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March Madness Beer Championship Update

march madness 300x190 March Madness Beer Championship UpdateThe 64 Beer Tournament 

By Tim Rodgers

Over the next couple of weeks, your favorite college basketball squad will be launching their 2010-2011 Midnight Madness season kickoff with hopes that they will be cutting the nets down in Houston Texas.  During this time, your favorite beer will be hoping that they will also make the cut and qualify for our 64 beer March Madness tournament of champions.  We will be cutting the competition from a field of 600 down to 64. 

As the season goes on, bottle openers start to get dull, livers get saturated, So we must persevere and widdle down to find the greatest beer ever!

Whiskey Goldmine’s group of beer experts, sommelier’s, stewards, flunkies, college and high school buddies, wives and girlfriends alike will be working tirelessly to taste and judge the champion of a 64 beer blind taste test tournament to bring home the proverbial bacon come March.  So when you get ready to watch the Final Four from Houston Texas come late in March, you can also root for and drink your favorite beer as well.  (We need something to ease the pain of having to listen to Billy Packer for a month)

We have narrowed down the art of beer into regions and categories and the best ones from each will have a chance to compete come March.  The top 2 beers in each category that we have selected will get an automatic bid and the rest will be chosen “at large” by our esteemed committee of beer experts.

So far here are the beers that have qualified thus far:

Mexican Beer Category

Bohemia

Negra Modela

Begian White Ales/Whitbier

Blanche de Bruxelles

Hoegaarden

Beers in a Can

Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout

Phoenix Pale Ale

Pilsner

Pill-Zilla

Prima Pils

Stout

Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout

Founders Breakfast Stout

  

Belgian Ales

La Fin Du Monde

Chimay Blue Grand Reserve

Oktoberfest

Ayinger Oktoberfest

Beck’s Oktoberfest

Hacker Pschorr

Pale Ale

Alaskan Amber

Alesmith Anvill ESB

So harvest your hops and man up because champions rise to the occasion!

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The March Madness Beer Championship Tournament Bracket!

The 2011 March Madness Championship Beer Rankings!

March Madness Beer Championship Update

Introducing Our 64 Beer March Madness Tournament!

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The Top 10 Breweries in the World: Founders, Bell’s, Ballast Point, Stone, Port/Lost Abbey

The Top 25 Beers in a Can: Oscar Blues, Sly Fox, Maui Brewing, Young’s Double Chocolate, Caldera, 21st Amendment

Pennsylvania Crushes Germany in the Top 10 Pilsners: Pilzilla, Prima Pils, Stoudt’s Pils, Pikeland Pils, Troegs Sunshine Pils

The Best Beer under $20 a Case: Yuengling Lager, Bitburger, Leinenkugels, Shiner Bock, Lionshead and more…

The Top 25 Stouts: Founders KBS, Breakfast Stout, Bell’s Kalamazoo, Rogue Shakespear Oatmeal, Goose Island Black Cat Bourbon, Deschutes the Abyss

The Top 10 Oktoberfest Beers: Ayinger, Beck’s, Hacker Pschorr, Flying Fish, Hofbrau, Stoudt’s, Lefthand, Magic Hat, Spaten

The Top Ten Belgian White Ales from a Taste Test: Blanche de Bruxelles, Hoegaarden, Ommengangs Witte, Victory Wirlwind, St. Brnardis Blanche, Allagash White, Blue Moon and more…

The Top 10 Mexican Beers: Bohemia, Negra Modela, Dos Equis, Corona, Carta Blanca, Tecate, Sol and more…

Top 50 Pound for Pound Beer List: Chimay, Dogfish Head, Sierra Nevada, Bells’, Victory, Founders, Hacker-Pschorr, Weyerbacher and more…

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Port / Lost Abbey Brewing featuring Shark Attack, Old Viscosity, Judgment Day, Devastation Ale & Hop 15

port brewing logo 300x300 Port / Lost Abbey Brewing featuring Shark Attack, Old Viscosity, Judgment Day, Devastation Ale & Hop 15By Matt Goldstein and Tim Rodgers

Port/Lost Abbey brewing is hands down one of the best breweries in the world.  Their wide array of beers and styles continue to prove themselves year after year and award after award.  From their year round beers like the Wipe Out IPA, to the seasonal beers such as Satna’s Little Helper, Witches Wit and High Tide IPA.  So we decided to review every Port/Lost Abbey beer we could get our hands on.   

Shark Attack Double Red Ale, 9.0% ABV, Port Brewing Company. 

The Shark Attack Double Red Ale has strong hoppy and malty characters with peppery spice notes and a smooth finish.  Great American Amber… 

Old Viscosity Ale, 10.0% Port Brewing Company. 

The Old Viscosity has the scent of a porter but the taste of a stout.  The bottle even boasts to tease the drinker by refusing to reveal whether it’s a stout or a porter.  It certainly worked because we argued about it for more than a half hour.  The Old Viscosity has chocolate and spice notes and is super smooth for a porter but excellent for a stout as well.  This imperial porter stout is a flat out A plus. 

Judgment Day, 10.5% ABV, The Lost Abbey. 

The Judgment Day Quadrupel Belgian has a sweet Belgian nose and a sweet flavor.  Dark brown and purple in color, the Judgment Day light on carbonation and lacks bite but is still full flavored with a unique mouth feel.        

lost abbey web 1024x580 300x169 Port / Lost Abbey Brewing featuring Shark Attack, Old Viscosity, Judgment Day, Devastation Ale & Hop 15Devotion Ale, 6.25% ABV, The Lost Abbey. 

The Devotion Belgian Pale Ale is intense on flavor with a little kick.  It’s also light but has good bite and good carbonation.  It has notes of malt and fruit but is a little too light for a Belgian Pale Ale. 

Hop-15 Ale, 10.0% ABV, Port Brewing Company. 

The Hop-15 Ale is a sour but subtle in hoppiness for a double IPA.  Although it’s not too flowery, which we love, there is little carbonation, almost like a Harpoon.  The Hop-15 is sweet, malty, and robust with a perfect character of hops.    

 Wipe Out IPA, 7.0% ABV, Port Brewing.

The Wipe Out San Diego Style I.P.A. struck us as perfect balance of hops.  The combination of the Amarillo, Centennial, and Simcoe hops is brilliant.  It was quite possibly the best beer we’ve ever drank. 

port brewing beers 300x237 Port / Lost Abbey Brewing featuring Shark Attack, Old Viscosity, Judgment Day, Devastation Ale & Hop 15.

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The Top 10 Breweries in the World: Founders, Bell’s, Ballast Point, Stone, Port/Lost Abbey

The Top 25 Beers in a Can: Oscar Blues, Sly Fox, Maui Brewing, Young’s Double Chocolate, Caldera, 21st Amendment

Pennsylvania Crushes Germany in the Top 10 Pilsners: Pilzilla, Prima Pils, Stoudt’s Pils, Pikeland Pils, Troegs Sunshine Pils

The Best Beer under $20 a Case: Yuengling Lager, Bitburger, Leinenkugels, Shiner Bock, Lionshead and more…

The Top 25 Stouts: Founders KBS, Breakfast Stout, Bell’s Kalamazoo, Rogue Shakespear Oatmeal, Goose Island Black Cat Bourbon, Deschutes the Abyss

The Top 10 Oktoberfest Beers: Ayinger, Beck’s, Hacker Pschorr, Flying Fish, Hofbrau, Stoudt’s, Lefthand, Magic Hat, Spaten

The Top Ten Belgian White Ales from a Taste Test: Blanche de Bruxelles, Hoegaarden, Ommengangs Witte, Victory Wirlwind, St. Brnardis Blanche, Allagash White, Blue Moon and more…

The Top 10 Mexican Beers: Bohemia, Negra Modela, Dos Equis, Corona, Carta Blanca, Tecate, Sol and more…

Top 50 Pound for Pound Beer List: Chimay, Dogfish Head, Sierra Nevada, Bells’, Victory, Founders, Hacker-Pschorr, Weyerbacher and more…

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The Duck Rabbit Variety Case: Milk Stout, Porter, Amber Ale and Brown Ale

The Duck Rabbit 1 The Duck Rabbit Variety Case: Milk Stout, Porter, Amber Ale and Brown AleBy Matt Goldstein 

For about $36-38 the Duck Rabbit variety case is a great buy.  The Duck Rabbit brewery’s slogan on the side of their bottle says the “dark beer specialists.”  That’s a dead on slogan.  The Milk Stout and Porter are classics in their respective styles but the Brown Ale really grew on us.  Not only is the Duck Rabbit brewery dark beer specialists but their also authorities on creating the perfect head for their respective beers.  We’ve never had head on a beer with this much flavor and this much bite.  The beer head is in a class of its own.   

Duck Rabbit Milk Stout, 5.7% ABV.  Beautiful head, smells strong, good bite, sweet but tastes like an imperial stout, milky and tangy with a bitter aftertaste.  Excellent beer!

Duck Rabbit Porter, 5.7% ABV, Lots of head, chocolate notes, malty aftertaste, great nose, head has bite flavor.  Great porter beer!

Duck Rabbit Amber Ale, 5.5% ABV, Head has a malty bitter bite, the beer is dark red and brown in color, excellent bite.  Solid American Red Ale.  

Duck Rabbit Brown Ale, 5.6% ABV, Lots of head, bitter flavor and bite on the head, the beer is brown in color and has light bite, bitter malts, smooth dark ale.  Excellent Beer!  WOW!  We love it!  It really grows on you. 

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From the Duck Rabbit website:  We are a small packaging microbrewery located in Farmville, North Carolina. We sold our first beer in August of 2004. We specialize in beautiful, delicious, full flavored dark beers. When we brew, we’re happy and we dance. During fermentation, we sing softly to the yeast. Please try our beer and enjoy a taste of contentment!

The Top 10 Breweries in the World: Founders, Bell’s, Ballast Point, Stone, Port/Lost Abbey

The Top 25 Beers in a Can: Oscar Blues, Sly Fox, Maui Brewing, Young’s Double Chocolate, Caldera, 21st Amendment

Pennsylvania Crushes Germany in the Top 10 Pilsners: Pilzilla, Prima Pils, Stoudt’s Pils, Pikeland Pils, Troegs Sunshine Pils

The Best Beer under $20 a Case: Yuengling Lager, Bitburger, Leinenkugels, Shiner Bock, Lionshead and more…

The Top 25 Stouts: Founders KBS, Breakfast Stout, Bell’s Kalamazoo, Rogue Shakespear Oatmeal, Goose Island Black Cat Bourbon, Deschutes the Abyss

The Top 10 Oktoberfest Beers: Ayinger, Beck’s, Hacker Pschorr, Flying Fish, Hofbrau, Stoudt’s, Lefthand, Magic Hat, Spaten

The Top Ten Belgian White Ales from a Taste Test: Blanche de Bruxelles, Hoegaarden, Ommengangs Witte, Victory Wirlwind, St. Brnardis Blanche, Allagash White, Blue Moon and more…

The Top 10 Mexican Beers: Bohemia, Negra Modela, Dos Equis, Corona, Carta Blanca, Tecate, Sol and more…

Top 50 Pound for Pound Beer List: Chimay, Dogfish Head, Sierra Nevada, Bells’, Victory, Founders, Hacker-Pschorr, Weyerbacher and more…

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The Top 25 Beers in a Can: Oscar Blues, Sly Fox, Maui Brewing, Young’s Double Chocolate, Caldera, 21st Amendment

oskar blues new group shot 150 dpi 2 15 08 300x225 The Top 25 Beers in a Can: Oscar Blues, Sly Fox, Maui Brewing, Youngs Double Chocolate, Caldera, 21st AmendmentOskar Blues and Slyfox are Running the Show!

By Jeremy Thomson, Tom Pittakas, Pat Smith, Paul Reiter, Tim Rodgers and Matt Goldstein  

Over the last few years, there has been a serious trend towards beer in a can and Oskar Blues and Slyfox are running the show.  Oskar Blues and Slyfox don’t just make 1 good beer in a can; they each make 4 or 5 great beers in a can.  As well, you have to admit, the draught can like Young’s Double Chocolate and Guinness is pretty damn cool.  Just admit it.  You know you love beer in a draught can!  

 1.  Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout, 10.5% ABV, Lyons CO.

2.  Slyfox Phoenix Pale Ale, 5.1% ABV, Phoenixville, PA.

3.  Maui Coconut Porter, 5.7% ABV, Lahaina, HI.

4.  Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, 6.5% ABV, Lyons, CO. 

5.  Slyfox Pikeland Pils, 4.9% ABV, Slyfox Brewing Company, Phoenixville, PA.

6.  Oskar Blues Mamma’s Little Yella Pils, 5.3% ABV, Lyons CO.

7.  Youngs Double Chocolate Stout, 5.2% ABV, England. 

8.  21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon Wheat, 4.9% ABV, San Francisco. 

9.  Slyfox Route 113 IPA, 7.0%, Phoenixville, PA.

SlyFoxCans FP 300x199 The Top 25 Beers in a Can: Oscar Blues, Sly Fox, Maui Brewing, Youngs Double Chocolate, Caldera, 21st Amendment10.  Caldera Ashland Amber, 6.1% ABV, Ashland, OR.

11.  Slyfox Oktoberfest, 5.8% ABV, Phoenixville PA.

12.  Oskar Blue’s Gordon Imperial IPA, 8.7% ABV, Lyons, CO. 

13.  Caldera IPA, 6.1% ABV, Ashland, OR. 

14.  Oskar Blues Gubna Imperial IPA, 10% ABV, Lyons, CO. 

15.  Oskar Blues Old Chub Scottish Ale, 8.0% ABV, Lyons, CO. 

16.  21st Amendment Brew Free or Die, 7.0% ABV, San Francisco, CA

17.  Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale, 5.8% ABV, Boonville, CA. 

18.  Boddington’s Pub Ale, 4.7% ABV, United Kingdom. 

guinness can 250 redesigned 128x300 The Top 25 Beers in a Can: Oscar Blues, Sly Fox, Maui Brewing, Youngs Double Chocolate, Caldera, 21st Amendment19.  Guinness Draught Irish Stout, 4.2% ABV, Ireland. 

20.  Red Racer Lager, 5.0% ABV, Canada.

21.  Lancaster Kolsch, 4.8% ABV, Lancaster, PA. 

22.  Red Racer Pale Ale, 5.0% ABV, Canada.

23.  Wittekerke Witbier, 5.0% ABV, Belgium.

24.  Slyfox Royal Weisse Ale, 5.4% ABV, Phoenixville, PA.  

25.  Slyfox Dunkel Lager, 5.3% ABV, Phoenixville, PA. 

26.  Narragansett Fest Lager, 5.5% ABV, Rochester, NY. 

27.  Heineken Lager, 5.0% ABV, Netherlands. 

28.  New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale, 5.2% ABV, Fort Collins, CO.

29.  Yuengling Lager, 4.4% ABV, Pottsville, PA. 

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The Top 10 Breweries in the World: Founders, Bell’s, Ballast Point, Stone, Port/Lost Abbey

The Top 25 Beers in a Can: Oscar Blues, Sly Fox, Maui Brewing, Young’s Double Chocolate, Caldera, 21st Amendment

Pennsylvania Crushes Germany in the Top 10 Pilsners: Pilzilla, Prima Pils, Stoudt’s Pils, Pikeland Pils, Troegs Sunshine Pils

The Best Beer under $20 a Case: Yuengling Lager, Bitburger, Leinenkugels, Shiner Bock, Lionshead and more…

The Top 25 Stouts: Founders KBS, Breakfast Stout, Bell’s Kalamazoo, Rogue Shakespear Oatmeal, Goose Island Black Cat Bourbon, Deschutes the Abyss

The Top 10 Oktoberfest Beers: Ayinger, Beck’s, Hacker Pschorr, Flying Fish, Hofbrau, Stoudt’s, Lefthand, Magic Hat, Spaten

The Top Ten Belgian White Ales from a Taste Test: Blanche de Bruxelles, Hoegaarden, Ommengangs Witte, Victory Wirlwind, St. Brnardis Blanche, Allagash White, Blue Moon and more…

The Top 10 Mexican Beers: Bohemia, Negra Modela, Dos Equis, Corona, Carta Blanca, Tecate, Sol and more…

Top 50 Pound for Pound Beer List: Chimay, Dogfish Head, Sierra Nevada, Bells’, Victory, Founders, Hacker-Pschorr, Weyerbacher and more…

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The Great American Beer Festival Award Winners

gabf 2010 logo 300x88 The Great American Beer Festival Award Winners2010 Brewery and Brewer of the Year Awards:

Compiled By Matt Goldstein

The annual Great American Beer Festival in Denver Colorado had over 3500 entries this year and was completely sold out 5 weeks in advance.  The GABF is a 3 day event held by the Brewers Association with over 100 beer judges and 500 breweries.  The 2010 GABF went from Thursday the 16th through Saturday the 18th.  The original GABF in 1982 only had 22 breweries.            

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Large Brewing Company and Large Brewing Company Brewer of the Year

Blue Moon Brewing Company, Denver, CO

Dr. David Ryder

Mid-Size Brewing Company and Mid-Size Brewing Company Brewer of the Year

Sponsored by Crosby & Baker Ltd.

Utah Brewers Cooperative, Salt Lake City, UT

UBC Brewers

Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year

Sponsored by Microstar Keg Management

Mad River Brewing Company, Blue Lake, CA

Mad River Brewing Company

Brewpub Group and Brewpub Group Brewer of the Year

Sponsored by Country Malt Group

TAPS Fish House & Brewery, Brea, CA

Victor Novak

Large Brewpub and Large Brewpub Brewer of the Year

Sponsored by Brewers Supply Group

Pizza Port Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA

Pizza Port Brew Guys

Small Brewpub and Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year

Sponsored by Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.

Pizza Port San Clemente, San Clemente, CA

Noah Regnery

Category: 1 American-Style Wheat Beer – 23 Entries

Gold: Sandy Bottom, Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton, VA

Silver: Shredders Wheat, Barley Brown’s Brew Pub, Baker City, OR

Bronze: County Seat Wheat, Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant, Topeka, KS

Category: 2 American-Style Wheat Beer With Yeast – 43 Entries

Gold: Point Horizon Wheat, Stevens Point Brewery, Stevens Point, WI

Silver: American Hefeweizen, Flat Branch Pub and Brewery, Columbia, MO

Bronze: Hefeweizen, Widmer Brothers Brewing Co., Portland, OR

Category: 3 Fruit Beer – 75 Entries

Gold: Chardonnay Blonde, Blue Moon Brewing Co., Denver, CO

Silver: Apricot Ale, Pyramid Breweries, Seattle, WA

Bronze: Raspberry Tart, New Glarus Brewing Co., New Glarus, WI

Category: 4 Field Beer – 28 Entries

Gold: Frog’s Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale, Hoppin’ Frog Brewing Co., Akron, OH

Silver: Dark o’ the Moon, Elysian Brewing Co., Seattle, WA

Bronze: Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Weyerbacher Brewing Co., Easton, PA

Category: 5 Herb and Spice or Chocolate Beer – 91 Entries

Gold: Rosemary Swamp Fox, Moon River Brewing Co., Savannah, GA

Silver: Stone Smoked Porter with Chipotle, Stone Brewing Co., Escondido, CA

Bronze: Super Chili Pepper Madness, Mad River Brewing Co., Blue Lake, CA

Category: 6 Coffee Flavored Beer – 52 Entries

Gold: Baltic Coffee, Devils Backbone Brewing Co., Roseland, VA

Silver: Coffee Monster, Pizza Port Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA

Bronze: Big Shot Espresso Stout, Twisted Pine Brewing Co., Boulder, CO

Category: 7 Specialty Beer – 23 Entries

Gold: Belipago, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Dexter, MI

Silver: Coconut Porter, Pagosa Brewing Co., Pagosa Springs, CO

Bronze: Hazelnut Brown Nectar, Rogue Ales, Newport, OR

Category: 8 Rye Beer – 32 Entries

Gold: BMB Rye IPA, Black Market Brewing Co., Temecula, CA

Silver: Portsmouth Brewery Rye Not, Portsmouth Brewery, Portsmouth, NH

Bronze: Roggenbier, Bear Republic Brewing Co., Healdsburg, CA

Category: 9 Specialty Honey Beer – 24 Entries

Gold: Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat Ale, Blue Moon Brewing Co., Denver, CO

Silver: Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale, Back Forty Beer Co., Gadsden, AL

Bronze: Samuel Adams Honey Porter, Boston Beer Co., Boston, MA

Category: 10 Session Beer – 30 Entries

Gold: Squatters Wit, Utah Brewers Cooperative, Salt Lake City, UT

Silver: Endurance IPA Jr., Founders Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, MI

Bronze: King’s Peak Porter, Uinta Brewing Co., Salt Lake City, UT

Category: 11 Other Strong Beer – 48 Entries

Gold: Sierra 30 Jack and Ken’s Ale, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, CA

Silver: Panzer Pilsner, Port Brewing Co., San Marcos, CA

Bronze: Imperial Oatmeal Stout, Boundary Bay Brewery, Bellingham, WA

Category: 12 Experimental Beer – 43 Entries

Gold: Key Lime Pie, Short’s Brewing Co., Bellaire, MI

Silver: Estate Homegrown Ale, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, CA

Bronze: Wild Lemon Wheat, Great Basin Brewing Co., Sparks, NV

Category: 13 Out of Category – Traditionally Brewed Beer – 66 Entries

Gold: Fathom IPL, Ballast Point Brewing Co., San Diego, CA

Silver: Mötley Brüe RyePA, Four Peaks Brewing Co., Tempe, AZ

Bronze: Hot Rocks Lager, Port Brewing Co., San Marcos, CA

Category: 14 Gluten Free Beer – 13 Entries

Gold: Celia Pale Ale, The Alchemist, Waterbury, VT

Silver: Gluten Free, Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OR

Bronze: 3R Raspberry Ale, New Planet Beer Co., Boulder, CO

Category: 15 American-Belgo-Style Ale – 47 Entries

Gold: Ryevalry, Bear Republic Factory Five, Cloverdale, CA

Silver: Simcoe Silly, Kuhnhenn Brewing Co., Warren, MI

Bronze: Pete’s Support Belgian IPA, FireHouse Grill & Brewery, Sunnyvale, CA

Category: 16 American-Style Sour Ale – 39 Entries

Gold: Brute, Ithaca Beer Co., Ithaca, NY

Silver: Eric’s Ale, New Belgium Brewing Co., Fort Collins, CO

Bronze: Red Poppy, The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, CA

Category: 17 Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer – 32 Entries

Gold: Velvet Merkin (100% Barrel Aged), Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA

Silver: Humidor India Pale Ale, Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, FL

Bronze: Bluegrass Brown, Thunder Canyon Brewery, Tucson, AZ

Category: 18 Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer – 77 Entries

Gold: Barrel Aged Big Island, Island Brewing Co., Carpinteria, CA

Silver: HE’BREW RIPA on RYE, Shmaltz Brewing Co., San Francisco, CA

Bronze: Melange a Trois, Nebraska Brewing Co., Papillion, NE

Category: 19 Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout – 34 Entries

Gold: Bourbon Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout, Foothills Brewing, Winston-Salem, NC

Silver: Remy, TAPS Fish House & Brewery, Brea, CA

Bronze: Bourbon County Brand Stout, Goose Island Beer Co., Chicago, IL

Category: 20 Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer – 54 Entries

Gold: Le Serpent Cerise, Snake River Brewing, Jackson, WY

Silver: Temptation, Russian River Brewing Co., Santa Rosa, CA

Bronze: The Jaspers, Bullfrog Brewery, Williamsport, PA

Category: 21 Aged Beer – 30 Entries

Gold: John Barleycorn Barleywine ‘06, Mad River Brewing Co., Blue Lake, CA

Silver: Cherry Baltic, Bend Brewing Co., Bend, OR

Bronze: Bell’s Expedition Stout, 1995, Bell’s Brewery, Inc., Galesburg, MI

Category: 22 Kellerbier/Zwickelbier – 24 Entries

Gold: Kolsch, Hale’s Ales, Seattle, WA

Silver: Kellerbier, Triumph Brewing Co. of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Bronze: Summer Teeth, Columbus Brewing Co., Columbus, OH

Category: 23 Smoked Beer – 38 Entries

Gold: Alaskan Smoked Porter 2009, Alaskan Brewing Co., Juneau, AK

Silver: Yazoo SUE, Yazoo Brewing Co., Nashville, TN

Bronze: Gordon Biersch Rauchbier, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants, Chattanooga, TN

Category: 24 American-Style or International-Style Pilsener – 27 Entries

Gold: Gold Leaf Lager, Devils Backbone Brewing Co., Roseland, VA

Silver: Random Luck, The Sandlot, Denver, CO

Bronze: Gold Country Pilsner, Auburn Alehouse, Auburn, CA

Category: 25 German-Style Pilsener – 48 Entries

Gold: Trumer Pils, Trumer Brauerei Berkeley, San Antonio, TX

Silver: German Pilsner, AC Golden, Golden, CO

Bronze: Chuckanut Pilsner, Chuckanut Brewery, Bellingham, WA

Category: 26 Bohemian-Style Pilsener – 42 Entries

Gold: Boathouse Pilsner, Titletown Brewing Co., Green Bay, WI

Silver: Golden Pilsner, Morgan Street Brewery, St. Louis, MO

Bronze: Bridge Creek Pilsner, Silver Moon Brewing, Bend, OR

Category: 27 Munich-Style Helles – 42 Entries

Gold: What in the Helles?, Steamworks Brewing Co, Durango, CO

Silver: Longboard Island Lager, Kona Brewing Co., Kailua-Kona, HI

Bronze: Cowboy Lager, The Covey Restaurant & Brewery, Fort Worth, TX

Category: 28 Dortmunder or German-Style Oktoberfest – 21 Entries

Gold: Summerbrau, Utah Brewers Cooperative, Salt Lake City, UT

Silver: Noble Stuff Export, Dry Dock Brewing Co., Aurora, CO

Bronze: Rolling Thunder Dortmunder, Snake River Brewing, Jackson, WY

Category: 29 American-Style Lager or Light Lager – 53 Entries

Gold: Miller Lite, Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee, WI

Silver: Old Milwaukee, Pabst Brewing Co., Woodridge, IL

Bronze: Miller Genuine Draft, Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee, WI

Category: 30 American-Style Specialty Lager or Cream Ale – 42 Entries

Gold: Hamm’s, Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee, WI

Silver: Rainier, Pabst Brewing Co., Woodridge, IL

Bronze: Old Style, Pabst Brewing Co., Woodridge, IL

Category: 31 Vienna-Style Lager – 35 Entries

Gold: Chuckanut Vienna Lager, Chuckanut Brewery, Bellingham, WA

Silver: Clueless Beer Writer, The Sandlot, Denver, CO

Bronze: Heavy Seas Marzen, Clipper City Brewing Co., Baltimore, MD

Category: 32 German-Style Märzen – 41 Entries

Gold: Flor Hosen, The Sandlot, Denver, CO

Silver: Oh! Fest!, Schooner’s Grille & Brewery, Antioch, CA

Bronze: Munsterfest, Three Floyds Brewing Co, LLC, Munster, IN

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Category: 33 American-Style Amber Lager – 39 Entries

Gold: Manana, Del Norte Brewing Co., Denver, CO

Silver: Schell’s Oktoberfest, August Schell Brewing Co., New Ulm, MN

Bronze: Foothills Oktoberfest, Foothills Brewing, Winston-Salem, NC

Category: 34 European-Style Dunkel – 19 Entries

Gold: Dunkel, AC Golden, Golden, CO

Silver: Dunkel Lager, Triumph Brewing Co. of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Bronze: Dark Side Lager, C.B. Potts Restaurant & Brewery (Fort Collins), Fort Collins, CO

Category: 35 American-Style Dark Lager – 20 Entries

Gold: Michelob AmberBock, Michelob Brewing Co., St. Louis, MO

Bronze: Schwarzbier, AC Golden, Golden, CO

Category: 36 German-Style Schwarzbier – 31 Entries

Gold: Redrock Black Bier, Redrock Brewing Co., Salt Lake City, UT

Silver: Annie Schwarz, Haverhill Brewery, Haverhill, MA

Bronze: TAPS Schwarzbier, TAPS Fish House & Brewery, Brea, CA

Category: 37 Bock – 36 Entries

Gold: Hellats Good Beer, Pug Ryans Brewery, Dillon, CO

Silver: Troegenator, Troegs Brewery, Harrisburg, PA

Bronze: Maibock, Ram Restaurant & Brewery – Salem, Salem, OR

Category: 38 German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock – 25 Entries

Gold: Carbonator, Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co., Glenwood Springs, CO

Silver: Gordon Biersch Eisbock, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants, Chattanooga, TN

Bronze: Dominator Dopplebock, Sun King Brewing Co., Indianapolis, IN

Category: 39 Baltic-Style Porter – 21 Entries

Gold: 3 Dog Night, Chama River Brewing Co., Albuquerque, NM

Silver: Collaborative Evil – Triple Rock, Triple Rock Brewery and Alehouse, Berkeley, CA

Bronze: Reverend Potter’s Baltic Porter, The Prodigal Brewery, Effingham, NH

Category: 40 Golden or Blonde Ale – 55 Entries

Gold: Kiwanda Cream Ale, Pelican Pub & Brewery, Pacific City, OR

Silver: Steelhead Extra Pale Ale, Mad River Brewing Co., Blue Lake, CA

Bronze: Heavy Seas Gold Ale, Clipper City Brewing Co., Baltimore, MD

Category: 41 German-Style Kölsch – 46 Entries

Gold: Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower Beer, Saint Arnold Brewing Co., Houston, TX

Silver: Colorado Kolsch, Steamworks Brewing Co., Durango, CO

Bronze: Kolsch 151, Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton, VA

Category: 42 English-Style Summer Ale – 35 Entries

Gold: 312 Urban Wheat Ale, Goose Island Beer Co., Chicago, IL

Silver: Pacific Daylight, Dale Bros. Brewery, Upland, CA

Bronze: Sandbagger Gold, Montana Brewing Co., Billings, MT

Category: 43 Classic English-Style Pale Ale – 29 Entries

Gold: Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OR

Silver: Summit Extra Pale Ale, Summit Brewing Co., Saint Paul, MN

Bronze: Ska Special, Ska Brewing Co., Durango, CO

Category: 44 English-Style India Pale Ale – 32 Entries

Gold: Beech Street Bitter, Pizza Port Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA

Silver: Illusion Dweller, Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery, Boulder, CO

Bronze: Samuel Adams Latitude 48, Boston Beer Co., Boston, MA

Category: 45 American-Style Pale Ale – 109 Entries

Gold: Mission Street Pale, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA

Silver: Pale 31, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA

Bronze: Puddle Jumper Pale Ale, Third Street Aleworks, Santa Rosa, CA

Category: 46 American-Style Strong Pale Ale – 84 Entries

Gold: Himalayan IPA, Yak and Yeti Brewpub, Arvada, CO

Silver: IPA Nectar, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA

Bronze: 7 – Fity, Triple Rock Brewery and Alehouse, Berkeley, CA

Category: 47 American-Style India Pale Ale – 142 Entries

Gold: “Pseudo” IPA, Pizza Port San Clemente, San Clemente, CA

Silver: Head Hunter IPA, Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon, North Olmsted, OH

Bronze: Lumberyard Extra IPA, Lumberyard Brewing Co., Flagstaff, AZ

Category: 48 Imperial India Pale Ale – 97 Entries

Gold: Doheny Double IPA, Pizza Port San Clemente, San Clemente, CA

Silver: Hop Crisis!, 21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco, CA

Bronze: Decadence Imperial IPA, Trinity Brewhouse, Providence, RI

Category: 49 American-Style Amber/Red Ale – 83 Entries

Gold: Red Nectar, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA

Silver: Hop Back Amber Ale, Troegs Brewery, Harrisburg, PA

Bronze: Red Rock, Triple Rock Brewery and Alehouse, Berkeley, CA

Category: 50 Imperial Red Ale – 43 Entries

Gold: Lumberyard Imperial Red, Lumberyard Brewing Co., Flagstaff, AZ

Silver: Red Eye PA, The Brew Kettle Production Works, Strongsville, OH

Bronze: Deranger, Laurelwood Brewing Co., Portland, OR

Category: 51 English-Style Mild Ale – 27 Entries

Gold: Business Time Mild, Boulder Beer Co., Boulder, CO

Silver: Skidmark Brown, Pizza Port Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA

Bronze: Ale of Fergus, Devils Backbone Brewing Co., Roseland, VA

Category: 52 Ordinary or Special Bitter – 47 Entries

Gold: Rio Blanco Pale Ale, Real Ale Brewing Co., Blanco, TX

Silver: DBA, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA

Bronze: Drop Top, Widmer Brothers Brewing Co., Portland, OR

Category: 53 Extra Special Bitter or Strong Bitter – 42 Entries

Gold: GAR Pale Ale, Great American Restaurants, Centreville, VA

Silver: Saint Arnold Elissa IPA, Saint Arnold Brewing Co., Houston, TX

Bronze: Bachelor ESB, Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OR

Category: 54 Scottish-Style Ale – 22 Entries

Gold: Highland Courage, Rock Bottom Breweries, Louisville, CO

Silver: Saint Arnold Oktoberfest, Saint Arnold Brewing Co., Houston, TX

Bronze: Laughing Lab Scottish Ale, Bristol Brewing Co., Colorado Springs, CO

Category: 55 Irish-Style Red Ale – 23 Entries

Gold: Red Trolley Ale, Karl Strauss Brewing Co., San Diego, CA

Silver: River Falls Red Ale, Thomas Creek Brewery, Greenville, SC

Bronze: Ragtop Red, Rock Bottom Breweries, Louisville, CO

Category: 56 English-Style Brown Ale – 46 Entries

Gold: Old Elk Brown Ale, Rock Bottom Breweries, Louisville, CO

Silver: Good Grief Brown, Pizza Port Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA

Bronze: Eclipse Brown Ale, Equinox Brewing Co., Fort Collins, CO

Category: 57 American-Style Brown Ale – 47 Entries

Gold: Sweet Josie, LoneRider Brewing Co., Raleigh, NC

Silver: Redrock Nut Brown Ale, Redrock Brewing Co, Salt Lake City, UT

Bronze: American Brown Ale, Big Rock Chop House & Brewery, Birmingham, MI

Category: 58 American-Style India Black Ale – 53 Entries

Gold: Turmoil, Barley Brown’s Brew Pub, Baker City, OR

Silver: Go Figure, Big Rock Chop House & Brewery, Birmingham, MI

Bronze: Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale, Stone Brewing Co., Escondido, CA

Category: 59 German-Style Altbier – 37 Entries

Gold: GestAlt, Haverhill Brewery, Haverhill, MA

Silver: Bismarck Altbier, Dry Dock Brewing Co., Aurora, CO

Bronze: Sticke Alt, Rock Bottom Breweries, Louisville, CO

Category: 60 German-Style Sour Ale – 23 Entries

Gold: Berliner Weisse, Snake River Brewing, Jackson, WY

Silver: Tiny Bubbles, Hollister Brewing Co., Goleta, CA

Bronze: Beer Gone Good, Terrapin Beer Co., Athens, GA

Category: 61 South German-Style Hefeweizen – 65 Entries

Gold: Stoudts Heifer In Wheat, Stoudt Brewing Co., Adamstown, PA

Silver: U-Boat Hefeweizen, Dry Dock Brewing Co., Aurora, CO

Bronze: Wintergreen Weiss, Devils Backbone Brewing Co., Roseland, VA

Category: 62 German-Style Wheat Ale – 29 Entries

Gold: Hefelightzen, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery, Huntington Beach, CA

Silver: Wowzenbock, Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OR

Bronze: Capital Weizen Doppelbock, Capital Brewery Co., Inc., Middleton, WI

Category: 63 Belgian-Style Witbier – 45 Entries

Gold: TAPS Belgian White, TAPS Fish House & Brewery, Brea, CA

Silver: Whale Tail Wit, Dry Dock Brewing Co., Aurora, CO

Bronze: Allagash White, Allagash Brewing Co., Portland, ME

Category: 64 French- and Belgian-Style Saison – 52 Entries

Gold: Saison Vautour, McKenzie Brew House, Malvern, PA

Silver: Colette, Great Divide Brewing Co., Denver, CO

Bronze: Belgian Summer Ale, Great Adirondack Brewing Co., Lake Placid, NY

Category: 65 Belgian- and French-Style Ale – 46 Entries

Gold: Allagash Blonde, Allagash Brewing Co., Portland, ME

Silver: Bastogne Blonde Ale, Rock Bottom Breweries, Louisville, CO

Bronze: Domaine DuPage, Two Brothers Brewing Co., Warrenville, IL

Category: 66 Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale – 33 Entries

Gold: Oude Tart, The Bruery, Placentia, CA

Silver: Coolship Resurgam, Allagash Brewing Co., Portland, ME

Bronze: Le Serpent, Snake River Brewing, Jackson, WY

Category: 67 Belgian-Style Abbey Ale – 76 Entries

Gold: Nectar Des Dieux, Bastone Brewery, Royal Oak, MI

Silver: Golden Slumber, Sun King Brewing Co., Indianapolis, IN

Bronze: Three Philosophers, Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY

Category: 68 Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale – 54 Entries

Gold: Revelations, Pizza Port Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA

Silver: Brother David’s Double, Anderson Valley Brewing Co., Boonville, CA

Bronze: Hells Keep, Utah Brewers Cooperative, Salt Lake City, UT

Category: 69 Brown Porter – 33 Entries

Gold: Total Disorder Porter, Ram Production Brewery, Tacoma, WA

Silver: St. Charles Porter, Blackstone Brewing Co., Nashville, TN

Bronze: Pullman Brown, Flossmoor Station, Flossmoor, IL

Category: 70 Robust Porter – 53 Entries

Gold: Pig Iron Porter, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Wilmington, DE

Silver: Moonlight Porter, Rock Bottom Breweries, Louisville, CO

Bronze: Blimp Hangar Porter, Tustin Brewing Co., Tustin, CA

Category: 71 Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout – 23 Entries

Gold: Hyde Park Stout, Augusta Brewing Co., Washington, MO

Silver: McLuhr’s Irish Stout, Dillon DAM Brewery, Dillon, CO

Bronze: Port Truck Stout, Pizza Port Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA

Category: 72 Foreign-Style Stout – 33 Entries

Gold: Fade to Black, Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont, CO

Silver: Whiteface Stout, Great Adirondack Brewing Co., Lake Placid, NY

Bronze: Tsunami Stout, Pelican Pub & Brewery, Pacific City, OR

Category: 73 American-Style Stout – 27 Entries

Gold: Liberty Stout, Gella’s Diner and Lb. Brewing Co., Hays, KS

Silver: Disorder Stout, Barley Brown’s Brew Pub, Baker City, OR

Bronze: Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout, Rogue Ales, Newport, OR

Category: 74 Sweet Stout – 29 Entries

Gold: Kickstart Stout, Barley Brothers Brewery & Grill, Lake Havasu City, AZ

Silver: Oil Change Stout, Flat Branch Pub and Brewery, Columbia, MO

Bronze: Portsmouth Brewery Milk Stout, Portsmouth Brewery, Portsmouth, NH

Category: 75 Oatmeal Stout – 39 Entries

Gold: Backside Stout, Steamworks Brewing Co., Durango, CO

Silver: Naked Oatmeal Stout, Rock Bottom Breweries, Louisville, CO

Bronze: 825 State Stout, Epic Brewing Co., LLC, Salt Lake City, UT

Category: 76 Imperial Stout – 50 Entries

Gold: Russian Imperial Stout, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Wilmington, DE

Silver: Night Rider Imperial Stout, Pizza Port Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA

Bronze: Anastasia Russian Imperial Stout, Weasel Boy Brewing Co., Zanesville, OH

Category: 77 Scotch Ale – 34 Entries

Gold: Reed’s Wee Heavy, Pizza Port Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA

Silver: Wee Willy Scotch Ale, McCoy’s Public House & Brewkitchen, Kansas City, MO

Bronze: MacPelican’s Wee Heavy Ale, Pelican Pub & Brewery, Pacific City, OR

Category: 78 Old Ale or Strong Ale – 38 Entries

Gold: Fourth Dementia Olde Ale, Kuhnhenn Brewing Co., Warren, MI

Silver: Curmudgeon, Founders Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, MI

Bronze: Outback X, Bend Brewing Co., Bend, OR

Category: 79 Barley Wine-Style Ale – 57 Entries

Gold: Flying Mouflan, Troegs Brewery, Harrisburg, PA

Silver: Old #23 Barley Wine, Bristol Brewing Co., Colorado Springs, CO

Bronze: Jack Hammer, The Brew Kettle Production Works, Strongsville, OH

2010 Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am Competition

Gold: Red Velvet, Eagle Rock Brewery, Los Angeles, CA

Brewmaster: Eagle Rock Brewery Brew Team, AHA Member: Donny Hummel

Silver: Ryed Hard & Put Away Wet, Rockyard Brewing Co., Castle Rock, CO

Brewmaster: Jim Stinson, AHA Member: Adam Glaser

Bronze: Robust Porter, Wormtown Brewing Co., Worcester, MA

Brewmaster: Ben Roesch, AHA Member: Keith Antul

The Great American Beer Festivalis presented by the Brewers Association

 

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The Top 10 Breweries in the World: Founders, Bell’s, Ballast Point, Stone, Port/Lost Abbey

The Top 25 Beers in a Can: Oscar Blues, Sly Fox, Maui Brewing, Young’s Double Chocolate, Caldera, 21st Amendment

Pennsylvania Crushes Germany in the Top 10 Pilsners: Pilzilla, Prima Pils, Stoudt’s Pils, Pikeland Pils, Troegs Sunshine Pils

The Best Beer under $20 a Case: Yuengling Lager, Bitburger, Leinenkugels, Shiner Bock, Lionshead and more…

The Top 25 Stouts: Founders KBS, Breakfast Stout, Bell’s Kalamazoo, Rogue Shakespear Oatmeal, Goose Island Black Cat Bourbon, Deschutes the Abyss

The Top 10 Oktoberfest Beers: Ayinger, Beck’s, Hacker Pschorr, Flying Fish, Hofbrau, Stoudt’s, Lefthand, Magic Hat, Spaten

The Top Ten Belgian White Ales from a Taste Test: Blanche de Bruxelles, Hoegaarden, Ommengangs Witte, Victory Wirlwind, St. Brnardis Blanche, Allagash White, Blue Moon and more…

The Top 10 Mexican Beers: Bohemia, Negra Modela, Dos Equis, Corona, Carta Blanca, Tecate, Sol and more…

Top 50 Pound for Pound Beer List: Chimay, Dogfish Head, Sierra Nevada, Bells’, Victory, Founders, Hacker-Pschorr, Weyerbacher and more…

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The Top 10 Breweries in the World: Founders, Bell’s, Ballast Point, Stone, Port/Lost Abbey

founders breakfaststout 11111 The Top 10 Breweries in the World: Founders, Bells, Ballast Point, Stone, Port/Lost AbbeyBy Jeremy Thompson, Don Corino, Pat Smith, Tim Rodgers, Paul Reiter and Matt Goldstein

 1.  Founders Brewing Company, Grand Rapids, MI: 

The Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout is a shoe in to be our #1 overall beer on our next Top 100 beer list.  The seasonal Breakfast Stout was already on our top 10 list and the Founders Porter was our Philadelphia Beer Week Champion.  Have you ever tasted the Centennial IPA or the Curmudgeon?  Please.  Founders Brewing Company is the #1 Brewery in the world!   

2.  Bell’s Brewing Inc, Kalamazoo, MI: 

 It’s hard putting Bell’s at #2 on this list because these guys have taken the art of beer making to perfection.  From the Bell’s Expedition Stout to the Consecrator Dopplebock and the Hopslam are 3 of the best beers in the world hands down.  Add the Kalamazoo Stout, Oberon Ale and the Two Hearted Ale and you have a magnum opus in beer making. 

3.  Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, San Diego, CA: 

The Ballast Point Sculpin IPA is largely considered to be the best India Pale Ale in the world.  The Sculpin also won a gold medal at the 2010 World Beer Cup.  The Calico Amber Ale is made like an English ESB but this American brew is also a gold medal winner.  The Big Eye IPA and the Victory at Sea Imperial Vanilla Coffee Porter are entirely world class.

stone brewing company 300x284 The Top 10 Breweries in the World: Founders, Bells, Ballast Point, Stone, Port/Lost Abbey4.  Stone Brewing Company, Escondido, CA: 

Stone’s Ruination IPA, Imperial Russian Stout, Smoked Porter and Arrogant Bastard Ale are staples of the craft beer world, while their Anniversary Ale is one of the highest rated beers ever.

5.  Port/Lost Abbey Brewing Company, San Marcos, CA: 

The Lost Abbey Avant-Garde, Devotion and Yellow Bus along with the Port Old Viscosity, High Tide IPA and Santa’s Little Helper Stout put the Port/Lost Abbey Brewing at #5.  Throw in the Hop 15 and Port/Lost Abbey competes with any brewery in the world.   

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6.  Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, PA: 

Victory’s Hopdevil, Prima Pils, and Golden Monkey are almost mainstream craft beers at this point but the Storm King Imperial Stout, Hopwallop, Baltic Thunder Porter, and V-12 are all world class while the Saison du Buff might be the best Saison in the world. 

7.  Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Milton, DE: 

The 60 Minute, 90 Minute and 120 Minute IPA’s are some of the best IPA’s being brewed today.  At the same time, the Old School Barley Wine and the Bitches Brew are some of the best beers in their class.  Dogfish also collaborated with Victory on the Saison du Buff.    

8.  Russian River, Santa Rosa, CA.

9.  Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Chico, CA. 

rogue beers 285x300 The Top 10 Breweries in the World: Founders, Bells, Ballast Point, Stone, Port/Lost Abbey10.  Rogue Ales, Newport, OR.  

11.  Fuller’s Ales, London, UK. 

12.  Weyerbacher Brewing Company, Easton, PA.

13.  Troegs Craft Brewery, Harrisburg, PA. 

14.  Westmalle Trappist, Westmalle, Belgium.

15.  Westvleteren,  Belgium.  

16.  Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma, CA.

17.  Southern Tier Brewing Company, Lakewood, NY.

18.  Moonlight Brewing Company, Fulton, CA.

19.  Sam Smith Old Brewery, North Yorkshire, UK.

20.  Flying Fish, Cherry Hill, NJ.

21.  Hacker Pschorr, Munich, Germany.

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The Top 25 Beers in a Can: Oscar Blues, Sly Fox, Maui Brewing, Young’s Double Chocolate, Caldera, 21st Amendment

Pennsylvania Crushes Germany in the Top 10 Pilsners: Pilzilla, Prima Pils, Stoudt’s Pils, Pikeland Pils, Troegs Sunshine Pils

The Best Beer under $20 a Case: Yuengling Lager, Bitburger, Leinenkugels, Shiner Bock, Lionshead and more…

The Top 25 Stouts: Founders KBS, Breakfast Stout, Bell’s Kalamazoo, Rogue Shakespear Oatmeal, Goose Island Black Cat Bourbon, Deschutes the Abyss

The Top 10 Oktoberfest Beers: Ayinger, Beck’s, Hacker Pschorr, Flying Fish, Hofbrau, Stoudt’s, Lefthand, Magic Hat, Spaten

The Top Ten Belgian White Ales from a Taste Test: Blanche de Bruxelles, Hoegaarden, Ommengangs Witte, Victory Wirlwind, St. Brnardis Blanche, Allagash White, Blue Moon and more…

The Top 10 Mexican Beers: Bohemia, Negra Modela, Dos Equis, Corona, Carta Blanca, Tecate, Sol and more…

Top 50 Pound for Pound Beer List: Chimay, Dogfish Head, Sierra Nevada, Bells’, Victory, Founders, Hacker-Pschorr, Weyerbacher and more…

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The Top 25 Stouts: Founders KBS, Breakfast Stout, Bell’s Kalamazoo, Rogue Shakespear Oatmeal, Goose Island Black Cat Bourbon, Deschutes the Abyss

kbslabel The Top 25 Stouts: Founders KBS, Breakfast Stout, Bells Kalamazoo, Rogue Shakespear Oatmeal, Goose Island Black Cat Bourbon, Deschutes the AbyssFounders Destroys the Entire Stout Beer World with KBS 

By Jeremy Thomson, Don Corino, Paul Reiter and Matt Goldstein

1.  Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout:

 11.2% Grand Rapids, MI.  We’re pretty sure that the Founders KBS is a shoe in to be our next #1 Beer pound for pound overall.  The KBS doesn’t only take the stout world to a new level; the KBS takes the beer world to a whole new echelon.  There are a few things we could compare it to like Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, Floyd Mayweather, the Wire, Picasso’s Don Quixote, etc…  I know what you’re thinking.  You’re probably asking yourself, “did they just compare a beer to the theory relativity?”  Of course we did.  What do you like more, beer or physics?  Exactly.    There’s no doubt which one had a greater impact in the last century.   Kentucky Breakfast Stout TKO3 Albert Einstein

2.  Founders Breakfast Stout

8.3% Grand Rapids, MI

3.  Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout

 6.0% Kalamazo, MI

4.  Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout

6.10%, Newport, OR

5.  Goose Island Black Cat Bourbon County Stout

 13%, Chicago, IL

6.  Deschutes the Abyss

 11.0%, Bend, OR

7.  Victory Storm King

 9.1%, Downingtown, PA

8.  Sierra Nevada Stout

5.8%, Chico, CA

9.  Bell’s Expedition Stout

10.5%, Kalamazoo, MI

stone imp stout 250x300 The Top 25 Stouts: Founders KBS, Breakfast Stout, Bells Kalamazoo, Rogue Shakespear Oatmeal, Goose Island Black Cat Bourbon, Deschutes the Abyss10.  Stone Imperial Russian Stout

 10.5%, Escondido, CA

11.  Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout

 11.5%, Tampa, FL

12.  Deschutes Obsidian Stout

 6.4%, Bend, OR

13.  Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout

 5.0%, UK

14.  Bear Republic Big Black Bear

 8.1%, Healdsburg, CA

15.  Rogue Chocolate Stout

 6.0%, Newport, OR

16.  Dark Horse Plead the 5th Imperial Stout

 12%, Marshall, MI

17.  Duck Rabbit Rabid Duck

 10.0%, Farmville, NC

18.  Ballast Point Victory at Sea

 10.0%, San Diego, CA

19.  Flying Fish Imperial Esspresso Stout

 8.0%, Cherry Hill, NJ

20.  North Coast Old Rasputin

 9.0%, Fort Bragg, CA

21.  Sly Fox O’Reily Stout, 3.6%, Pheonixville, PA

22.  Hoppin Frog ‘Boris the Crusher’ Imperial Stout

 9.4%, Akron, OH

23.  Green Flash Double Stout

 8.8%, Vista, CA

24.  Port Brewing ‘Santa’s Little Helper’ Stout

 9.5%, San Marcos, CA

25.  Dark Lord Imperial Stout

15.0%, Munster, IN

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The Top 10 Breweries in the World: Founders, Bell’s, Ballast Point, Stone, Port/Lost Abbey

The Top 25 Beers in a Can: Oscar Blues, Sly Fox, Maui Brewing, Young’s Double Chocolate, Caldera, 21st Amendment

Pennsylvania Crushes Germany in the Top 10 Pilsners: Pilzilla, Prima Pils, Stoudt’s Pils, Pikeland Pils, Troegs Sunshine Pils

The Best Beer under $20 a Case: Yuengling Lager, Bitburger, Leinenkugels, Shiner Bock, Lionshead and more…

The Top 25 Stouts: Founders KBS, Breakfast Stout, Bell’s Kalamazoo, Rogue Shakespear Oatmeal, Goose Island Black Cat Bourbon, Deschutes the Abyss

The Top 10 Oktoberfest Beers: Ayinger, Beck’s, Hacker Pschorr, Flying Fish, Hofbrau, Stoudt’s, Lefthand, Magic Hat, Spaten

The Top Ten Belgian White Ales from a Taste Test: Blanche de Bruxelles, Hoegaarden, Ommengangs Witte, Victory Wirlwind, St. Brnardis Blanche, Allagash White, Blue Moon and more…

The Top 10 Mexican Beers: Bohemia, Negra Modela, Dos Equis, Corona, Carta Blanca, Tecate, Sol and more…

Top 50 Pound for Pound Beer List: Chimay, Dogfish Head, Sierra Nevada, Bells’, Victory, Founders, Hacker-Pschorr, Weyerbacher and more…

 

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