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Friday, July 3, 2015


Zymurgy Magazine’s top ten beers in the nation for 2015 included
San Diego-based Ballast Point, the brewer of  Sculpin IPA.
Looking for a few ideas for summer when it comes to trying a bottle or two of fine American craft beer.  Your search is over.  Noted U.S. beverage magazine Zymurgy has just published its 2015 list of the Best Commercial Beers in America.  Now you can spend less time on research and more time imbibing.  Now that’s news you can use.

Here are the results:

Top-Ranked Beers:
1. Russian River Pliny the Elder     
2. Bell's Two Hearted Ale                
3. Ballast Point Sculpin IPA             
4. Stone Enjoy By IPA                    
5. Founders Breakfast Stout           
6. The Alchemist Heady Topper     
7. Bell's Hopslam Ale                      
8. Three Floyds Zombie Dust          
9. Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA      
10. Firestone Walker Wookey Jack

Top-Ranked Breweries:
1. Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Rosa, Calif.
2. Stone Brewing Co., Escondido, Calif.     
3. Bell's Brewery, Inc., Kalamazoo, Mich.  
4. Founders Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.     
5. Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles, Calif.         
6. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, Calif. and Mills River, N.C.
7. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, Del.          
8. Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma, Calif. and Chicago, Ill.
9. Ballast Point Brewing Company, San Diego, Calif.        
10. Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Ore.

Top-Ranked Beer Portfolios (T indicates Tie):
1. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., 60 beers
2. Stone Brewing Co., 54 beers
3. Bell's Brewery, Inc., 52 beers
4. New Belgium Brewing Company, 47 beers
5. Avery Brewing Company, 39 beers
T6. Goose Island Beer Co., 37 beers
T6. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, 37 beers
T8. Firestone Walker Brewing Company, 35 beers
T8. The Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams), 35 beers
T8. The Bruery, 35 beers

The complete list of Zymurgy’s “Best Beers in America” is available at This was the 13th year that the poll was conducted.

For the results text go to:

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