Where: Chico, Calif.
Type: India Pale Ale
ABV: 7.2%
Available: Year-round
Website: sierranevada.com

This is a brewery that has the art of the pale ale down and their Torpedo really takes that craft to another level. It's also a bit of an experimental brew for the Chico, California brewery as well. The brewery put their "Hop Torpedo" to work, a device that dry hops, adding just the right aroma and bitterness. So, you don't end up with an overly bitter beer. Instead, you have a perfect combination and only about 7.2 percent alcohol by volume—so it's a bit high in booze, but it doesn't take away from the greatness of this brew.