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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.
1Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4224100
2Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2676100
3Westvleteren 12 (XII)Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus2990100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2312100
5Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1718100
6St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij363099.9
7Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Co.278299.9
8Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)237399.9
9Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel181799.9
10Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company283199.9
11Kuhnhenn Raspberry EisbockKuhnhenn Brewing85599.9
12Alchemist Heady TopperThe Alchemist101399.9
13Bells HopslamBells Brewery257399.9
14Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Great Divide Brewing Company214799.9
15Struise PannepotDe Struise Brouwers174199.9
16Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.85099.9
17Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)72999.9
18Struise Pannepot ReservaDe Struise Brouwers84699.9
19Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller134999.9
20De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis 666Brouwerij de Molen35699.9
21Hill Farmstead EverettHill Farmstead Brewery33699.9
22Three Floyds Zombie DustThree Floyds Brewing Company96099.9
23AleSmith Speedway Stout (Vietnamese Coffee)AleSmith Brewing Company17999.9
24Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing11299.9
25Hair of the Dog AdamHair of the Dog Brewing Company166699.9


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 House46799.9
2Southern Tier Blackwater Series: ChoklatSouthern Tier Brewing Company150199.8
3Captain Lawrence Cuvee de CastletonCaptain Lawrence Brewing Company46299.8
4Captain Lawrence Rosso e MarroneCaptain Lawrence Brewing Company33499.7
5Southern Tier Imperial OatSouthern Tier Brewing Company108799.7
6Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Brewery300499.7
7Brooklyn Black OpsBrooklyn Brewery77499.6
8Southern Tier Blackwater Series: MokahSouthern Tier Brewing Company86699.5
9Captain Lawrence Barrel Select GoldCaptain Lawrence Brewing Company3499.5
10Southern Tier Oaked PumkingSouthern Tier Brewing Company6399.3
11HeBrew Genesis 15:15Shmaltz Brewing Company13799.3
12HeBrew Vertical JewbelationShmaltz Brewing Company21599.3
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 Company80099.2
16Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-WeisseBrooklyn Brewery53999
17Southampton Grand Cru Southampton Publick House48199
18Southampton Abbot 12Southampton Publick House47299
19Southern Tier Un*EarthlySouthern Tier Brewing Company151799
20Ommegang Three PhilosophersBrewery Ommegang (Moortgat)233698.9
21Ommegang Abbey AleBrewery Ommegang (Moortgat)204798.9
22Captain Lawrence Captain’s Reserve Imperial IPACaptain Lawrence Brewing Company67198.7
23Southampton Cuvee des FleursSouthampton Publick House40998.6
24Southern Tier Oak Aged Back BurnerSouthern Tier Brewing Company14798.6
25Southampton Double Ice BockSouthampton Publick House10098.6

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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 6585
 swoopjonesBuffalo 5329
 jredmondManhattan 5025


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Homebrewer’s Brunch   NYC  4/19/2014 
Dogfish Head Tasting - Mamaroneck   Mamaroneck  4/19/2014 
Free Bronx Brewery & Slantshack JerkyTasting   New York  4/24/2014 
Five Boro Craft Beer Fest   Long Island City  4/25/2014 
Tap NY   Hunter  4/26/2014 
NY Bacon & Beer Fest   Long Island City  4/26/2014 
Dogfish Head Tasting - Poughkeepsie   Poughkeepsie  4/26/2014 
Shmaltz Brewing Company’s 1st Anniversary Bash!   Clifton Park  5/17/2014 
Captain Lawrence Annual Pig Roast   Elmsford   5/17/2014 
10 Lower Hudson Valley Craft Beer Festival   Nanuet  6/7/2014 
11 Greenport Brewery Anniversary Event   Greenport  7/19/2014 
12 North Fork Beer, BBQ, & Wine Fest   Riverhead  8/9/2014 
13 Brew Fest on the Farm    WARWICK  8/30/2014 
14 Pour the Core: Long Island   Cutchogue  10/4/2014 
15 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 
Tørst (Torst)   Brooklyn  () 718 389-6034 
Aurora Brew Works   East Aurora  () 716 652-2337 
The Bier Abbey   Schenectady  () 518 388-8597 
Newburgh Brewing Company   Newburgh  () 845 569-2337 

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