Maxim Beer Awards: Road Sodas

Some of the best beers in America are only served in one place. Need another excuse to hit the highway?

Some of the best beers in America are only served in one place. Need another excuse to hit the highway?



De-Railed IPA


Carter’s Brewing, Billings, MT

This hoppy, malty IPA is the best seller at Michael Uhrich’s four-year-old brewery. Finally, Billings’ nickname—Magic City—makes sense.





The Vaporizer


Double Mountain Brewery, Hood River, OR



The Vaporizer is a sweet, clean pale ale that’s been aggressively dry-hopped for an inviting, heady aroma. (It’s good for colds, too.)





Cask Ales


Mahar’s Public Bar, Albany, NY



These unfiltered, unpasteurized beers, hand-pumped straight from the cask without nitrogen or added CO2, will make you love all things natural. Except lady armpit hair.





American Hefeweizen


Flat Branch Pub & Brewing, Columbia, MO

Everything here is house-brewed, including this hef. But the best part? It’s just four bucks for an 18-ounce draught. God bless the Midwest.





Dark Star Ale and Lancer India Pale Ale


Pints Pub, Denver, CO



A see-through floor in one area of the pub lets you peer into the cellar, where these deliciously funky live ales await. As with all cask beers, they contain enough active yeast to let you bake a cake in your mouth.

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Maxim Staff