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All-Time Top Breweries

on Planet Earth
According to the numbers, the most popular
and highest-rated brewers –– ever.

1 Stone Brewing Company (Escondido, California)

2 Three Floyds Brewing Company / Brewery & Pub


(Munster, Indiana)

3 Victory Brewing Company (Downingtown, Pennsylvania)

4 Brewery Ommegang (Cooperstown, New York)

5 AleSmith Brewing Company (San Diego, California)

6 Russian River Brewing Company (Santa Rosa, California)

7 Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado)

8 Allagash Brewing Company (Portland, Maine)

9 Bear Republic Brewing Company (Healdsburg, California)

10 Great Lakes Brewing Company (Cleveland, Ohio)

11 Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV (Watou, Belgium)

12 Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn, New York)

13 Founders Brewing Company (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

14 Tröegs Brewing Company (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)


Consumer opinions. You either love or hate ‘em, along
with the eccentric personalities and blunt subjectivity 15 Sierra Nevada Brewing Company (Chico, California)
that often comes along for the ride, but there’s no
16 Bières de Chimay (Abbaye Notre Dame de Scourmont, Belgium)
denying their collective voice, purchasing power and
direct support of the beer industry. If thousands of 17 Southern Tier Brewing Company (Lakewood, New York)
passionate people say something is good, chances are it‘s 18 Bell’s Brewery (Kalamazoo, Michigan)
going to be good, and the word is going to get around.
Speaking of which, over the past year, tens of thou- 19 Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon)

sands of Beer Advocate.com members have been casting 20 Smuttynose Brewing Company (Portsmouth, New Hampshire)
opinions on spending their hard-earned cash on their
favorite (and not so favorite) beers, breweries and
21 New Glarus Brewing Company (New Glarus, Wisconsin)

places to grab a brew.To celebrate this collective journey 22 Goose Island (Chicago, Illinois)
of passion and palate … we bring you our annual ”Best of
BeerAdvocate“–– the magazine edition.
23 Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware)

Cheers to every BA who participated! 24 New Belgium Brewing Inc. (Fort Collins, Colorado)
––The Alström Bros.
25 Avery Brewing Company (Boulder, Colorado)

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1 Trappistes Rochefort 10 13 La Fin Du Monde
Quadrupel (Quad) / 11.30% Tripel / 9.00%
Brasserie de Rochefort (Abbaye de Unibroue (Chambly, Quebec)
Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy, Belgium)
14 Aventinus
2 Stone Imperial Russian Stout Weizenbock / 8.00%
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.80% Private Weissbierbrauerei G.

All-Time
Stone Brewing Company Schneider & Sohn GmbH
(Escondido, California) (Kelheim, Germany)

Top Beers 3 St. Bernardus Abt 12


Quadrupel (Quad) / 10.50%
Brouwerji St. Bernardus NV
15 Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.00%
North Coast Brewing Company

on Planet 4
(Watou, Belgium)

16
(Fort Bragg, California)

Earth
Founders Breakfast Stout Duvel
American Double / Imperial Stout / Belgian Strong Pale Ale / 8.50%
8.30% Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Founders Brewing Company (Grand (Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium)
Rapids, Michigan)
17 Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)
New beers come 5 Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock American IPA / 6.90%
Doppelbock / 6.70% Stone Brewing Company
and go. These Brauerei Aying (Aying, Germany) (Escondido, California)

are the ones that 6 Dreadnaught IPA 18 Double Bastard Ale


American Double / Imperial IPA / American Strong Ale / 10.00%
stuck around. 9.50% Stone Brewing Company
Three Floyds Brewing Company (Escondido, California)
(Munster, Indiana)
19 Chocolate Stout
7 Storm King Stout American Stout / 6.00%
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.10% Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon)
Victory Brewing Company
(Downingtown, Pennsylvania) 20 Hop Rod Rye
American IPA / 8.00%
8 Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Bear Republic Brewing Company
Hefeweizen / 5.40% (Healdsburg, California)
Brauerei Weihenstephan
(Freising, Germany) 21 Tröegs Nugget Nectar
American Amber / Red Ale / 7.50%
9 Two Hearted Ale Tröegs Brewing Company
American IPA / 7.00% (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
Bell’s Brewery (Kalamazoo, Michigan)
22 Arrogant Bastard Ale
10 90 Minute IPA American Strong Ale / 7.20%
American Double / Imperial IPA / Stone Brewing Company
9.00% (Escondido,California)
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
(United States) 23 Trappistes Rochefort 8
Belgian Strong Dark Ale / 9.20%
11 Stone Ruination IPA Brasserie de Rochefort (Abbaye de
American Double / Imperial IPA / Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy, Belgium)
7.70%
Stone Brewing Company 24 Shakespeare Stout
(Escondido, California) American Stout / 6.00%
Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon)
12 Bell’s HopSlam Ale
American Double / Imperial IPA / 25 Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)
10.00% Belgian Strong Dark Ale / 9.00%
Bell’s Brewery (Kalamazoo, Michigan) Bières de Chimay (Abbaye Notre
Dame de Scourmont, Belgium)

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