Beer has long been the alcoholic beverage of choice in the United States, and craft beer has carved out its own following among the many name brands and large brewers. According to the Brewers Association, there are around 7,450 craft microbreweries across the country making novel, small-batch brews.
With hundreds of craft beer options, there’s truly something for every brew lover to enjoy. So no matter if you’ve already found your favorite brew or are new to the craft beer scene, you should give these popular craft beers a try.
Top 10 Best Craft Beers
We love craft beer because there are so many options and unique flavors to choose from. Remember that this list of top craft beers is completely subjective, so make sure to try those that appeal to you to find your favorite!
1. New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale
This fan-favorite craft beer is a little spicy, a little fruity, and incredibly well balanced with 5.2% ABV. The sweet yet herbal amber ale is not only refreshing (and pairs great with barbecued foods), but has also been dubbed “America’s first Carbon Neutral certified beer.”
2. Allagash White Belgian-Style Wheat Beer
This craft beer hails from Allagash Brewing Company in Portland, ME. The brewery’s award-winning interpretation of a classic Belgian-style wheat beer is brewed with oats, malted wheat, and raw wheat. The addition of spices and Curaçao orange peel make for a complex yet refreshing drink with 5.2% ABV.
3. Lamplight Rabbit Rabbit Double IPA
IPA lovers will enjoy this dangerously drinkable double dry-hopped craft brew. Described by the brewery as a “juice bomb,” you will taste the bold flavors of mango, melon, and ripe pineapple in this invigorating IPA that boasts 8.5% ABV.
4. Mighty Squirrel French Macaron Stout
Seeking something a little sweeter? This stout will transport you to the streets of Paris with one sip. This toasty and sweet beer has 8% ABV.
5. Narragansett Lager
This award-winning Rhode Island lager is clean, crisp, and refreshing. If you want a reliable lager, this 5% ABV craft beer will deliver a smooth taste each time you enjoy it.
6. Winter Hill Brewing ‘Johnny Juice” NEIPA
Johnny Juice is a true New England Indian Pale Ale brewed in Mass. (but never mass brewed). You can expect a mix of fruit and citrus notes from this 7% ABV craft beer.
7. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
This pale ale is heavy on hops and has unique aromas of pine and citrus. It’s amassed a great following with its 5.6% ABV and clean finish.
8. Medusa Brewing Duchovni Pilsner
This pilsner makes the list because of its dry, quaffable, and liberally hopped taste. With 5.2% ABV, this craft beer has a bit of bite in each sip.
9. Singlecut Inexplicably Used Umlaut Marzen Lager
A seasonal classic has notes of toffee malt and a flawless hop balance. With 6% ABV, this is a true lager with a clean finish.
10. Lawson’s Finest Liquids Little Sip
Rounding out our list is this 6.2% ABV IPA. Though named Little Sip, this craft beer is full of fruit-forward flavor that makes for a deliciously balanced beer.
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