Zymurgy’s Best Beers and Breweries in 2015

The American Homebrewers Association, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting homebrewer’s community, asks Zymurgy magazine readers to create a list of their 20 favourite beers that are commercially available in the United States.

This very traditional magazine, a leading light for amateur brewers in North America for 27 years,

compiles the results and provide the world with the Top Ranked beers and Best Breweries lists.
The beer considered the best one in 2015 is Russian River’s Pliny the Elder. The brewery was elected the best brewery of the year.

The second beer in the list was Bell’s Two Hearted Ale and Ballast Point Sculpin IPA was considered the third best one.
Stone Brewing Co. was considered the second best brewery, followed by Bell’s Brewery.

Here is the full list:


1. Russian River Pliny the Elder
2. Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
3. Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
4. Stone Enjoy By IPA
5. Founders Breakfast Stout
6. The Alchemist Heady Topper
7. Bell’s Hopslam Ale
8. Three Floyds Zombie Dust
9. Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA 
10. Firestone Walker Wookey Jack
11. Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
T12. Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro
T12. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
T12. Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
15. Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
16. Russian River Blind Pig I.P.A.
T17. Arrogant Bastard Ale
T17. Founders KBS
T19. Russian River Consecration
T19. Russian River Supplication
21. Deschutes Black Butte Porter
T22. Firestone Walker Parabola
T22. Firestone Walker Union Jack
T24. Firestone Walker Double Jack
T24. Odell IPA
T24. Tröegs Nugget Nectar
27. Founders All Day IPA
T28. Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA
T28. Sierra Nevada Celebration
30. Lagunitas IPA
31. North Coast Old Rasputin
32. Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’
T33. Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin
T33. Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
35. Surly Furious
36. Stone Ruination IPA
37. Deschutes The Abyss
38. Green Flash West Coast IPA 
39. Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
40. Cigar City Jai Alai
T41. Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
T41. New Belgium La Folie
43. Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale
44. Founders Backwoods Bastard
T45. Victory DirtWolf Double IPA
T45. Fat Head’s Head Hunter
T45. Lagunitas Sucks
T45. Stone IPA
T49. Odell Myrcenary
T49. Russian River Pliny the Younger
T49. Ballast Point Victory at Sea



1. Russian River Brewing Co.
2. Stone Brewing Co.
3. Bell’s Brewery, Inc.
4. Founders Brewing Co.
5. Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
6. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
7. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
8. Lagunitas Brewing Co.
9. Ballast Point Brewing
10. Deschutes Brewery
11.  New Belgium Brewing
12.  Avery Brewing Co.
13.  Odell Brewing Co.
14.  Three Floyds Brewing Co.
15.  Oskar Blues Brewery
16.  Goose Island Beer Co.
17.  New Glarus Brewing Co.
18.  Surly Brewing Co.
19.  Tröegs Brewing Co.
20.  The Bruery
21.  Green Flash Brewing Co.
22. The Boston Beer Co.
T23. Great Divide Brewing Co.
T23. Cigar City Brewing
T25. Victory Brewing Co.



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