Happy Snallygaster Eve! Tomorrow there will over 400 different beers flowing at the biggest craft beer event in the Mid-Atlantic. If you don’t have a ticket, buy one here.
Of the 393 listed beers, over 175 have over a 4 rating in the popular beer scoring app Untappd. In this post, I’m going to breakdown just how many awesome beers will be available tomorrow and take a look at the top 20 rated beers.
Sure 175 beers with over a 4 rating is great, but how about the fact there are 71 beers with the elite rating of 4.25+. That translates to 1 of every 5.5 beers has that elite of a rating. Personally, I’ve never been to a beer festival with that amazing amount of rare and elite beers before (if you haven’t bought a ticket yet, here’s the link again). There are even 8 beers with an Untappd rating of 4.5 or above.
Of the top 20 beers, I’ve had 8 of them and they are all great. Leading the list is again the Perennial Barrel-Aged Abraxas (4.74). If you haven’t had before and are wondering if it is worthy of the hype, it is! If you want to taste this beer, don’t waste any time and get in this line asap. This beer ran out is less 30 minutes of the VIP entrance time. I was incredibly lucky and got the final pour. It is amazing and worth it. The second highest rated beer is the Jester King Atrial Rubicite: Blend 8 (4.7). In general, Jester King makes amazing sours, so I can’t wait to try this one. Next up is world-famous Heady Topper (4.6) double IPA. The fourth highest rated is Herndon’s own Aslin Bale (4.56). This is an imperial stout with Peanut Butter and Caramel. I haven’t had this because I’m allergic to peanuts, but everyone says it’s delicious. Rounding out the top 5 is the Monkish Enter The Fog Dog (4.55) hazy triple IPA. This is first year of Snallygaster for Monkish and I can’t wait to try their IPAs.
Below is a full list of the top 20 beers and their locations at Snallygaster. My full Snallygaster spreadsheet can be found here as a Google Sheet. There are a lot of beers that are brand new and haven’t been rated yet, so I made estimates on their likely rating based on similar styles and ingredients of that brewery (noted as NA-xxx).