I like big beers with strong flavors. My favorite style is India Pale Ale (IPA), known for being hoppy. Six of these are IPAs. Three on the list are from Sierra Nevada – I prefer the types of hops they use. I was surprised that two of my favorite beers are now from Saranac/Matt Brewing Company, in Utica, NY. For years, Saranac cranked out dozens of varieties that tasted mostly similar. Lately, they’ve gotten unique and better.