Underground Ale: 7 Beer Styles That Should Be On Your Radar

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He was a wise man who invented beer. Just imagining a world without the full-bodied, glistening, intoxicant leaves us needing a drink. And while a golden pilsner is a summertime favorite, and California IPAs have dominated the craft scene (with good reason) for the last few years, sometimes we beer drinkers yearn for new frontiers in our buzz-fomenting travels from cup to mouth, for flavors that bound farther afield from the safe harbor of hops and lager. Here, then, is a treasure map for the exploratory drunkard in your heart, seven destinations to help you find your exotic pint of Shangri-La.

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