1 December 2014 - Best Beer HQ

The 100 best beers in the world (or just the ones that are available in America)

The 100 best beers in the world (or just the ones that are available in America)

Yet another list of the so-called “best beers in the world”…

American men’s lifestyle magazine Men’s Journal has named what it considers the 100 best beers in the world (2014). However, to ensure that its readers could actually go out and try these betters themselves, the magazine limited the list only to beers that are sold in the United States of America.

Well, then it’s not really a list of the “100 best beers in the world”, is it? Last time we checked, the definition of “world” was all the countries and not just America.

Anyhow, to compile its comprehensive list of 100 beers, the magazine enlisted the help of a team of experts, including beer writers Joshua Bernstein and Matt Allyn, and at least a dozen domestic brewers and brew bar owners from as far afield as Chicago, Oregon, San Francisco and New York.

In other words, even Men’s Journal’s panel of beer experts are far from representative of much of the world. Still, it is pleasing to see that a large number of international beers have made the list

Here’s their complete list of the 100 best beers in the world (or just the best beers available in America – because we can’t stress that enough):

  1. Devils Backbone Schwartz Bier
  2. 32/50 Kolsch
  3. Rochefort 8
  4. Black Butte Porter
  5. Le Freak
  6. Achel Extra Bruin
  7. Saison Dupont
  8. Poperings Hommel Bier
  9. Duvel
  10. Rockmill Cask Aged Tripel
  11. Arthur
  12. Gumballhead
  13. Widmer Hefeweizen
  14. Fortunate Islands
  15. Bernardus Witbier
  16. Session Black Lager
  17. Bender
  18. Ommegang Witte
  19. Schneider Weisse Original
  20. Dancing Man Wheat
  21. Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel
  22. Altbairisch Dunkel
  23. Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter
  24. Sweet Baby Jesus
  25. Bourbon County Brand Stout
  26. Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout
  27. Death and Taxes Black Beer
  28. The Kaiser
  29. Monschoff Schwarzbier
  30. Rauchbier Marzen
  31. Reserve Wheat Ale
  32. The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose
  33. La Folie
  34. Tilquin Oude Gueuze
  35. Cantillon Kriek
  36. Red Poppy Ale
  37. Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse
  38. Westvleteren 12
  39. Allagash Dubbel
  40. Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
  41. Devotion Ale
  42. Saison Rue
  43. Westmalle Tripel
  44. Funkwerks Saison
  45. Orval
  46. Oerbier Special Reserva
  47. Golden Gate Gose
  48. Stillwater Gose Gone Wild
  49. Seizoen Bretta
  50. Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
  51. Surette Provision Saison
  52. Serenity
  53. Anchor Porter
  54. Board Meeting
  55. Upslope Brown Ale
  56. Odell IPA
  57. Wookey Jack
  58. Lagunitas Sucks
  59. Enjoy By IPA
  60. The Substance
  61. Two Hearted Ale
  62. Blind Pig IPA
  63. Sculpin IPA
  64. Rhinegeist Truth
  65. Fred
  66. Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale
  67. Deranger Imperial Red Ale
  68. Yeti Imperial Stout
  69. Left Hand Milk Stout
  70. Kentucky Breakfast Stout
  71. Pecan Porter
  72. Harvest Ale
  73. Dirty Bastard
  74. Mother of All Storms
  75. Old Numbskull
  76. Arrogant Bastard
  77. Pallet Jack IPA
  78. Breakside IPA
  79. Everett
  80. Morimoto Imperial Pils
  81. Ramstein Maibock
  82. Devil’s Backbone Vienna Lager
  83. Chuckanut Pilsner
  84. Jack’s Abby Hoponius Union
  85. Pivo Hoppy Pils
  86. Prost Pils
  87. Pilsner Urquell
  88. Heady Topper
  89. DayTime
  90. Landlord
  91. Boat Beer
  92. Fuller’s ESB
  93. Freigeist Ottekolong
  94. Bikini Beer
  95. Maine Beer Company MO
  96. Daisy Cutter
  97. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
  98. Extra Pale Ale
  99. Osiris Pale Ale
  100. Krankshaft Kölsch

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