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RateBeer's Guide to the Best Beer in Massachusetts, USA

The following are the regional highlights -- best beers available here, best beers brewed here, events and local RateBeerian info -- for Massachusetts, USA. This site is interactive, so we encourage you to take part in the rating, addition and correction of the site.



These are the best beers you can find in this region's stores and restaurants based on the availability information provided by RateBeerians in this area. A beer has to have 5 or more ratings to be listed here.
1Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4237100
2Westvleteren 12 (XII)Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus3000100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2316100
4Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1734100
5St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij364199.9
6Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Co.279199.9
7Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)238199.9
8Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel181999.9
9Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company283499.9
10Alchemist Heady TopperThe Alchemist101899.9
11Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Great Divide Brewing Company214999.9
12Struise PannepotDe Struise Brouwers174999.9
13Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.85599.9
14Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)73299.9
15Struise Pannepot ReservaDe Struise Brouwers84699.9
16Lost Abbey The Angels Share (Bourbon Barrel)Port Brewing/Lost Abbey82799.9
17North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company29099.9
18Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th Imperial StoutDark Horse Brewing Company33099.9
19North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company363499.9
20Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2001/2003-Present (18%)Dogfish Head Brewery207899.9
21Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company154799.9
22AleSmith IPAAleSmith Brewing Company182799.9
23Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company224899.9
24Mikkeller Beer Geek BreakfastMikkeller193899.9
25Hoppin Frog BORIS The CrusherHoppin’ Frog Brewery135299.9


These are the best beers, as rated by RateBeerians everywhere, that are brewed by the brewers of this area. A beer has to have 5 or more ratings to be listed here.
1Samuel Adams UtopiasBoston Beer Company86099.8
2Tree House JuliusTree House Brewing Company4899.6
3Clown Shoes Very Angry BeastClown Shoes Beer6599.4
4Jack’s Abby Mass RisingJack’s Abby Brewing11099.3
5Trillium Fort Point Pale AleTrillium Brewing Company3699.3
6Cisco Monomoy KriekCisco Brewers12999
7Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet 1.5 Double Black IPAClown Shoes Beer35299
8Clown Shoes Undead Party CrasherClown Shoes Beer44699
9Clown Shoes Blaecorn UnidragonClown Shoes Beer45198.9
10Clown Shoes Luchador en FuegoClown Shoes Beer11198.9
11Tree House GreenTree House Brewing Company1998.9
12Jack’s Abby Kiwi RisingJack’s Abby Brewing10298.9
13Cisco Pechish WoodsCisco Brewers7298.8
14Jack’s Abby Vanilla Bean Barrel Aged Framinghammer Baltic PorterJack’s Abby Brewing4198.8
15Jack’s Abby Hoponius UnionJack’s Abby Brewing24998.7
16Cisco Lady of the WoodsCisco Brewers15098.6
17Jack’s Abby Barrel Aged Framinghammer Baltic PorterJack’s Abby Brewing6898.6
18Clown Shoes Porcine UnidragonClown Shoes Beer12498.5
19Cambridge Cerise Cassée Cambridge Brewing Company9798.5
20Cambridge Kriek du CambridgeCambridge Brewing Company1898.5
21Pretty Things Meadowlark IPAPretty Things Beer and Ale Project18198.5
22Peoples Pint Imperial StoutPeoples Pint10298.4
23Jack’s Abby The ABCSJack’s Abby Brewing2898.3
24Jack’s Abby Coffee Barrel Aged Framinghammer Baltic PorterJack’s Abby Brewing2998.2
25Clown Shoes Chocolate SombreroClown Shoes Beer37798

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A list of the RateBeerians from this area with the most beer ratings. These are great people to contact to better get to know beer in this area.
 thornecbMarblehead 4174
 ClarkVVAllston 3863
 RCLWaltham 2030


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
2014 Keene Beer Fest   Swanzey  4/26/2014 
Newburyport Brewery Beer Dinner   Newton  4/28/2014 
Julios Liquors May Grand Beer Fest   Westborough   5/18/2014 
North Coast Brewery Beer Dinner   Newton  5/19/2014 
Mayflower Brewing Company   Newton  6/23/2014 
Downeast Cider Beer Dinner   Newton  7/21/2014 

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Looking for great beer near you? Check out these stores recommended by other beer enthusiasts like you.
  Place  City  Phone 
Vinnin Square Liquors   Swampscott  (781) 781 598-4111 
Granite Liquors   Weymouth  (780) 780 335-5173 
TrüBeer   Easthampton  () 413 203-5331 
Craft Beer Cellar   Belmont  () 617 932-1885 
Julio’s Liquors   Westborough  (508) 508 366-1942 

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