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 Rochefort5255100
2Bell’s Expedition StoutBell’s Brewery3182100
3Westvleteren 12 (XII)Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus3830100
4Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2868100
5Bell’s Black Note StoutBell’s Brewery937100
6Westvleteren Extra 8Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus2095100
7Bell’s HopslamBell’s Brewery2904100
8Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)1113100
9Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery1673100
10Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)957100
113 Fonteinen HommageBrouwerij 3 Fonteinen623100
123 Fonteinen Oude Geuze (Cuvée Armand & Gaston)Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen233100
13Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel2198100
14Prairie Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales1096100
15Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)691100
16Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel NoirPrairie Artisan Ales329100
17Prairie Bomb! - Barrel AgedPrairie Artisan Ales161100
18Cloudwater DIPA - v13Cloudwater Brew Co137100
19Rodenbach AlexanderBrouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)741100
20Selins Grove The Phoenix KriekSelins Grove Brewing Co.273100
21Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company2703100
22Mikkeller Beer Geek BreakfastMikkeller2439100
23Firestone Walker SucabaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)895100
24Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery2555100
25Cigar City Marshal Zhukov’s Penultimate PushCigar City Brewing102100


1DC Brau On the Wings of ArmageddonDC Brau Brewing Company27899
2DC Brau Solar AbyssDC Brau Brewing Company3798
3Right Proper Diamonds, Fur Coat, ChampagneRight Proper Brewing Company2698
4DC Brau / Oskar Blues Smells Like FreedomDC Brau Brewing Company3498
5James E. Pepper 1776 American Brown Ale Georgetown Trading Company8997
6Right Proper Kick.Kick.SnareRight Proper Brewing Company2097
7Bluejacket Forbidden PlanetBluejacket5897
8Bluejacket WallflowerBluejacket2796
93 Stars Starsky and Dutch3 Stars Brewing Company1896
10Bluejacket / Intangible Ales Gene Turns 10kBluejacket5996
11Right Proper The Lubitsch TouchRight Proper Brewing Company2796
12Bluejacket / Brooklyn / New Belgium Rheinard de VosBluejacket2795
13DC Brau Alpha Domina MellisDC Brau Brewing Company2495
14Atlas Brew Works NSFWAtlas Brew Works2495
15DC Brau Penn Quarter PorterDC Brau Brewing Company22895
16Bluejacket A Little Golden GemBluejacket2895
17Bluejacket Mexican RadioBluejacket5895
18Bluejacket Lost WeekendBluejacket5695
19Bluejacket FurtherBluejacket994
20Bluejacket P.X. Sherry Barrel-Aged High Society 2016Bluejacket994
21Right Proper Kodachrome Dream(ing)Right Proper Brewing Company1794
22DC Brau / Union Craft Yonder CitiesDC Brau Brewing Company2194
23Bluejacket Mexican Radio (Whiskey Barrel Aged)Bluejacket1894
24Bluejacket Wary FiendBluejacket2294
25DC Brau For OthersDC Brau Brewing Company1094

Local Users


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
The Schlafly Ibex Series: The Variant DC Release Party
Washington 6/28/2017
The Schlafly Tasting Menu at Birch & Barley
Washington 6/28/2017
Happy Birthday America, From The Sovereign
Washington 7/3/2017
The Sovereign’s Summer of Sour Series: American Solera DC Debut
Washington 7/5/2017
The Sovereign’s Summer Of Sour Series: Cantillon Part 1
Washington 7/12/2017
Tiempo De Fiesta at BBCK - A Spanish Tap Takeover + Estadio Collaboration!
Washington 7/13/2017
The Union Old Pro Hole-In-One Invitational
Washington 7/13/2017
The Firestone Walker Barrelworks Sour Beer Brunch
Washington 7/16/2017
The Sovereign’s Summer of Sour Series: Brouwerij Alvinne
Washington 7/19/2017
The Sovereign’s Belgian Independence Day Celebration: 1/2-Price Bottles!
Washington 7/21/2017
The Sovereign’s Summer of Sour Series: Cantillon Part 2
Washington 7/26/2017
The Sovereign’s Summer of Sour Series: Drie Fonteinen
Washington 8/2/2017
The Sovereign’s Summer of Sour Series: Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Washington 8/9/2017
The Sovereign’s Summer of Sour Series: Tilquin
Washington 8/16/2017

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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
Washington (202) 202 567-2576
EatBar DC
Washington () 202-847-4827
ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar
Washington () 202-986-3795