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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 Rochefort4229100
2Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1726100
3St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij363599.9
4Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Co.278799.9
5Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)237799.9
6Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company283399.9
7Alchemist Heady TopperThe Alchemist101699.9
8Bells HopslamBells Brewery257399.9
9Struise PannepotDe Struise Brouwers174899.9
10Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)73099.9
11North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company29099.9
12Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller135199.9
13Three Floyds Zombie DustThree Floyds Brewing Company96199.9
14Perennial Barrel Aged AbraxasPerennial Artisan Ales10399.9
15North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company363199.9
163 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage (all from 2002-*)3 Fonteinen45899.9
17Port Brewing Older ViscosityPort Brewing/Lost Abbey96399.9
18Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery200399.9
19North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company96999.9
20Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing108299.9
21Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged BORIS The Crusher Hoppin’ Frog Brewery82499.9
22De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Wild Turkey)Brouwerij de Molen35199.9
23Avery Uncle Jacob’s StoutAvery Brewing Company26799.9
24Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing50999.9
25Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales31699.9


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 Company16399.3
2DC Brau Penn Quarter PorterDC Brau Brewing Company15196.6
3DC Brau The CorruptionDC Brau Brewing Company21195.2
4DC Brau For OthersDC Brau Brewing Company1093.9
5DC Brau / Stillwater Middle-Name: DangerDC Brau Brewing Company1393.8
6Bluejacket Forbidden PlanetBluejacket1792.9
7DC Brau The PublicDC Brau Brewing Company19791.2
8Atlas Brew Works NSFWAtlas Brew Works1391
9DC Brau Barrel Aged Penn Quarter Porter (Catoctin Creek Rye Whiskey)DC Brau Brewing Company3290.6
103 Stars Pandemic Breakfast Porter3 Stars Brewing Company2190.5
11Atlas Brew Works RowdyAtlas Brew Works2087
12DC Brau / SKA / Pietasters Taster’s ChoiceDC Brau Brewing Company1686.9
13Bluejacket Mexican RadioBluejacket1586.8
14DC Brau / Union Craft Yonder CitiesDC Brau Brewing Company1386.7
15DC Brau The Everyday JunglistDC Brau Brewing Company1886.4
16DC Brau / Right Proper Bête NoireDC Brau Brewing Company1386.3
17District ChopHouse Bourbon StoutChopHouse & Brewery D.C. (owned by Rock Bottom)7086.2
18DC Brau Alpha Domina MellisDC Brau Brewing Company1186.2
19Bluejacket Lost WeekendBluejacket1685.8
20DC Brau Deus Ex MachinaDC Brau Brewing Company1285.1
21DC Brau / Epic Fermentation Without RepresentationDC Brau Brewing Company1384.7
22DC Brau / Stillwater Exquisite CorpseDC Brau Brewing Company1284.5
233 Stars Two To The Dome3 Stars Brewing Company1380.4
24DC Brau / Stillwater NATASDC Brau Brewing Company1679.6
25District ChopHouse Oatmeal StoutChopHouse & Brewery D.C. (owned by Rock Bottom)6379.5

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Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Tap your Inner Outlaw   Washington  4/22/2014 
History & Hops Celebrates DC Brau’s 3rd Anniversary!    Washington  4/24/2014 
Bell’s Meet the Brewer Night with Zeke Bogan: Draft & Cask Party + DC Debut of Rare Bell’s Brews!   Washington  4/24/2014 
Heurich House’s Innaugural Frühlingsfest      4/26/2014 
The Ultimate Funkwerks Beer & Food Experience!   Washington  5/5/2014 
SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience   Washington  5/9/2014 
Smuttynose SAVOR After Party   Washington DC  5/9/2014 
SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience   Washington  5/10/2014 
DC Annual Epic Sour Tasting      5/17/2014 

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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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