The most popular craft breweries in the world in 2019, according to RateBeer’s users

Each year, consumer comparison site RateBeer tallies up the most popular independent breweries in the world based on its user reviews.

The ranking is based on ten different weighted scales that place an emphasis on reviews of the past year and top performing beers, but also includes historical all-around performance, a brewer’s range of performance across styles, and other factors to compare newer and older, larger and smaller brewers.

It’s worth noting that this year’s top 10 is made up exclusively of breweries in the USA. Brewers like Cloudwater, Mikkeler and Omnipolo have all fallen in the rankings.

“Some of our core contributors dedicate time and attention to reviewing that is unusual for a beer judge — about ten minutes per beer,’” said Joe Tucker, RateBeer’s founder.

Click through to see the breweries that made it into the top 10 this year.

5 Responses to “The most popular craft breweries in the world in 2019, according to RateBeer’s users”

  1. Peter says:

    Don’t you mean the 10 most popular craft beers in the USA, or is the USA “the world”? (lack of upper case intentional).

    • Craig says:

      It specifically mentions that the top ten are all from the USA this year. In fact, it even points out that this is “worth noting,” which suggests that it is not the status quo. Read the article before you comment, troll.

  2. John says:

    It’s fair enough because they say “most popular” rather than “best”, and if the majority of your user base is American then you will have American breweries being heavily represented. This does highlight a limitation of the RateBeer system, although there’s nothing they can do to change that.

  3. Ian Hall says:

    they could build in a weighting factor ,e.g.. based on countries population

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