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Maxim Beer Awards: Beer Plus

Usually it’s bad news when there’s stuff in your beer (crumbs, hair, tears). Not so with these delicious brews!

Chipotle Ale
Rogue Ales, Newport, OR

Availability: Year-round, nationwide
Smoky and mildly spicy, this award-winning chili pepper beer might not be your best option for cooling down on a hot day. But nothing could be a better complement to Mexican food. Have another Juan for the road!

Wild Raspberry Wheat Ale
Great Divide Brewing Company, Denver, CO
Summer, 32 states
A thick, velvety-smooth beer with chocolate overtones that don’t overpower the subtle raspberry flavor. If you're comfortable with your manhood, you could seriously drink it all night long (we are, and we do!).

Sea Dog Blue Paw Wheat Ale
Sea Dog Brewing Co., Bangor, ME
Year-round, nationwide
Wild blueberries give this wheat ale a refreshing (and not-too-sweet) fruitiness that will make it man’s best friend as the calendar approaches the dog days of summer. Woof, woof!

Abita Pecan Harvest
Abita Brewing Co.

Availability: Fall–winter, 43 states
It’s made with toasted Louisiana pecans, so chugging this otherwise simple lager is like drinking a
pecan pie—which is even more awesome than it sounds!

Founders KBS Kentucky Breakfast Stout
Founders Brewing Company
Fall–winter, 17 states
If the combo of beer, chocolate, coffee, and bourbon sounds good, crack a bottle of this richer-than-Daddy Warbucks juice. But brewer dudes, it’s called a “breakfast” stout. Couldn’t you have thrown a little bacon into the mix?

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