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America’s Favourite Craft Beer Announced

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News: June 2017

Russian River Brewing’s double IPA Pliny the Elder has lost its position as America’s favourite craft beer.


After eight years topping a poll of readers of Zymurgy magazine, the beer drops down to second place. Taking over as number one is Two Hearted Ale from Bell’s Brewery in Michigan.

For the poll, members of the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) – which publishes Zymurgy magazine – were able to choose up to twenty of their favourite commercial beers in an online voting system. The full top ten in the poll reads as follows:

1 Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
2 Russian River Pliny the Elder
3 Founders Breakfast Stout
4 Three Floyds Zombie Dust
5 Bell’s Hopslam
6 Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)/The Alchemist Heady Topper (joint)
8 Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA/Sierra Nevada Celebration (joint)
10 Ballast Point Sculpin IPA


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