beverages The Best American Beers  

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List of the best American beers includes some of the best microbrews and widely distributed beers from the US. While Europeans boast tradition and history through their brewing styles and conventions, America boasts pride through audacity, strength, and sheer mass of numbers. Beer is as American as baseball, as football...one could even say that beer is as American as America. Here we have compiled, for your viewing and voting pleasure, the top American brews list. 

American beers are as diverse as their people, with favorites like Anchor Brewery's Anchor Steam beer having as low as 4.8 abv, to brews with obscenely high alcohol content such as Bruery's Chocolate Rain, which boasts a whopping 19.5 abv. Most craft beers in America rank high in alcohol content, seeming to say something of the attitude of Americans in general.

What are your favorite American beers? Many have not been included in this list since the massive amounts of diverse beers would literally drown the page, though users are free to add their favorite beers from America to the list of greatest American beers. So what makes a good American beer? How does American brewing compare to European beers? Favorite types of beer vary greatly, but which American type appeals to the major populace? Submit and vote to turn your opinion into fact!

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Anchor Brewery Steam Beer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Beers

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Anchor Brewery Liberty Ale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Beers

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Lagunitas IPA India Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Beers

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Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best American Beers

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Stone IPA is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Beers
Stone IPA 6.7% alcohol

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Stone Brewing Co. Arrogant Bas... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Beers

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Rogue Dead Guy Ale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Beers
Rogue Dead Guy Ale 6.5% alcohol

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Stone Brewing Co. Ruination IP... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Beers

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Deschutes Brewery Black Butte ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Beers

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Beers

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Alaskan Amber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Beers
Alaskan Amber 5% alcohol

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Beers

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Big Sky Brewing Moose Drool is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Beers

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The Alchemist Heady Topper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Beers

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Deschutes Brewery Mirror Pond ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Beers

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Lagunitas Pils is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Beers

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IP... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Beers

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Fat Tire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Beers
Lindley39 added Fat Tire

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Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Beers

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Ballast Point Sulpin IPA is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Beers

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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Beers

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Brother Thelonious Belgian Sty... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Beers

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New Belgium 1554 Enlightened B... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Beers

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Founders Harvest Ale is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best American Beers

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Stone Brewing Co. Levitation A... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best American Beers

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Russian River Supplication is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best American Beers

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Minnesota Brewing Company Ambe... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best American Beers

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Harpoon IPA is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best American Beers

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Manny's Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best American Beers
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Le Merle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best American Beers

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Elysian Immortal Ipa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best American Beers
GoldenBoy added Elysian Immortal Ipa

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Full Sail Amber Ale is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best American Beers
GoldenBoy added Full Sail Amber Ale 5.5

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Surly CynicAle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best American Beers

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Deschutes Jubelale Festive Win... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best American Beers

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Troegs Perpetual IPA is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best American Beers

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Mac & Jacks African Amber is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best American Beers
GoldenBoy added Mac & Jacks African Amber 6.52% alcohol

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Acme California Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best American Beers

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Mendocino Brewery White Hawk S... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best American Beers

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Victory Brewing Co. Brandywine... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best American Beers

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Samuel Adams Boston Ale is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best American Beers

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Mendocino Brewing Company Eye ... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best American Beers

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Lost Coast Brewery Great White is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best American Beers

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Bridgeport Brewery Amber is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best American Beers

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Oscar Blues G Knight is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best American Beers
GoldenBoy added Oscar Blues G Knight

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Pranqster Belgian Style Golden... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best American Beers

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Broadway Flying Dog Old Scratc... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best American Beers

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Brooklyn Green Market Wheat is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best American Beers

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Pyramid Hefeweizen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best American Beers
Pyramid Hefeweizen 5% alcohol

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Green Flash Rayon Vert is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best American Beers

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Lost Coast Brewery Alleycat Am... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best American Beers