Zymurgy Magazine, the publication of the American Homebrewers Association® (AHA), recently announced the winners of the 18th annual Best Beers in America survey.
Zymurgy Magazine explains that the association’s members—homebrewers with some of the most discerning palates in the country—passionately voted for their favorite commercial beers and breweries.
We’re excited and humbled to have made the list of top-ranked breweries, sharing the number 10 spot with our friends at Stone Brewing.
Top Ranked Breweries (T indicates tie; *indicates small and independent craft brewer):
1. Bell’s Brewery, Comstock, Mich.*
2. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, Calif. and Mills River, N.C.*
3. Russian River Brewing Co., Santa Rosa and Windsor, Calif.*
4. Founders Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.
5. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, Del.*
6. Tree House Brewing Co., Charlton, Mass.*
7. Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Ore.*
8. The Alchemist, Stowe, Vt.*
9. New Belgium Brewing Co., Fort Collins, Colo.
T10. Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, Calif.*
T10. Stone Brewing, Escondido, Calif.*
“It’s an honor to be recognized as a top brewery in America by passionate beer drinkers from around the country,” said David Walker. “Every single beer and brewery on the list is paving the way for the industry with creativity, innovation, and making tasty beers. This is a great way to kick off our anniversary celebration of being in the beer business. Thank you to all who voted and cheers to the future of craft beer.”
“It is a huge accomplishment for breweries to earn a spot in Zymurgy’s Best Beers in America, where the winners are selected by homebrewers who appreciate the effort and creativity that goes into each beer,” said Dave Carpenter, Zymurgy editor, American Homebrewers Association. “Congratulations to this year’s winners on their exceptional brewing talents and outstanding flavors.”
The complete list of Zymurgy’s “Best Beers in America,” top ranked breweries, results by state, and recipes for the winners are available at HomebrewersAssociation.org.