Ratebeer.com came out with their list of the top 100 breweries in the world for 2018 and Hill Farmstead Brewery in Vermont is the top dog.
According to Ratebeer.com the list was compiled “using five different weighted scales that place an emphasis on reviews of the past year and top performing beers but also includes historical all-around performance, a brewer’s range of performance across styles, and other factors to compare newer and older, larger and smaller brewers under a single method of processing.”
This Best Brewery in the World nomination makes Hill Farmstead Brewery’s fifth time overall, and sixth in the last seven years. Beer dominance.
Massachusetts breweries appear twice in the top 10 with Trillium Brewing Company (No. 3), and Tree House Brewing Company (No. 5).
|1||Hill Farmstead Brewery||Greensboro||Vermont||USA|
|2||Russian River Brewing||Santa Rosa||California||USA|
|3||Trillium Brewing Company||Boston||Massachusetts||USA|
|4||Cigar City Brewing||Tampa||Florida||USA|
|5||Tree House Brewing Company||Charlton||Massachusetts||USA|
|6||AleSmith Brewing Company||San Diego||California||USA|
|7||Three Floyds Brewing Company||Munster||Indiana||USA|
|8||New Glarus Brewing Company||New Glarus||Wisconsin||USA|
|9||Side Project Brewing||Maplewood||Missouri||USA|
|10||Sante Adairius Rustic Ales||Capitola||California||USA|
Maine’s Maine Beer Company out of Freeport landed at the No. 26 spot on the list.
A New Hampshire brewery doesn’t show up until No. 85 with Smuttynose Brewing Company out of Hampton. And that’s it for the Granite State.