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BeerAuthority Top 100 Brews

Last update: 08/09/2016

1 Goose Island Bourbon Country Stout Rare (’10)
2 The Bruery Grey Monday
3 Goose Island King Henry
4 Portsmouth Kate the Great
5 Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout
6 Cigar City Double Barrel Aged Hunahpu’s
7 Toppling Goliath Assassin – Pappy Van Winkle
8 Barrel Aged Abraxas
9 Cigar City California Brandy Barrel Aged Hunahpu’s
10 Russian River Pliny the Younger
11 AleSmith Bourbon Barrel Speedway Kopi Luwak
12 Lawson’s Finest Liquids Sip Of Sunshine
13 Alesmith Speedway Barrel Aged Vietnamese Coffee
14 Firestone Walker Parabajava
15 Firestone Walker Parabola
16 The Bruery Black Tuesday
17 Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout (pre-2015)
18 Port Brewing Churchill’s Finest Hour (all years)
19 Cycle Brewing Peg’s G.O.O.D. RareR D.O.S.
20 Kern River Citra DIPA
21 Bell’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9000
22 Central Waters Black Gold
23 Surly Barrel-Aged Darkness
24 Lawson’s Finest Liquids Double Sunshine IPA
25 Aslin Master of Karate
26 Central Waters 15 (also 16,17,18)
27 Toppling Goliath Souses
28 Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Rare (’15)
29 AleSmith Speedway Stout – Barrel Aged
30 The Bruery Chocolate Rain
31 Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout (pre-2015)
32 Alchemist Heady Topper
33 Three Floyds Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial Stout
34 Firestone Walker 14th Anniversary Ale (also 18th)
35 Tree House Alter Ego
36 Peg’s G.O.O.D. Rare D.O.S.
37 Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout
38 The Alchemist Crusher
39 Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia
40 The Bruery Melange No. 3
41 Big Sky Barrel Aged Ivan the Terrible
42 Olde Hickory Brewery The Event Horizon
43 Cigar City Leon
44 Oskar Blues Ten Fidy (Whiskey Barrel)
45 Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th
46 Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout Vanilla Rye
47 Alpine Exponential Hoppiness
48 Three Floyds Permanent Funeral
49 North Coast Barrel Aged Old Rasputin XVII
50 Kern River 5th Anniversary DIPA
51 Maine Beer Company Dinner
52 Tree House Julius
53 FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout – Elijah Craig (12 Year)
54 Hill Farmstead Ephraim
55 Steel Toe Lunker
56 Fremont Kentucky Dark Star
57 Russian River Pliny The Elder
58 Hangar 24 Barrel Roll No. 3 Pugachev’s Cobra
59 Goose Island Baudoinia
60 Cigar City Kalevipoeg At The Gates Of Hell
61 New Glarus Dancing Man Wheat
62 Cigar City Life is Like…
63 Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout
64 The Bruery Mocha Wednesday
65 Trillium Vicinity Double IPA
66 Imperial Eclipse Stout – Pappy Van Winkle (20 Year)
67 The Lost Abbey Track #10 – Bat Out Of Hell
68 Arizona Wilderness DC Mountain DIPA
69 The Alchemist Luscious
70 Surly Darkness
71 Deschutes The Abyss
72 Toppling Goliath King Sue
73 The Veil IdonteverwanttoBU
74 Other Half Stacks on Stacks
75 Tree House Haze
76 La Cumbre Project Dank
77 Three Floyds Dark Lord Imperial Stout
78 Avery Uncle Jacob’s Stout
79 Three Floyds Zombie Dust
80 East End Gratitude Barleywine
81 Columbus Brewing Bodhi DIPA
82 Hair of the Dog Matt
83 New Glarus Thumbprint IIPA
84 Hill Farmstead Abner
85 Lost Abbey Cable Car
86 Flossmoor Station Bourbon Barrel Aged HI-FI Rye Bottle
87 Three Floyds Dreadnaught IPA
88 Foothills Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate
89 Dry Dock Bligh’s Barleywine Ale
90 Pelican Pub & Brewery Mother of All Storms
91 Half Acre Beer Hates Astronauts
92 New Belgium Lips Of Faith – Super India Pale Ale
93 New England Brewing Company Ghandi-Bot (G-Bot) Double IPA
94 Alpine Great
95 Westvleteren 12
96 Boneyard Hop Venom Double IPA
97 Drake’s Hopocalypse
98 St. Arnold Endeavour IPA
99 DC Brau On The Wings Of Armageddon
100 Pipeworks Unicorn Galaxy

P.S. – This is so hard to rank as these are ALL outstanding beers! #95-#100 are “on the bubble” beers (too many great beers churning out of several favorite breweries like Trillium, Tree House, Half Acre, The Veil, Aslin, Other Half, Cycle, etc.).

6 comments on “BeerAuthority Top 100 Brews

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  2. Doug
    December 28, 2011

    Hey Ryan!

    I, too, am a big Bear Republic fan. We recently had a store open in our town that specializes in micro brews, so I’ve been able to do some good sampling. You’ll have to check it when you come for the wedding. Am loving Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale.


  3. Siyam
    February 9, 2013

    I would agree that lagers shluod have a date on them, but not ales (and 90% of what I drink–IPAs, stouts, porters, Belgians–are ales). Lagers do get stale, and perhaps ales do eventually. Every ale I’ve brewed myself, though, even those with relatively low ABV (5%) have gotten better over time up to a year or more. In fact, the best beers I’ve brewed myself tend to be those I’ve forgotten about and discovered many months after brewing. So in this case shluod brewers sometimes write “best if consumed six months or more after bottling”? This would seem like a risky business decision. And ales can be unpredictable–the perfect drinking date may be in three months or might be two years later. The “best by” date makes perfect sense for a pilsner, but I’m not sure if it makes sense (or can even be accurately estimated) with most ales.


  4. Michelle
    July 18, 2013

    What an awesome Beer List! I can only hope to try them all one day. Thank you for doing this especially linking up each beer and I’ll have to use this as a checklist when I go beer shopping. Cheers!


  5. perfectbeers
    May 18, 2016

    I’d like to see this list after a few weeks in Europe!


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    August 11, 2017

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