The 10 Best Beers for Tech Geeks

Few people love beer more than college students and rednecks from Texas, although it’s not a stretch to imagine that most beer loving students don’t really put a lot of thought into their beer. But there are a few beers that appeal to the thinking student beer drinker, particularly those with a love of all things tech. Check out our list to find 10 great beers for tech geek students.

  1. Mikkeler Beer Geek Brunch (Weasel): Tech geeks who love civet coffee will appreciate this beer brewed with the very same coffee. Civets, or weasel-like cats, eat (and dispose of) only the best coffee berries, which are used in Beer Geek Brunch to create a strong taste and aroma in this oatmeal stout with a coffee punch.
  2. BrewDog Tokyo: Known for their adventurous beers, BrewDog’s Tokyo is inspired by video games, specifically, an 80s space invaders arcade game played in Tokyo. It’s known as an “intergalactic fantastic” oak aged stout.
  3. Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout: If you love espresso, drink this beer from Great Divide Brewing Company in Colorado to keep you alert, yet pleasantly relaxed during a late night that extends into the morning.
  4. New England Imperial Stout Trooper: Inspired by the Dark Side of Star Wars, this imperial stout bears an Imperial Trooper on its label that is sure to catch the eye of Star Wars geeks. It’s available in the original form, as well as Cherry Vanilla and barrel aged versions.
  5. BrewDog Dogma: Geeks who enjoy guarana for energy will appreciate BrewDog’s Dogma, which offers not only guarana, but also honey, poppy, and kola nut. Recommended especially for students attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  6. Flying Dog: In 2007/2008, Flying Dog Brewery in Maryland took on an open source beer project to create a collaborative Doppelbock that involved homebrewers and beer lovers in its creation. It is limited, with only 5,000 bottles created.
  7. Biere de Mars: Named after the orange color of Mars, New Belgium’s bottle conditioned ale is a harbinger of Spring. It’s slightly soured by Brettanomyces, a wild yeast strain.
  8. Moog Filtered Ale: Want to support the teaching of science through music? Drink a Moog Filtered Ale, which honors synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog, and supports the Bob Moog Foundation. It’s an American style pale ale with hints of pine and caramel.
  9. Gigabit IPA: In a bid to attract Google to Portland for their Google Fiber for Communities experiment, Hopworks created Gigabit IPA, a beer with a massive Pacific Northwest hop aroma. It’s organic and designed to represent Portland’s sustainability, quality, innovation, and creativity, qualities expected to catch Google’s eye.
  10. Sapporo Space Barley: Japanese brewery Sapporo holds the honor of making the first beer with space-grown ingredients. The barley that’s used for Sapporo’s Space Barley was grown aboard the International Space Station, and offers a distinctive roasted barley flavor. Space beer doesn’t come cheap, though, with a reported price of about $115 per six pack.

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