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Beer Features and Reviews

Beer has been around since the time of the ancient Egyptians, and the centuries since have not diluted its popularity. Brewed from malted barley with other grains, beer is capable of a range of flavors and pairs well with most meals. See our seasonal lists and beer reviews to find some of the best brews from around the world.

Outstanding beers draw crowds to Top of the Hill, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Brewpubs in the U.S.
Top 10 Brewpubs in the U.S.
Brewpubs are a place for friends to gather over good food and great handcrafted beers. Sip a pint or two at one of these Top 10 Brewpubs in the U.S., including picks from beer-soaked cities like Denver and Portland, Oregon.

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Who knew beer and cookies were such a good combination?
Together at Last: Cookies and Beer
Who would think that cookies and beer make a great combo? This book gives you recipes on how to bake cookies using beer, how to best pair beer and cookies and even how to make beer milkshakes!

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Maredsous Tripel is a golden-bodied Belgian triple

Maredsous Tripel Abbey Beer
This beer packs a punch with a 10 percent ABV, while delivering a creamy smoothness that hides the high alcohol content. It's a golden-bodied Belgian Triple that has a lingering sweet, malty flavor.

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Coachella Valley Monumentous is brewed with hops from New Zealand and the Pacific Northwest

Coachella Valley Monumentous
Coachella Valley Brewing Company's Gold Medal Winner, Monumentous, is brewed with a wide array of hops from New Zealand and the Pacific Northwest, creating this true West Coast Style Double Rye India Pale Ale.

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Featured Top 10 Lists


New Belgium Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale is a collaboration with Ben & Jerry's
Top 10 Weird Beers
Explore GAYOT's Top 10 Weird Beers for strange but delightful offerings made with wacky add-ins such as bacon, caramel, chili peppers, bull testicles and even yeast cultivated from a brewmaster's beard.

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Selections from Brooklyn Brewery, Mavericks and Brouwerij Rodenbach are all on GAYOT's list of Top 10 Winter Beers
Top 10 Winter Beers
GAYOT's Top 10 Winter Beers list showcases full-bodied picks with rich malt flavors of chocolate, spices and hops that will warm up any cold winter night.

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GAYOT's Top 10 Low-Calorie Beers include ales and lagers in a variety of different styles
Top 10 Low-Calorie Beers
GAYOT's Top 10 List of low-calorie beers showcases bottles with eclectic flavors, no more than 150 calories and an ABV of around 5 percent or less.

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More Top 10 Beer Lists


Top 10 Craft Beers

Top 10 Fall Beers

Top 10 Fruit Beers

Top 10 IPAs

Top 10 Irish Beers

Top 10 Low-Calorie Beers

Top 10 Oktoberfest Beers

Top 10 Sipping Beers

Top 10 Spring Beers

Top 10 Summer Beers

Top 10 Weird Beers

Top 10 Winter Beers


More Featured Beers


Carlsberg's Jacobsen Vintage No. 1

Deschutes Red Chair NWPA

Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Cask

Kona Brewing Co. Wailua Wheat Beer

Maui Brewing Co.

O'Hara's Irish Wheat Beer

Roost Bottle Opener

Beer and Magic

Beer Health Benefits

Brewery Tours of San Diego

Glasi Pilsner Beer Glass

Spiegelau Beer Classics

Connoisseur Kit


Top US Oktoberfest Celebrations


Book Reviews


Ambitious Brew

The Audacity of Hops

Beyond the Pale

The Oxford Companion to Beer

Uncorking the Past



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