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Best in Beer 2019 Readers' Choice: Who Brews It Best?

For our Best in Beer 2019 issue, we asked for your favorite brewers of eight different styles of beer. Here are the results.

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Each brewery's 2018 rank is listed in parentheses; a ( + ) means that it did not appear on last year's list.

Favorite Saison Brewer

1. Brasserie Dupont (1)
2. Hill Farmstead (5)
3. Boulevard (2)
4. Allagash (6)
5. Ommegang (3)
6. Funkwerks (4)
7. Jester King (7)
8. Side Project (13)
9. Sante Adairius (15)
10. Brewery Vivant (8)
11. Blackberry Farm (18)
12. Crooked Stave (1)
13. Jolly Pumpkin ( + )
14. Oxbow ( + )
15. Prairie Artisan Ales ( + )
16. New Belgium ( + )
17. Off Color ( + )
18. Goose Island (16)
19. Holy Mountain ( + )
20. Dogfish Head ( + )

Favorite Stout or Porter Brewer

1. Founders (1)
2. Guinness (2)
3. Left Hand (3)
4. Bell’s Brewery (7)
5. Goose Island (5)
6. North Coast (4)
7. Bottle Logic ( + )
8. Firestone Walker (12)
9. WeldWerks ( + )
10. Prairie Artisan Ales (15)
11. Toppling Goliath ( + )
12. Perennial ( + )
13. Tree House ( + )
14. Deschutes (6)
15. New Holland (8)
16. Samuel Smith ( + )
17. Stone (10)
18. The Bruery (16)
19. Alesmith (9)
20. Fremont (18)

Favorite Abbey-Style Brewer

1. Ommegang (1)
2. Westvleteren (4)
3. Allagash (3)
4. Chimay (2)
5. New Belgium (7)
6. St. Bernardus (5)
7. Westmalle (6)
8. Rochefort (10)
9. The Lost Abbey (11)
10. Duvel (8)
11. Unibroue (9)
12. Boulevard (12)
13. Orval (18)
14. Avery (15)
15. La Trappe (14)
16. North Coast ( + )
17. Firestone Walker ( + )
18. Spencer ( + )
19. Taxman ( + )
20. Weyerbacher (19)

Favorite Pale Ale Brewer

1. Sierra Nevada (1)
2. Three Floyds (3)
3. Oskar Blues (2)
4. Toppling Goliath (8)
5. Hill Farmstead (7)
6. Half Acre ( + )
7. Trillium (4)
8. Bell’s Brewery (6)
9. Tree House (14)
10. Lagunitas (12)
11. New Belgium ( + )
12. Founders (9)
13. Deschutes (5)
14. Firestone Walker (10)
15. Maine Beer Co. (16)
16. New Glarus ( + )
17. Odell (13)
18. Summit (20)
19. Hop Butcher ( + )
20. Boulevard (11)

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Favorite Sour or Wild Ale Brewer

1. Jester King (2)
2. Crooked Stave (4)
3. Cantillon (1)
4. Jolly Pumpkin (3)
5. Side Project (10)
6. Russian River (7)
7. Wicked Weed (5)
8. Cascade (6)
9. The Bruery Terreux (11)
10. The Rare Barrel (8)
11. New Belgium (9)
12. Allagash (12)
13. 3 Fonteinen (19)
14. Casey Brewing & Blending (17)
15. Dogfish Head ( + )
16. de Garde (13)
17. Upland ( + )
18. Lindemanns ( + )
19. Hudson Valley ( + )
20. New Glarus (15)

Favorite Lager Brewer

1. Samuel Adams (1)
2. Jack’s Abby (2)
3. Bierstadt Lagerhaus (4)
4. Firestone Walker (3)
5. Yuengling (5)
6. Suarez Family (7)
7. Pilsner Urquel (6)
8. Brooklyn (13)
9. Dovetail ( + )
10. Founders (10)
11. Victory (11)
12. Wibby ( + )
13. Live Oak (14)
14. Chuckanut (12)
15. pFriem ( + )
16. Austin Beer Garden ( + )
17. Ayinger (20)
18. Hill Farmstead ( + )
19. Metropolitan ( + )
20. Notch ( + )

Favorite American IPA Brewer

1. Russian River (2)
2. Stone (1)
3. Bell’s Brewery (4)
4. Sierra Nevada (3)
5. Firestone Walker (7)
6. Ballast Point (8)
7. Tree House ( + )
8. Dogfish Head (5)
9. Lagunitas (6)
10. Founders (12)
11. The Alchemist ( + )
12. Odell (9)
13. Three Floyds ( + )
14. Cigar City (16)
15. Green Flash (11)
16. Surly (14)
17. Deschutes (19)
18. Maine Beer Co. (13)
19. Toppling Goliath ( + )
20. Half Acre (15)

Favorite Hazy IPA Brewer

1. Tree House (1)
2. Sierra Nevada (4)
3. Trillium (2)
4. The Alchemist (3)
5. WeldWerks (5)
6. Other Half (10)
7. Old Nation ( + )
8. Hop Butcher (11)
9. Hill Farmstead (8)
10. Modern Times (9)
11. Monkish (16)
12. New Belgium (12)
13. Bissell Brothers (13)
14. Firestone Walker ( + )
15. Great Notion (7)
16. Narrow Gauge ( + )
17. Revision ( + )
18. Bearded Iris ( + )
19. Bell’s Brewery ( + )
20. Outer Range ( + )

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