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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 Rochefort4360100
2Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2700100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2374100
4Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1793100
5Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery734100
6St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij372599.9
7Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company285599.9
8Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)242299.9
9Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel185299.9
10Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company288399.9
11Kuhnhenn Raspberry EisbockKuhnhenn Brewing86699.9
12Alchemist Heady TopperThe Alchemist108299.9
13Bells HopslamBells Brewery260999.9
14Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Great Divide Brewing Company216899.9
15Struise PannepotDe Struise Brouwers179999.9
16Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.90599.9
17Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)76399.9
18Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller140399.9
19De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis 666Brouwerij de Molen36299.9
20Hill Farmstead EverettHill Farmstead Brewery36099.9
21Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th Imperial StoutDark Horse Brewing Company34999.9
22Three Floyds Zombie DustThree Floyds Brewing Company102999.9
23AleSmith Speedway Stout (Vietnamese Coffee)AleSmith Brewing Company19499.9
24Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing12699.9
25North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company368899.9


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 Brewery305499.7
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 Company101699.3
15Southern Tier Oak Aged Un*EarthlySouthern Tier Brewing Company80299.1
16Southampton Abbot 12Southampton Publick House47499
17Southern Tier Un*EarthlySouthern Tier Brewing Company154499
18Southampton Grand Cru Southampton Publick House48699
19Ommegang Three PhilosophersBrewery Ommegang (Moortgat)237998.9
20Ommegang Abbey AleBrewery Ommegang (Moortgat)208298.9
21Captain Lawrence Captain’s Reserve Imperial IPACaptain Lawrence Brewing Company67898.7
22Captain Lawrence Imperial Smoke from the Oak (Apple Brandy Barrel)Captain Lawrence Brewing Company7998.6
23Southampton Cuvee des FleursSouthampton Publick House41198.6
24Southern Tier Oak Aged Back BurnerSouthern Tier Brewing Company15298.5
25Southern Tier Back BurnerSouthern Tier Brewing Company80898.5

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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 5643
 jredmondManhattan 5247


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
St. Lenny’s + Hanukkah in July   Saratoga Springs  7/24/2014 
St. Lenny’s + Hops in He’Brew   New York  7/31/2014 
North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ and Wine Festival   Cutchogue  8/9/2014 
Flour City Brew Fest   Rochester  8/22/2014 
Brew Fest on the Farm    WARWICK  8/30/2014 
Sour’d in September   Elmsford  9/13/2014 
Big Brew New York Beer Festival   White Plains  9/20/2014 
Pour the Core: Long Island   Cutchogue  10/4/2014 
5th Annual Crystal City Brew Festival   Painted Post  10/4/2014 
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 
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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