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RateBeer's Guide to the Best Beer in New York, USA

The following are the regional highlights -- best beers available here, best beers brewed here, events and local RateBeerian info -- for New York, 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.
1Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2802100
2Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2591100
3Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1880100
4Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4634100
5AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2540100
6Alchemist Heady TopperThe Alchemist1218100
7Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery787100
8Bells HopslamBells Brewery273199.9
9Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company309699.9
10Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th Imperial StoutDark Horse Brewing Company40599.9
11Hill Farmstead EverettHill Farmstead Brewery40699.9
12Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales60099.9
13St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij395599.9
14Southampton Imperial Russian StoutSouthampton Publick House49499.9
15Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller152799.9
16Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)14299.9
17Evil Twin Double Barrel JesusEvil Twin Brewing7799.9
18Hill Farmstead EphraimHill Farmstead Brewery17899.9
19Hoppin’ Frog BORIS The CrusherHoppin’ Frog Brewery143499.9
20Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company183199.9
21Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company243699.9
22AleSmith IPAAleSmith Brewing Company199899.9
23Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing50799.9
24Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery221599.9
25North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company384899.9


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.
1Evil Twin Double Barrel JesusEvil Twin Brewing7799.9
2Southampton Imperial Russian StoutSouthampton Publick House49499.9
3Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Bourbon BarrelEvil Twin Brewing11699.9
4Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing50799.9
5Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing65299.9
6Southern Tier Blackwater Series: ChoklatSouthern Tier Brewing Company158299.8
7Captain Lawrence Cuvee de CastletonCaptain Lawrence Brewing Company47799.8
8Evil Twin Aún Más a JesúsEvil Twin Brewing16299.8
9Evil Twin Aún Más Café JesúsEvil Twin Brewing14799.7
10Captain Lawrence Rosso e MarroneCaptain Lawrence Brewing Company34799.7
11Southern Tier Imperial OatSouthern Tier Brewing Company110299.7
12Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Brewery319699.7
13Brooklyn Black OpsBrooklyn Brewery85399.6
14Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - DeCicco VersionEvil Twin Brewing7099.6
15Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut BreakEvil Twin Brewing36699.6
16Evil Twin Even More Jesus PortEvil Twin Brewing8099.5
17Southern Tier Blackwater Series: MokahSouthern Tier Brewing Company95099.5
18Captain Lawrence Barrel Select GoldCaptain Lawrence Brewing Company3499.5
19Evil Twin Auld YinEvil Twin Brewing11199.4
20Captain Lawrence Flaming FuryCaptain Lawrence Brewing Company15499.4
21Southern Tier Oaked PumkingSouthern Tier Brewing Company6699.4
22Evil Twin Lil’ BEvil Twin Brewing47699.3
23Southern Tier Jah-va Imperial Coffee StoutSouthern Tier Brewing Company102199.3
24He’Brew Genesis 15:15Shmaltz Brewing Company14799.3
25He’Brew Vertical JewbelationShmaltz Brewing Company22199.3

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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.
 j12601 Poughkeepsie 7350
 swoopjonesBuffalo 6558
 jredmondManhattan 5834


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Glens Falls Brewfest   Glens Falls  3/28/2015 
Sierra Nevada, Founders & Kortrik Dutsel Beer Tasting   Mamaroneck  3/28/2015 
Oskar Blues, Ithaca & Bad Seed Tasting   Poughkeepsie  3/28/2015 
Southern Tier Takes the Taps   Queens  4/2/2015 
She’brew Release Party   Clifton Park  4/12/2015 
TAP NY 2015   Hunter Mountain  4/25/2015 
TAP New York   Hunter  4/25/2015 
Five Boro Craft Beer Fest   Long Island City  5/1/2015 
J. Ryan’s 5th Annual Cask Festival   Syracuse  5/1/2015 
10 Shmaltz + Minogues May Feature   Multiple  5/1/2015 
11 Room to Read Beers for Books Party – for a cause   New York  5/8/2015 
12 Shmaltz Beer Dinner at Wolf & Lamb NYC   New York  5/14/2015 
13 Captain Lawrence Tap & Pour Celebration   Elmsford  5/16/2015 
14 Shmaltz @ Whole Foods Bowery: Hops in He’Brew Launch   New York  5/22/2015 
15 Lower Hudson Valley Craft Beer Festival    Nanuet  6/6/2015 
16 Shmaltz Brewing Company "Double Feature" Anniversary Bash   Clifton Park  6/27/2015 
17 International Great Beer Expo Belmont   Elmont  11/7/2015 

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Looking for great beer near you? Check out these stores recommended by other beer enthusiasts like you.
  Place  City  Phone 
Ambulance Brew House   Nanuet  () 845 501-7200 
Eleven Madison Park   New York  () 212 889-0905 
Aurora Brew Works   East Aurora  () 716 652-2337 
Luksus at Tørst (Torst)   Brooklyn  () 718 389 6034 
CovenHoven   Brooklyn  () (718) 483-9950  

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