These are the 10 Best Beers in America

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If you’re a true, die-hard beer fan, you probably hold a pretty strong opinion about Pliny the Elder.

This beer lover’s favorite from Russian River Brewing Company was dethroned for the first time in eight years as the Brewers Association pick for best beer in America. This year’s winner was Michigan’s Bell’s Two Hearted, an IPA with Centennial hops picked from the Pacific Northwest.

Here’s the full list (T indicates a tie):

1. Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
2. Russian River Pliny the Elder
3. Founders Breakfast Stout
4. Three Floyds Zombie Dust
5. Bell’s Hopslam
T6. Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)
T6. The Alchemist Heady Topper
T8. Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
T8. Sierra Nevada Celebration
10. Ballast Point Sculpin IPA

Now you’ve seen the best. But what about the worst beers in America? We’ve rounded them up here.


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  • atthemurph posted 3 weeks ago

    Pabst didn't win a blue ribbon for nothing.

  • cliffclaven.50714c0 posted 3 weeks ago

    I'm sure the evaluators have never tried the Lost Colony Porter brewed in Manteo, NC.

  • cfrary posted 1 month ago

    Bodhizafa IPA by Georgetown, Seattle

  • cfrary posted 1 month ago

    Bodhizafa IPA by Georgetown

  • beerdserkr.bb9b posted 2 months ago

    Best beers in America?.... Maybe 6 years ago..

  • ishityounot posted 2 months ago

    Best beer my a$$.

  • jbrad posted 2 months ago

    Ballantine's IPA should be somewhere on that list.

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