"What's The Best Brewery?"

It's a question we all hear far too often. To settle this issue once and for all, I've looked at all the beers on my beer lists and ranked the breweries according to their average beer scores. While it's by no means a scientific survey nor a completely objective assessment...well, it's by no means a scientific survey nor a completely objective assessment. You can click on the individual breweries to find my notes and information about the place. If your favorite brewery isn't listed here, it's because I've never tasted any of their beer. Send me some, and I'll be happy to add them to the list!

Average Score # of
beers
Brewery Name Location Services
20.0 points 2 beers Hofbräuhaus Chicago Rosemont, Illinois, United States Bar/Tasting RoomBeer GardenRestaurantRetail ItemsBeer To Go (Off-License)ToursInternet Access
20.0 points 1 beer Brasserie Jeanne D'Arc Ronchin, Hautes-de-France, France Closed
20.0 points 1 beer Brouwerij 't IJ Amsterdam, Netherlands Bar/Tasting RoomBeer GardenRestaurantRetail ItemsBeer To Go (Off-License)Tours
20.0 points 1 beer Brouwerij Girardin Sint-Ulriks-Kapelle, Vlaams Brabant, Belgium Not open to the public (as far as I know)
20.0 points 1 beer Brouwerij Mort Subite Kobbegem, Vlaams Brabant, Belgium Not open to the public (as far as I know)
20.0 points 1 beer Fulton Brewery Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States Bar/Tasting RoomRetail ItemsBeer To Go (Off-License)Tours
20.0 points 1 beer Gueuzerie Tilquin Rebecq-Rognon, Brabant Wallon, Belgium Beer To Go (Off-License)
20.0 points 1 beer Pizza Beer Company Saint Charles, Illinois, United States Not open to the public (as far as I know)
19.5 points 2 beers Michigan Brewing Webberville, Michigan, United States Closed
19.5 points 1 beer Belvoir Brewery Old Dalby, Leicester, United Kingdom Not open to the public (as far as I know)
19.5 points 1 beer Brasserie de Cazeau sprl Templeuve, Hainaut, Belgium Beer To Go (Off-License)
19.5 points 1 beer Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste Bellegem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Tours
19.5 points 1 beer Brouwerij West Palos Verdes Estates, California, United States Not open to the public (as far as I know)
19.5 points 1 beer Destihl Brewery Bloomington, Illinois, United States Not open to the public (as far as I know)
19.5 points 1 beer Flying Monkey Brewing Olathe, Kansas, United States Not open to the public (as far as I know)
19.0 points 4 beers Bryggeriet Ølfabrikken Tisvildeleje, Denmark Closed
19.0 points 4 beers Klosterbrauerei Andechs Andechs, Bayern, Germany Bar/Tasting RoomBeer GardenRestaurant
19.0 points 4 beers Schwertbrauerei Ehingen Ehingen/Donau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Bar/Tasting RoomBeer GardenRestaurantHotel RoomsBeer To Go (Off-License)
19.0 points 3 beers 3 Fonteinen Brouwerij Ambachtelijke Geuzestekerij Beersel, Vlaams Brabant, Belgium Not open to the public (as far as I know)
19.0 points 3 beers Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG Grafenhausen-Rothaus, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Bar/Tasting RoomBeer GardenRestaurantRetail ItemsHotel RoomsTours
19.0 points 3 beers Hirschbrauerei Flözlingen Flözlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Bar/Tasting RoomBeer GardenRestaurantBeer To Go (Off-License)
19.0 points 3 beers Prost Brewing Denver, Colorado, United States Bar/Tasting RoomRestaurant
19.0 points 2 beers 4th Street Brewing Gresham, Oregon, United States Closed
19.0 points 2 beers Rathaus Brauerei Restaurant Luzern, Switzerland Bar/Tasting RoomRestaurant
19.0 points 2 beers Warteck Brauerei and Getränke Basel, Switzerland Closed
19.0 points 1 beer Ölvisholt Brugghús Selfoss, Iceland Not open to the public (as far as I know)
19.0 points 1 beer Brauerei Clemens Härle KG Leutkirch im Allgäu, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Beer To Go (Off-License)Tours
19.0 points 1 beer Brauerei Ferd. Schumacher GmbH & Co. KG Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Bar/Tasting RoomBeer GardenRestaurantRetail ItemsBeer To Go (Off-License)
19.0 points 1 beer Brauhaus Sion Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany No longer brewing
19.0 points 1 beer Castle Springs Brewery Moultonborough, New Hampshire, United States Closed
19.0 points 1 beer Commonwealth Brewing #1 Boston, Massachusetts, United States Closed
19.0 points 1 beer Eske's Brew Pub and Restaurant Taos, New Mexico, United States Bar/Tasting RoomRestaurant
19.0 points 1 beer Ipswich Brewing Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States Closed
19.0 points 1 beer Karl Strauss Brewing Company San Diego, California, United States Not open to the public (as far as I know)
19.0 points 1 beer Klosterbrauerei Scheyern Scheyern, Bayern, Germany Bar/Tasting RoomBeer GardenRestaurantRetail ItemsHotel RoomsBeer To Go (Off-License)
19.0 points 1 beer Rockyard Brewing Castle Rock, Colorado, United States Bar/Tasting RoomRestaurantRetail ItemsBeer To Go (Off-License)ToursInternet Access
19.0 points 1 beer Schwarzer Adler Eichhorn Brauerei Hallstadt, Bayern, Germany Bar/Tasting RoomRestaurant
19.0 points 1 beer Ukiah Brewing Company & Restaurant Ukiah, California, United States Bar/Tasting RoomRestaurant
19.0 points 1 beer Vetter's Alt-Heidelberger Brauhaus GmbH Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Bar/Tasting RoomBeer GardenRestaurantRetail ItemsBeer To Go (Off-License)
18.8 points 6 beers Simmerberg Bräustätt und Taferne Simmerberg, Bayern, Germany Bar/Tasting RoomRestaurantBeer To Go (Off-License)
18.8 points 2 beers Beer Here København, Denmark Not open to the public (as far as I know)
18.8 points 2 beers Brauerei S.Riegele Inh. Riegele KG Augsburg, Bayern, Germany Bar/Tasting RoomBeer GardenRestaurantTours
18.8 points 2 beers Hofbräuhaus Traunstein Josef Sailer KG Traunstein, Bayern, Germany Not open to the public (as far as I know)
18.8 points 2 beers McGuire's Irish Pub and Brewery — Pensacola Pensacola, Florida, United States Bar/Tasting RoomRestaurant
18.8 points 2 beers Roots Organic Brewing Portland, Oregon, United States Closed
18.7 points 6 beers Brouwerij Malheur Buggenhout, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium Not open to the public (as far as I know)
18.7 points 3 beers Adler Brauerei Gebhard Föhr Ehingen/Donau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Closed
18.6 points 12 beers Schlenkerla "Heller-Bräu" Trum KG Bamberg, Bayern, Germany Bar/Tasting RoomRestaurantBeer To Go (Off-License)
18.5 points 5 beers Klosterbrauerei Weissenohe GmbH & Co. KG Weißenohe, Bayern, Germany Bar/Tasting RoomRestaurantBeer To Go (Off-License)
18.5 points 3 beers Brauerei, Brennerei und Gasthaus Grasser Königsfeld, Bayern, Germany Bar/Tasting RoomBeer GardenRestaurantHotel Rooms
18.5 points 2 beers Žatecký Pivovar Žatec, Czech Republic Beer To Go (Off-License)
18.5 points 2 beers Brauerei Ganter GmbH & Co. KG Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Tours
18.5 points 2 beers Charles Wells Ltd Bedford, Bedford, United Kingdom Not open to the public (as far as I know)
18.5 points 2 beers Crooked Stave Brewery and Taproom Denver, Colorado, United States Bar/Tasting Room
18.5 points 2 beers Emerson Brewing Dunedin, New Zealand Not open to the public (as far as I know)
18.5 points 2 beers Epic Beer Auckland, New Zealand Not open to the public (as far as I know)
18.5 points 2 beers Privater Brauereigasthof Greifen