Best in Beer 2019 Readers' Choice: Best Beers of the Year

For our Best in Beer 2019 issue, we asked you to tell us your favorite beers—that's it. No qualifications, no multiple choice. Here's how you voted.

Readers of Craft Beer & Brewing Nov 15, 2019 - 4 min read

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(2018 rank is listed in parentheses)

1. Bell’s Brewery Two Hearted IPA (2)
2. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (1)
3. Russian River Pliny the Elder IIPA (3)
4. Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing (34)
5. Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout (10)
6. Brasserie Dupont Saison Dupont (18)
7. Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout (8)
8. Allagash White (15)
9. Founders Breakfast Stout (11)
10. Founders All Day IPA (6)
11. Guinness Extra Stout (4)
12. Samuel Adams Boston Lager (5)
13. Toppling Goliath Pseudo Sue (23)
14. Cigar City Jai Alai IPA (13)
15. Sierra Nevada Celebration (28)
16. North Coast Old Rasputin Stout (37)
17. The Alchemist Heady Topper IPA (16)
18. WeldWerks Juicy Bits IPA (20)
19. Three Floyds Zombie Dust Pale Ale (44)
20. Brasserie d’Orval Orval (40)
21. Tree House Julius IPA (24)
22. Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale (7)
23. Toppling Goliath King Sue (new)
24. Ballast Point Sculpin IPA (12)
25. Deschutes Black Butte Porter (17)
26. New Holland Dragon’s Milk Stout (30)
27. Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA (14)
28. Russian River Blind Pig (41)
29. Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout (new)
30. Yuengling Traditional Lager (new)
31. Firestone Walker Pivo Pils (33)
32. Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA (25)
33. Stone IPA (29)
34. The Alchemist Focal Banger (46)
35. Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA (new)
36. Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter (new)
37. New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale (26)
38. Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA (9)
39. Dogfish Head Sea Quench (new)
40. New Belgium Voodoo Ranger (new)
41. Pilsner Urquell Pilsner (21)
42. Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest (new)
43. Sierra Nevada Torpedo (new)
44. Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA (new)
45. Odell IPA (48)
46. Old Nation M-43 IPA (new)
47. Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier (new)
48. Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA (38)
49. Founders Backwoods Bastard (22)
50. Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout (36)

About Our Readers’ Choice Lists

In September 2019, we polled thousands of our magazine and newsletter subscribers and asked them for everything from their favorite beers and favorite breweries to what hops they love to brew with. The results of that poll are presented here under the headers labeled “Readers’ Choice.”

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