The measure of a brewery is consistency. Any brewhouse can put out something flashy every once in a while, but the ability to produce and reproduce good beer across a variety of batches and styles is the highest virtue in commercial brewing. No one in the Cities has managed such a well-balanced portfolio as Insight Brewing. Since winning Best New Brewery in 2015, Insight has steadily ascended the ranks of its peers, showing its mastery in pale ales with Dankbot and Phantom Taxi and dark beers like Gravity Well and Devil’s Companion. But Insight’s shining achievement has been its ability to seamlessly integrate odd and exciting flavors like yuzu, sauvignon blanc, smoke, and cherries into beer profiles without gimmick or pretension. For proof of the once-rookie’s ascension to the top of the pile, try a pint of Banshee Cutter, a golden ale that pushed the coffee beer style into a new realm.