The American Homebrewers Association (See: Why you should be a member of the AHA! | AHA Membership Deals) has announced the results of their annual poll of Zymurgy Magazine readers to determine the Best Beers in America.
Russian River’s Pliny the Elder held the top spot for 8 consecutive years. Last year, it was unseated from the number one spot by Bell’s Two Hearted Ale. #1 and #2 beers are repeats for last years poll.
Top 13 Beers [Along with some clone options]…
- 1. Bell’s Two Hearted Ale* – Bell’s now offers homebrew kits for Two Hearted! This is a direct from the brewery recipe!
- 2. Russian River Pliny the Elder* – MoreBeer’s Pliny the Elder | See: Brewing Pliny – This is a direct from the brewery recipe!
- 3. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale* – Cali Mountain Pale Ale – MoreBeer’s SNPA Clone
- 4. Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)
- 5. The Alchemist Heady Topper* – MoreBeer’s Topped With Hops Heady Topper Clone + two Conan Strains are available – GigaYeast GY054 and Imperial A04 Barbarian
- 6. Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS)
- T7. Founders All Day IPA – Great Fermentation’s Big Little Guy IPA Founders All Day Clone
- T7. Bell’s Hopslam* – Bell’s now offers homebrew kits for Hopslam! This is a direct from the brewery recipe!
- T9. Founders Breakfast Stout – Founders Breakfast Stout Clones at Adventures in Homebrewing
- T9. WeldWerks Juicy Bits*
- 11. Cigar City Jai Alai IPA*
- T12. Tree House Julius*
- T12. Three Floyds Zombie Dust* – Great Fermentation’s Zombie Dust Clone
Note: T indicates a tie, All breweries marked with an asterisk (*) are small and independent craft brewers
Check out the complete list Zymurgy’s 2019 Best Beers in America Results
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