99 Bottles of Beer

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Photo: Danny Kim

We asked the citys ten top beer sellers Breukelen Bier Merchants, The Ginger Man, American Beer Distributing Company, New Beer Distributors, Spuyten Duyvil Grocery, Bierkraft, Good Beer, Brouwerij Lane, Whole Foods' Bowery Beer Room, and Eagle Provisions to recommend their ten favorite brews of the summer, and to tell us why each one tastes so great. Then, as the song commands, we took one down (a light and refreshing Ruth from Oregon's Hair of the Dog Brewing Company) and dutifully passed it around. Whats left constitutes the choicest collection of cold ones obtainable in New York right now.