List of famous beers: The 25 Most Popular Beers In America, According To YouGov

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The 25 Most Popular Beers In America, According To YouGov

Everybody knows Americans love beer. It’s ubiquitous in everything from day-to-day life to pop culture, where you’d be hard-pressed to find a show or movie that doesn’t depict a rugged main character ending the workday with a slug of an ice-cold brew. But which beer is America’s favorite?

While you may expect this to be a polarizing and impossible-to-answer query, it turns out that may not be the case.

The international market and data analytics website YouGov tackled this very question by aggregating the likeability ratings on a list of popular beers. Each rating was calculated using the amount of nationally surveyed individuals who noted their feelings toward the particular beer as “positive.” These ratings were then placed in comparison with the others on the list to come up with a final ranking.

Here are the 25 beers Americans love the most, according to YouGov’s findings.

  1. Guinness – Popularity Rating: 51%
  2. Heineken – Popularity Rating: 49%
  3. Corona Extra – Popularity Rating: 49%
  4. Samuel Adams – Popularity Rating: 44%
  5. Budweiser – Popularity Rating: 41%
  6. Blue Moon – Popularity Rating: 41%
  7. Coors – Popularity Rating: 39%
  8. Modelo – Popularity Rating: 39%
  9. Miller High Life – Popularity Rating: 38%
  10. Stella Artois – Popularity Rating: 38%
  11. Miller Light – Popularity Rating: 37%
  12. Corona Light – Popularity Rating: 37%
  13. Coors Light – Popularity Rating: 36%
  14. Bud Light – Popularity Rating: 35%
  15. Miller Genuine Draft – Popularity Rating: 34%
  16. Pabst Blue Ribbon – Popularity Rating: 34%
  17. Dos Equis – Popularity Rating: 33%
  18. Michelob Ultra – Popularity Rating: 32%
  19. Heineken Light – Popularity Rating: 32%
  20. Busch – Popularity Rating: 31%
  21. Redd’s Apple Ale – Popularity Rating: 31%
  22. Michelob Light – Popularity Rating: 29%
  23. New Belgium Brewing Fat Tire – Popularity Rating: 28%
  24. Yuengling Lager – Popularity Rating: 28%
  25. Negra Modelo – Popularity Rating: 28%

An A to Z List of the Best Beer Brands Across the Globe

It is impossible to have an exact number of brands of beer in the world. According to some estimates though, there are as many as 20,000. This article gives you a list of some of these top brands.

Justice by Beer

According to the Code of Hammurabi, in Babylonia, tavern keepers who cheated their customers by pouring less beer when paid in cash, instead of corn (which could be measured), would be drowned in beer if caught.

One of the most popular beverages in the world, there is a huge demand for this alcoholic drink. Beer is possibly one of the oldest alcoholic beverages known to humankind. There are claims that the oldest known handwritten recipe is for making beer. No wonder then that this drink has become such an integral part of societal customs in many countries.

The Most Well-Known Brands of Beer

The beverage is made from the fermentation of starchy products and grains like barley, rice, corn, wheat, etc. While it generally has an alcoholic content of anywhere between 4 to 6 percent, there are brands that have an alcoholic content which is as high as 17%.

Tastessence introduces you to some of the most popular brands of the beverage.

A

  • A Marca Bavaria
  • Aass Bock Beer
  • Aass Genuine Pilsner
  • Aass Juleøl Premium
  • Aass Lauritz Pilsner
  • Abita Abbey Ale
  • Abita Amber
  • Abita Fleur-de-Lis Restoration Ale
  • Abita Jockamo IPA
  • Abita Light
  • Abita Turbodog
  • Abita Wheat
  • Acme California IPA
  • Acme California Pale Ale
  • Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen
  • Afanasy Dark Beer
  • Affligem Blonde
  • Alamo Golden Ale
  • Alaskan Oatmeal Stout
  • Alaskan Summer Ale
  • AleSmith IPA
  • AleSmith Old Numbskull
  • Alexander Keith’s India Pale Ale
  • Alexander Keith’s Red Amber Ale
  • Alhambra Especial Premium Lager
  • Allagash Dubbel Reserve
  • Allagash Tripel Reserve
  • Allagash White
  • Altenmünster Premium
  • Amstel 1870
  • Amstel Light
  • Amsterdam Dutch Amber
  • Amsterdam Framboise
  • Amsterdam Natural Blonde
  • Anchor Bock Beer
  • Anchor Liberty Ale
  • Anchor Porter
  • Anchor Steam
  • Asahi Brewmaster’s Select
  • Augustijn Ale
  • Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock
  • Avery 14er’s ESB
  • Avery Ellie’s Brown Ale
  • Avery IPA
  • Avery Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest
  • Avery Maharaja Imperial IPA
  • Avery Redpoint Ale
  • Avery Salvation
  • Avery Anniversary Ten
  • Ayinger Bräu-Weisse

B

  • Ballantine Ale
  • Baltika #3 Classic Lager
  • Baltika #5 Gold Beer
  • Bam Bière Farmhouse Ale
  • Bar Harbor Real Ale
  • Baron Premium Czech Dark Lager
  • Barons Black Wattle Superior
  • Barons Lager
  • Bass Ale
  • Bass Country Chase Ale
  • Bayhawk California Pale Ale
  • Bayhawk Chocolate Porter
  • Beamish Red Irish Ale
  • Beamish Irish Stout
  • Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale
  • Beck’s Dark
  • Beck’s Oktoberfest
  • Belhaven Scottish Ale
  • Belhaven Wee Heavy
  • Bell’s Amber Ale
  • Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
  • Belzebuth Pur Malt
  • Berghoff Hefe-Weizen
  • Berliner Kindl Weisse
  • Bert Grant’s Hefeweizen
  • Bert Grant’s Perfect Porter
  • Bert Grant’s Scottish Ale
  • Best Bitter
  • Big Buck German Alt
  • Big Easy Beer
  • Big River Vienna Lager
  • Big Rock Honey Brown
  • Bison Chocolate Stout
  • Bison Organic Belgian Ale
  • Bitburger
  • Bitch Creek ESB
  • Bitter Woman From Hell Extra IPA
  • Black Butte Porter
  • Black Douglas Ale
  • Black Sheep Ale
  • Black Widow Oatmeal Stout
  • Black Wych Ale
  • Blackhook Porter
  • Blanche de Chambly
  • Blanche de Charleroi White Ale
  • Blue Moon Belgian White
  • Blue Ridge Bock Oktoberfest
  • Blue Star Wheat Beer
  • Boddingtons Pub Ale
  • Bohemia Pale Beer
  • Boris (Le Flacon D’Alsace)
  • Bornem Double Abbey Ale
  • Bornem Triple Abbey Ale
  • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer
  • Brains Traditional Welsh Ale
  • Breckenridge 471 double IPA
  • Breckenridge 471 ESB
  • Breckenridge Christmas Ale
  • Breckenridge India Pale Ale
  • Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout
  • Breckenridge Pale Ale
  • Breckenridge Red Ale
  • Brewer’s Cave Golden Caramel Lager
  • Brewery Hill Caramel Porter
  • Brewery Hill Pale Ale
  • Brewski’s Honey Red
  • BridgePort Black Strap Stout
  • BridgePort ESB
  • BridgePort Haymaker Extra Pale Ale
  • BridgePort India Pale Ale
  • Brooklyner Weisse
  • Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse
  • Bruegel Amber Ale
  • Bucking Bock
  • Buckler
  • Bud Ice
  • Bud Ice Light
  • Bud Light
  • Budweiser American Ale
  • Budweiser Select
  • Burning Bird Pale Ale
  • Burning River Pale Ale
  • Busch
  • Busch Light
  • Buster Nut Brown Ale
  • Butty Bach

C

  • Cameron’s Auburn Ale
  • Capital 1900
  • Capital Autumnal Fire
  • Capital Baltic Porter
  • Capital Bavarian Lager
  • Capital Blonde Doppelbock
  • Capital Brown Ale
  • Capital Eisphyre
  • Capital Fest
  • Capital Island Wheat
  • Capital Kloster Weizen
  • Capital Maibock
  • Capital Munich Dark
  • Capital Oktoberfest
  • Capital Rustic Ale
  • Capital Special Pilsner
  • Capital U. S. Pale Ale
  • Capital Vintage Ale
  • Capital Winter Skål
  • Capital Wisconsin Amber
  • Carib Lager Beer
  • Carling Black Label
  • Carlsberg Elephant Lager
  • Carlsberg Light
  • Carolina Blonde
  • Carta Blanca
  • Cascade Premium Lager
  • Cassis Lambic
  • Castle Brewery Kasteel Donker
  • Catamount Pale Ale
  • Catamount Porter
  • Celebration Amber Ale
  • Celebrator Doppelbock
  • Celis Pale Ale
  • Celis Pale Bock
  • Celis Raspberry Wheat
  • Celis White
  • Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout
  • Central Waters Illumination Double IPA
  • Central Waters Satin Solstice Imperial Stout
  • Chamberlain Pale Ale
  • Chambly Noire
  • Chapeau Banana Lambic
  • Chapeau Fraises Lambic
  • Christian Moerlein Select Lager
  • Clausthaler
  • Coast Kölsch 32º / 50º
  • Coastal Fog Pale Ale
  • Colônia Malzbier
  • Coopers Best Extra Stout
  • Coopers Black Crow Ale
  • Coopers Original Pale Ale
  • Coopers Sparkling Ale
  • Coors Light
  • Corona Light
  • Corsendonk Abbey Brown Ale
  • Corsendonk Abbey Pale Ale
  • Corsendonk Christmas Ale
  • Cottonwood Almond Stout
  • Cottonwood Endo IPA
  • Crazy Ed’s Cave Creek Chili Beer
  • Cream City Pale Ale
  • Creemore Springs Premium Lager
  • Creemore Springs UrBock
  • Creemore Traditional Pilsner
  • Crest Super Premium Lager

D

  • DAB Traditional
  • Dave’s Honey Brown Lager
  • Desert Amber
  • Devil Mountain Five Malt Ale
  • Devil Mountain Tasmanian Pale Ale
  • Diamond Bear Irish Red
  • Diamond Bear Pale Ale
  • Diamond Bear Southern Blonde
  • Diamond Bear Ultra Blonde
  • Dinkel Acker
  • Dinkel Acker Dark
  • Doctor Diesel Lager Beer
  • Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
  • Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA
  • Dogfish Head Aprihop
  • Dogfish Head Burton Baton
  • Dogfish Head Midas Touch
  • Dogfish Head Raison D’Etre
  • Dogfish Head World Wide Stout
  • Dogwood Decadent
  • Dogwood Pale Ale
  • Dogwood Pilsner
  • Don De Dieu
  • Dortmunder Gold
  • Dos Equis
  • Dos Equis Amber
  • Dos Perros Ale
  • Dragon Stout
  • Drake’s Expedition Ale
  • Drax Beer
  • Dreadnaught IPA
  • Duchesse de Bourgogne
  • Duchy Originals Organic English Ale
  • Duinen Dubbel Belgian Abbey Ale
  • Durham Al’s Cask Ale
  • Duvel Golden Ale

E

  • Eastside Dark
  • Edelweiss (Weissbier-Hefetrub)
  • Edison Light Beer
  • Eel River Porter
  • Efes Pilsen
  • Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock
  • EKU Pils
  • Elephant Red
  • Eliot Ness
  • Engel Gold
  • Entire Butt English Porter
  • Erdinger Pikantus Dunkler Weizenbock
  • Erdinger Weißbier Dunkel
  • Estrella Damm
  • Estrella Damm Daura
  • Ettaler Curator Dunkler Doppelbock

F

  • Fatty Boombalatty
  • Fiddler’s Elbow
  • Fiedlers Pils im Stein
  • Fighting Billy Bock
  • Fire Rock Pale Ale
  • Firestone Double Barrel Ale
  • Firestone Pale Ale
  • Fischer Amber
  • Fischer Bitter
  • Flying Dog Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale
  • Flying Dog Dogtoberfest
  • Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter
  • Flying Dog K-9 Cruiser Altitude Ale
  • Flying Dog Old Scratch Amber Lager
  • Flying Dog Road Dog Scottish Porter
  • Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA
  • Flying Dog Woody Creek White
  • Flying Fish Belgian Style Dubbel
  • Flying Fish Extra Pale Ale
  • Fordham Copperhead Ale
  • Fordham Dunkel Weiss
  • Fort Garry Dark Ale
  • Foster’s Lager
  • Foster’s Special Bitter
  • Framboise Lambic
  • Frankenheim Alt
  • Franziskaner Weissbier (Kristall Klar)
  • Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse
  • Fraoch Heather Ale
  • Fred
  • Full Sail Amber
  • Full Sail IPA
  • Full Sail Rip Curl
  • Fuller’s 1845
  • Fuller’s IPA
  • Fuller’s London Porter
  • Fuller’s London Pride
  • Furthermore Oscura

G

  • Gaffel Kölsch
  • Geary’s Pale Ale
  • Genesee Ale
  • Gilde Pilsner
  • Golden Horseshoe
  • Golden Pheasant
  • Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale
  • Goose Island Demolition
  • Goose Island Hex Nut Brown Ale
  • Goose Island Honker’s Ale
  • Goose Island IPA
  • Goose Island Kilgubbin Red Ale
  • Goose Island Matilda
  • Goose Island Oatmeal Stout
  • Goose Island Pils
  • Gordon Biersch Maibock
  • Gose Original Leipziger Bier
  • Gösser
  • Gouden Carolus Noël
  • Grasshopper
  • Great Divide Denver Pale Ale
  • Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
  • Great Divide Saint Bridget’s Porter
  • Great Divide Titan IPA
  • Great Divide Yeti Oak Aged Imperial Stout
  • Great Western Lager
  • Great Western Premium Pilsner
  • Green’s Quest All Natural Tripel Blonde Ale
  • Gritstone Premium Ale
  • Grolsch
  • Grolsch Amber Ale
  • Grolsch Blonde Lager
  • Grozet Ale
  • Guinness Extra Stout
  • Guinness Pub Draught
  • Gulden Draak
  • Gulpener Dort
  • Gumballhead

H

  • Haagen Lager
  • Hacker-Pschorr Weisse
  • Hacker-Pschorr Dunkle Weisse
  • Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest
  • Harpoon India Pale Ale
  • Harpoon Maibock
  • Harpoon UFO Hefeweizen
  • Harpoon Winter Warmer
  • Harp Lager
  • Haystack Black Porter
  • Hazed & Infused
  • H. C. Berger Mountain Kölsch
  • H.C. Berger Raspberry Wheat Ale
  • H.C. Berger Red Banshee Ale
  • H.C. Berger Whistlepin Wheat Ale
  • Heavy Seas Aarsh Red Ale
  • Heavy Seas Peg Leg Imperial Stout
  • Heavy Seas Über Pils
  • Heavy Seas Winter Storm
  • He’Brew Genesis Ale
  • He’brew Jewbelation 13 Bar Mitzvah
  • He’Brew Messiah Bold
  • Heineken Keg Can
  • Heineken Premium Light
  • Heiner Brau Kolsch
  • Hereford & Hops Black Spring Double Stout
  • Hereford & Hops Cleary Red Amber Ale
  • Hereford & Hops Hefeweizen
  • Hereford & Hops Koelsch
  • Hereford & Hops Northern Light Ale
  • Hereford & Hops Piva Bohemian Pilsner
  • Hereford & Hops Razzberri Ale
  • Hereford & Hops Rib Mountain Rye
  • Hereford & Hops Schwarzbier
  • Herold Bohemian Black Lager
  • Herold Bohemian Wheat Lager
  • Herold Golden Revolution
  • Het Kapittel Pater
  • Hevelius Kaper
  • Heylissem Blonde Sur Lie
  • HHBC Blueberry Amber
  • HHBC Calibogue Amber
  • HHBC Pale Ale
  • HHBC Pub Light Ale
  • Highfalls IPA
  • Highland Black Mocha Stout
  • Highland Gaelic Ale
  • Highland Oatmeal Porter
  • Highland St. Terese’s Pale Ale
  • Highlander Pale Ale
  • Hitachino Nest Weizen
  • Hobgoblin British Ale
  • Hoegaarden Original White Ale
  • Hofbrau Maibock
  • Hofbräu Original
  • Hog Haus Curly Tail Ale
  • Hog Haus Fat Boy Blue
  • Hog Haus Pale Rider
  • Hog Haus Scout Stout
  • Hog Haus Woodstock Wheat
  • Hoopers Lemon Hooch
  • Hops Alligator Ale
  • Hops Clearwater Light
  • Hops Hammerhead Red Ale
  • Hops Lightning Bold Gold
  • Hops Winter Amber Ale

I

  • I.C. Light
  • Icehouse
  • Independence Pale Ale
  • Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer
  • Ipswich Ale
  • Irons Dark Iron Chocolate Brown Ale
  • Irons Long Iron Bohemian Style Pilsner
  • Island City Amber Light
  • Island City German Style Red Ale
  • Island City Honey Ale
  • Island City Pale Ale
  • Island City Rye Porter

J

  • Jack Daniel’s Amber Lager
  • Jack Daniel’s American Ale
  • Jack Daniel’s Pilsner
  • Jack Daniel’s Summer Brew
  • Jack Daniel’s Winter Brew
  • Jamaica Red Ale
  • Jamaica Sunset India Pale Ale
  • James Boag’s Premium Lager
  • James Squire Australian Best Ale
  • Jasne Zamkowe
  • Jenlain Blonde French Golden Ale
  • Jersey Harvest Ale
  • John Courage Amber
  • John Smith’s Bitter
  • Julius Echter Hefe-Weiss Premium
  • JW Dundee’s American Amber Lager
  • JW Dundee’s American Pale Ale
  • JW Dundee’s IPA

K

  • Kaiser
  • Keller Bier
  • Kelly’s Irish Stone Brewed Light
  • Keystone Light
  • Killarney’s Red Lager
  • Killian’s Honey Brown Lager
  • Killian’s Red
  • King & Barnes Festive Ale
  • King Pilsner
  • Kingfisher Premium Lager
  • Kinmount Willie Stout
  • Kinsale Irish Lager
  • Kirin Autumn Lager
  • Kirin Ichiban Special Premium Reserve
  • Kirin Lager
  • Klaster Dark Beer
  • Klaster Winter Lager
  • Klisch Pilsner
  • Kodiak Brown Nut Brown Ale
  • König Ludwig Weissbier
  • Koningshoeven Blonde
  • Koningshoeven Dubbel
  • Koningshoeven Quadrupel
  • Koningshoeven Tripel
  • Köstritzer Oktoberfest
  • Köstritzer Schwarzbier
  • Kozel Premium
  • Královský Lev Black Lion
  • Król Beer
  • Krušovice Cerne
  • Krušovice Imperial
  • Kulmbacher Pils
  • Kulmbacher Weisse
  • Kvietinis Natural Wheat

L

  • La Chouffe
  • La Rossa
  • Labatt Blue Light
  • Labatt Canadian Ale
  • Labatt Genuine Honey
  • Labatt Ice
  • Labatt Maximum Ice
  • Labatt Wildcat
  • Lagunitas Brown Shugga
  • Lagunitas Censored Rich Copper Ale
  • Lagunitas Freak Out Ale
  • Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball Ale
  • Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale
  • Lagunitas India Pale Ale
  • Lagunitas Kill Ugly Radio
  • Lagunitas Lucky 13
  • Lagunitas Maximus
  • Lake Placid Frostbite Ale
  • Lakefront Bridge Burner
  • Lakefront IPA
  • Lakefront Organic ESB
  • Lakefront Wheat Monkey Ale
  • Lakeport Honey Lager
  • Lakeport Pilsener
  • Laker Strong Premium
  • Lamar St. Pale Ale
  • Land Shark Lager
  • Latrobe Bohemian Style Pilsner
  • Laughing Skull Bohemian Pilsner
  • Lawson Creek Pale Ale
  • Lawson Creek Red Ale
  • Leffe Bruin
  • Leffe Radieuse
  • Left Hand Black Jack Porter
  • Left Hand Jackman’s Pale Ale
  • Left Hand Juju Ginger
  • Left Hand Milk Stout
  • Left Hand Polestar Pilsner
  • Left Hand Sawtooth Ale
  • Leikeim Bavarian X-Winter
  • Leikeim Premium Bavarian Pilsner
  • Leikeim Schwarzbier
  • Leinenkugel’s Amber Light
  • Leinenkugel’s Apple Spice
  • Leinenkugel’s Autumn Lager
  • Leinenkugel’s Berry Weiss
  • Leinenkugel’s Creamy Dark
  • Leinenkugel’s Honey Weiss
  • Leinenkugel’s Red
  • Leinenkugel’s Special Lager
  • Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy
  • Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat
  • Levity Golden Amber Ale
  • Liebotschaner Cream Ale
  • Lobkowicz Knight
  • Lobster Lovers Beer
  • Locktender Lager
  • LogJam Lager
  • Long Hammer IPA
  • Long Trail Ale
  • Long Trail Blackberry Wheat
  • Long Trail Double Bag Ale
  • Long Trail Harvest Ale
  • Long Trail Hefeweizen
  • Long Trail Hibernator
  • Longboard Lager
  • Longshots Black Lager
  • Lord Chesterfield Ale
  • Louny Dark Lager
  • Louny Lager
  • Löwenbräu Premium Lager
  • Lucifer
  • Lucky Beer
  • Lucky Lager
  • Luna Sea ESB
  • Lunacy Belgian-Style Golden Ale

M

  • Mackeson XXX Stout
  • Maclay Oat Malt Stout
  • Magic Hat Blind Faith
  • Magic Hat Circus Boy Hefeweizen
  • Mahou Classica
  • Mahr’s Der Weisse Bock
  • Mahr’s Weisse
  • Maisel’s Weisse
  • Maisel’s Weisse Hefe-Weizen
  • Mango Beer
  • Marathon Lager Beer
  • Maredsous 10
  • Marston’s India Export Pale Ale
  • Marston’s Pedigree
  • Marston’s Strong Pale Ale
  • Maryland’s Best
  • Maudite
  • McEwan’s India Pale Ale
  • McEwan’s Scotch Ale
  • McGarvey’s Scottish Ale
  • McSorley’s Ale
  • McSorley’s Black & Tan
  • Mendocino Black Hawk Stout
  • Mendocino Blue Heron Pale Ale
  • Mendocino Eye of the Hawk Ale
  • Mendocino Red Tail Ale
  • Merlin’s Ale
  • Metolius IPA
  • Michelob
  • Michelob Amber Bock
  • Michelob Dunkel Weisse
  • Michelob Golden Pilsner
  • Michelob HefeWeizen
  • Michelob Honey Lager
  • Michelob Light
  • Michelob Pale Ale
  • Michelob Ultra
  • Mickey’s Fine Malt Liquor
  • Mike’s Hard Lemonade
  • Mile Square Amber Ale
  • Mile Square Ginseng Brew
  • Mill St. Stock Ale
  • Mill St. Tankhouse Ale
  • Miller 1855 Celebration Lager
  • Miller Chill
  • Miller Genuine Draft
  • Miller High Life
  • Miller High Life Light
  • Miller Lite
  • Miller Red Label
  • Milwaukee’s Best Light
  • Mirror Pond Pale Ale
  • Missing Elf Double Bock
  • Mississippi Mud Black & Tan
  • Modelo Especial
  • Mojave Blackout Stout
  • Mojave Lobotomy Bock
  • Mojave Red
  • Mojo IPA
  • Molings Traditional Red Ale
  • Molson Canadian
  • Molson Export Ale
  • Molson Golden
  • Molson Hi Dry
  • Molson Ice
  • Molson OV
  • Molson Red Jack
  • Molson XXX
  • Mongoose
  • Monkman’s Slaughter Ale
  • Montejo
  • Monty Python’s Holy Grail Ale
  • Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse
  • Moose Drool Brown Ale
  • Moretti Doppio Malto
  • Morland Hen’s Tooth
  • Morland Old Speckled Hen
  • Murphy’s Amber Ale
  • Murphy’s Irish Stout Pub Draught
  • Mythos Hellenic Lager Beer

N

  • Natural Light
  • Negra Modelo
  • Neuschwansteiner Bavarian Lager
  • Neustadt Lager
  • New Amsterdam Blonde Lager
  • New Amsterdam India Dark Ale
  • New Amsterdam New York Amber
  • New Amsterdam Oktoberfest
  • New Belgium Abbey Belgian Style Ale
  • New Belgium Blue Paddle Pilsner
  • New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale
  • New Belgium La Folie
  • New Belgium Loft Beer
  • New Belgium Mothership Wit
  • New Belgium Skinny Dip Beer
  • New Belgium Straight Arrow Ale
  • New Belgium Transatlantique Kriek
  • New Glarus Apple Ale
  • New Glarus Black Wheat
  • New Glarus Cherry Stout
  • New Glarus Crack’d Wheat
  • New Glarus Dancing Man Wheat
  • New Glarus Edel-Pils
  • New Glarus Enigma
  • New Glarus Imperial Saison
  • New Glarus Imperial Weizen
  • New Glarus Moon Man
  • New Glarus Native Ale
  • New Glarus Sour Brown Ale
  • New Glarus Spotted Cow Ale
  • New Glarus Stone Soup
  • New Glarus Two Women New
  • New Glarus Uff-da Bock
  • New River Pale Ale
  • New York Harbor Ale
  • Newcastle Brown Ale
  • Nikolausbier Altfränkisches Dunkel
  • No. 38 Stout
  • Noche Buena
  • North By Northwest Blackjack Ale
  • North By Northwest Py Jingo Pale Ale
  • Northumberland Ale
  • Nor’western Hefe-weizen
  • Nostradamus Bruin

O

  • O.K. Beer
  • Oberdorfer Hefeweizen Dunkel
  • O’Hanlon’s Original Ruby Stout
  • O’Hanlon’s Original Rye Beer
  • O’Hanlon’s Wheat Beer
  • O’Hara’s Celtic Stout
  • Old Brown Dog Ale
  • Old Devil Beer
  • Old Engine Oil
  • Old Engine Oil Special Reserve
  • Old Growler Porter
  • Old Izaak Traditional English Ale
  • Old Jock Ale
  • Old Milwaukee
  • Old Milwaukee Light
  • Old Milwaukee N/A
  • Old No. 38 Stout
  • Old Peculier Ale
  • Old Plowshare Stout
  • Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
  • Old Slug Porter
  • Old Stock Ale
  • Old Style
  • Old Thumper Extra Special Ale
  • Olde Towne Amber Ale
  • Olde Towne Pale Ale
  • Ommegang Abbey Ale
  • Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence
  • Ommegang Hennepin
  • Ommegang Ommegeddon
  • Ommegang Three Philosophers
  • Ommegang Witte
  • One-Eyed Jack
  • Oppigårds Winter Ale
  • Oregon Hefeweizen
  • Original Bathbeer
  • Original Flag Porter
  • Orval Trappist Ale
  • Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale
  • Oskar Blues Gubna Imperial IPA
  • Oskar Blues Old Chub Scottish Style Ale
  • Ossian Ale

P

  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • Pacifico
  • Pale Rider Ale
  • Patagonia
  • Paulaner Hefe-Weizen
  • Paulaner Hefe-Weizen Dunkel
  • Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen Amber
  • Paulaner Original Munich Lager
  • Paulaner Premium Pils
  • Pauwel Kwak
  • Peachtree Pale Ale
  • Peak One Porter
  • Pearl Lager Beer
  • Pearl River Pale Ale
  • Peche Lambic
  • Peculiar
  • Pendle Witches Brew
  • Perkuno’s Hammer Imperial Porter
  • Perla Chmielowa Pils
  • Peroni
  • Peroni Nastro Azzurro
  • Pete’s Pub Lager
  • Pete’s Signature Pilsner
  • Pete’s Wicked Ale
  • Pete’s Wicked Bohemian Pilsner
  • Pete’s Wicked Helles Lager
  • Pete’s Wicked Honey Wheat
  • Pete’s Wicked Oktoberfest
  • Pete’s Wicked Rally Cap Ale
  • Pete’s Wicked Red Rush Ale
  • Petrus Old Brown Ale
  • Picnic Ants
  • Pig’s Eye Pilsner
  • Pilsner
  • Pilsner Prospere
  • Pilsner Urquell
  • Pine Baron Ale
  • Pinkus Organic Hefe-Weizen
  • Pinkus Organic Münster Alt
  • Pinstripe Red Ale
  • Piraat
  • Planet Porter
  • Point Amber Classic
  • Point Burly Brown
  • Point Einbock
  • Point Honey Light
  • Point Horizon Wheat
  • Point Pale Ale
  • Point Special
  • Point Spring Bock
  • Point White Biere
  • Poker Beer
  • Potosi Snake Hollow India Pale Ale
  • Potosi Steamboat Shandy
  • PranQster Belgian Style Golden Ale
  • Pride & Joy Mild Ale
  • Prince Blond Bock
  • Prostel Alkoholfrei
  • Pschorr-Bräu Weisse Dark
  • Pyramid Apricot Ale
  • Pyramid Curve Ball Kolsch
  • Pyramid Hefeweizen

Q

  • Quail Springs India Pale Ale

R

  • Radegast Original Lager
  • Rahr’s Red
  • Rainier Beer
  • Rainier Dry
  • Real Ale Brewhouse Brown Ale
  • Real Ale Full Moon Rye Pale Ale
  • Real Ale Rio Blanco Pale Ale
  • Real Ale Shade Grown Coffee Porter
  • Reaper Ale Deathly Pale Ale
  • Rebel
  • Rebel Garnet
  • Red Bank Dark Lager
  • Red Bank Lager
  • Red Baron
  • Red Brick Ale
  • Red Brick Golden Lager
  • Red Brick Hefeweizen
  • Red Brick Summer Brew
  • Red Brick Winter Brew
  • Red Cap Ale
  • Red Dog
  • Red Dragon Light
  • Red Maple Premium Lager
  • Red Seal Ale
  • Red Stripe
  • Red Vixen Vienna-Style Lager
  • Redhook ESB
  • Redhook Hefe Weizen
  • Redhook IPA
  • Redhook Sunrye Ale
  • Redneck Beer
  • Reissdorf Kölsch
  • Rheingold Extra Dry
  • Rhinebecker Extra
  • Rhino Chasers Peach Honey Wheat
  • Rickard’s Dark
  • Rickard’s Honey Brown
  • Rickard’s Red
  • Rickard’s White
  • Ridgeway Lump of Coal Dark Holiday Stout
  • Ridgeway Santa’s Butt Winter Porter
  • Ridgeway Very Bad Elf Special Reserve Ale
  • Ridgeway Warm Welcome Nut Brown Ale
  • Riggwelter Yorkshire Ale
  • Rinkuskiai Werewolf
  • Rio Grande Desert Pils
  • Rio Grande Elfego Bock
  • Rio Grande Outlaw Lager
  • River Rock Ale
  • River Rock Brown Ale
  • River Rock Cream Ale
  • Riverwest Stein Beer
  • Rocky’s Revenge Brown Ale
  • Rodenbach Grand Cru
  • Rogue American Amber Ale
  • Rogue Brutal Bitter
  • Rogue Buckwheat Ale
  • Rogue Chipotle Ale
  • Rogue Chocolate Stout
  • Rogue Cliff Hanger Ale
  • Rogue Dead Guy Ale
  • Rogue Dry Hopped Saint Rogue Red Ale
  • Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
  • Rogue Honey Cream Ale
  • Rogue Imperial Pale Ale
  • Rogue Kells Irish Lager
  • Rogue Mom Hefeweizen
  • Rogue Monk Madness Ale
  • Rogue Morimoto Black Obi Soba Ale
  • Rogue Morimoto Imperial Pilsner
  • Rogue Morimoto Soba Signature Ale
  • Rogue Old Crustacean
  • Rogue Oregon Golden Ale
  • Rogue Santa’s Private Reserve Ale
  • Rogue Shakespeare Stout
  • Rogue Smoke Ale
  • Rogue Uberfest Pilsner
  • Rogue Yellow Snow Ale
  • Rolling Rock
  • Rolling Rock Light
  • Ropewalk Amber Ale
  • Roswell Alien Amber Ale
  • Royal Challenge Premium Lager
  • Royal Extra – The Lion Stout
  • Royal Oak Pale Ale
  • Ruddles Best Bitter
  • Ruddles County Ale
  • Rudolph’s Revenge Winter Ale
  • Russian River Blind Pig IPA
  • Russian River Pliny The Elder

S

T

  • Tecate
  • Ten Springs Maple Lager
  • Ten Springs Whiteface Pale Ale
  • Tennent’s of Scotland Lager
  • Tequiza
  • Terrapin All American Imperial Pilsner
  • Terrapin and Schmaltz Reunion Ale ’12
  • Terrapin Big Hoppy Monster
  • Terrapin ‘Dos Cocoas’ Chocolate Porter
  • Terrapin Extreme Cream Ale
  • Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout
  • Terrapin Rye Pale Ale
  • Terrapin Rye Squared
  • Terrapin Side Project #11 Boom Shakalager
  • Terrapin Sunray Wheat Beer
  • Tetley’s English Ale
  • Thames Welsh Ale
  • Third Stone Brown
  • Thomas Hooker American Pale Ale
  • Thomas Hooker Imperial Porter
  • Thomas Hooker Liberator Doppelbock
  • Thomas Hooker Octoberfest Lager
  • Thunderhead Stout
  • Thurn and Taxis Roggen
  • Tie Die Red Ale
  • Titletown Dark Helmet Schwarzbier
  • Tommyknocker Butt Head Doppelbock
  • Tooheys Extra Dry
  • Tooheys New
  • Toohey’s Platinum
  • Trader Joe’s Bavarian Style Hefeweizen
  • Traditional Ale
  • Trappistes Rochefort
  • Traquair House Ale
  • Tripel Karmeliet
  • Tröegs Bavarian Style Lager
  • Tröegs Mad Elf
  • Tröegs Pale Ale
  • Tröegs Rugged Trail Nut Brown Ale
  • Tröegs Troegenator Doppelbock
  • Trois Pistoles
  • Troubadour Blond
  • Tuborg Gold Label De Luxe
  • Tuborg Premium Lager
  • Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock
  • Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen
  • Tuppers’ Hop Pocket Ale
  • Tuppers’ Hop Pocket Pils

U

  • Uerige Sticke
  • Ugly Pug Black Lager
  • Uncle Otto’s Oktoberfest Marzen
  • Unibroue Quatre-Centième
  • Upper Canada Dark Ale
  • Ursus Premium

V

  • Veltins Pilsener
  • Victoria Bitter
  • Victory Baltic Thunder
  • Victory Golden Monkey
  • Victory Hop Wallop
  • Victory Hop Devil Ale
  • Victory Prima Pils
  • Victory Storm King Stout
  • Victory V-Twelve
  • Voll-Damm Doble Malta

W

  • Wailua Ale
  • Warsh Pail Ale
  • Warsteiner
  • Warsteiner Premium Dunkel
  • Waterloo Dark
  • Weidman’s Danny Boy Stout
  • Weidman’s Rope Swing Red Ale
  • Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel
  • Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
  • Weihenstephaner Korbinian
  • Weihenstephaner Original Lager
  • Weihenstephaner Vitus
  • Wellhead Pale Ale
  • Wellington County Ale
  • Wells Banana Bread Beer
  • Wells Bombardier English Premium Bitter
  • Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock
  • Westmalle Dubbel
  • Westmalle Trappist Tripel
  • Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot
  • Weyerbacher Heresy Imperial Stout
  • Weyerbacher Merry Monks’ Ale
  • Weyerbacher Slam Dunkel
  • Whitbread Pale Ale
  • Widmer Amberbier
  • Widmer Broken Halo IPA
  • Widmer Drop Top Amber Ale
  • Widmer Hefeweizen
  • Widmer Snowplow Milk Stout
  • Wild Boar Amber
  • Wild Hop Organic Lager
  • Windhoek Lager
  • Wisconsin Belgian Red
  • Woodchuck Draft Cider (Amber)
  • Würzburger Oktoberfest
  • WychCraft

X

Y

  • Yanjing Beer
  • Yazoo Amarillo Pale Ale
  • Youngblood’s Imperial Porter
  • Younger’s Tartan Special
  • Young’s Christmas Ale
  • Young’s Dirty Dick’s Ale
  • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
  • Young’s Oatmeal Stout
  • Young’s Old Nick
  • Young’s RamRod Famous Ale
  • Young’s Special London Ale
  • Young’s St. George’s Ale
  • Young’s Waggledance Honey Ale
  • Yuengling Black & Tan
  • Yuengling Porter
  • Yuengling Traditional Lager

Z

  • Z Lager
  • Zagorka Special
  • Žatec Blue Label
  • Zhiguly Ekstra Alus
  • Ziegenbock
  • Zigzag River Lager
  • Zloty Król Piwo
  • Zywiec Beer

Beerology: Some Fun Facts about Beer

According to estimates, an average American man drinks about 23 gallons of beer in a year. Almost 6.2 billion gallons of beer are produced each year. There are more than 400 different types of beer. There are the normal ales and lagers, but if you fancy it, there are also beers that taste of banana bread, vanilla, and grapefruit. These are just some things that definitely up beer’s interest quotient. Here is an infographic that tells you a little more about your favorite drink.

There you have it. Your favorite beverage and all its little secrets. So, the next time you order your pint in the neighborhood watering hole, you know how to dazzle your drinking buddies with your superior knowledge about this much-loved drink.

This One Is Best — Eat This Not That

We’ve all been there before. You’re about to head to some sort of social gathering, and you offered to pick up a few beers for the event. You’re standing in front of a large refrigerator at the store lined with beers-on-beers, with no idea what to grab. It’s likely you’ll reach for one of the most popular beers on the shelf, but with so many options, how do you know which beer people will genuinely like to drink? Will your choice be the hit or the miss of the party?

Don’t fret—we put our taste buds to the test. We sat down with some of the most popular beers on the market to determine which beer is the best tasting one so you don’t have to stress about which one to grab before heading to your summer cookout. (Perhaps you might think to bring any of the 15 Classic American Desserts That Deserve a Comeback, too!)

In order to determine the most popular beers, we turned to recent YouGov ratings, which evaluate the popularity of different items and products within America. Our picks for the most popular beers came from their Q1 2021 list, which includes:

  • Blue Moon
  • Budweiser
  • Coors
  • Corona
  • Heineken
  • Miller
  • Samuel Adams
  • Stella Artois

A few notes on our decisions: We did a blind taste test. Each reviewer was asked to review the brew without knowing what it is. We gave each beer a number ranking and wrote a few notes on the taste. After the taste test was finished and the numbers were calculated, the names of the beers were then revealed to our reviewers.

Second, we did not review “light” versions of the beers. For example, Bud Light was ranked as one of the top beers, as well as Miller Lite, Corona Light, and Heineken Light. However, we decided to review the classic versions of each of these popular beers, in order to taste the truest, most authentic form of each brew. So each light version was eliminated from our list.

Lastly, we did not review Guinness. According to YouGov, Guinness is ranked as the second most popular beer in America. Guinness is a stout and clearly different compared to the other lagers and ales on our list. Given that we decided to blind taste-test these popular beers, it made sense to eliminate this beer because it would be too obvious. So, our taste test reviews the most popular lagers and ales on the market, not stouts.

Ranking from worst to best, here is what we thought after tasting the most popular beers in America. (If you’re looking for a light beer, check out We Tasted 10 Popular Light Beers & This Is the Best!)

Sorry, Coors fans. But it seems that out of all the most popular beers, this one doesn’t seem to live up to our reviewers’ tasting expectations. One reviewer said this beer was not noteworthy at all, while another said it simply “tastes like water.” With “very little flavor,” it seems this beer isn’t one that our reviewers would choose for a backyard hang this summer.

In the words of one snarky reviewer: “Absolutely not. Pass.”

So skip this beer and instead, travel to one of The 10 Best American Cities for Beer, According to New Data.

Although Heineken is continually rated the most popular beer according to YouGov’s data, it seems our reviewers adamantly disagree in terms of taste. Heineken ended up in seventh place for being “slightly skunky” with a distasteful after-taste. The odor seemed to put most of our reviewers off, giving this popular beer a particularly low score.

Instead, here’s The #1 Best Beer to Drink, According to Experts.

“Light” was a word used often by our reviewers while tasting Stella Artois. It’s an easily drinkable beer compared to a stinkier brew—something to sip on if you’re hanging outside at a BBQ. Overall, though, it’s still not a favorite to our reviewers, who also called this beer “generic” and “forgettable.”

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Surprisingly enough, many of our reviewers said this beer was similar in taste to Stella Artois. Despite being the second most popular beer from the overall list of options, Corona ended up in the middle of the pack for our tasters. Some reviewers said they found Corona to be even more flavorful than Stella Artois, with fruity notes in this beer—such as lime. Multiple reviewers also noted that this beer has more bubbles/carbonation than the others, with a bit of a hoppy aftertaste.

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Although Miller is technically one of the most popular beers, finding a can (or a bottle) of plain Miller was impossible to find. We settled to taste Miller High Life, which is also a top-rated beer on YouGov’s list—and a beer our reviewers spoke highly of.

Compared to some of the other “stinkier” beers, multiple reviewers called this beer “light” and “smooth.” One reviewer said they could easily drink a few of these because the taste was smoother than most, while another said this brew would make for “the perfect summer beer.”

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Many of our reviewers said there was a clear difference in taste and quality when sipping on this beer compared to the others. Along with being slightly darker in color, reviewers said this beer had a nice smell compared to some of the skunkier ones. It was noticeably hoppier than the rest, and one reviewer said it tasted like a “higher quality brew.”

No wonder this beer is considered one of the most popular beers of all time. Budweiser ranked at number two in terms of taste with our reviewers, many of which said that this is the beer you want to bring to a summer party.

“I imagine myself drinking this on the beach,” said one reviewer. Numerous reviewers noted this beer is a lot fruitier than others, with a much smoother and refreshing taste.

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Blue Moon may only be ranked number five compared to the most popular beers, but for our reviewers, it was easily the best-of-the-best.

This beer stood out among the rest in terms of quality alone. Reviewers said this beer was a lot wheatier. Although it tasted heavier compared to the rest, it still had a smooth quality that put this beer “in a different league” compared to the others, according to one reviewer. Another said it had a “nice combination of fruit and hops” while another said the beer was “satisfying” to sip on.

So if you’re looking for a quality beer to sip on that is “upscale,” looks like Blue Moon is the beer to snag.

Now, how about snacks to go with that beer? Here are our picks:

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Most Popular Beers | BeerAdvocate

Rankings be damned! Here are 250 of the most rated beers by our users.

  Sorted by number of ratings. Ratings Avg Yours
1Breakfast Stout
Founders Brewing Company
Stout – Oatmeal | 8. 30%
17,8034.55
290 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
IPA – Imperial | 9.00%
16,3844.3
3Two Hearted Ale
Bell’s Brewery – Eccentric Café & General Store
IPA – American | 7.00%
15,5944.3
4Pliny The Elder
Russian River Brewing Company
IPA – Imperial | 8.00%
15,4924. 69
5Heady Topper
The Alchemist
IPA – Imperial | 8.00%
15,0354.76
6Sculpin
Ballast Point Brewing Company
IPA – American | 7.00%
14,6064.41
7KBS
Founders Brewing Company
Stout – American Imperial | 12.30%
14,0434.65
8Hopslam Ale
Bell’s Brewery – Eccentric Café & General Store
IPA – Imperial | 10. 00%
13,9344.49
9Bourbon County Brand Stout
Goose Island Beer Co.
Stout – American Imperial | 14.70%
13,2774.66
10Old Rasputin
North Coast Brewing Co.
Stout – Russian Imperial | 9.00%
12,9584.33
1160 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
IPA – American | 6.00%
12,1464. 1
12Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Pale Ale – American | 5.60%
12,1174.05
13Stone IPA
Stone Brewing
IPA – American | 6.90%
11,7044.22
14Torpedo Extra IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
IPA – American | 7.20%
11,5974.17
15Zombie Dust
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Pale Ale – American | 6.20%
11,2054.62
16Enjoy By IPA
Stone Brewing
IPA – Imperial | 9.40%
11,1924.44
17Arrogant Bastard Ale
Arrogant Consortia
Strong Ale – American | 7.20%
11,1104.18
18Celebration
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
IPA – American | 6.80%
10,8204. 17
19La Fin Du Monde
Unibroue
Tripel | 9.00%
10,6154.36
20Lagunitas Sucks
Lagunitas Brewing Company
IPA – Imperial | 7.85%
10,5114.35
21Ten FIDY
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Stout – American Imperial | 10.50%
10,2514.4
22Abt 12
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Quadrupel (Quad) | 10.00%
10,1874.5
23Trappistes Rochefort 10
Brasserie de Rochefort
Quadrupel (Quad) | 11.30%
9,8464.55
24Samuel Adams Boston Lager
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Lager – Vienna | 5.00%
9,8293.76
25IPA
Lagunitas Brewing Company
IPA – American | 6.20%
9,5303.91
26A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale
Lagunitas Brewing Company
IPA – American | 7.50%
9,5084.22
27Fat Tire Amber Ale
New Belgium Brewing Company
Red Ale – American Amber / Red | 5.20%
9,3253.61
28Jai Alai IPA
Cigar City Brewing
IPA – American | 7.50%
9,0474.29
29Hefeweissbier
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Wheat Beer – Hefeweizen | 5.40%
9,0454.45
30Centennial IPA
Founders Brewing Company
IPA – American | 7.20%
8,8604.14
31Backwoods Bastard
Founders Brewing Company
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy | 11.20%
8,8474.38
32Nugget Nectar
Tröegs Brewing Company
Red Ale – Imperial | 7.50%
8,8174.33
33120 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
IPA – Imperial | 18.00%
8,7724.18
34Guinness Draught
Guinness Ltd.
Stout – Irish Dry | 4.20%
8,5423.6
35Imperial Russian Stout
Stone Brewing
Stout – Russian Imperial | 10.60%
8,4574.35
36Duvel
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Strong Ale – Belgian Pale | 8.50%
8,3954.29
37Bleue (Blue)
Bières de Chimay
Strong Ale – Belgian Dark | 9.00%
8,2324.33
38Dirty Bastard
Founders Brewing Company
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy | 8.50%
8,1234.07
39Samuel Adams Octoberfest
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Lager – Märzen | 5.30%
8,1033.68
40West Coast IPA
Green Flash Brewing Co.
IPA – American | 7.00%
8,0704.24
41Imperial Stout
Founders Brewing Company
Stout – Russian Imperial | 10.50%
8,0594.38
42Dead Guy Ale
Rogue Ales
Bock – Maibock | 6.80%
8,0453.96
43Hop Stoopid
Lagunitas Brewing Company
IPA – Imperial | 8.00%
8,0224.21
44Racer 5
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
IPA – American | 7.50%
8,0094.2
45Porter
Founders Brewing Company
Porter – Robust | 6.50%
7,9314.27
46All Day IPA
Founders Brewing Company
IPA – American | 4.70%
7,9223.89
47Pumking
Southern Tier Brewing Company
Pumpkin Beer | 8.60%
7,8484.13
48Bigfoot
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Barleywine – American | 9.60%
7,8334.17
49Dale’s Pale Ale
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Pale Ale – American | 6.50%
7,8153.9
50Blue Moon Belgian White
Blue Moon Brewing Company
Wheat Beer – Witbier | 5.40%
7,6883.44
51Double Jack
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
IPA – Imperial | 9.50%
7,6494.34
52HopDevil
Victory Brewing Company – Downingtown
IPA – American | 6.70%
7,6024.08
53The Abyss
Deschutes Brewery
Stout – American Imperial | 11.40%
7,5324.5
54Oberon
Bell’s Brewery – Eccentric Café & General Store
Wheat Beer – American Pale | 5.80%
7,3263.84
55Speedway Stout
AleSmith Brewing Company
Stout – American Imperial | 12.00%
7,2194.4
56Parabola
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Stout – Russian Imperial | 13.00%
7,1564.64
57Victory At Sea – Coffee And Vanilla
Ballast Point Brewing Company
Porter – Imperial | 10.00%
7,1494.41
58Milk Stout
Left Hand Brewing Company
Stout – Sweet / Milk | 6.00%
7,1064
59Union Jack IPA
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
IPA – American | 7.00%
7,0994.24
60Traditional Lager
Yuengling Brewery
Lager – American Amber / Red | 4.50%
7,0883.42
61Oatmeal Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Stout – Oatmeal | 5.00%
7,0344.23
62Alpha King
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Pale Ale – American | 6.66%
6,9824.26
63Black Chocolate Stout
Brooklyn Brewery
Stout – Russian Imperial | 10.00%
6,9704.17
64Ayinger Celebrator
Ayinger Privatbrauerei
Bock – Doppelbock | 6.70%
6,9444.37
65Punkin Ale
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Pumpkin Beer | 7.00%
6,8863.95
66Edmund Fitzgerald
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Porter – American | 6.00%
6,8644.26
67DirtWolf
Victory Brewing Company – Downingtown
IPA – Imperial | 8.70%
6,8404.3
68Budweiser
Anheuser-Busch
Lager – Adjunct | 5.00%
6,8232.34
69Double Bastard Ale
Arrogant Consortia
Strong Ale – American | 11.00%
6,8154.29
70Three Philosophers
Brewery Ommegang
Quadrupel (Quad) | 9.70%
6,8044.18
71Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII)
Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
Quadrupel (Quad) | 10.20%
6,7944.66
72Burton Baton
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
IPA – Imperial | 10.00%
6,7454.25
73CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)
Founders Brewing Company
Stout – American Imperial | 11.30%
6,7074.7
74Supplication
Russian River Brewing Company
Wild Ale | 7.75%
6,6834.6
75Double Trouble
Founders Brewing Company
IPA – Imperial | 9.40%
6,6754.21
76Black Butte Porter
Deschutes Brewery
Porter – American | 5.20%
6,6024.19
77Dragon’s Milk
New Holland Brewing Company
Stout – American Imperial | 11.00%
6,5884.08
78Bomb!
Prairie Artisan Ales
Stout – American Imperial | 13.00%
6,5784.52
79Expedition Stout
Bell’s Brewery – Eccentric Café & General Store
Stout – Russian Imperial | 10.50%
6,5774.29
80Hoptimum
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
IPA – Imperial | 11.00%
6,5124.21
81Bud Light
Anheuser-Busch
Lager – Light | 4.20%
6,5001.79
82Sculpin – Grapefruit
Ballast Point Brewing Company
IPA – American | 7.00%
6,3854.34
83Anchor Steam Beer
Anchor Brewing Company
California Common / Steam Beer | 4.90%
6,3803.87
84Gumballhead
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Wheat Beer – American Pale | 5.60%
6,3294.21
85Indian Brown Ale
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Brown Ale – American | 7.20%
6,2734.12
86Dreadnaught
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
IPA – Imperial | 9.40%
6,2444.42
87Delirium Tremens
Brouwerij Huyghe
Strong Ale – Belgian Pale | 8.50%
6,2414.16
88Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)
Pabst Brewing Company
Lager – Adjunct | 4.74%
6,2012.95
89Hennepin
Brewery Ommegang
Farmhouse Ale – Saison | 7.70%
6,1874.18
90Blind Pig
Russian River Brewing Company
IPA – American | 6.25%
6,1274.37
91Golden Monkey
Victory Brewing Company – Downingtown
Tripel | 9.50%
6,1163.75
92Storm King
Victory Brewing Company – Downingtown
Stout – American Imperial | 9.10%
6,0754.08
93Palo Santo Marron
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Brown Ale – American | 12.00%
6,0684.22
94Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA
Stone Brewing
IPA – Black / Cascadian Dark Ale | 8.70%
6,0394.24
95Sip Of Sunshine
Lawson’s Finest Liquids
IPA – Imperial | 8.00%
6,0354.58
96Brown Shugga’
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Strong Ale – American | 10.00%
6,0244.07
97Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
Eagle Brewery
Stout – Sweet / Milk | 5.20%
6,0014.05
98Lunch
Maine Beer Company
IPA – American | 7.00%
5,9844.39
99Stella Artois
Stella Artois
Lager – European Pale | 5.00%
5,9283.11
100#9
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Fruit and Field Beer | 5.10%
5,9263.42
101Furious
Surly Brewing Company
IPA – American | 6.70%
5,9214.3
102Goose IPA
Goose Island Beer Co.
IPA – English | 5.90%
5,8653.72
103RuinTen Triple IPA
Stone Brewing
IPA – Imperial | 10.80%
5,8644.33
104Samuel Adams Summer Ale
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Wheat Beer – American Pale | 5.30%
5,8633.35
105Maharaja
Avery Brewing Company
IPA – Imperial | 10.20%
5,8074.25
106White
Allagash Brewing Company
Wheat Beer – Witbier | 5.20%
5,7974.18
107Maximus
Lagunitas Brewing Company
IPA – Imperial | 9.00%
5,7854.01
108Orval Trappist Ale
Brasserie d’Orval S.A.
Pale Ale – Belgian | 6.90%
5,7614.24
109Yeti
Great Divide Brewing Company
Stout – American Imperial | 9.50%
5,7584.22
110Pseudo Sue
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Pale Ale – American | 5.80%
5,6814.52
111Hoegaarden Original White Ale
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Wheat Beer – Witbier | 4.90%
5,6643.82
112Coors Light
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Lager – Light | 4.20%
5,6221.99
113Fresh Squeezed IPA
Deschutes Brewery
IPA – American | 6.40%
5,6214.26
114Trappistes Rochefort 8
Brasserie de Rochefort
Strong Ale – Belgian Dark | 9.20%
5,6164.36
115Tank 7
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Farmhouse Ale – Saison | 8.50%
5,6084.19
116Heineken Lager Beer
Heineken Nederland B.V.
Lager – European Pale | 5.00%
5,6012.74
117Consecration
Russian River Brewing Company
Wild Ale | 10.00%
5,5824.53
118Flower Power
Ithaca Beer Company
IPA – American | 7.20%
5,5134.24
119Corona Extra
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Lager – Adjunct | 4.60%
5,5032.33
120Old Chub – Scottish Style Ale
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy | 8.00%
5,4964.04
121§ucaba
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Barleywine – English | 12.50%
5,4914.55
122Prima Pils
Victory Brewing Company – Downingtown
Pilsner – German | 5.30%
5,4814.05
123Narwhal
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Stout – Russian Imperial | 10.20%
5,4604.18
124Finestkind IPA
Smuttynose Brewing Company
IPA – American | 6.90%
5,4424.12
125Newcastle Brown Ale
Heineken Nederland B.V.
Brown Ale – English | 4.70%
5,4133.33
126Péché Mortel
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Stout – American Imperial | 9.50%
5,3544.42
127Choklat (Blackwater Series)
Southern Tier Brewing Company
Stout – American Imperial | 10.00%
5,3534.29
128Red’s Rye IPA
Founders Brewing Company
Rye Beer | 6.60%
5,3244.2
129OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale
Arrogant Consortia
Strong Ale – American | 7.20%
5,2774.23
130Ruthless Rye IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Rye Beer | 6.60%
5,2573.91
131Trois Pistoles
Unibroue
Strong Ale – Belgian Dark | 9.00%
5,1894.26
132Rouge (Red)
Bières de Chimay
Dubbel | 7.00%
5,1744.17
133World Wide Stout
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Stout – American Imperial | 18.00%
5,1514.28
134Devil Dancer
Founders Brewing Company
IPA – Imperial | 12.00%
5,1033.94
135Resin
Sixpoint Brewery
IPA – Imperial | 9.10%
5,0794.14
136Midas Touch
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Herb and Spice Beer | 9.00%
5,0323.76
137Miller Lite
Miller Brewing Co.
Lager – Light | 4.17%
5,0122.17
138ApriHop
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
IPA – American | 7.00%
5,0103.87
139Julius
Tree House Brewing Company
IPA – New England | 6.80%
4,9644.68
140Matilda
Goose Island Beer Co.
Strong Ale – Belgian Pale | 7.00%
4,9524.06
141Black Note Stout
Bell’s Brewery – Eccentric Café & General Store
Stout – American Imperial | 11.20%
4,9444.57
142Franziskaner Premium Weissbier
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Wheat Beer – Hefeweizen | 5.00%
4,8864.07
143Curmudgeon
Founders Brewing Company
Old Ale | 9.80%
4,8594.05
144Maudite
Unibroue
Dubbel | 8.00%
4,8554.22
145Westmalle Trappist Tripel
Brouwerij Westmalle
Tripel | 9.50%
4,8534.33
146312 Urban Wheat
Goose Island Beer Co.
Wheat Beer – American Pale | 4.20%
4,8343.4
1472XIPA
Southern Tier Brewing Company
IPA – Imperial | 8.20%
4,8044.04
148Abrasive Ale
Surly Brewing Company
IPA – Imperial | 9.20%
4,8004.52
149Tap 6: Mein Aventinus
Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
Bock – Weizenbock | 8.20%
4,7654.35
150Hop Rod Rye
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Rye Beer | 8.00%
4,7484.24
151Abbey Ale
Brewery Ommegang
Dubbel | 8.20%
4,7394.19
152Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout (Blackwater Series)
Southern Tier Brewing Company
Stout – Sweet / Milk | 10.00%
4,7153.99
153Guinness Extra Stout (Original)
Guinness Ltd.
Stout – Irish Dry | 5.60%
4,7073.76
154Harvest Ale
Founders Brewing Company
IPA – American | 7.60%
4,7024.26
155Sofie
Goose Island Beer Co.
Farmhouse Ale – Saison | 6.50%
4,6874.11
156Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
Great Divide Brewing Company
Stout – American Imperial | 9.50%
4,6534.28
157Kalamazoo Stout
Bell’s Brewery – Eccentric Café & General Store
Stout – American | 6.00%
4,6474
158Wookey Jack
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
IPA – Black / Cascadian Dark Ale | 8.30%
4,6404.27
159Triple (White/Cinq Cents)
Bières de Chimay
Tripel | 8.00%
4,6364.16
160Duchesse De Bourgogne
Brouwerij Verhaeghe
Sour – Flanders Red Ale | 6.20%
4,5964.22
161Vanilla Porter
Breckenridge Brewery
Porter – American | 5.40%
4,5753.67
162Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Strong Ale – American | 9.60%
4,5554.09
163Cappuccino Stout
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Stout – American Imperial | 9.20%
4,5553.97
164Duet
Alpine Beer Company
IPA – American | 7.00%
4,5524.34
165Imperial Biscotti Break
Evil Twin Brewing
Stout – American Imperial | 11.50%
4,5254.36
166Head Hunter
Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon
IPA – American | 7.50%
4,5134.34
167Hazelnut Brown Nectar
Rogue Ales
Brown Ale – English | 5.60%
4,5014.09
168Dark Lord Imperial Stout
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Stout – Russian Imperial | 15.00%
4,4964.36
169Saison Dupont
Brasserie Dupont sprl
Farmhouse Ale – Saison | 6.50%
4,4964.21
170Summerfest
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Pilsner – Bohemian / Czech | 5.00%
4,4663.7
171Shiner Bock
Spoetzl Brewery
Bock – Traditional | 4.50%
4,4513.2
172Tripel Karmeliet
Brouwerij Bosteels
Tripel | 8.40%
4,4514.3
173Samuel Adams Rebel IPA
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
IPA – American | 6.50%
4,4473.61
174Festina Pêche
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Sour – Berliner Weisse | 4.50%
4,4393.72
175Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout
Cigar City Brewing
Stout – American Imperial | 10.20%
4,4294.62
176Hop Nosh IPA
Uinta Brewing Company
IPA – American | 7.30%
4,4264.03
177Big Eye
Ballast Point Brewing Company
IPA – American | 7.00%
4,3814.07
178IPA
AleSmith Brewing Company
IPA – American | 7.25%
4,3804.24
179Pilsner Urquell
Plzeňský Prazdroj
Pilsner – Bohemian / Czech | 4.40%
4,3583.64
180Focal Banger
The Alchemist
IPA – New England | 7.00%
4,3434.59
181IPA
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
IPA – English | 5.90%
4,3393.64
182Raison D’Être
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Strong Ale – Belgian Dark | 8.00%
4,3363.68
183Nelson
Alpine Beer Company
IPA – American | 7.00%
4,3314.45
184Xocoveza
Stone Brewing
Stout – American Imperial | 8.10%
4,3274.36
185Titan IPA
Great Divide Brewing Company
IPA – American | 7.10%
4,3264.09
1861554
New Belgium Brewing Company
Lager – European Dark | 6.00%
4,3243.84
187Chocolate Stout
Rogue Ales
Stout – American | 5.80%
4,3094.19
188Leffe Blonde
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Blonde Ale – Belgian | 6.60%
4,2913.61
189Gulden Draak
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Strong Ale – Belgian Dark | 10.50%
4,2784.27
190Hercules Double IPA
Great Divide Brewing Company
IPA – Imperial | 10.00%
4,2664.15
191G’Knight
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Red Ale – Imperial | 8.70%
4,2664.13
192Rodenbach Grand Cru
Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
Sour – Flanders Red Ale | 6.00%
4,2604.33
193Raging Bitch
Flying Dog Brewery
IPA – Belgian | 8.30%
4,2333.89
194Smoked Porter
Stone Brewing
Porter – Smoked | 5.90%
4,2174.03
195Miller High Life
Miller Brewing Co.
Lager – Adjunct | 4.60%
4,2052.71
196Darkness
Surly Brewing Company
Stout – Russian Imperial | 12.00%
4,1984.51
197The Mad Elf
Tröegs Brewing Company
Strong Ale – Belgian Dark | 11.00%
4,1893.92
198Palate Wrecker
Green Flash Brewing Co.
IPA – Imperial | 9.50%
4,1824.18
199Nut Brown Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Brown Ale – English | 5.00%
4,1824.1
200Kellerweis
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Wheat Beer – Hefeweizen | 4.80%
4,1764.07
201Obsidian Stout
Deschutes Brewery
Stout – American | 6.40%
4,1764.21
202Black Tuesday
The Bruery
Stout – American Imperial | 19.50%
4,1724.59
203Shock Top Belgian White
Anheuser-Busch
Wheat Beer – Witbier | 5.20%
4,1582.97
204Plead The 5th Imperial Stout
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Stout – Russian Imperial | 11.00%
4,0974.32
205Big Bad Baptist
Epic Brewing Company
Stout – American Imperial | 11.80%
4,0904.38
206Daisy Cutter
Half Acre Beer Company
Pale Ale – American | 5.20%
4,0884.17
207Double Cream Stout
Bell’s Brewery – Eccentric Café & General Store
Stout – Sweet / Milk | 6.10%
4,0843.97
208La Folie
New Belgium Brewing Company
Sour – Flanders Oud Bruin | 7.00%
4,0824.28
209Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout
Terrapin Beer Company
Stout – Oatmeal | 9.40%
4,0674.3
210Curieux
Allagash Brewing Company
Tripel | 10.20%
4,0584.31
211Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Fruit and Field Beer | 5.30%
4,0443.2
212420 Extra Pale Ale
SweetWater Brewing Company
Pale Ale – American | 5.40%
4,0283.66
213Raspberry Tart
New Glarus Brewing Company
Fruit and Field Beer | 4.00%
4,0134.41
214Honker’s Ale
Goose Island Beer Co.
Bitter – English | 4.30%
3,9903.67
215Imperial Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Stout – Russian Imperial | 7.00%
3,9734.19
216Mirror Pond Pale Ale
Deschutes Brewery
Pale Ale – American | 5.00%
3,9733.91
217Gueuze 100% Lambic
Brasserie Cantillon
Lambic – Gueuze | 5.00%
3,9614.48
218Lager
Brooklyn Brewery
Lager – American Amber / Red | 5.20%
3,9533.74
219Spotted Cow
New Glarus Brewing Company
Farmhouse Ale – Saison | 4.80%
3,9443.76
220Damnation
Russian River Brewing Company
Strong Ale – Belgian Pale | 7.50%
3,9394.13
221Summer Shandy
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Fruit and Field Beer | 4.20%
3,8863.2
222Temptation
Russian River Brewing Company
Wild Ale | 7.50%
3,8694.48
223Anchor Porter
Anchor Brewing Company
Porter – American | 5.60%
3,8624.12
224Vitus
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Bock – Weizenbock | 7.70%
3,8334.3
225Hop Wallop
Victory Brewing Company – Downingtown
IPA – American | 7.50%
3,8224.12
226Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
IPA – American | 6.00%
3,8193.58
227Rübæus
Founders Brewing Company
Fruit and Field Beer | 5.70%
3,8143.91
228Perpetual IPA
Tröegs Brewing Company
IPA – Imperial | 7.50%
3,8094.08
229Wisconsin Belgian Red
New Glarus Brewing Company
Fruit and Field Beer | 4.00%
3,8044.42
230Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Winter Warmer | 5.90%
3,8033.8
231Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
Great Divide Brewing Company
Stout – American Imperial | 9.50%
3,7954.29
23275 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
IPA – American | 7.50%
3,7914.13
233Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb
Paulaner Brauerei
Wheat Beer – Hefeweizen | 5.50%
3,7864.07
234Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
IPA – American | 6.70%
3,7844.17
235Samuel Adams Noble Pils
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Pilsner – German | 4.90%
3,7633.8
236IPA
SweetWater Brewing Company
IPA – American | 6.30%
3,7633.98
237Pure Hoppiness
Alpine Beer Company
IPA – Imperial | 8.00%
3,7564.34
238Negra Modelo
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
Lager – Munich Dunkel | 5.40%
3,7453.37
239Porter
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Porter – American | 5.60%
3,7443.91
240Loose Cannon
Heavy Seas Beer
IPA – American | 7.25%
3,7274.02
241Hopsecutioner
Terrapin Beer Company
IPA – American | 7.30%
3,7003.83
242Arctic Panzer Wolf
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
IPA – Imperial | 9.00%
3,6844.27
243Blackout Stout
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Stout – Russian Imperial | 9.90%
3,6654.2
244Go To IPA
Stone Brewing
IPA – American | 4.70%
3,6403.97
245Organic Chocolate Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Stout – English | 5.00%
3,6034.27
246Pranqster
North Coast Brewing Co.
Strong Ale – Belgian Pale | 7.60%
3,5784.07
247A Little Sumpin’ Wild
Lagunitas Brewing Company
IPA – Belgian | 8.80%
3,5674.13
248Liberty Ale
Anchor Brewing Company
IPA – American | 5.90%
3,5563.9
249Purple Haze
Abita Brewing Co.
Fruit and Field Beer | 4.20%
3,5493.32
250Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout
Rogue Ales
Stout – Oatmeal | 5.80%
3,5214.16

These Are the 19 Most Famous French Beers

Here is a list of the most famous French beers. The most industrial ones as well as the craft ones that are seriously beginning to make a name for themselves. You will find all kinds of beers and be sure that the French know how to make good beer.

 

The signature Kronenbourg and the 1664

A 1664 – Credits: Petetambo via Flickr under CC BY 2.0 license

Probably the most famous French beer, the “Kro’ ” is an industrial beer that can be found everywhere. Kronenbourg owns the brand ‘1664’ which is very appreciated by the French and which I will also talk about.

Kronenbourg was founded in Alsace in 1664 under the name of Hatt Brewery. it’s only in 1947 that Jérôme Hatt changed its name to ” Kronenbourg ” in homage to the district where his brewery was located, the Cronenbourg.

Kro’ is very present in the French landscape; indeed, they have repeatedly created disruptive innovations such as in 1953 with their individual bottle, 10 years later when they created the beer packs or in ’83 when they created the twist-off bottle.

Let’s talk about the signature Kronenbourg (website in French), the most famous one, the lager, in its green bottle. For a long time, the Kro’ had a bad name, it was considered as a tasteless beer for lower-class people.

However, Kronenbourg was able to restore its image over the decades, especially with its “1664”. The original 4.2% kro’ with hops and citrus notes is still as pleasant as ever and its fine bitterness, mellow texture and malt-hop finish are still as refreshing.

The 1164 however is the tastier variant of the kro’ and comes in several ranges, blonde, gold, white, vintage… the taste is generally more appreciated by consumers but still not as much as craft beers.

Kronenbourg beers are still the cheap beers for heavy drinking parties: pleasant but industrial.

 

The Despérados

A Desperados

Desperados (the Despé) is a beer born in 1995 in Alsace in a brewery that has since been bought by Heineken France. It is a beer oriented towards young people, its tequila aromas, its powerful, subtle, and unique taste has seduced the youth market as expected.

Despé is also perceived as an outsider beer; more like a vaguely alcoholic drink than a full-fledged beer, and a bit more ‘upmarket’ than the packaged beers like the Kronenbourg for example.

That doesn’t mean that it can’t be appreciated by good beer lovers. In its basic version, its clear and brilliant golden color, its subtle taste of malt raised by those catchy aromas of tequila leave a pleasant finish in mouth. It is 5.9% proof and can be drunk chilled between 4°C and 6°C.

Desperados has a wide range of flavors: The Red with guarana and cachaça, the Lime and cactus, the Mojito, the Ginger with ginger or the Virgin without alcohol.

 

The Pelforth

Two Pelforth beers – Credits LeeKeoma, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Pelforth Brewery (The Pelican Brewery) was born in 1921 in Lille out of the association of Louis Boucquey, Armand Deflandre and Raoul Bonduel. It took over an even older brewery, which had been in the family since before the First World War.

Today the brand has been bought out by Heineken, but Pelforth beer has not lost its identity, and everybody will recognize the Pelican logo.

The oldest and best known Pelforth beer is the Pelforth Blonde with its clear sunny yellow color, its three-grain brewing and its 5.8% alcohol content.

It is served chilled between 9°C and 11°C; it has a nice roundness in the mouth, fruity aromas, notes of almonds and it can be served before or during meals with grilled meats, cheeses, or others.

It is an emblematic beer of the North which proposes today more “high-end” derivatives like the Pelforth trois mat which offers a subtle mixture of tastes of coffee, caramel, and malt; what to delight the beer lovers with…

 

The Adelscott

Adelscott’s can – Credits: Micheal via Flickr under CC BY 2.0 license

French beer originally brewed by the Fischer brewery (in French) in Alsace. Since it was bought by Heineken France it is brewed by the brewery of l’espérance, in Schiltigheim in the Bas-Rhin.

It is an amber beer with low fermentation and whisky malt aromas. It used to contain whisky malt, but now it is clearly stated that it only contains whisky aromas.

There are two versions of this classical beer sold in stores, with only some differences in the malt and coloring.

Its taste has been altered and its type of fermentation has been modified after the takeover by Heineken (it went from a high fermentation to a low fermentation) which lowered its alcohol content to 5.5° today.

However, it’s very malty and powerful taste, its nice amber color and its low bitterness continue to attract many consumers in France and elsewhere.

 

The Grimbergen

A glass of Grimbergen beer

Originally a Belgian Beer, this beer has been produced in France since 1989 by Kronenbourg and everyone knows the commercials for this beer which were shown a lot on TV in the years 2000.

A beer with character originally brewed in the abbey of Grimbergen by monks, this abbey has been destroyed three times but always rose from its ashes.

The abbey has given the beer its emblem of the phoenix and its slogans (which changed several times) as “Et le silence se fait” (and silence is made) or ” Le pouvoir de renaître” (the power to be reborn).

The French branch of the brand does not produce the same types of Grimbergen as its Belgian neighbor, but it still has 9 versions of this beer ranging from the original blonde to the “Abbey heritage” to the “Kriek” version, with a cherry flavor.

The original “Blonde” has an alcohol content of 6.7%,  a clear golden yellow color and a dense cream-colored head. You can smell a developed malt character, fruity notes, and spices.

Its sweet, fruity, and moderately bitter flavor will delight your taste buds and will not leave you with an unpleasant taste in your mouth.

 

The Goudale

Goudale beer – Credits : Tom Webster via Flickr under CC BY-NC 2.0 license

The Goudale brewery, which also had an eventful history, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019, 100 years spent in France without compromising on the quality of its beer.

Originally this brewery was called the Grande Brasserie des Enfants de Gayant and sold its home beers in the surrounding villages. In 1994, the Goudale brand was launched and quickly met with great success.

The brewery grew exponentially and in 2016 it became the Goudale Brewery named after its leading beer and today it employs a hundred people and produces more than 1 million hectoliters per year.

The origin of the name “Goudale” goes back to the Middle Ages when good beers were called “good ale” which became Goudale.

It is a blond beer with high fermentation (7.2°). It contains 5% of caramel malt and 15% of wheat which dominate the taste with notes of coriander and orange.

It is round in mouth and slightly bitter, the wheat gives it a touch of acidity and the malt some bitterness. The final result is very pleasant, it is a beer to be savored.

 

The 3 Monts Beer

The 3 Monts beer – Credits: Tom Webster via Flickr under CC BY-NC 2.0 license

A beer from the French Flanders brewed in the 3 MONTS brewery which gets its name from the 3 mountains that surround it. This brewery celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2020 and its managers are proud to have kept their company local and family-owned.

The brewery has made several 3 Monts beers, for all occasions, but the one that is surely the best known is the 3 Monts Bière de Flandre, the one that is the direct heir of the Flanders recipes and the one that has been brewed for generations.

It is a blond beer of high fermentation with an alcohol content of 8.5%. It is preferably consumed between 8°C and 10°C to release its taste of wheat, berries and in its bitter finale -liquorice.

It is one of the rare beers marketed to contain only barley malt, hops and water, no additional sugar. This beer is not marketed on a large scale and it remains one of the most appreciated bière de garde (beer for keeping/ of keeping) among the consumers.

 

The Pietra

A Pietra Beer – Credits: Torus Mastaz via Flickr, under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license

Pietra is an exceptional beer: it was born in Corsica, against all odds. Indeed, the Pietra brewery is the first to open its doors in Corsica, this land of wines and spirits where beer has a very bad image.

This brewery was born out of a dream of both Armelle and Dominique, a Corsican couple who used to regret that no Corsican beer existed.

Against all odds, they managed to open their brewery, “Pietra”, after years of struggle to get the support of investors, to find the right land and to have the necessary brewing equipment built to measure.

Pietra beer is the culmination of their love for beer, their love for their family village, Pietraserena, and the knowledge of the master brewers and apprentice brewers they had recruited.

Pietra is a chestnut brown beer. It is a low-fermentation lager with a 6% alcohol content. Its amber color, its powerful body and its chestnut and cereal aromas remind us of Corsica, the chestnut tree being emblematic of the Isle of Beauty.

 

The Fischer

Two Fischer beers – Credits: Niko67000, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

An Alsatian beer which was brewed in Schiltigheim, the City of Brewers since 1862; but its origin goes back to 1821 when the brewery still beared the name of “White Bear”.

Since 1821, Fischer has worked on its beer and it is out of concern for quality that the company moved in 1862.

Fischer embodies the savoir-faire of the Pils beer, the one that will become emblematic of the brand after 1982, the Fischer Tradition (in French). In 1996 Heineken France buys the Fischer brewery but does not want to change the recipes of its beers, especially the Tradition, believing that it is part of French culture.

However, its brewing locations change because of the Heineken group but remain approximately in Alsace. The Fischer Tradition goes perfectly with cold meats and choucroute, moreover, this assortment will be suggested to you in breweries like in Lyon for example.

It is a blond beer with a golden color, brewed with local Alsatian hops, it has an alcohol content of 6% and is consumed between 7° and 9°C. A fine but persistent foam, a balance between bitter and aromatic hops, touches of cereals, the whole for a bitter final.

The chestnut flour used in the making of the beer is local and gives its appreciable taste to the beer.

 

The Jenlain

Jenlain bottle – Credits: Do8y via Flickr under CC BY-ND 2.0 license

Jenlain is one of the most famous beers in the world. It is brewed in a small village in the north of France, Jenlain, since 1922. It is a family brewery and authentic, it is a craft beer that has made its way through the world thanks to its unique taste and recipe.

Jenlain yeast is used for all their beers, it has been perfected over time and is reused from one brew to another. Their grains are sorted with utmost concern and come from local agriculture.

Jenlain Amber is their most famous beer. It is a high fermentation beer and is appreciated for its inimitable taste. It has a coppery color, and its aromas of roasted caramel and cooked fruits make it a beer that you can savor as well as a beer that can be used in cooking.

Its foam is creamy and pure white, and its bubbles are very light. In addition to the classic aromas, you will notice the presence of roasted malts, toasted bread, hazelnuts, roasted almonds and tonka beans.

In the mouth, it is round, generous, sparkling. The initial taste is not very sweet and caramelized, and the final taste is moderately bitter.

 

The Cuvée des Jonquilles

Scuplture Cuvée des jonquilles – Credits : Ji-Elle, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Discover the Cuvée des Jonquilles, a beer brewed in Gussignies in the north of France by the brewery “Au Baron” (in French). Its name comes from the spring in Gussignies, the time of year when daffodils (jonquilles) decorate the woods.

This beer has quickly made a name for itself on the French scene as well as internationally; it won the Gold Medal at the Brussel Beer Challenge in 2012.

This beer contains 7% alcohol and is a blond beer refermented in the bottle, which gives it a somewhat dark and cloudy color. It can be drunk between 6° C and 8° C.

Two varieties of hops are used in its composition which gives it a pleasant and refreshing aroma.

You will notice a caramel-like smell doubled with floral notes. You will then taste a malty strike followed by spicy accents and finally a bitter finish. Sweetness then bitterness, this beer is refreshing and delicious.

 

The Choulette

La Choulette Ambrée beer – Credits: sebleouf under Creative Commons 3.0 license

An artisanal beer brewed at the brewery La Choulette in the village of Hordain near Valenciennes, one of the oldest breweries in the Nord-Pas-De-Calais region. A brewery that exudes tradition and produces quality craft beers.

The Choulette Blonde has an alcohol content of 7.5% and has the “Profession Brasseur” (in French) label, a guarantee of quality for French craft beers. It has a fine and abundant foam; one perceives the fruity smell balanced with that of the malt as well as subtle traces of yeast.

The attack is finely bitter, and the bitterness persists in the mouth.

The Choulette brewery offers this beer in several ranges (in French): Amber, Dark, Peach and Christmas beer which are between 5% (the peach) and 8% (the amber) alcohol content. With this Choulette, the brewery explores all the flavors of beer and its popularity continues to grow.

 

The blonde d’Esquelbecq

The Blonde d’Esquelbecq – Credits: Beniben under Creative Commons 3.0 license

This is a blond bière de garde (as you may have guessed from the name) brewed in the Thiriez brewery (in French) in Esquelbecq in the Hauts-de-France.

It has a bewitching golden color, a consistent foam, and fine bubbles.

You will also be able to smell orange zests, the bitterness, although light, remains present in the mouth. Your nose will be filled with the smell of noble hops and fresh yeast aromas that smell like a fine beer.

This beer is served at 8°C and has an alcohol content of 6.5%.

Feel free to taste the other beers of the brewery like L’ambrée, La Québécoise or La Rouge Flamande.

 

The Page 24

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This beer is brewed in the Saint Germain brewery in Aix Noulette, a small village in the Artois region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais since 2003.

This brewery takes pride in its local supply of hops which come exclusively from the Coophounord cooperative. The three founders are passionate about Northern beer, it is why they created Page 24 (in French) and its variants.

Page 24 Blonde is a soft, refreshing, and fruity beer. It has an alcohol content of 5.9%, is 100% pure barley malt and offers a malty body supported by honey and cereal aromas.

It is moderately bitter and is perfect to accompany your meals.

Page 24 is available in Pale Ale, Spring, White, Triple or Amber versions. The brewery also offers beers that will further delight enthusiasts such as the double IPA hopped with American varieties to add flavors or the Barley wine which is like a ‘barley wine’ with its alcohol content being 10.9%.

 

The Levrette

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This beer was born out of the imagination of the founders of the V and B (in French) beer bar/beer store franchise. A line of humor and a quirky story with rabbits (very much furnished as well) while certifying that humor is not synonymous with lack of quality; quite the contrary.

It was brewed in a Celtic brewery in Brittany, although these brews were bound to move in the years to come.

Indeed, this craft beer is very appreciated by the consumers because of its relatively low price, its refreshing side, and its offbeat tone.

The classic yeast beer, lager, is an assortment of flavors, citrus, spice, sweetness, and fruitiness. It is a lager style beer, with a 5% alcohol content, which is served fresh and has a golden yellow color and a creamy and generous foam.

 

The Débauche

The Débauche – Blossom – Crédits : Beniben sous licence Creative Commons 3.0

La Débauche is a brewery based, since 2018, in Angoulême that produces craft beers of all kinds (in French).

it’s a new kind of beer, la Débauche performs beer-art; it integrates art on its beer cans and it is dozens and dozens of beers that have been created each with a unique design and taste, it’s very playful and artistic, yet the beers remain tasty.

The brewery is in an industrial setting, close to the railroads which is a breath of fresh air with the buildings, entirely painted, just like their cans.

Among the best known and most daring we have: The Debauche Sacred Coeur V and its 27% alcohol content, its black color without any foam, its aroma of alcohol, caramel, fruit, red wine, wood and sake and its rich and diverse taste of spices, cinnamon, cloves, tobacco, and caramel. All this in a beer without bubbles to be savored at 16 ° C which is perfect to accompany meat, for example.

You might also know La Débauche Cognac Barrel XO with an alcohol content of 9.5% which makes it a warm beer with aromas of alcohol, cognac, wood, caramel, and fruit. This amber beer without foam will delight the taste buds of beer enthusiasts.

 

The Mont-Blanc

Mont-Blanc beers – Credits: JJ Georges, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Red, blond, amber… the Mont-Blanc brewery brews several types of beers that have almost all been awarded (the white one has received three world beer awards).

Indeed, their exceptional production based on water from the Mont-Blanc glaciers (video in French) and the blending of ingredients by experienced master brewers guarantee an inimitable taste.

The white one has an alcohol content of 4.7%, it is light, finely sparkling and refreshing. It can be enjoyed at 4° C in a beer glass and with raw vegetables, oysters, raw fish, or fresh cheese.

Sweet notes of wheat at the opening, followed by a fresh and tangy taste of orange leading to a spicy finish. This is a white beer of the Belgian type; the result of the blending of 3 cereals (wheat, malt and oats), aromatic hops and orange zest mixed with touches of coriander.

 

The Sainte-Cru Beers

Sainte-cru beers – Credits: Laurence Vagner via Flickr under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license

This beer is brewed in the brewery of Sainte-cru in Alsace. The beers saintes cru were born in 2007 from a desire of anti-conformism, a rejection of industrial beers.

Today the brewery has 4000 liters brewing basins, 5000 HL brewed in 2019 and a production capacity of 7000 HL since 2020.

The brewery wants to offer more and more unique beers, and the Apocalypse Now beer of theirs, is unique and was very appreciated by the French, its production is now stopped but I would like you to discover it considering its spearhead status.

It is a voluptuous Brown Beer and classified as “Belgian Brown Ale”. It has a brown color with a fine creamy foam. It is placed between an imperial stout and a double Belgian.

It has an alcohol content of 8. 4 % and fills your nose with the aroma of malt, caramel, fruits and spices. Your mouth will enjoy these caramelized, malted, hopped, fruity, spicy and roasted flavors. The final taste is finely bitter.

 

The Cagole

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A beer from the south (finally). This beer from Marseille, which was brewed in the Midi et Demi brewery and has now been brewed in Douai in the north of France for a few years (a betrayal!), is described by its creator, Yves Darnaud, as “not very bitter and light” with “a light aroma of honey”.

This description contrasts with the origin of its name, coming from the “cagole de Marseille”, a pejorative term to designate women who are a little too forward. La Cagole beer has an alcohol content of 4.7° and is served very cold.

The idea behind this beer is to recreate the atmosphere of the old port of Marseille as in the time of Marcel Pagnol, with a Provencal accent and a taste of the south. That is why it’s a blond beer and why you can’t get rid of these honey touches in the nose and in the mouth.

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35+ Best Beers To Drink Right In 2021

It’s been brewing for a while, but at this point, it’s safe to say: We’re in the golden age of beer. And that means it’s a great time to expand your horizons—to embrace your favorites and learn more about them or discover totally new-to-you styles. To help you do just that, we’ve rounded up 37 of the best beers you can sip on right now. From mainstream lagers and historic Belgian ales to cult-status IPAs and innovative craft stouts, these are the hits: the flagship beers, the genre-establishing beers, the experimental beers that took off.

What’s more? It’s easier than ever to try out bottles and cans, both new and old, without leaving home. Shop all our picks right here, and get them delivered straight to your home. Ready, set, cheers!

Looking for something more specific? Check out our favorite low-carb beers and Irish varieties. Or can we interest you in some recipes? These three are perennial hits: beer-battered fish, beer cheese dip, and beer can chicken.

1 Best Mexican Beer: Modelo Especial

Mexican lagers are a warm-weather classic, and few have stood the test of time like Modelo Especial. This iconic favorite is a shining example of what makes Mexican lagers great. Mexican brewing traditions shaped the Vienna lager style into something uniquely its own—subtly toasty and caramel-forward with a dry finish that keeps is crisp. If you’re not having a Modelo Especial with your tacos or at your barbecues, you’re doing it wrong.

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2 Most Refreshing: Miller High Life

Another refreshing easy drinker is Miller High Life. Having been around since 1903, this lager is a key piece of American beer history. Even if you’re not old enough to have seen the commercials firsthand, you remember the 1970s-era jingle, “If you’ve got the time, we’ve got the beer.” High Life is just so clean and simple that even craft beer and cocktail pros count it as their mainstream brew of choice, and its “Champagne of Beers” identity is an endearing play on the high-low concept. From daytime gatherings to late night bar visits, Miller High Life is a familiar comfort.

3 Best Light Lager: Night Shift Nite Lite Craft Light Lager

Big Beer, a.k.a. Budweiser and Coors, are most often associated with light lagers. Craft breweries make them too, though, and the results are typically even better. The Nite Lite Craft Light Lager from Night Shift Brewing in Massachusetts converted anti-light lager craft fans. The Nite Lite is a lager at its cleanest, most balanced, and bubbliest.

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4 Best Pilsner: Pilsner Urquell

Few beers can claim a history that dates back to the 13th century, but the purely perfect Pilsner Urquell is just that legendary. It’s crafted in Plzen in the Czech Republic, a city that’s famous for its soft water, which gives a nice, round finish to what would become the classic Czech pilsner. Made since 1842, Pilsner Urquell is easily the style’s best known and best loved iteration.

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5 Best German Style: Köstritzer Schwarzbier

Not all lagers are light. A schwarzbier is a traditional German style that combines the easy-drinking nature of a lager (clean, low in alcohol) with the complex flavor profile of a porter or stout (roastiness, coffee, chocolate). It’s essentially, and sometimes called, a dark lager. One of the original producers of schwarzbier is Köstritzer, which has been brewing in Germany since 1543.

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6 Traditional German: Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier

The Weihenstephan Abbey Brewery is one of the world’s oldest, founded in 1040. Its Hefe Weissbier is brimming with history—and a German wheat beer’s special flavors of banana and clove. It’s also a total trail-blazer as far as Germany’s beers are concerned. The country’s 1516 law requires German beer to be made only from water, hops, and barley (and later, when fermentation was understood, yeast)…until Georg Schneider acquired a dispensation in 1872 and commercial breweries began to make wheat beers.

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7 Best Fruity: Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Hefeweizen

8 Best Wheat Ale: Bell’s Oberon American Wheat Ale

Bell’s Brewery in Michigan quickly became the forefather of the American approach to wheat beers with the Oberon Ale. American wheat ales don’t have the banana and clove flavors of German versions, instead playing up the wheaty-ness with subtle fruit aromas and a touch of spice from the hops. Bell’s Oberon is so popular that when it’s rolled out each year, the brewery and bars and shops who stock the beer celebrate with events and parties; there’s even a holiday for it.

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9 Best For The Summer: Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Wheat Ale

California’s Lagunitas Brewing Co. is famous for its IPA, but the brewery has another flagship beer that fans love. Lagunitas takes the American wheat ale one step further with the Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale, a beer that brings the wheat style into bolder territory with a hoppy twist.

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10 Fan-Favorite: New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale

The Fat Tire Amber Ale is somewhat of a beer industry darling. Colorado’s New Belgium Brewing was one of the earliest trailblazers in what we now know as craft beer, and co-founder Kim Jordan is revered as an important game-changer in what has historically been a male-dominated industry. The Fat Tire is named for Jordan and partner Jeff Lebesch’s bicycling trip through Belgium that inspired them to open a brewery, and it was one of the first two beers they sold in 1991. Other breweries have held the Fat Tire as a model for well-balanced amber ales ever since.

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11 Mexican-Inspired Ale: Yazoo Dos Perros Brown Ale

Since opening in 2003, Yazoo has inspired a vibrant beer scene to bubble up in Nashville. The Dos Perros Ale is one of its beloved flagship brews. It’s a Mexican-style take on the brown ale, first made in England in the 17th century. Dos Perros nails the brown ale’s nutty malt character with a touch of chocolate, but lightens things up as Mexican brewers frequently do with flaked maize for a perfect balance.

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12 Best Brown Ale: Newcastle Brown Ale

If it’s something more straightforward you’re after, Newcastle Brown Ale is like the brown ale poster child. The English beer has been brewed since 1927, and it’s a can’t-fail classic you can count on when you see it on the menu. Brewed with pale and crystal malts, it’s light and bready with touches of nuttiness and dried fruit.

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13 Blonde Ale: Leffe Blonde Ale

Today, Belgium’s beer scene is richly varied between independent breweries and Trappist breweries (certain abbeys that make beer) producing beautiful interpretations of iconic styles. More recently, as in during the 20th century, Belgian brewers sought to compete with German and Czech lagers with lighter styles, and the blonde ale was born. The Leffe Blonde Ale is the most classic, widely known and loved version of the effervescent, grainy-sweet, orange-y and lemon-y and sometimes a little spicy style.

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14 Subtly Sweet: Chimay Grande Reserve

Chimay’s Grande Reserve is for when you’re feeling a little fancy. Popping that cork is the beer equivalent of popping a nice bottle of champagne. The Grande Reserve is a Belgian Strong Ale, which boasts a bouquet of caramel, toast, plum, fig, raisin, pepper, and perfume notes with a boozy warmth. Chimay is also an example of a Belgian Trappist breweries—one of 14 in the entire world.

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15 Farmhouse Ale: Two Roads Workers’ Comp Farmhouse Ale

For a modern American take on farmhouse ales (more on those in a sec), turn to Connecticut’s Two Roads Brewing Company. Their expertise is clear in the light, fruity, spicy Workers’ Comp. Now for the history: Farmhouse ales were brewed with leftover crops during the winter and then saisonniers, or seasonal workers, drank them in the summer. That’s where the name of a sub-group of farmhouse ales comes from, saisons. Farmhouse ales are a loose category, but often identified by tart and funky flavors with a crisp dryness that’s super refreshing.

16 Belgian-Style: Victory Golden Monkey Belgian-Style Tripel Ale

Pennsylvania’s Victory Brewing makes one of America’s favorite takes on the Belgian tripel, which is usually fruity and spicy and on the stronger side, at 7.5-9.5% ABV. Golden Monkey packs notes of banana, clove, orange, and earthy hops, with a dry finish. Made since 1997, it set the bar for American breweries to try their hands at Belgian beers.

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17 American Twist: Ommegang Three Philosophers Belgian-Style Quadrupel Ale

Ommegang’s Three Philosophers is a special treat. It’s a blend of two styles: a kriek and a quadrupel. A kriek is a lambic (more on this on the next slide) made with cherries, and a quadrupel is a strong, dark Belgian ale with caramel, molasses, bread, and pepper flavors. The combo is a lovely American twist on a Belgian classic that smells and tastes like brown sugar, dark fruit, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and of course, cherries.

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18 Fruity Undertones: Lindemans Framboise Lambic

Okay, let’s talk about lambics. Lambics are made with cherries (that’s the kriek), raspberries, peaches, and more, for a sweet take on the original style. One of the best known and best loved versions is a raspberry version: Lindemans Framboise. It’s sweet and juicy (and only 2.5% alcohol!) with a crisp twist of carbonation. And because lambics are fermented spontaneously, the final taste is unpredictable but usually tart, funky, and dry.

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19 Best Packaging: Collective Arts Guava Gose

Collective Arts Brewing is a Canadian brewery known for emphasizing a mix of art and beer, so it’s no surprise they got creative. Their Guava Gose is one of the most exciting takes on the style, a lush tropical vacation in a can. It’s brewed with malted barley and malted wheat along with coriander and salty water for a finish that’s tart, funky, crisp, and yep, a little salty. Like the lambic, goses a popular base for adding fruit.

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20 Most Refreshing: Springdale Lavenade Tart Ale

Springdale’s Lavenade Tart Ale is a Berliner weisse with lavender and lemon. It’s very on trend with its dreamy fragrant character, and its punchy, zippy lemon is super refreshing, making it a must on warm days. American craft breweries keep pushing forward the evolution of German and Belgian-inspired Berliner weisses, a tart, bready, low-alcohol German style also commonly riffed on with different fruit additions.

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21 Original American: Anchor Steam Beer

No list of best beers would be complete without the Anchor Steam Beer, considered the first American craft beer by experts. Anchor Brewing first brewed their steam beer, otherwise known as a California Common, in San Francisco in 1896. They’re still doing so today, making it one of the longest running commercial examples of an original American beer style. Called “steam beers,” Commons are malty yet light and smooth amber brews. Anchor’s Steam is every bit as refreshing today as it was nearly 125 years ago.

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22 American Beer: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Sierra Nevada is a titan of American beer, having helped put craft beer on the map in 1979. You probably know them for their Pale Ale, a beer approachable enough for craft novices to love and nuanced enough to have garnered cult status among brewers. Its piney, citrusy hop character paved the way for America’s love affair with the IPA, while the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale remains a staple in its own right.

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23 Hoppy Yet Manageable: Half Acre Daisy Cutter Pale Ale

While the Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company is a craft kid compared to the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, it’s still got a respectable decade under its belt. Ten years basically makes a beer a wise and revered elder in the craft brewing world. This Chicago-brewed pale ale has all the dank hoppiness of a more assertive IPA, but at a lighter, smoother clip, making it a more crushable source of hop flavor.

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24 India Pale Ale: Cigar City Jai Alai India Pale Ale

The India Pale Ale style was born out of England sending their pale beer to India with lots of hops that acted as preservatives in the 1800s. Today, it’s one of the most popular styles in the United States because of its big, bold flavors, and Cigar City’s Jai Alai is one of the most popular versions of that style. Named for a game invented in the Basque region of Spain, Jai Alai has in previous years been the best-selling craft six-pack in American grocery stores.

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25 New England IPA: Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine India Pale Ale

Let’s talk West Coast vs. New England IPAs: West Coast IPAs are closer to the original form of the style. They’re bright with a dry finish and most importantly, a bouquet of herbal, citrusy, bitter hop notes. More recently, New England IPAs came to represent a less bitter iteration of the style. They’re hazy and juicy, often with lots of tropical fruit character and a smoothie-like quality. The Sip of Sunshine IPA from Vermont brewery Lawson’s Finest Liquids is the best of both worlds. It’s often classified as a New England IPA, or NEIPA, because of its tropical characteristics, but it has the floral hop quality and bitter punch of a West Coast take.

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26 East/West Coast Collab: Ithaca Flower Power India Pale Ale

The Ithaca Flower Power IPA is a another form of West Coast meets Northeast for India Pale Ales. Brewer Jeff O’Neil had worked at several breweries in the Bay Area, and he brought his expertise in creating a pitch perfect West Coast IPA to New York when he went to work for Ithaca Beer Co. Flower Power is considered one of the most important beers in the industry because of how it introduced a West Coast style done right to the East.

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27 An Original American IPA: Bear Republic Racer 5 India Pale Ale

California brewery Bear Republic Brewing Co. launched Racer 5 back when there were only 500 breweries in the United States. It paved the way for American IPAs with its flavor profile: notes of pine and citrus from Cascade and Chinook hops, balanced by subtle sweetness from the malt.

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28 Double IPA: Russian River Pliny the Elder Double India Pale Ale

This is the beer that started the whole double IPA trend. Pliny the Elder from Californian brewery Russian River is responsible for Very Important Beer Moments: Brewer and now owner (with wife Natalie) Vinne Cilurzo is credited with inventing the double IPA, taking the West Coast IPA to a higher level of piney bitterness. Pliny the Elder also kick-started today’s beer nerd culture. The lifestyle of lining up for brews, trading them, photographing and reviewing them for blogs and social media, that can essentially be drawn back to the hullabaloo around Pliny the Elder releases, excitement that still hasn’t died down to this day.

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29 Cult-Favorite: Toppling Goliath King Sue Double India Pale Ale

Speaking of beer nerd culture: If you’re an IPA fan, you might be aware of the style’s own cult status. King Sue is a Double IPA from Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. in Decorah, IA. The brewery had wowed consumers with their IPA, Pseudo Sue, and doubled its hoppiness and tropical milkshake-y-ness for King Sue. The result is a perpetually sought after brew, an instant status symbol for your Instagram feed.

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30 Rare Cans: Alchemist Heady Topper Double India Pale Ale

Heady Topper is a double IPA from Vermont brewery The Alchemist. Just as Racer 5 helped define the West Coast IPA and Pliny the Elder helped define the double IPA, Heady Topper helped define the hazy New England IPA. This beer is so good and has been so famously hard to find in the past that there are social media accounts dedicated to spotting it, people get on planes when they find out it’s being sold somewhere, and when the brewery had a brewpub, customers would actually secretly bottle the beer in the bathroom to sell or trade. This double IPA is genre-defining and legendary—make sure you follow the can’s instructions and drink it without a glass.

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31 Irish Beer: Guinness Draught Stout

Guinness has been making the dark stuff in Dublin for nearly 250 years, and Guinness Draught Stout wrote the book on stouts, laying the groundwork for smooth and roasty dark beers with dreamy, creamy foam. This particular stout has always been a favorite at pubs. A brew that’s inspired lessons on how to pour it should be taken seriously and thoroughly enjoyed.

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32 Best Stout: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout

One could argue that the next most iconic stout after a Guinness is Goose Island’s Bourbon County Stout. Introduced in the mid-1990s, the BCS became one of American’s most hyped beers. While a stout aged in bourbon barrels is pretty common now, Goose Island basically built the mold with its velvety smooth, coffee-chocolate vibes rolled in smoke and whiskey notes. Goose then went on to break that mold with covetable variants each year, like Midnight Orange and Coffee Barleywine.

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33 Best Dessert Beer: Samuel Smith Organic Chocolate Stout

There’s a lot that’s special about Samuel Smith’s Organic Chocolate Stout. The brewery is an English landmark, operating in Yorkshire since 1758. This stout is a shining example of a sweet stout, balancing a stout’s burnt and roasty character with milky sweetness—in this case, it’s notes of mocha and cocoa, like an indulgent but grown-up dessert. Plus, this chocolate stout is not only organic, it’s vegan, too.

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34 Most Creative Ingredients: Prairie Bomb! Imperial Stout

Bomb! Imperial Stout from Oklahoma’s Prairie Artisan Ales is an example of mad scientist flavor combos that work harmoniously. This luscious stout is aged on espresso and vanilla beans, chocolate, and ancho chile peppers. The requisite roasty stout flavors are there, plus a stronger coffee presence, sweet vanilla and milky chocolate all fired up with a flash of heat in the finish. This is one exciting brew.

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35 High ABV: Off Color Dino S’mores Imperial Marshmallow Stout

Why eat your s’mores when you can drink them? The Dino S’mores Imperial Marshmallow Stout from Chicago’s Off Color Brewing is the modern craft stout, interpreted with playful yet expert flavor ideas. It’s a heavy-hitter at 10.5% ABV, brewed with graham flour, marshmallows, molasses, cocoa nibs, and vanilla beans.

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36 Colorado Brewed: Breckenridge Vanilla Porter

The difference between porters and stouts is contested, but one key discerning factor is that porters are made from malted barley and stouts are made from unmalted barley that’s been roasted. So, in general (there are exceptions), porters skew more nutty-chocolate-coffee and stouts skew more roasty-espresso-coffee. Colorado’s Breckenridge Brewery sweetens things up in a lovely take on the traditional porter, brewed with vanilla. Notes of chocolate and nuttiness are still there, with the sweetness of vanilla, but this porter is far from cloying—the Vanilla Porter is smooth, drinkable, and balanced.

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Crack Open One of the 50 Best Beers in the World

Beer and liquor have always been an important part of our culture—especially pop culture. We’ve got movie-themed bars (like NYC’s Will Ferrell-themed Stay Classy New York), and cult-classic movie quotes imagined in cocktails and TV shows that inspire their own liege of cocktails (looking at you, Mad Men). In recent decades, craft brewers—particularly in the U.S.—have quietly begun a revolution, pushing new extremes with the way people drink and think about beer. From double IPAs to barrel-aged beers that soak up flavor for months, finding the best beers in the world is no easy task.

We’re starting to see dedication to craft brewing that rivals Europe’s enthusiasm for wine. With a helping hand from realbeer.com, we’ve highlighted the best beers in the world, breaking down 10 different styles and nominating the top five in each. Beer freak or not, these need to be on your bucket—or pint—list.

The 50 Best Beers in the World

IPAs

1. Pliny the Elder

Russian River Brewing Co., Santa Rosa, CA

The stuff of legends, this double IPA can be a hard find, but is arguably one of the best beers in the world. It’s named for the ancient Roman naturalist “Pliny the Elder,” who first studied the hop plant. The Russian River brewers in Santa Rosa, California, keep supply tight to ensure freshness, but if you can get your hands on the Elder, a world of well-balanced malt, hop, and citrus is sure to be a mouth-watering experience you won’t soon forget.

2. 60 Minute Dogfish

Dogfish Head Brewery, Milton, DE

From the Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, Delaware, this IPA is hopped with 60 different Northwest coast hop flowers over the course of a 60-minute boil (hence the name). Needless to say, this IPA is super hop forward with notes of bright lemon, pine, and cedar.

3. Bell’s Hopslam Ale Michigan

Bell’s Brewery, Kalamazoo, MI

A lot of time and precision hopping goes into this aromatic double IPA. Six carefully selected northwestern hop varietals are added as the brew process unfolds, finally culminating in a “dry hop” (adding hop flowers after the beer has cooled from the cooking process), bestowing a slight bitter, flowery finish to the beer. You’ll also find hints of grapefruit, honey, stone fruit, and delicate malt.

4. Sculpin IPA

Ballast Point Brewing Company, San Diego, CA

Though it takes its name from a poisonous fish with spikes that can deal a nasty sting, the Sculpin craft IPA couldn’t be more different from the nasty bugger it’s named after. The bite from the hops is gentle, giving way to a more subtle balance of lush fruit—mango, peach, and lemon.

5. Brew Free or Die IPA 

21st Amendment Brewery,. San Francisco, CA

Brewed with “some serious West Coast attitude,” according to the maestros over at the 21st amendment Brewery, “this aromatic golden IPA starts with a sucker punch of six different hops to the nose, quickly balanced by a solid malt backbone.”

STOUTS

6. Deschutes The Abyss

Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OR

The Deschutes brewery is serious about its beer, aging the Abyss in oak barrels to unlock mature bourbon flavors. This imperial stout is for the hardcore beer enthusiast looking for grace in a glass. It’s deep and dark with rich molasses, licorice, vanilla, and cherry.

7. Founder’s Breakfast Stout

Founders Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, MI

This stout is a perfect blend of coffee and chocolate flavors, and has an equally elegant balance of sweet and bitter. It’s brewed with flaked oats, Kona coffee, and chocolate. When it comes to the best beers in the world, consider this breakfast in a bottle. Maybe not quite so literally, but it packs more than enough flavor to tickle the imagination.

8. Guinness

Guinness Ltd., Dublin, Ireland 

An international favorite, Guinness has been soothing souls with its rich, creamy taste for generations. With a velvety run on the tongue and a slight bitter finish, this imported Irish stout has become a staple of any self-respecting pub.

9. Left Hand Milk Stout

Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont, CO

This is a creamy stout that’s supple and dark with a mouth-filling heft. The sweet finish brings back childhood memories of Oreos and milk that’s “udderly delicious.”

10. Founder’s Kentucky Breakfast Stout

Founders Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, MI

Cave-aged for a year in oak barrels? Check. Heaps of choco-love and coffee beans? Double check. Whisps of bourbon rising from the bottom of the glass? Checkmate. The wizards of the craft brew world all seem to agree this beer is a giant among men, giving it high marks as one of the best beers in the world, time and time again.

BLONDES

11. Gnomegang

Ommegang, Cooperstown, New York

This Belgian-style blonde is the love child of Ommegang Brewery and Brasserie d‘Achouffe in Belgium. Yeast from both sides of the Atlantic are used during the fermentation process to create a wonderfully unique beer. “The nose focuses on distinctive clove aromas, combined with yeasty fruitiness typical of chouffe beers with flavors of ripe fruit, clove, light caramel, non-cloying candy sweetness.”

12. Allagash White

Allagash Brewery, Maine

Coriander and orange zest spice up this twist on a Belgian wheat. It’s fruit forward but not overly sweet. You’ll get a well-rounded pastiche of pear, lemon, and coriander that’s exceptionally refreshing.

13. Lost Coast Great White

Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe, Eureka, CA

The brioche aromas typically found in Belgian-styled beers merge in the Great White to make a blonde with an American pilsner feel. It’s a light, crisp rendition of a witbier. Careful of that first sip, you might not want to stop.

14. Hoegaarden

Brouwerij Van Hoegaarden, Hoegaarden, Belgium

The original Belgian white beer from Hoegaarden Belgium dates back to at least the 16th century. The yeasts in this beer yield a fruity flavor akin to bananas, pears, and lemons with hints of wheaty breads, and mild spices like coriander, allspice, and clove. This pairs wonderfully with a lemon slice.

15. Ninkasi Spring Reign

Ninkasi Brewing Co., Eugene, OR

More of a blend of styles, landing somewhere between northwestern pale ale and blonde, the Spring Reign combines toasted malt with hops to make a great session beer to celebrate the warming months and Ninkasi, Babylonian goddess of brewing.

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PALE ALES

16. Three Floyd’s Zombie Dust

Three Floyd’s Brewing Co., Munster, Indiana

“This intensely hopped pale ale will be one’s only respite after the zombie apocalypse,” so says Three Floyds. But while you’re in the land of the living with functioning taste buds that crave suds not brains, give this single-hop craft original a try. Aromatic, with herbs, flowers and citrus, Three Floyds uses high-quality hops from the Yakima Valley in Washington. It’s a hard pale to find, but well worth the search.

17. Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, CA

Medium-bodied with mild yet fragrant hops, Sierra Nevada is a go-to craft beer that should be readily available at any decent bar or corner store. It’s got a slight bitter finish on the mouth that fades into the other flavors mingling around in the glass. The best beers in the world don’t have to reinvent the wheel; this is a dependable, all-around great pale ale.

18. Arrogant Bastard Ale

Stone Brewing Co., Escondido, CA

We’re not worthy! If you can’t take the bite in this bottle, then you better go back to shotgunning light brewskis. “You probably won’t like it,” to quote the Arrogant Bastards. It’s “doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to be able to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.” Arrogance in a bottle, indeed, but hoppy and bold nonetheless.

19. Edward

Hill Farmstead Brewery, Greensboro Bend, VT

Extremely rare, but the reviews seem to unanimously suggest this is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, pale ales being brewed in America today. The Brewers at Hill Farmstead chose to immortalize their grandfather who shares the same name. “In his honor, this American pale ale is dutifully crafted from American malted barley, a plethora of American hops, our ale yeast, and water from Edward’s well…aromatic and flowery, with Impressions of citrus and pine.” You might just have to make your way to this sleepy corner of Vermont to taste perfection.

20. Dale’s Pale Ale

Oskar Blues Brewing Co., Lyons, CO

Big bodied with hints of grapefruit and bready malt, Dale’s has more in-your-face hops than your average pale. This is definitely one for the hop-crazy beer lover. And what’s that? It comes in a can, too!

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WHEAT BEER

21. Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier

Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan, Freising, Germany

This isn’t just one of the best beers in the world, but one of the highest-ranked German wheat beers. Like most Hefeweizens, you’ll find it golden and hazy on appearance with bright fruit and malt on the mouth, and a little dash of honey and cream. The brewers recommend sipping this refreshing beer while munching on the classic Bavarian sausage, weisswurst.

22. Lagunitas Lil’ Sumpin Sumpin’ Ale

Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma, CA

“A truly unique style featuring a strong hop finish on a silky body” is how the Lagunitas brewers describe this beauty. The hops in this brew create a perfect middle ground for admirers of both IPAs and wheat beers.

23. Schneider Weiss

Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn, Kelheim, Germany

In 1872 when the Bavarian king decided wheat beer was a fading fad no longer worth the expense, he sold the rights to make the classic style to the Weisse family, marking the beginning of one of the oldest wheat beer breweries in the world. Tasting notes include nutmeg, apple, and clove, with a refreshing start and sour finish.

24. Widmer Hefeweizen

Widmer Brothers Brewing Co., Portland, OR. 

An American take on the traditional German Hefeweizen from the Widmer Brother’s craft brewery, it’s bigger bodied than traditional hefeweizens with caramel coming through as its distinct flavor twist.

25. Flying Dog in Heat Wheat

Flying Dog Brewery- Frederick, Maryland. 

This is a much bolder version of the German tradition that was made to break the back of a summer heat wave. It’s super bready with a big, supple mouth feel; the lemon citrus makes the overall experience satisfyingly refreshing.

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PILSNERS

26. Victory Prima Pils

Victory Brewing Co., Downingtown, PA

Prima!” the Victory folks explain, is “a German exclamation of joy.” The Prima Pils is grassy with a dry finish. If your every desire is a crisp beer that acts like a lightweight but drinks like a welter, then the hoppy golden Prima is for you.

27. Scrimshaw

North Coast Brewing Co., Fort Bragg, CA

“Named for the delicate engravings popularized by 19th-century seafarers,” according to the North Coast brewers, this is an inspired pilsner that maintains an even keel between complexity of flavor and light body. Mildly bitter with hints of floral hoppiness.

28. Keller Pils

Southampton Publick House, Southhampton, NY

The brewers add a new hop variety every year to change up this take on a classic German pilsner. Keller Pils is a lazy-day sipper of impeccable quality.

29. Pilsner Urquell

Plzensky Prazdroj, Plzen, Czech Republic

A tried and true Czech pilsner that’s maintained its recipe and reputation for over a century, Urquell is dangerously drinkable. It’s a clear choice for one of the best beets in the world. It’s straw gold in appearance, with tasting notes of sweet corn and biscuits.

30. Pivo Hoppy Pils

Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA

By far the hoppiest of the pilsners on our list, the Firestone Walker Brewing Company offers this description: “Hallertau-grown Magnum hops deliver the lupulin foundation while generous amounts of Spalter Select hops bring floral aromatic and spicy herbal notes. As a twist on the traditional pils, we dry hop with German Saphir for a touch of bergamot and lemongrass. A refreshing, light-bodied and hop-driven pils.”

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ALES AND PORTERS

31. Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar

Rogue Ales, Newport, OR

Earning multiple gold medals at the Great American Beer Festival, the name says it all: It’s dark and nutty in flavor, with chocolatey sweetness, and a pleasant malt that lingers. Gentlemen, go nuts.

32. Edmund Fitzgerald

Great Lakes Brewing Company, Cleveland, OH

The Great Lakes brewers wanted to add a dash of tragedy to their beer, naming it after the Edmund Fitzgerald, a ship that sunk in Lake Superior in 1975. Why, you ask? Because, according to the brewery, like its depth of color and taste, it’s the “dark brooding type. One sip of this complex, flavorful porter inspires lavish bar napkin poetry and spirited closing-time soliloquies.”

33. Deschutes Black Butte Porter

Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Oregon

This is the flagship beer of the Deschutes brewery, and it’s no surprise why. Its dark ruby color hints at the underlying flavors of chocolate, burnt caramel, and hoppy bitterness. It’s rare for a brewery to showcase a porter—a bold move that suggests it means business.

34. Duck-Rabbit Brown Ale

Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery, Farmville, NC

The Duck-Rabbit Brewery specializes in full-flavored dark beers. Spiced with Amarillo and Saaz hops, and malted with seven different kinds of grains, this American brown ale has personality. Floral aromas waft out from the first sip, followed by toasty malt notes that end with a bitter finish.

35. Newcastle Brown Ale

The Caledonian Brewery Co. Ltd., Edinburgh, Scotland.

Brewed in Scotland with a big presence on the international market, Newcastle Brown Ale is a bit of a cult classic—and by far the lightest brown ale on our list. Newcastle makes for a great session beer. We give it high marks for maintaining integrity while being a big name beer at the same time.

WHISKEY OR BOURBON BARREL-AGED STOUTS

36. John John Dead Guy Ale

Rogue Ales, Newport, OR

The Rogue whiskey distillery teamed up with its brewery to age Dead Guy Ale for two months in spent whiskey barrels. On top of the yeasty caramel and vanilla, the aging process adds a unique yet subtle oakiness and spice to the John John Dead Guy—similar to what you’d find in a bourbon whiskey or scotch.

37. Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout

Goose Island Beer Co., Chicago, IL

The Bourbon County stout series by Goose Island includes annual limited-edition beers that can be very difficult to get a hold of. Hype aside, they’re still considered some of the best beers in the world (and aged at that). The stout, in particular, stands out as a wunderkind. Coffee beans from Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea are the key to the trademark flavor, lending deep undertones of darker fruit, mocha, and bourbon.

38. DuClaw Retribution

DuClaw Brewing Co., Baltimore, MD

DuClaw Retribution is aged for six months in bourbon barrels, rendering it high in alcohol and flavor. The time it takes to make this well-nurtured imperial stout is well worth it. Thick, creamy, and aromatic, you’re sure to get wafts of espresso and dark chocolate, along with a caramel undertone drawn from the charred whiskey barrels.

39. Avery Hog Heaven

Avery Brewing Co., Boulder, CO

The Avery hog heaven is dry hopped as it’s aged. “This garnet beauty is a hop lover’s delight,” per Avery Brewing Co. “The intense dry-hop nose and alcohol content are perfectly balanced for a caramel candy-like malt backbone.” With a multi-layered thread of ingredients and flavors, the hog heaven is definitely one to relish.

40. Brooklyn Black Ops

Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY

The Brooklyn Brewery crafted this aged beer with more than a little bit of ingenuity. It utilizes champagne fermentation techniques (i.e. it’s re-fermented with champagne yeast after it’s bottled). The end result is a bubbly beer with a fluffy head full of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. We couldn’t not add this to our list of the best beers in the world.

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RED ALES/AMBERS

41. Karl Strauss Red Trolley Ale

Karl Strauss Brewing Co., San Diego, CA

A two-time Great American Beer festival gold medalist, the Red Trolley Ale is copper red with a toasty malt and toffee taste.

42. Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale

Green Flash Brewing Co., San Diego, CA

Green Flash brewers add extra hops to this beer to amp up its kicking power. The result? A beautiful hybrid red IPA with a sweet, malty bite.

43. Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale

Bear Republic Brewing Co., Healdsburg, CA

The Bear Republic guys are proud of their work on this one, calling it a “bastardized Scottish style red ale that traces its origins to our home brew roots.” Care and passion show in this red ale packed full of intense, earthy flavors. It’s full-bodied and hoppy with a touch of caramel.

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44. St. Arnold Amber

Saint Arnold Amber Ale, Houston, TX

Malted with Caravienne malt from Belgium and hopped with northwestern American ingredients, the St. Arnold Amber draws on some of the best ingredients from around the world to create a well-balanced beer that’s fruity, floral, and tasty.

45. Tröegs Nugget Nectar

Tröegs Brewing Co., Hershey, PA

“Nugget Nectar will take hopheads to Nirvana” say Tröegs brewers. This is another IPA/amber twist that loves to play with the extremes of malty sweetness and bitter hops.

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RYES AND PUMPKIN ALES

46. Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye

Bear Republic Brewing Co., Healdsburg, CA

If you’ve never explored the world of rye beers but love IPAs, then this beer is a great place to get started. The brewers describe it as a “high-gravity IPA brewed with 18 percent rye malt. Hop Rod Rye has a floral hop aroma and subtle caramel notes with a slightly earthy, spicy rye character.”

47. Bell’s Smitten Golden Rye Ale

Bell’s Brewery, Kalamazoo, MI

An American-style pale ale made with rye, Smitten Golden Rye is the perfect brew to brighten up the dark, cold winter months, just when you need it the most. Golden in color and vibrant with citrus, it’s an easy drinker.

48. Founders Red’s Rye

Founders Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, MI

This superb rye is super smooth, starting with notes of grapefruit and hop that’s balanced out with caramel malt and spice that’s characteristic of rye beers.

49. Pumking

Southern Tier Brewing Co., Lakewood, NY

Southern Tier credits the bewitching taste of the Pumking to the power of Halloween spirits. Okay, maybe not so literally, but if you’ve ever tasted this imperial pumpkin ale, you have to admit there’s a little magic at work. A great balance of fall spices go alongside with an upfront pumpkin flavor. It’s almost like taking the first bite of a warm slice of pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream. It’s only available in fall, so if you missed it this year, plan to make it one of your first stops next season.

50. Elysian’s The Great Pumpkin

Elysian Brewing Co., Seattle WA

A wide variety of hops and molts are combined with pumpkin and pumpkin seeds. It’s spiced with a classic autumn mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice. This is definitely a must-try for pumpkin beer lovers. And while it’s only available in the fall, it’s still one of the best beers in the world.

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90,000 Top 10 Beers

Computer Science Postdoc Julian Macauley and Associate Professor Jur Leskovich conducted a study to find out how a person’s taste changes as he consumes more and more of a product and begins to better understand its intricacies.

They came to the conclusion that over time we tend to especially like those tastes that at first seemed incomprehensible. This is what they write:

“It would be a mistake to recommend that a person watch the cult Japanese film“ The Seven Samurai ”just because he basically likes action movies.But after a while this film may really like him – when he is ready to accept it. The same happens with beer, wine or any other unusual food – it almost always takes some time to taste the most exquisite delicacies. ”

Makoli and Leskovich have developed a model that separates online “expert” reviews from “newbie” reviews. This model takes into account both the total number of reviews posted by a user and a comparison of the user’s ratings with those of other “experts” in the community (those who wrote more than 50 reviews).

Finally, the researchers have compiled a rating of the top 10 beers, based on the estimates of experts from the most authoritative beer site RateBeer, which has published more than three million reviews devoted to this drink.

The best beers in the world

10th place

Adam

Brainchild of Hair of the Dog Brewery in Portland, Oregon. This beer is a recreated historical beer that was once brewed in Dortmund, Germany.

4.277 stars.

9th place

Bourbon County Stout

Bourbon County Stout is brewed in Chicago at the Goose Island Brewery and aged for two years in 18-year-old bourbon barrels. It has a muted chocolate flavor and a strength of 13%.

4.283 stars.

8th place

Temptation

Sour Pale Ale from Russian River Brewery (California). To obtain the characteristic tart flavor, ale is aged from 9 to 15 months in Chardonnay barrels.

4.284 stars.

7th place

Pliny the Elder

Another ale from the Russian River brewery has become legendary for its amazingly balanced taste. Its aroma contains notes of citrus and pine.

4.289 stars.

6th place

Kentucky Breakfast Stout

The brainchild of Founders Brewing, Michigan, the Kentucky Breakfast Stout is brewed with coffee and chocolate and then aged in bourbon casks for a very rich, thick flavor.

4.29 stars.

5th place

Dreadnaught Imperial IPA

This beer is produced at Three Floyds Brewery (Indiana). Its bitter taste is softened by mango and peach.

4.3 stars

4th place

Expedition Stout

This dark variety from the Bell Brewery in Michigan has a freshly roasted coffee flavor.

4.34 stars.

3rd place

Speedway Stout

Speedway Stout, 12% ABV, is brewed at AleSmith Brewery (California) with added coffee.

4.372 stars.

2nd place

Russian Imperial Stout Dark Lord

One of the most famous varieties of the Three Floyds Brewing brewery is brewed with coffee, molasses and honey. It can only be purchased on the last Saturday of April.Since the quantity of beer is limited (6,000 bottles), those wishing to taste it purchase specially printed tickets in advance.

4.279 stars.

1st place according to the experts of the RateBeer website

Beer 12

Beer 12 is brewed by monks of the Cistercian order from the Monastery of Saint Sixtus (Westvleteren, Belgium). It can be bought once a week at the gates of the monastery. There are no labels on it, just a simple yellow cap.

The beer contains only yeast, malt, sugar, caramel and water.Nothing more.

Expert rating – 4,499 stars.

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The Daily Meal reviewed the RateBeer and Beer Advocate ratings, World Beer Awards, World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival winners, and many other ratings to compile the top 50 of the world’s best beers.

No. 50 Papaya Rye

Nómada Brewing, Sabadell (Barcelona), Spain

Alcohol: 9%

This dark gold-colored beer is a real explosion of fruit, hops and rye.Malty with hints of tropical fruits and caramel, it is both intense and extremely drinkable. Nómada Papaya Rye scored in the Top 100 and Top Best Imperial IPAs according to RateBeer.

No. 49 Viaemilia

Birrifico del Ducato, Parma, Italy

Alcohol: 5%

A longtime favorite, it has consistently won medals in the World Beer Cup and European Beer Star competitions. Birrifico del Ducato was named Italy’s Brewery of the Year in 2010 and 2011 and has won numerous other awards.With herbal, floral and honey notes, this malt beer goes well with prosciutto, another product of the region.

No. 48 Brio

Olgerdin Egill Skallagrimsson, Reykjavik, Iceland

Alcohol: 4.5%

The brewery, named after Egil Skallagrimsson’s skald, can be expected to have something special. Brio features notes of herbal and spicy hops and crackers-like malt. This beer, brewed in Icelandic mountain water, has brought home World Beer Cup and World Beer Awards medals.

No. 47 Galaxy IPA

Other Half Brewing, Brooklyn

Alcohol: 6.5%

Muddy peach, resinous, herbaceous and surprisingly floral, with hints of tropical fruits. Other Half is a rising star in the craft sky, and this IPA ranks as one of the best in New York.

No. 46 Nøgne Ø Porter

Nøgne Ø, Grimstad, Norway

Alcohol: 7%

Outstanding full-bodied porter brewed in Norway – pitch black with aromas of dark chocolate and espresso followed by caramel.He is the Bronze Medalist in the Export Extra Stout category of the 2016 Barcelona Beer Challenge.

No. 45 ManBearPig

Voodoo Brewing Co., Meadville, PA

Alcohol: 14.1%

This powerful beer with maple syrup and local honey is aged in bourbon barrels. It is strong, pitch black and very complex, with a pronounced and long lasting aftertaste. According to Beer Advocate 2016, it is among the world’s top beers.

No. 44 Black Eyed King Imp Vietnamese Coffee Edition

BrewDog, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Alcohol: 12.7%

Included in the world top 100 according to RateBeer. It is the world’s strongest canned ale – black, intense, with powerful coffee and cocoa aromas.

No. 43 Breakside IPA

Breakside Brewery, Portland, Oregon

Alcohol: 6.4%

This is a delicious, hoppy IPA with notes of grapefruit, pine needles, resin and tangerines.It has four hop varieties plus dry hopping. Breakside IPA won a gold medal in the American IPA category at the Best of Craft Beer Awards 2016.

No. 42 Lambo Door

Grimm Artisanal Ales, Brooklyn

Alcohol: 8%

Grimm calls it “pure hop candy”. This double IPA with Citra, El Dorado and Simcoe hops, ranked first out of 115 double IPA in a blind tasting by Paste magazine. Grimm is one of the pioneers of contract brewing.

No. 41 Samiec Alfa

Browar Artezan, Blonie, Poland

Alcohol: 11%

This barrel-aged miracle is ranked in the RateBeer Top 50 Imperial Stouts. It has a sweet aroma, low bitterness, pronounced vanilla and toffee notes and a creamy body.

No. 40 St. Feuillien Triple

Brasserie St-Feuillien / Friart, Le Rueux, Belgium

Alcohol: 8.5%

Light amber color with pronounced maltiness.Secondary fermentation in the bottle gives a recognizable aroma created by the yeast, resulting in a long maturation, a long aftertaste. Gold medalist of the Barcelona Beer Challenge2016 in the Belgian Tripel category.

No. 39 Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel

Lervig Aktiebryggeri, Copenhagen, Denmark

Alcohol: 10.9%

This top 50 imperial stout is brewed with one of the world’s most expensive coffees – yes, the one that made it through the digestive tract of the civet, a picky South Asian mammal that eats only the finest, freshest coffee berries.This is a fairly rare coffee with a strong aroma. It gives the beer an intense smoky profile with notes of toasted bread and toasted vanilla.

No. 38 Avec Les Bons Voeux

Brasserie Dupont, Tourp-Leuze, Belgium

Alcohol: 9.5%

Top-fermented light beer, copper-colored, light-bodied, dry and sour. This delicious Belgian farmed ale ranks among the world’s finest abbey tripels. It is ideal to drink it at cellar temperature, or chilled as an aperitif.

No. 37 Julius

Tree House Brewing Company, Monson, Massachusetts

Alcohol: 6.8%

This chillingly drinkable IPA, with notes of mango and sweet citrus and rounded bitterness. Beerishealthy.com calls it “The Best IPA in the World.”

No. 36 Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier

Braueri Heller, Bamberg, Germany

Alcohol: 5.5%

This unfiltered beer with a reddish brown body and large white head has a recognizable smoked meat aroma balanced by cinnamon toast and caramel flavors.Fastenbier means “beer for fasting” and this beer is sold only during the fast – from Ash Wednesday to Easter.

No. 35 Orval

Brasserie d’Orval, Florentville, Villers-devan-Orval, Belgium

Alcohol: 6.2%

A coppery orange beer with a giant white foam head and aroma of yeast, lemons and a light, non-dominant aroma. Floral, citrusy and complex dry beers with a medium body. It is also the only beer produced by the Orval Trappist Brewery to the general public.

No. 34 Double Barrel Jesus

Evil Twin Brewing, Westbrook Brewing Co., Brooklyn

Alcohol: 12%

Ranked in the top 100 of the best varieties in the world according to RateBeer. It is a matte black stout with notes of bourbon and vanilla and a toffee-like body.

No. 33 Duck Duck Gooze

The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, California

Alcohol: 7%

With a sour taste and aroma, citrus notes, an invigorating acidic finish and a slight sweetness for balance, this ale has become one of the brewery’s best-selling beers since its launch in 2009.It is very difficult to find, as it is brewed only once every three years, and in limited quantities.

No. 32 Oude Geuze

Brouwerij Oud Beersel, Bersel, Belgium

Alcohol: 6%

Classic Belgian ale, cloudy, honey-colored, with a wine-like citric acidity, a hint of spice, tiny bubbles and strong carbonation. It is considered the sparkling wine of the beer world and won the title of Best Sour Beer at the 2016 World Beer Awards.

No. 31 Kormoran Imperium Prunum

Browar Kormoran, Olsztyn, Poland

Alcohol: 11 percent

One of the top 100 according to RateBeer and the best Baltic porter in the world. Explosive notes of prunes, smoked fruits, chocolate and malt.

# 30 Zombie Dust

Three Floyds Brewing Company, Munster, Indiana

Alcohol: 6.2%

This powerful pale ale is worth buying, if only for the label.But those who are attracted by the unusual pattern are fascinated by the beer itself. A powerful aroma of pine and citrus, on the palate – notes of grapefruit and honey. Included in the top 50 according to Men’s Fitness and thefiftybest.com.

No. 29 Péché Mortel

Brasserie Dieu du Ciel !, Quebec, Canada

Alcohol: 6.5%

Coffee is added during the brewing process, resulting in an intense, dense imperial stout with a roasted coffee bean aroma and a slightly tart finish.Voted One of the Best Imperial Stouts by Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine.

No. 28 Two Hearted Ale

Bell’s Brewery, Galesburg, Michigan

Alcohol: 7%

Named after the Too Harted River in Michigan. This is an invigorating IPA with explosive pine and citrus notes. According to the authors of Beer Advocate, this is one of those beers that will outlive its time.

No. 27 Darkness

Surly Brewing Company, Minneapolis

Alcohol: 9.6%

This is a complex, heavy Russian imperial stout with dark chocolate, fruit and toffee aromas, moderate carbonation and unconventional aroma hops.He has about 10,000 near-perfect Untappd reviews.

# 26 Oude Geuze Vintage

Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen, Bersel, Belgium

Alcohol: 6%

This vintage series gueuze is only sold in Belgium. It is released for sale after several years of storage in the Drie Fonteinen basements – unlike the usual Oude Geuze, which matures for six months. It is up to the brewer to decide which gueuze is going to be vintage – he judges its taste and aging potential.Oude Geuze Vintage is numbered 18 on the Beer Advocate’s 250 Glorious Beers, based on more than 10 years of reviews.

No. 25 Dinner

Maine Beer Company, Freeport, Maine

Alcohol: 8.2%

Double dry-hopped over 6 lbs / bbl (230 g / dL), this double IPA has a hazy golden color and a dry, refreshing character. Craft Beer & Brewing magazine rates it with 100 points.

No. 24 Hopslam

Bell’s Brewery, Galesburg, Michigan

Alcohol: 10%

This double IPA with Northwest hops may not be what you postcard home about. However, fans of this beer call all the beer shops in the city, having barely heard the rumor that there are a couple of packages there. Each sip is filled with honey notes, and a sophisticated hopping scheme creates an aromatic, citrusy, bitter, and at the same time refreshing beer.

No. 23 Supplication

Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Rosa, California

Alcohol: 7%

This brown ale is aged for 12 months with sour cherries in Pinot Noir barrels from the Sonoma Valley winemakers.The result is a bright, sour, fruity and slightly aromatic beer with a tangible barrel character.

No. 22 Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier

Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan, Freising, Germany

Alcohol: 5.4%

Hefeweizen in a traditional style – with an earthy forest aroma, well balanced, fruity and dry. Winner of the World Beer Cup gold medal in the Hefeweizen South German Style category.

No. 21 The Abyss

Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Oregon

Alcohol: 11.1%

Notes of licorice in the aroma are given by the addition of cherry bark and vanilla and aging in oak barrels.It is the winner of the 2016 World Beer Awards in the Best Imperial Stout category.

No. 20 Speedway Stout – Bourbon Barrel Aged

AleSmith Brewing Company, San Diego, CA

Alcohol: 12%

Matte black with brownish foam. Aromas of chocolate and licorice combined with smoky roasted coffee. Creamy and sweet, this beer is great for aging. It earned 100 points from Craft Beer & Brewing magazine.

No. 19 La Fin du Monde

Unibroue, Quebec, Canada

Alcohol: 9%

A medium-bodied, heavy-bodied, cloudy, yeasty, floral triple golden ale.Unibroue Brewers say the beer was brewed to honor the brave European explorers who believed they had reached the end of the world by discovering North America, the New World. World’s End has won more awards than any other Canadian beer.

No. 18 Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout

Three Floyds Brewing Company, Munster, Indiana

Alcohol: 15%

Full bodied and caramel, with notes of chocolate and coffee in the aroma, dried fruit and brown sugar on the palate.You can buy it only at the brewery one day a year – Dark Lord Day (in 2017 it was held on May 13).

No. 17 Parabola

Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles, CA

Alcohol: 13.1%

This is an imperial stout that is referred to as a fine wine. Don’t be surprised to hear someone mention notes of tobacco and oak or black coffee and vanilla. This truly complex Russian imperial stout is both sweet and bitter and incredibly difficult to buy.It is aged in bourbon barrels (Pappy Van Winkle, Woodford Reserve, Elijah Craig and others) and then blended.

No. 16 Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock

Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH, Kelheim, Germany

Alcohol: 12%

Legend has it that one winter barrels of Aventinus froze during transport. The brewers tasted the remaining unfrozen liquid and were amazed. And you can see why. This is a legendary beer with banana aroma and dried fruit, cocoa and clove flavors.

No. 15 Mornin ‘Delight

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company, Decora, Iowa

Alcohol: 12%

This imperial stout with a strong espresso aroma and a dense, rich body is ranked third in the world’s top 50 beers by RateBeer. Beer Advocate founder Jason Elstrom believes Toppling Goliath will remain a favorite for years to come.

No. 14 Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout – Double Barrel Aged

Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, FL

Alcohol: 11%

Hunahpu’s Day tickets ($ 200-400) go on sale each December.This festival takes place in March and fans can be the first to try a new incarnation of their longtime favorite. The ticket price includes 4-12 bottles of this spicy, rich imperial stout, which is aged in half in rum and apple brandy barrels.

# 13 Pliny the Elder

Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Rosa, California

Alcohol: 8%

The ancient Roman erudite writer and philosopher Pliny the Elder called the hops Lupus salictarius – “the wolf in the willows” – although it is not known for certain whether he meant hops.In any case, the double IPA named after him is hazy, coppery-golden, with a piney aroma. It is fresh, with perfectly balanced hops and fresh grapefruit flavor. The beer has won gold in the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival, and is considered one of the best West Coast IPAs in history.

Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus, Westvleteren, Belgium

Alcohol: 8%

Only six Belgian brands can claim to be produced in Trappist abbeys, and the monks of the Abbey of Saint Sixtus in Westvleteren produce the least beer, so their dark ale is in dire shortage.With notes of tea, raisins and black bread, this dubbel is highly carbonated and has a large frothy head.

No. 11 Kentucky Breakfast Stout

Founders Brewing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Alcohol: 11.2%

Taking out the incredibly popular Breakfast Stout might have seemed like a daunting task to Founders, but they did it. Aged in oak bourbon barrels in a cellar, this imperial stout is second to none. KBS, brewed with chocolate and coffee, is for lovers who love the bourbon hint of beer for breakfast.

No. 10 Ann

Hill Farmstead Brewery, Greensboro Bend, Vermont

Alcohol: 6.5%

Hill Farmstead was named World’s Best Brewery by RateBeer. Anna’s honey season is aged for many months in French oak wine barrels and only then becomes Ann. The naturally carbonated beer exhibits a complex citric acidity with hints of green apple.

No. 9 Lou Pepe Kriek

Brasserie Cantillon, Brussels, Belgium

Alcohol: 5%

Each year, Cantillon manages to obtain a ton or two of the delicate and rare sour cherries from Schaerbeek, whose harvest is unpredictable.Used exclusively for blending, these cherries are steeped in beer for two to three months to create that acidic and juicy cry. Production is limited to a couple of thousand bottles per year due to the limited number of berries. Lou Pepe Kriek is one of Thrillist’s 2016 Best Beers.

# 8 Celebrator

Brauerei Aying, Aying, Germany

Alcohol: 6.7%

Doppelbock stands out among other German styles. This strong but not overwhelming beer with a lush head is aged for six months.Great beer for a party with friends and family.

No. 7 St. Bernardus Abt 12

St. Bernardus Brouwerij, Watau, Belgium

Alcohol: 10%

Powerful, full bodied, spicy, malty, strong – like drinking an alcoholic fruit cake with chocolate and caramel. This is an Abbey ale brewed in the classic Belgian Quadrupele style following an old Trappist recipe. St. Bernardus is considered one of the best beer brands in the world by the beer community.

No. 6 Bourbon County Brand Stout

Goose Island Beer Company, Chicago

Alcohol: 13.8%

This limited edition stout is no joke. It has a pronounced black hue with a slight caramel head, strong aromas of bourbon, vanilla and figs, followed by notes of chocolate and molasses.

No. 5 Heady Topper

The Alchemist, Waterbury, Vermont

Alcohol: 8%

This Vermont Double IPA is incredibly hard to come by – unless you live 50 kilometers from the brewery, but loved by beer enthusiasts the world over.This award-winning, elusive beer sells out as soon as it hits the shelves.

No. 4 Rochefort Trappistes 10

Brasserie Rochefort, Rochefort, Belgium

Alcohol: 11.3%

The traditional Belgian Rochefort Quadrupe with Blue Top is one of the few true Trappist varieties. This malty strong beer, when cold, gives off notes of plum and apricot, and when heated, it reveals the true character of the beer. It is suitable for sipping slowly, like a good scotch or wine.Last October, the beer was the winner of the Belgian Beer Journal’s blind tasting of quadruples.

No. 3 Pliny the Younger

Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Rosa, California

Alcohol: 10.25%

Named after the nephew and adopted son of the aforementioned Pliny the Elder. Pliny the Younger documented the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, during which his uncle died. This is a true triple IPA (it has three times more hops than usual) and is very difficult, time consuming, and expensive to make.Differs in moderate bitterness and beautiful copper color. Only available on taps and only released for two weeks at the beginning of February.

No. 2 Westvleteren 12 (XII)

Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus, Westvleteren, Belgium

Alcohol: 10.2%

This beer is definitely one of the best of the best, and some experts believe that it deserves the first place. This is a real Trappist beer brewed by monks in the Abbey of Saint Sixtus.A dark chestnut brown beer with dark fruit and brown sugar aromas. It is a complex and spicy quadruple with lively carbonation. Ranked # 1 in the Abbey / Quadruple category by RateBeer and 100 points from Craft Beer & Brewing magazine.

No. 1 Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company, Decora, Iowa

Alcohol: 12%

This barrel-aged imperial coffee stout is extremely difficult to find commercially.It has a powerful maple scent with notes of chocolate and hazelnut. In 2015, Esquire magazine included him in the list of “10 Great Beers You Are Not Likely to Eat,” and was ranked # 1 in the global top 250 on Beer Advocate.


Russians drink up to a million liters of different types of beer every year. Due to the large number of brands, it is difficult to choose the best beer in terms of quality and taste. But due to the criteria that determine the quality, it is possible to make a rating of the best beer drink in Russia.

Natural beer is considered the best. You can make a rating based on the results of test purchases and the purchasing preferences of Russians.
Natural beer has the following characteristics:
• foam;
• color index;
• aroma;
• gustatory quality.

Natural beer foam should be white and remain on the sides of the glass. High-quality light beer should be free of foreign matter. It is characterized by a certain transparency and shine.In dark beers, there is a dullness, no gloss. This beer has a brownish tint.

Real beer should have a hop aroma and freshness. Taking into account the palatability, light beer has a bitter hop aftertaste, and dark beer is sweet. But each customer has their own requirements for beer.

The TOP-10 of the most delicious beer drinks in Russia includes:

10. “Goat”

This classic beer is easy to drink and has a pleasant taste with a delicate bitterness that easily combines with caramel malt notes.The beer has a delicate aroma and golden hue.

This bottom-fermented beer has been produced since 1874 in the Czech Republic. At the moment, it is issued under license in Russia and other European countries. The product is produced in glass bottles of 0.5 and 0.7 liters, as well as in aluminum cans of 0.5 liters.

Types of beer:
• Svetly;
• Medium;
• Premium;
• Cerny.

9. “Afanasy Domashnee”

This is a filtered and live beer that is not pasteurized.It is dark brown in color with a creamy foam and subtle aroma. Afanasy Domashnee is sold in bulk or in bottles.

This is a variation of Live Beer. Filtered beer can be stored for up to 17 days. Rice aroma, white foam, light taste, dryish sourness – plus “Afanasy Domashny”.

8. Baltika No. 6

This is a Russian beer of dark brown color with a red tint. The foam has a creamy brownish structure with a strong damp odor. In the taste you can feel the notes of coffee, caramel, prunes, burnt sugar.

Since 2008, Baltika No. 6 Porter and Baltika No. 8 Pshenichnoye have been combined into one series – Baltika Selected. This new look of beer has an original combination. It is brewed with high quality ingredients. Due to its good taste, it can be drunk in large quantities, slowly.

Dark beer is brewed according to old English recipes from solid varieties of hops and according to a special recipe. Unlike Baltika 6, Baltika 8 has a thick dense foam, soft fruity aroma and light sweetness.Since March 2009, Baltika №4 Original has been included in the series “Baltika Selected”.

7. “Ochakovo”

This is a light filtered beer that undergoes a pasteurization process. Subtle hoppy aroma, pleasant yellow color are the main characteristics of the drink. Beer “Ochakovo” is considered a well-known brand that has been produced for over 20 years. The drink is produced according to the classic technology, using natural raw materials.

The Ochakovo brand appeared back in 1993.It was poured into 0.5 l and 0.33 l glass bottles. This beer was available to many residents of the Russian Federation, while it was of high quality.

Since 1994, the brewer has started to fill beer in plastic containers that are easy to use. The brand is considered one of the most popular drinks in Moscow.
Beer is often bought before football matches.

Long shelf life is ensured by adherence to technological production regimes, long exposure, sterile and multi-stage filtration technology.Each beer is brewed separately using specific recipes.

6. “Special” Zhigulevskoe

This is a Belarusian beer with a low density and unpleasant bitterness of hops with a light color. This is a popular beer brand that is in great demand among Soviet times.

Low gravity and pleasant hop bitterness come to the taste of many beer lovers. Composition:
• water;
• light barley malt;
• malting barley;
• sugar;
• granulated hops;
• hop products.

Alcohol by volume – 4.0% of turnover. The density is 11%. The energy value of the product is 42 kcal. Beer is produced in the following containers:
• in glass bottles with a capacity of 0.5 liters with a shelf life of 120 days;
• in PET – 1.5 liter bottles with a shelf life of up to 90 days.

5. Yuzberg

Yuzberg beer is on the 5th position of the rating – it is a light drink with a persistent foam, a weak malt aroma and a mild grain flavor. The beer of this brand is characterized by a powerful banana aroma and bready taste with yeast sourness and thick persistent foam.

The fermentation process is carried out by a mixed culture of riding yeast and lactic acid bacteria living in symbiosis. The resulting thick flavor is in great demand among beer lovers.

There are some hops, cloves and banana in the aftertaste. Wheat top beer contains natural yeast sediments. A cloudy and viscous alcoholic drink with an amber hue contains up to 2 million / ml of yeast and 4.9% alcohol.

During the brewing process, 3 varieties of malt and 2 varieties of hops are used:
• Weizenmalz brewing wheat malt;
• malting barley malt Pilsner Malz;
• malt barley malt Karamel Malz.
Perle and Traditional hops are also used.

4. Baltika No. 3

Baltika №3 is on the 4th position. This beer has a transparent golden hue with a persistent foam and rich malt flavor, bitterness and hop aroma.

3. “Russian Imperial Stout”

This is a specific type of dark beer that has a rich grain and roasted malt flavor with a dried fruit flavor. The color of the drink is similar to charcoal, and the foam has a brown tint.It is dense.

2. “Shaggy Bumblebee”

The author’s beer “Shaggy Bumblebee” is on the 2nd position of the rating. This brand is characterized by a sweetish floral aroma, with notes of caramel and herbs. The taste is soft and pleasant, which allows you to drink it in large quantities. Fruit and iris are felt in the aftertaste. The color is brown with a reddish tint.

1. “Athanasius” Porter

The first position is occupied by the manufacturer “Afanasy” Porter. Pasteurized, densely saturated and filtered beer has a dark hue and aroma of combustible hops.The aftertaste is a classic variety.

The Daily Meal reviewed the RateBeer and Beer Advocate ratings, World Beer Awards, World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival winners, and many other ratings to compile the top 50 of the world’s best beers.

No. 50 Papaya Rye

Nómada Brewing, Sabadell (Barcelona), Spain

Alcohol: 9%

This dark gold-colored beer is a real explosion of fruit, hops and rye.Malty with hints of tropical fruits and caramel, it is both intense and extremely drinkable. Nómada Papaya Rye scored in the Top 100 and Top Best Imperial IPAs according to RateBeer.

No. 49 Viaemilia

Birrifico del Ducato, Parma, Italy

Alcohol: 5%

A longtime favorite, it has consistently won medals in the World Beer Cup and European Beer Star competitions. Birrifico del Ducato was named Italy’s Brewery of the Year in 2010 and 2011 and has won numerous other awards.With herbal, floral and honey notes, this malt beer goes well with prosciutto, another product of the region.

No. 48 Brio

Olgerdin Egill Skallagrimsson, Reykjavik, Iceland

Alcohol: 4.5%

The brewery, named after Egil Skallagrimsson’s skald, can be expected to have something special. Brio features notes of herbal and spicy hops and crackers-like malt. This beer, brewed in Icelandic mountain water, has brought home World Beer Cup and World Beer Awards medals.

No. 47 Galaxy IPA

Other Half Brewing, Brooklyn

Alcohol: 6.5%

Muddy peach, resinous, herbaceous and surprisingly floral, with hints of tropical fruits. Other Half is a rising star in the craft sky, and this IPA ranks as one of the best in New York.

No. 46 Nøgne Ø Porter

Nøgne Ø, Grimstad, Norway

Alcohol: 7%

Outstanding full-bodied porter brewed in Norway – pitch black with aromas of dark chocolate and espresso followed by caramel.He is the Bronze Medalist in the Export Extra Stout category of the 2016 Barcelona Beer Challenge.

No. 45 ManBearPig

Voodoo Brewing Co., Meadville, PA

Alcohol: 14.1%

This powerful beer with maple syrup and local honey is aged in bourbon barrels. It is strong, pitch black and very complex, with a pronounced and long lasting aftertaste. According to Beer Advocate 2016, it is among the world’s top beers.

No. 44 Black Eyed King Imp Vietnamese Coffee Edition

BrewDog, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Alcohol: 12.7%

Included in the world top 100 according to RateBeer. It is the world’s strongest canned ale – black, intense, with powerful coffee and cocoa aromas.

No. 43 Breakside IPA

Breakside Brewery, Portland, Oregon

Alcohol: 6.4%

This is a delicious, hoppy IPA with notes of grapefruit, pine needles, resin and tangerines.It has four hop varieties plus dry hopping. Breakside IPA won a gold medal in the American IPA category at the Best of Craft Beer Awards 2016.

No. 42 Lambo Door

Grimm Artisanal Ales, Brooklyn

Alcohol: 8%

Grimm calls it “pure hop candy”. This double IPA with Citra, El Dorado and Simcoe hops, ranked first out of 115 double IPA in a blind tasting by Paste magazine. Grimm is one of the pioneers of contract brewing.

No. 41 Samiec Alfa

Browar Artezan, Blonie, Poland

Alcohol: 11%

This barrel-aged miracle is ranked in the RateBeer Top 50 Imperial Stouts. It has a sweet aroma, low bitterness, pronounced vanilla and toffee notes and a creamy body.

No. 40 St. Feuillien Triple

Brasserie St-Feuillien / Friart, Le Rueux, Belgium

Alcohol: 8.5%

Light amber color with pronounced maltiness.Secondary fermentation in the bottle gives a recognizable aroma created by the yeast, resulting in a long maturation, a long aftertaste. Gold medalist of the Barcelona Beer Challenge2016 in the Belgian Tripel category.

No. 39 Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel

Lervig Aktiebryggeri, Copenhagen, Denmark

Alcohol: 10.9%

This top 50 imperial stout is brewed with one of the world’s most expensive coffees – yes, the one that made it through the digestive tract of the civet, a picky South Asian mammal that eats only the finest, freshest coffee berries.This is a fairly rare coffee with a strong aroma. It gives the beer an intense smoky profile with notes of toasted bread and toasted vanilla.

No. 38 Avec Les Bons Voeux

Brasserie Dupont, Tourp-Leuze, Belgium

Alcohol: 9.5%

Top-fermented light beer, copper-colored, light-bodied, dry and sour. This delicious Belgian farmed ale ranks among the world’s finest abbey tripels. It is ideal to drink it at cellar temperature, or chilled as an aperitif.

No. 37 Julius

Tree House Brewing Company, Monson, Massachusetts

Alcohol: 6.8%

This chillingly drinkable IPA, with notes of mango and sweet citrus and rounded bitterness. Beerishealthy.com calls it “The Best IPA in the World.”

No. 36 Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier

Braueri Heller, Bamberg, Germany

Alcohol: 5.5%

This unfiltered beer with a reddish brown body and large white head has a recognizable smoked meat aroma balanced by cinnamon toast and caramel flavors.Fastenbier means “beer for fasting” and this beer is sold only during the fast – from Ash Wednesday to Easter.

No. 35 Orval

Brasserie d’Orval, Florentville, Villers-devan-Orval, Belgium

Alcohol: 6.2%

A coppery orange beer with a giant white foam head and aroma of yeast, lemons and a light, non-dominant aroma. Floral, citrusy and complex dry beers with a medium body. It is also the only beer produced by the Orval Trappist Brewery to the general public.

No. 34 Double Barrel Jesus

Evil Twin Brewing, Westbrook Brewing Co., Brooklyn

Alcohol: 12%

Ranked in the top 100 of the best varieties in the world according to RateBeer. It is a matte black stout with notes of bourbon and vanilla and a toffee-like body.

No. 33 Duck Duck Gooze

The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, California

Alcohol: 7%

With a sour taste and aroma, citrus notes, an invigorating acidic finish and a slight sweetness for balance, this ale has become one of the brewery’s best-selling beers since its launch in 2009.It is very difficult to find, as it is brewed only once every three years, and in limited quantities.

No. 32 Oude Geuze

Brouwerij Oud Beersel, Bersel, Belgium

Alcohol: 6%

Classic Belgian ale, cloudy, honey-colored, with a wine-like citric acidity, a hint of spice, tiny bubbles and strong carbonation. It is considered the sparkling wine of the beer world and won the title of Best Sour Beer at the 2016 World Beer Awards.

No. 31 Kormoran Imperium Prunum

Browar Kormoran, Olsztyn, Poland

Alcohol: 11 percent

One of the top 100 according to RateBeer and the best Baltic porter in the world. Explosive notes of prunes, smoked fruits, chocolate and malt.

# 30 Zombie Dust

Three Floyds Brewing Company, Munster, Indiana

Alcohol: 6.2%

This powerful pale ale is worth buying, if only for the label.But those who are attracted by the unusual pattern are fascinated by the beer itself. A powerful aroma of pine and citrus, on the palate – notes of grapefruit and honey. Included in the top 50 according to Men’s Fitness and thefiftybest.com.

No. 29 Péché Mortel

Brasserie Dieu du Ciel !, Quebec, Canada

Alcohol: 6.5%

Coffee is added during the brewing process, resulting in an intense, dense imperial stout with a roasted coffee bean aroma and a slightly tart finish.Voted One of the Best Imperial Stouts by Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine.

No. 28 Two Hearted Ale

Bell’s Brewery, Galesburg, Michigan

Alcohol: 7%

Named after the Too Harted River in Michigan. This is an invigorating IPA with explosive pine and citrus notes. According to the authors of Beer Advocate, this is one of those beers that will outlive its time.

No. 27 Darkness

Surly Brewing Company, Minneapolis

Alcohol: 9.6%

This is a complex, heavy Russian imperial stout with dark chocolate, fruit and toffee aromas, moderate carbonation and unconventional aroma hops.He has about 10,000 near-perfect Untappd reviews.

# 26 Oude Geuze Vintage

Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen, Bersel, Belgium

Alcohol: 6%

This vintage series gueuze is only sold in Belgium. It is released for sale after several years of storage in the Drie Fonteinen basements – unlike the usual Oude Geuze, which matures for six months. It is up to the brewer to decide which gueuze is going to be vintage – he judges its taste and aging potential.Oude Geuze Vintage is numbered 18 on the Beer Advocate’s 250 Glorious Beers, based on more than 10 years of reviews.

No. 25 Dinner

Maine Beer Company, Freeport, Maine

Alcohol: 8.2%

Double dry-hopped over 6 lbs / bbl (230 g / dL), this double IPA has a hazy golden color and a dry, refreshing character. Craft Beer & Brewing magazine rates it with 100 points.

No. 24 Hopslam

Bell’s Brewery, Galesburg, Michigan

Alcohol: 10%

This double IPA with Northwest hops may not be what you postcard home about. However, fans of this beer call all the beer shops in the city, having barely heard the rumor that there are a couple of packages there. Each sip is filled with honey notes, and a sophisticated hopping scheme creates an aromatic, citrusy, bitter, and at the same time refreshing beer.

No. 23 Supplication

Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Rosa, California

Alcohol: 7%

This brown ale is aged for 12 months with sour cherries in Pinot Noir barrels from the Sonoma Valley winemakers.The result is a bright, sour, fruity and slightly aromatic beer with a tangible barrel character.

No. 22 Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier

Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan, Freising, Germany

Alcohol: 5.4%

Hefeweizen in a traditional style – with an earthy forest aroma, well balanced, fruity and dry. Winner of the World Beer Cup gold medal in the Hefeweizen South German Style category.

No. 21 The Abyss

Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Oregon

Alcohol: 11.1%

Notes of licorice in the aroma are given by the addition of cherry bark and vanilla and aging in oak barrels.It is the winner of the 2016 World Beer Awards in the Best Imperial Stout category.

No. 20 Speedway Stout – Bourbon Barrel Aged

AleSmith Brewing Company, San Diego, CA

Alcohol: 12%

Matte black with brownish foam. Aromas of chocolate and licorice combined with smoky roasted coffee. Creamy and sweet, this beer is great for aging. It earned 100 points from Craft Beer & Brewing magazine.

No. 19 La Fin du Monde

Unibroue, Quebec, Canada

Alcohol: 9%

A medium-bodied, heavy-bodied, cloudy, yeasty, floral triple golden ale.Unibroue Brewers say the beer was brewed to honor the brave European explorers who believed they had reached the end of the world by discovering North America, the New World. World’s End has won more awards than any other Canadian beer.

No. 18 Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout

Three Floyds Brewing Company, Munster, Indiana

Alcohol: 15%

Full bodied and caramel, with notes of chocolate and coffee in the aroma, dried fruit and brown sugar on the palate.You can buy it only at the brewery one day a year – Dark Lord Day (in 2017 it was held on May 13).

No. 17 Parabola

Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles, CA

Alcohol: 13.1%

This is an imperial stout that is referred to as a fine wine. Don’t be surprised to hear someone mention notes of tobacco and oak or black coffee and vanilla. This truly complex Russian imperial stout is both sweet and bitter and incredibly difficult to buy.It is aged in bourbon barrels (Pappy Van Winkle, Woodford Reserve, Elijah Craig and others) and then blended.

No. 16 Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock

Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH, Kelheim, Germany

Alcohol: 12%

Legend has it that one winter barrels of Aventinus froze during transport. The brewers tasted the remaining unfrozen liquid and were amazed. And you can see why. This is a legendary beer with banana aroma and dried fruit, cocoa and clove flavors.

No. 15 Mornin ‘Delight

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company, Decora, Iowa

Alcohol: 12%

This imperial stout with a strong espresso aroma and a dense, rich body is ranked third in the world’s top 50 beers by RateBeer. Beer Advocate founder Jason Elstrom believes Toppling Goliath will remain a favorite for years to come.

No. 14 Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout – Double Barrel Aged

Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, FL

Alcohol: 11%

Hunahpu’s Day tickets ($ 200-400) go on sale each December.This festival takes place in March and fans can be the first to try a new incarnation of their longtime favorite. The ticket price includes 4-12 bottles of this spicy, rich imperial stout, which is aged in half in rum and apple brandy barrels.

# 13 Pliny the Elder

Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Rosa, California

Alcohol: 8%

The ancient Roman erudite writer and philosopher Pliny the Elder called the hops Lupus salictarius – “the wolf in the willows” – although it is not known for certain whether he meant hops.In any case, the double IPA named after him is hazy, coppery-golden, with a piney aroma. It is fresh, with perfectly balanced hops and fresh grapefruit flavor. The beer has won gold in the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival, and is considered one of the best West Coast IPAs in history.

Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus, Westvleteren, Belgium

Alcohol: 8%

Only six Belgian brands can claim to be produced in Trappist abbeys, and the monks of the Abbey of Saint Sixtus in Westvleteren produce the least beer, so their dark ale is in dire shortage.With notes of tea, raisins and black bread, this dubbel is highly carbonated and has a large frothy head.

No. 11 Kentucky Breakfast Stout

Founders Brewing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Alcohol: 11.2%

Taking out the incredibly popular Breakfast Stout might have seemed like a daunting task to Founders, but they did it. Aged in oak bourbon barrels in a cellar, this imperial stout is second to none. KBS, brewed with chocolate and coffee, is for lovers who love the bourbon hint of beer for breakfast.

No. 10 Ann

Hill Farmstead Brewery, Greensboro Bend, Vermont

Alcohol: 6.5%

Hill Farmstead was named World’s Best Brewery by RateBeer. Anna’s honey season is aged for many months in French oak wine barrels and only then becomes Ann. The naturally carbonated beer exhibits a complex citric acidity with hints of green apple.

No. 9 Lou Pepe Kriek

Brasserie Cantillon, Brussels, Belgium

Alcohol: 5%

Each year, Cantillon manages to obtain a ton or two of the delicate and rare sour cherries from Schaerbeek, whose harvest is unpredictable.Used exclusively for blending, these cherries are steeped in beer for two to three months to create that acidic and juicy cry. Production is limited to a couple of thousand bottles per year due to the limited number of berries. Lou Pepe Kriek is one of Thrillist’s 2016 Best Beers.

# 8 Celebrator

Brauerei Aying, Aying, Germany

Alcohol: 6.7%

Doppelbock stands out among other German styles. This strong but not overwhelming beer with a lush head is aged for six months.Great beer for a party with friends and family.

No. 7 St. Bernardus Abt 12

St. Bernardus Brouwerij, Watau, Belgium

Alcohol: 10%

Powerful, full bodied, spicy, malty, strong – like drinking an alcoholic fruit cake with chocolate and caramel. This is an Abbey ale brewed in the classic Belgian Quadrupele style following an old Trappist recipe. St. Bernardus is considered one of the best beer brands in the world by the beer community.

No. 6 Bourbon County Brand Stout

Goose Island Beer Company, Chicago

Alcohol: 13.8%

This limited edition stout is no joke. It has a pronounced black hue with a slight caramel head, strong aromas of bourbon, vanilla and figs, followed by notes of chocolate and molasses.

No. 5 Heady Topper

The Alchemist, Waterbury, Vermont

Alcohol: 8%

This Vermont Double IPA is incredibly hard to come by – unless you live 50 kilometers from the brewery, but loved by beer enthusiasts the world over.This award-winning, elusive beer sells out as soon as it hits the shelves.

No. 4 Rochefort Trappistes 10

Brasserie Rochefort, Rochefort, Belgium

Alcohol: 11.3%

The traditional Belgian Rochefort Quadrupe with Blue Top is one of the few true Trappist varieties. This malty strong beer, when cold, gives off notes of plum and apricot, and when heated, it reveals the true character of the beer. It is suitable for sipping slowly, like a good scotch or wine.Last October, the beer was the winner of the Belgian Beer Journal’s blind tasting of quadruples.

No. 3 Pliny the Younger

Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Rosa, California

Alcohol: 10.25%

Named after the nephew and adopted son of the aforementioned Pliny the Elder. Pliny the Younger documented the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, during which his uncle died. This is a true triple IPA (it has three times more hops than usual) and is very difficult, time consuming, and expensive to make.Differs in moderate bitterness and beautiful copper color. Only available on taps and only released for two weeks at the beginning of February.

No. 2 Westvleteren 12 (XII)

Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus, Westvleteren, Belgium

Alcohol: 10.2%

This beer is definitely one of the best of the best, and some experts believe that it deserves the first place. This is a real Trappist beer brewed by monks in the Abbey of Saint Sixtus.A dark chestnut brown beer with dark fruit and brown sugar aromas. It is a complex and spicy quadruple with lively carbonation. Ranked # 1 in the Abbey / Quadruple category by RateBeer and 100 points from Craft Beer & Brewing magazine.

No. 1 Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company, Decora, Iowa

Alcohol: 12%

This barrel-aged imperial coffee stout is extremely difficult to find commercially.It has a powerful maple scent with notes of chocolate and hazelnut. In 2015, Esquire magazine included him in the list of “10 Great Beers You Are Not Likely to Eat,” and was ranked # 1 in the global top 250 on Beer Advocate.

Russians drink up to a million liters of different types of beer every year. Due to the large number of brands, it is difficult to choose the best beer in terms of quality and taste. But due to the criteria that determine the quality, it is possible to make a rating of the best beer drink in Russia.

Natural beer is considered the best. You can make a rating based on the results of test purchases and the purchasing preferences of Russians.
Natural beer has the following characteristics:
• foam;
• color index;
• aroma;
• gustatory quality.

Natural beer foam should be white and remain on the sides of the glass. High-quality light beer should be free of foreign matter. It is characterized by a certain transparency and shine.In dark beers, there is a dullness, no gloss. This beer has a brownish tint.

Real beer should have a hop aroma and freshness. Taking into account the palatability, light beer has a bitter hop aftertaste, and dark beer is sweet. But each customer has their own requirements for beer.

The TOP-10 of the most delicious beer drinks in Russia includes:

10. “Goat”

This classic beer is easy to drink and has a pleasant taste with a delicate bitterness that easily combines with caramel malt notes.The beer has a delicate aroma and golden hue.

This bottom-fermented beer has been produced since 1874 in the Czech Republic. At the moment, it is issued under license in Russia and other European countries. The product is produced in glass bottles of 0.5 and 0.7 liters, as well as in aluminum cans of 0.5 liters.

Types of beer:
• Svetly;
• Medium;
• Premium;
• Cerny.

9. “Afanasy Domashnee”

This is a filtered and live beer that is not pasteurized.It is dark brown in color with a creamy foam and subtle aroma. Afanasy Domashnee is sold in bulk or in bottles.

This is a variation of Live Beer. Filtered beer can be stored for up to 17 days. Rice aroma, white foam, light taste, dryish sourness – plus “Afanasy Domashny”.

8. Baltika No. 6

This is a Russian beer of dark brown color with a red tint. The foam has a creamy brownish structure with a strong damp odor. In the taste you can feel the notes of coffee, caramel, prunes, burnt sugar.

Since 2008, Baltika No. 6 Porter and Baltika No. 8 Pshenichnoye have been combined into one series – Baltika Selected. This new look of beer has an original combination. It is brewed with high quality ingredients. Due to its good taste, it can be drunk in large quantities, slowly.

Dark beer is brewed according to old English recipes from solid varieties of hops and according to a special recipe. Unlike Baltika 6, Baltika 8 has a thick dense foam, soft fruity aroma and light sweetness.Since March 2009, Baltika №4 Original has been included in the series “Baltika Selected”.

7. “Ochakovo”

This is a light filtered beer that undergoes a pasteurization process. Subtle hoppy aroma, pleasant yellow color are the main characteristics of the drink. Beer “Ochakovo” is considered a well-known brand that has been produced for over 20 years. The drink is produced according to the classic technology, using natural raw materials.

The Ochakovo brand appeared back in 1993.It was poured into 0.5 l and 0.33 l glass bottles. This beer was available to many residents of the Russian Federation, while it was of high quality.

Since 1994, the brewer has started to fill beer in plastic containers that are easy to use. The brand is considered one of the most popular drinks in Moscow.
Beer is often bought before football matches.

Long shelf life is ensured by adherence to technological production regimes, long exposure, sterile and multi-stage filtration technology.Each beer is brewed separately using specific recipes.

6. “Special” Zhigulevskoe

This is a Belarusian beer with a low density and unpleasant bitterness of hops with a light color. This is a popular beer brand that is in great demand among Soviet times.

Low gravity and pleasant hop bitterness come to the taste of many beer lovers. Composition:
• water;
• light barley malt;
• malting barley;
• sugar;
• granulated hops;
• hop products.

Alcohol by volume – 4.0% of turnover. The density is 11%. The energy value of the product is 42 kcal. Beer is produced in the following containers:
• in glass bottles with a capacity of 0.5 liters with a shelf life of 120 days;
• in PET – 1.5 liter bottles with a shelf life of up to 90 days.

5. Yuzberg

Yuzberg beer is on the 5th position of the rating – it is a light drink with a persistent foam, a weak malt aroma and a mild grain flavor. The beer of this brand is characterized by a powerful banana aroma and bready taste with yeast sourness and thick persistent foam.

The fermentation process is carried out by a mixed culture of riding yeast and lactic acid bacteria living in symbiosis. The resulting thick flavor is in great demand among beer lovers.

There are some hops, cloves and banana in the aftertaste. Wheat top beer contains natural yeast sediments. A cloudy and viscous alcoholic drink with an amber hue contains up to 2 million / ml of yeast and 4.9% alcohol.

During the brewing process, 3 varieties of malt and 2 varieties of hops are used:
• Weizenmalz brewing wheat malt;
• malting barley malt Pilsner Malz;
• malt barley malt Karamel Malz.
Perle and Traditional hops are also used.

4. Baltika No. 3

Baltika №3 is on the 4th position. This beer has a transparent golden hue with a persistent foam and rich malt flavor, bitterness and hop aroma.

3. “Russian Imperial Stout”

This is a specific type of dark beer that has a rich grain and roasted malt flavor with a dried fruit flavor. The color of the drink is similar to charcoal, and the foam has a brown tint.It is dense.

2. “Shaggy Bumblebee”

The author’s beer “Shaggy Bumblebee” is on the 2nd position of the rating. This brand is characterized by a sweetish floral aroma, with notes of caramel and herbs. The taste is soft and pleasant, which allows you to drink it in large quantities. Fruit and iris are felt in the aftertaste. The color is brown with a reddish tint.

1. “Athanasius” Porter

The first position is occupied by the manufacturer “Afanasy” Porter. Pasteurized, densely saturated and filtered beer has a dark hue and aroma of combustible hops.The aftertaste is a classic variety.

Beer has long been considered one of the favorite drinks of men. As a result, the range of products presented has significantly increased and it is becoming more and more difficult to determine the best beer in Russia. The problem of choice arises not only with regard to Russian-made products, but also those imported from other countries.

Features of the selection of quality beer

Before assigning the title of the best beer to a certain brand, you need to familiarize yourself with the basic rules for choosing a quality drink:

  1. It is better to buy a drink on the bottle, as this is more likely that the product has been stored in accordance with all requirements.In most cases, this kind of alcohol is stored in kegs, which are made of chrome-plated steel that does not corrode. They save beer from the negative effects of the sun’s rays, as well as foreign odors.
  2. It will be much more beneficial to buy a “live” beer. This is the name of a fresh unfiltered drink, which contains a large amount of microelements useful for the body (calcium, iron, manganese, potassium) and brewer’s yeast, which have therapeutic properties and contain all the B vitamins.But when choosing this kind of beer, keep in mind the fact that its shelf life is only a few days.

If you are going on a trip, then the best option would be to purchase bottled or canned beer, then here you also need to pay attention to a number of points:

  1. When choosing a drink, stop your choice on the one that has a shorter shelf life, it most likely contains fewer different preservatives.It is noted that for storage of the presented beverage in bottles, a preservative such as ascorbic acid is added to it, which increases the shelf life of the product.
  2. Pay attention to the date of the spill, preferably the nearest one. Recently spilled alcohol is likely to be less affected by negative factors. The presented drink is strongly influenced by the storage characteristics (temperature regime, sunlight), which are rather irresponsible in Russia.
  3. In order to buy good bottled alcohol, it is recommended to take it from the refrigerator – beer likes to be cool. Even imported alcohol, being in the window, can deteriorate in the shortest possible time.
  4. When choosing between a drink in a can and a glass bottle, it is better to opt for the latter, since it is not able to absorb various aromas, thereby giving the beer an unpleasant aftertaste. And the purchase of a hoppy drink in plastic bottles should immediately be abandoned, since this material allows oxygen to pass through and alcohol becomes unusable.
  5. It is recommended to buy beer in dark or green bottles, as they let the sun’s rays through themselves much less. Products in an aluminum can could be considered even more useful if there were no metallic taste present in them.
  6. Regardless of which brewer you buy, you need to take the bottles located in the back of the display case, since they are less exposed to the sun and, for sure, have a more recent release.

Russian beer rating

Check out our 2017 Best Beer Quality Rankings.Among the light varieties of Russian hop, the following are considered to be of the highest quality:

  • Pilzenskoe – manufactured in Moscow.
  • Venskoye – produced in a brewery located within Moscow.
  • Beach – produced on the territory of Anapa.
  • Lagernoe – manufacturer Bogerhof, the amount of alcohol – 4.7%.
  • Samarskoe – produced by Zhigulevskoe pivo, the amount of alcohol is 4.5%.

Moving on to the TOP-5 of the best dark beer, the following producers can be distinguished:

  1. Rye – produced on the territory of Anapa, by the organization “Bogerhof”, fortress – 5.2%.
  2. Bannoe – produced by Bogerhof, the share of alcohol is 5.5%.
  3. Afanasy Porter – produced in the city of Tver by the Afanasy plant, 8%.
  4. Velkopopovets goat – from 3.2 to 4%.
  5. Baltika №6 – produced by the manufacturer Baltika, 7%.

As for the rating of unfiltered Russian beer, in this case the following are recognized as the best drinks:

  • AF Brew – produced in St. Petersburg.
  • Bottle Share is a Moscow intoxicating drink.
  • Salden`s Brewery is a hoppy drink produced in Tula.
  • Jaws – produced in the Sverdlovsk region, namely in the city of Zarechye.
  • Green Street Brewery is a drink produced in Moscow.

Moving on to the most popular and the highest quality craft beer in Russia, the following picture can be noted:

  • Bakunin – produced in St. Petersburg.
  • Brickstone – manufactured in Moscow.
  • 1 Ton – produced in the city of Zhukovsky, located in the Moscow region.
  • Petr Petrovich is a drink produced in Tula.
  • La Beerint is an alcohol produced in the city of Obninsk, Kaluga Region.

List of Best Czech Beers

The Czech Republic is recognized as the homeland of numerous types of rather tasty beer. Representatives of this country have a special respect for the production of a hoppy drink and pass on the secrets of making high-quality beer to their children from an early age.

There is no exact rating for the quality of Czech beer, since every lover of this drink has his own preferences. But after making an analysis of the frequency of use of various brands in this country, the following rating can be distinguished:

  1. Velkopopovicky Kozel – manufactured in Velke Popovice;
  2. Staropramen – produced on the territory of Prague, this Prague drink is known throughout the world for its unusual recipe and relatively low price.
  3. Bernard – produced in the city of Humpolec.
  4. Budweiser Budvar.
  5. Pilsner Urquell.

The best hop drink in Germany

Germany is a country that is considered the birthplace of the intoxicating drink, as evidenced by the annual “Day of Beer”. The inhabitants of this country treat the presented alcoholic drink with special reverence, so every German can distinguish in which part of the country this or that drink is prepared.

The types of German beer and the places of their production can be found in the table below.
Inexpensive and high quality German beer:

Name Place of manufacture
Oettinger Bavarian town Ettinger
Spaten Spaten town
Paulaner Munich
Krombacher Kreuztal
Franziskaner Munich

Beer types such as lager and stout are especially popular in Germany, and are also widely popular in Belgium.

Peculiarities of correct use of beer

Regardless of whether your beer is strong or non-alcoholic, cheap or expensive, you need to know how to drink it correctly, and for this you need to follow a number of rules:

  1. The drink must be consumed at the recommended temperature. For the bulk of beer varieties, the optimal temperature conditions are + 6-6.5 C. But it is best to observe the temperature indicated by the manufacturer on the label.
  2. Brewers may advise you not to expose your beer to extreme temperature changes.This is explained by the fact that the intoxicated drink quickly precipitates, and its taste and aroma properties simply disappear.
  3. It is not necessary to shake the beer (especially budget products or, if desired, get a hangover), since it is oxidized with oxygen in a short time. And, as you know, an oxidized intoxicating drink acquires a cloudy color and a specific taste.
  4. Whether you drink filtered or unfiltered beer, glass, porcelain or ceramic is the best choice.This is due to the fact that if you drink a drink from a can, then this also provokes its unwanted shaking and stirring. That is why special beer glasses are created, and if you also rinse them under water, and then pour beer into them without wiping, then it will fill softer.
  5. Pour the intoxicated drink around the rim of the glass. As you know, no one likes when, instead of a tasty and thirst-quenching drink, he is poured half a glass of foam, so to avoid such situations, you need to hold the glass at an angle of 45 degrees and at a distance of about 2 centimeters from the bottle, and then slowly fill it along edge.

In order for the presented drink to bring pleasure, it is recommended to drink it with friends with fried meat, and most importantly, in the right glass.

Among the popular glasses for drinking, the following are distinguished:

  • Wheat – cone-shaped and tapered, ideal for wheat beers;
  • Pilsner – has a cone shape and a straight top, perfect for lagers;
  • Pint – Great for lagers and ales.

But even if you do not have a special glass, you can always enjoy the presented drink, the main thing is to choose a really high quality one.

Remember that if you do not have enough money for expensive beer, then you can always choose a high-quality budget option, both from Russian alcohol and among imported products.

It is widely believed that the best beer is made in Germany. It is difficult to surpass the German quality of this drink, but Russian producers are striving for this.

Russian beer has its own characteristics and it is difficult to determine the leader among dark and light varieties. In the country, experts single out only a few breweries that offer quality goods.

The best beer in Russia:

  1. Khamovniki “: “Munich”, “Pilzenskoe”, “Vienna”. These are representatives of a single brewing company.

    Some of these names are popular in the best restaurants in Moscow and other large cities.
  2. Rye semi-dark ” and “Bannoe dark” are dark beer lagers from the Anapa brewing company. The brand also presents light beer worthy of the experts’ attention.
  3. Tomskoe Pivo “, “Afanasy”, “Sibirskaya Korona”, “SUN Inbev” – these are dark and light sorts of beer, which are represented by Tomsk and Siberian brewing companies.
  4. Zlata Podkova ” is a drink made in a small brewery in the town of Dimitrovgrad.

    To taste this drink, many connoisseurs come from the most remote corners of the country.

Among the names presented, a true connoisseur of will be able to choose the option that suits him ideally in terms of its taste.

Top non-alcoholic beer: List

There is an unspoken rating for non-alcoholic beer. And although many believe that this type of beer drink cannot be tasty. In 2017, a list of the best non-alcoholic beers in the world was published.

Top of the best non-alcoholic beer:

  1. Stella Artois is a Belgian beer with a low alcohol content and high quality taste.
  2. Baltika №0 is a Russian manufacturer of strong and non-alcoholic drinks of this type.
  3. Beck’s non-alcoholic – German mark. Minimum ethanol content.
  4. FAXE Free from Denmark is popular for its unique non-alcoholic foam technology.
  5. Samichlaus Classic is a company from Austria, where old technologies are preserved.
  6. Amstel non alcoholic St. Petersburg brewery, which competes with world brands.
  7. Beliy Medved is produced in Moscow. The company produces similar analogs with a high alcohol content.
  8. Sibirskaya Korona completely specializes in the production of a non-alcoholic foamy drink.
  9. Bavaria ” Premium Malta is very popular among those who like to combine a hint of hops with a clear head.

Non-alcoholic foam of these brands is in no way inferior to alcoholic counterparts. The bright taste and delicate aroma of hops add a special piquancy to the drink.

Pay attention ! A lot of good non-alcoholic beer is produced in Russia.

Unique manufacturing technologies allow minimizing the alcoholic component, but leaving a pleasant aftertaste and aroma of hops.

Which beer is better filtered or unfiltered?

The classification of the foam is determined by the degree of purification, that is, filtration. Thanks to such manipulations, the storage conditions, use and quality of the foam change.

Important ! The degree of filtration is determined by the number of cleanings and the type of filters.

Connoisseurs of the drink often cannot decide which one is best to choose: filtered or unfiltered beer. For this, it is worth considering the main characteristics.

Species characteristics :

Filtered Unfiltered
Has a long shelf life due to the large number of purification stages Preserves fermentation products that lead to early spoilage of the product
Poor but stabilized taste with a slight touch of alcohol Intense rich flavor that is second to none
There are practically no useful components It contains a huge number of useful micro and macro elements
Huge selection, presented in various volumes Small variety of varieties and grades

Draft or bottled

The method of brewing beer depends on the container in which the drink will be stored.Depending on this, the quality of the foamy drink is also determined.

Many people prefer this drink in bottles. This drink attracts with many advantages.

But draft foam is wonderful, and most importantly tasty. True connoisseurs often do not take this method of sale and storage seriously. This drink also has its own advantages.

Advantages and disadvantages of types of beer :

  • Bottled beer can be sold at a profitable , using interesting packaging and stickers on them.
  • The live drink has a short shelf life of , which requires special storage conditions.
  • Special technologies for the production of draft beer require the definition of many special conditions.
  • In bottled preservatives are often used for long and easy storage.
  • Ease of use and transportation of bottled beer allows you to fully use this type of packaging.

Depending on the characteristics of the foamy drink, certain types of beer are used.

Dark or Light?

Many characteristics depend on the type of foamy drink. Distinguish between dark and light. Among these varieties, there are also advantages. They should be precisely defined.

Difference :

  • A special malt is used to make a dark drink.
  • Light has no richness in taste.
  • This dark variety has a high dose of alcohol.

Dark and light beer can be associated with different sensations and aftertastes.

What’s the best beer snack?

A good beer requires an appropriate snack. They can be lighter and more nutritious. The appetizers must be original in their taste. Hot and salty spices work well.

List of Successful Snacks :

  • Croutons.
  • Nuts.
  • Dried meat.
  • Seafood.
  • Fish.

There are special combination plates with beer snacks.

What is better to drink beer or vodka?

Some people find it difficult to choose between alcoholic beverages. It depends not only on the capacity of the alcohol, but also on the taste.

Alcohol consumption is determined primarily by event . Often the choice is between beer and vodka.

  • A liter of beer is not as intoxicating as a liter of vodka.
  • The cost of foam is less than vodka.
  • Stronger drinks are drunk on holiday.

The use of strong drinks does not require explanation, but leads to alcoholism.

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90,000 10 most heavily hopped varieties of all time – Pivo.by

The journalist Aaron Goldfarb compiled a selection of ten real “hop bombs” for First We Feast. Pivo.by publishes the translation of the material.

Illustration: First We Feast

On 13th August this year Other Half Brewing in collaboration with The Veil Brewing released one of the strangest and most paradoxical beers.These Brooklyn and Virginia-based breweries are now some of the best-known IPA producers in the United States, with the northeastern “juice bomb” style that has become all the rage these days. And so, in August, the fruit of their collaboration appeared – Topical Depression . The funny thing is that this IPA announced… 0 IBU.

The IBU (International Bitterness Units) level indicates the degree of hopping of a beer. Over the past few years, since the breweries have opted for more fruity hops, such as Galaxy and Citra, used in Topical Depression, rather than bitter hops, IBUs and bitterness have begun to decline.Additionally, dry hopping has become a defining weapon in the IPA growers’ arsenal, allowing for intense aroma and flavor without increasing IBU levels. Thus, an unimaginable IPA with zero IBU was suddenly not only possible, but in demand.

However, I miss the days when IPAs were actually bitter and not like alcoholic fruit juice. This was exactly the case ten years ago, when there were “hop bombs” with frightening names like Palate Wrecker (“destroyer of the palate” – approx.per. ). The average IPA back then had about 70-100 IBUs, while most felt that 100 IBUs was something unimaginable. But that hasn’t stopped brewers from Denmark to Delaware from battling to be credited as the creators of “the most heavily hopped beer in history.”


10. Dogfish Head – Hoo Lawd

Photo: Dogfish Head

Released: 2015
IBU: 658

Dogfish Head claims that Hoo Lawd is the beer with the highest IBU score, which has been verified by independent testing, in contrast to the others below based on the breweries’ own calculations.Most brewers simply estimate the numbers, as a rule, significantly higher than technically possible. Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione calls Hoo Lawd a “hop-ready beer” because it uses experimental Alpha Beast hops along with Simcoe, Warrior and Amarillo. This variety only sold one night last year at the Dogfish Head Rehoboth Beach and then earlier this year during Boston’s Extreme Beer Fest.


9.Arbor / Steel City – DCLXVI

Issued: 2012
IBU: 666

No one had any idea that the UK was paying attention to the IBU until the collaboration was launched in early 2012. It was a trendy dark Cascadian IPA, although 6.66% ABV and 666 IBU make one wonder if Satanists created it.


8. Mikkeller – 1000 IBU

Photo: Arne Sund

Issued: 2010
IBU: 1000

The second half of the 2000s was marked by the IBU wars.Mikkeller was at the tail end of this arms race, and it was he who, in large part, put an end to it – thanks to both the high IBU scores and all the farce that unfolded around this strain. This is the first and only mass beer on our list, and not many were inclined to believe that 1000 IBU was a real figure. The founder of the brewery Mikkel Borg Bjergsø , addressing the skeptics, wrote: “ It’s a shame if we offended anyone by brewing our 1000 IBUs. We are aware of the difference between theory and reality, and we have not claimed to have brewed beer with an actual 1,000 IBU rating.When we brew a beer like 1000 IBU it’s a gimmick, but it’s also an attempt to test the boundaries of brewing …


8. Invicta – 1000 IBU

Photo: Rock’n Hops

Issued: 2013
IBU: 1000

This brewery did not receive a lawsuit from Mikkeller for stealing the name and idea of ​​their brew just because it is located in Ribeirão Preto in Brazil. Hop fever may have kicked off too late in South America, but Invicta was a pioneer.


7. Hart & Thistle – Hop Mess Monster v2.0

Gastropub Hart & Thistle. Photo: The Coast

Released: 2011
IBU: 1066

The Halifax Gastropub Brewer Hart & Thistle who brewed this monster stated: “ I didn’t conceive this beer to win competitions, but for the full and unforgettable hop experience in your glass. ”. He also emphasized that he did not use hop extracts, hinting at Mikkeller who allegedly used them.The variety was popular, but the brewery closed in 2014.


6. Zaftig – Shadowed Mistress ESBlack IPA

Photo: diamondsealtd

Issued: 2014
IBU: 1100

This is arguably the strangest beer on our list, largely due to its stylistic confusion. Brewed with Citra hops, this Columbus Ohio brewer has been described as a cross between IPA, ESB, and Barleywine.


5. Triggerfish The Kraken

Photo: Vincent S.

Issued: 2014
IBU: 1254

Even my dad has over 4,000 Facebook friends, but for this South African brewery, just 1,000 followers were enough reason to try to create their own IBU bomb. When the beer was brewed, there were already 1,254 subscribers, and this determined the level of the IBU (in theory). The brewery now has 3,513 fans – which could be a record!


4. Mikkeller – X Hop Juice 2007 IBU

Issued: 2007
IBU: 2007

A few years before his 1000 IBU, Mikkeller explored bitterness heights for the first time with this experimental strain, brewed especially for the Copenhagen Beer Festival.To quote Mikkel again – he is very eloquent: “ Some people hate this beer, others love it, but one thing I know for sure – when you drink it, you seem to be chewing pure hops. And personally I like it “. In fact, the majority did not like it, as evidenced by the low rating of the variety on RateBeer.


3. Arbor – FF # 13/2012 Double Black IPA

Photo: Beer for the weekend

Issued: 2012
IBU: 2012

British brewery Arbor Ales timed the release of this variety for the 2012 Olympic Games, which was hosted by London.This black Cascadian IPA was brewed with a rather atypical mix of Bravo, Zeus, Galena and Summit hops. The beer was popular, although it is surprising that the IOC did not punish its creators for shamelessly stealing the logo.


2. Flying Monkeys – Alpha-fornication

Photo: Mister Steen

Released: 2011

IBU: 2500

The bitterness of hops comes from alpha acids, which are isomerized during boiling and increase the IBU values. This was the line of thought of the creators of this 13.3% ABV beer, brewed by a brewery in Ontario, which decided to join the hop battles at a time when brewers in the United States already had other interests.The release of the variety was timed to coincide with Craft Beer Week in Ontario, with only one keg and six bottles produced.


1. Carbon Smith – F * cks Up Your Sh * t IPA

Photo: Kristoffer H.

Issued: 2015
IBU: 2600

This variety, containing in its name two of the seven well-known English-language curses, was released last summer, when the beer world was dozing, almost completely ignoring the novelty (you have to try very hard not to cause a storm of discussions by announcing the release of the most hoppy beer in history).Several people who did try this beer gave it really shit points on Untappd.

90,000 List of commercial beers brewed with my participation – Kirill Yakimovich’s website

To date, I have brewed as many as 14 commercial beers, so it will not be superfluous to collect information about them in one place.

1. Craft House / Fabrika Rara Liquid Sun New England IPA, 7.5% ABV, 90 IBU

A real photo of the Sun was used for the label, which NASA has kindly allowed anyone to use.

Ratings: Untappd, Ratebeer, Pivnici.cz
October 2016. My first commercial beer. The idea was to brew the then just beginning to be known in Europe, the New England IPA style. I worked out the recipe (relying on the massive use of the “new” German hops Hüll Melon, Mandarina Bavaria and Callista), filled the car with family, malts, hops and drove to the town of Tesin, divided by the Czech-Polish border, for the Fabrica Rara brewery. It brews wonderful Michał Kochaniewicz, not only a talented brewer, but also a cool graphic designer.He corrected my recipe, taking into account his equipment and we brewed (or rather, there were 3 of them, we had to fill a large tank).

For me it was a real school of “adult” brewing, Michal patiently explained what exactly and for what purpose, what and how it differs in technology from home brewing, told many interesting things from practice.

The beer turned out to be interesting, we (well, rather Michal) guessed exactly the malt profile, a powerful body, beautiful color and that very turbidity inherent in the style – everything was in place.However, I did not achieve that powerful hop charge in flavor and aroma, although the number of hops was overwhelming. And now I regret that I used German hops, completely unsuitable for this style, if I took the win-win Citra, Amarillo, etc., the NE IPA would have come out as it should be. Nevertheless, the first Czech “vermont” was brewed by me, hehe 🙂

P.S. Recently I found a forgotten box in the closet with a dozen bottles of Liquid Sun and was surprised to note that the beer not only survived, but also became completely different, now I would call it double IPA.Who wants to try my first beer – let me know!

2. Craft House / Zubatý Pes Biting Dog West Coast IPA, 6.9% ABV, 85 IBU

Ratings: Untappd, Ratebeer, Pivnici.cz
The first joint brew with the owner of the bar Zubatý Pes (one of the oldest craft pubs in Prague) and the first brew at the Antoš brewery.

Alexey came up with the idea to brew the West Coast IPA, a powerfully hopped pale ale that is dry, bitter and aromatic. The hops have chosen the almost classic ones for this sub-style – Simcoe and Cascade.

Everything turned out to be very dry, very aromatic and VERY bitter, even too bitter, and the bitterness turned out, in my opinion, unpleasant, possibly due to the use of Magnum hops. If I could remove this bitterness by about half, I would be completely satisfied, but in large equipment, the hops set during cooking “for bitterness” work differently, and we have just begun to find out exactly how they work. Nevertheless, we were pleased with how the beer fermented cleanly and worked out the dry hopping technology, which allowed us to achieve powerful aromatics (which, frankly, only a small part of Czech breweries manage to achieve) in this and subsequent brews.

3. Craft House / Zubatý Pes Vitaminica Pale Ale, 5.5% ABV, 40 IBU

Ratings: Untappd, Ratebeer, Pivnici.cz
The idea was to brew a truly spring beer, a light ale with sea buckthorn – a powerful source of vitamins E, K and especially C, which we did. On a test, home cooking, we decided on the proportion of added sea buckthorn puree / juice and in the process we solved two important problems. The first problem was the desire not to kill vitamins with heat, and we solved it by adding juice during secondary fermentation.The second problem was that the oily sea buckthorn juice completely killed the foam in the beer, and it looked strange in the end. The problem was solved by adding some wheat, Carafoam malt and oatmeal – all ingredients known to me at that time that affect the foam (or “head” / head, as the brewers say). The foam in the big boil was very stable and looked good:

Hops opted for Cascade and Centennial, while Centennial’s piney aroma was famously combined with the sea buckthorn scent.The ale fermented quickly and cleanly, but, apparently, thanks to the “foaming” additives, it did not retain its body and structure – no one would call it watery. The beer turned out to be very drinkable, had a bright and characteristic sea buckthorn aroma and its inherent sourness. Many thanks to Lyosha that he did not let me spit there even more juice, and the powerful sea buckthorn did not interrupt the hops. With bitterness, we managed not to overdo it, although even here it could have been reduced, we clearly climbed beyond the boundaries of the declared 40 IBUs. In general, I am very pleased with this beer, not only did I get experience with new technologies for me and successfully solved several problems, the beer came out great and drank very quickly.

4. Craft House / Zubatý Pes Hazy Daisy Session IPA, 5.9% ABV, 50 IBU

Ratings: Untappd, Ratebeer, Pivnici.cz
Let’s be honest, this beer is not a separate brew, but just Vitaminica without sea buckthorn :). However, it is still a standalone beer, a clean and crisp session ale with the piney aroma of Centennial hops. After the initial fermentation of Vitaminica, we decided that we had a good session IPA worthy of its own name, and we drained ourselves a few kegs for sale.I have no comments on him, except perhaps the bitterness could be reduced.

5. First Order Je Suis Sauvin Saison, 6.8% ABV 23 IBU

Ratings: Untappd, Ratebeer, Pivnici.cz
This beer started the operation of the flying brewery First Order Brewery (don’t forget to like our page!), Which I founded together with my American friends Alex and Leo. They are both very talented and experienced brewers who devote a lot of time to self-education and new experiences, people who meticulously plan their recipes and, in general, just cool guys.

Our first beer was saison, a Belgian and French style, a dry, fairly strong ale with a fruity, spicy and hoppy flavor and aroma. We have brewed it in an “American” or generously hopped version, where spicy and fruity tones produced by Belgian yeast are complemented by aroma hops. We chose the high-quality New Zealand hops Nelson Sauvin as the main one, the essential oils in this variety reflect “fresh chopped gooseberries”, also described as the Sauvignon Blanc grape variety, after which the hops are named.

In the process of working on the beer, several problems had to be solved. It took a long time to decide with yeast, because it is they that determine the success of the saison. As a result, we settled on the dry yeast most affordable for the Czech Republic and were satisfied with the result. We were especially worried that in our Czech brewery, designed for lagers ripening in the cold and, accordingly, tucked deeper into cellars, our saison, which during fermentation warms up almost to +30 ‘C, simply does not ferment. In vain they were afraid, our JSS sold out so that it fermented dry in a cold basement, giving the very spicy profile that we were striving for.Massive late hopping and even more powerful dry hopping gave the fruity flavor and strong aroma of Nelson Sauvin hops. We were very pleased with the result! The only thing that not fully understanding how late hopping works on our equipment gave us a slightly more bitter beer than we expected, which allowed some tasters to classify JSS as a Belgian IPA.

For bottles, I came up with an interesting technology of labels made from outdoor film with a plotter.The labels were very inexpensive, but quite laborious to apply. In addition, I used 3 different outlines and 3 different colors of the films, which looked unusual and sometimes confusing clients.

But in any case, we were very pleased, the beer turned out to be wonderful and with its 7% alcohol it had a frightening beer capacity drinkability, it was difficult to stop 🙂

6. First Order Green Door West Coast IPA, 6.6% ABV, 70 IBU

Ratings: Untappd, Ratebeer, Pivnici.cz
We did some really serious preparatory work before brewing the classic American IPA, but, to my regret and in my subjective opinion, we did not manage to achieve what we wanted. The beer sold well, most of those who tried it were highly praised, it fermented well, had a wonderful aroma, but was too bitter. As with Craft House Biting Dog, the bitterness, in my opinion, was very gross and outweighed all the virtues of the beer. Well, what can you do 🙁 But the bottles with the green key looked beautiful!

Well, nothing, here we know where to fix it, and we will fix it, we will work on the IPA still.

7. First Order Je Suis Citra Saison, 6.8% ABV 23 IBU

Ratings: Untappd, Ratebeer, Pivnici.cz
June 2017. Reincarnation of Je Suis Sauvin saison with other hops, this time “American” Citra dominated here. It turned out even a little dishonest, it’s hard to brew bad beer with such cool hops. At the same time, we managed to slightly reduce the bitterness and no one complained about it. Delicious, fruity – the aromas of tropical fruits from the essential oils of Citra went through the roof, again it was great to drink in any volume.Unfortunately, it was instantly drunk again. The labels are in the same style but in a different color.

8. First Order Damn Yankee New England IPA, 6.4% ABV, 40 IBU

Ratings: Untappd, Ratebeer, Pivnici.cz
July 2017. The first and only my (or rather, our) beer, which I am absolutely and 100% satisfied with.

For some reason, when a wave of “Vermont” ales reached the Czech Republic, heavily hopped but not bitter, aromatic, very cloudy and juicy.But for some reason, no one has been able to brew a New England IPA that perfectly matches the standards of this new style. Especially it didn’t come out with turbidity and color, even here the first Czech “Vermont”, mine from a year ago Liquid Sun, fit into the style. From the very beginning of the existence of First Order Brewery, we thought about brewing NE IPA, but we were in no hurry and first brewed several prototypes, tried the results of the work of Czech colleagues, took into account my experience with Liquid Sun, and then put together the final recipe, purchased a huge amount of hops and brewed beer. completely satisfied with us.

It was a true hop smoothie, in appearance, taste and aroma – a natural multivitamin juice made from citrus and tropical fruits. His entire supply was drunk almost instantly, I couldn’t even take photographs of the bottles. We will undoubtedly repeat the cooking, and many of the ideas that arose during the preparation and cooking will be developed into independent recipes.

9. First Order Je Suis Mosaic Saison, 6.9% ABV, 23 IBU

Ratings: Untappd, Ratebeer, Pivnici.cz

September 2017. The third version of the American saison Je Suis .. dominated by Mosaic hops. We are more and more convinced that our saisons are going well. Our first brew at Jelen Brewery and the first brew of this size – 1200 liters.

10. First Order Solitude Imperial Stout, 11% ABV, 100 IBU

Ratings: Untappd, Ratebeer, Pivnici.cz

October 2017. What was not there in the recipe! And making a stout of this density (plateau above 25!) Is not the easiest thing to do, but it worked out.Not a stout, but a fiery fire, 11% alcohol, power and strength, smoked meats came out exactly as they wanted. But we decided to let them lie down for half a year, we will try to find barrels, we will roll some of them into 0.7 bottles.

11. First Order Hop Slop, 5.4% ABV, 40 IBU

Ratings: Untappd, Ratebeer, Pivnici.cz

October 2017. Light pale with an incredible amount of American hops Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo that have already become classics. The younger brother of Damn Yankee is inferior to him in alcohol and turbidity, but not in the strength of the aroma!

12.First Order Eleven, 4.6% ABV, 28 IBU

Ratings: Untappd, Ratebeer, Pivnici.cz

October 2017. Our first lager was definitely a success, although it did catch a little DMS in the heated one (which is generally acceptable). The bitterness of Czech pilsner and the delicate aroma of spices and blackberries from the German hops Callista and Saphir go well together.

13. Schwarzbier (cooked, matures)

Ratings: Untappd, Ratebeer, Pivnici.cz

October 2017. The desired has been achieved – this is not just a dark lager, but schwarz, everything is like according to BJCP, no burnt, no fruit, only coffee and chocolate.Also for a month. They didn’t come up with a name.

14. Ice Cream IPA (brewed, ripening)

To be continued without fail.

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the best beer and wine festivals in autumn

Oktoberfest is one of the most famous, but far from the only autumn beer festival.The site atorus.ru has compiled a list of festivals to visit.

Foam lovers

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In mid-September (September 17), the most famous beer festival in the world – Oktoberfest (Oktoberfest) starts. The holiday will last in 2016 until October 2 and is traditionally held in Munich. For the first time, Oktoberfest took place on October 12, 1810 in honor of the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Teresa of Saxony-Hildburghaus (the meadow where the celebration is taking place is named after her).Every year, the festival, within the framework of which the products of Munich brewers alone are presented, is visited by about 6 million people.

For those who did not make it to the Munich Oktoberfest, there is an opportunity to “catch up” – the Oktoberfest starts in Stuttgart on 23 September – the festival is called Cannstatt Volksfest. The holiday may not be as large-scale as in Munich, but certainly no less exciting. In 2016, guests have fun until October 9th.

October: Czech Republic, USA, Switzerland

On October 1, in the city of Pilsen (Czech Republic), the Pilsner Urquell beer is celebrated as part of the Pilsner Fest.2016 marks the 174th birthday of the legendary lager brewed by the brewer Josef Groll and now consumed all over the world. As always, a lot of delicious food, an entertainment program and, of course, “rivers” of Pilsner beer are expected during the holiday.

The most famous American beer festival, the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), takes place in Denver on October 6-8. GABF celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. The festival was first held in 1982 and was attended by 24 breweries, 47 beers and 800 participants.This year 800 breweries participate in the festival with more than 3.5 thousand types of beer. Given this scale, it is no surprise that GABF has been voted the best festival in the country.

October 7th Oktoberfest comes to Switzerland. The Oktoberfest Zurich holiday will last in Zurich until November 5. For a whole month, festival guests will be able to taste traditional Bavarian cuisine accompanied by Bavarian music – of course, washed down with excellent beer.

Wine lovers

Autumn is a traditional time for harvesting grapes and harvesting wine.Unsurprisingly, this time of year has a huge number of festivals and festivals that invite visitors to sample wine.

October: Moldova, Italy, France

Not only non-CIS countries are famous for their wines, but also the former Soviet republics. On October 1, Moldova celebrates the National Day of Wine, approved back in 2002. The holiday opens with a parade of winemakers. You can taste and have a snack at Moldexpo.For two days, residents and guests of the capital are entertained by art groups. The holiday ends with a big choir – a Moldavian dance, an indispensable condition of which are the intertwined hands of the dancers – a fireworks display.

The Montmartre Wine Festival – Fete des Vendanges – is a harvest festival, primarily from the Clos Montmartre vineyard, located between the rue Saint-Vincent and de Sol. 200 vines of this vineyard yield about 1,700 bottles, which are sold during the festival for charitable purposes.It was with Clos Montmartre that the tradition of celebrating the Fete des Vendanges began – for the first time artists and musicians met here in 1934. They took their first harvest from the new vines they planted on the site of the vineyard of the former Benedictine abbey. Traditionally, the festival visitors will find “rivers” of wine, fireworks, film screenings, performances and parades. In 2016, the holiday takes place on October 5-9.

One of the most famous wine festivals in Italy is the Marino Grape Festival, which takes place on October 2 this year.The wines of Marino, a small old town located not far from Rome, were popular among the ancient Romans. The festival has been held here annually since 1925 on the first Sunday in October. Every year, 3,000 liters of local white wine is prepared from 150 tons of grapes to celebrate the harvest. The culmination of the holiday is the launch of the Fountain of the Four Moors, the symbol of the Colonna family.

According to tradition, on the day of the celebration of the festival, it is not water that beats here, but the white wine Marino DOC from Malvasia.Then the water turns into wine takes place in other fountains of the city, and the doors of all wine cellars are opened, where anyone can taste wine. And, of course, not wine alone – the festival participants are offered traditional local snacks, fresh bread, sweet chambellas, for which the dough is kneaded with wine, as well as traditional dances and music.

November: Feast of the Beaujolais Nouveau

The festival of young wine, which is popular in many countries of the world and is gradually gaining popularity in Russia, originates from France.Beaujolais Nouveau is a young wine made north of Lyon. The tradition of celebrating the ripening of “game” from the Beaujolais region dates back to the middle of the 20th century. The idea was purely commercial in nature. Local wine is inferior in quality to that produced in Burgundy and Bordeaux. But it is at a young age that Beaujolais wine is distinguished by a rather rich flavor and aromatic bouquet. This fact led local winemakers to the idea of ​​turning the disadvantages of wine into advantages – the third Thursday of November was proclaimed the holiday “Beaujolais Nouveau”.

This year, Beaujolais Nouveau falls on 17 November. A few days before day X, millions of bottles of young wine begin their journey from France across countries and continents. There is even a competition between producers who will be the first to deliver their wine to this or that part of the world. Regardless of the time zone, the tasting of the new harvest Beaujolais begins exactly on the appointed day – on the third Thursday of every November.

90,000 10 most popular beer brands in the world – Pivolubs [Beer Blog]

For most parts of the world, “beer” means “craft” or “craft” beer.Thus, multiple brands owned by multiple parent companies account for the vast majority of bottled beer consumption.

These bottled beers were the top-selling beer brands by volume in 2016, according to Euromonitor International.

CORONA EXTRA

Coors Light ranked # 10 in 2015 data, but people did “find their beach” in 2016: Corona sales jumped 7.92 percent over 2015. Produced by Grupo Modelo in Mexico, Corona defines Mexican beer in the eyes of many Americans.The company is owned by beer monster AB InBev (although Constellation Brands holds the license to export Corona to the US).

BRAHMA

Brazilian beer started in 1988 and was then acquired by AB InBev in 2005. Brahma was No. 9 in 2015, despite losing 3.3 percent of sales. The brand makes most of its money in South America, although AB InBev recently added 15 other countries to the mailing list.

HARBIN

China’s oldest and fourth largest brewery sits at No. 8, with a volume growth of 3.1 percent since 2015.Harbin was also No. 8 in 2015. A little historical background: Harbin was the first brewery to use corn instead of rice in China. The plant was previously owned by the Chinese government and SABMiller, but now it is owned by none other than AB InBev.

HEINEKEN

We’re finally breaking out of AB InBev’s trend with our # 7 beer, Heineken. You can find Heineken almost everywhere in the world and it is one of the most widely recognized beer brands. Heineken itself owns a long list of beers (Heineken – the parent company – became the second largest brewer after AB InBev bought MillerCoors), but the green bottle is by far the most recognizable brand no matter where you are.

YANJING

Yanjing, or Beijing Beer, is a popular Chinese beverage that ranked sixth in 2015 despite a drop in sales of nearly 5 percent. It has been available in the US since 2015.

One enlightening review from a user on BeerAdvocate reads, “A really shitty beer.”

SKOL

Skol was developed in 1964 with the goal of becoming an international mega-beer. Breweries from the UK, Canada, Sweden and Belgium have collaborated on the production of this beer.The beer is owned by AB InBev in Africa and South America, as well as European beer giant Carlsberg in the rest of the world.

Oh yes, that’s also only 2.8 percent alcohol by volume in some markets.

QINGTAO

China’s second largest local beer (15 percent of the Chinese beer market) is ranked # 4 in the world for beer sales. Outside of China, it is # 1 – Chinese beer sales in the US are up from 2015, albeit not as well. Sales fell 9.2 percent in 2016, making Qingtao the fourth largest beer brand from the second largest.

BUDWEISER

The grandfather of cheap American macro lager is the third best-selling beer brand in the world. Sure, its parent company owns most of the beers on this list, but OG Budweiser defined American flavor for much of the 1980s. The brand has lost a lot thanks to the rise of craft beer, but remains America’s ubiquitous recognized beer. And while it may seem like a dinosaur to some, beer hasn’t frozen in antiquity: Sales in 2016 increased 4.5 percent over 2015.

BUD LIGHT

Slimmer, Younger Brother Budweiser runs as the second best-selling beer brand. Bud Light sold approximately 4.6 billion liters of beer while Budweiser sold approximately 4.5 billion liters.

This may change soon. Bud Light’s volume fell 3.4 percent in 2016.

SNOW

The largest beer brand in the world is sold almost exclusively in China. Which makes sense, just in case, China represents about 20 percent of the world’s population.

In 2005, Snow was # 11 on the list of best-selling beers, but look at it now. Snow was previously part of SABMiller and China Resources Enterprises, but when SABMiller merged with AB InBev, global regulators forced the sale.

The No. 1-selling beer brand sells 10.5 trillion liters of beer a year. That’s more than enough to fill the whole of Manhattan with a 15-centimeter layer of beer.

Festival of craft beer in REST. Our summer gift to all foam lovers!

It seems that the calendars are no longer lying, and summer has really come.We know that fans of the foam are more than happy about this. Of course, your favorite beer is also your favorite in winter. And yet, cold foam in the heat is an incomparable pleasure, especially a mug of good craft. We are announcing a craft beer festival in REST! Until August 2, Belgian, Irish and Polish craft – at the best price and in the 3 + 1 promotion. Take advantage of every moment of summer! Who knows what will be outside the window tomorrow?

Belgium

Small Belgium plays a huge role in the beer culture not only in Europe, but throughout the world.It is not for nothing that at the end of last year, Belgian beer was included in the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List. It produces about one and a half thousand varieties of foamy drink, beer is widely used in cooking and even in the production of some cheeses.

Belgium is famous all over the world for its Trappist and Abbey beers. At the same time, only six breweries in the country have the right to produce Trappist beer, directing all proceeds from its sale to the needs of the community or charity.

In the SOMELIE Collections Belgian brewing culture is represented by the Brouwerij Roman brewery. The history of the Roman brewery family dates back to 1545. For 4.5 centuries, brewing traditions have been passed down from father to son. Today the plant is run by the 12th generation of the family. The company is located in the province of East Flanders in the town of Oudenaard. The local water lends a unique character to all beers produced in and around Oudenaard.

The Ename line is named after the Abbey of Enam, founded by Benedictine monks in 1063 near Oudenaarde, famous for its brewing traditions.At the end of the 18th century, the abbey was destroyed. Now an open-air museum has been organized on its former territory, archaeological excavations are underway. In 1990, the Roman brewery became a sponsor of this project, and on this occasion a beer line was created. ENAME is five types of beer, each with its own unique character.

Beer Ename Blond

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Belgian pale ale is a subtle and at the same time very rich beer: golden color, strong foam, bright fruity notes in the aroma, light hop flavor in the taste and 6-7% of the ABV.IBU 28.

Beer Ename Dubbel

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“Dyubbel” in translation means “double”. Distinctive features: rich amber-reddish color, notes of dark ripe fruits and caramel in the aroma, spice and light hop astringency in the taste, 6.5-8% ABV. IBU 27.

Beer Ename Triple

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“Triple” strong pale ale (8.5%) of bright yellow color with a thick head, tones of malt, nutty and piquant bitterness on the palate and hints of citrus, herbaceous notes of hops and light caramel in the aroma.IBU 30.

Beer Ename Pater

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A pale ale with a low alcohol content (5.5%), brewed according to the medieval recipe of the Benedictine monks. It has a floral-peach aroma with pronounced hop nuances and a mild malt flavor. IBU 40.

Beer Gentse Strop

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Gentse Strop is named after the proud inhabitants of the Belgian city of Ghent, punished for refusing to pay additional taxes for the military needs of King Charles in 1540.They were required to always wear a noose around their necks as a sign that they earned the gallows, but they were pardoned because the king was born in their city. IBU 34.

Beer Sluber

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Created in opposition to the famous Belgian brand Duvel (Duvel), the name is translated from the Flemish in the same way – “devil”. Renowned beer critic Michael Jackson, author of The Best Beers in Belgium and The World’s Guide to Beer, has recommended drinking it in combination with artichokes, spicy olives and anchovies.IBU 27.

Beer Adrian Browver

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A brown ale is brewed with a darker malt that gives the bouquet a nutty flavor. Belgian brown ale has a pronounced malty flavor and velvety softness. IBU 24.

Beer Adrian Browver Dark Gold

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This rich dark beer surprises with a complex and well-balanced velvety taste, filled with sweetish fruity-malt and caramel notes.
In the aftertaste you can feel the taste of dried fruits, toffee. IBU 28.

Ireland

“All I know about Ireland, Mom, is Jameson, Guiness and Connemara.” Many people really associate Irish beer exclusively with the famous Guinness. Today, the country’s brewing market is dominated by several global giants, including the aforementioned brand (although at the beginning of the 19th century there were more than two hundred breweries in Ireland).That is why young producers need to have a certain amount of courage and even recklessness in presenting a new brand of beer to the public.

Fortunately, Liam Lahart and Oliver Hughes, the founders of The Porterhouse Brewing Company, which represents Ireland in the SOMELIE Collections, were in the midst of these qualities. Having opened their first pub in Dublin in 1989, they did not sell Guinness on principle, which became the reason for skepticism towards Porterhouse both from competitors and from their own employees.However, seven years later, Liam and Oliver offered their visitors their own craft beer, which was received with a bang.

Today, Porterhouse is a chain of establishments in three countries serving ten permanent beers, crafted from traditional recipes in the finest Irish tradition, as well as many limited seasonal beers. The Porterhouse stout has twice, in 1998 and 2011, received the gold medal at the Brewing Industry International Awards – the most prestigious international award in the field of brewing, in fact, a beer Oscar.Starting with a microbrewery attached to a pub, Liam and Oliver were able to launch a successful industrial production of craft bottled beer for export.

Beer Russlers 4x Stout

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Russlers 4X Stout is a 100% Irish stout that has been in production since 1990. In its production, hop varieties Galena (Galena), Nugget (Nugget), East Kent Goldings (East Kent Goldings) are used.The first two are bitter, the third is considered an elite aromatic variety. The foam is light brown, resistant. The magnificent bouquet contains burnt barley, caramel, dark malt, coffee with cognac. The taste is dry, with strong tones of roasted and burnt barley, dark chocolate and black coffee, with pronounced bitterness in the aftertaste. IBU 65.

Beer Celebration Stout

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A dark beer, brewed using roasted malt as well as caramel malt and roasted barley.Intense dark, almost black beer with a rich malt flavor and aromas of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. In the production of this beer, bottle-conditioning technology is used, which implies additional fermentation in a bottle. A classic strong stout – the perfect beer for the fall / winter season – warming and velvety-dense. IBU 65.

Beer Red Ale

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Irish red ale has a bright red hue.This richness is achieved by adding small amounts of roasted malt. Red Ale is a light, very drinkable beer with pleasant creamy caramel notes in the bouquet, dominant malt in the taste and a clean dry aftertaste. IBU 34.

Brainblast Beer

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A strong ale with intense copper color with hints of fruit, malt and bitter hop notes on the palate.Differs in a long aftertaste with a pronounced hop bitterness. IBU 65.

Ersbrucker Beer

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The classic Ersbrucker lager has the characteristic spicy hop aroma of lagers and a delicate combination of hop bitterness and malt sweetness on the palate. IBU 32.

Poland

Polish beer is not as well known as Belgian and Irish beer, but local brewing traditions are considered to be among the oldest in the world.The oldest written records allow us to conclude that beer was brewed in Poland as early as the 10th century. It is believed that the first royal brewery also appeared during this period. The unique recipe of the foamy drink was kept in the strictest secrecy, for the disclosure of which the most severe punishments, including the death penalty, were threatened.

In the SOMELIE Collections Polish brewing is represented by the Van Pur company. Founded in 1989, it has gradually increased its production capacity, and today Van Pur products are popular both in the home market and in 70 countries around the world.The brewers say that the combination of original recipes and advanced brewing technologies is the key to this success.

Van Poor recently introduced a new line of craft beer Brock, which takes into account the most varied tastes of fans of foam. It includes the iconic IPA, American-style full-bodied Brown Ale, and Brock Gluten Free, made especially for beer lovers with gluten intolerance.

Beer Brock IPA

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Beer light pasteurized filtered.In production, the hop varieties Marinka, Cascade, Amarillo, Centennial and Willamet are used. Aromatic beer with a dense texture, expressive bouquet, saturated with tones of pine needles, citrus fruits, tropical fruits and zest. The dry flavor exhibits a malt base, aroma-repeating notes and a strong hop bitterness. IBU 40.

Beer Brock Brown Ale

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Beer dark pasteurized filtered.In production, the hop varieties Cascade, Chinook, Marinka, Lubelsky are used. traditional dark beer with a strong taste. It is distinguished by pronounced caramel, chocolate and nutty tones and a rich malt taste with hints of citrus fruits, sweet spices and piquant hop bitterness. IBU 26.

Beer Brock Gluten Free

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Beer light pasteurized filtered.Has a classic taste and aroma with pronounced notes of hops and pleasant bitterness. Specially created for those who suffer from gluten intolerance, but do not want to go without their favorite drink. IBU 14.

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Pilsner beer – read on Winestyle.ru

Pilsner beer is a special type of lager that is produced using the bottom fermentation method. In this case, the concentration of yeast occurs at the bottom of the fermentation vessel. Today, pilsner is considered one of the most sought-after varieties due to its recognizable taste with distinct hoppy notes and characteristic golden straw color.

Pilsner Beer History

The name comes from the Czech city of Pilsen, where the cult drink was brewed in 1839.Then the Czechs decided to brew their beer according to the old recipes of German Bavaria. The first brewery, where the original Czech pilsner was bottled, was called Plzenský Prazdroj (still functioning).

To create an original Pilsner recipe, the Czechs invited the Bavarian master Josef Groll, who was able to organically combine atec hops, light malt and special soft water with a low content of salt impurities, which is typical for the Plze region.

The new product made a splash among the Czechs.

This is important! A guest from Germany was the first to introduce the bottom fermentation method into a Czech brewery, resulting in an original Pilsner beer with a characteristic hint of gold and straw. In the 18th century, the Pilsner Bier trademark was officially registered. This new product for Czechs has massively won the hearts of European lovers of a foamy drink with a distinct hop flavor.

Pilsner varieties

Pilsner beer is divided into three main types:

  • German Pilsner, or Bavarian, has a bitter aftertaste, practically without sweetness, so-called “earthy” inclusions are present in the composition.In order for the drink to reveal its taste, it must be served cold. The shade is classic golden straw.
  • American, or European Pilsner, has a characteristic refreshing taste, there are obvious citrus inclusions in the bouquet, freshness gradually flows into hoppy bitterness. It can be made not only from barley, but also from rice malt.
  • Bohemian, or traditional Czech, has an authentic complex hoppy inflorescence, has a slightly sweet aftertaste, less intense taste than the same Bavarian.High beige foam is denser than German and American.

Pilsner & Lager

Pilsner beer is a specific type of light lager, but it is not entirely correct to confuse the two. Lager is the umbrella name for all bottom-fermented beers. Thus, pilsner is a more accurate, narrower name for a beer with a pronounced hop flavor. When comparing lager and pilsner in terms of the presence of malt flavor, it is more pronounced in the former.

Beer gourmets are unanimous: to try the original Pilsner, you should visit a classic beer restaurant in the Czech Republic. You can also taste a drink from renowned Pilsen producers. For example, the German Pilsner is represented by the Bitburger or Flensburger brands. Branded Czech pilsners are produced by Staropramen, Gambrinus, Budweizer or Kozel. Fans of the American product will find their drink to their liking from the brands Heineken or Amstel.

How to drink beer Pilsner

Pay attention! Since the legendary Pilsner beer belongs to the bottom fermentation category, i.e.That is, it is boiled at low temperature conditions, then it should be served cold. Thus, it will preserve the facets of the aroma and the richness of the taste.

The perfect presentation of clear, golden and incredibly tasty beer – in tall and narrow glasses, the so-called “pokala”.

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