Our list of “The Best Beers and Breweries of 2018” is the result of a combined analysis of the highest rated beers as determined by over 10 million collective beer reviews as reported by the three separate beer rating websites BeerAdvocate, Untappd and RateBeer.

BeerSyndicate’s Top 50 Beers of 2018

1Kentucky Brunch Brand StoutToppling Goliath Brewing Company4.666
2Dark Lord - Marshmallow Handjee3 Floyds Brewing Co.4.63
3Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing4.623
4Zenne y FronteraBrouwerij 3 Fonteinen4.586
5Mornin' DelightToppling Goliath Brewing Company4.576
6Pliny The YoungerRussian River Brewing Company4.573
7Barrel-Aged AbraxasPerennial Artisan Ales4.566
8Barrel Aged Imperial German Chocolate Cupcake StoutAngry Chair Brewing4.543
9Juice MachineTree House Brewing Company4.536
10Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII)Brouwerij Westvleteren4.53
11Heady TopperThe Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center4.526
12Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee (Bourbon-Barrel Aged)AleSmith Brewing Company4.523
13Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS)Founders Brewing Co.4.516
14Very HazyTree House Brewing Company4.516
15Fundamental ObservationBottle Logic Brewing4.515
16AssassinToppling Goliath Brewing Company4.506
17Morning WoodFunky Buddha Brewery4.493
18AaronHill Farmstead Brewery4.49
19Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing Company4.49
20Bourbon County Brand Coffee StoutGoose Island Beer Co.4.486
21WestlySante Adairius Rustic Ales4.482
22King JuliusTree House Brewing Company4.48
23DinnerMaine Beer Company4.48
24Beer Geek Vanilla Shake (Bourbon Edition)Mikkeller ApS4.473
25Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial Stout3 Floyds Brewing Co.4.466
26DoublegangerTree House Brewing Company4.466
27Very GreenTree House Brewing Company4.463
28Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company4.46
29Hunahpu's Imperial StoutCigar City Brewing4.456
30JuliusTree House Brewing Company4.453
31AbnerHill Farmstead Brewery4.45
32Double SunshineLawson's Finest Liquids4.443
33ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.443
34Lorelei - Barrel Aged Extra MapleOmnipollo4.443
35Bell's Bourbon Barrel-Aged Expedition StoutBell's Brewery, Inc.4.44
36King SueToppling Goliath Brewing Company4.44
37Bell's Black Note StoutBell's Brewery, Inc.4.436
38JJJuliusssTree House Brewing Company4.436
39Duck Duck GoozeThe Lost Abbey4.433
40Triple Sunshine IPALawson's Finest Liquids4.433
41Cantillon Fou' FouneBrasserie Cantillon4.43
42HeadroomTrillium Brewing Company4.43
43Bourbon County Brand StoutGoose Island Beer Co.4.426
44Cantillon Lou Pepe - KriekBrasserie Cantillon4.426
45Last Buffalo in the ParkFunky Buddha Brewery4.42
46Double GalaxyHill Farmstead Brewery4.42
47Double CitraHill Farmstead Brewery4.416
48Bourbon ParadisePrairie Artisan Ales4.413
49Double Dry Hopped Congress StreetTrillium Brewing Company4.41
50Atrial RubiciteJester King Brewery4.41

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