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RateBeer Best 2007 -- AWARD RESULTS -- FINAL


January 22, 2007

(Santa Rosa, CA) Over one million times, RateBeer.com beer reviewers worldwide have raised a glass to review a new beer. We've tallied their scores and the exciting results are now in.

As it has been for the last 6 years, RateBeer Best was again the largest beer competition in the world -- over 1 million reviews of 59,000 beers from over 7300 brewers worldwide were tallied. A particular emphasis was placed on tastings from the last nine months. Additionally, brewpubs, bottle shops, restaurants and bars around the world were awarded prizes. Cheers to all the winners and to everyone who keeps the magical world of craft beer growing!

* EXPERIENCED REVIEWERS
Strongly supported by solid tasting experience: Even though the competition judging is fairly open to all consumers, the vast majority of ratings, 88%, were submitted by persons with over 100 tastings reported.

* WORLDWIDE
Limited American bias: Of the top 20 master raters, each with over 3400 ratings, only 25% are American.

* INDEPENDENT
RateBeer Best is a beer competition unique in its independence -- it is not supported by big brewers and distributors

* REAL SAMPLES
Unlike other beer contests, the emphasis was placed on tasting commercial samples -- not special batches prepared for festivals.

Press contact: Joe Tucker, President, RateBeer, LLC. +1 (302) 476-2337.

THE BEST BEERS IN THE WORLD - OVERALL
The best 100 beers in the world as rated by tens of thousands of our worldwide tasters. All beers listed are gold medal winners

THE BEST BEERS IN THE WORLD BY STYLE CATEGORY
All beers listed are gold medal winners. (Note: In some instances the displayed scores are equal for beers of different places. This is not an error. Our calculations simply render much greater detail than we can display.)

THE BEST BREWERS IN THE WORLD
All brewers listed are gold medal winners. (The total number of brewers in our contest is 5,836. The 100 listed represent the top 1.7% of all brewers -- the creme de la creme or world brewing; a greater percentage of the population qualifies as genius for comparison.)

BEST BEERS BY COUNTRY
All beers listed; gold, silver and bronze medal winners. Ratings are by RateBeer representatives living in each country tasting the beers available there. Only countries with adequate representation are listed below.

Belgium - Best beers
Canada - Best beers
Denmark - Best beers
England - Best beers
The Netherlands - Best beers
Sweden - Best beers
United States - Best beers


BEER PLACES
Rated by RateBeer locals and those RateBeer representatives traveling to these destinations from outside the country. U.S. places awarded gold, silver, and bronze, except homebrew shops.

BEST BEER BARS
BEST BREWPUBS
BEST BEER RETAILERS
BEST RESTAURANTS FOR BEER