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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.
1AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2550100
2Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery789100
3Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial StoutCigar City Brewing843100
4Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2810100
5Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial StoutThree Floyds Brewing Company1700100
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
9Evil Twin Double Barrel JesusEvil Twin Brewing7999.9
10Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales62499.9
11Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company296199.9
12Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company311699.9
133 Fonteinen Hommage 3 Fonteinen51499.9
14Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)85899.9
15Prairie Artisan Ales Pirate Bomb! Prairie Artisan Ales31799.9
16Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.97399.9
17Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company96899.9
18Bells HopslamBells Brewery274299.9
19Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing/Lost Abbey88399.9
20Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)14499.9
21Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller154299.9
22Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company225299.9
23Struise Black AlbertDe Struise Brouwers143099.9
24Cantillon Cuvée FlorianCantillon12999.9
25Avery Uncle Jacob’s StoutAvery Brewing Company36699.9


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 Company21999.2
2DC Brau Penn Quarter PorterDC Brau Brewing Company19796.6
3Bluejacket Forbidden PlanetBluejacket3595.7
4Bluejacket / Intangible Ales Gene Turns 10kBluejacket3995.6
5James E. Pepper 1776 American Brown Ale Georgetown Trading Company2395.6
6DC Brau Alpha Domina MellisDC Brau Brewing Company2394.8
7DC Brau The CorruptionDC Brau Brewing Company28994.2
8DC Brau / Oskar Blues Smells Like FreedomDC Brau Brewing Company1794
9DC Brau For OthersDC Brau Brewing Company1093.9
10DC Brau / Stillwater Middle-Name: DangerDC Brau Brewing Company1393.8
11Bluejacket Mexican RadioBluejacket3492.6
12DC Brau / Baxter Daughters of PoseidonDC Brau Brewing Company2992.2
133 Stars Pandemic Breakfast Porter3 Stars Brewing Company3092.1
14Bluejacket / Intangible Ales Travlr’s 12kBluejacket2992
15DC Brau Barrel Aged Penn Quarter Porter (Catoctin Creek Rye Whiskey)DC Brau Brewing Company3391.1
16Atlas Brew Works NSFWAtlas Brew Works1491
17Bluejacket / Intangible Ales Travlr’s 11kBluejacket2890.9
18Bluejacket Lost WeekendBluejacket3090.4
19DC Brau The PublicDC Brau Brewing Company24590
20Bluejacket / Brooklyn / New Belgium Rheinard de VosBluejacket1789.6
21Right Proper Kick.Kick.SnareRight Proper Brewing Company989.6
22DC Brau / Stillwater NATASDC Brau Brewing Company2689.5
23Right Proper OrnetteRight Proper Brewing Company2189.5
24DC Brau Solar AbyssDC Brau Brewing Company989.3
253 Stars Ebony & Ivory3 Stars Brewing Company1588.3

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Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
The Lagunitas 420 Fiesta: The Waldos’ Special Ale DC Debut & So Much More!   Washington  4/20/2015 
The Firestone Walker Full Portfolio Release Party: 13 Classic, Reserve, Vintagel & Rare Brews On Tap   Washington  4/23/2015 
20 Beers for 20 Years: Heavy Seas 20th Anniversary Takeover + Meet & Greet with Founder Hugh Sisson!   Washington  4/29/2015 
SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience   Washington  6/5/2015 

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Looking for great beer near you? Check out these stores recommended by other beer enthusiasts like you.
  Place  City  Phone 
Birch & Barley   Washington  () 202 567-2576 
ChurchKey   Washington  (202) 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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