Over the course of the last decade, we’ve seen the world’s best breweries imitated over and over again by a wave of newcomers wanting to capture the magic of the industry’s legends. Some of the new wave have even succeeded! We’ve enjoyed watching the evolution of modern pale ales, saisons, and sour ales quite a bit, in fact! But one brilliant brewery has remained untouched by imitators: Belgium’s Brasserie Fantome.
We’d attribute this to an essential, inimitable weirdness that is at the heart of every bottle of Fantome’s rustic, funky beers. Only one brewery can make this stuff, and we’re just fine with that. These beers are as delightful as they are unclassifiable, and while they might not all conform to BJCP style guidelines, they are always worth a space in your glass.