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Top 25 American Craft Ales and Lagers Ranked by

2013 Ratebeer Top 25 American Craft Beers
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1. Russian River Pliny the Elder - Russian River Brewing(California)   
2. Russian River Pliny the Younger - Russian River Brewing(California)
3. Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company(Michigan)

4. Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - Brandy Barrel Aged - Cigar City Brewing(Florida)
5. Bells Hopslam - Bells Brewery(Michigan)
6. Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Goose Island Beer Company(Illinois)
7. AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company(California)
8. Bells Black Note Stout - Bells Brewery(Michigan)
9. Alchemist Heady Topper - The Alchemist(Vermont)
10. Hill Farmstead Ann - Hill Farmstead Brewery(Vermont)
11. Cigar City Pilot Series Miami Madness - Cigar City Brewing(Florida)
12. Firestone Walker Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.(California)
13. Deschutes The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery(Oregon)
14. Hill Farmstead Abner - Hill Farmstead Brewery(Vermont)
15. Bells Expedition Stout - Bells Brewery(Michigan)
16. Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Company(Indiana)
17. Three Floyds Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing Company(Indiana)
18. Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #5 - Hill Farmstead Brewery(Vermont) -
19. Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout (Bourbon Vanilla Bean) - Three Floyds Brewing(Indiana)
20. Hill Farmstead Everett - Hill Farmstead Brewery(Vermont)
21. Peg’s G.O.O.D. RareR DOS - Peg’s Cantina(Florida)
22. Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company(Michigan)
23. North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout - North Coast Brewing(California)
24. Oskar Blues Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew(Colorado)
25. Surly Darkness - Surly Brewing Company(Minnesota)

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