Announcing The Beer Bucket List

by Billy Broas

Beer Bucket List

“What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.”

- Hugh Mulligan

That’s good life advice from Hugh. My take on it is, “Life is too short to drink crappy beer.”

In the spirit of that quote, I am very excited to announce The Beer Bucket List – 50 Beers to Try Before you Die.

While myself and the BillyBrew readers drink quality beer on a regular basis, there are those selections that soar above the rest. These are the beers that no man or woman should miss out on in their short time on this planet. These are the beers that should be on everybody’s beer bucket list.

I’ve assembled a team of distinguished beer bloggers to help me bring you the top 50 beers in the world. You’ll hear from writers such as:

We’ll cover beers of all types – from the latest in American Double IPAs to the classic farmhouse ales of Belgium. You’ll find out the best of the best.

How it Works

Sign up for the BillyBrew newsletter here or at the top-right of this screen and you’ll automatically receive The Beer Bucket List. A new must-try beer will be emailed to you every Monday, so you can start the week off right. Each email will feature:

  • A Top 50 recommendation from myself or another beer blogger
  • A background on the beer and brewery
  • Tasting notes and a food pairing suggestion

Save your emails as you go through the list so you can go back and see what you’ve yet to try. See if you can get through all 50!

As an added bonus, since you are on the BillyBrew newsletter you will receive those perks as well. You can expect a monthly round up of the posts on the blog and a chance to win my homebrews in one of my “Win Billy’s Homebrew” contests. As a few of my lucky readers will tell you, it’s a pretty sweet deal ;)

So sign up for The Beer Bucket List and start filling your bucket with beer.

Let’s also hear your suggestions down in the comments. What beers do you think should be on the list?


{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Dale Miskimins August 11, 2010 at 2:53 pm

It will be interesting to see the list and compare to what I have tried. Nice project!


Lee Williams August 11, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Really looking forward to contributing to this project. Cheers!


Azstrel August 11, 2010 at 9:32 pm

This is Awesome Billy! I am A newbie to loving beer for its beerness, just moved to Portland (wow there is a lot of beer here) and Hey, Man, I got my beer glass waiting!

Thank you for this.


Beth August 12, 2010 at 1:54 am

Great idea, Billy! I’m signing up now. Can’t wait!


Billy Broas August 12, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Really happy about all the enthusiasm here. We’ve got some amazing beers lined up so get those glasses ready.


Jimmie the Mum August 12, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Looking forward to this. It’s like joining the local beer pub check off list of drinking 99 beers only better.

Billy,now that you signed up on StogieChat, it’s your job to post this stuff there in the beer thread.


Billy Broas August 12, 2010 at 6:44 pm

@Jimmie Exactly! Except unfortunately there is no wall to put your personalized mug. Hmm or is there…

And you clearly missed my post on SC announcing the list. It’s ok, you’re getting up there. Just don’t go checking the time stamp ; )


Tim B August 13, 2010 at 8:10 pm


This sounds like a great idea! There are a few that I hope are on there…


Ilya Feynberg August 14, 2010 at 1:57 am


Sounds like a fun list! I can’t wait to debate the picks ;) Ha!

Of course…if you need a beer input from yours truly…you know where to turn ;)

Monday needs to come sooner now



Johnny Brooke - Beer Review Dude September 24, 2010 at 11:15 am

Can’t wait to hear this list. Consider me subscribed!


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