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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 Rochefort4662100
2AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2550100
3Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery789100
4Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2810100
5Alchemist Heady TopperThe Alchemist1251100
6Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1918100
7Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2604100
8Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company682100
9Southampton Imperial Russian StoutSouthampton Publick House49499.9
10Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales62499.9
11Three Floyds Zombie DustThree Floyds Brewing Company117899.9
12Hill Farmstead EverettHill Farmstead Brewery40999.9
13St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij397599.9
14Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company311699.9
15Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th Imperial StoutDark Horse Brewing Company41399.9
16Bells HopslamBells Brewery274399.9
17Hill Farmstead EphraimHill Farmstead Brewery17899.9
18Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)14599.9
19Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller154299.9
20Thirsty Dog Siberian Night Imperial StoutThirsty Dog Brewing Company126599.9
21Firestone Walker SucabaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.80699.9
22Cantillon Cuvée FlorianCantillon12999.9
23Rochefort Trappistes 8Brasserie Rochefort330799.9
24Cigar City Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial StoutCigar City Brewing71299.9
25Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)56699.9


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 Brewing7999.9
2Southampton Imperial Russian StoutSouthampton Publick House49499.9
3Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Bourbon BarrelEvil Twin Brewing11799.9
4Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing51299.9
5Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing65699.9
6Southern Tier Blackwater Series: ChoklatSouthern Tier Brewing Company158499.8
7Captain Lawrence Cuvee de CastletonCaptain Lawrence Brewing Company47899.8
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 Company35099.7
11Southern Tier Imperial OatSouthern Tier Brewing Company110399.7
12Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Brewery320999.7
13Brooklyn Black OpsBrooklyn Brewery85799.6
14Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut BreakEvil Twin Brewing37099.6
15Southern Tier Blackwater Series: MokahSouthern Tier Brewing Company95999.6
16Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - DeCicco VersionEvil Twin Brewing7299.5
17Evil Twin Even More Jesus PortEvil Twin Brewing8099.5
18Captain Lawrence Barrel Select GoldCaptain Lawrence Brewing Company3499.5
19Evil Twin Auld YinEvil Twin Brewing11199.4
20Captain Lawrence Flaming FuryCaptain Lawrence Brewing Company15599.4
21Evil Twin Lil’ BEvil Twin Brewing48699.4
22Southern Tier Oaked PumkingSouthern Tier Brewing Company6699.4
23Southern Tier Jah-va Imperial Coffee StoutSouthern Tier Brewing Company102199.3
24Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout Evil Twin Brewing35699.3
25He’Brew Genesis 15:15Shmaltz Brewing Company14899.3

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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 6629
 jredmondManhattan 5886


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
TAP NY 2015   Hunter Mountain  4/25/2015 
TAP New York   Hunter  4/25/2015 
Subway Series Block Party   New York  4/25/2015 
BrewFist – Euromasters   New York  4/28/2015 
Five Boro Craft Beer Fest   Long Island City  5/1/2015 
J. Ryan’s 5th Annual Cask Festival   Syracuse  5/1/2015 
Shmaltz + Minogues May Feature   Multiple  5/1/2015 
Weyerbacher – The Last Chance!   New York  5/5/2015 
Room to Read Beers for Books Party – for a cause   New York  5/8/2015 
10 Shmaltz Beer Dinner at Wolf & Lamb NYC   New York  5/14/2015 
11 Captain Lawrence Tap & Pour Celebration   Elmsford  5/16/2015 
12 Beertavia   Batavia  5/16/2015 
13 Shmaltz @ Whole Foods Bowery: Hops in He’Brew Launch   New York  5/22/2015 
14 Lower Hudson Valley Craft Beer Festival    Nanuet  6/6/2015 
15 Shmaltz Brewing Company "Double Feature" Anniversary Bash   Clifton Park  6/27/2015 
16 AHA Rally at Keegan Ales   Kingston  7/12/2015 
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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