A recent Men's Journal article has been getting some attention for it's apparently careful compilation of a "best of" of world beers. The Hops and Barley Blog is detailing their selections by style in a series of posts, and it's worth a look. One of the reasons I often hate these kinds of things is because they overlook West Coast beers or preference a regional style. Men's Journal has a balanced approach and makes me want to try some of them (Russian River Damnation, Firestone Pale, Stone Smoked Porter).
Go give it a look.