Best Beer You Won't Find in a Store

Rocky River Brewing Company

Order the Brewing Company's beer sampler, and you're greeted by a rotating tray of beers large enough to tranquilize a linebacker. The adventure begins with the Pirate Light and Gold Kolsch varieties, but the big bang comes at the darker end of the spectrum. The fine Kohlminator Bavarian bock earned the gold at the 2004 World Beer Cup -- yet it's not even the best beer on the tap. That honor is shared by Blitzen Berry, a manly wheat beer that's unmistakably in touch with its feminine side, and by the Oompa Loompa Stout, a chocolate-tinged beauty that belongs in a thatch-roofed pub. New varieties are introduced seasonally, so be sure to keep your thirst up.