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2012's Best New Releases



These are the best new releases of 2012. Congratulations to all our winners. This list evenly weights weighted overall and style scores. Notes: All beers listed are awarded RateBeer Best 2013 Gold Medals.

  beer  brewer  city  state  country 
   1  Hill Farmstead Ann    Hill Farmstead Brewery    Greensboro   Vermont    USA   award  
   2  New Glarus Serendipity    New Glarus Brewing Company    New Glarus   Wisconsin    USA   award  
   3  Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #2    Hill Farmstead Brewery    Greensboro   Vermont    USA   award  
   4  Hill Farmstead Mimosa     Hill Farmstead Brewery    Greensboro   Vermont    USA   award  
   5  Hill Farmstead Susan    Hill Farmstead Brewery    Greensboro   Vermont    USA   award  
   6  Hill Farmstead Biere de Norma    Hill Farmstead Brewery    Greensboro   Vermont    USA   award  
   7  Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break    Evil Twin Brewing    Copenhagen / Brooklyn   -    Denmark    award  
   8  Hill Farmstead What Is Enlightenment?    Hill Farmstead Brewery    Greensboro   Vermont    USA   award  
   9  Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #5    Hill Farmstead Brewery    Greensboro   Vermont    USA   award  
   10  Hill Farmstead Jimmy    Hill Farmstead Brewery    Greensboro   Vermont    USA   award  
   11  Firestone Walker 16 (XVI Sixteenth Anniversary Ale)    Firestone Walker Brewing Co.    Paso Robles   California    USA   award  
   12  Cigar City Pilot Series Miami Madness    Cigar City Brewing    Tampa   Florida    USA   award  
   13  Maine Beer MO    Maine Beer Company    Portland   Maine    USA   award  
   14  Russian River Row 2/Hill 56    Russian River Brewing    Santa Rosa   California    USA   award  
   15  Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA    Firestone Walker Brewing Co.    Paso Robles   California    USA   award  
   16  Cigar City Imperial Sweet Stout - Cognac Barrel Aged    Cigar City Brewing    Tampa   Florida    USA   award  
   17  Cigar City Moat Water    Cigar City Brewing    Tampa   Florida    USA   award  
   18  Surly Wet 2012    Surly Brewing Company    Brooklyn Center   Minnesota    USA   award  
   19  Cigar City Leon    Cigar City Brewing    Tampa   Florida    USA   award  
   20  Hill Farmstead/Alchemist Walden    Hill Farmstead Brewery    Greensboro   Vermont    USA   award  
   21  Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #3    Hill Farmstead Brewery    Greensboro   Vermont    USA   award  
   22  To Øl Sort Mælk    To Øl    Copenhagen   -    Denmark    award  
   23  Tired Hands HopHands    Tired Hands Brewing Company    Ardmore   Pennsylvania    USA   award  
   24  Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 4)    Hill Farmstead Brewery    Greensboro   Vermont    USA   award  
   25  Stone Ruination 10th Anniversary IPA    Stone Brewing Co.    Escondido   California    USA   award  
   26  Tired Hands/Hill Farmstead Delicado    Tired Hands Brewing Company    Ardmore   Pennsylvania    USA   award  
   27  Williamsburg AleWerks Bitter Valentine    Williamsburg AleWerks    Williamsburg   Virginia    USA   award  
   28  Mikkeller Mexas Ranger     Mikkeller    Copenhagen   -    Denmark    award  
   29  Stone Enjoy By IPA    Stone Brewing Co.    Escondido   California    USA   award  
   30  The Bruery Fruet    The Bruery    Placentia   California    USA   award  
   31  Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic    Southampton Publick House    Southampton   New York    USA   award  
   32  Hill Farmstead Columbus Single Hop Pale Ale    Hill Farmstead Brewery    Greensboro   Vermont    USA   award  
   33  Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn Double IPA    Pipeworks Brewing Company    Chicago   Illinois    USA   award  
   34  Peg’s G.O.O.D. RareR DOS    Peg’s Cantina    Gulfport   Florida    USA   award  
   35  Pizza Port Bagby’s Last Stand    Pizza Port (Carlsbad)    Carlsbad   California    USA   award  
   36  Russian River Toronado 25th Anniversary    Russian River Brewing    Santa Rosa   California    USA   award  
   37  Gänstaller-Bräu Green Gold IPA (104 Germany Meets USA)    Gänstaller-Bräu (Drei Kronen)    Hallerndorf-Schnaid   Bavaria    Germany    award  
   38  Three Floyds Rye’d da Lightning    Three Floyds Brewing Company    Munster   Indiana    USA   award  
   39  De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010    De Dolle Brouwers    Diksmuide   -    Belgium    award  
   40  Maine Beer King Titus    Maine Beer Company    Portland   Maine    USA   award  
   41  Three Floyds Rye Da Tiger    Three Floyds Brewing Company    Munster   Indiana    USA   award  
   42  Schlafly Tasmanian IPA    Saint Louis Brewery    Maplewood   Missouri    USA   award  
   43  Stillwater Beer Table - Table Beer    Stillwater Artisanal    Baltimore   Maryland    USA   award  
   44  Avery Uncle Jacob’s Stout    Avery Brewing Company    Boulder   Colorado    USA   award  
   45  Great Lakes Brewing 25th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA    Great Lakes Brewing (Ontario)    Etobicoke   Ontario    Canada    award  
   46  Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Cherry Rye Barrel     Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)    Chicago   Illinois    USA   award  
   47  Stillwater Debauched Brunello Barrel Aged    Stillwater Artisanal    Baltimore   Maryland    USA   award  
   48  Cigar City / Swamp Head Cognac Barrel-aged Church on a Hill    Cigar City Brewing    Tampa   Florida    USA   award  
   49  Tired Hands The Light That Spills Out Of The Hole In Your Head    Tired Hands Brewing Company    Ardmore   Pennsylvania    USA   award  
   50  Hill Farmstead Life Without Principle #1     Hill Farmstead Brewery    Greensboro   Vermont    USA   award  
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