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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.
1Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2561100
2AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2501100
3Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4568100
4Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2774100
5Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery780100
6Alchemist Heady TopperThe Alchemist1187100
7Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1858100
8Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company221899.9
9Three Floyds Zombie DustThree Floyds Brewing Company113299.9
10Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)10799.9
11Evil Twin Double Barrel JesusEvil Twin Brewing7599.9
12Hill Farmstead EphraimHill Farmstead Brewery17899.9
13Bells HopslamBells Brewery263099.9
14Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th Imperial StoutDark Horse Brewing Company39299.9
15AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company23299.9
16Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company305299.9
17Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel194899.9
18Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller150599.9
19Hill Farmstead EverettHill Farmstead Brewery40299.9
20St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij390899.9
21Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.94899.9
22Rochefort Trappistes 8Brasserie Rochefort323399.9
23Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2001/2003-Present (18%)Dogfish Head Brewery215799.9
24Hoppin Frog BORIS The CrusherHoppin’ Frog Brewery142899.9
25Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company175599.9


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 Brewing7599.9
2Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Bourbon BarrelEvil Twin Brewing10399.9
3Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing49399.9
4Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing63599.9
5Southampton Imperial Russian StoutSouthampton Publick House48899.9
6Southern Tier Blackwater Series: ChoklatSouthern Tier Brewing Company157099.8
7Captain Lawrence Cuvee de CastletonCaptain Lawrence Brewing Company47499.8
8Evil Twin Aún Más a JesúsEvil Twin Brewing16299.8
9Evil Twin Aún Más Café JesúsEvil Twin Brewing14499.7
10Captain Lawrence Rosso e MarroneCaptain Lawrence Brewing Company34799.7
11Southern Tier Imperial OatSouthern Tier Brewing Company110099.7
12Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Brewery314799.7
13Brooklyn Black OpsBrooklyn Brewery84699.6
14Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut BreakEvil Twin Brewing35099.6
15Southern Tier Blackwater Series: MokahSouthern Tier Brewing Company94799.6
16Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - DeCicco VersionEvil Twin Brewing6399.5
17Evil Twin Even More Jesus PortEvil Twin Brewing7999.5
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 Brewing45499.3
23Southern Tier Jah-va Imperial Coffee StoutSouthern Tier Brewing Company101999.3
24Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout Evil Twin Brewing22199.3
25He’Brew Genesis 15:15Shmaltz Brewing Company14699.3

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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 7000
 swoopjonesBuffalo 6326
 jredmondManhattan 5735


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Harpoon Night! At The Stag’s Head   New York  1/28/2015 
Saranac Beer Tasting!   Poughkeepsie  1/30/2015 
Beer & Cider Tasting with Ace, Broken Bow & Yonkers   Mamaroneck  1/31/2015 
15th Annual CNY Brewfest   Syracuse  1/31/2015 
Big Brew NY Craft Beer Festival   White Plains  2/7/2015 
Beer Tasting with Bronx, Green Flash & Gun Hill   Mamaroneck  2/7/2015 
Beer Tasting with Arcobrau, Dinkel Acker & Half Full   Mamaroneck  2/14/2015 
Green Flash Beer Tasting   Mamaroneck  2/20/2015 
NYC Beer Week Eve   Long Island City  2/20/2015 
10 Kölsch Fest   Tuckahoe  2/21/2015 
11 Beer Tasting with Bell’s, Central City, Fruh, Local Option & Stiegl   Mamaroneck  2/28/2015 
12 Spring Craft Beer Festival   Uniondale  3/21/2015 
13 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 
Eleven Madison Park   New York  () 212 889-0905 
Aurora Brew Works   East Aurora  () 716 652-2337 
Luksus at Tørst (Torst)   Brooklyn  () 718 389 6034 
Tørst (Torst)   Brooklyn  () 718 389-6034 
CovenHoven   Brooklyn  () (718) 483-9950  

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