Unsurprisingly, it's already been a great year for craft beer. Craft brewers are putting out even more beer than the year before, in all 50 states, and starting to rival even the Goliaths of beer. And we just can't get enough of it: new beer styles, coffee beers, canned beers, even "light" craft beers. Let's be real, we may all love a good PBR now and then, but 2013 is the year of craft beer.
And while we're always looking for new beers to review and taste, there are certain beers that get everyone's attention. And 2013 so far has been no exception. But what's made these six new brews stand out is that they're, well, weird — no wonder everyone's talking about them. Perhaps following in the footsteps of 2012 and 2013's hottest-selling beverage, flavored vodka, craft brewers are finding outrageous new ways to flavor and make their beer. The most unexpected flavors and ingredients are finding their way into beer, but even if some craft beer is following the downward spiral of flavored vodkas, we can't help but be impressed. Sure, there may be a peanut butter jelly craft beer and vodka, but we don't hate it.
And then, other beers that made news in the first half of 2013 were in large part because of who makes them. Let's just say Anheuser-Busch made headlines this year, perhaps for all the reasons the company didn't want. Which beer have you been itching to try — or avoid at all costs? These are the headline-making beers of 2013; who knows what the rest of 2013 will bring.