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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.
1Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4382100
2Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2432100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2389100
4Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1802100
5Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial StoutCigar City Brewing795100
6Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2013Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)173100
7St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij374499.9
8Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company286499.9
9Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company289599.9
10Bells HopslamBells Brewery261399.9
11Struise PannepotDe Struise Brouwers181899.9
12Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.91399.9
13Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company92999.9
14Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)76999.9
153 Fonteinen Hommage 3 Fonteinen48499.9
16North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company32099.9
17Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller141499.9
18Evil Twin Double Barrel JesusEvil Twin Brewing3799.9
19Perennial Barrel Aged AbraxasPerennial Artisan Ales13699.9
20North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company370799.9
21Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2001/2003-Present (18%)Dogfish Head Brewery212699.9
22Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company166099.9
23Mikkeller Beer Geek BreakfastMikkeller201999.9
243 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage (all from 2002-*)3 Fonteinen46999.9
25Port Brewing Older ViscosityPort Brewing/Lost Abbey98899.9


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 Company18399.2
2DC Brau Penn Quarter PorterDC Brau Brewing Company17096.8
3DC Brau The CorruptionDC Brau Brewing Company23994.5
4DC Brau For OthersDC Brau Brewing Company1093.9
5Bluejacket Forbidden PlanetBluejacket2193.9
6DC Brau / Stillwater Middle-Name: DangerDC Brau Brewing Company1393.8
7Atlas Brew Works NSFWAtlas Brew Works1491
8DC Brau The PublicDC Brau Brewing Company20890.9
9DC Brau Barrel Aged Penn Quarter Porter (Catoctin Creek Rye Whiskey)DC Brau Brewing Company3290.6
10Bluejacket / Intangible Ales Gene Turns 10kBluejacket1090.6
113 Stars Pandemic Breakfast Porter3 Stars Brewing Company2190.5
12DC Brau / Baxter Daughters of PoseidonDC Brau Brewing Company2289
13Bluejacket Lost WeekendBluejacket2388.5
14DC Brau / Stillwater NATASDC Brau Brewing Company2488.1
15DC Brau / SKA / Pietasters Taster’s ChoiceDC Brau Brewing Company1686.9
16Bluejacket Mexican RadioBluejacket2086.9
17DC Brau / Right Proper Bête NoireDC Brau Brewing Company1286.3
18DC Brau Alpha Domina MellisDC Brau Brewing Company1086.2
19District ChopHouse Bourbon StoutChopHouse & Brewery D.C. (owned by Rock Bottom)7186
20Atlas Brew Works RowdyAtlas Brew Works2885.7
21DC Brau / Union Craft Yonder CitiesDC Brau Brewing Company1285.5
223 Stars Ebony & Ivory3 Stars Brewing Company1285.2
23DC Brau The Everyday JunglistDC Brau Brewing Company2484.9
24DC Brau / Epic Fermentation Without RepresentationDC Brau Brewing Company1384.7
25DC Brau / Stillwater Exquisite CorpseDC Brau Brewing Company1284.5

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Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
"Jerk the Belles" with 3 Star & Jerkface Jerky   Washington  8/21/2014 
Shiner Beer’s Barbecue & Meet the Brewer   Washington  8/21/2014 
Solidarity Session IPA Tasting   Washington  8/21/2014 
Heavy Seas’ Red Sky Firkin Party   Washington  8/21/2014 
Brewing with Bugs   Washington  8/21/2014 
History and Hops with Mad Fox Brewing   Washington  8/21/2014 
Heavy Seas Tap Takeover   Washington  8/21/2014 
Vintage Brew!   Washington  8/21/2014 
Devil’s Backbone Tap Takeover and Rappahannock Oyster Fest   Washington  8/21/2014 
10 A Rogue Spirit: DC Beer Week Event   Washington  8/21/2014 
11 Rocky Mountain High: Colorado Joint Beer Event   Washington  8/21/2014 
12 Texas Night with Shiner   Washington  8/22/2014 
13 Brewhaha   Washington  8/22/2014 
14 The (Most) Local Craft Brew Fest and Beer Garden   Washington  8/22/2014 
15 Michigan’s Mighty Fine Beer   Washington  8/22/2014 
16 The Siren Craft Brew Extravaganza: Over a Dozen Cutting Edge British Ales from Bottle & Tap!   Washington  8/22/2014 
17 We Can Brew It: Getting Women into Beer   Washington  8/23/2014 
18 Total Tap Takeover & Pumpkin Hunters Release Party   Washington  8/23/2014 
19 Brewery Tour & Growler Ride   Washington  8/23/2014 
20 Great Lakes Brewery Beer and Brats Brunch   Washington  8/23/2014 

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