Over the last few years I've been on a beer journey, exploring styles and flavors. I've been fortunate to have several of my bucket list beers without having to get too crazy or pay obscene amounts of money for them. I've also had the opportunity to taste some beers side by side and much to my surprise, I don't always chose the unicorn. For example, in a blind tasting of several awesome IPAs, I chose a Bells' Two Hearted (Kalamazoo, MI) over Russian River's Pliney the Elder (Santa Rosa, CA).
This makes me wonder if there are other beers that have better distribution, at least within some regions, that are actually better than the unicorns us beer nerds spend so much time chasing after?