Best in Beer Readers’ Choice: Top 50 Beers of 2020

Here are the top 50 beers of 2020, as voted on by the readers of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine®.

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How Are Readers’ Choice Lists Determined?

We polled thousands of our magazine and newsletter subscribers and asked you for everything from your favorite beers and favorite breweries to what hops you love to brew with. The results of that poll are presented here under the headers labeled “Readers’ Choice.” To make it easy to follow, we’ve placed all of the Readers’ Choice categories on this bright yellow background.

(2019 rank is listed in parentheses)

1. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (2)
2. Bell’s Brewery Two Hearted IPA (1)
3. Russian River Pliny the Elder IIPA (3)
4. Guinness Extra Stout (11)
5. Allagash White (8)
6. Brasserie Dupont Saison Dupont (6)
7. Founders All Day IPA (10)
8. Cigar City Jai Alai IPA (14)
9. Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing (4)
10. Founders Breakfast Stout (9)
11. Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout (5)
12. Pilsner Urquell (41)
13. Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout (7)
14. Samuel Adams Boston Lager (12)
15. Toppling Goliath Pseudo Sue (13)
16. New Belgium Voodoo Ranger (40)
17. The Alchemist Heady Topper IPA (17)
18. WeldWerks Juicy Bits IPA (18)
19. Three Floyds Zombie Dust Pale Ale (19)
20. Firestone Walker Pivo Pils (31)
21. Sierra Nevada Torpedo (43)
22. Tree House Julius IPA (21)
23. Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA (new)
24. New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale (37)
25. Toppling Goliath King Sue (23)
26. Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale (new)
27. Stone IPA (33)
28. Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout (29)
29. Brasserie d’Orval Orval (20)
30. Yuengling Traditional Lager (30)
31. Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA (32)
32. Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale (22)
33. Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier (47)
34. The Alchemist Focal Banger (34)
35. North Coast Old Rasputin Stout (16)
36. Samuel Adams Octoberfest (new)
37. Deschutes Black Butte Porter (25)
38. Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA (48)
39. Half Acre Daisy Cutter (new)
40. Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA (38)
41. Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter (36)
42. Russian River Blind Pig (28)
43. Sierra Nevada Celebration (15)
44. Bell’s Brewery Hopslam (new)
45. Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA (27)
46. Fat Head’s Head Hunter (new)
47. Fremont Lush (new)
48. Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout (50)
49. Bierstadt Lagerhaus Slow Pour Pils (new)
50. Old Nation M-43 IPA (46)

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