The challenge was this: Short list or long list?
With the number of American craft beer breweries growing in number and production with each passing month, it's tough to not visit the shop and find a new label or two. Of course, there are great imports coming to market as well. Devoted beer drinkers have never had it so good.
So how did I choose?
I went with a handful of favorites from among the dozens of wines and beers I've tasted in 2011. I have chosen some main stream labels -- and some more obtuse selections -- that will make your gift stand heads above the crowd.
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