RateBeer’s Top 100 Breweries Of 2018

RateBeer, RateBeer’s Top 100 Breweries Of 2018In spite of the fact that they sold a minority stake of their company to AB InBev in 2017…RateBeer remain a relevant online portal when it comes to crowd-sourced ratings and beer rankings..

And RateBeer just announced 2018’s best breweries in the world.

This list reflects the top performing brewers from the over 34,000 listed at RateBeer.

RateBeer’s Top 10 Breweries For 2018

1. Hill Farmstead Brewery (Vermont)
2. Russian River Brewing (California)
3. Trillium Brewing Company (Massachusetts)
4. Cigar City Brewing (Florida)
5. Tree House Brewing Company (Massachusetts)
6. AleSmith Brewing Company (California)
7. Three Floyds Brewing Company (Indiana)
8. New Glarus Brewing Company (Wisconsin)
9. Side Project Brewing (Missouri)
10. Sante Adairius Rustic Ales (California)

RateBeer’s Top 100 Breweries For 2018

brewer  city  state  country 
1 Hill Farmstead Brewery Greensboro   Vermont    USA  
2 Russian River Brewing Santa Rosa   California    USA  
3 Trillium Brewing Company Boston   Massachusetts    USA  
4 Cigar City Brewing Tampa   Florida    USA  
5 Tree House Brewing Company Charlton   Massachusetts    USA  
6 AleSmith Brewing Company San Diego   California    USA  
7 Three Floyds Brewing Company Munster   Indiana    USA  
8 New Glarus Brewing Company New Glarus   Wisconsin    USA  
9 Side Project Brewing Maplewood   Missouri    USA  
10 Sante Adairius Rustic Ales Capitola   California    USA  
11 Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey San Marcos   California    USA  
12 Founders Brewing Company Grand Rapids   Michigan    USA  
13 Tired Hands Brewing Company Ardmore   Pennsylvania    USA  
14 Cloudwater Brew Co Manchester   Greater Manchester    England   
15 Toppling Goliath Brewing Company Decorah   Iowa    USA  
16 Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat) Paso Robles   California    USA  
17 Mikkeller Copenhagen   –    Denmark   
18 The Kernel Brewery Bermondsey   Greater London    England   
19 Surly Brewing Company Minneapolis   Minnesota    USA  
20 De Garde Brewing Tillamook   Oregon    USA  
21 Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! Montréal   Quebec    Canada   
22 Stone Brewing Escondido   California    USA  
23 Modern Times Beer San Diego   California    USA  
24 Cycle Brewing Saint Petersburg   Florida    USA  
25 Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Chico   California    USA  
26 Maine Beer Company Freeport   Maine    USA  
27 Other Half Brewing Brooklyn   New York    USA  
28 De Struise Brouwers Oostvleteren   –    Belgium   
29 The Bruery Placentia   California    USA  
30 Brouwerij De Molen Bodegraven   –    Netherlands   
31 Bell’s Brewery Comstock   Michigan    USA  
32 Allagash Brewing Company Portland   Maine    USA  
33 Schramm’s Mead Ferndale   Michigan    USA  
34 Brasserie Dunham Dunham   Quebec    Canada   
35 Superstition Meadery Prescott   Arizona    USA  
36 Funky Buddha Brewery (Constellation Brands) Oakland Park   Florida    USA  
37 Buxton Buxton   Derbyshire    England   
38 Fuller’s Chiswick   Greater London    England   
39 Siren Finchampstead   Berkshire    England   
40 Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen Lot, Beersel   –    Belgium   
41 To Øl Copenhagen N   –    Denmark   
42 Deschutes Brewery Bend   Oregon    USA  
43 Jack’s Abby Brewing Framingham   Massachusetts    USA  
44 Magic Rock Brewing Huddersfield   West Yorkshire    England   
45 Alpine Beer Company (CA) Alpine   California    USA  
46 Brewery Ommegang (Duvel-Moortgat) Cooperstown   New York    USA  
47 Bellwoods Brewery Toronto   Ontario    Canada   
48 Midnight Sun Brewing Company Anchorage   Alaska    USA  
49 Cellarmaker Brewing Company San Francisco   California    USA  
50 Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus Westvleteren   –    Belgium   
51 Hair of the Dog Brewing Company Portland   Oregon    USA  
52 Cantillon Brussels   –    Belgium   
53 Kuhnhenn Brewing Warren   Michigan    USA  
54 Victory Brewing Company (ABV) Downingtown   Pennsylvania    USA  
55 Hoppin’ Frog Brewery Akron   Ohio    USA  
56 Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev) Chicago   Illinois    USA  
57 Põhjala Tallinn   –    Estonia   
58 Westbrook Brewing Mount Pleasant   South Carolina    USA  
59 Stillwater Artisanal Baltimore   Maryland    USA  
60 Casey Brewing and Blending Glenwood Springs   Colorado    USA  
61 Ballast Point Brewing Company (Constellation Brands) San Diego   California    USA  
62 Brasserie de la Senne Brussels   –    Belgium   
63 Evil Twin Brewing Brooklyn   New York    USA  
64 Pipeworks Brewing Company Chicago   Illinois    USA  
65 Mikkeller San Diego San Diego   California    USA  
66 Omnipollo Stockholm    –    Sweden   
67 Perennial Artisan Ales St. Louis   Missouri    USA  
68 Bottle Logic Brewing Anaheim   California    USA  
69 Boulevard Brewing Company (Duvel-Moortgat) Kansas City   Missouri    USA  
70 Avery Brewing Company Boulder   Colorado    USA  
71 De Dolle Brouwers Diksmuide   –    Belgium   
72 Angry Chair Brewing Tampa   Florida    USA  
73 Anchorage Brewing Company Anchorage   Alaska    USA  
74 Amager Bryghus Kastrup   –    Denmark   
75 Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project Denver   Colorado    USA  
76 Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales Dexter   Michigan    USA  
77 Almanac Beer Company San Francisco   California    USA  
78 Half Acre Beer Company Chicago   Illinois    USA  
79 Heater Allen Brewing Co. McMinnville   Oregon    USA  
80 Lawson’s Finest Liquids Warren   Vermont    USA  
81 3 Sons Brewing Company Dania Beach   Florida    USA  
82 Prairie Artisan Ales Tulsa   Oklahoma    USA  
83 Browar Widawa Chrząstawa Mała   –    Poland   
84 Suarez Family Brewery Livingston    New York    USA  
85 Smuttynose Brewing Company Hampton   New Hampshire    USA  
86 Dogfish Head Brewery Milton   Delaware    USA  
87 Rogue Ales Newport   Oregon    USA  
88 BrewDog Ellon, Aberdeenshire   –    Scotland   
89 J. Wakefield Brewing Miami   Florida    USA  
90 Tempest Tweedbank, Scottish Borders   –    Scotland   
91 Brauerei Aying Aying   Bavaria    Germany   
92 Drakes Brewing Company San Leandro   California    USA  
93 Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg) Grimstad   –    Norway   
94 Bullfrog Brewery Williamsport   Pennsylvania    USA  
95 Jester King Brewery Austin   Texas    USA  
96 Lervig Aktiebryggeri Stavanger   –    Norway   
97 Monkish Brewing Company Torrance   California    USA  
98 Wicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev) Asheville   North Carolina    USA  
99 Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery Athens   Ohio    USA  
100 Lagunitas Brewing Company (Heineken) Petaluma   California    USA  


RateBeer’s 2018 ranking was based on ten different weighted scales which place an emphasis on reviews of the past year and top performing beers but also includes historical all-around performance, a brewer’s range of performance across styles, and other factors to compare newer and older, larger and smaller brewers under a single method of processing.

And you can check out who’s on the rise (and who is not) by tapping into 2017’s rankings…


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