The 15th annual Best Beers in America survey conducted by Zymurgy magazine was released earlier this month.
The new ranking ended the eight-year reign of Russian River Brewing Company’s double IPA Pliny the Elder as the best beer in America. Pliny the Elder dethroned Dogfish Head’s 90 Minute IPA in the 2009 best beer ranking.
This poll was conducted of readers of Zymurgy, a publication of Boulder, Colorado-based American Homebrewers Association. The resulting list includes 50 of the best beers sold in America. They include extremely rare and more commercially available beers; brews with a drinkable, low alcohol content, and beers with such a high ABV they might as well be liquor.