Zymurgy Magazine Announces the 2013 Best Commercial Craft Beers In America
So sure, you can browse the Top 50 at RateBeer.com or the Top 250 at BeerAdvocate, but good luck getting a lot of those top rated beers are your local craft store.
That’s where Zymurgy magazine comes in. Zymurgy, a magazine that’s run by the American Homebrewers Association, has for the last eleven years, surveyed their readers on their favorite American craft beers. The catch here is that their selections are, for the most part, ones that are pretty readily available. While their number one beer isn’t available nation-wide (few of the beers are), if you’re in California, it’s pretty easy to grab off of any shelf.
So, without further ado, here are the beers they’ve selected as the top:
1. Russian River Pliny the Elder
2. Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
3. Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
4. Bell’s Hopslam Ale
5. Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
6. Founders Breakfast Stout
7. Arrogant Bastard Ale
8. Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA
T9. Lagunitas Sucks
T9. Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
T9. Stone Brewing Co. Ruination IPA
What do you guys think of the top beers? A lot of hop representation here, right?