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 
1Hill Farmstead BreweryGreensboro  Vermont   USA  
2Russian River BrewingSanta Rosa  California   USA  
3Trillium Brewing CompanyBoston  Massachusetts   USA  
4Cigar City BrewingTampa  Florida   USA  
5Tree House Brewing CompanyCharlton  Massachusetts   USA  
6AleSmith Brewing CompanySan Diego  California   USA  
7Three Floyds Brewing CompanyMunster  Indiana   USA  
8New Glarus Brewing CompanyNew Glarus  Wisconsin   USA  
9Side Project BrewingMaplewood  Missouri   USA  
10Sante Adairius Rustic AlesCapitola  California   USA  
11Port Brewing Company / The Lost AbbeySan Marcos  California   USA  
12Founders Brewing CompanyGrand Rapids  Michigan   USA  
13Tired Hands Brewing CompanyArdmore  Pennsylvania   USA  
14Cloudwater Brew CoManchester  Greater Manchester   England   
15Toppling Goliath Brewing CompanyDecorah  Iowa   USA  
16Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)Paso Robles  California   USA  
17MikkellerCopenhagen  –   Denmark   
18The Kernel BreweryBermondsey  Greater London   England   
19Surly Brewing CompanyMinneapolis  Minnesota   USA  
20De Garde BrewingTillamook  Oregon   USA  
21Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!Montréal  Quebec   Canada   
22Stone BrewingEscondido  California   USA  
23Modern Times BeerSan Diego  California   USA  
24Cycle BrewingSaint Petersburg  Florida   USA  
25Sierra Nevada Brewing CompanyChico  California   USA  
26Maine Beer CompanyFreeport  Maine   USA  
27Other Half BrewingBrooklyn  New York   USA  
28De Struise BrouwersOostvleteren  –   Belgium   
29The BrueryPlacentia  California   USA  
30Brouwerij De MolenBodegraven  –   Netherlands   
31Bell’s BreweryComstock  Michigan   USA  
32Allagash Brewing CompanyPortland  Maine   USA  
33Schramm’s MeadFerndale  Michigan   USA  
34Brasserie DunhamDunham  Quebec   Canada   
35Superstition MeaderyPrescott  Arizona   USA  
36Funky Buddha Brewery (Constellation Brands)Oakland Park  Florida   USA  
37BuxtonBuxton  Derbyshire   England   
38Fuller’sChiswick  Greater London   England   
39SirenFinchampstead  Berkshire   England   
40Brouwerij 3 FonteinenLot, Beersel  –   Belgium   
41To ØlCopenhagen N  –   Denmark   
42Deschutes BreweryBend  Oregon   USA  
43Jack’s Abby BrewingFramingham  Massachusetts   USA  
44Magic Rock BrewingHuddersfield  West Yorkshire   England   
45Alpine Beer Company (CA)Alpine  California   USA  
46Brewery Ommegang (Duvel-Moortgat)Cooperstown  New York   USA  
47Bellwoods BreweryToronto  Ontario   Canada   
48Midnight Sun Brewing CompanyAnchorage  Alaska   USA  
49Cellarmaker Brewing CompanySan Francisco  California   USA  
50Westvleteren Abdij St. SixtusWestvleteren  –   Belgium   
51Hair of the Dog Brewing CompanyPortland  Oregon   USA  
52CantillonBrussels  –   Belgium   
53Kuhnhenn BrewingWarren  Michigan   USA  
54Victory Brewing Company (ABV)Downingtown  Pennsylvania   USA  
55Hoppin’ Frog BreweryAkron  Ohio   USA  
56Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)Chicago  Illinois   USA  
57PõhjalaTallinn  –   Estonia   
58Westbrook BrewingMount Pleasant  South Carolina   USA  
59Stillwater ArtisanalBaltimore  Maryland   USA  
60Casey Brewing and BlendingGlenwood Springs  Colorado   USA  
61Ballast Point Brewing Company (Constellation Brands)San Diego  California   USA  
62Brasserie de la SenneBrussels  –   Belgium   
63Evil Twin BrewingBrooklyn  New York   USA  
64Pipeworks Brewing CompanyChicago  Illinois   USA  
65Mikkeller San DiegoSan Diego  California   USA  
66OmnipolloStockholm   –   Sweden   
67Perennial Artisan AlesSt. Louis  Missouri   USA  
68Bottle Logic BrewingAnaheim  California   USA  
69Boulevard Brewing Company (Duvel-Moortgat)Kansas City  Missouri   USA  
70Avery Brewing CompanyBoulder  Colorado   USA  
71De Dolle BrouwersDiksmuide  –   Belgium   
72Angry Chair BrewingTampa  Florida   USA  
73Anchorage Brewing CompanyAnchorage  Alaska   USA  
74Amager BryghusKastrup  –   Denmark   
75Crooked Stave Artisan Beer ProjectDenver  Colorado   USA  
76Jolly Pumpkin Artisan AlesDexter  Michigan   USA  
77Almanac Beer CompanySan Francisco  California   USA  
78Half Acre Beer CompanyChicago  Illinois   USA  
79Heater Allen Brewing Co.McMinnville  Oregon   USA  
80Lawson’s Finest LiquidsWarren  Vermont   USA  
813 Sons Brewing CompanyDania Beach  Florida   USA  
82Prairie Artisan AlesTulsa  Oklahoma   USA  
83Browar WidawaChrząstawa Mała  –   Poland   
84Suarez Family BreweryLivingston   New York   USA  
85Smuttynose Brewing CompanyHampton  New Hampshire   USA  
86Dogfish Head BreweryMilton  Delaware   USA  
87Rogue AlesNewport  Oregon   USA  
88BrewDogEllon, Aberdeenshire  –   Scotland   
89J. Wakefield BrewingMiami  Florida   USA  
90TempestTweedbank, Scottish Borders  –   Scotland   
91Brauerei AyingAying  Bavaria   Germany   
92Drakes Brewing CompanySan Leandro  California   USA  
93Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)Grimstad  –   Norway   
94Bullfrog BreweryWilliamsport  Pennsylvania   USA  
95Jester King BreweryAustin  Texas   USA  
96Lervig AktiebryggeriStavanger  –   Norway   
97Monkish Brewing CompanyTorrance  California   USA  
98Wicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)Asheville  North Carolina   USA  
99Jackie O’s Pub & BreweryAthens  Ohio   USA  
100Lagunitas 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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