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The Best American Beers 

Bottoms Up
Updated October 12, 2018 4.9k votes 708 voters 24.3k views 60 items

List Rules Vote for the best American ales, stouts, and lagers

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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Samuel Adams Boston Lage... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Beers
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Fat Tire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Beers
Lindley39 added Fat Tire
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Dogfish Head 90 Minute I... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Beers
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Stone Brewing Co. Arroga... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best American Beers
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Anchor Brewery Steam Bee... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Beers
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Stone IPA is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Beers
6.7% alcohol
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Alaskan Amber is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Beers
5% alcohol
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Old Rasputin Russian Imp... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Beers
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Ex... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Beers
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA 7.2
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Deschutes Brewery Black ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Beers
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The Alchemist Heady Topp... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Beers
The Alchemist Heady Topper 8
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Lagunitas IPA India Pale... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Beers
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Rogue Dead Guy Ale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Beers
6.5% alcohol
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Stone Brewing Co. Ruinat... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Beers
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Samuel Adams Boston Ale ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Beers
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Big Sky Brewing Moose Dr... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Beers
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Ballast Point Sulpin IPA... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Beers
Ballast Point Sulpin IPA 7
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Deschutes Brewery Mirror... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Beers
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Anchor Brewery Liberty A... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Beers
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Bear Republic Racer 5 IP... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Beers
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
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New Belgium 1554 Enlight... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Beers
New Belgium 1554 Enlightened Black Ale 5.6
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Founders Harvest Ale is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Beers
Founders Harvest Ale 7.6
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Russian River Supplicati... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Beers
Russian River Supplication 7.75
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Lagunitas Pils is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best American Beers
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Brother Thelonious Belgi... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best American Beers