Photo: Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
This week, I turn my cold-weakened taste buds to the West Coast, where I pour myself a big ol' glass of Firestone Walker's 14. The brewery's annual anniversary beer is a tour de force blend of barrel-aged stouts, barley wines and double strength pale ales. Instead of ending up a disgusting jumble, like one of the cocktails you construct from the dregs of your liquor cabinet, 14 is a nuanced marvel. Want to hear more? Drink up my full review at Slashfood!