The RateBeer 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 Rochefort4809100
2Bell's Expedition StoutBell’s Brewery3068100
3Westvleteren 12 (XII)Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus3408100
4Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2759100
5Westvleteren Extra 8Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus2059100
6Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company3345100
7Bell's HopslamBell’s Brewery2616100
8Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery1641100
9Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)955100
10Prairie Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales1133100
11Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel NoirPrairie Artisan Ales343100
12Cigar City Marshal Zhukov's Imperial StoutCigar City Brewing833100
13Cigar City Marshal Zhukov's Penultimate PushCigar City Brewing141100
14Prairie Bomb! - Barrel AgedPrairie Artisan Ales171100
15Cloudwater DIPA - v13Cloudwater Brew Co136100
16North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company4026100
17Rodenbach AlexanderBrouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)796100
18Mikkeller Beer Geek BreakfastMikkeller2428100
19Firestone Walker SucabaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)889100
20Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery2508100
21Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing988100
22Hill Farmstead SusanHill Farmstead Brewery339100
23Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla ShakeMikkeller731100
24Bissell Brothers SwishBissell Brothers Brewing Company93100
25Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Regal Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)184100


1Bluejacket Whiskey Barrel-Aged Double Mexican RadioBluejacket2599
2DC Brau On the Wings of ArmageddonDC Brau Brewing Company28099
3Right Proper Kick.Kick.SnareRight Proper Brewing Company2698
4DC Brau Solar AbyssDC Brau Brewing Company3798
5Right Proper Diamonds, Fur Coat, ChampagneRight Proper Brewing Company2898
6DC Brau / Oskar Blues Smells Like FreedomDC Brau Brewing Company3498
7James E. Pepper 1776 American Brown Ale Georgetown Trading Company8997
8Bluejacket Forbidden PlanetBluejacket5897
9Bluejacket WallflowerBluejacket2796
103 Stars Starsky and Dutch3 Stars Brewing Company1996
11Bluejacket Mexican RadioBluejacket6196
12Bluejacket / Intangible Ales Gene Turns 10kBluejacket5996
13Right Proper The Lubitsch TouchRight Proper Brewing Company2796
14Bluejacket / Brooklyn / New Belgium Rheinard de VosBluejacket2695
15DC Brau Alpha Domina MellisDC Brau Brewing Company2395
16Atlas Brew Works NSFWAtlas Brew Works2495
17Bluejacket Turning RoadBluejacket1795
18Bluejacket A Little Golden GemBluejacket2895
19Bluejacket Lost WeekendBluejacket5795
20DC Brau Penn Quarter PorterDC Brau Brewing Company23295
21Bluejacket FurtherBluejacket994
22Right Proper Bird of PassageRight Proper Brewing Company1294
23Bluejacket P.X. Sherry Barrel-Aged High Society 2016Bluejacket994
24Bluejacket Judge RubyBluejacket1594
25DC Brau / Union Craft Yonder CitiesDC Brau Brewing Company2194

Local Users


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
The RAR & Civil Society Pulp Friction Party at ChurchKey
Washington 11/29/2017
ChurchKey Presents… The Founders CBS 2017 DC Release Party
Washington 12/1/2017
The Founders Brewing Company Tasting Menu
Washington 12/1/2017
Washington 12/1/2017
The 2nd Annual Prairie Artisan Ales Extravaganza + Bluejacket Collab Release!
Washington 12/6/2017
The Prairie Artisan Ales Extravaganza Tasting Menu
Washington 12/6/2017
1% For The Planet: Maine Beer Company & AMC Happy Hour
Washington 12/14/2017
The Night(s) Before Christmas w/ Hardywood Park GBS
Washington 12/21/2017

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Looking for great beer near you? Check out these stores recommended by other beer enthusiasts like you.
The Sovereign
Washington () (202) 774-5875
Birch & Barley
Washington () 202 567-2576
ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar
Washington () 202-986-3795
Washington (202) 202 567-2576
EatBar DC
Washington () 202-847-4827