In what likely surprised exactly zero beer geeks, Hill Farmstead Brewery of Vermont took home the title of the world’s best brewery in 2018, according to RateBeer.com.
Second place went to Russian River Brewing of California, while Boston’s Trillium Brewing Company took third. Again, no surprises there. Nor were there in fourth and fifth place: Cigar City Brewing of Florida, and Treehouse Brewing Company of Massachusetts, respectively.
RateBeer annually releases a list of the top 100 breweries in the world. According to the website, these rankings are based on “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.”
These companies represent the best of around 36,000 breweries listed on RateBeer.
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