For the past three years, I've been citing just one "best" of the year--the Satori Award. It honors the best beer released that year that is designed to be a regular beer for the brewery (seasonals allowed). It must have been released in Beervana or at least Greater Beervana (I would poach an exceptional Washington beer, possibly). Last year I did a kind of people's choice satori award, too, which was fun. (My pick was Cascade Apricot, yours was The Dissident.)
Anyway, I was looking through the archive to see if I could get a list of eligible beers. Below is a list of releases this year--not all of which qualify. Some were single releases, and I did a poor job of documenting single-release beers for brewpubs. Have a look and see if you can remember what I missed. These are all the releases I could recall; the bolded beers are Satori-eligible.
Hair of the Dog Michael
Double Mountain Vaporizer
Saison a Pleine Voile/LTD 03/Chris's Summer D-Lite Berlinner Weisse/Session Black/Keelhauler
Double IPA/saison (Probably not new last year, but new to me)
Double Alt/Cherry doppel/Drifter/W 09
Four/Five/Six/Seven (plus many one-offs)
Bend Rocksy Stone
Three Creeks Stonefly Rye (2008, but some allowances may be made for breweries outside my usual catchment area)
BridgePort Fallen Friar/Highland Ambush
Roots Flanders Red
*Recurring, I think
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