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RateBeer's Guide to the Best Beer in Washington DC, USA

The following are the regional highlights -- best beers available here, best beers brewed here, events and local RateBeerian info -- for Washington DC, 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)2466100
2Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery764100
3Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1843100
4Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial StoutCigar City Brewing815100
5AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2448100
6Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2013Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)195100
7Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)80299.9
8Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company296899.9
9Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.93499.9
10Bells HopslamBells Brewery262299.9
11North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company34499.9
12Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller147299.9
13De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Wild Turkey)Brouwerij de Molen40099.9
14Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company94499.9
153 Fonteinen Hommage 3 Fonteinen50499.9
16Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company290899.9
17Mikkeller Beer Geek BreakfastMikkeller207699.9
18Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales51099.9
19Evil Twin Double Barrel JesusEvil Twin Brewing5499.9
20Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery211299.9
21Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing62199.9
22Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2001/2003-Present (18%)Dogfish Head Brewery213999.9
23Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)48599.9
24North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company375899.9
25Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company171699.9


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.
1DC Brau On the Wings of ArmageddonDC Brau Brewing Company19799.2
2DC Brau Penn Quarter PorterDC Brau Brewing Company18396.7
3Bluejacket Forbidden PlanetBluejacket2795.7
4Bluejacket / Intangible Ales Gene Turns 10kBluejacket2595.1
5DC Brau The CorruptionDC Brau Brewing Company26594.3
6DC Brau For OthersDC Brau Brewing Company1093.9
7DC Brau / Stillwater Middle-Name: DangerDC Brau Brewing Company1393.8
8Bluejacket Mexican RadioBluejacket2592.5
9Bluejacket / Intangible Ales Travlr’s 12kBluejacket2791.4
10DC Brau / Baxter Daughters of PoseidonDC Brau Brewing Company2691.2
11DC Brau Barrel Aged Penn Quarter Porter (Catoctin Creek Rye Whiskey)DC Brau Brewing Company3391.1
12Atlas Brew Works NSFWAtlas Brew Works1491
133 Stars Pandemic Breakfast Porter3 Stars Brewing Company2590.8
14Bluejacket / Intangible Ales Travlr’s 11kBluejacket2790.6
15DC Brau The PublicDC Brau Brewing Company23090.6
16DC Brau Solar AbyssDC Brau Brewing Company989.3
17Bluejacket Lost WeekendBluejacket2489.2
18Bluejacket / Brooklyn / New Belgium Rheinard de VosBluejacket1588.9
19DC Brau / Stillwater NATASDC Brau Brewing Company2588.9
20Right Proper Kodachrome Dream(ing)Right Proper Brewing Company1087.8
21Atlas Brew Works RowdyAtlas Brew Works3187.6
22DC Brau / SKA / Pietasters Taster’s ChoiceDC Brau Brewing Company1686.9
23District ChopHouse Bourbon StoutChopHouse & Brewery D.C. (owned by Rock Bottom)7286.5
24DC Brau / Right Proper Bęte NoireDC Brau Brewing Company1386.2
25DC Brau Alpha Domina MellisDC Brau Brewing Company1086.2

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Travlr TravlrWashington 12975
 argo0 11590
 nimblepropSouthWest, Washington 5084


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
ChurchKey’s 2nd Annual Bourbon County Black Friday   Washington  11/28/2014 
Black Friday at CK! Bourbon County Brand Stout, Vanilla Rye, Coffee & Barleywine on Draft!   Washington  11/28/2014 
Buckets & Brews: Fresh New Belgium & Alpine Super IPA on Tap + Chicken & Pitcher Specials All Night!   Washington  12/2/2014 
The British are Coming: Volume III – 50 English Ales on Tap!   Washington  12/3/2014 
DC Local Tasting   Washington  12/6/2014 
Bluejacket’s 2014 New Year’s Eve Blowout   Washington  12/31/2014 

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Looking for great beer near you? Check out these stores recommended by other beer enthusiasts like you.
  Place  City  Phone 
Churchkey   Washington  (202) 202 567-2576 
Birch & Barley   Washington  () 202 567-2576 
The Arsenal at Bluejacket   Washington  () 202 524-4862 
Pizzeria Paradiso - Georgetown   Washington  (202) 202 337-1245 
Pizzeria Paradiso - Dupont Circle   Washington  (202) 202 223-1245 

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