14. Shipyard Brewing
As Gary noted in his “99 Bottles” column, Shipyard Brewing has now climbed to No. 15 among craft breweries in terms of volume sales, mostly because of this insanely popular wheat ale brewed with cinnamon and nutmeg. But this tongue-drying quaffer had a noxious mulling spice overload that contrasted with the nonexistent finish. Back in the ’90s, sorority girls used to melt cinnamon Jolly Ranchers in Zima for an adventurous change-of-pace. I imagine that rosy elixir tasted very similiar to Shipyard Pumpkinhead.
Notable tasting note: “This brings me right back to my childhood, but in the worst possible way. Something about it reminds me of children’s cough syrup.” -Christopher Hughes