one of them. But unfortunately, infinity beers is too many for most people to try, so we narrowed it down to 23 American that you need to consume if you want to feel a strong sense of drinking accomplishment in your life.
Obviously there are thousands that could be totally at home on this list; these are just some of our personal favorites, plus a few that no beer-drinking American, however craft-crazed he is, still needs to taste at some point. So be sure to let us know your own must-drinks in the comments below. And then we'll drink those too.
90 Minute Imperial IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Dogfish Head has always been known for their wild and crazy experimental beers, and even their IPAs are no exception. They take one of the most common and easy-to-make varieties and turn it into something exceptional by continually adding hops for 90mins (hence the moniker) and also dry-hopping using a device called the "Me So Hoppy", which speaks volumes about founder Sam Calagione's twisted sense of humor. What they achieve through their labor of love is a super-malty, spicy IPA that's the kind of beer even veteran drinkers can get excited for again and again.