To me, Champagne is a bit like the opera: Even at its best, it’s still the opera. And I’m not a huge opera fan.
So this New Year’s Eve, why not eschew Champagne altogether and just grab a beer. No, not “the champagne of beers.” The growing craft beer community is brewing up lots of amazing new products and even revitalizing rarely seen styles that make for great midnight toasts.
Here are a few of our suggestions, featuring a mix of rarer special occasion brews and others you can hopefully find at your local beer store. New Year’s Eve is coming up quick after all.