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2012 Top Ten American Brown Ales in the United States

This Top Ten List of  American Brown Ale is from the results of the 2012 U.S. Open Beer Championship, Great American Beer Festival, and the World Beer Cup.

1. Fresh Sticky Nugs - Sweetwater Brewing, Atlanta, GA
2. Savannah Brown - Coastal Empire Brewing, Savannah, GA
3. 10W30 Brown Ale - Neustadt Brewing, Newstadt Spring, Ontario
4. Flashback India Brown Ale - Boulder Beer Company, Boulder, CO
5. Great American Brown, Pizza Port Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA
6. Redrock Nut Brown Ale, Redrock Brewing Co., Salt Lake City, UT
7. Brave American, American Brewing Co., Edmonds, WA
8. Face Down Brown, Telluride Brewing Co., Telluride, CO
9. Uptown Brown, Galena Brewing Co., Galena, IL
10. Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company, Portsmouth, NH


Fresh Sticky Nugs by Sweetwater Brewing

American Brown Ale

American brown ales range from deep copper to brown in color. Roasted malt caramel-like and chocolate-like characters should be of medium intensity in both flavor and aroma American brown ales have an evident hop aroma, medium to high hop bitterness, low to medium hop flavor and a medium body. Estery and fruity-ester characters should be subdued; diacetyl should not be perceived. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures.
OG: 1.040-1.060
FG: 1.010-1.018
Alcohol by Weight: 3.3-5.0%
IBU: 25-45
Color SRM: 15-26


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