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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.
1Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery826100
2Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company702100
3Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2034100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2588100
5Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial StoutCigar City Brewing857100
6Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial StoutThree Floyds Brewing Company1735100
7Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2824100
8Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company97899.9
9Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)87899.9
10Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.100199.9
11Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company299599.9
12Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller156899.9
13Bells HopslamBells Brewery275899.9
14Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company315399.9
15Prairie Pirate Bomb! Prairie Artisan Ales35399.9
16Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)262899.9
17Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey88999.9
18Funky Buddha Morning WoodFunky Buddha Brewery1599.9
19Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)18799.9
20Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company226199.9
21Cantillon Lou Pepe Pure KriekCantillon90499.9
22Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)57999.9
23Avery Uncle Jacob’s StoutAvery Brewing Company40499.9
24Prairie Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales70099.9
25Cantillon Cuvée FlorianCantillon14099.9


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 Company23199
2James E. Pepper 1776 American Brown Ale Georgetown Trading Company2898.4
3DC Brau / Oskar Blues Smells Like FreedomDC Brau Brewing Company3297.3
4Right Proper Diamonds, Fur Coat, ChampagneRight Proper Brewing Company1097
5Bluejacket Forbidden PlanetBluejacket4096.6
6Right Proper Kick.Kick.SnareRight Proper Brewing Company1296.6
7Bluejacket / Intangible Ales Gene Turns 10kBluejacket4296.4
8DC Brau Penn Quarter PorterDC Brau Brewing Company20696.2
9DC Brau Solar AbyssDC Brau Brewing Company1096.1
10Bluejacket Mexican RadioBluejacket4195.3
11DC Brau Alpha Domina MellisDC Brau Brewing Company2394.8
12Right Proper The Lubitsch TouchRight Proper Brewing Company1594.1
13DC Brau For OthersDC Brau Brewing Company1093.9
14Bluejacket / Brooklyn / New Belgium Rheinard de VosBluejacket1893.8
15Bluejacket Lost WeekendBluejacket3593.8
16DC Brau / Stillwater Middle-Name: DangerDC Brau Brewing Company1393.8
173 Stars Pandemic Breakfast Porter3 Stars Brewing Company3493.7
18DC Brau The CorruptionDC Brau Brewing Company31593.5
19DC Brau / Stillwater NATASDC Brau Brewing Company2793.3
20Bluejacket / Intangible Ales Travlr’s 12kBluejacket3093.3
21Bluejacket A Little Golden GemBluejacket1492.9
22Right Proper OrnetteRight Proper Brewing Company2592.8
23Bluejacket SpectreBluejacket2692.5
24Right Proper Scott 5Right Proper Brewing Company1192.4
25Bluejacket / Intangible Ales Travlr’s 11kBluejacket2992.3

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Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Brew at the Zoo   Washington  7/23/2015 
Snallygaster 2015   Washington  9/12/2015 

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Looking for great beer near you? Check out these stores recommended by other beer enthusiasts like you.
  Place  City  Phone 
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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