12. The Traveler Beer Co.
Lately, it seems that you can’t turn around without the handlebar mustache of this shandy offshoot of the Boston Beer Co. peering back at you from local tap handles and the windows of retail shops. The tradition of the European shandy typically mixes ale with lemon-lime soda, but in their Jack-O Traveler, this citrus injection is mercifully subdued. The overall impression is like an off-balanced brown ale with notes of must, maple syrup, and gobs of cinnamon.
Notable tasting note: “This is like a sad bourbon-soaked maraschino cherry at the bottom of a Manhattan glass.” -Christopher Hughes