About RateBeer

RateBeer.com is widely recognized as the most in-depth, accurate, and one of the most-visited source for beer information. RateBeer is a world site for craft beer enthusiasts and is dedicated to serving the entire craft beer community through beer education, promotion and outreach. RateBeer is a consumer-driven Web site and we strive to remain unbiased in our ratings and editorial content.

Since May 2000, RateBeer has remained an active forum for beer lovers to come together and share opinions of beers, and beer retailers in a free environment. Established and maintained by dedicated volunteers, RateBeer has become the premier resource for consumer-driven beer ratings, features on beer culture and industry events, weekly beer-related editorials, and an internationally recognized, annual RateBeer Best competition. A vibrant community of hundreds of thousands of members from more than 100 countries have rated hundreds of thousands of different beers around the world.

As of October 2016, ZX Ventures, AB InBev's global growth and innovation division, has taken a minority interest in RateBeer. This investment is supporting the further improvement of our users experience, allowing us to make significant improvements to the site we were unable to accomplish without financial support. We are now more than ever dedicated to continuing in our mission to provide unbiased, consumer-driven information about beer and breweries, and to enhance the image and worldwide appreciation of beer.


Joseph Tucker
Executive Director: Joseph Tucker
Joe Tucker runs the site from Portland, Oregon in the United States. His professional calling has been the application of social science to building more user-focused Internet and software applications. He has worked on projects for CNET, CNET-International, Microsoft, T-Mobil (Germany), Hewlett Packard, Toyota, Intel, Sony-Europe and other companies around the globe.

RateBeer's true workhorses are the 150+ worldwide administrators who keep our data quality the finest in the industry. All our compliments to their assiduous, important work.

Our Mission

RateBeer is a community of beer enthusiasts dedicated to the pursuit and appreciation of good beer. Our mission is to continue to serve the craft beer community as the premier resource for unbiased, consumer-driven information about beer and breweries worldwide and to enhance the image and worldwide appreciation of beer by:
  1. Providing a forum for beer enthusiasts to share their opinions of the beers they are drinking, discuss beer and brewing, and discover new beers and breweries;
  2. Encouraging our members to support and promote their favorite brewers and retailers of craft beers;
  3. Conducting targeted outreach to brewers, distributors, and retailers; and

Our Business Address

RateBeer LLC
2711 Centerville Road, Suite 400
Wilmington, Delaware 19808
United States

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