The hippest little brewery in Brooklyn certainly lives up to its hype with this juicy, citrusy, and pleasantly tropical session IPA. Light on the malt and big on the hops, Forever Ever pours a hazy tangerine, capped by a snowy white head and bursting with fresh-cut grass and orange peel aromas. A touch of biscuit at the finish dries the palate and keeps you thirsting for more. The two-year-old microbrewery -- which operates out of a warehouse under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway -- releases these slate-gray tallboys sporadically and in super-limited quantities, so if you want to sample this treasure, make sure to line up bright and early.
San Francisco, CA
Speakeasy's been around since 1997, which makes it practically an OG in the Bay Area craft scene -- so why doesn't it serve (E-)40s? No matter. Its cans of Baby Daddy are interesting for a couple of reasons. First, it's the company's first foray into cans. Second, it's part of the Session Series, which also includes another session ale and a pils. And finally, it's the easy-drinking, summery version of its uber-popular Big Daddy IPA, a 60-IBU West Coast hop-filled delight. Baby Daddy has about 2% less alcohol and half the IBUs, but still plenty of hop flavor to keep the beer from boring the hell out of your palate.