Reader's Choice: Best Beers of 2018 | Craft Beer & Brewing

Reader's Choice: Best Beers of 2018

The results are in! We asked our readers to pick their best beers of 2018. From new and hazy IPAs to classic saisons and stouts read on to see if your favorite made the list.

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About Our Reader’s Choice Lists
In August 2018 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.

Here's what readers selected as their Best Beers of 2018.
(2017 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 (4)
  4. Guinness Extra Stout (5)
  5. Samuel Adams Boston Lager (25)
  6. Founders All Day IPA (11)
  7. Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale (28)
  8. Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout (22)
  9. Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA (3)
  10. Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout (13)
  11. Founders Breakfast Stout (14)
  12. Ballast Point Sculpin IPA (7)
  13. Cigar City Jai Alai IPA (18)
  14. Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA (8)
  15. Allagash White (new)
  16. The Alchemist Heady Topper IPA (6)
  17. Deschutes Black Butte Porter (new)
  18. Brasserie Dupont Saison Dupont (15)
  19. Stone Arrogant Bastard (42)
  20. WeldWerks Juicy Bits IPA (new)
  21. Pilsner Urquell Pilsner (27)
  22. Founders Backwoods Bastard (new)
  23. Toppling Goliath Pseudo Sue (new)
  24. Tree House Julius IPA (17)
  25. Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA (36)
  26. New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale (41)
  27. Lagunitas IPA (30)
  28. Sierra Nevada Celebration (new)
  29. Stone IPA (12)
  30. New Holland Dragon’s Milk Stout (9)
  31. Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale (24)
  32. Unibroue La Fin Du Monde (44)
  33. Firestone Walker Pivo Pils (21)
  34. Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing (new)
  35. Bell’s Brewery Hopslam IIPA (45)
  36. Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout (26)
  37. North Coast Old Rasputin Stout (16)
  38. Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA (23)
  39. Maine Beer Company Lunch IPA (50)
  40. Brasserie d’Orval Orval (32)
  41. Russian River Blind Pig (new)
  42. Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA (new)
  43. Fat Heads Head Hunter IPA (new)
  44. Three Floyds Zombie Dust Pale Ale (10)
  45. Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion IPA (47)
  46. The Alchemist Focal Banger (new)
  47. Victory Prima Pils (38)
  48. Odell IPA (19)
  49. Rogue Dead Guy (new)
  50. Odell Myrcenary (new)

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