Rate Beer, a forum where craft beer lovers, um, rate beer, has released its list of top rated beers for 2013, categorized by state. The site also ranks each state’s top brewer as well as the best new brewers, all based on the scores that forum users give each beer considered. The majority of Top Beer and Top Brewery categories were carried by the usual suspects (Three Floyds, Cigar City, Terrapin, Dogfish, Surly, Smuttynose, Jester King…), but some of the country’s hottest beer states were split.
In Vermont, the Alchemist took Top Rated Beer with Heady Topper, but Hill Farmstead took Top Rated Brewery. Deschutes The Abyss took Top Rated Beer for Oregon, while Hair of the Dog took Top Brewery.
See the full list at Rate Beer and see if your favorite breweries made the cut. In February, Rate Beer will release their Best Beers In the World results.