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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.
1Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company709100
2Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2048100
3Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial StoutThree Floyds Brewing Company1743100
4Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial StoutCigar City Brewing864100
5AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2594100
6Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery827100
7Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2830100
8Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller157999.9
9Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.100299.9
10Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)88499.9
11Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company316599.9
12Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company226299.9
13Funky Buddha Morning WoodFunky Buddha Brewery1699.9
14Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)19499.9
15Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company98399.9
16Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)263499.9
17Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey88999.9
18Prairie Pirate Bomb! Prairie Artisan Ales36399.9
19Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company300299.9
20Bells HopslamBells Brewery276099.9
21Struise Black AlbertDe Struise Brouwers146099.9
22Cantillon Cuvée FlorianCantillon14199.9
23Firestone Walker 18 (XVIII Eighteenth Anniversary Ale) Firestone Walker Brewing Co.16199.9
24Mikkeller Beer Geek BreakfastMikkeller220899.9
25Cantillon Lou Pepe Pure KriekCantillon90499.9


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 Company23299
2James E. Pepper 1776 American Brown Ale Georgetown Trading Company3098.4
3DC Brau Solar AbyssDC Brau Brewing Company1798
4DC Brau / Oskar Blues Smells Like FreedomDC Brau Brewing Company3497.5
5Right Proper Diamonds, Fur Coat, ChampagneRight Proper Brewing Company1097
6Bluejacket Forbidden PlanetBluejacket4196.7
7Right Proper Kick.Kick.SnareRight Proper Brewing Company1396.3
8Bluejacket / Intangible Ales Gene Turns 10kBluejacket4396.3
9DC Brau Penn Quarter PorterDC Brau Brewing Company20696.2
10Bluejacket Mexican RadioBluejacket4295.4
11DC Brau Alpha Domina MellisDC Brau Brewing Company2394.8
12Bluejacket Lost WeekendBluejacket3894.5
13Right Proper The Lubitsch TouchRight Proper Brewing Company1594.1
14DC Brau For OthersDC Brau Brewing Company1093.9
15Bluejacket / Brooklyn / New Belgium Rheinard de VosBluejacket1893.8
16DC Brau / Stillwater Middle-Name: DangerDC Brau Brewing Company1393.8
17DC Brau The CorruptionDC Brau Brewing Company31593.5
18DC Brau / Stillwater NATASDC Brau Brewing Company2793.3
19Bluejacket / Intangible Ales Travlr’s 12kBluejacket3093.3
20Bluejacket A Little Golden GemBluejacket1492.9
21Right Proper OrnetteRight Proper Brewing Company2592.8
223 Stars Pandemic Breakfast Porter3 Stars Brewing Company3592.7
23Right Proper Scott 5Right Proper Brewing Company1192.4
24Bluejacket / Intangible Ales Travlr’s 11kBluejacket2992.3
25Bluejacket SpectreBluejacket2792.3

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 TravlrWashington 15853
 argo0 12111
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Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
DC Local Gathering   Washington  8/1/2015 
Men in Tights Mead Day Ren Faire at The Black Squirrel, Saturday, August 1st   Washington  8/1/2015 
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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