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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 Brewery2701100
2AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2376100
3Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery734100
4Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4364100
5Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1794100
6St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij372999.9
7Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company288699.9
8Kuhnhenn Raspberry EisbockKuhnhenn Brewing86799.9
9Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.90799.9
10Bells HopslamBells Brewery261099.9
11De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis 666Brouwerij de Molen36299.9
12Struise PannepotDe Struise Brouwers180199.9
13Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)76399.9
14Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th Imperial StoutDark Horse Brewing Company35099.9
15Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)242699.9
16AleSmith Speedway Stout (Vietnamese Coffee)AleSmith Brewing Company19499.9
17Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller140799.9
18Hill Farmstead EverettHill Farmstead Brewery36499.9
19Three Floyds Zombie DustThree Floyds Brewing Company103399.9
20Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Great Divide Brewing Company216799.9
21Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing12799.9
22Alchemist Heady TopperThe Alchemist108699.9
23Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company285699.9
24Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel185499.9
25Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible BeltPrairie Artisan Ales25099.9


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.
1Southampton Imperial Russian StoutSouthampton Publick House47399.9
2Southern Tier Blackwater Series: ChoklatSouthern Tier Brewing Company151699.8
3Captain Lawrence Cuvee de CastletonCaptain Lawrence Brewing Company46899.8
4Captain Lawrence Rosso e MarroneCaptain Lawrence Brewing Company34199.7
5Southern Tier Imperial OatSouthern Tier Brewing Company109299.7
6Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Brewery305899.7
7Brooklyn Black OpsBrooklyn Brewery80099.6
8Southern Tier Blackwater Series: MokahSouthern Tier Brewing Company91099.5
9Captain Lawrence Barrel Select GoldCaptain Lawrence Brewing Company3499.5
10Southern Tier Oaked PumkingSouthern Tier Brewing Company6499.3
11He’Brew Genesis 15:15Shmaltz Brewing Company14099.3
12He’Brew Vertical JewbelationShmaltz Brewing Company21799.3
13Captain Lawrence Nor’ Easter Winter WarmerCaptain Lawrence Brewing Company40999.3
14Southern Tier Jah-va Imperial Coffee StoutSouthern Tier Brewing Company101599.3
15Southern Tier Oak Aged Un*EarthlySouthern Tier Brewing Company80399.2
16Southampton Abbot 12Southampton Publick House47499
17Southern Tier Un*EarthlySouthern Tier Brewing Company154599
18Southampton Grand Cru Southampton Publick House48699
19Ommegang Three PhilosophersBrewery Ommegang (Moortgat)237898.9
20Ommegang Abbey AleBrewery Ommegang (Moortgat)208398.9
21Captain Lawrence Captain’s Reserve Imperial IPACaptain Lawrence Brewing Company67998.7
22Captain Lawrence Imperial Smoke from the Oak (Apple Brandy Barrel)Captain Lawrence Brewing Company8198.6
23Southampton Cuvee des FleursSouthampton Publick House41198.6
24Southern Tier Oak Aged Back BurnerSouthern Tier Brewing Company15398.5
25Southern Tier Back BurnerSouthern Tier Brewing Company80998.5

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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 6584
 swoopjonesBuffalo 5666
 jredmondManhattan 5259


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
St. Lenny’s + Hops in He’Brew   New York  7/31/2014 
Cigar City & Friends Beer Night   New York  7/31/2014 
Shmaltz Brewing Books on Tap- Beer Lovers New York Book Signing   Clifton Park  8/3/2014 
North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ and Wine Festival   Cutchogue  8/9/2014 
North Country Wine, Beer and Food Festival   Ogdensburg  8/9/2014 
Shmaltz Brewing Books on Tap- The Great Northeast Brewery Tour Book Signing   Clifton Park  8/10/2014 
Shmaltz’s Reunion Luau   Clifton Park  8/15/2014 
Reunion ’14 Feature/Fundraiser   New York  8/16/2014 
Shmaltz Brewing Books on Tap- The Audacity of Hops Book Signing   Clifton Park  8/17/2014 
10 Shmaltz’s Reunion Feature/Fundraiser   New York  8/21/2014 
11 Flour City Brew Fest   Rochester  8/22/2014 
12 Brew Fest on the Farm    WARWICK  8/30/2014 
13 Sour’d in September   Elmsford  9/13/2014 
14 Big Brew New York Beer Festival   White Plains  9/20/2014 
15 Pour the Core: Long Island   Cutchogue  10/4/2014 
16 5th Annual Crystal City Brew Festival   Painted Post  10/4/2014 
17 International Great Beer Expo Nassau   Elmont  11/8/2014 

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Looking for great beer near you? Check out these stores recommended by other beer enthusiasts like you.
  Place  City  Phone 
Eleven Madison Park   New York  () 212 889-0905 
Aurora Brew Works   East Aurora  () 716 652-2337 
Tørst (Torst)   Brooklyn  () 718 389-6034 
The Bier Abbey   Schenectady  () 518 388-8597 
Newburgh Brewing Company   Newburgh  () 845 569-2337 

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