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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.
1Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1817100
2Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery753100
3Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4407100
4Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2443100
5AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2408100
6Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2708100
7Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company290499.9
8Kuhnhenn Raspberry EisbockKuhnhenn Brewing87399.9
9AleSmith Speedway Stout (Vietnamese Coffee)AleSmith Brewing Company19999.9
10Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Great Divide Brewing Company217299.9
11Hill Farmstead EverettHill Farmstead Brewery38199.9
12Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel188299.9
13Evil Twin Double Barrel JesusEvil Twin Brewing4299.9
14Three Floyds Zombie DustThree Floyds Brewing Company106499.9
15Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller142799.9
16Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th Imperial StoutDark Horse Brewing Company36299.9
17St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij376499.9
18Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)77999.9
19Bells HopslamBells Brewery261799.9
20Struise PannepotDe Struise Brouwers183699.9
21Alchemist Heady TopperThe Alchemist112599.9
22Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.91499.9
23Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company167599.9
24North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company372699.9
25Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing59399.9


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 House47999.9
2Southern Tier Blackwater Series: ChoklatSouthern Tier Brewing Company151999.8
3Captain Lawrence Cuvee de CastletonCaptain Lawrence Brewing Company47199.8
4Captain Lawrence Rosso e MarroneCaptain Lawrence Brewing Company34199.7
5Southern Tier Imperial OatSouthern Tier Brewing Company109699.7
6Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Brewery307799.7
7Brooklyn Black OpsBrooklyn Brewery80799.6
8Southern Tier Blackwater Series: MokahSouthern Tier Brewing Company92699.6
9Captain Lawrence Barrel Select GoldCaptain Lawrence Brewing Company3499.5
10Southern Tier Oaked PumkingSouthern Tier Brewing Company6599.4
11He’Brew Vertical JewbelationShmaltz Brewing Company21999.3
12Captain Lawrence Nor’ Easter Winter WarmerCaptain Lawrence Brewing Company41099.3
13Southern Tier Jah-va Imperial Coffee StoutSouthern Tier Brewing Company101699.3
14He’Brew Genesis 15:15Shmaltz Brewing Company14299.2
15Southern Tier Oak Aged Un*EarthlySouthern Tier Brewing Company80399.2
16Southampton Abbot 12Southampton Publick House47799
17Southern Tier Un*EarthlySouthern Tier Brewing Company154999
18Southampton Grand Cru Southampton Publick House48699
19Ommegang Three PhilosophersBrewery Ommegang (Moortgat)239698.9
20Ommegang Abbey AleBrewery Ommegang (Moortgat)209898.9
21Captain Lawrence Captain’s Reserve Imperial IPACaptain Lawrence Brewing Company68198.7
22Captain Lawrence Imperial Smoke from the Oak (Apple Brandy Barrel)Captain Lawrence Brewing Company8398.6
23Southampton Cuvee des FleursSouthampton Publick House41198.6
24Southern Tier Oak Aged Back BurnerSouthern Tier Brewing Company15498.5
25Southern Tier Back BurnerSouthern Tier Brewing Company81198.5

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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 5887
 jredmondManhattan 5330


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
World Class Beer Night   Brewster  9/19/2014 
Big Brew New York Beer Festival   White Plains  9/20/2014 
Staten Island Yankees Brewfest & Wing Showcase   Staten Island  9/27/2014 
Tir na nOg Beer Fest   New York  10/1/2014 
Barrier, Finback, Third Shift Tap Take over    Brooklyn  10/1/2014 
Pour the Core: Long Island   Cutchogue  10/4/2014 
5th Annual Crystal City Brew Festival   Painted Post  10/4/2014 
Harbor Island International Beer Festival Sponsored by Half Time Mamaroneck, New York   Mamaroneck  10/11/2014 
Finger Lakes Beer Festival   Watkins Glen  10/25/2014 
10 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 
Luksus at Tørst (Torst)   Brooklyn  () 718 389 6034 
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 

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