Once a year Zymurgy magazine readers are asked to select their 20 favorite beers commercially available in the United States. For the seventh time in a row, Russian River Brewing Company’s Pliny the Elder has topped the list.
In addition to Pliny the Elder being voted #1, Russian River’s Blind Pig, Consecration and Supplication all made the top 20. Russian River Brewing Company was also voted ‘Best Brewery’.
Co-owner Natalie Cilurzo took to the company’s Facebook page this morning to thank the voters and fans. “Wow! Thank you Zymurgy readers for voting Pliny the Elder the best beer in America for the 7th year in a row! And best brewery, too?! There are so many great beers and breweries in the world, we are truly humbled and honored to have such consistent loyal friends and fans like you. From Vinnie, me, and the RRBC crew, THANK YOU!”
Other local favorite, Lagunitas Brewing Company, had three beers in the top 50. Lagunitas IPA came in at #30, Sumpin’ Sumpin’ at #32 and Lagunitas Sucks at #45. Lagunitas was voted #8 as a brewery.
For other category winners and full details click here.
-Peter Lopez Jr.