Hear the fizz? That’s right! August 6 is International Beer Day 2021. Beer has been around for thousands of years and there’s a good reason why especially with more breweries that have been popping up. Studies claim that drinking one or two standard beers daily can provide health benefits. It has cardioprotective properties that lower your risk for heart attacks, stroke or heart disease. What’s more, it can potentially help lower bad cholesterol in your bloodstream due to its soluble fiber content. It also helps reduce stress when taken in moderation. 

So stock up on your stash and cheers! Here are the best American beer brands this 2021.

1. Sierra Nevada – Pale Ale Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Photo: saucey.com

One of the best beers in America its full-bodied flavor starts off with a pine taste with traces of dark fruits. It goes down well thanks to its smooth and creamy texture. This beer is best paired with strong-flavored dishes like red meat and beef jerky. 

2. Bell's Brewery – Expedition Stout Bell's Brewery Expedition Stout Photo: saucey.com

The Expedition Stout prides itself on being one of the Russian Imperial Stout pioneers in the United States. This high-malt beer is incorporated with chocolate and dark fruit flavors that make it appealing to the nose. For a deeper character, this beer is best aged in your cellar. 

3. Allagash Brewing – White Wheat Beer Allagash Brewing White Wheat Beer Photo: saucey.com

Allagash Brewing has brewed its own version of the Belgian-style wheat beer made with oats, malted wheat and raw wheat that gives its cloudy appearance. Topped with their special blend of coriander and Curaçao orange peel, it has a complex character that is similar to traditional Belgian beers. Even after years on the market, its original taste is preserved. 

4. Boulevard Brewing – Tell-Tale Tart Sour Ale Boulevard Brewing Tell-Tale Tart Sour Ale Photo: saucey.com

Boulevard Brewing’s American Sour may come off strong on the first sip but it slowly mellows in your mouth, giving your palate a smooth rollercoaster ride. Even at 6.2% ABV, its suave finish cannot be missed. 

5. Boulevard Brewing – Love Child No. 4 Sour Ale Boulevard Brewing Love Child No. 4 Sour Ale Photo: saucey.com

Ever tried beer aged between 16 months to 6 years? Boulevard Brewing’s Love Child No.4 Sour Ale is partly aged in oak barrels and another part is spent in stainless tanks for 11 months, giving it a sour taste. 

6. Twisted Horn Blushing Maiden Mead

Twisted Horn Blushing Maiden Mead Photo: liquorama.net

Brewed with boysenberries and cranberries, this apple-honey mead has a unique taste coveted by many. Its complex character of sweet, tart and crisp properties will have you asking for more. Blushing Maiden also features artwork rarely seen on beer labels. 

7. Bottle Logic Fritter Frenzy Imperial Stout w/ Apples & Vietnamese Cinnamon  Bottle Logic Fritter Frenzy Imperial Stout w: Apples & Vietnamese Cinnamon Photo: liquorama.net

Beer and dessert? The odd combination has found its way into the hearts of Americans. The Imperial Sweet Stout is brewed with a cakey, donut-like malt bill. It is then fermented with apple and topped with a splash of Vietnamese cinnamon that produces an apple fritter taste. Aside from being loved for its taste, it is also praised for being lactose-free. 

8. Bottle Logic Quarter Up! Barrel-Aged Salted Caramel Stout 2021 Bottle Logic Quarter Up! Barrel-Aged Salted Caramel Stout 2021 Photo: liquorama.net

At the first pop of each bottle, aromas of milk chocolate and burnt caramel swim around your nose. Complementing the sweet taste, it is added with Hawaiian Black Lava salt for the perfect sweet and salty balance. This Barrel-Aged Salted Caramel Stout is a delight for flavored beer fans. 

9. Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout 2019  Goose Island Gillian Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale 2016 Photo: liquorama.net

Spending time in a mix of Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey barrels to age into a rich and compounded blend, the Bourbon County Stout provides a mouth-watering swig. With notes of cocoa, fudge, vanilla, caramel, almond, leather and tobacco, the depth of this beer is unparalleled. 

10. Anchorage Brewing Ten Years Anchorage Brewing Ten Years Photo: liquorama.net

Anchorage Brewing’s Ten Years is a sophisticated blend of several bourbon barrel-aged imperial stouts and Barleywines producing a unique taste. Notes of coconut, vanilla beans, cacao nibs and cinnamon swim in the outstanding brewed creation. 

11. Goose Island Gillian Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale 2016

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout 2019 Photo: liquorama.net

White pepper, strawberry and honey mixed together in a glorious bottle of cold beer. Its tarty flavor comes from its aging process in wine barrels bringing honor to Belgian-style farmhouse ale. Its sweet fizzy body mimics the invigorating feeling of drinking a bottle of Pop. 

12. Deschutes The Abyss Tequila Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Deschutes The Abyss Tequila Barrel Aged Imperial Stout Photo: liquorama.net

The Abyss celebrates its 12th year with a generous batch of Tequila barrel-aged Imperial Stout. This limited-edition flavor is brewed with blackstrap molasses, licorice with cherry bark and whole vanilla beans. Ten months in the barrels give it a strong but refreshing aftertaste.