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A flight of beers at Aftershock Brewing Co. in Temecula, CA

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.

Featured Top 10 Lists

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA, one of GAYOT's Top 10 IPAs
Top 10 IPAs
The characteristically hoppy India Pale Ale was first developed for British soldiers in South Asia; however, the style has since gained popularity with civilian beer fans worldwide. Take a look at GAYOT's Top 10 IPAs to find classic English ales, inventive American varieties and more.

Take a look at GAYOT's top picks for hop heads

Anderson Valley Brewing Company "The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose," one of GAYOT's Top 10 Fall Beers
Top 10 Fall Beers
Settle in for fall with GAYOT's selection of hearty seasonal favorites. From malty brews to spicy pumpkin ales, these beers are sure to warm you up on a crisp autumn evening.

Check out GAYOT's fall selections!

GAYOT's Top 10 Fruit Beers includes brews made with banana, blueberry, strawberry, apricot, peach, tangerine, black currant and apple
Top 10 Fruit Beers
Both older and newer breweries are throwing all sorts of fruits into their recipes for added flavor, including peaches, bananas, strawberries, tangerines and blueberries.

See if your favorite fruit is on GAYOT's list

Featured Book Review

The Audacity of Hops by Tom Acitelli

The Audacity of Hops
Acitelli's fact-filled narrative takes in the individual stories of influential brewers like Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada and Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head, as well as journalist Michael Jackson and industry leader Charlie Papazian.

Find out why this book is worth reading

Top 10 Beer Lists

Top 10 Craft Beers
Top 10 Fall Beers
Top 10 Fruit Beers
Top 10 Irish Beers
Top 10 IPAs
Top 10 Oktoberfest Beers

Top 10 Sipping Beers
Top 10 Spring Beers
Top 10 Summer Beers
Top 10 Weird Beers
Top 10 Winter Beers

Beer Reviews & Features

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

Beer and Magic
Beer Health Benefits
Brewery Tours of San Diego
Glasi Pilsner Beer Glass
Spiegelau Beer Classics Connoisseur Kit
Top U.S. Oktoberfest Celebrations

Book Reviews

Ambitious Brew
The Audacity of Hops
Beyond the Pale

The Oxford Companion to Beer
Uncorking the Past


India Pale Ale was first developed for British soldiers in South Asia; however, the style has since gained popularity with civilian beer fans.

Although sipping fine Scotch can be an expensive habit, GAYOT's Top 10 Single Malt Scotch Whiskies start at a reasonable $50 a bottle.