Beer and liquor have always been an important part of our culture—especially pop culture. We've got movie-themed bars (like NYC's Will Ferrell-themed Stay Classy New York) popping up with cult classic movie quotes imagined in cocktails and TV shows that inspire their own liege of cocktails (looking at you, Mad Men).
And in recent decades, craft brewers—particularly in the U.S.—have quietly begun a revolution, pushing new extremes with the way people drink and think about beer. From double IPA's to barrel-aged beers that soak up flavor for months, we're starting to see dedication to the craft of brewing that rivals Europe's enthusiasm for wine. With a helping hand from realbeer.com, we've broken down 10 styles and nominated the top five in each. Beer freak or not, these beers need to be on your bucket—or pint—list.