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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 Rochefort4415100
2Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2444100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2411100
4Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery754100
5Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2711100
6Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1818100
7St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij376999.9
8Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company290799.9
9AleSmith Speedway Stout (Vietnamese Coffee)AleSmith Brewing Company19999.9
10Three Floyds Zombie DustThree Floyds Brewing Company106599.9
11Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Great Divide Brewing Company217299.9
12Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th Imperial StoutDark Horse Brewing Company36399.9
13Hill Farmstead EverettHill Farmstead Brewery38299.9
14Evil Twin Double Barrel JesusEvil Twin Brewing4499.9
15Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)77999.9
16Bells HopslamBells Brewery261799.9
17Struise PannepotDe Struise Brouwers183699.9
18Kuhnhenn Raspberry EisbockKuhnhenn Brewing87499.9
19Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller142999.9
20Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel188499.9
21Alchemist Heady TopperThe Alchemist113199.9
22Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.91499.9
23Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company167899.9
24Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company233499.9
25Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery206299.9


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 Company47399.8
4Captain Lawrence Rosso e MarroneCaptain Lawrence Brewing Company34199.7
5Southern Tier Imperial OatSouthern Tier Brewing Company109699.7
6Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Brewery307899.7
7Brooklyn Black OpsBrooklyn Brewery80799.6
8Southern Tier Blackwater Series: MokahSouthern Tier Brewing Company92799.6
9Captain Lawrence Barrel Select GoldCaptain Lawrence Brewing Company3499.5
10Captain Lawrence Flaming FuryCaptain Lawrence Brewing Company15399.5
11Southern Tier Oaked PumkingSouthern Tier Brewing Company6599.4
12He’Brew Vertical JewbelationShmaltz Brewing Company21999.3
13Captain Lawrence Nor’ Easter Winter WarmerCaptain Lawrence Brewing Company41099.3
14Southern Tier Jah-va Imperial Coffee StoutSouthern Tier Brewing Company101699.3
15He’Brew Genesis 15:15Shmaltz Brewing Company14299.2
16Southern Tier Oak Aged Un*EarthlySouthern Tier Brewing Company80399.2
17Southampton Abbot 12Southampton Publick House47799
18Southern Tier Un*EarthlySouthern Tier Brewing Company155099
19Southampton Grand Cru Southampton Publick House48699
20Ommegang Three PhilosophersBrewery Ommegang (Moortgat)240098.9
21Ommegang Abbey AleBrewery Ommegang (Moortgat)210198.9
22Captain Lawrence Captain’s Reserve Imperial IPACaptain Lawrence Brewing Company68198.7
23Captain Lawrence Imperial Smoke from the Oak (Apple Brandy Barrel)Captain Lawrence Brewing Company8398.6
24Southampton Cuvee des FleursSouthampton Publick House41198.6
25Southern Tier Oak Aged Back BurnerSouthern Tier Brewing Company15498.5

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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 6603
 swoopjonesBuffalo 5900
 jredmondManhattan 5336


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
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 
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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